RMI places priority on training
Apr 16, 2024 Buzz

RMI places priority on training

In today's rapidly evolving landscape, staying abreast of new developments and emerging trends is paramount for professionals across all industries. As technologies advance, market dynamics shift, and best practices evolve making continuous learning…
South Africa is between decline and renewal
Apr 16, 2024 Buzz

South Africa is between decline and renewal

Sean McLaughlin has worked in market intelligence on Latin America and Spain between 2016 and 2020. He wrote extensively on the issue of Northern Ireland in the EU-UK Brexit negotiations for think tank VoteWatch Europe. Since 2021, he has been…
Alfa Romeo: Milano Name is not OK? “Alfa Romeo Junior” then!
Apr 16, 2024 Buzz

Alfa Romeo: Milano Name is not OK? “Alfa Romeo Junior” then!

During one of the most important weeks for Alfa Romeo’s future, an Italian government official declared that the use of the name “Milano” – chosen by the Brand for its recently unveiled new compact sports car – is banned by law. The name “Milano,” a…
NEASA Skills Training: Training May 2024
Apr 15, 2024 Buzz

NEASA Skills Training: Training May 2024

NEASA is offering skills training by accredited training providers in the following disciplines: Occupational Health and Safety - R1 050.00 excl. VAT Firefighting - R860.00 excl. VAT First Aid - R1 100.00 excl. VAT The training will be conducted in…
naamsa issues an erratum on March 2024 new vehicle stats
Apr 12, 2024 Buzz

naamsa issues an erratum on March 2024 new vehicle stats

The Automotive Business Council wishes to issue an official erratum for the published new vehicle sales statistics reported on Monday, April 02, 2024. After an extensive analysis of all data harvested, processed, and distributed, it became clear…
Roadshow Antiques and the Fallacy of Marx
Apr 12, 2024 Buzz

Roadshow Antiques and the Fallacy of Marx

If you pay attention to what is happening, you can learn some basic principles of economics. This makes sense, when you realise that economics is about a theory of human action. What motivates people? How do they choose between competing choices?…
50K not out for Suzuki Auto South Africa
Apr 11, 2024 Buzz

50K not out for Suzuki Auto South Africa

Suzuki Auto South Africa has broken through the 50 000 barrier for the first time in its history. The brand this week received its final sales figures for the financial year from April 2023 to March 2024. It shows that 51 969 new Suzuki models were…
All laws are not equal
Apr 11, 2024 Buzz

All laws are not equal

By Vivienne Vermaak an award-winning investigative journalist, director and writer. This article is part of the Free Market Foundation’s opinion pieces. A traffic cop stopped me for not wearing a seatbelt recently. I offered him R50 and thanked him…
THE TIRE COLOGNE 2024 – Trends and new products
Apr 10, 2024 Buzz

THE TIRE COLOGNE 2024 – Trends and new products

From 4 to 6 June 2024, THE TIRE COLOGNE presents the most important trends of the tyre and wheel industry. The international tyre industry will then once again present its new products in the Cologne exhibition halls. Whether tyre design, recycling,…
Are entrepreneurs born or made?
Apr 10, 2024 Buzz

Are entrepreneurs born or made?

Many people who have business ideas feel in some way that they are not ready to take the plunge, and one of the most convenient excuses is that they feel that they “are not entrepreneurs”. But this doesn’t take away the business idea smouldering at…
Training Designed Just for You
Apr 10, 2024 Buzz

Training Designed Just for You

AAPEX’s Joe’s Garage Online is back! We’re here to equip you with the industry-focused training you need to excel in your career and business. We’re thrilled to announce another year of our FREE webinar training series. Packed with more tools, tips,…
Parties must think harder about crime
Apr 08, 2024 Buzz

Parties must think harder about crime

Crime seeps into every aspect of South African society. Violent crime takes lives, sexual assault destroys them. Gangsterism imposes a brutal dictatorship on swathes of our society, sapping the lifeblood of commerce and innocence from our…
Minimum wage turns job seekers into potential criminals
Apr 08, 2024 Buzz

Minimum wage turns job seekers into potential criminals

Raising the minimum wage may seem like a way to help alleviate the plight of working South Africans, but all it really accomplishes is pricing more and more people out of the job market. The 2024/25 financial year will see an 8.5% rise in the…
Williams Hunt The Glen expands Stellantis brand line-up
Apr 08, 2024 Buzz

Williams Hunt The Glen expands Stellantis brand line-up

Stellantis continues its drive to make brands easily accessible to customers through its multifranchise dealer network with an exciting new Williams Hunt The Glen facility for the Opel, Citroën, Peugeot, Jeep® and FIAT brands. The new facility in…
Toyota is game-ready for Comic Con’s return to Cape Town
Apr 04, 2024 Buzz

Toyota is game-ready for Comic Con’s return to Cape Town

Toyota South Africa Motors can’t wait to unleash all the esports action and prizes they have in store for Comic Con Cape Town 2024, as the partnership enters its second year, running from Saturday, 27 April to Wednesday, 1 May 2024. Get ready for…
Toyota continues to shine in a depressed market
Apr 04, 2024 Buzz

Toyota continues to shine in a depressed market

South Africa's auto sales dropped 15,9% in March from a year earlier, industry data showed, marking the eighth consecutive monthly fall. Prolonged unfavourable trading conditions arising from escalating fuel costs, elevated interest rates as well as…
Always Moving: Engen launches new B2B brand positioning
Apr 04, 2024 Buzz

Always Moving: Engen launches new B2B brand positioning

Engen, a leading energy and solutions partner committed to enriching lives for a sustainable future, has launched its new business-to-business (B2B) brand positioning to solidify the company as the premier energy solutions provider to its commercial…
Cultivating the market for green flooring solutions
Apr 04, 2024 Buzz

Cultivating the market for green flooring solutions

Mathe Group’s Hammarsdale facility, which recycles approximately 1 000 radial truck tyres per day to produce 45 tons of rubber crumb, is a pivotal export hub. Although many of its products are distributed internationally, the innovative rubber…
Celebrating 64 years of Wingate Motors
Apr 04, 2024 Buzz

Celebrating 64 years of Wingate Motors

Looking and Moving Forward It is an increcible milestone to be able to celebrate our 64th year in the Motor Industry and our first year in our new location. As you might know, Wingate in Jeppe sadly fell victim to the looting that rattled our…
March sales shock for new vehicles
Apr 03, 2024 Buzz

March sales shock for new vehicles

New vehicle sales seemingly plummeted in March compared to the same month last year. But two major factors conspired against the numbers, according to WesBank. Figures released by naamsa | the Automotive Business Council saw the March new vehicle…
Budget-friendly business brilliance
Apr 03, 2024 Buzz

Budget-friendly business brilliance

Top insurance tips for achieving success on a shoestring budget The prolonged effects of the economic downturn in South Africa has placed many small businesses under undue strain. The current cost-of-living crisis has cut into consumer spend and the…
Westvaal Motor Group Menlyn welcomes Jeep® and FIAT brands
Apr 03, 2024 Buzz

Westvaal Motor Group Menlyn welcomes Jeep® and FIAT brands

Stellantis continues its drive to make brands easily accessible to customers through its multifranchise dealer network with an exciting expansion of Westvaal Motor Group Menlyn to include the Jeep® and FIAT brands alongside Peugeot, Opel, and…
The demise of the Steel Industry accelerated
Apr 03, 2024 Buzz

The demise of the Steel Industry accelerated

By Gerhard Papenfus AMSA APPLIES FOR MORE STEEL DUTIES Fresh on the heels of the implementation of 10% import duties on certain types of galvanised coil in December 2023, as well as 53.8% anti-dumping duties implemented in February 2024 (now…
Engen is Official Fuel Supplier to Comrades
Mar 30, 2024 Buzz

Engen is Official Fuel Supplier to Comrades

With under 75 days to #Comrades2024 race day, the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) has announced that South Africa’s largest fuel and convenience company, Engen has partnered with the Comrades Marathon as the Official Fuel Supplier this year. CMA…
Hyundai IONIQ 5 N is the 2024 World Performance Car
Mar 30, 2024 Buzz

Hyundai IONIQ 5 N is the 2024 World Performance Car

The Hyundai Motor Company continued its winning streak at the World Car Awards this week with the IONIQ 5 N high-performance electric vehicle (EV) named the 2024 World Performance Car. This is the Hyundai IONIQ 5 lineup’s fourth major World Car…
The EFF pillars are built to crumble​
Mar 30, 2024 Buzz

The EFF pillars are built to crumble​

Since 2013, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) under wannabe despot Julius Malema has had seven so-called non-negotiable pillars. At their core, these pillars are stereotypical, rote policies of an ill-thought national socialist state. In practice,…
Decentralise power, minimise problems
Mar 27, 2024 Buzz

Decentralise power, minimise problems

If we want to minimise the problems facing South African society, then we need to decentralise it and embrace a federal system. That means giving more power to the provinces, districts, municipalities, and local councils. The more localised and…
SAMBRA Industry Awards scheduled for April
Mar 26, 2024 Buzz

SAMBRA Industry Awards scheduled for April

On 18 April 2024, SAMBRA and Lightstone will jointly be hosting the 2023 Annual SAMBRA Awards ceremony at the Bryanston Country Club honouring top vehicle insurers and OEMs, as well as automotive Refinishing brands, for excellence in service…
NADA celebrates Lifetime Achievement at awards evening
Mar 26, 2024 Buzz

NADA celebrates Lifetime Achievement at awards evening

The National Automobile Dealers' Association (NADA) recently held its prestigious MSXi NADA Dealership of the Year Awards, an elegant evening filled with celebration and recognition. The event, sponsored by MSXi and other esteemed partners, saw…
If oil disappeared tomorrow
Mar 25, 2024 Buzz

If oil disappeared tomorrow

If oil disappeared tomorrow, there would be no more jet fuel, gasoline or diesel. Internal combustion engine automobiles, buses, trucks, lorries and coaches would be stranded. Airplanes powered by jet fuel would be grounded. Freight and passenger…
 Brasil Auto Parts sets a record at Automechanika Buenos Aires
Mar 22, 2024 Buzz

Brasil Auto Parts sets a record at Automechanika Buenos Aires

With an unprecedented number of 52 companies, the Brazilian pavilion will showcase a wide variety of products and solutions to the top importers of our auto parts Automechanika Buenos Aires, Argentina’s leading international trade fair for the…
Employing a domestic worker?
Mar 21, 2024 Buzz

Employing a domestic worker?

HERE ARE YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES If you employ a domestic worker (regardless of the hours) you are an employer and therefore legally compelled to register with and contribute to certain funds. 1. Compensation Fund All employers of domestic workers…
Cape 1000 raises R350,000 for charity in a spectacular finish
Mar 21, 2024 Buzz

Cape 1000 raises R350,000 for charity in a spectacular finish

Cape Town, South Africa’s most beautiful drive lived up to expectations. The third edition of the breathtaking Cape 1000 grand touring & regularity rally brought to you by Private Clients by Old Mutual Wealth has wrapped up with resounding success,…
Lexus to present
Mar 20, 2024 Buzz

Lexus to present "Time" at Milan Design Week 2024

Lexus International returns to Milan Design Week in April, exhibiting "Time", a pair of interactive installations featuring new and original work by two leading global designers - both aimed at illuminating the future of human-centred design from…
Industry alert! Metal and Engineering Industry Roadshow
Mar 20, 2024 Buzz

Industry alert! Metal and Engineering Industry Roadshow

The national negotiations for the Metal and Engineering Sector are to commence towards the end of March 2024. A series of mandating sessions will be held across South Africa, during which NEASA will brief employers on the current state of the…
Toyota Corolla Cross up for grabs in Comrades Win-A-Car Draw
Mar 19, 2024 Buzz

Toyota Corolla Cross up for grabs in Comrades Win-A-Car Draw

With just over 90 days to go to the 97th Comrades Marathon, the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA), in conjunction with long-standing sponsor, Toyota South Africa Motors, has announced the details around its 2024 Comrades Toyota Win-A-Car…
Volkswagen AutoPavilion marks 20 years of celebrating heritage
Mar 19, 2024 Buzz

Volkswagen AutoPavilion marks 20 years of celebrating heritage

In March 2004, the Volkswagen Group Africa plant in Kariega opened the doors to its own heritage centre for the first time. The VW AutoPavilion, which was built following a R13-million investment, was established with the ultimate aim of giving a…
Affordability key to consumer spending in SA
Mar 18, 2024 Buzz

Affordability key to consumer spending in SA

Could (more) manufacture of affordable vehicles help lift the country’s automotive sector? Affordability was a key factor driving consumer behaviour in South Africa, and it affected the auto industry as much as any other, Paul-Roux de Kock, Chief…
TEPA champions training to upskill tyre retail sector 
Mar 18, 2024 Buzz

TEPA champions training to upskill tyre retail sector 

According to Census 2022, 18,5 million adults in South Africa did not complete their secondary schooling, which means they do not have a matric certificate. This is a significant barrier to tertiary education, notes Angie Frederic, TEPA (Tyre,…
Teaser Trail to Easter Jeep® Safari 2024 - Trail Marker 3
Mar 18, 2024 Buzz

Teaser Trail to Easter Jeep® Safari 2024 - Trail Marker 3

The Jeep® Performance Parts (JPP) by Mopar design team returns to the annual Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah, March 23-31, 2024. Two new, one-of-a-kind, rock-crawling, terrain-traversing concept vehicles will take four-wheeling to the next level on…
SA well on the road to overcriminalisation, new FMF index finds
Mar 15, 2024 Buzz

SA well on the road to overcriminalisation, new FMF index finds

The Free Market Foundation (FMF)’s Section 12 Initiative today launched its Criminalisation Index, which will in time comprehensively quantify the extent of criminalisation that exists in South Africa’s statutory, regulatory, and judicial law. The…
Watch Now: Tim Tebow’s Mission-Possible Life Message
Mar 14, 2024 Buzz

Watch Now: Tim Tebow’s Mission-Possible Life Message

Are you showing up to be your best? Dive into the mind of world-renowned athlete, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, Tim Tebow, in new, exclusive footage from the 2023 SEMA Show! In this captivating video, you’ll get inspired to be your best self, as…
NEASA SKILLS: Training April 2024
Mar 13, 2024 Buzz

NEASA SKILLS: Training April 2024

NEASA is offering skills training by accredited training providers in the following disciplines: Occupational Health and Safety - R1 050.00 excl. VAT Firefighting - R860.00 excl. VAT First Aid - R1 100.00 excl. VAT The training will be conducted in…
Toyota and ABSA Cape Epic Partnership Shifts Up a Gear
Mar 13, 2024 Buzz

Toyota and ABSA Cape Epic Partnership Shifts Up a Gear

As the Official Vehicle Partner, Mixed Category Sponsor and Official Route Partner of the world’s premier mountain bike stage race, Toyota South Africa Motors’ (TSAM) continued partnership with the ABSA Cape Epic signifies our commitment to…
COIDA - Return of Earnings (ROE)
Mar 12, 2024 Buzz

COIDA - Return of Earnings (ROE)

SUBMISSIONS TO COMPENSATION FUND The annual Return of Earnings (ROE) submission to the Compensation Fund opens from 1 April 2024 until 31 May 2024. All employers are urged to timeously submit their ROEs to the Compensation Fund, in order to avoid a…
Steel Industry Alert: Increase in earnings threshold
Mar 12, 2024 Buzz

Steel Industry Alert: Increase in earnings threshold

On 5 March 2024, the Minister of Employment and Labour gazetted a new earnings threshold of R254 371.67 per annum. In terms of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA), all employees earning in excess of the earnings threshold, are excluded…
Toyota Announces 2023 Dealer of the Year Award Winners
Mar 11, 2024 Buzz

Toyota Announces 2023 Dealer of the Year Award Winners

Toyota South Africa Motors showcased the remarkable accomplishments of its esteemed dealer network at the 2023 Dealer of the Year Awards on Friday, 8 March. Held at Sandton Convention Centre, the annual gala event shines a spotlight on the top…
SCRS Quick Tips: Battery Load Test
Mar 08, 2024 Buzz

SCRS Quick Tips: Battery Load Test

You never want a situation where a customer’s battery dies while the vehicle is in your custody, but Mike shares statistics that more than 20% of vehicles that come into the repair facility need a battery when they arrive. The best way to avoid an…
ExportFocus Africa Directory: July - December  2024  Edition
Mar 07, 2024 Buzz

ExportFocus Africa Directory: July - December 2024 Edition

The ExportFocus Africa is Bi - Annual directory that connects companies to African Markets. Africa has been growing at steady rate creating a greater need for foreign companies to reach new businesses. Lucrative Investment potential and Demand, both…
BMW Golf Cup World Final in South Africa supports UNICEF
Mar 07, 2024 Buzz

BMW Golf Cup World Final in South Africa supports UNICEF

Located on the wonderful Garden Route in South Africa, roughly halfway between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, is Fancourt Golf Resort – venue this week for the 33rd BMW Golf Cup World Final. In keeping with the motto for the largest international…
Making it in a man’s world
Mar 07, 2024 Buzz

Making it in a man’s world

Rene Baker is a woman making significant strides in the traditionally male-dominated automotive industry, achieving notable success. Barriers look intimidating until one day somebody shows just how surmountable they are. Rene Baker’s success in the…
Introducing NEASA Payroll Services
Mar 07, 2024 Buzz

Introducing NEASA Payroll Services

Employers, in general, are inundated with red tape and administrative issues that they need to attend to, while having to focus on their core operations. Consequently, NEASA is pleased to introduce its payroll services as the newest product offering…
SA’s youth won’t thrive without good policies
Mar 07, 2024 Buzz

SA’s youth won’t thrive without good policies

SA could benefit dramatically from shifts in global demographics, if only we adopted the right policies and supported the correct institutions to harness our youthful population and material resources. Unfortunately, we live under a regime that not…
MEIBC: Increases in administration and dispute levies
Mar 07, 2024 Buzz

MEIBC: Increases in administration and dispute levies

The MEIBC Administrative– and Dispute levies agreements stipulate that the levies payable by employers and employees to the MEIBC will increase annually by CPI, as recorded by StatsSA, for December of the preceding year. Accordingly, the new…
Volkswagen opens new dealership in Mthatha
Mar 07, 2024 Buzz

Volkswagen opens new dealership in Mthatha

In an effort to offer personalised, professional, and premium service to customers the NTT Motor Group has opened a Volkswagen dealership in Mthatha. Volkswagen has a total of 113 dealerships across South Africa. “Our vision is to be South Africa’s…
Triton and Xforce win iF DESIGN AWARD 2024
Mar 07, 2024 Buzz

Triton and Xforce win iF DESIGN AWARD 2024

The all-new Triton and the all-new Xforce compact SUV have won the iF DESIGN AWARD 2024 in the product design discipline. Mitsubishi Motors offers fulfilling mobility lifestyles that awaken the adventurous spirit of drivers and provide excitement…
Suzuki starts March with a bang
Mar 07, 2024 Buzz

Suzuki starts March with a bang

The month of March started with a bang for Suzuki Auto South Africa. On this first day of the month Suzuki celebrated the news that it has again won all three categories in which it was nominated in the Cars.co.za Consumer Awards, sponsored by Absa.…
Toyota Launches a new accessories programme in South Africa
Mar 07, 2024 Buzz

Toyota Launches a new accessories programme in South Africa

Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) is proud of its rich sales and manufacturing heritage spanning more than six decades in the country. However, the Japanese-founded company has evolved to be more than just an automotive brand in the past few years,…
GWM Awards Top Dealers
Mar 07, 2024 Buzz

GWM Awards Top Dealers

GWM South Africa celebrated the growth and performance of its dealer network at its 2023/24 Dealer of the Year Awards, held recently in Johannesburg. The gala event saw dealers from across Southern Africa being called to the podium to receive one of…
Collaboration and Lead Generation in franchising
Mar 07, 2024 Buzz

Collaboration and Lead Generation in franchising

VISIT THE FRANCHISE DIRECTORY FOR FRANCHISE OPPORTUNITIES - CLICK HERE 20 March - Virtual Networking 11:00 am - 12:30 pm Our guest speaker for the next virtual event is Frans van Der Colff, Executive Fellow and Associate Professor of Practice and…
POPIA regulator clamps down on marketing practices
Mar 06, 2024 Buzz

POPIA regulator clamps down on marketing practices

The Information Regulator has issued its first enforcement notice against a company for breaching the conditions of lawful processing of personal information, by virtue of direct marketing. Employers and businesses should heed this action of the…
Suzuki, Griquas Rugby join forces
Mar 05, 2024 Buzz

Suzuki, Griquas Rugby join forces

Suzuki fans will soon see the famous S-badge on an entirely new product: a rugby jersey! Suzuki Auto South Africa is the new naming sponsor of the legendary Griqualand West Rugby Union (GWRU), home of the Griquas. The agreement between these two…
COIDA - Return of Earnings (ROE)
Mar 05, 2024 Buzz

COIDA - Return of Earnings (ROE)

SUBMISSIONS TO COMPENSATION FUND Dear employer The annual Return of Earnings (ROE) submission to the Compensation Fund opens from 1 April 2024 until 31 May 2024. All employers are urged to timeously submit their ROEs to the Compensation Fund, in…
New vehicle sales idle
Mar 04, 2024 Buzz

New vehicle sales idle

If January sales had started with the choke on; February sales appear to have settled into a smoother idle. Although still down 0,9% year-on-year, second month sales were significantly improved over January in volume terms, providing some hope for…
Toyota/Lexus Scores Big at Cars.co.za Consumer Awards
Mar 04, 2024 Buzz

Toyota/Lexus Scores Big at Cars.co.za Consumer Awards

Toyota and its luxury arm Lexus amassed an impressive score of 88.3%, convincingly walking away with the #CarsAwards Brand of the Year trophy. Unlike product categories, which are decided by a combination of judges’ scores and consumer data, the…
Bleak outlook for fuel prices in March
Mar 01, 2024 Buzz

Bleak outlook for fuel prices in March

Unaudited data from the Central Energy Fund (CEF) is indicating yet another significant increase in the price of both grades of petrol, diesel, and illuminating paraffin in March, according to the Automobile Association (AA) which has reviewed the…
Volkswagen Group Africa unveils new airbag deployment centre
Mar 01, 2024 Buzz

Volkswagen Group Africa unveils new airbag deployment centre

Following an investment of R20-million and construction of nearly two years, Volkswagen Group Africa officially opened its new airbag deployment centre on Wednesday 28 February. The new facility, based at the company’s B Plant in Kariega, will boost…
Government failing to involve public in law-drafting process
Feb 29, 2024 Buzz

Government failing to involve public in law-drafting process

Draft parliamentary bills are frequently not published for public comment, though they can and should be. The possibility of publication of a draft law in the Government Gazette for comment exists when a legislative bill is to be introduced in a…
Our Ford Story: The Boswell Family and their passion for Ford
Feb 28, 2024 Buzz

Our Ford Story: The Boswell Family and their passion for Ford

We are thrilled to share the newest video in Ford SA's 'Our Ford Stories' series, coinciding with Ford South Africa's centenary celebrations. This video features the Boswell family, based in Gqeberha, and their remarkable journey with Ford South…
Join The Rand Show SMME Summit
Feb 28, 2024 Buzz

Join The Rand Show SMME Summit

Following the incredible success of the inaugural 2023 SMME Summit at The Rand Show, South Africa’s ultimate consumer exhibition, this year’s Summit is taking things to a whole new level. “Throughout our history, The Rand Show has always helped to…
The countdown to TyreXpo ASIA 2024 begins!
Feb 28, 2024 Buzz

The countdown to TyreXpo ASIA 2024 begins!

It is now under three months before the TyreXpo Asia Show will be staged in Bangkok for the very first time, in Hall 98 at the Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITEC) from 15th to 17th May. Asia is regarded as being at the forefront…
Afrika Odyssey - update on the Kingsley Holgate Expedition 
Feb 27, 2024 Buzz

Afrika Odyssey - update on the Kingsley Holgate Expedition 

Legendary South Africa-based explorer Kingsley Holgate and his team are two-thirds of the way through their 41st humanitarian and geographic expedition which began in June 2023, and are now gearing up to reach some of the wildest and most isolated…
FIAT’s New Global Game
Feb 26, 2024 Buzz

FIAT’s New Global Game

In a constantly changing global mobility market, there are those who dream about a better future and those who take concrete steps towards a more sustainable and responsible tomorrow. FIAT has proved that the future is already here with the…
The glaring fallacy of affirmative action policies
Feb 26, 2024 Buzz

The glaring fallacy of affirmative action policies

Temba A Nolutshungu is a director of the Free Market Foundation. Affirmative action policies, euphemistically referred to as broad-based black economic empowerment in the SA context, have proved inherently counterproductive everywhere in the world.…
Can we address real crime in an overcriminalised society?
Feb 23, 2024 Buzz

Can we address real crime in an overcriminalised society?

South Africa is a country so beleaguered by out-of-control violent crime that in some cases it even makes active warzones look peaceful by comparison. 2024 is an election year, and you would think this scourge is receiving special attention from our…
Informal Workshop Webinar: Initiator Training 20 March 2024
Feb 23, 2024 Buzz

Informal Workshop Webinar: Initiator Training 20 March 2024

NEASA will be conducting an informal workshop webinar to ensure that business owners, managers, HR and IR managers are adequately trained to initiate disciplinary hearings successfully. OBJECTIVES The objectives include providing delegates with an…
Engen celebrates another successful Mining Indaba
Feb 23, 2024 Buzz

Engen celebrates another successful Mining Indaba

As a progressive energy and solutions partner committed to enriching lives for a sustainable future, Engen was thrilled to participate in yet another successful 'Investing in Africa' Mining Indaba, boasting approximately 8,000 attendees from 104…
Mahindra expands its Eastern Cape footprint
Feb 22, 2024 Buzz

Mahindra expands its Eastern Cape footprint

Mahindra South Africa has concluded a major expansion drive in the Eastern Cape. The group has signed new dealership agreements with Eastern Cape Motors and the Algoa Motor Group to add new state-of-the-art dealerships in East London, King William’s…
Unlocking success and seizing opportunities
Feb 22, 2024 Buzz

Unlocking success and seizing opportunities

IFE 2024 – where Franchise success stories will begin The International Franchise Expo (IFE) is set to host a significant event at the Gallagher Convention Centre from July 20th to 21st, 2024. Exhibitors and visitors alike are poised to navigate the…
TEPA focuses on recycled waste tyre collection
Feb 21, 2024 Buzz

TEPA focuses on recycled waste tyre collection

Vishal Premlall, National Director of the Tyre, Equipment, Parts Association (TEPA), a proud association of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI), says TEPA is working closely with all tyre trading members to ensure that they are registered…
Subsidising billionaires and SOEs are bad business
Feb 21, 2024 Buzz

Subsidising billionaires and SOEs are bad business

One of the more absurd posts on the site formerly known as Twitter, came from Maye Musk, the mother of Elon Musk. It revealed an abysmal understanding of economics and markets on her part and was an open plea to give her billionaire son more…
Network and Connect at FASA's Virtual Networking
Feb 21, 2024 Buzz

Network and Connect at FASA's Virtual Networking

22 Febuary - Virtual Networking - 11:00 am until 12:30 pm Networking events are the ripple effect for collaboration, knowledge exchange, and potential partnerships. To thrive, a business owner must embrace networking as an essential investment for…
Engen Maths and Science School celebrates top KZN learners
Feb 20, 2024 Buzz

Engen Maths and Science School celebrates top KZN learners

The Grade 12 learners who attended the four Engen Maths and Science Schools located in Durban in 2023 achieved flying colours for their matric exams. Engen celebrated their effort and sacrifice at an awards ceremony at Fairvale High School on 10…
Volkswagen builds 1,5-millionth export vehicle
Feb 20, 2024 Buzz

Volkswagen builds 1,5-millionth export vehicle

During the night shift on Monday 19 February, the production team of Volkswagen Group Africa celebrated a milestone when the 1,5-millionth vehicle built for export in Kariega rolled off the line. The milestone vehicle, a Polo GTI destined for the…
Chery drives change through sport
Feb 20, 2024 Buzz

Chery drives change through sport

Chery South Africa, together with Lions Rugby and Champions Drive, have joined hands to facilitate access to the sport of rugby to communities who may never have had the opportunity to enjoy the full stadium experience. The company this week…
The folly of economic planning
Feb 19, 2024 Buzz

The folly of economic planning

The greatest economic plan is to not plan the economy at all. As South Africans prepare to vote in the upcoming general elections, plans from politicians about the economy should they be voted in will be abound. If we are prudent, we would not fall…
Truck Driver Safety and Wellness Symposium
Feb 16, 2024 Buzz

Truck Driver Safety and Wellness Symposium

Rev up your engines and mark your calendars! The first-ever Safety & Wellness Symposium for truck drivers is hitting the road, and it's all about fuelling your well-being! Best news yet? Attendance for truck drivers is FREE! The symposium aims to…
A French lion in Africa
Feb 16, 2024 Buzz

A French lion in Africa

A brief history of PEUGEOT in South Africa When it comes to automobile brands, PEUGEOT is amongst the oldest and began its foray on the African continent very soon after it was created. The PEUGEOT lion, symbolising the qualities of the saw blades…
Umhlanga is Hyundai’s Dealer of the Year for 2023
Feb 16, 2024 Buzz

Umhlanga is Hyundai’s Dealer of the Year for 2023

Hyundai Umhlanga has been awarded the 2023 Dealer of the Year prize at Hyundai Automotive South Africa’s national dealer conference held last week in Gauteng. The Umhlanga dealership on the north coast of KwaZulu-Natal has excelled in several…
SA’s best-selling PHEV and EV in 2023 were both Volvos
Feb 16, 2024 Buzz

SA’s best-selling PHEV and EV in 2023 were both Volvos

Volvo Car South Africa recorded impressive sales growth in the new-energy vehicle space in 2023, again leading the charge in the local plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) segment, while also boasting the best-selling fully electric vehicle (EV)…
Lexus South Africa welcomes Maps Maponyane as new ambassdor
Feb 16, 2024 Buzz

Lexus South Africa welcomes Maps Maponyane as new ambassdor

Lexus South Africa is proud to announce the appointment of Maps Maponyane, a renowned television presenter, actor, entrepreneur and fashion icon, as its newest brand ambassador. This partnership signifies a dynamic alignment between the luxury…
Volvo Trucks Celebrates Top Dealers and 24 Years in SA
Feb 16, 2024 Buzz

Volvo Trucks Celebrates Top Dealers and 24 Years in SA

Volvo Trucks South Africa has announced its top performing dealers of 2023. Mega Dealer of the Year honours went to Volvo Trucks & Buses Johannesburg, while the company’s Harrismith dealer claimed the top spot in the Medium Dealer of the Year…
Last Chance to Apply: GIBS PGDIP/MBA(Manufacturing Focus)
Feb 15, 2024 Buzz

Last Chance to Apply: GIBS PGDIP/MBA(Manufacturing Focus)

Are you currently working in the manufacturing industry or aspiring to join this dynamic sector? Our Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration with a specialisation in General Management /MBA program, tailored for professionals interested in…
Love at First Sight? “Yes, of Corsa!”
Feb 15, 2024 Buzz

Love at First Sight? “Yes, of Corsa!”

Is it love at first sight? Does it make my heart beat faster? Is it the ideal companion for my date? There can only be one answer to all these questions on Valentine's Day: "Yes, of Corsa!" Because the new Opel Corsa is the ideal companion for the…
Historical 2023 results - strong improvement of all financials
Feb 15, 2024 Buzz

Historical 2023 results - strong improvement of all financials

Commercial results 3 complementary and growing brands: Worldwide Group’s sales up 9% versus 2022 to reach 2, 235,000 units. In Europe[3], sales were up 18.6% in a market up 13.9%. Renault is the best-selling French brand in the world, 2nd place in…
Lexus at Investec Cape Town Art Fair (16 – 18 February 2024)
Feb 15, 2024 Buzz

Lexus at Investec Cape Town Art Fair (16 – 18 February 2024)

Lexus South Africa continues its partnership with the Investec Cape Town Art Fair for the fourth consecutive year since 2020. This longstanding collaboration - which takes place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre - underscores Lexus'…
NEASA Skills: Training March 2024
Feb 15, 2024 Buzz

NEASA Skills: Training March 2024

NEASA is offering skills training by accredited training providers in the following disciplines: Occupational Health and Safety - R1 050.00 excl. VAT Firefighting - R860.00 excl. VAT First Aid - R1 100.00 excl. VAT The training will be conducted in…
Cries of ‘apartheid’ will not dissuade federalist sentiment
Feb 15, 2024 Buzz

Cries of ‘apartheid’ will not dissuade federalist sentiment

The African National Congress (ANC) and its client parties disrupted a public hearing on the Democratic Alliance (DA)’s Western Cape Provincial Powers Bill on 29 January, describing it as an ‘apartheid’ measure. Conflating apartheid and political…
Why the Africa Energy Indaba?
Feb 13, 2024 Buzz

Why the Africa Energy Indaba?

The Africa Energy Indaba serves as a crucial platform for advancing discussions, fostering collaboration, and driving positive change in the energy sector across the African continent. Here are some key reasons why the Africa Energy Indaba holds…
Junior resources available
Feb 13, 2024 Buzz

Junior resources available

NEASA Youth can assist you with junior resources for your business. Government funding has been made available for placing students with employers. Students Available: Soft-Skill Students Technical Students Business Management Business…
Applications to the 2024 Business Accelerator are now open!
Feb 13, 2024 Buzz

Applications to the 2024 Business Accelerator are now open!

DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES? Are you a Black-owned SME that has potential to become the next supplier to these large customers in the automotive sector? If you know of any Black-owned SMEs that would benefit from the Business Accelerator, please share…
Hino SA making good progress in reaching environmental goals
Feb 13, 2024 Buzz

Hino SA making good progress in reaching environmental goals

Hino South Africa is making substantial progress in addressing environmental challenges at its manufacturing plant in Prospecton, near Durban, with special focus on greening its electricity supply and decreasing the amount of waste going to…
Suzuki to join Rally to Read in KZN
Feb 12, 2024 Buzz

Suzuki to join Rally to Read in KZN

Suzuki Auto South Africa and several schools in rural KwaZulu-Natal will start the year on a high thanks to Rally to Read. To the uninitiated, Rally to Read is an initiative to reach rural schools across South Africa and deliver age-appropriate…
State of the Nation Address 2024
Feb 12, 2024 Buzz

State of the Nation Address 2024: Just another delusional rant

By Gerhard Papenfus After a multitude of disappointments and, almost without exception, meaningless speeches, only the most hardened ANC supporter and the very naïve, who are most probably the same people, find any value in anything the President…
Old Mutual Insure 2024 Car of The Year Finalists Announced
Feb 12, 2024 Buzz

Old Mutual Insure 2024 Car of The Year Finalists Announced

The finalists of the prestigious Old Mutual Insure 2024 Car of the Year (COTY) competition have been announced. The top 18 finalists meticulously chosen by the jurors of the 38th annual COTY competition presented by the South African Guild of…
Parts manager negotiates road works in her journey to the top
Feb 12, 2024 Buzz

Parts manager negotiates road works in her journey to the top

Auto industry veteran Dayle Walker knows a thing or two about crashing and getting patched up again. No matter what challenges life throws at her, she finds a way to stay the course and come out all polished on the other side. This year she is…
Automechanika JHB 2022 Innovation Awards Entries Now Open
Feb 07, 2024 Buzz

Automechanika JHB 2022 Innovation Awards Entries Now Open

Searching for the next big thing in the automotive aftermarket Product innovation is synonymous with the Automechanika brand and as such, the Innovation Awards have been a highlight of the local event since it was first held in 2009. Pioneering…
Chery doubles sales in January, looks to the future
Feb 07, 2024 Buzz

Chery doubles sales in January, looks to the future

This past January, Chery Group sold 200 992 units, which translates into a year-on-year growth of 107.5 per cent. The Chery brand alone made up 135 130 units of this figure. This also marks the fourth consecutive month that the group surpassed 200…
Electricity privatisation is already happening
Feb 06, 2024 Buzz

Electricity privatisation is already happening

Privatisation is not only the only real solution to SA’s electricity crisis, it is so obviously necessary and powerful that it is happening whether the government likes it or not. Former Eskom CEO André de Ruyter estimated before he resigned that…
New National Minimum Wage: Both futile and destructive
Feb 05, 2024 Buzz

New National Minimum Wage: Both futile and destructive

By Gerhard Papenfus On Friday, 2 February 2024, the Minister of Employment and Labour announced an 8.5% (CPI plus 3%) increase to the National Minimum Wage (NMW). In doing so, the Minister acted on the advice and recommendations of the National…
Toyota kicks off the year with a solid performance
Feb 05, 2024 Buzz

Toyota kicks off the year with a solid performance

At Toyota’s recent State of the Motor Industry (SOMI) address, it was clearly outlined that South Africa’s automotive sector will remain largely in limp mode going into 2024 – this is confirmed by the numbers coming out of January. Aggregate…
Tyrexpo Asia 2024 – positive momentum in Thailand
Feb 02, 2024 Buzz

Tyrexpo Asia 2024 – positive momentum in Thailand

It is now just four months before the leading international tyre trade show – TyreXpo Asia 2024 opens in a new location in Thailand at the Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITEC) from the 15th to 17th May 2024. The prestigious event…
New vehicle sales start with the choke
Feb 02, 2024 Buzz

New vehicle sales start with the choke

New vehicle sales started 2024 where they left 2023 off: with the choke on waiting for conditions and performance to improve. According to figures released by naamsa | the Automotive Business Council, new vehicle sales started on a weak footing,…
Unlocking Africa's Potential: Embracing Regional Integration
Feb 01, 2024 Buzz

Unlocking Africa's Potential: Embracing Regional Integration

In a landmark move set to support the growth of the economic landscape, the 2024 edition of the Manufacturing Indaba boldly underscores the transformative potential of African manufacturing. With the spotlight firmly on harnessing the continent's…
BEE points and income tax - a double deduction? 
Feb 01, 2024 Buzz

BEE points and income tax - a double deduction? 

Can a business claim BEE points for socio-economic-development contributions and deduct those contributions from its income for tax purposes as well? Can a business deduct from its income under s 18A of the Income Tax Act the amount of any…
HINO gets new Senior Executive Co-Ordinator
Jan 31, 2024 Buzz

HINO gets new Senior Executive Co-Ordinator

Masafumi Kawabata, of Hino Motors Japan, has been appointed Senior Executive Co-Ordinator of Hino South Africa. He takes over from Yusonori Otani, who served in this position from February 2020 and is now returning to Japan. He has been working for…
New general manager at HINO SA
Jan 31, 2024 Buzz

New general manager at HINO SA

Itumeleng “Tumi” Segage has been appointed General Manager at Hino South Africa reporting to Anton Falck, Vice President for Hino SA. The appointment follows the retirement of Pieter Klerck. Itumeleng has been working in the motor industry for over…
NEASA Payroll Services
Jan 31, 2024 Buzz

NEASA Payroll Services

Employers, in general, are inundated with red tape and administrative issues that they need to attend to, while having to focus on their core operations. Consequently, NEASA is pleased to introduce its payroll services as the newest product offering…
SA bucks global trend of privatising power structures
Jan 31, 2024 Buzz

SA bucks global trend of privatising power structures

Eustace Davie is a director of the Free Market Foundation and author of ‘Unchain the child’. Worldwide experience has revealed that a government-owned vertical monopoly in the generation, transmission, distribution and sale of electricity is the…
South Africa’s Trade Outlook for 2024
Jan 30, 2024 Buzz

South Africa’s Trade Outlook for 2024

Global growth is expected to be subdued, if not stagnant in 2024 and amidst this slow growth and some of the challenging market conditions, global trade is also expected to be sluggish. In fact, according to The World Bank global trade growth, in…
SA’s path to prosperity through liberal social policies
Jan 29, 2024 Buzz

SA’s path to prosperity through liberal social policies

Eustace Davie is a director of the Free Market Foundation A liberal order is one in which there is voluntary exchange between individuals free of third-party intervention. The term “liberal” in this article refers to European classical liberalism…
Key Pinetown welcomes Jeep® and Fiat
Jan 26, 2024 Buzz

Key Pinetown welcomes Jeep® and Fiat

Stellantis continues its drive to make brands easily accessible to customers through its multifranchise dealer network with the addition of Jeep® and Fiat to Key Pinetown. The Key Pinetown facility already houses Opel, Peugeot, and Citroën brands.…
Producers are far less harmful than meddling politicians
Jan 26, 2024 Buzz

Producers are far less harmful than meddling politicians

James Peron, president of the Moorfield Storey Institute and author of several books, including Exploding Population Myths and The Liberal Tide, is a contributing author for the Free Market Foundation. Life is an endless series of problems, all of…
Toyota shines at SOMI ‘24
Jan 26, 2024 Buzz

Toyota shines at SOMI ‘24

Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) hosted the seventh instalment of the popular State of the Motor Industry (SOMI) event at Kyalami. A multi-layered activation, SOMI ’24 provided the perfect platform for TSAM’s President and CEO, Andrew Kirby, to…
Introducing Smart Repair. The Smarter Fix.
Jan 26, 2024 Buzz

Introducing Smart Repair. The Smarter Fix.

We know you take pride in keeping your vehicle in great condition, that's why Lazarus Motor Company delivers a Smart Repair Service for all your minor cosmetic repairs. We have an equipped bay facility dedicated to repair minor scratches and bumps…
Four false criticisms of liberalism from the right
Jan 26, 2024 Buzz

Four false criticisms of liberalism from the right

As the national-conservative movement grows around the world, the right is increasingly abandoning the alliance of convenience it had with liberalism during the latter half of the previous century. Here are some false criticisms our erstwhile allies…
COIDA - Compensation Fund assistance for employers
Jan 23, 2024 Buzz

COIDA - Compensation Fund assistance for employers

NEASA brings relief to employers by ensuring that employers are registered, categorised correctly and do not overpay on their Compensation Fund contributions, or where they have overpaid in the past, to ensure recovery of such overpayments and…
Lighter touch will allow the labour market to work
Jan 23, 2024 Buzz

Lighter touch will allow the labour market to work

Eustace Davie is a director of the Free Market Foundation and author of ‘Jobs for the Jobless’. A booklet titled Jobs for the Jobless was published by the Free Market Foundation 20 years ago. The issues identified at the time to be barriers to entry…
Late 2023 steel industry bombshell
Jan 23, 2024 Buzz

Late 2023 steel industry bombshell

MORE IMPORT DUTIES INTRODUCED TO PROTECT AMSA By Gerhard Papenfus Quite astonishingly, a whole new set of duties to protect AMSA was introduced in December 2023. These duties include certain specifications of galvanized coil which AMSA does not even…
Informal Workshop: Initiator Training 21 February 2024
Jan 19, 2024 Buzz

Informal Workshop: Initiator Training 21 February 2024

NEASA will be conducting an informal workshop webinar to ensure that business owners, managers, HR- and IR managers are adequately trained to initiate disciplinary hearings successfully. OBJECTIVES The objectives include providing delegates with an…
Vast state land holdings a prime candidate for privatisation
Jan 19, 2024 Buzz

Vast state land holdings a prime candidate for privatisation

One of the most important types of privatisation that must happen in South Africa is the privatisation of land. Black South Africans should receive full ownership of state land on which they lawfully reside, rather than continuing to occupy it as…
THE TIRE COLOGNE 2024 is right on track
Jan 19, 2024 Buzz

THE TIRE COLOGNE 2024 is right on track

A 50 per cent increase in exhibitors expected • Focus on relevant industry topics: sustainability and digitalisation • No. 1 business platform for the international tire industry With over four months to go until THE TIRE COLOGNE takes place, from 4…
Progress can’t be planned, it evolves
Jan 18, 2024 Buzz

Progress can’t be planned, it evolves

James Peron, president of the Moorfield Storey Institute and author of several books, including Exploding Population Myths and The Liberal Tide, is a contributing author for the Free Market Foundation. One of the more important thinkers in the realm…
Hyundai celebrates 6 Good Design Awards
Jan 17, 2024 Buzz

Hyundai celebrates 6 Good Design Awards

Hyundai Motor Company has been recognized yet again for its innovative design competitiveness by winning six top honours at the 2023 Good Design Awards in America, including four in the Transportation category and two in the Interactive Media…
BMW celebrates artistic journey of Esther Mahlangu.
Jan 17, 2024 Buzz

BMW celebrates artistic journey of Esther Mahlangu.

The Iziko Museums of South Africa and BMW are pleased to announce “Then I Knew I Was Good at Painting”: Esther Mahlangu. A Retrospective. The exhibition, curated by Nontobeko Ntombela, highlights Esther Mahlangu’s over 50-year long career and her…
Has SA decided to ignore the rights of the unemployed?
Jan 16, 2024 Buzz

Has SA decided to ignore the rights of the unemployed?

Eustace Davie is a director of the Free Market Foundation and author of Unchain the child. What is it that allows the majority in Parliament to adopt a resolution that is unconstitutional and causes mass unemployment, without the matter being…
February 2024 Skills Training Program - George
Jan 16, 2024 Buzz

February 2024 Skills Training Program - George

NEASA is offering skills training by accredited training providers in the following disciplines: First Aid - R 900.00 excl. VAT Health and Safety representative - R 900.00 excl. VAT Basic Fire Fighting - R 795.00 excl. VAT The training will be…
NEASA SKILLS: Training February 2024
Jan 15, 2024 Buzz

NEASA SKILLS: Training February 2024

NEASA is offering skills training by accredited training providers in the following disciplines: Occupational Health and Safety - R1 050.00 excl. VAT Firefighting - R860.00 excl. VAT First Aid - R1 100.00 excl. VAT The training will be conducted in…
Zhai Auto welcomes Jeep® and Fiat to the Garden Route
Jan 15, 2024 Buzz

Zhai Auto welcomes Jeep® and Fiat to the Garden Route

Zhai Auto has added both Jeep® and Fiat brands to their established operations in the Garden Route, complementing their current line-up of Opel, Peugeot, and Citroën. The latest addition forms part of the Stellantis’ expansion of their…
Remuneration predictions for 2024 and more…
Jan 15, 2024 Buzz

Remuneration predictions for 2024 and more…

Insights by Dr Mark Bussin and Daniela Christos These 14 predictions will give you insight into what’s coming this year! In the rapidly evolving landscape of employee remuneration, the year 2024 marks a crucial juncture. The global dynamics are…
Privatisation necessary to kick-start SA’s recovery
Jan 12, 2024 Buzz

Privatisation necessary to kick-start SA’s recovery

Parastatals, state-owned enterprises, and government interference in the economy all contribute to the continual rise in corruption and decline in competence in those enterprises and in the economy as a whole. The cure for their ineptitude and…
Mahindra and Joburg Super Kings join forces
Jan 11, 2024 Buzz

Mahindra and Joburg Super Kings join forces

Mahindra is the principal sponsor of everyone’s favourite SA20 cricket team, the Joburg Super Kings. Mahindra joined the Joburg Super Kings on the eve of the second SA20 cricket series as both primary sponsor and vehicle provider. The Mahindra brand…
Why ethical procurement matters
Jan 10, 2024 Buzz

Why ethical procurement matters

If South Africa is to rebuild its economy, ethical practice needs to be implemented at every level of the supply chain, says the Chartered Institute for Procurement & Supply There can be no question that South African organisations are facing…
Goodyear at CES 2024
Jan 10, 2024 Buzz

Goodyear at CES 2024

Goodyear is showcasing advancements in its tyre intelligence technology, Goodyear SightLine, at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2024 in Las Vegas this week. Intelligent tyres can read the road and report back to the vehicle with the goal of…
11 Fun Facts About How Ford Ranger is Built
Jan 10, 2024 Buzz

11 Fun Facts About How Ford Ranger is Built

Designed and engineered by a global team headquartered in Australia, the Ranger is now sold in more than 180 markets around the world, and continues to build a reputation for quality, reliability and durability. Its real-world tests took place in…
South Africa's new vehicle sales inch upwards in 2023
Jan 10, 2024 Buzz

South Africa's new vehicle sales inch upwards in 2023

“The overall South African vehicle market managed to show some growth in 2023, which had seemed out of reach as the market declined in the second half of the year, and this is a good psychological boost for the industry as we enter 2024,” commented…
Transforming Tomorrow Together at IBIS 2024
Jan 10, 2024 Buzz

Transforming Tomorrow Together at IBIS 2024

The future of collision repair is here, and it's collaborative. IBIS 2024 invites you to be part of the industry's transformative journey, tackling critical challenges together. Renowned for world-class speakers and epic networking opportunities,…
naamsa Releases December 2023 New Vehicle Statistics
Jan 09, 2024 Buzz

naamsa Releases December 2023 New Vehicle Statistics

naamsa is pleased to release the challenging December 2023 new vehicle statistics. Overall, the period under review has been challenging since it is our fifth consecutive month of year-on-year decline. “We have not been able to out-perform the 2019…
Learnerships Offer Matriculants Real Opportunities
Jan 09, 2024 Buzz

Learnerships Offer Matriculants Real Opportunities

How to tailor a standout CV to secure a learnership The Class of 2023 is eagerly anticipating the 18th of January for the release of their matric results. For some, their results will provide access to higher learning. For others, it’s their ticket…
Citroën new ë-C3 wins the 2024 Ecobest Award
Dec 22, 2023 Buzz

Citroën new ë-C3 wins the 2024 Ecobest Award

Citroën new ë-C3 has won the Ecobest award 2024, given by the Autobest jury. The prize which looks at environmentally friendly mobility, energy efficiency, and environmental impact reduction recognizes the ë-C3 as the most compelling electric car…
Chery’s TIGGO 7 PRO Receives Five-Star ANCAP Rating
Dec 21, 2023 Buzz

Chery’s TIGGO 7 PRO Receives Five-Star ANCAP Rating

Chery, one of the largest global automotive brands, has announced that its TIGGO 7 PRO which was launched in Australia recently (introduced in South Africa as the Tiggo 7 Pro Max), has achieved a 5-star safety rating from the Australasian New Car…
OMODA gets ready to rock Ballito
Dec 20, 2023 Buzz

OMODA gets ready to rock Ballito

It wouldn’t be summer without the Ballito BIG Week and the KZN Summer Festival. And it wouldn’t be the hottest ticket on the festival calendar without OMODA. OMODA has joined the festivities in Ballito, KwaZulu-Natal, as the Official Vehicle Partner…
The Dakar Rally legend recounted at Rétromobile 2024
Dec 19, 2023 Buzz

The Dakar Rally legend recounted at Rétromobile 2024

Rétromobile 2024, the international exhibition dedicated to vintage car enthusiasts, has a big new surprise in store for visitors to its 48th edition, in partnership with the Dakar Rally. After announcing exhibits dedicated to the centenaries of the…
Children score with Lions Rugby and Chery
Dec 15, 2023 Buzz

Children score with Lions Rugby and Chery

On 13 December, Chery South Africa and Lions Rugby Company once again picked up the charity ball and drove over the try line, when they handed out gifts to children with life threatening illnesses at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital’s children’s…
BEE ‘fronting’ is a brave public service to be celebrated
Dec 15, 2023 Buzz

BEE ‘fronting’ is a brave public service to be celebrated

Businesses should be celebrated for circumventing racial policy. Such a statement is bizarrely contentious today, but when the Free Market Foundation expressed similar sentiments in the 1970s and 1980s, it was regarded as morally virtuous. What was…
Customer Care: Three Cs and one ethos
Dec 14, 2023 Buzz

Customer Care: Three Cs and one ethos

Providing excellent customer service should be the central tenet of any business Julie Rimmel, Client Liaison Officer at Amplifin, believes customer care needs to move away from reactionary service to proactive engagement, particularly within the…
Get to your destination on a high (way) by driving responsibly
Dec 14, 2023 Buzz

Get to your destination on a high (way) by driving responsibly

Thousands of holidaymakers are already making their way to coastal and other destinations on the country’s national roads. TEPA (Tyres, Equipment, Parts Association) vice chairperson Les Richardson reminds motorists that such roads are regulated…
Transforming Passion into a Career in Automotive Painting
Dec 14, 2023 Buzz

Transforming Passion into a Career in Automotive Painting

In a world increasingly focused on innovation and technology, the automotive industry remains a vibrant canvas for artistic expression and technical mastery and an exciting opportunity for young talent wishing to enter the sector. The South African…
South Africa urgently needs privatisation for economic revival
Dec 14, 2023 Buzz

South Africa urgently needs privatisation for economic revival

The overwhelming belief across the South African government and prominent political parties seems to be that the private sector is bad, and that economic development should be state-led and, as much as possible, centrally planned. Recently, the…
GWM spreads the Festive cheer
Dec 14, 2023 Buzz

GWM spreads the Festive cheer

GWM donates over R100 000 in personalised goodie bags to vulnerable children GWM South Africa has given the less fortunate a reason to smile this festive season. The company on Tuesday donated gifts and goodie bags worth over R100 000 to The Cradle…
Suzuki reflects on a great year
Dec 13, 2023 Buzz

Suzuki reflects on a great year

It was a successful year for Suzuki, one of South Africa’s favourite car brands. The company introduced several new models, including one of South Africa’s most affordable commercial vehicles, and set a number of new sales records along the way.…
NCOP rubber-stamping of NHI should surprise no-one
Dec 13, 2023 Buzz

NCOP rubber-stamping of NHI should surprise no-one

Anyone who is surprised that the ANC-dominated National Council of Provinces (NCOP) health select committee adopted the contentious National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill unchanged has not been paying attention to the governing party’s policy…
A New Era for RMI: Introducing a new Co-CEO structure
Dec 13, 2023 Buzz

A New Era for RMI: Introducing a new Co-CEO structure

Jakkie Olivier, the Chief Executive Officer of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI), is stepping down this month after serving the industry for 30 years and holding the position of CEO for the past decade. The RMI, representing over 8,500…
Stellantis Starts Production in its Tafraoui Plant in Algeria
Dec 13, 2023 Buzz

Stellantis Starts Production in its Tafraoui Plant in Algeria

Stellantis delivers on the commitment made in November 2022 announcing today the start of production in its manufacturing plant in Tafraoui – Algeria, a strategic move to bolster the development of the country automotive sector through localized…
Entries for the 17th Toyota Dream Car contest are now open!
Dec 12, 2023 Buzz

Entries for the 17th Toyota Dream Car contest are now open!

Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) is delighted to announce that entries to the 17th annual Toyota Dream Car Art Contest are now open. TSAM is welcoming entries from children who are under the age of 15 years from the 11th December 2023 until the…
Counterfeit bearings: Know what to look for
Dec 12, 2023 Buzz

Counterfeit bearings: Know what to look for

Don’t get abandoned on the side of the road on your holiday trip – or, worse still, have your plans ruined by a failed part as simple, yet essential as a wheel bearing, when you discover it is actually a counterfeit part. The warning comes hot on…
Mahindra powers the Nelson Mandela Remembrance Walk and Run
Dec 11, 2023 Buzz

Mahindra powers the Nelson Mandela Remembrance Walk and Run

Mahindra South Africa has joined hands with the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the City of Tshwane to host this weekend’s Nelson Mandela Remembrance Walk and Run. The company has provided a fleet of Mahindra XUV700 and Scorpio-N vehicles to the…
BILSTEIN Marks Historic Milestone at 2023 PRI Show
Dec 11, 2023 Buzz

BILSTEIN Marks Historic Milestone at 2023 PRI Show

You’d expect to see a car at a racing show. But have you ever seen one suspended from the ceiling over a booth? Experience a never-seen-before booth design with a captivating display in the BILSTEIN booth at this year’s 2023 Performance Racing…
Making Modern South African Roads Safer This Holiday Season
Dec 08, 2023 Buzz

Making Modern South African Roads Safer This Holiday Season

In its recently published second annual Road Safety Report, Webfleet found that growing traffic volumes, road conditions, compliance and various easily corrected behaviours by road users are costing South Africa billions. As the country heads into…
Lexus unveils installation by Marjan van Aubel at ICA Miami
Dec 08, 2023 Buzz

Lexus unveils installation by Marjan van Aubel at ICA Miami

On 1 December, Lexus Global unveiled “8 Minutes and 20 Seconds”, an installation by Dutch solar designer Marjan van Aubel, which is now on view within the sculpture garden at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami (ICA Miami). Brimming with life…
Manufacturing Indaba Exhibition Bookings Have Opened
Dec 07, 2023 Buzz

Manufacturing Indaba Exhibition Bookings Have Opened

Join us at the leading Manufacturing event in Africa and book and secure your exhibition space for 2024! JOIN US IN OCTOBER 2024 AND LAUNCH, GROW AND EXPAND YOUR MANUFACTURING BUSINESS. Learn more: manufacturingindaba.co.za​ / Enquiries:…
Comline Group boosts e-commerce with TecDoc
Dec 07, 2023 Buzz

Comline Group boosts e-commerce with TecDoc

TecAlliance, the leading expert for data management and processes in the automotive aftermarket, has developed an e-commerce solution for the Comline Group. It enables customers around the world to access Comline Group’s spare parts portfolio and…
Suzuki outperform the market, sets new record
Dec 07, 2023 Buzz

Suzuki outperform the market, sets new record

South Africans are turning to Suzuki in ever-greater numbers. The Japanese vehicle manufacturer sold 4 381 vehicles in November, recording a 2% rise over November 2022, and bucking the trend that has seen the overall vehicle market decline by 13.4%…
VW PeoplePavilion celebrates 10th birthday
Dec 07, 2023 Buzz

VW PeoplePavilion celebrates 10th birthday

On 6 December 2013, Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) officially opened a sports, recreational and community facility for the benefit of its employees, their loved-ones and the larger community. The R30-million VW PeoplePavilion was built to…
The real meaning of economic freedom
Dec 07, 2023 Buzz

The real meaning of economic freedom

Eustace Davie is a director of the Free Market Foundation and author of Unchain the child. The concept of economic freedom is as simple as it is powerful. It is the cornerstone of every successful, wealthy and happy society on earth. But what is it…
The tragicomedy of business’s naïvety on NHI
Dec 06, 2023 Buzz

The tragicomedy of business’s naïvety on NHI

Organised business in South Africa continues to engage with the South African government as if both parties were fundamentally bona fide. The reality is that this government is not open to dissuasion from its bad ideas. This is as true for the NHI…
Keep your fleet safe this festive season
Dec 05, 2023 Buzz

Keep your fleet safe this festive season

The festive season sees traffic on the roads increase dramatically, with an unfortunate increase in fatalities and accidents. Given the high numbers of trucks on our roads, it’s a time of special anxiety for fleet managers. During the 2022-23…
Opinion Piece: The future of South Africa’s energy mix
Dec 05, 2023 Buzz

Opinion Piece: The future of South Africa’s energy mix

South Africa’s energy situation is currently in a state of disaster, and the only long-term and sustainable solution is for the country to move away from the use of fossil fuels. Not only is this essential in addressing the electricity shortages and…
naamsa releases November, 2023 new vehicle sales stats
Dec 04, 2023 Buzz

naamsa releases November, 2023 new vehicle sales stats

“FOURTH CONSECUTIVE LOSS FOR THE VEHICLE SALES” naamsa | The Automotive Business Council says the current logistical challenges at the country’s ports and across the entire freight rail network in the country is impacting negative on the vehicle…
EQUIP AUTO On Tour returns in 2024
Dec 01, 2023 Buzz

EQUIP AUTO On Tour returns in 2024

A touring event, visiting the heart of communities and regions, dedicated to professionals working in the automotive aftermarket and connected mobility services. EQUIP AUTO is reconducting its regional exhibition format with EQUIP AUTO On Tour,…
Black Friday Deals – Now What?
Nov 30, 2023 Buzz

Black Friday Deals – Now What?

As the excitement from Black Friday begins to dissipate, and the spoils of the amazing deals have now taken a place of pride in homes across South Africa, it is time to consider any implications your purchases may have on your short-term insurance…
MAHLE sets the global standard for wireless charging
Nov 29, 2023 Buzz

MAHLE sets the global standard for wireless charging

Inductive – i.e. wireless – charging of electric vehicles is much more convenient as there is no need to fiddle with cables or search for a charging station with a suitable plug. MAHLE has developed a positioning system that allows an electric…
NEASA National Roadshows: Creating a future-ready business
Nov 29, 2023 Buzz

NEASA National Roadshows: Creating a future-ready business

From 6 to 10 November 2023, NEASA hosted its national ‘Creating a Future-Ready Business’-roadshow in Gauteng, Free State, Western Cape, Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal. Employers who attended these roadshows were informed, enlightened, and provided…
SAFTU Protest Action: 29 November 2023
Nov 27, 2023 Buzz

SAFTU Protest Action: 29 November 2023

The South African Federation of Trade unions have indicated that they will be embarking on nationwide protest action on 29 November 2023. The purpose of the protest action is to highlight a number of social-economic issues. The protest action has…
Elevate Your Brand with SAPICS Conference 2024 Sponsorship
Nov 23, 2023 Buzz

Elevate Your Brand with SAPICS Conference 2024 Sponsorship

SAPICS is excited to offer you an opportunity to elevate your brand and expand your business reach by becoming a sponsor of the 2024 SAPICS Annual Conference which will be held in association with the South African Association of Freight Forwarders.…
 Save the Date for Manufacturing Indaba 2024
Nov 23, 2023 Buzz

Save the Date for Manufacturing Indaba 2024

Mark your calendars! We're thrilled to announce the return of Manufacturing Indaba on 22 – 23 October 2024 At the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa Join us for another year of innovation, collaboration, and industry excellence.…
New TecDoc Ecosystem revolutionises data management
Nov 23, 2023 Buzz

New TecDoc Ecosystem revolutionises data management

The automotive industry is rapidly evolving, driven by new mobility concepts, digitisation and alternative drive types. With the growing complexity of vehicle configurations and the demand for faster product launches, the shift to real-time data…
What SA’s politicians can learn from the Springboks
Nov 22, 2023 Buzz

What SA’s politicians can learn from the Springboks

Sean McLaughlin has worked in market intelligence on Latin America and Spain between 2016 and 2020. He writes extensively on the issue of Northern Ireland in the EU-UK Brexit negotiations for think tank VoteWatch Europe. Since 2021, he has been…
Promoting a safe and efficient solar industry
Nov 21, 2023 Buzz

Promoting a safe and efficient solar industry

The adoption of renewable energy is good news, whichever way you look at it. It takes us one step closer to a decarbonised future whilst diversifying and bolstering energy provision. In South Africa, the long-term sustainability of our natural…
Celebrating 115 years of excellence
Nov 21, 2023 Buzz

Celebrating 115 years of excellence

In a year marked once again by unprecedented economic challenges and worldwide uncertainties, the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI), representing over 8 500 member businesses in the retail automotive aftermarket, has not merely weathered the…
Charting new paths to adventure this festive season
Nov 16, 2023 Buzz

Charting new paths to adventure this festive season

Reminiscent of the days of the legendary Peugeot 404 and 504, Peugeot’s Landtrek bakkie is a capable and rugged vehicle that has made even die-hard enthusiasts slam on the brakes and pay attention, and one that encompasses all the goods to make…
ISUZU powers 2023 IRONMAN Mossel Bay event
Nov 16, 2023 Buzz

ISUZU powers 2023 IRONMAN Mossel Bay event

ISUZU Motors South Africa, as the title sponsor of IRONMAN South Africa, takes immense pride in championing a diverse and accomplished assembly of athletes and individuals participating in the forthcoming IRONMAN Mossel Bay event on 19 November. The…
NEASA Skills: Training December 2023
Nov 15, 2023 Buzz

NEASA Skills: Training December 2023

NEASA is offering skills training by accredited training providers in the following disciplines: Occupational Health and Safety - R1 050.00 excl. VAT Firefighting - R860.00 excl. VAT First Aid - R1 100.00 excl. VAT The training will be conducted in…
Putting You in Control: The Power of Consent
Nov 14, 2023 Buzz

Putting You in Control: The Power of Consent

In today's ever-evolving digital landscape, the concept of consumer consent has taken centre stage for companies. Gone are the days when consent was assumed; today, the control is firmly in the hands of the consumer. For those companies who handle…
Making time to make more in time
Nov 13, 2023 Buzz

Making time to make more in time

Assume Robinson Crusoe spends all day foraging for food, or standing in the tropical waters looking to stab fish. If one day he has the bright idea of investing in capital — to hoe a vegetable garden or sew a net — there’s a good chance he’ll grow…
Empowering our youth book by book
Nov 10, 2023 Buzz

Empowering our youth book by book

Renault South Africa donates a new library and resource centre to the Khauhelo Primary School in Soweto In keeping with the spirit of uplifting communities in need, Renault South Africa, in partnership with the Imperial & Motus Community Trust, has…
Chery maintains top 10 status in South Africa
Nov 09, 2023 Buzz

Chery maintains top 10 status in South Africa

Chery South Africa has retained its 6th position among the top ten passenger vehicle brands in South Africa. This follows several months of above-average sales while the new-vehicle market continued to decline. In August, for instance, Chery sold a…
Opel CEO Florian Huettl Announces Milestones in 2024
Nov 09, 2023 Buzz

Opel CEO Florian Huettl Announces Milestones in 2024

On 8 November, Opel CEO Florian Huettl announced three important milestones for the Rüsselsheim-based carmaker in 2024 at the Automobilwoche Congress in Berlin. Next year, Opel will celebrate 125 years of automobile manufacturing and will offer at…
Hudson Rubber to exhibit at IATF
Nov 09, 2023 Buzz

Hudson Rubber to exhibit at IATF

Hudson Rubber, the largest rubber extrusion manufacturer on the African continent, will be exhibiting at the 2023 Intra-African Trade Fair (IATF) in Egypt from 9 - 15 November. The company provides standard and customised manufactured rubber and…
MIWA Champions Job Shadowing for Kids living with Disabilities
Nov 06, 2023 Buzz

MIWA Champions Job Shadowing for Kids living with Disabilities

In celebration of National Disability Rights Awareness Month which runs in South Africa from the 3 November – 3 December, the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA), a proud association of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI), has taken…
ISUZU claims coveted double win at naamsa Accelerator Awards
Nov 06, 2023 Buzz

ISUZU claims coveted double win at naamsa Accelerator Awards

ISUZU Motors South Africa (IMSAf) is thrilled to share its recognition at this year's Accelerator Awards, conferred by the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (naamsa). At the glittering event, ISUZU walked away with not…
SCRS Consumer Tip: Check it out! Check me in!
Nov 03, 2023 Buzz

SCRS Consumer Tip: Check it out! Check me in!

First impressions are a great opportunity to level-set expectations, gain details about how the damage occurred, and gather information that will help with both the repair and claims processes. This is an important first step and part of why your…
COIDA - Compensation Fund assistance for employers
Nov 03, 2023 Buzz

COIDA - Compensation Fund assistance for employers

NEASA brings relief to employers with regard to real assistance by ensuring that employers are registered, categorised correctly and do not overpay on their Fund contributions, or where they have overpaid in the past, to ensure recovery of such…
naamsa responds to the medium-term budget speech
Nov 03, 2023 Buzz

naamsa responds to the medium-term budget speech

“THE LONG ROAD TO NEV POLICY CONTINUES …” naamsa | The Automotive Business Council notes the Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement [MTBPS] delivered by Enoch Godongwana, the Minister of Finance, in Parliament yesterday. The MTBPS statement followed a…
Three times’ not necessarily a curse
Nov 02, 2023 Buzz

Three times’ not necessarily a curse

New vehicle sales recorded their third consecutive month of negative growth in October, providing the suspicious pundits in the market cause for concern. But WesBank still has reason for optimism in the country’s new vehicle market. According to…
Manufacturing Indaba 2023: It's a Wrap!
Nov 02, 2023 Buzz

Manufacturing Indaba 2023: It's a Wrap!

The Manufacturing Indaba 2023 has concluded, leaving a trail of innovation, collaboration, and industry transformation in its wake. As the premier event for the manufacturing sector, the Indaba once again exceeded expectations, bringing together…
Biography of the new Jeep® Brand CEO: Antonio Filosa
Nov 01, 2023 Buzz

Biography of the new Jeep® Brand CEO: Antonio Filosa

Antonio Filosa was appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Jeep® brand in November 2023, and has been a member of the Stellantis Top Executive Team since January 2021. Prior to this role, he served as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) for…
Leave accident damage evaluation to the experts
Oct 31, 2023 Buzz

Leave accident damage evaluation to the experts

Accidents happen on the roads daily and if you are a motorist out there in the traffic, you are at risk of becoming a statistic. Often, the damage appears minor, if it was a bumper bashing, for example, but how can you be sure? Jacques Viljoen…
Extended parental leave
Oct 31, 2023 Buzz

Extended parental leave

On 25 October 2023, the Johannesburg High Court handed down a judgement in favour of the applicants, who sought for the sections of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA), which regulate maternity-, parental-, adoption- and surrogacy leave,…
Momentum increases for Tyrexpo Bangkok 2024 Bookings
Oct 27, 2023 Buzz

Momentum increases for Tyrexpo Bangkok 2024 Bookings

The next international Tyrexpo Series from Tarsus Group, Tyrexpo Asia 2024 Bangkok, will be held at Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITEC), Bangkok, Thailand on the 15th to 17th May 2024. The show, which will take place in just over…
FUCHS keeps the off-highway segment always moving forward
Oct 27, 2023 Buzz

FUCHS keeps the off-highway segment always moving forward

Keeping the off-highway segment always on the move is a key focus area for FUCHS LUBRICANTS SOUTH AFRICA, says Andy Weddell, Local Segment Lead: Commercial Vehicles. Operating in the off-highway industry comes with its unique challenges,…
An exhilarating first day at the Manufacturing Indaba
Oct 26, 2023 Buzz

An exhilarating first day at the Manufacturing Indaba

Thank you for registering to visit the Manufacturing Indaba. We look forward to welcoming you to the event tomorrow. Now, get ready for an action-packed Day 2 at the Sandton Convention Centre. Here's what we have in store for you. Meet our…
Manufactured by Sumitomo Rubber South Africa
Oct 25, 2023 Buzz

Manufactured by Sumitomo Rubber South Africa

As part of the Dunlop Ladysmith plant’s 50th anniversary celebrations in October, the tyre manufacturer announced a project to build two new classrooms, ablutions, an office and a sick bay at Ithubelihle Special Opportunity School in Leonardsville,…
Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac RT launches in South Africa
Oct 25, 2023 Buzz

Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac RT launches in South Africa

Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac RT is Goodyear’s premium 4x4 offering which offers a significant step forward in technology and performance compared to its predecessor. The tyre range is now available in the South African and Asian markets. This latest…
Is your business being audited by the Compensation Fund?
Oct 25, 2023 Buzz

Is your business being audited by the Compensation Fund?

When employers are submitting their ROEs, and their submission varies significantly from the previous year’s submission resulting in a credit to the employer, or where the ROE is overstated due to an employer error, that employer is automatically…
Women as Manufacturing Leaders short course in Gauteng
Oct 25, 2023 Buzz

Women as Manufacturing Leaders short course in Gauteng

Developing leadership capacity and alignment Manufacturing battles to attract and retain women in leadership positions. With advanced technology changing the future skill set required in the industry, manufacturers need to tap the largest talent…
MAHLE SA appoints a new Managing Director
Oct 25, 2023 Buzz

MAHLE SA appoints a new Managing Director

A wealth of experience in various areas of the automotive supplier business is what Jürgen Wolf brings to his new position as the Managing Director of MAHLE SA. His career has demonstrated his ability to adapt and to be agile in adjusting to new…
How parents can help teens become better drivers
Oct 25, 2023 Buzz

How parents can help teens become better drivers

Parents play a pivotal role in shaping their teenagers into safe and responsible drivers. Ultimately, parents’ support and involvement can help instil safe driving habits and prepare youngsters for the responsibilities of the road. Barend Smit,…
Draft National State Enterprises Bill
Oct 25, 2023 Buzz

Draft National State Enterprises Bill

NEASA SUBMITS WRITTEN COMMENTARY - SAVING GRACE or JUST ANOTHER PLAN FOR FAILURE? On 15 September 2023, the Department of Public Enterprises published the draft National State Enterprises Bill (SOE BILL) for public comment. The Bill would ensure the…
State must do everything possible to end SRD grant now
Oct 25, 2023 Buzz

State must do everything possible to end SRD grant now

Mpiyakhe Dhlamini is a libertarian, writer, programmer, and contributing author to the Free Market Foundation. Lower-than-expected commodity prices and higher-than-expected expenditure mean government finances are facing the worst combination of…
Enterprise Supports Industry Education at the  2023 SEMA Show
Oct 25, 2023 Buzz

Enterprise Supports Industry Education at the 2023 SEMA Show

The Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) recognizes Enterprise for their support and sponsorship of the 2023 Repairer Driven Education (RDE) series and OEM Collision Repair Technology Summit at the SEMA Show. To register for RDE at the…
VWSA receives environmental award for 10th time
Oct 24, 2023 Buzz

VWSA receives environmental award for 10th time

Volkswagen Group South Africa became the proud 10-time recipient of the SJM Flex Environmental award at the 28th annual Exporters Eastern Cape awards on Friday, 20 October 2023. The SJM Flex Environmental award, which is given to an ISO…
Privatisation reveals the solution to infrastructure collapse
Oct 24, 2023 Buzz

Privatisation reveals the solution to infrastructure collapse

Who will build the roads? Well, not the South African government. And neither do they fix them, that’s for sure. Every year, we see infrastructure collapse across the board. Eskom continues to fail to keep the lights on, roads come to resemble the…
How to recognise and avoid counterfeit bearings
Oct 23, 2023 Buzz

How to recognise and avoid counterfeit bearings

With an estimated 30% of all bearings globally being labelled counterfeit, consumers have their work cut out for them when it comes to ensuring that the parts they are buying are genuine, or at least matching quality parts. Shawn Reddy, Product…
VWSA honoured with Lean & Green Management Award
Oct 23, 2023 Buzz

VWSA honoured with Lean & Green Management Award

For their excellent practices in the spheres of lean working models and environmental sustainability, Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) has been honoured with an international Lean & Green Management award. The annual awards, which is an…
Buckle up - TopGear SA Speed Week 2023 is coming in HOT!
Oct 23, 2023 Buzz

Buckle up - TopGear SA Speed Week 2023 is coming in HOT!

TopGear South Africa (TGSA) is thrilled to announce the highly anticipated TopGear South Africa Speed Week 2023, SA’s hottest performance car matchup, where the year's fastest and most thrilling vehicles gather to compete for the ultimate accolade -…
Israel: A (weak) light of liberty in a dark corner of the world
Oct 23, 2023 Buzz

Israel: A (weak) light of liberty in a dark corner of the world

The State of Israel is not the world’s freest country and nor is it beyond reproach. But relative to its neighbours, Israel is a light of liberty that must be safeguarded from the authoritarianism that surrounds it. Foreign policy is just as much…
Embracing ESG: Paving the Path to Sustainable Dealerships
Oct 20, 2023 Buzz

Embracing ESG: Paving the Path to Sustainable Dealerships

The automotive industry is currently undergoing a profound transformation, marked by a shift towards Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) principles. Brandon Cohen, National Chairperson of the National Automobile Dealers' Association (NADA),…
Compensation Fund: 'Confirmation Of Life' documentation
Oct 19, 2023 Buzz

Compensation Fund: 'Confirmation Of Life' documentation

On 2 October 2023, the Acting Commissioner of the Compensation Fund (‘the Fund’) issued a notice in terms of the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act (COIDA) to inform all pensioners, beneficiaries and recipients, who are…
Complete lubrication solutions for cement and heavy industry
Oct 19, 2023 Buzz

Complete lubrication solutions for cement and heavy industry

A leading supplier of lubricants and services for the cement industry, FUCHS LUBRICANTS SOUTH AFRICA offers diverse products such as STABYL HD, high-performance grease for roller bearings in kilns and mills. “The cement industry has specific…
Ringbrothers to Unveil Three Custom Builds at 2023 SEMA Show
Oct 19, 2023 Buzz

Ringbrothers to Unveil Three Custom Builds at 2023 SEMA Show

Ringbrothers, the world-renowned custom car builder and parts manufacturer, is set to unveil three custom builds at the 2023 SEMA Show, held Oct. 31 – Nov. 3 in Las Vegas. The cars are sure to draw crowds on the heels of Ringbrothers’ unprecedented…
AAPEX: Last Call for Vegas!
Oct 19, 2023 Buzz

AAPEX: Last Call for Vegas!

Automotive aftermarket professionals everywhere are preparing for AAPEX 2023 in Las Vegas — and there’s still time to join them! In just two weeks, our community will gather for the ultimate skill- and business-building event, featuring an agenda…
Top industry performers celebrated at naamsa Accelerator Awards
Oct 18, 2023 Buzz

Top industry performers celebrated at naamsa Accelerator Awards

The South African Auto Week 2023 ended in a crescendo on Friday 13 October when captains of industry, automotive icons, representatives from national and local government and the media met for the 2023 Accelerator Awards. The Accelerator Awards are…
NEASA Skills: Training November 2023
Oct 17, 2023 Buzz

NEASA Skills: Training November 2023

NEASA is offering skills training by accredited training providers in the following disciplines: Occupational Health and Safety - R1 050.00 excl. VAT Firefighting - R860.00 excl. VAT First Aid - R1 100.00 excl. VAT The training will be conducted in…
November Skills Training Program - George
Oct 16, 2023 Buzz

November Skills Training Program - George

NEASA is offering skills training by accredited training providers in the following disciplines: Occupational Health and Safety - R 795.00 excl. VAT Firefighting - R 795.00 excl. VAT First Aid - R 900.00 excl. VAT The training will be conducted in…
All-New Xforce Wins the VMARK Vietnam Design Award 2023
Oct 16, 2023 Buzz

All-New Xforce Wins the VMARK Vietnam Design Award 2023

Mitsubishi Motors announced that the all-new Xforce compact SUV has been selected as a gold award winner in the VMARK Vietnam Design Award 2023 in the Best Transportation Design category. This marks the first time that Mitsubishi Motors has won the…
Get ready for a week of tire slaying mayhem!
Oct 16, 2023 Buzz

Get ready for a week of tire slaying mayhem!

HOONIGAN Announced for both SEMA Show and SEMA Fest That's right, HOONIGAN is not only bringing the Burnyard back to the SEMA Show from Oct. 31 - Nov. 2, but they will also be throwing down EXCLUSIVE live Hoonigan shows at SEMA Fest on Nov 3rd & 4th…
Mahindra at SA Auto Week 2023
Oct 16, 2023 Buzz

Mahindra at SA Auto Week 2023

Mahindra South Africa showcased two of its Authentic SUVs at this year's SA Auto Week (SAAW23). Held at Gallagher Estate in Midrand, Gauteng, the SA Auto Week is South Africa's premier industry event. It offers vehicle manufacturers like Mahindra an…
Celebrating World Standards Day
Oct 13, 2023 Buzz

Celebrating World Standards Day

Every year, the work of International and National Standards Bodies and the experts who contribute to the development of standards, is celebrated on World Standards Day, observed on 14 October. This year, the worldwide theme is “Our Shared Vision…
JAC Motors expands its dealer network to Botswana
Oct 13, 2023 Buzz

JAC Motors expands its dealer network to Botswana

After years of solid growth in Southern Africa, JAC Motors opened its first dealership in Botswana. The company entered the South African market in 2017 and, in 2021, extended its dealer network beyond South African borders. Over and above its…
Bidvest Bank Invests to Empower Black-Owned Businesses 
Oct 13, 2023 Buzz

Bidvest Bank Invests to Empower Black-Owned Businesses 

Bidvest Bank, has demonstrated its commitment to supporting black-owned businesses by investing over R10 million in five Exempted Micro-Enterprises (EMEs) across Gauteng, Limpopo, and KwaZulu-Natal. This investment is part of Bidvest Bank's…
The world’s political processes are criminal at heart
Oct 13, 2023 Buzz

The world’s political processes are criminal at heart

There is a newly emergent class abroad: the political class. They have made for themselves a unique privilege: that of dissimulation — life as pretence. They pretend to represent the interests of the voters, but they represent only their own; they…
Local auto industry unites at SA Auto Week
Oct 13, 2023 Buzz

Local auto industry unites at SA Auto Week

On 11 October 2023. naamsa, the Automotive Business Council, officially commenced its annual SA Auto Week at Gallagher Estate in Gauteng. SA Auto Week, which also forms part of the country’s Transport Month activities, is the local automotive…
Invite: Trasnport Month Event
Oct 12, 2023 Buzz

Invite: Trasnport Month Event

October in South Africa is Transport Month, where all matters related to transport are placed into focus - in particular, road safety. MasterDrive in partnership with Castrol and Santam Heavy Haulage, are hosting their annual Transport Month event…
REMINDER: Creating a future-ready business: Roadshow
Oct 12, 2023 Buzz

REMINDER: Creating a future-ready business: Roadshow

CREATING A FUTURE-READY BUSINESS PROTECT YOUR BALANCE SHEET AGAINST AN UNCERTAIN FUTURE ROADSHOW South African entrepreneurs are increasingly confronted with challenges caused by the departure from free-market principles, the acceleration of…
Video: #OurFordStory 100th Anniversary
Oct 12, 2023 Buzz

Video: #OurFordStory 100th Anniversary

Ford South Africa is approaching its 100th anniversary in November this year – a remarkable achievement complemented by a long list of major milestones, records, and awards. To celebrate Ford’s Centenary, we have several exciting events and…
Welcome to European Business Hub
Oct 12, 2023 Buzz

Welcome to European Business Hub

British Business Set Up 2023 United Kingdom is opening it's Borders to International Companies and aiming to make Britain as the World's Business Start-Up Center. Benefits of setting up a Biritish Company Excellent global reputation. Greater…
bpSA launches new Wild Bean Café store brand and menu
Oct 11, 2023 Buzz

bpSA launches new Wild Bean Café store brand and menu

When you’re looking for a pie to keep you going, a bumpa cuppa of coffee or a Dirty Chai that gives you more lift, you’ll find it at your nearest Wild Bean Café. The well-known coffee shop brand at bp service stations, which has been around for 22…
Formula DRIFT joins SEMA Fest as Official Drift Partner
Oct 09, 2023 Buzz

Formula DRIFT joins SEMA Fest as Official Drift Partner

Leading Formula DRIFT teams will provide thrilling drift demos during SEMA Fest on November 3-4, 2023 BUY TICKETS Our music line-up has already been announced, headlined by Imagine Dragons, Incubus, Wiz Khalifa and many more amazing artists. But, if…
GWM P-Series Class Winner SA Bakkie of the Year
Oct 09, 2023 Buzz

GWM P-Series Class Winner SA Bakkie of the Year

Power, precision and practicality has made the GWM P-Series range of pickups a value proposition bar none, and this was substantiated again with the luxuriously specified P-Series 2.0TD LTD 4×4 AT double cab adjudged a class winner in the recently…
Interested in pursuing a manufacturing focused MBA?
Oct 06, 2023 Buzz

Interested in pursuing a manufacturing focused MBA?

The Toyota Wessels Institute for Manufacturing Studies (TWIMS) was established in 2018 with a single vision: an industrialised Africa built on world-class manufacturing capabilities. To realise this vision, TWIMS has partnered with the Gordon…
Latest ABB charging solutions for smart mobility
Oct 06, 2023 Buzz

Latest ABB charging solutions for smart mobility

ABB leads the future to zero emission mobility with smart, reliable, and emission-free electric vehicle charging solutions. The technology leader displayed its world-leading AC and DC charging portfolio at the Smarter Mobility Africa Summit from 1…
A year of growth and enhanced features for myITG 
Oct 06, 2023 Buzz

A year of growth and enhanced features for myITG 

TecAlliance, the leading expert for data management and processes in the automotive aftermarket, celebrates a year of success with its innovative cloud-based solution, myITG. This solution continues to transform the approach of automotive…
Special Invitation To All Woman Owned Businesses
Oct 06, 2023 Buzz

Special Invitation To All Woman Owned Businesses

We invite you to join us for the following sessions: Finding out about the latest manufacturing industry trends Information about how to access finance for your business Trade information – how to do business with companies in various Africa…
Ford Wildlife Foundation Continues Support for SANCCOB
Oct 06, 2023 Buzz

Ford Wildlife Foundation Continues Support for SANCCOB

The Ford Wildlife Foundation (FWF) has a long and proud legacy of supporting environmental research, conservation and education across Southern Africa over the past three decades, and is currently involved with 29 projects across the region. FWF,…
Visit TyreXpo Americas 2023 at our Expense
Oct 05, 2023 Buzz

Visit TyreXpo Americas 2023 at our Expense

With the next event in the TyreXpo Series – the very first TyreXpo Americas 2023 now just over two months away. Your company can still apply to take advantage of our popular Hosted Buyer Scheme. The show is due to be staged in the heart of Mexico…
Nitro Circus joins SEMA Fest as Official Partner
Oct 05, 2023 Buzz

Nitro Circus joins SEMA Fest as Official Partner

Nitro Circus is set to turn up the heat, with its action-packed FMX & BMX show, bringing the world’s best riders together during the all-new SEMA Fest, in Las Vegas, on November 3-4, 2023 BUY TICKETS HERE Embracing the true action sports spirit,…
New beginnings for Nissan in Algeria
Oct 05, 2023 Buzz

New beginnings for Nissan in Algeria

Nissan’s long-standing Algerian partner, Groupe Hasnaoui, has signed a renewed distributor agreement extending its history with the Japanese OEM, which dates back to 1993. It is a brand-new beginning, says Nissan Africa President Joni Paiva, in a…
Zimbabwean Exemption Permits: Update
Oct 05, 2023 Buzz

Zimbabwean Exemption Permits: Update

On 27 June 2023, the Pretoria High Court handed down a judgement declaring the decision of the Minister of Home Affairs, which terminated the Zimbabwean Exemption Permits (ZEPs), as unlawful, unconstitutional and invalid. The ZEP program, as per the…
PRI to showcase latest performance parts and innovations
Oct 04, 2023 Buzz

PRI to showcase latest performance parts and innovations

The Featured Products Showcase returns to the 2023 Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show, helping manufacturers promote their products to buyers and media throughout the event December 7-9 at the Indiana Convention Center in downtown…
Sustainability Trends Auto Pros Should Know...
Oct 04, 2023 Buzz

Sustainability Trends Auto Pros Should Know...

En Route to a Greener Tomorrow It’s time for the final episode of our monthly AAPEX Education Online webinar series for 2023, where we’ll explore another critical topic impacting the automotive aftermarket. As always, the webinar is free to attend,…
NADA highlights growing challenges amidst fuel price increases
Oct 04, 2023 Buzz

NADA highlights growing challenges amidst fuel price increases

The National Automobile Dealers' Association (NADA) stands in solidarity with South African motorists as they face a new wave of challenges following the announcement of fuel price increases by the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy. These…
ISUZU Motors South Africa celebrates Heritage Day
Oct 04, 2023 Buzz

ISUZU Motors South Africa celebrates Heritage Day

During Heritage Day ISUZU Motors South Africa took time to celebrate the multitude of cultures and backgrounds that have formed the ISUZU lineage in South Africa. We used the day to celebrate the unique facet of our country’s history, where we all…
Franchise survey cements the strength of the franchise system
Oct 04, 2023 Buzz

Franchise survey cements the strength of the franchise system

“Research and surveys are, on the face of it, all about the cold hard facts of statistics and the numbers – what’s the turnover, contribution to GDP and how many outlets make up this important business sector – but in reality the success that is…
OMODA announces strategic partnership with Planet Fitness
Oct 04, 2023 Buzz

OMODA announces strategic partnership with Planet Fitness

OMODA, the rising star in the automotive industry, is thrilled to announce a strategic partnership with Planet Fitness, one of South Africa's most renowned fitness brands. This innovative collaboration aims to enhance the well-being of OMODA vehicle…
The power of regular ERP system updates for manufacturers
Oct 04, 2023 Buzz

The power of regular ERP system updates for manufacturers

By Marius Wessels, Manager: Professional Services for SYSPRO Africa In the fast-paced world of manufacturing, staying ahead of the competition requires constant adaptation and optimisation. Tempting as it is to stick to the ‘if it ain’t broke don’t…
How eLearning is helping auto giant keep staff up to speed
Oct 04, 2023 Buzz

How eLearning is helping auto giant keep staff up to speed

South Africa’s Nissan Academy is making use of ‘anytime, anywhere’ learning strategies to improve service standards in its dealer network The rapid rate at which the automotive sector is changing requires that vehicle companies equip employees with…
The Franchise Conference 2023
Oct 04, 2023 Buzz

The Franchise Conference 2023

26 October 07:30 am - 17:00 pm With the theme of ‘We’re all in this together... as we take the Road to Recovery’, the conference is a must-attend to everyone in the franchise sector, and to anyone that is interested in this phenomenal business…
Foolish to stake all our hopes on the flawed democratic process
Oct 04, 2023 Buzz

Foolish to stake all our hopes on the flawed democratic process

"I don't care who votes. I only care who counts the votes.” Joseph Stalin Like sad children pinning their hopes on getting a pony for Christmas, the abused South African electorate earnestly wishes for a miracle in the forthcoming general elections.…
Noose tightens on new vehicle sales
Oct 03, 2023 Buzz

Noose tightens on new vehicle sales

Uncertainty seems to be getting the better of consumers and business as new vehicle sales registered their second consecutive month of declines year-on-year. According to figures released by naamsa | the Automotive Business Council, SA’s new vehicle…
Dunlop celebrates 50 years of making tyres in KZN town
Oct 03, 2023 Buzz

Dunlop celebrates 50 years of making tyres in KZN town

Most people think of Ladysmith as three-quarters of the way to their annual beach holiday at the foot of the Drakensburg van Reenen’s pass. But did you know that the buzzing little metropolis is the home to industries including Dunlop, which…
naamsa releases September 2023 new vehicle stats
Oct 03, 2023 Buzz

naamsa releases September 2023 new vehicle stats

After carefully considering the new vehicle sales statistics for the month of September 2023, naamsa has once again reaffirmed that various external business factors, including the higher fuel prices, ongoing challenges in transport logistics,…
Gauteng TVET students celebrate the completion of internships
Oct 02, 2023 Buzz

Gauteng TVET students celebrate the completion of internships

Students taking part in the 7th NEASA Youth Development 18-month work-based program celebrated the completion of their internships as the final step to formally apply for their National Diploma. We are proud of each and every one of the students for…
Tiger Wheel & Tyre Sets Up Shop in Raslouw, Centurion
Oct 02, 2023 Buzz

Tiger Wheel & Tyre Sets Up Shop in Raslouw, Centurion

An exciting new tenant has set up shop at the Lifestyle @ 55 Shopping Centre in Raslouw, Centurion. On 25 September, Tiger Wheel & Tyre unveiled a brand new store in the popular lifestyle centre, situated at the corner of the R55 and Lochner Road.…
Truckloads of fun – and a moving display of Iconic Mossel Bay
Oct 02, 2023 Buzz

Truckloads of fun – and a moving display of Iconic Mossel Bay

After a weekend of extreme weather caused by torrential rain and destructive gales across the Western Cape, the sun smiled brightly on Mossel Bay on Tuesday morning, when a select crowd gathered at Café Gannet to witness the launch of the town’s…
South Africa could have shone a bright light on Africa!
Oct 02, 2023 Buzz

South Africa could have shone a bright light on Africa!

By Eustace Davie, a director of the Free Market Foundation and author of Unchain the child. There was a time when South Africa was thought to be the future economic powerhouse of Africa. Those were halcyon days, when Nelson Mandela was president,…
AAPEX 2023: On The Hot Seat: EVs
Oct 02, 2023 Buzz

AAPEX 2023: On The Hot Seat: EVs

The demand for electric vehicles is at an all-time high. In 2022 alone, more than 10 million EVs sold worldwide, with sales expected to reach 14 million by the end of 2023. This growth means EVs will make up 18% of the overall vehicle market — an…
Navigating Loadshedding Challenges in South Africa
Sep 29, 2023 Buzz

Navigating Loadshedding Challenges in South Africa

The Benefits of Generators as an Alternative Power Source Loadshedding continues to beleaguer homes and businesses across South Africa, with the Energy Council of South Africa recently forecasting its continuation throughout 2023 with only a…
NHI supporters should not ignore SA’s healthcare realities
Sep 29, 2023 Buzz

NHI supporters should not ignore SA’s healthcare realities

Three key questions seem largely to have been ignored in the current debate over healthcare reform. What are the main problems with our current free public health sector? How will the proposed National Health Insurance (NHI) correct these? And is a…
Who will you see in Las Vegas from Africa?
Sep 27, 2023 Buzz

AAPEX 2023: Who will you see in Las Vegas from Africa?

Automotive aftermarket warehouse distributors, retailers, and service and repair providers from hundreds of African companies are coming to AAPEX, the Western Hemisphere’s premier industry event. Here, they’ll source the latest products and…
Reminder! Creating future-ready business: Roadshow
Sep 27, 2023 Buzz

Reminder! Creating future-ready business: Roadshow

The South African government constantly introduces restrictive and burdensome legislation that inhibits the abilities of entrepreneurs, irrespective of their race. B-BBEE and Employment Equity are examples of typical hostile legislation illustrative…
Capitalising on manufacturing growth in Africa
Sep 27, 2023 Buzz

Capitalising on manufacturing growth in Africa

The 2023 theme "Capitalising on Manufacturing Growth in Africa" for a Manufacturing Indaba event signifies the importance of the manufacturing sector in the continent's economic development and how stakeholders can leverage this growth for…
Save $60 on AAPEX Registration!
Sep 26, 2023 Buzz

Save $60 on AAPEX Registration!

Last Call for $60 Off Registering for AAPEX is always a good decision — and there’s no time like the present. It’s your last chance to secure your spot to the automotive aftermarket’s premier industry event for just $60. On September 30, the price…
GWM makes substantial donation to Cradle of Hope organisation
Sep 26, 2023 Buzz

GWM makes substantial donation to Cradle of Hope organisation

HAVAL Motors South Africa (HMSA) has always been adhering to the spirit of GWM to adjust, grow and innovate. For this reason, HMSA strives to bring a unique and surprising experience to South African users; on the one hand adhering to a customer…
Repeal unconstitutional causes of mass youth unemployment
Sep 22, 2023 Buzz

Repeal unconstitutional causes of mass youth unemployment

Removing the causes of mass youth unemployment in SA would have multiple positive consequences for jobseekers. If small businesses and households, “the natural employers of young and untrained workers in an open labour market”, were free of the…
Payment of employees: public holiday falling on a Sunday
Sep 21, 2023 Buzz

Payment of employees: public holiday falling on a Sunday

24 September 2023 is a public holiday in South Africa. As this date falls on a Sunday this year, in terms of the Public Holiday Act, the following Monday is also a public holiday. The question that arises is how employees should be paid for these…
Time to end SA’s taxpayer-funded monarchies
Sep 21, 2023 Buzz

Time to end SA’s taxpayer-funded monarchies

Why are SA taxpayers expected to foot the bill to keep self-styled monarchs and traditional charlatans living in luxury? It is almost three decades since the advent of democracy. Yet we exist as a hodgepodge of feudal kingdoms funded by an urban…
Volkswagen heritage sublimely preserved
Sep 21, 2023 Buzz

Volkswagen heritage sublimely preserved

For more than 70 years Volkswagen vehicles have traversed the roads of South Africa and have become one of the most loved vehicle brands in the country. Its heritage remains proudly preserved at the Volkswagen AutoPavilion in Kariega. This quaint…
JAC Motors and WesBank Join Forces
Sep 20, 2023 Buzz

JAC Motors and WesBank Join Forces

JAC Motors South Africa has partnered with WesBank, a division of First Rand Bank Limited, to offer financial products to boost the brand's expansion in Southern Africa. Established in South Africa in 2017, the company has experienced steady growth…
Hyundai IONIQ 6 wins TOP SAFETY PICK+ award in US
Sep 20, 2023 Buzz

Hyundai IONIQ 6 wins TOP SAFETY PICK+ award in US

Hyundai’s award-winning 2023 IONIQ 6 electric vehicle has been awarded a TOP SAFETY PICK+ (TSP+) designation from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in America. The IONIQ 6 was recognized for meeting the more-stringent IIHS…
Can pollen damage your car’s paint?
Sep 20, 2023 Buzz

Can pollen damage your car’s paint?

It’s allergy season, a time of itchy eyes and runny noses. But these aren’t the only challenges that come with a high pollen count - that powdery menace can also have some harmful effects on your car. While struggling with allergies, you might…
NHI Bill: NEASA submits written commentary
Sep 20, 2023 Buzz

NHI Bill: NEASA submits written commentary

FISCAL ARMAGEDDON THAT MUST BE STOPPED On 7 August 2023, the National Council of Provinces Committee for Health and Social Services, published the draft National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill (‘the Bill’) for public comment. NEASA takes a firm stance…
A globally recognised degree is now more accessible than ever
Sep 19, 2023 Buzz

A globally recognised degree is now more accessible than ever

An investment in your future The GIBS’ manufacturing-focused MBA, proudly delivered in partnership with TWIMS, represents the best of both worlds: a world-class MBA combined with cutting-edge manufacturing-focused content. GIBS’ highly experienced…
AAPEX - Let's Talk Global Supply Chain
Sep 15, 2023 Buzz

AAPEX - Let's Talk Global Supply Chain

Don’t Miss Our September Webinar! The AAPEX Education Online webinar series is designed for you to explore the critical topics impacting the automotive aftermarket leading up to AAPEX 2023. Plus, each webinar is FREE to attend. In September's…
A focus on creating deal flow at the Manufacturing Indaba
Sep 15, 2023 Buzz

A focus on creating deal flow at the Manufacturing Indaba

The 10th edition of the Manufacturing Indaba will have a major emphasis on doing business and growing manufacturing businesses The Manufacturing Indaba is gearing up to showcase a wealth of investment, trade and partnership opportunities with a…
MEYLE gets highest rating in TecCom Excellence Programme
Sep 14, 2023 Buzz

MEYLE gets highest rating in TecCom Excellence Programme

MEYLE, renowned manufacturer of high-quality automotive spare parts, has become the first parts supplier to be awarded five stars by TecAlliance as a TecCom Certified Supplier. The validation and certification as part of the TecCom Excellence…
Not enough enforcement of vehicle safety checks
Sep 14, 2023 Buzz

Not enough enforcement of vehicle safety checks

Road safety in South Africa has been likened to a national pandemic with a recent study finding that local drivers are the most dangerous in the world, regardless of their gender. The study conducted by Compare The Market (CTM) says a big…
Informal Workshop: Initiator Training 18 October 2023
Sep 14, 2023 Buzz

Informal Workshop: Initiator Training 18 October 2023

NEASA will be conducting an informal workshop webinar to ensure that business owners, managers, HR- and IR managers are adequately trained to initiate disciplinary hearings successfully. OBJECTIVES The objectives include providing delegates with an…
Creating future-ready business: Roadshow
Sep 14, 2023 Buzz

Creating future-ready business: Roadshow

The South African government constantly introduces restrictive and burdensome legislation that inhibits the abilities of entrepreneurs, irrespective of their race. B-BBEE and Employment Equity are examples of typical hostile legislation illustrative…
ZF Aftermarket Adds 74 New Parts, Expands
Sep 13, 2023 Buzz

ZF Aftermarket Adds 74 New Parts, Expands

TRW Brake Pad and X-Tend Powered Lift Offerings ZF Aftermarket expanded its parts offerings in August 2023 for vehicles in the United States and Canada, adding 74 new listings to its TRW and SACHS branded portfolios. The latest additions expand…
Replace or repair? That is the windscreen question
Sep 13, 2023 Buzz

Replace or repair? That is the windscreen question

It’s what many car owners dread, that pinging sound as a stone flicks up off the road or bounces off the back of a truck and hits your windscreen. What starts as a small chip quickly becomes a crack making its way further and further across the…
NEASA SKILLS: Training October 2023
Sep 13, 2023 Buzz

NEASA SKILLS: Training October 2023

NEASA is offering skills training by accredited training providers in the following disciplines: Occupational Health and Safety - R1 050.00 excl. VAT Firefighting - R860.00 excl. VAT First Aid - R1 100.00 excl. VAT The training will be conducted in…
SATMC highlights local manufacturing expertise at NAACAM show
Sep 12, 2023 Buzz

SATMC highlights local manufacturing expertise at NAACAM show

To drive home the contribution of domestic tyre manufacturing, the South African Tyre Manufacturers Conference (SATMC) was proud to unveil its new Homegrown #DrivingLocal initiative and logo at this year’s NAACAM Show 2023. Hosted by the National…
Volkswagen Group South Africa develops emerging entrepreneurs
Sep 12, 2023 Buzz

Volkswagen Group South Africa develops emerging entrepreneurs

Small and medium enterprises (SME) are described as the engine of an economy. According to the World Bank, SMEs represent 90% of businesses and accounts for more than 50% of employment worldwide. However, small businesses often encounter challenges…
National Minimum Wage: Invitation for public comment
Sep 11, 2023 Buzz

National Minimum Wage: Invitation for public comment

As their annual tick box exercise to appease the public and keep up the appearance of legislative compliance, the National Minimum Wage (NMW) Commission (‘the Commission’), on 1 August 2023, published their invitation to the public for written…
State’s heavy-handed approach invalidates consumer choice
Sep 11, 2023 Buzz

State’s heavy-handed approach invalidates consumer choice

By Zakhele Mthembu BA Law LLB (Wits), a legal researcher at the Free Market Foundation. The Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa), the regulator of wireless communications, has ordered an innovative business that sought to sell Starlink…
Jeep® brand announces sale of five millionth Jeep Wrangler
Sep 08, 2023 Buzz

Jeep® brand announces sale of five millionth Jeep Wrangler

The Jeep® brand announced the sale of the five millionth Jeep Wrangler, which was bought by a customer in Camden, New Jersey. The owner will receive $5,000 worth of Jeep Performance Parts (JPP) by Mopar and lifetime Jeep Wave customer care benefits…
Train From Anywhere With The Best
Sep 08, 2023 Buzz

Train From Anywhere With The Best

In a constantly evolving industry like the automotive aftermarket, you need the most cutting edge insights and education to keep you firing on all cylinders. Enter our free Joe’s Garage Online training series. Don’t miss the final month of…
Thank you for attending Automechanika Johannesburg 2023
Sep 08, 2023 Buzz

Thank you for attending Automechanika Johannesburg 2023

We would like to thank you for your active participation in Automechanika 2023. Your presence and contributions made this event a remarkable success. As we conclude this year's event, we invite you to review the Automechanika 2023 Post-Show Report.…
Winner of 2023 Innovation Awards announced
Sep 07, 2023 Buzz

Winner of 2023 Innovation Awards announced

Representatives of the automotive aftermarket and related industries converged on the National Exhibition Centre, Nasrec, Johannesburg earlier (September 5) for the announcement of the winner of the Automechanika Johannesburg 2023 Innovation Awards.…
Peter van der Galiën appointed CEO of TecAlliance GmbH
Sep 07, 2023 Buzz

Peter van der Galiën appointed CEO of TecAlliance GmbH

Jürgen Buchert will retire at the end of 2023 after 22 years with TecAlliance, having successfully developed and expanded TecAlliance into the leading provider of digital vehicle, product and repair data and business process solutions in the…
A non-solution for Local Government's continued failure
Sep 07, 2023 Buzz

A non-solution for Local Government's continued failure

In his 2019 Budget Speech, President Cyril Ramaphosa initiated the District Development Model ('DDM'), citing the pattern of [intergovernmental bodies] “operating in silos” as the reason for the lack of coherence in planning and implementation,…
FUCHS launches new products at Automechanika Johannesburg
Sep 07, 2023 Buzz

FUCHS launches new products at Automechanika Johannesburg

The world’s largest independent supplier of innovative lubricant solutions, covering almost every industry and application, FUCHS LUBRICANTS SOUTH AFRICA will launch three new products at Automechanika Johannesburg from 5 to 7 September at the…
Grow Your Business with New Aftermarket Products
Sep 06, 2023 Buzz

Grow Your Business with New Aftermarket Products

Discover Cutting-Edge Solutions and Form Business Connections This year's AAPEX will be the most comprehensive yet. Stay updated on emerging trends, discover new products, and forge valuable connections with top suppliers. Here are a few of the…
 Topics to be Covered at the 2023 Manufacturing Indaba
Sep 06, 2023 Buzz

Topics to be Covered at the 2023 Manufacturing Indaba

Manufacturing Indaba endeavours to promote a positive change to Sub-Saharan Africa’s manufacturing landscape - a source of livelihood for millions of people and leading contributor to the region’s gross domestic product (GDP). The 10th instalment of…
Will you be attending one of these events?
Sep 06, 2023 Buzz

Will you be attending one of these events?

In the ever-evolving landscape of business, information is nothing short of invaluable. It serves as the lifeblood that fuels informed decision-making and lays the foundation for a winning strategy. The ability to harness and leverage pertinent…
September shock – the fuel price
Sep 06, 2023 Buzz

September shock – the fuel price

South Africans will have to avoid Sunday trips to enjoy the warmer weather in September with this month’s fuel price increase. Petrol is set to increase by R1.71 per litre while diesel will soar by R2.84 per litre. While Sunday trips can be put on…
naamsa announces a new Board of Directors to the market
Sep 05, 2023 Buzz

naamsa announces a new Board of Directors to the market

After 88 years of existence, naamsa | The Automotive Business Council has proudly announced that Mr. Billy TOM has been elected as its first black President during the organisation’s Annual General Assembly held on Thursday, August 24, 2023,…
Toyota is tops in LCV and Passenger sales
Sep 05, 2023 Buzz

Toyota is tops in LCV and Passenger sales

With a total of 12,233 units retailed in August, Toyota’s market share expands to 26.8% compared to 23,6% for the same month last year and improving by 2% on the previous month’s figures. Toyota also outperformed the overall industry, which…
An extra 25 spots added to attend Fleet Safety Awards!
Sep 04, 2023 Buzz

An extra 25 spots added to attend Fleet Safety Awards!

Following the tremendous growth of the Fleet Safety Awards in just one year, even the size of the venue has had to grow. The Awards had to move to a larger venue to accommodate the interest in attending. Despite this, there has been an even greater…
Just 1 Day to go until Automechanika Johannesburg
Sep 04, 2023 Buzz

Just 1 Day to go until Automechanika Johannesburg

The countdown has reached its final stage, in just 1 day, Automechanika Johannesburg 2023 will open its doors to the automotive world. We're thrilled to announce that the highly-anticipated exhibitor list for this year's event is now LIVE and…
New vehicle sales stumble in August
Sep 04, 2023 Buzz

New vehicle sales stumble in August

New vehicle sales stumbled in August, showing the first potential signs of strain amidst economic headwinds. The market has performed resiliently despite tightening household budgets, low business and consumer confidence, and impact of the energy…
naamsa releases August, 2023 new vehicle sales stats
Sep 01, 2023 Buzz

naamsa releases August, 2023 new vehicle sales stats

Reflecting on the new vehicle sales statistics for the month of August 2023, naamsa | The Automotive Business Council said that the weak new vehicle salesperformance underlines the ongoing stressed business and consumer environment in the country…
We Need to Talk Technology
Sep 01, 2023 Buzz

We Need to Talk Technology

Let’s Talk Tech Technology has revolutionized the automotive aftermarket — and there are no signs of slowing down. From advanced diagnostic tools and augmented reality applications to AI-driven inventory management systems, the integration of…
The floor plan is filing up fast – secure your spot today!
Sep 01, 2023 Buzz

The floor plan is filing up fast – secure your spot today!

We are thrilled to announce that the biggest names in the renewable energy industry have already confirmed their participation at The Future Energy Show Africa 2024! This is your once-a-year opportunity to meet with 20,000 attendees including…
NAACAM Show 2023: R4.8 billion Investment pledge
Sep 01, 2023 Buzz

NAACAM Show 2023: R4.8 billion Investment pledge

NAACAM's Renai Moothilal announced that sixteen exhibitors at this year's NAACAM Show 2023 have pledged over R4.8 billion in investment into the automotive component and allied manufacturing industry ... Trade and Industry Minister Ebrahim Patel,…
NAACAM Show 2023 kicks off
Sep 01, 2023 Buzz

NAACAM Show 2023 kicks off

The NAACAM Show 2023 kicked off Yesterday. For the first time, the Show is being hosted in South Africa's capital Pretoria in partnership with the City of Tshwane and the Tshwane Economic Development Agency. During his opening address, NAACAM's…