Uvashen Bramiah national director SAMBRA
Aug 19, 2022 Mobility

Checks and balances – do your homework

Buying a second-hand car can be an exciting purchase and a sound economic decision provided there are no unexpected surprises. Typically, the reliability of a used car is at the forefront of most buyers' minds, particularly now that their financial…
Beat the Petrol Price Pinch – Easy Saving Tips
Aug 17, 2022 Mobility

Beat the Petrol Price Pinch – Easy Saving Tips

By: Greta Goosen, Head of Customer Experience at MiWay Insurance Your car is more than a means of getting you from Point A to Point B. Moments are shared, memories are made, in your car, because of your car. That goodbye window-kiss in the morning…
Audi’s ultra-fast electric vehicle chargers are live
Aug 15, 2022 Mobility

Audi’s ultra-fast electric vehicle chargers are live

In January 2022, Audi committed to progress ultra-fast EV charging technology for South Africa – up to 150kW (DC). By pioneering this technology, Audi has helped install the fastest public chargers in the country to date. The project, in partnership…
Ctrack Crystal an instant hit with fleet managers
Aug 15, 2022 Mobility

Ctrack Crystal an instant hit with fleet managers

With the launch of Ctrack Crystal earlier this year, fleet managers were presented with an all encompassing, customisable platform from which to run and manage their fleet and operations. This new cloud-based offering places ease of use at its core…
Dewald Ranft, Chairman of  the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA)
Aug 15, 2022 Mobility

The right oil makes all the difference

As motorists we may not always be as clued up as we should be on what goes into our cars. But did you realise that using the incorrect oil can lead to engine failure? Remember that quality counts. It doesn't matter what sort of fancy marketing goes…
Aug 05, 2022 Mobility

What Procurement Teams Are Looking For!

SAPICS Small Business Hub Webinar Topic: What procurement teams are looking for and how we deploy a strategy to meet the Enterprise Supplier Development (ESD) requirements? Online via Zoom Thursday, 01 September 2022 14h00 - 15h00 SAST, CAT, GMT+2…
Aug 04, 2022 Mobility

What is the fear of driving?

A fear of driving is a phobia that’s been given many different names: amaxophobia, octophobia, or motorphobia. It is the persistent and intense fear of driving or riding in a car. “People experience the fear differently. Some people fear driving in…
Aug 04, 2022 Mobility

New vehicle sales climb despite local economic hardships

Passenger vehicles yield growth, Crossover continues to lead New vehicle sales in May 2022 (39 063 units) were 1.8% up on May 2021, according to naamsa. This may be indicative of pent up demand created by unfavourable conditions over the last two…
Aug 03, 2022 Mobility

Customers still rate Hino top in customer satisfaction

Hino South Africa continued to top the overall rankings in the DataTrack comparative customer experience survey for the second quarter of 2022 despite losing production when the flood damage in KwaZulu Natal caused the enforced shutdown of its…
Jul 29, 2022 Mobility

AI and defending the future of autonomy

Prof. Ben Azvine, global head of security research and distinguished engineer, BT, says that artificial intelligence and machine learning are key to protecting connected vehicles from malicious threats. Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs) are…
Jul 27, 2022 Mobility

Basic car maintenance improves fuel economy

Did you know that keeping your car properly maintained can improve fuel economy by 4%; and fixing a serious issue, such as a faulty oxygen sensor, can improve mileage by up to 40%? By now most consumers are adopting fuel-saving strategies such as…
Jul 21, 2022 Mobility

Stellantis introduces the offer “Electric As You Go”

Stellantis introduces “Electric As You Go”: the new competitive long-term rental program dedicated to the BEV world starting from € 110 per month plus a cost of use at 7 cents per kilometer (with 500 kms minimum per month*). The program extends the…
Jul 18, 2022 Mobility

Put people first for AI success, technology expert advises

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a hot topic and big buzzword in business today. Infoholic Research predicts that AI in the logistics and supply chain markets will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 42.9% until 2023. According to author, AI and…
Jul 18, 2022 Mobility

Warm-up or not to warm-up

At the height of winter many drivers may feel warming up vehicles is necessary on cold mornings. New technology says the need to do a car warm-up is not necessary in newer cars but older models may still require it, but be careful! The CEO of…
Jul 15, 2022 Mobility

Maximise efficiency from your FAW truck

While FAW Trucks are fuel efficient, fleet managers can achieve additional savings Driver training is one of the most important elements Tyre pressures play a vital role Fleet and transport operators are under massive pressure to contain operating…
Jul 14, 2022 Mobility

5 ways to save on your insurance premiums

July is National Savings Month – but with inflation soaring, and food and petrol prices going through the roof, it’s tough just trying to get through the month, let alone have money to save. FNB estimates it takes the average mid-income consumer…
Jul 12, 2022 Mobility

Let foreign truckers drive

By Nicholas Woode-Smith, an author, economic historian and political analyst, is a contributing author for the Free Market Foundation. As of 20 June 2022, 213 foreign truck drivers had been arrested for operating illegally this year. This has been…
Jul 08, 2022 Mobility

What to do if you run out of petrol

Running out of petrol can be a frustrating situation, especially if you’re in a dangerous area or you’re in a rush. If you suspect you might run out of petrol, remember that your safety is a top priority. “Safety is your biggest concern if your…
Jul 07, 2022 Mobility

Petrol is an essential good – remove tax on petrol

By Nicholas Woode-Smith, an economic historian, political analyst, and fiction author of the Kat Drummond Series and Warpmancer Saga, has written hundreds of articles on South African politics, economics and history. He writes for the Free Market…
Jul 07, 2022 Mobility

A Festival to delight the senses

With a substantial list of exhibitors, partners and sponsors already on board and more joining each day, the Festival of Motoring 2022 is definitely the highlight of the motoring event calendar for this year. 2022 marks the 5th edition of the…
Jul 06, 2022 Mobility

Fuel savings for trucks – part 2

Today the price of 95 unleaded petrol increased by R2.57, 93 unleaded by R2.37 and diesel will increase by R2.30 per litre. Now that the price per litre of almost all grades of fuel in all regions has crossed the dreaded R25/L mark, projections are…
Jul 01, 2022 Mobility

JAC Motors introduces 24-hour Roadside Assistance

Roadside Assistance programme for an improved ownership experience Dealer footprint increases to 65 dealerships across Southern Africa Product range includes the new N55 EV battery-electric truck Tough all-new X100 1-tonne workhorse to be introduced…
Jul 01, 2022 Mobility

Fuel-saving for trucks - part 1

The recent fuel price increases and rumours about the upcoming price increase being between R2 and R3 per litre, not only has motorists frustrated but panicked about whether it will even be possible to fill their tanks next month. The fuel price…
Jun 28, 2022 Mobility

Climate-Proof Roads

The vulnerability of South Africa’s primary road network to severe flooding and climate change-related incidents has been thrust into the public domain in recent months. The devastating floods in KwaZulu-Natal not only contributed to the unfortunate…
Jun 28, 2022 Mobility

Different types of car insurance

With 60% to 70% of vehicles in South Africa uninsured and more than 800,000 accidents occurring annually, most vehicles involved in accidents are not insured. However, with different types of insurance available to consumers, even insurance with low…
Jun 27, 2022 Mobility

Africa raises the bar with informative IFIS in Durban

The 2022 International Flight Inspection Symposium (IFIS) that explored the future of the aviation industry and the advancement of technological instruments and systems was the most critical IFIS conversation ever staged, according to Onorio Rocca,…
Jun 24, 2022 Mobility

Not for the faint-hearted

Setting up and running a fleet of trucks means you must be on top of your game – this is a cutthroat industry and, with so many balls in the air, it’s easy to drop one. There’s no doubt that logistics is booming, driven at least in part by the…
Jun 23, 2022 Mobility

Fuel efficiency – surviving the continuous fuel spikes

With the seemingly never-ending fuel price increases, consumers continue to search for ways to minimise monthly costs, translating into an upswing in requests received from WeBuyCars for fuel-efficient vehicles. “The frequency of fuel price…
Jun 23, 2022 Mobility

ISO 14001 delivers on ESG

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) has fast become one of the top considerations for companies, as the pressure from regulators, politicians, investors and consumers mounts. Measuring the environmental impact and efforts to increase…
Jun 22, 2022 Mobility

Mindfulness on the road

Tips to keep road rage at bay The uncertainties of the past couple of years have been stressful. We’ve all had to learn how to adapt to being isolated and then how to integrate back into society under changed circumstances. The last few months have…
Jun 21, 2022 Mobility

Volvo Trucks showcases new zero-emissions truck

Imagine a truck that only emits water vapor, produces its own electricity onboard and has a range of up to 1 000 km. It’s possible with fuel cells powered by hydrogen, and Volvo Trucks has started to test vehicles using this new technology. To…
Jun 20, 2022 Mobility

Renault reveals ZOE Model Year 2022

Renault ZOE, the bestselling EV city car in Europe is now available with new finishes and trim levels for the Model Year 2022 with a new Shadow Grey body color. The success of Renault ZOE hasn’t stopped growing over the years. ZOE has seen its sales…
Jun 14, 2022 Mobility

Driving excellence considered at Automechanika

MasterDrive concluded their first hybrid workshop today at the Automechanika and Futuroad Expo 2022. The event was a success with presenters providing a well-rounded perspective on creating driving excellence in South Africa and concluding with a…
Jun 14, 2022 Mobility

Average Used Car Price Up 17% Since 2021

According to statistics by Gumtree South Africa, the average price of used vehicles has gone up by 17.31%, from R178,911 to nearly R209,888, between May 2021 and May 2022. According to Nunben Dixon, Head of Gumtree Auto, this is due to continuous…
Jun 13, 2022 Mobility

How AURA technology is enhancing safety on the road

Ride-hailing services, such as Uber, are transforming the way we move around. A few clicks on a smartphone can have you on your way in no time, meeting the modern consumer’s need for on-demand, accessible and convenient services. According to a…
Jun 09, 2022 Mobility

Celebrating the Impact of a Great Driver

A truck driver can be a fleet owner’s most valuable asset. For this reason, Volvo Trucks South Africa customer, Reinke Logistix, believes in continuously investing in their drivers. The company, head quartered in Paarl, is a logistics service…
Jun 02, 2022 Mobility

Driving consumer’s right to information

On the 19 May 2022 the South African Motor Body Repairers’ Association (SAMBRA), a proud association of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI), hosted a Vehicle Write-Off Conference in Johannesburg. The objective was to consolidate support…
May 27, 2022 Mobility

Dealers embrace benefits of servicing other brands

Treading into new territory, dealers are starting to embrace the benefits of the relatively new Right to Repair Guidelines for Competition in the SA Automotive Aftermarket. “Being able to service any car brand is a significant benefit and we are…
May 26, 2022 Mobility

Uber celebrates 1 billionth trip milestone in Africa

Global technology company Uber has facilitated 1 billion trips in Africa since entering the market less than 10 years ago. Over 10 billion kilometres of trips have been completed - equivalent to travelling to the moon and back over 5500 times.…
May 25, 2022 Mobility

Road safety: If you drive in high heels, read this

High heels are questionable for your health most of the time, but when it comes to driving, wearing high heels is dangerous. Whether you’re wearing stilettos, platforms or wedges, high heels are one the worst choices for driving. “South Africa…
May 23, 2022 Mobility

Impact of Ukraine war on global shipping

Ukraine invasion adds to pandemic challenges The war has caused widespread disruption to global shipping, and is likely to exacerbate ongoing supply chain disruption, port congestion and crew crises caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. The shipping…
May 23, 2022 Mobility

Truck Test 2022 celebrates South Africa’s best trucks!

Truck Test 2022 is about to commence – and eight of the country’s finest trucks are on the starting grid. The event, which takes place from May 31 to June 2, will answer this important question: which trucks should transport operators be purchasing?…
May 19, 2022 Mobility

There will be 4.4 million EVs sold in EU by 2026

The European Union (EU) is the leading EV market globally. And according to a StockApps.com analysis, the EU will have sold 4.4 million EV units by 2026. The site suggests that a growing consciousness about the environment will propel that growth.…
May 16, 2022 Mobility

Volvo Trucks Dealers Excel Amidst Uncertain Times

Volvo Trucks South Africa announced its top performing dealers, who as part of a greater nationwide network, excelled at supporting fleet customers during the uncertain times these past few years. The Mega Dealer of the Year award went to Volvo…
May 13, 2022 Mobility

Fisker and Foxconn confirm Fisker Pear production in Ohio

Fisker partner Foxconn has completed its acquisition of an operational 6.2 million-square-foot vehicle manufacturing facility in Ohio. Fisker and Foxconn will build Fisker’s second vehicle, the Fisker PEAR, at the factory. The Fisker PEAR will start…
May 11, 2022 Mobility

Volvo Trucks Building a Diverse Technical Workforce

Volvo Trucks South Africa welcomed 36 new technical apprentices this year to address the ongoing skills shortage in the local transport industry. Notably, four of the apprentices are female, a number the company wishes to increase considerably in…
May 06, 2022 Mobility

Fuel Saving with Woodford Car Hire

Fuel prices are rising without any sign of dropping back down any time soon. In times like these, it becomes even more relevant to understand how and where we can preserve or save fuel. Vehicles that can get by using as little fuel as possible have…
May 06, 2022 Mobility

We are Daimler Truck Southern Africa!

With effect from 03 May 2022, Daimler Trucks & Buses Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd (DTBSA) renamed the company to Daimler Truck Southern Africa Ltd (DTSA) The renaming completely aligns the local corporate structure to its parent company, Daimler Truck…
May 04, 2022 Mobility

Are You a Bad Driver?

Amber light? Challenge accepted! We’ve all experienced bad drivers at some point or another. From the truly dangerous, like overtaking on a blind rise, to the truly annoying, like straddling two spaces in a car park or those that floor it to beat…
May 04, 2022 Mobility

Toyota to supply its fuel cell module to another bus OEM

Toyota Motor Europe (TME) will supply its Toyota fuel cell module (TFCM) for Daimler Buses’ new city bus, the Mercedes-Benz eCitaro Range Extender. Daimler Buses is part of Daimler Truck AG. The TFCM2-F-60 is a second generation flat-type module…
Apr 28, 2022 Mobility

Ten tips for planning the perfect road trip

People who wish to hit the road this Spring are advised to plan their trip in advance to make it as relaxing and fun as possible. Surviving a long-distance car journey can be challenging but car rental experts from StressFreeCarRental.com have put…
Apr 26, 2022 Mobility

LEVC celebrates sale of 5000TH TX electric taxi in London

LEVC (London Electric Vehicle Company) announces major milestone with the sale of its 5,000th electric taxi in London TX, the world’s most advanced electric taxi, now makes up more than a third of all black cabs operating in the city Since its…
Apr 26, 2022 Mobility

Engen refuels Truck Test 2022

Engen is continuing its fuel sponsorship of the annual Truck Test, with all participating trucks running on Engen Dynamic Diesel 50ppm with Pro-Drive. This year’s event starts from Engen Blockhouse North to the Engen Highway Junction Truck Stop on…
Apr 22, 2022 Mobility

Used cars: How age and mileage impact price

If you’re shopping for a pre-owned vehicle, the factors you should pay attention to are mileage, age and condition. When it comes to buying used cars, the most important thing to look for is an up-to-date car service and maintenance record. “When…
Apr 22, 2022 Mobility

MiWay launches Environmental Transport Liability product

MiWay has launched a specialised product to cover the spillage risk inherent in the transport of dangerous goods, including environmental damage as a result of a riot or strike. The company’s Environmental Transport Liability is specifically…
Apr 22, 2022 Mobility

Arrive safe – avoid distracted driving

April is recognised as Distracted Driving Awareness Month in the US. Distracted driving has become endemic across the world and can mainly be attributed to texting while driving. In fact, the history of the awareness month can be traced back to…
Apr 19, 2022 Mobility

Lexus announces new battery EV "RZ"

All-new Lexus RZ Live Reveal on 20 April, 2022 Lexus will reveal the game-changing RZ, showcasing the brand's challenge for a carbon-neutral society at a digital online premiere this Wednesday. The brand will share a video featuring the joy of…
Apr 14, 2022 Mobility

Volvo Trucks Nelspruit Moves on Up

Volvo Trucks South Africa’s dealer in Mbombela, Mpumalanga has moved into a new facility to enhance its service offering to its growing number of truck and bus fleet customers in the region. The new site offers more workshop capacity and increased…
Apr 12, 2022 Mobility

Prepare properly for the Easter holiday

As the Easter long-weekend approaches, many families will be planning short vacations across South Africa to get away and spend quality time with each other. Sadly, Easter is also a turbulent time on South African roads with many crashes and…
Apr 12, 2022 Mobility

The real cost of keeping your vehicle on the road

The COVID-19 pandemic has dealt its own share of harm to the automotive industry, with the consequences still being felt today. Factory shutdowns, suspended manufacturing and semiconductor chip shortages have hampered regular production. If that…
Apr 08, 2022 Mobility

Dashboard warning lights explained

Vehicle warning lights could be alerting you to a serious problem and if you ignore these signs, you could cause excessive damage to your vehicle. These warning lights are usually an indication that you need some vehicle maintenance or a car…
Apr 08, 2022 Mobility

Warning about increase in road crashes on SA roads

In 2021, 235 people died over the Easter weekend and authorities are anticipating even more traffic on our roads this year. The Vehicle Testing Association (VTA), a proud association of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI), says already this…
Apr 07, 2022 Mobility

Blue Light Brigades a road safety threat in SA

Presidential Protection Unit convoys transporting politicians on the country’s roads – especially on major highways – continue to pose a road safety threat for all motorists, and their operation should be reviewed. The Automobile Association (AA)…
Apr 03, 2022 Mobility

RFA welcomes further extension for licences

The Road Freight Association (RFA) appreciates the Minister of Transport granting a further extension for those licences and Professional Driving Permits (PrDPs) that expired during the lockdown period. We trust that the Minister will consider the…
Mar 31, 2022 Mobility

How e-scooters can safely operate in a city

E-scooters have become a familiar sight in cities worldwide in recent years, with many new companies renting them for use. But their arrival has also brought new safety concerns. Now, researchers from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden,…
Mar 29, 2022 Mobility

Top tips to save money on your car

As petrol prices and the general cost of living continues to increase, it’s good to know there are some ways you can still save money on your car in 2022. We’ve rounded up a few tips on how to cut your budget when it comes to your car and vehicle…
Mar 29, 2022 Mobility

Why hijack management training makes a difference

The crime statistics for the fourth quarter of 2021 reveals a concerning increase in the number of hijacked vehicles. While it is difficult to draw an accurate comparison due to the effect of lockdown, it is clear that the increase is cause for…
Mar 28, 2022 Mobility

SAPICS Newsflash - March 2022

As 2022 continues to steam roller through our lives we are so thrilled to see so many individuals and organisations joining this vibrant, valuable and exciting SAPICS community. We are delighted to welcome our new members and are forever grateful to…
Mar 28, 2022 Mobility

Ridesharing: Pro Safety Tips

Technology apps like Uber have improved safety by creating accountability and transparency where previously there was none. However, when it is time to request a ride, there are moments you’re unsure about what to do. Simply request a ride, wait…
Mar 25, 2022 Mobility

Personal security a must in SA

South Africans remain concerned about their safety with 78% of citizens adding more security features to their homes to ensure their well-being in 2022. This is one of the findings of the Automobile Association’s (AA) 2022 State of Security Report…
Mar 24, 2022 Mobility

Systems and standards support sustainability

Compelling evidence exists that management systems based on specific ISO standards can yield tangible results in delivering sustainability goals. According to Oliver Naidoo, Managing Director at JC Auditors, the implementation of such systems is an…
Mar 23, 2022 Mobility

What’s new for automotive software in 2022?

Many view the automotive industry’s objectives as a challenging dichotomy. The industry aims to advance the concept of the software-defined vehicle by providing the latest advancements in computing technology to enable functional and safety…
Mar 23, 2022 Mobility

The perfect imperfection of online shopping

Humankind has come a long way since we “shopped” for goods by bartering with our neighbours. “Here’s a fish in exchange for a bunch of carrots and a cabbage” evolved into “here’s 50 cowrie shells for a chicken”. Then came the first coin in the form…
Mar 16, 2022 Mobility

How to tackle SA’s sinkholes with better tech

In recent months, six of South Africa’s nine provinces have experienced the most rainfall on record since tracking started in 1921. This is according to a recent Bloomberg report that cited how the La Niña weather phenomenon is a key factor driving…
Mar 16, 2022 Mobility

4-year-old vehicles cost more in 2022 than 2021

Used vehicles retained more value in 2022 than 2021 as demand pushed prices up while new vehicle sales slowed because New Vehicle Price Inflation was high in the first half of 2021 and the semiconductor shortage hampered production in the second…
Mar 16, 2022 Mobility

Fuel price shock on the horizon

South Africans can expect record fuel price increases in April, delivering yet another blow to already embattled consumers. Commenting on mid-month fuel data released by the Central Energy Fund (CEF), the Automobile Association (AA) notes that the…
Mar 16, 2022 Mobility

Your definitive new and used car buying checklist

According to the National Automobile Dealers’ Association, if the global shortage of car components is resolved, new car sales could increase by 10 to 15% in 2022. This is good news for prospective buyers, but how do you make sure you get a great…
Mar 16, 2022 Mobility

How SA’s small businesses can cut costs with telematics

Owning and operating vehicle fleets is part of everyday business for most South African small enterprises, such as builders, plumbers, and electricians. Since transportation doesn’t form part of their core business operation, many of these owners…
Mar 15, 2022 Mobility

Jaguar Land Rover gives second life to I-PACE batteries

Jaguar Land Rover partners with Pramac to create zero-emissions charging unit using second-life Jaguar I-PACE batteries Energy Storage System is charged using solar panels Reusing vehicle batteries will create new circular economy business models…
Mar 11, 2022 Mobility

Ford to make 50% of its car sales electric by 2030

Ford intends to make 50% of its annual vehicle sales electric by 2030. That has come out in a recent tradingplatforms.com data presentation. This year, the company will pump $5 billion into its EV production unit. That’s twice the amount it invested…
Mar 11, 2022 Mobility

Driving on fumes

With experts predicting that the price of fuel could hit as high as R40 per litre, most South African motorists, whose monthly budgets are already strained, are now literally driving on fumes. As Eugene Herbert, CEO of MasterDrive was quoted…
Mar 07, 2022 Mobility

uYilo reach South Africa-UK PACT project milestone

The uYilo eMobility Programme has been an implementing partner on the South Africa-UK Partnering for Accelerated Climate Transitions (South Africa-UK PACT) programme for a year, specifically on the STRAPSA (Shifting the TRAnsport Paradigm for South…
Mar 04, 2022 Mobility

Wireless taxi charging in Gothenburg Green City Zone

A test and development project is now underway into wireless charging of electric taxis in service in central Gothenburg. A small fleet of electric taxis will operate for three years using inductive charging. The project is part of the Gothenburg…
Mar 03, 2022 Mobility

Donate used car seats. Save a child's life.

CSR that saves lives – Car Seats for Kids Car Seats for Kids, the flag ship campaign of Wheel Well, is an ideal avenue for annual Corporate Social Responsibility. All that is required is for employees in companies to team up and collect as many used…
Mar 02, 2022 Mobility

All-new Megane E-Tech electric awarded 5 star by EuroNCAP

All-new Megane E-Tech electric just received 5 star from EuroNCAP with its 2022 test protocol. New Megane scored with 85% adult occupant protection and 88% on child occupant protection thanks to its highly protective structure equipped with a total…
Mar 01, 2022 Mobility

How technology can reduce SA’s road fatality statistics

By Justin Manson, Sales Director at Webfleet Solutions A recent study conducted by Zutobi ranked South Africa as the world’s most dangerous country to drive in. To help combat SA’s high road fatalities, the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC)…
Feb 28, 2022 Mobility

China's 2021 EV sales beat global 2020 total

According to a BanklessTimes data projection, global EV sales hit the 6.6M mark in 2021. That figure represents roughly 9% of global car sales in that year. Additionally, it's double the 3M EVs sold in 2020 and triple the 2.2M units sold in 2019.…
Feb 25, 2022 Mobility

Open source innovation in the automotive industry

The automotive industry is racing towards a technological transformation. Car manufacturers are no longer only differentiating themselves by the engine or exterior designs to sell their cars – but also by software. Artificial intelligence, onboard…
Feb 23, 2022 Mobility

Pre-owned vehicle market riding high

Cash-strapped consumers are currently facing countless challenges. Household expenses are on the increase, electricity, rates and taxes are high, and interest rates are on the rise. People are returning to the workplace, schools have returned to…
Feb 23, 2022 Mobility

Clark expands dealer network in the Middle East

Clark Europe has signed a new sales partner for the State of Qatar, Rumaillah Motors, and with this strategic step has further expanded the Clark sales network in the Middle East. Rumaillah Motors has its company headquarters in the capital Doha.…
Feb 22, 2022 Mobility

SAPICS Newsflash - February 2022

The SAPICS board of directors is pleased to announce the updated mission statement for SAPICS. To elevate, educate and empower the community of supply chain professionals across Africa We know that as a community we will continue our work to achieve…
Feb 22, 2022 Mobility

Hijacking levels continue to rise

Tracker’s vehicle crime statistics for the period July to December 2021 reveal that the nature of vehicle crime has changed. For the past three years, hijacking has been on the rise and has overtaken theft as the predominant percentage of vehicle…
Feb 21, 2022 Mobility

Professional designations for supply chain experts

Because supply chain management is one of business’s largest professions, with touch points across virtually every aspect of every industry, supply chain specialists come from a wide range of different backgrounds with diverse qualifications, from…
Feb 18, 2022 Mobility

Rimac Nevera Completes Final Crash Test

The intense crash test programme for the global homologation of Rimac Nevera is finally complete after four years, thousands of digital simulations and nine complete vehicles destroyed. In total, Rimac Nevera prototypes were subject to 45 separate…
Feb 18, 2022 Mobility

Bakwena & partners launch Scholar Patrol Project

Bakwena Platinum Corridor Concessionaire (Pty) Ltd, (Bakwena) launched their Scholar Patrol project in Lehurutshe Civic Centre in the North West province on Tuesday 15th February 2022 which saw 8 Primary schools receiving scholar patrol kits,…
Feb 16, 2022 Mobility

HANNOVER MESSE’s Call for Papers is open

Digitalization and sustainability: These are the key topics at HANNOVER MESSE 2022. As a result, the world's leading tradeshow for industrial technology catalyzes the transformation of business and industry – towards digitalized, climate-neutral and…
Feb 14, 2022 Mobility

FAW Trucks SA assembles 8 000th unit at Coega plant

FAW Trucks reaches yet another important milestone at local plant Production to be ramped up to 200 units per month in 2022 Scalable plant capacity to keep up with growing demand On 9 February 2022 FAW Trucks celebrated another major milestone in…
Feb 03, 2022 Mobility

How to stay covered when a learner driver uses your car

We all know the drill when you have a car accident: report it to the police, get all the details, lodge your insurance claim. But what are the insurance implications when a learner driver has an accident? We asked Wynand van Vuuren, the client…
Feb 02, 2022 Mobility

Your right to repair – but choose wisely

This past year, the automotive industry has seen a range of challenges, from Right to Repair and a global semiconductor chip shortage, to an explosion of EV mandates, autonomous vehicle advancements and trying to figure out which trends will last.…
Feb 02, 2022 Mobility

The importance of truck drivers

Acknowledging the importance of truck drivers is a vital step in improving road safety, says JC Auditors Managing Director Oliver Naidoo. The company recently launched its inaugural Driver Day at Highway Junction Truck Stop in Harrismith in the Free…
Feb 01, 2022 Mobility

We Got You. At Home. On Roads. In Life.

Tracker releases brand positioning campaign to usher in a new era of lifestyle solutions ensuring convenience, simplicity and safety For the past 25 years, South Africans have trusted Tracker, knowing that their cars and loved ones are safe on the…
Jan 25, 2022 Mobility

Energy bundles ensure high efficiency

Clark has relaunched the GEX and GTX series. The three and four-wheel electric forklifts in 48-volt technology with load capacities of 1.6 to 2 tonnes are now also available with a lithium-ion battery (Li-Ion). With the GEX and GTX series, Clark has…
Jan 19, 2022 Mobility

Wet weather driving

Parts of South Africa woke up to rainy conditions today. Those who completed their daily commute or others who will spend the day on the road in these conditions may not be too enthusiastic about this. Rainy weather usually brings a number of…
Jan 19, 2022 Mobility

Water puddles – a hazard for your car

With the current weather pattern of frequent rain, heavy down pours and flooding around large parts of the country, keeping your vehicle safe from water damage has become a very important consideration for motorists. The problem is exacerbated by…
Jan 19, 2022 Mobility

Increase in road fatalities shocking and worrying

The 14 percent increase in the number of road fatalities during the 2021/2022 festive season compared to the 2020/2021 festive season is shocking and worrying and points to the need for urgent intervention and not promises of change. The Automobile…
Jan 18, 2022 Mobility

Bakwena’s planned maintenance program for 2022

As the custodians of the Bakwena N1N4 Platinum highway, Bakwena carries out regular routine/preventative maintenance to keep the roads that we are responsible for in a condition that ensures the safety of all road users. Road maintenance has…
Jan 12, 2022 Mobility

Six Future Mobility Trends from IDTechEx Research

As a leading market intelligence provider, IDTechEx has provided insights on mobility trends for 20 years. In this time, electric vehicle start-ups have moved from obscurity into some of the world’s most valuable companies, most traditional…
Jan 12, 2022 Mobility

Total scans in 2021 60% up on 2020

Vehicle sales have always been a clear indicator of the automotive market’s performance. Another indicator, and one that foreshadows sales performance, is scan volumes. Scans on LIVE are an indicator of “intention to sell”. Increased scans can be…
Jan 06, 2022 Mobility

Renault reveals more of its new SUV, Austral

FOR THE FINAL STAGE OF DEVELOPMENT, RENAULT HAS KITTED OUT ITS NEW SUV, AUSTRAL, WITH ALL THE GEAR TO TAKE ON EUROPE’S ROADS. THE AIM OF THIS STAGE IS TO ENSURE THE MODEL’S RELIABILITY AND FINISH FINE‑TUNING ITS ENGINE OPTIONS. The New Renault…
Dec 21, 2021 Mobility

A safe trip starts long before you hit the road

As would be expected, thousands of people are preparing to travel to family and friends over the festive season. It has been a hard year due to Covid-19 and lockdown and families are craving this precious time together. Richard Green, National…
Dec 20, 2021 Mobility

Future farming with Mahindra Mzansi App

The Mahindra Mzansi App, developed to give customers a seamless ownership experience, is now available to customers of Mahindra tractors and farming equipment. The announcement follows closely on the 18 November official announcement by Mahindra…
Dec 20, 2021 Mobility

HYVIA, H speed hydrogen

Having already revealed three green hydrogen prototypes in the seven months since its creation, HYVIA – the company born of the union between Renault Group and Plug Power – has made ‘speed’ the name of the game. CEO, David Holderbach, explains how…
Dec 17, 2021 Mobility

The WeBuyCars Dome’s doors have opened

WeBuyCars has opened the doors of the WeBuyCars Dome, its new super-showroom capable of accommodating more than 1 000 vehicles. “This is a hugely exciting chapter for WeBuyCars, and we will mark this milestone site with a grand opening on the 23rd…
Dec 17, 2021 Mobility

Two Opportunities for People in Transport!

Call for Female Entrepreneurs - Cohort 3: The Commercial Transport Academy 8th month subsidized mentorship program is open for applications Are you a female Owner Driver, Micro Business, or SME entrepreneur providing services or products to…
Dec 17, 2021 Mobility

How to keep a cool head when your engine is overheating

Car trouble can put a serious damper on any trip, especially if the problem leaves you stranded. A car overheating can be a scary experience, but not if you understand what the causes are and know what to do, says Motor Industry Workshop Association…
Dec 16, 2021 Mobility

Making your journey better & safer this festive season

The festive season is a time where families come together to celebrate life, joy and happiness, creating memories that will be remembered long after the season comes to an end. With the above in mind, and as part of Bakwena’s continued commitment to…
Dec 13, 2021 Mobility

SANRAL Festive Period Travel Information

Dear SANRAL Account Holder, As we come to the end of the year, we would like to provide you with some important travel information. For ease of travelling over this period, please ensure that your e- tag is topped up at all times and this can be…
Dec 10, 2021 Mobility

Get vehicle safety back in your hands this holiday

As the year draws to a close and you start planning your Summer vacay, don’t forget that your vehicle’s road safety is firmly in your hands. Many vehicle owners choose to get their vehicles checked and serviced at this time of year in readiness for…
Dec 10, 2021 Mobility

South Africa to see rise in exports in 2021, 2022 and 2023

Euler Hermes expects global supply-chain disruptions to remain high until H2 2022. When it comes to inputs from China, Europe is losing the tug-of-war against the US, but reshoring remains more talk than walk. Global trade in volume to grow by +5.4%…
Dec 09, 2021 Mobility

Used vehicles holding their value for longer

The Value Retention Rate for one-year-old and four-year-old used passenger vehicles has been climbing since 2012 and the Lightstone Used Vehicle Value Retention Index reached an all-time high for one-year-old vehicles in October 2021 at 92.91%. The…
Dec 07, 2021 Mobility

What to do when your tyre explodes at high speed

Anyone who has ever experienced the shock of a burst tyre while travelling at a relatively high speed, will relate to this article and with our unacceptably high road accident fatalities over the festive season, this is one article to take note of.…
Dec 07, 2021 Mobility

Don’t panic if you get stuck this holiday season

Travelling for the holidays? If you’ve ever broken down or been involved in an accident in a small town en route to holiday you will relate to the feelings of frustration in trying to find a dealer who can assist you without compromising your car’s…
Dec 02, 2021 Mobility

It’s here! The Pik Up S6 DC Automatic

Four new automatic options added to the S6 Double Cab range S6 Automatic now the most affordable automatic entry into the double cab market in SA Pik Up range’s proven reliability and capability now extended across lifestyle ranges Mahindra has…
Dec 02, 2021 Mobility

Clark high-lift truck with Lithium-Ion technology

Clark has launched a new high-lift pallet truck onto the market. The efficient and versatile PSX16 pedestrian stacker with foldable ride-on platform and side protection bars is suitable for the economical transport of goods over longer distances as…
Dec 01, 2021 Mobility

South Africa’s favourite vehicle body shapes

Crossover/ SUVs increasingly popular, demand declining for Sedans South Africans are buying more Crossover/SUV body shapes than any other, with purchases more than doubling from 14% of the market in 2011 to 31% at end October in 2021*. While the…
Nov 30, 2021 Mobility

Drive defensively for a safer festive season

Tiger Wheel & Tyre urges motorists to stay safe over the holidays and gives essential steps that drivers should take. The festive season is almost upon us. Holidays at the coast. Christmas parties. Long drives to families in the countryside. It’s no…
Nov 26, 2021 Mobility

Ctrack Freight Transport Index shows overall improvements

The Ctrack Freight Transport Index (CFTI) improved by 6,1% year on year. What is interesting is that Air Freight and Road Freight have been the major contributors to this growth. Pipelines showed the biggest improvements, but this remains a minor…
Nov 25, 2021 Mobility

Reservations for the Audi e-tron range announced

Audi’s fully-fledged e-tron range is due to retail during the first quarter of 2022. Customers can now reserve their e-tron model of preference through the national Audi e-tron Dealer Network An e-tron 55 launch edition model will be announced. The…
Nov 25, 2021 Mobility

Have the right attitude on the road this festive season

Schools across South Africa close for the festive season break on 15 December and traffic on the country’s major routes is expected to increase significantly from then on. The Automobile Association (AA) says motorists must prepare both their…
Nov 25, 2021 Mobility

5 essential car checks to do before going on holiday

The year is winding down and families are looking forward to getting together over the festive season. If travelling, you need to make sure your vehicle is in sound condition, says Dewald Ranft, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association…
Nov 24, 2021 Mobility

Amicable Divorce

By Austin Gamble A momentous announcement was made on 10 November 2021, at a media function at the Maslow Hotel in Menlyn, Pretoria The announcement revolved around the separation of Daimler AG into two independent companies. Initially I felt shock…
Nov 24, 2021 Mobility

Transport company secures funding to expand

Investment into DKN unlocks opportunities within hard hit transport and logistics sector DKN Transport, a level 1 B-BBEE contributor with a 30% black female shareholding, has secured funding from The Engen Convoy Fund to enable this proudly South…
Nov 24, 2021 Mobility

Stay safe around trucks on the road this Festive Season

As the holiday season looms, statistics show the need for motorists to pay even more attention while driving than usual, especially when driving close to trucks. Arrive Alive reported in 2018 that 44 trucks were involved in deadly collisions that…
Nov 23, 2021 Mobility

Take the road and see SA up-close this summer

Need a change of lockdown scenery to wind down another pandemic punctuated year? Thanks to Dunlop’s #TheBigDrive Summer Promo, you can now enjoy a socially-distanced summer escape. See South Africa up-close at local reserves and game parks, driving…
Nov 22, 2021 Mobility

SVI releases SA’s first Vehicle Armouring APP

South Africa’s first vehicle armouring application Available for Android and Apple devices Get an instant quote on armouring your car with the built-in Car Configurator Immediately link back to factory in case of maintenance requirement on SVI…
Nov 19, 2021 Mobility

Sleeping behind the wheel

The US has just concluded Drowsy Driving Prevention Week to coincide with daylight saving time. As South Africa comes to the end of a working year or many drivers prepare to embark on long distance trips to family and holiday destinations, it is…
Nov 18, 2021 Mobility

ASPION receives Baden-Württemberg Innovation Prize 2021

Versatile shock data logger for comprehensive transport monitoring ASPION GmbH has been awarded this year's Baden-Württemberg Innovation Prize. The €50,000 prize is awarded annually to small and medium-sized companies for the outstanding development…
Nov 18, 2021 Mobility

Bargaining Council Claims Are Patently False

Innovative Solutions Group (ISG) is aware of the defamatory media statement released by the National Bargaining Council for Road and Freight Logistics Industries (NBCRFLI), and can confirm that its allegations are patently false, says ISG Chief…
Nov 17, 2021 Mobility

Two more new hydrogen vehicles by HYVIA

HYVIA continues to lead green H2 mobility. After the reveal of Renault Master Van H2-TECH last month, HYVIA unveils two new Hydrogen Light Commercial Vehicles prototypes with zero CO2 emissions*, increased range, and 5 minutes refueling time.…
Nov 15, 2021 Mobility

3 Ways Combilift Empowers Your Sustainability

1. Sustainable Warehousing A hallmark of all Combilift products is the ability to increase storage capacity without expanding the size of your facility. The results of our expertise; fewer new builds, lower energy usage and savings on heating and…
Nov 11, 2021 Mobility

Don’t let your windscreen wipers let you down

Summer rains are here and you don’t want to wait until you are caught in a heavy downpour to realize the one thing that is really letting you down is your windscreen wipers. Dewald Ranft, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA), a…
Nov 11, 2021 Mobility

Careful planning can make long drives stress-free

This festive season may be the first in a long time for many South Africans, to take a road trip to visit family and friends and support the local tourism industry. Regrettably, the festive season is also well-known for bumper-to-bumper traffic,…
Nov 10, 2021 Mobility

Serco Optimistic about Growth prospects for 2022

Business at truck body and trailer-building company Serco has improved this year compared with 2020 but is still below that achieved in 2019. This is according to Serco CEO Clinton Holcroft who said it had been a tremendously challenging time with…
Nov 10, 2021 Mobility

Road trippers stand a chance to win kids’ electric cars

Getting your car ready for the holiday journey at any Supa Quick puts parents in the running to win fun prizes for kids As South Africa expects an increase in road traffic over the Festive Season, especially on long distance routes, Tyre fitment…
Nov 08, 2021 Mobility

Semigration: Is Safer Living a Safer Investment?

While work-from-home and safer living are driving sales on the coast and in semi-rural areas, making predictions about where residential property will go in the next 12 to 24 months is not easy. Interest rates and economic growth are two fundamental…
Nov 08, 2021 Mobility

Engen helps people with disabilities get behind the wheel

Engen has partnered with the Disability Economic Empowerment Trust (DEET) to launch a training programme for people with disabilities that will assist them with all the requirements and skills required to pass their driver’s license and enter the…
Nov 05, 2021 Mobility

Beware the danger of driving with worn shocks

With summer rains already starting and Transport month placing the emphasis on everything automotive, motorists need to be aware of the dangers of driving with worn shock absorbers which can seriously compromise a car’s handling and safety on the…
Nov 05, 2021 Mobility

Tips to prevent snatching

With summer upon us and the start of silly season imminent, many people might be inclined to let their guard down. However, don’t become so festive or relaxed that you become careless about security. It only takes a moment for a mobile phone, wallet…
Nov 05, 2021 Mobility

Learn from our top speakers in the Manufacturing sector

Register now for access to our online event from 22 - 26 November 2021, for cutting-edge information and resources relevant to Africa’s manufacturing industry. Meet a few of our esteemed speakers: AND MANY MORE! CLICK HERE TO VIEW ALL THE SPEAKERS…
Nov 05, 2021 Mobility

Trending: how car sales look per province

With monthly sales exceeding the 9 000 mark per month and thanks to its data analytics capabilities, WeBuyCars’ insight of the automotive sector has shown significant differences in consumer behaviour from different regions around the country. “Our…
Nov 03, 2021 Mobility

BMW Group Plant Munich goes fully electric

Plant Munich launches production of the fully electric BMW i4 At least half of all cars from Munich plant will be electrified by 2023 Project for emission-free transport logistics in home plant gets under way Nedeljković: “BMW i4 is a milestone on…
Nov 02, 2021 Mobility

Fuel price disaster as petrol tests R20/l

Association denounces delay of official announcement by DMRE November fuel price hikes announced by the Minister of Energy last night (Sunday, 1 November) will be disastrous for fuel users and consumers across the board. This is according to the…
Oct 29, 2021 Mobility

CarForU addresses consumers’ credit woes

ALL-INCLUSIVE RENT-TO-OWN CAR BUSINESS MODEL HELPS BLACKLISTED SOUTH AFRICANS South African business maverick, Arnoux Maré’s brand new business, CarForU, is set to open for trading next week. Utilising an innovative, all-inclusive rent-to-own…
Oct 29, 2021 Mobility

Smart transport infrastructure towards a smart city

The end of October marks the end of Transport Month. In South Africa, government, entities and the private sector showcase transport infrastructure projects and services in aviation; maritime; public transport and roads to enhance road safety. The…
Oct 29, 2021 Mobility

Transport Operators Drive Through Turmoil

Transportation Owners and Drivers critical to reaching customers in South Africa and across the border, learn from social unrest and economic crisis As South Africa grapples with the devastation of the pandemic and destructive protests, transport…
Oct 29, 2021 Mobility

How Robotic Logistics Are the Key to Automated Warehouses

Robotic logistics are the future of supply chain management, according to Yaskawa Nordic Sales Director Lee Moulder. In 2018 American companies spent approximately $1.5 trillion on logistical expenses. It's a jaw-dropping number that underpins the…
Oct 27, 2021 Mobility

TATA set to enhance Government services in KwaZulu-Natal

TATA International Africa has brought the tally of trucks supplied to the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Transport (DoT) this year, to in excess of 65 units. The latest delivery of 28 trucks, which will operate in the eThekwini (Durban) and Empangeni…
Oct 27, 2021 Mobility

FAW Trucks’ popular 15.180 Is a jack of all trades

15.180 continues to perform well in the highly competitive HCV market A highly versatile vehicle that appeals to customers in the agricultural, construction and general transport and logistics sectors Product reliability backed up by dependable…
Oct 26, 2021 Mobility

Creating a productive, responsive supply chain

COVID-19 has placed greater demand on warehousing and distribution than ever before To maximise profitability, supply chains need to be as efficient as possible. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has posed significant challenges for supply chains,…
Oct 25, 2021 Mobility

85% of child passenger deaths are preventable

You can help us reach more parents DONATE NOW Affordability and not knowing about the benefits of car seats are the 2 biggest barriers to car seat usage. Wheel Well is ideally placed to address both these issues, but we need your help. Your donation…
Oct 25, 2021 Mobility

Your right to repair – four main things you need to know

By this stage most South Africans would have heard something about the new Guidelines to Competition in the South African Automotive Aftermarket (“the Guidelines”) or the consumer’s right to repair, a term most commonly used. But there is still a…
Oct 22, 2021 Mobility

Electric Vehicles in SA: A matter of when not if

The next five to 10 years in the automotive industry will be defined by dramatic change. It is a foregone conclusion that the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) will increase exponentially as legislative changes come into effect to contain the…
Oct 21, 2021 Mobility

Evaluating your mode of transport

October is Transport Month, and no matter how you get from A to B, it’s a good time to pay attention to your mode of transport and getting to your destination safely. Whether you have your own ride, rely on a friend for a lift or use public…
Oct 21, 2021 Mobility

Your opinion is important!

Automechanika Dubai is conducting a survey titled: “Market Outlook: Middle East Automotive Aftermarket by 2025”, that will help all regional industry stakeholders understand current market dynamics along with the future technologies and trends that…
Oct 21, 2021 Mobility

The perfect forklift fit: Renting vs buying

Many businesses grapple with the choice between buying and renting a forklift which could impact both their efficiency and bottom line. As specialists in the material-handling industry, Masslift Africa understands that no two operations are the same…
Oct 20, 2021 Mobility

A Just Transition to Renewable Energy: Panel 5 Discussion

Investment, jobs and communities The future of South Africa’s economy necessitates a just transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources. This requires swiftly shifting to solar, wind and other sources of renewable energy. Such a shift…
Oct 19, 2021 Mobility

Join our AARTO for Managers session on 3 November 2021

At the beginning of July, it was confirmed the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (AARTO) Act would be implemented with immediate effect, making use of a phased in approach. The first stage started in July and involved the…
Oct 19, 2021 Mobility

Month-end fuel price hike could be ‘catastrophic’

Current data is predicting fuel price hikes of catastrophic proportions at the end of October for November. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA) which was commenting on recent exchange rate and commodities data. The current picture…
Oct 18, 2021 Mobility

One pedal to park

Innovation has been at the heart of everything we do at Renault since the brand was born over a century ago. Over the decades, Renault engineers have consistently sought to conceive and develop solutions to make driving more comfortable, practical…
Oct 18, 2021 Mobility

1 Million kilometers worth of memories in a Hyundai H-100

It is not every day that one can proudly claim to have achieved 1 million kilometers on their vehicle odometer. Before the encounter with businessman, Mr. David Ngubo, high mileage on a vehicle had a different meaning. Over a course of 10 years, Mr.…
Oct 18, 2021 Mobility

SVI anti-riot hydraulic scraper for Land Cruiser 79

Allows vehicle to push safely through riot barricades Hydraulically lowered and raised Adds around 100 kg only Now available for the Toyota Land Cruiser 79 Soon available for Toyota Hilux and Ford Ranger bakkies Watch an action video of the scrape…
Oct 15, 2021 Mobility

MOKE goes electric

MOKE is world’s first heritage marque to go fully electric Order books for electric MOKE open today All MOKEs to be electric by January 1st 2022 Deliveries to take place for Summer 2022 Electric MOKE to be built in the United Kingdom at…
Oct 15, 2021 Mobility

Continued learning is essential for safe driving

October is national Transport month and no better time to refocus attention on lawless driving. With lockdown restrictions now more relaxed, the number of cars on the road has increased exponentially. While you might not be able to control how other…
Oct 15, 2021 Mobility

HYVIA unveils its first hydrogen prototypes

HYVIA unveils Renault Master Van H2-TECH prototype Zero CO2 emissions*, increased range, and fast refuelling time. A large van for transporting goods, with 12m3 of cargo volume and a range of up to 500km, available in 2022. Equipped with a 30kW fuel…
Oct 13, 2021 Mobility

Insurer supplier panels still slow to open up

The South African Motor Body Repairers’ Association (SAMBRA), whose members are responsible for repairing over 80% of all insured repair claims in the country, has been one of the strongest advocates for a free market strategy as well as the…
Oct 13, 2021