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  • Europe will overtake the US in the electric and hybrid cars market, says MarketLine
    Jul 25, 2017 Mobilty Beat

    Europe will overtake the US in the electric…

    The hybrid and electric cars market has seen strong growth globally as countries work to meet ambitious CO2 targets, rising at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.6%. Scandinavian countries such as Sweden will enjoy exceptional growth… more
    Editor 78
  • Jul 25, 2017 Mobilty Beat

    "THE BIG DEAL" - Fiat Environmental…

    Midrand, South Africa - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) innovative TwinAir 900 cm3 two cylinder petrol engine, currently found in the Fiat 500 and the soon-to-be-released Fiat Panda, 4x4 and Cross derivatives, has achieved a number of environmental… more
    Editor 91
  • WRC: Rally Finland 2017 preview, expect to be blown away
    Jul 25, 2017 Motorsport

    WRC: Rally Finland 2017 preview, expect to…

    Much-awaited ninth round of the 2017 World Rally Championship Two-time World Champion Marcus Gronholm is guest reporter for Red Bull TV Kris Meeke returns to the scene of his record-breaking victory Can Sébastien Ogier cling onto his championship… more
    Editor 69
  • Hyundai Motorsport aims at first podium in fast and furious Rally Finland
    Jul 25, 2017 Motorsport

    Hyundai Motorsport aims at first podium in…

    Hyundai Motorsport aims to extend its run of podium results to seven consecutive events as the team searches for its first-ever top-three finish in Rally Finland, the ninth round of the 2017 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC). In its four years of… more
    Editor 68
  • Volkswagen Supports Western Cape Government with Fleet Vehicles
    Jul 25, 2017 Mobilty Beat

    Volkswagen Supports Western Cape Government…

    Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) hands over 350 Fleet vehicles The Western Cape Government took delivery of 350 Volkswagen Polo Vivo Sedans on 21 July 2017. These vehicles will be used mainly for general purposes by Provincial Departments in the… more
    Editor 67
  • Bikes and quads to continue their cross country title battles at Harrismith 400
    Jul 25, 2017 Motorsport

    Bikes and quads to continue their cross…

    Penultimate round of the 2017 SACC Moto championship promises to provide nail biting racing action Exciting racing action can be expected at the Harrismith 400, the penultimate round of the 2017 South African National Cross Country Series… more
    Editor 69
  • BMW Group invests €200 million in the future of Plant Leipzig
    Jul 25, 2017 Mobilty Beat

    BMW Group invests €200 million in the future…

    Extension of the paint shop and new structures in bodyshop and assembly for future BMW model generations Building work planned to start early 2018, completion in 2020 Leipzig. The BMW Group is investing a further €200 million in the future of its… more
    Editor 71
  • Luxury, elegance and dynamism by tradition: The BMW 7 Series Edition 40 Jahre
    Jul 25, 2017 Mobilty Beat

    Luxury, elegance and dynamism by tradition:…

    Edition models featuring an exclusive exterior and interior design underscore the luxury sedans’ character that has constantly evolved for four decades to become the epitome of driving pleasure, travel comfort, highly expressive presence and… more
    Editor 77
  • 2017 Women on Wheels – it’s a visual experience
    Jul 25, 2017 Mobilty Beat

    2017 Women on Wheels – it’s a visual…

    “It’s not just about what’s under the bonnet” When it comes to cars, it’s not just about what’s under the bonnet – it’s about visual appeal, emotion and the automotive lifestyle, the 2017 Women on Wheels (WOW) reveals. This is the word from editor… more
    Editor 68
  • Motul, Adam Duckworth Motohead Magazine UK and On Two Wheels TV to sponsor the South African Springbok Motocross Vets team at the World MXDN event in September
    Jul 25, 2017 Mobilty Beat

    Motul, Adam Duckworth Motohead Magazine UK…

    The South African Springbok Motocross veteran team announced today that their long-term partner Motul will again be onboard this year to assist the team at the Farleigh Castle International World Vets event in September. “We have our most reliable… more
    Editor 53
  • SA Motor dealers under increasing pressure
    Jul 25, 2017 Mobilty Beat

    SA Motor dealers under increasing pressure

    Motor dealers in South Africa are under increasing business management pressure besides having to operate in tough economic conditions. This was very evident from a presentation by Gary McCraw, Director of the National Automobile Dealers’… more
    Editor 79
  • T-Systems, Dassault Systèmes and Fujitsu launch groundbreaking new PLM solution to South African market
    Jul 25, 2017 Press Releases

    T-Systems, Dassault Systèmes and Fujitsu…

    T-Systems South Africa and Dassault Systèmes extend their global partnership to the South African market. The PLM solutions combine Dassault Systèmes’ 3DExperience Platform integrated by T-Systems with Fujitsu’s industrial computer kiosks for use on… more
    Editor 56
  • An important need to know advice for owners of older cars still using LRP fuel
    Jul 25, 2017 Press Releases

    An important need to know advice for owners…

    Castrol Classic valve master and valve master plus will solve your problem and save your engine Protect your older vehicles with Castrol Classic Valvemaster Lead Replacement Petrol Additive and Valvemaster Plus Octane Boost for cars and any… more
    Editor 54
  • SKF Product Information -  OE/SKF Kit replacement
    Jul 25, 2017 Press Releases

    SKF Product Information - OE/SKF Kit…

    In compliance with OE replacement, SKF has replaced the Timing belt and water pump kits mentioned in the chart above. These kits contain all the same components except the idlers VKM 21147 and VKM 21148 which have a different width. The smaller… more
    Editor 62
  • Tiger Wheel & Tyre Celebrates Women with Free Tyre & Road Safety Workshops
    Jul 25, 2017 Press Releases

    Tiger Wheel & Tyre Celebrates Women with…

    On 9 August South Africa will honour women on National Women's Day, but Tiger Wheel & Tyre is once again celebrating women all month long, during what it calls "Women's Month". In honour of the occasion, the company will host free Tyre & Road Safety… more
    Editor 54
  • VDW’s Malaysia symposium opens up market opportunities
    Jul 25, 2017 Events

    VDW’s Malaysia symposium opens up market…

    Contact platform for machine tool manufacturers and Malaysia’s industrial sector Despite the currently weakened vigour of its economy, Malaysia remains an attractive export market for German machine tool manufacturers. Admittedly, the forecasts for… more
    Editor 77
  • Digital dealer conference will be another drawcard at SA Motoring Experience
    Jul 25, 2017 Events

    Digital dealer conference will be another…

    The CAR Digital Dealer Conference, sponsored by the Innovation Group, which will be held on the opening day of the WesBank Motoring Experience at Kyalami on Friday, 1 September, is sure to attract leading lights from all facets of the local… more
    Editor 109
  • Beware the danger of driving with worn shocks
    Jul 25, 2017 Press Releases

    Beware the danger of driving with worn shocks

    Worn shock absorbers seriously compromise a car’s handling and safety on the road. But because shock absorbers wear out gradually, motorists often adjust unconsciously to the change in their vehicle’s handling, unaware of the danger they’re in due… more
    Editor 92
  • BMW Group statement concerning current media reports condemning diesel
    Jul 25, 2017 Press Releases

    BMW Group statement concerning current media…

    BMW Group categorically rejects accusations. BMW specific technology secures low emissions in real-life driving. Due to current media reports, the BMW Group considers it has become necessary to make its position regarding recent allegations clear.… more
    Editor 80
  • Ernie Trautmann (second from left), Vice President of Hino SA, proudly displays the Platinum Award certificate presented to him at the recent NADA Dealer Satisfaction Index prizegiving. Others in the photograph (from left) are: Ghana Msibi, Sales General Manager - WesBank Motor; Mark Finlayson, CEO of WesBank Motor; and Greig Pringle, Vice Chairperson of NADA.
    Jul 24, 2017 Mobilty Beat

    Hino SA makes history with platinum award in…

    Hino made history when it won a platinum award and placed top of the commercial vehicle category and overall in South Africa, in the National Automobile Dealers' Association (NADA) dealer satisfaction index (DSI) for 2017. The results were announced… more
    Editor 80
  •  Spectacular third place on Baja Aragon CLOSING STAGE FOR Toyota Gazoo Racing SA's Poulter / von Zitzewitz
    Jul 24, 2017 Motorsport

    Spectacular third place on Baja Aragon…

    3rd place on closing stage for Leeroy Poulter and Dirk von Zitzewitz 5th overall for Poulter/Von Zitzewitz despite difficult conditions early on Victory for Nasser Al Attiyah and Mathieu Baumel (Toyota Hilux) Three Toyota Hilux crews in Top 5… more
    Editor 62
  • A tough day on Baja Aragon for Toyota Gazoo Racing SA as Poulter/Von Zitzewitz battle in the dust
    Jul 24, 2017 Motorsport

    A tough day on Baja Aragon for Toyota Gazoo…

    TERUEL, SPAIN - Saturday, 22 July was a long, frustrating day for Toyota Gazoo Racing SA's Leeroy Poulter and navigator Dirk von Zitzewitz. The pair battled with the dust of slower competitors throughout the two competitive loops that the Baja… more
    Editor 66
  • New event adds sparkle to South African Cross Country Series
    Jul 24, 2017 Motorsport

    New event adds sparkle to South African…

    Tense three-way battle at the top of Class T in Production Vehicle category With the season entering the home stretch with the Harrismith 400 on July 28 and 29, fourth round of the South African Cross Country Series (SACCS), matters have gone pretty… more
    Editor 88
  • Fourth place for Poulter/Von Zitzewitz as Toyota Gazoo Racing SA tackles Baja Aragon
    Jul 24, 2017 Motorsport

    Fourth place for Poulter/Von Zitzewitz as…

    TERUEL, SPAIN - Toyota Gazoo Racing SA's Leeroy Poulter and navigator Dirk von Zitzewitz, recorded the fourth-fastest time in today's prologue of the Baja Aragon in Spain. This race is round seven of the FIA's Cross Country World Cup, and is… more
    Editor 61
  • Mahindra Launches  Farm-To-Folk  Initiative in Nigeria
    Jul 24, 2017 Mobilty Beat

    Mahindra Launches Farm-To-Folk Initiative…

    To augur Farm Tech Prosperity in the country, set to empower the farming community Springfield Agro Limited, a Kewalram Chanrai Group company, in partnership with Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., a part of the US $19 billion Mahindra Group with a growing… more
    Editor 67
  • Save Weight with ATI's New Clutch Drum Kits!
    Jul 24, 2017 Press Releases

    Save Weight with ATI's New Clutch Drum Kits!

    ATI is proud to introduce our brand new OEM replacement clutch drum assembly for the GM Powerglide transmission! Made with superior modern material, the ATI drum assembly is 7 tenths of a pound lighter than the hard to find OEM unit, accepts the… more
    Editor 64
  • Shell SA launches Dynaflex technology in fuels
    Jul 24, 2017 Press Releases

    Shell SA launches Dynaflex technology in…

    Designed for performance, Shell’s fuels are formulated to help keep engines clean and protected for efficient running Shell South Africa today announced the launch of its next generation of advanced fuel formulations enhanced with DYNAFLEX… more
    Editor 79
  • Mercedes-Benz & Laureus host Golf-Themed breakfast to coincide with the first day of the Open Golf Tournament in Birkdale!
    Jul 24, 2017 Events

    Mercedes-Benz & Laureus hosted Golf-Themed…

    Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA) and The Laureus Sport for Good Foundation South Africa announced this week that they will once again be hosting their nationwide sport-themed breakfast series. The golf-themed breakfast event was the first of the… more
    Editor 78
  • Partinform Mthatha
    Jul 24, 2017 Partinform

    Partinform Mthatha

    Six days before the 99th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s birth date, the Partinform Automotive Components Trade Show made its way to the rolling hills of the Transkei, taking its message to the hinterland of the Eastern Cape. Call it coincidence,… more
    Editor 62
  • A dozen - a baker's dozen! - Reasons to love Haval: The brand that's redefining the SA SUV landscape
    Jul 21, 2017 Motoring

    A dozen - a baker's dozen! - Reasons to love…

    1) Haval last year sold over one million SUVs on its home market in China. Pause to digest that figure. That's close to double - yes, double! - the total number of new vehicles sold per annum in South Africa. Clearly the discerning Chinese market is… more
    Editor 130
  • New Golf R & Golf GTD
    Jul 21, 2017 Motoring

    New Golf R & Golf GTD

    INTRODUCTION Following the launch of the new Golf TSI and Golf GTI facelift in May, Volkswagen has introduced two more performance models in the Golf range namely the Golf R and Golf GTD. With over 350 000 Golf's sold in South Africa since its… more
    Editor 123
  • Express your individuality with the new Volvo XC40 compact SUV
    Jul 21, 2017 Motoring

    Express your individuality with the new…

    With dozens of possible exterior and interior colour combinations, personalisation is at the core of the colourful new Volvo XC40, Volvo Cars' first-ever entry in the compact premium SUV segment. The highly anticipated XC40, set to be revealed later… more
    Editor 136
  • SA race hero Raoul Hyman graduates with an LLB
    Jul 21, 2017 Motorsport

    SA race hero Raoul Hyman graduates with an…

    South Africa’s GP3 race star Raoul Hyman may have been prevented from repeating his high after his recent Austrian victory, when his car slowed with a technical problem in the first race over the British Grand Prix weekend, but the London-based… more
    Editor 86
  • Sports Machine for Connoisseurs: Insignia GSi Makes the Difference
    Jul 21, 2017 Motoring

    Sports Machine for Connoisseurs: Insignia…

    Sharper: sporty front and rear design plus eye-catching 20-inch wheels More precise: FlexRide chassis and Brembo brakes tuned to optimum at Nürburging Efficient: lightweight, turbocharging and friction optimized eight-speed automatic Higher grip:… more
    Editor 91
  • Upcoming Events 21-31 July
    Jul 21, 2017 Events

    Upcoming Events 21-31 July

    INTERNATIONAL EVENTS 21.07.2017 FIM ENDURO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, CASTELO BRANCO 23.07.2017 FIM MXGP/MX2 MOTOCROSS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, LOKET, CZECH REP 23.07.2017 FIM CEV REPSOL MOTO3™ JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, ESTORIL 28.07.2017 FIA WORLD RALLY… more
    Editor 110
  • Ford honoured for water saving initiatives
    Jul 21, 2017 Press Releases

    Ford honoured for water saving initiatives

    Ford Motor Company is a responsible global corporate citizen with an aggressive focus on reducing water usage in its manufacturing Ford has been acknowledged as world-leading for the past two years by CDP, an international company which is driving… more
    Editor 120
  • Board of Management changes at BMW AG.
    Jul 21, 2017 Press Releases

    Board of Management changes at BMW AG

    Ian Robertson to retire in 2018. Pieter Nota to assume responsibility for Sales and Brand BMW. Munich. On 1 January 2018 Pieter Nota will join the Board of Management of BMW AG and head the division responsible for sales and brand BMW as well as… more
    Editor 124
  • G.U.D. Holdings announces new CEO
    Jul 21, 2017 Press Releases

    G.U.D. Holdings announces new CEO

    G.U.D. Holdings embarks on a new era of leadership from July 2017 with the announcement of their new Chief Executive Officer, Chris Haworth. Chris Haworth joined G.U.D. Holdings in 2001 and became the General Manager of their Prospecton… more
    Editor 125
  • SKF Product Information - SKF Wheel Bearing Kits for Mercedes Models
    Jul 21, 2017 Press Releases

    SKF Product Information - SKF Wheel Bearing…

    SKF is the First supplier to offer Wheel bearing kits for the new Mercedes models! SKF is the First supplier to offer a consistent Wheel bearing kit range with VKBA 7093 T kit covering all the engines! Production Information Sheet more
    Editor 102
  • Partinform Tzaneen
    Jul 21, 2017 Partinform

    Partinform Tzaneen

    Partinform, the trade roadshow was in Tzaneen at the Fairview Hotel and Village on 10 May 2017, giving the auto fraternity a bit of a massage and special treatment. The Village at Fairview is situated in the picturesque town of Tzaneen, Limpopo. The… more
    Editor 91
  • Partinform blooms in Bloemfontein
    Jul 21, 2017 Partinform

    Partinform blooms in Bloemfontein

    The third stop for the Partinform Road Show was Bloemfontein, the sixth largest city in South Africa, situated in the Free State Province. Partinform welcomed 185 guests on the 5th of April 2017, making it the biggest show yet on the Road Show… more
    Editor 71
  • SA’s automotive workshops legally and morally required to manage used oil responsibly
    Jul 20, 2017 Press Releases

    SA’s automotive workshops legally and…

    Generators of used oil, and waste in general, are required by law under the Waste Act to ensure that their waste is responsibly managed. Those who generate more than 20kg’s of hazardous waste per day are also required to register on the National… more
    Editor 78
  • Renault Duster - Tough becomes effortless with the New Automatic Model
    Jul 20, 2017 Motoring

    Renault Duster - Tough becomes effortless…

    Ruggedness redefined with bold, assertive styling, and a host of smart features Formidable contender in B-SUV segment with over 12,000 units sold since 2013 launch Model range extension with introduction of much-anticipated 4x2 dCi Automatic EDC… more
    Editor 106
  • Class T title battle heats up for SA Cross Country Championship at Harrismith 400
    Jul 20, 2017 Motorsport

    Class T title battle heats up for SA Cross…

    Fourth round of SA Cross Country Series takes place in Harrismith on 28 and 29 July 48km qualifying loop followed by two laps of 200km main race route Brothers Lance and Gareth Woolridge tied for second place in Class T championship in Ford NWM Puma… more
    Editor 81
  • Focus on content will drive SA Motoring Experience 2017
    Jul 20, 2017 Events

    Focus on content will drive SA Motoring…

    "We are putting major focus on the content for the WesBank SA Motoring Experience to ensure it will be an unforgettable event for all our visitors," says Konstantin von Vieregge, the CEO of SA Shows Messe Frankfurt, which is staging the event at the… more
    Editor 90
  • Volvo Cars and Geely to deepen partnership and establish joint venture to boost synergies
    Jul 20, 2017 Press Releases

    Volvo Cars and Geely to deepen partnership…

    Volvo Cars is planning to set up a new joint venture technology company with Geely Holding, the Chinese car group, to share existing and future technology, deepen industrial synergies and provide the economies of scale that will allow them to more… more
    Editor 74
  • Continental advances with the demo vehicle CUbE the development of technologies for driverless vehicles
    Jul 20, 2017 Press Releases

    Continental advances with the demo vehicle…

    Continental is developing solutions for driverless vehicles in urban areas. Contributing to modern mobility, robo-taxis provide a solution for congestion, accidents, contaminated air and parking problems in cities. In the future, Continental will… more
    Editor 82
  • Be safe on the roads before schools reopen
    Jul 20, 2017 Press Releases

    Be safe on the roads before schools reopen

    As the July school holidays draw to a close, the Automobile Association (AA) urges all drivers to be extra vigilant on the country’s roads, as they make their way home from their holidays. Schools across the country reopen on Monday, 24 July. “We… more
    Automobile Association 71
  • Volvo Cars first half 2017 profit up 21.2 per cent
    Jul 20, 2017 Press Releases

    Volvo Cars first half 2017 profit up 21.2…

    Volvo Cars has reported strong growth in operating profit of SEK6.8bn (~R10.6 bn) for the first half of 2017, compared to SEK5.6bn (~R8.7 bn) for the same period last year, after taking market share across Europe and experiencing a robust sales… more
    Editor 93
  • Partinform Port Elizabeth  - What to Buy and What Not to Buy in the Baai
    Jul 20, 2017 Partinform

    Partinform Port Elizabeth - What to Buy and…

    The Partinform Manufacturers’ Association was conceived in 1986, with the express purpose of spreading the message of quality branded product to the southern African automotive aftermarket, and “to educate the trade about a brand’s proof of… more
    Howard Keeg 84
  • Pickup meets lifestyle – the Mercedes-Benz X-Class
    Jul 19, 2017 Motoring

    Pickup meets lifestyle – the Mercedes-Benz…

    The first pickup from a premium manufacturer As well as bringing the progressive design of the acclaimed Concept X-CLASS largely unchanged to standard production, the new Mercedes-Benz X-Class is uniquely versatile in terms of its area of… more
    Editor 104
  • Growth of the franchising services sector: Is it possible in a recession?
    Jul 19, 2017 Press Releases

    Growth of the franchising services sector:…

    By Sybrand Bezuidenhout, Business Development Manager Franchise: Services, Barclays Africa Group The appeal of franchising is widespread. While other businesses often struggle to keep a positive cash flow in times of stunted economic activity,… more
    Editor 61
  • L-R - Ghana Msibi (Executive Head for Sales and marketing WesBank), Daphne Greyling (Head of sales for Mazda), Mark Finlayson (CEO of WesBank Motor), Grieg Pringle (NADA National Vice Chairman)
    Jul 19, 2017 Press Releases

    Mazda's positive relationship with its…

    Mazda Southern Africa was presented with a gold award at the NADA DSI Awards which were held at the home of Wesbank in Fairlands, Johannesburg. Achieving the highest scores in the most important focus areas of "How satisfied are you with your… more
    Editor 110
  • CTSA achieves top rating in Excellence Awards
    Jul 19, 2017 Press Releases

    CTSA achieves top rating in Excellence Awards

    Highest Sector rating given in PMR Excellence Awards CTSA recognised for stimulating economic growth and CSR achievements Continental Tyre SA has received the highest rating for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives in South Africa… more
    Editor 79
  • Autotalks Establishes Three Branches in Japan and South-Korea to Get Closer to Asian Vehicle Manufacturers
    Jul 19, 2017 Press Releases

    Autotalks Establishes Three Branches in…

    Autotalks, the world’s leader in V2X (Vehicle to Everything) communication solutions, is expanding its operations with the opening of three new sites, two in Japan and a third in South-Korea, in order to provide close local support to car… more
    Editor 89
  • Growing a franchise in a tough economic environment
    Jul 19, 2017 Press Releases

    Growing a franchise in a tough economic…

    Abigail Makhubele, Business Development Manager - All Sectors, Absa Business Banking Modern day businesses in South Africa are dealing with a number of challenges that all contribute to consumers having less money to spend: rising living costs,… more
    Editor 90
  • SKF offers new electric cartridge pump
    Jul 19, 2017 Press Releases

    SKF offers new electric cartridge pump

    SKF announced the introduction of the Electric Cartridge Pump ECP. Developed to lubricate bearings and linear guides in small machines, this reliable pump includes an integrated pressure-relief valve that enables its use in single-line lubrication… more
    Editor 80
  • Italian Car Track Day Zwartkops Raceway 13 August
    Jul 18, 2017 Motorsport

    Italian Car Track Day Zwartkops Raceway 13…

    Italian Car Track Day Zwartkops Raceway 13 August more
    Editor 122
  • First Audi Summit in Barcelona: World premieres underscores the Four Ring’s Vorsprung
    Jul 18, 2017 Events

    First Audi Summit in Barcelona: World…

    New top model, the Audi A8, was the star of major brand event in Barcelona Audi AI: artificial intelligence enriches product and service Audi global CEO Stadler: “Vorsprung is our promise” At the first Audi Summit, the premium brand presented… more
    Editor 217
  • True Adventure is about to commence
    Jul 18, 2017 Events

    True Adventure is about to commence

    Honda Quest announces semi-finalists! It's almost time for Quest Boot Camp to kick off. After having to meticulously work through more than 800 entries, the organisers of Honda Quest True Adventure have narrowed it down to just 40 semi-finalists.… more
    Editor 184
  • Continental actively committed to Vision Zero
    Jul 18, 2017 Press Releases

    Continental actively committed to Vision Zero

    as partners to the global "stop the crash" campaign, continental's chassis & safety and tire divisions are supporting the drive for greater road safety and fewer road fatalities multiple driver assistance systems designed to help prevent accidents… more
    Editor 335
  • Hino, Lexus and Toyota receive NADA Awards
    Jul 18, 2017 Press Releases

    Hino, Lexus and Toyota receive NADA Awards

    The National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) tracks dealer satisfaction with their respective automotive brand in South Africa. In 2017, a total of 40 independently tracked brands formed part of the survey, with 1319 completed responses… more
    Editor 89
  • Busy day on track at Aldo Scribante for Investchem Formula 1600 competitors
    Jul 17, 2017 Motorsport

    Busy day on track at Aldo Scribante for…

    The challenge for the Investchem Formula 1600 field when arriving at Port Elizabeth was to master the short race track which doesn't offer much opportunity for overtaking while still be a rather technical challenge, demanding concentration from the… more
    Editor 80
  • SKF Technical Bulletin - VKBA 3667
    Jul 17, 2017 Press Releases

    SKF Technical Bulletin - VKBA 3667

    SKF Bearing design evolution with mandatory replacement of the cap included in the kit + Removal of the dust cover SKF has developed and applied a new bearing design for the SKF Wheel bearing VKBA 3667. The bearing uses new sealing solutions both on… more
    Editor 82
  • Cymot Weekly Specials. Valid untill 20 July
    Jul 17, 2017 Press Releases

    Cymot Weekly Specials. Valid untill 20 July

    This week’s special is for the knife enthusiast more
    Editor 117
  • Request for the postponement of the implementation of safeguard duties
    Jul 17, 2017 Press Releases

    Request for the postponement of the…

    Open Letter to Minister of Trade and Industry Mr. Rob Davies Minister of Trade and Industry Dear Honourable Minister On many occasions NEASA has articulated its reasons for being opposed to the custom duties already introduced as well as the… more
    Gerhard Papenfus - NEASA 100
  • Mixed picture for fuel price
    Jul 17, 2017 Press Releases

    Mixed picture for fuel price

    Higher international fuel prices and a weakening Rand/US dollar exchange rate have increased the likelihood that motorists will pay more at the pumps at the end of July. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA) which is commenting on… more
    Automobile Association 75
  • Jul 17, 2017 Press Releases

    Welcome back to an industry stalwart!

    Haval SA is delighted - no, ecstatic - to have Tanya Ramos back on board. Tanya has been with GWM since the very beginning, in 2007 - when it was but a fledgling importer of hard-working, budget-beating bakkies, many of which, by the way, are still… more
    Editor 76
  • Mazda Motor Corporation extends the Airbag Recall Campaign on certain Mazda2, Mazda6 and Mazda RX-8 vehicles
    Jul 17, 2017 Press Releases

    Mazda Motor Corporation extends the Airbag…

    Mazda has announced a formal global recall covering a wider manufacturing period in order to place the highest priority on the safety of Mazda customers. This recall follows investigative recalls by Mazda in Japan and North America for three… more
    Editor 77
  • Masterdrive Newsletter 14 July 2017
    Jul 17, 2017 Press Releases

    Masterdrive Newsletter 14 July 2017

    MasterTips: Guarding against vehicle theft With the frightening threat of hijacking looming in the back of the minds of many South Africans, it is easy to overlook vehicle theft. There are certain things one can do to protect your car from theft… more
    Editor 73
  • 60 new golf carts for Magalies Park Golf Course
    Jul 17, 2017 Press Releases

    60 new golf carts for Magalies Park Golf…

    Magalies Park, a time-share facility situated on the Hartebeespoort Dam with exceptional views of the Magaliesberg, is known for its top-notch golfing facilities. Golf Club Manager, William van Mierlo, has seen fit to invest in no fewer than 60… more
    Editor 83
  • TrenTyre steps up to Level 3 B-BBEE Contributor Status
    Jul 17, 2017 Press Releases

    TrenTyre steps up to Level 3 B-BBEE…

    TrenTyre is proud to announce that it has attained Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Level 3 Contributor Status under the Amended Codes of Good Practice. This a step up from last year's status which TrenTyre managed to attain despite… more
    Editor 82
  • Thed Björk in close title fight after difficult WTCC Race of Argentina
    Jul 17, 2017 Motorsport

    Thed Björk in close title fight after…

    Thed Björk secured a podium finish in the WTCC Race of Argentina to keep him in a close title fight, on Sunday 16 July. Polestar Cyan Racing had a tough race weekend at Circuito Termas de Río Hondo, with Nicky Catsburg retiring from both races… more
    Editor 67
  • Volkswagen national race day provides mixed emotions for hosts Volkswagen - Sasol GTC series
    Jul 17, 2017 Motorsport

    Volkswagen national race day provides mixed…

    Mathew Hodges claims yet another podium Unfortunate incident robbed Daniel Rowe of good points finish Jettas provide great spectacle for loyal fans at the home of Volkswagen Keagan Masters narrowly missed out on a GTC2 victory It was a weekend of… more
    Editor 68
  • Thrills, spills and new winners mark fifth round of the Sasol GTC Championship
    Jul 17, 2017 Motorsport

    Thrills, spills and new winners mark fifth…

    Port Elizabeth – The fifth round of the Sasol GTC Championship was marked by three new winners, incidents galore and superb racing at the Aldo Scribante race track on Saturday. A large appreciative Eastern Cape crowd watched the battles unfold over… more
    Editor 109
  • Devin Robertson denied victory by VW Cup red-tape but extends championship lead
    Jul 17, 2017 Motorsport

    Devin Robertson denied victory by VW Cup…

    Review: Engen Volkswagen Cup, Rd 5 – Port Elizabeth Devin Robertson and his Payen Volkswagen Polo was the fastest combination at round five of the Engen VW Cup in Port Elizabeth on Saturday, a fact that some title rivals found unpalatable. The… more
    Editor 99
  • Friendly City delivers top drawer action
    Jul 17, 2017 Motorsport

    Friendly City delivers top drawer action

    The Sasol GTC Championship war delivered an epic battle in Port Elizabeth’s fifth round at the Aldo Scribante circuit, when local stats thrilled an impressive home crowd and surprise results were the story of a great day’s racing. Michael Stephen… more
    Editor 130
  • Fiat 500: ten days of celebrations for a journey sixty years in the making
    Jul 17, 2017 Motoring

    Fiat 500: ten days of celebrations for a…

    The journey of the Fiat 500 has been 60 years in the making. The Fiat brand's 'great little car' has travelled from Dante Giacosa's design desk to the gates of the Mirafiori factory, from the long avenues of Torino to the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)… more
    Editor 105
  • Extreme Festival motorsport spectacle in the free state
    Jul 17, 2017 Motorsport

    Extreme Festival motorsport spectacle in the…

    The Extreme Festival motorsport show will perform at the Free State Phakisa Raceway this Saturday (July 22), with six categories, on four and two wheels, on the menu. Heading up the show will be two races for G&H Transport Extreme Supercars, which… more
    Editor 99
  • BMW confirms FIA Formula E Championship entry as an official
    Jul 14, 2017 Motorsport

    BMW confirms FIA Formula E Championship…

    BMW confirms FIA Formula E Championship entry as an official manufacturer in Season 5 – Formula E a platform for the mobility of the future and a technological laboratory for BMW iNEXT and other future generations of BMW i models. Munich. BMW is… more
    Editor 116
  • The Need for Steed - GWM Steed 5 Single Cab 2.0 WGT 4X2 Workhorse
    Jul 14, 2017 Motoring

    The Need for Steed - GWM Steed 5 Single Cab…

    When GWM first debuted on the South African market 10 years ago - time flies, doesn't it? - It comprehensively and crushingly redefined the term "value for money." Indeed, while the naysayers might have initially muttered darkly about this… more
    Editor 95
  • (Left to right): MEC of Roads and Transport, Dr Ismail Vadi; ATC Board Chair, Kenny Kistan; National Transport Minister, Joe Maswanganyi and Organising Committee Chairman of SATC, Professor James Maina.
    Jul 14, 2017 Events

    SATC 2017 dishes up a feast of insights

    The 36th annual Southern African Transport Conference (SATC), held at the CSIR International Convention Centre in Pretoria, wrapped up on Thursday 13 July 2017, after four jam-packed days. Over 100 topics were presented, discussed and interrogated… more
    Editor 220
  • INDUSTRY NEGOTIATIONS: Misinformation by NUMSA
    Jul 14, 2017 Press Releases

    INDUSTRY NEGOTIATIONS: Misinformation by…

    The Metal and Engineering Industry Bargaining Council (MEIBC) currently finds itself in watershed negotiations. It is common cause that the Industry is in distress. According to the MEIBC the Industry lost 150 000 jobs over the 10 year period from… more
    Editor 115
  • SATC Conference Day 2  | 2015 Road Traffic crashes cost South Africa R143 billion
    Jul 14, 2017 Events

    SATC Conference Day 2 | 2015 Road Traffic…

    Based on a ratio of serious injuries to fatalities and slight injuries to fatalities, as well as consideration for under-reporting, it is estimated 13 591 persons died on South Africa’s roads in 2015. In addition, 62 520 people were seriously… more
    Editor 210
  • South-African Design Experiences Dramatic Growth in Australia
    Jul 14, 2017 Press Releases

    South-African Design Experiences Dramatic…

    EZDown Tailgate damper The brainchild of engineering solutions company and sole manufacturer, Industrial Specialised Applications, (ISA), the innovative EZDown tailgate damper is growing in leaps and bounds in Australia. EZDown Australia Pty Ltd has… more
    Editor 121
  • Tenneco suspension technology chosen for the car of the year
    Jul 14, 2017 Press Releases

    Tenneco suspension technology chosen for the…

    Company’s OE Multi-Tuned Valve (MTV) suspension technology is featured on the new PEUGEOT 3008 SUV, which was named 2017 European Car of the Year during the Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland earlier this year. Tenneco’s MTV valve technology offers… more
    Editor 112
  • SKF Technical Bulletin - VKBA 6582 - SKF Wheel bearing design evolution
    Jul 14, 2017 Press Releases

    SKF Technical Bulletin - VKBA 6582 - SKF…

    SKF has developed and applied a new design to the inboard side and the flange design for the SKF Wheel bearing VKBA 6582. This design optimization guarantees the same quality level, which is full in line with the OE requirements. The mounting… more
    Editor 99
  • Don’t be left in the dark – be savvy when driving at night
    Jul 14, 2017 Press Releases

    Don’t be left in the dark – be savvy when…

    Driving at night can be dangerous. About 56 percent of crashes generally occur between 6pm and 6am the next morning, according to statistics by the Road Transport Management Corporation (RTMC). For this reason, the Automobile Association (AA) says,… more
    Automobile Association 67
  • Avis van rental supports Wayne Bolton – pedalling with Olli the RHINO to protect South Africa’s natural heritage
    Jul 14, 2017 Press Releases

    Avis van rental supports Wayne Bolton –…

    Avis Van Rental is excited to announce that they are once again partnering with endurance cyclist Wayne Bolton in his effort to preserve our natural heritage and save our rhino from extinction. In 2015 Wayne cycled more than 6 000km in 2½ months,… more
    Editor 104
  • Renault to attend 2017 ‘4L INTERNATIONAL’ meeting and releases previously unseen archive photos
    Jul 14, 2017 Press Releases

    Renault to attend 2017 ‘4L INTERNATIONAL’…

    Fans of the Renault 4 in particular and of popular classic cars in general will be attending this year’s 4L INTERNATIONAL at Circuits du Val de Loire (near Thenay, in France’s Loir-et-Cher region) on July 21-23. The 4L INTERNATIONAL meeting is… more
    Editor 87
  • Four New Enactus Ford C3 Projects Aim to Improve Lives in South Africa
    Jul 13, 2017 Motoring

    Four New Enactus Ford C3 Projects Aim to…

    Ford College Community Challenge (C3) runs in partnership with the Ford Motor Company Fund and international non-profit organisation Enactus Empowers students to improve and uplift communities through sustainable economic and environmental… more
    Editor 136
  • Renault, since 40 years in Formula 1
    Jul 13, 2017 Motorsport

    Renault, since 40 years in Formula 1

    On July 16, 1977, Renault entered its very first Formula 1 grand prix to embark upon a new chapter in its long and illustrious history – one that dates back to the very infancy of motorsport. Over the ensuing decades, Renault competed successfully… more
    Editor 127
  • Porsche enjoys its most successful first half year in history
    Jul 11, 2017 Press Releases

    Porsche enjoys its most successful first…

    Macan and Panamera models drive growth Dubai. Porsche has seen an upwards trend in the first six months of this year: With 126,497 vehicles delivered worldwide, Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG exceeded the record figure from the previous year by seven… more
    Editor 104
  • The
    Jul 11, 2017 Press Releases

    The "MEYLE Mechanics" get the FC St. Pauli…

    Hamburg-based manufacturer MEYLE welcomes special guests to its company headquarters Hamburg, 11 July 2017. Since 2016, MEYLE AG has been the main sponsor of the FC St. Pauli Women's and Men's First Handball Teams. Now, both partners demonstrate… more
    Editor 100
  • Volkswagen employees are star problem solvers
    Jul 11, 2017 Press Releases

    Volkswagen employees are star problem solvers

    Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) runs successful shop floor problem solving programme VWSA Employees identify and solve problems saving the company time and money The Problem Solving Team Programme at Volkswagen Group South Africa has over the… more
    Editor 98
  • Groupe Renault celebrates 1,000,000th vehicle produced at the Tangier plant
    Jul 11, 2017 Press Releases

    Groupe Renault celebrates 1,000,000th…

    #ONEMILLIONTANGIER The Tangier plant has produced its millionth vehicle, a Dacia Lodgy. A landmark figure reached in just over five years following the plant’s inauguration in 2012. The design of this efficient and eco-friendly plant, which is… more
    Editor 81
  • An all-new Subaru Impreza Premium was handed over to 23-year old Craig Lucas from Elsies River last night , as the winner of The Voice South Africa season 2.
    Jul 11, 2017 Events

    Award winning Subaru Impreza goes to The…

    Johannesburg, 10 July 2017 - The handover was made at the end of this week's showstopper grand finale which was broadcast live on M-Net and M-Net City from the Mosaiek Teatro in Fairland, Johannesburg. More than 1.6 million votes - an all-time… more
    Editor 203
  • Image disclaimer: The local version of Aygo X-Cite is only available with black canvas roof.
    Jul 11, 2017 Motoring

    The Sky is the Limit for Aygo X-Cite

    The Toyota Aygo is synonymous with both style and originality. Its famous colour scheme, characterised by the familiar Piano Black used for the X dominating the car's front end, is a true sight to behold. Although oozing copious amounts of chutzpah… more
    Editor 97
  • The scene is set for a tough fifth round of the Sasol GTC Championship
    Jul 11, 2017 Motorsport

    The scene is set for a tough fifth round of…

    Sandton, South Africa – The Aldo Scribante circuit in Port Elizabeth is the next battleground for the Sasol GTC Championship teams to conquer as the premier touring car championship reaches the mid-season on Saturday, 15th July. Gennaro Bonafede… more
    Editor 188
  • Hometown race day for the Engen Xtreme Team in Port Elizabeth
    Jul 10, 2017 Motorsport

    Hometown race day for the Engen Xtreme Team…

    Intimate knowledge of the Aldo Scribante Raceway will stand the Engen Xtreme Team in good stead as the Sasol GTC Africa heads to Port Elizabeth for Round Five of the 2017 championship on Saturday, 15 July 2017. Engen Xtreme Team drivers Michael… more
    Editor 112
  • Be responsible and put safe drivers on the road
    Jul 10, 2017 Press Releases

    Be responsible and put safe drivers on the…

    The Automobile Association (AA) urges parents, guardians, and businesses with learner drivers, to ensure these new motorists are not only trained to pass driving tests, but are actually qualified behind the wheel. More than 1 260 000 learner driving… more
    Editor 93
  • Ram anti-freeze: the coolant for every season
    Jul 10, 2017 Press Releases

    Ram anti-freeze: the coolant for every season

    Coolant provides heat balance and engine protection in summer and winter Ram anti-freeze retards overheating, prevents rust as well as corrosion and minimises scale and sludge build-up Available in three variants, according to customer requirements… more
    Editor 99
  • Franchising: a safe bet in a tough economic climate?
    Jul 10, 2017 Press Releases

    Franchising: a safe bet in a tough economic…

    Dumisani Bengu, Head: Franchise Africa, Barclays Africa With South Africa’s economy seeing consecutive negative growth that has placed it in the grips of a technical – but very real – recession, it will come as no surprise that there are adverse… more
    Editor 114
  • ALCO-Safe launches line of educational safety booklets
    Jul 10, 2017 Press Releases

    ALCO-Safe launches line of educational…

    Despite ongoing on-site drug and alcohol testing, and rehabilitative measures, undertaken by many organisations in a bid to reduce alcohol and drug related accidents and incidents at the workplace, many businesses are still struggling with ongoing… more
    Editor 84
  • Franchise award winners succeed against the odds
    Jul 10, 2017 Press Releases

    Franchise award winners succeed against the…

    The Franchise Association of South Africa’s Franchise Awards for Excellence in Franchising, sponsored by Sanlam and held this past week-end as part of their annual Franchise Business Festival, honoured those franchise brands that have bucked the… more
    Editor 96
  • Opinion Article by Nobuzwe Mangcu, Managing Executive of South African Tyre Manufacturing Conference (SATMC)
    Jul 10, 2017 Press Releases

    Opinion Article by Nobuzwe Mangcu, Managing…

    Getting more mileage out of road safety Think about it, the one material we’re most dependent on for safety is rubber – no other composite comes close, whether it’s metal, plastic, glass, ceramic or cement. With tyres being the first and foremost… more
    Editor 109
  • Jaco Oosthuizen has been officially appointed as Managing Director of Renault South Africa
    Jul 10, 2017 Press Releases

    Renault South Africa - Executive management…

    Imperial Holdings Limited is pleased to announce that Jaco Oosthuizen has been officially appointed as Managing Director of Renault South Africa effective 1st July 2017, and will report to Osman Suluman Arbee, Chief Executive Officer of Motus… more
    Editor 123
  • A warm and safe winter
    Jul 10, 2017 Press Releases

    A warm and safe winter

    Based on the latest United Nations estimates, the current population in South Africa is 55,318,397, and most South African citizens rely primarily on electricity supplied by ESKOM. Eskom's mandate is to generate, transport, and distribute… more
    Editor 91
  • BMW Motorrad X2City. Mobility with a kick – great versatility and zero emissions.
    Jul 10, 2017 Press Releases

    BMW Motorrad X2City. Mobility with a kick –…

    The new BMW Motorrad X2City is yet another fresh new face at the BMW Group in the segment of zero-emissions mobility on two wheels. The kick-scooter with electric auxiliary drive is light and compact and takes its rider where he wants to go… more
    Editor 108
  • It's time to move beyond pledges to back Africa’s future, & end European secrecy
    Jul 10, 2017 Press Releases

    It's time to move beyond pledges to back…

    Yemi Osinbajo, Acting President of Nigeria This year’s G20, led by Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel, should be commended for prioritising African development. The G20 Africa Partnership conference this week in Berlin marked a significant moment to… more
    Editor 74
  • Masterdrive Newsletter 7 July 2017
    Jul 10, 2017 Press Releases

    Masterdrive Newsletter 7 July 2017

    MasterTips: UK’s safets cars The UK’s safest used cars have been revealed, with the Volvo V40 taking the gong for the second year running. It is interesting to note is the cars on the UK list are also on South African buying lists. These were the… more
    Editor 81
  • Investchem Formula 1600 competitors head to the coast for PE race day
    Jul 10, 2017 Motorsport

    Investchem Formula 1600 competitors head to…

    Round five of the national Investchem Formula 1600 championship takes place at Aldo Scribante Raceway on Saturday, July 15. This is the third coastal round for the single-seater championship which has already seen them compete in Cape Town and East… more
    Editor 112
  • Total to co-sponsor AutObarn’s SuperHatch driver Brett Garland
    Jul 10, 2017 Motorsport

    Total to co-sponsor AutObarn’s SuperHatch…

    The popular legendary Total brand will be proudly displayed on the AutObarn Class A SuperHatch car of Brett Garland, Total joins the AutObarn team of blue chip sponsors Jonnesway and Sabat. Total is the world’s fourth-largest oil and gas company,… more
    Editor 102
  • Volkswagen Motorsport returns to the home of Volkswagen for the national race day in Port Elizabeth - Sasol GTC Series
    Jul 10, 2017 Motorsport

    Volkswagen Motorsport returns to the home of…

    Volkswagen Motorsport looking forward to perform at the home of Volkswagen in Port Elizabeth Volkswagen to also play host to the National Race Day GTC drivers Hodges and Rowe keen to perform in front of Aldo Scribante crowd Fierce battle in GTC 2… more
    Editor 124
  • Renault celebrates its 40th anniversary of Formula 1 passion and launches the 2017 “Yellow Teapot”
    Jul 10, 2017 Motorsport

    Renault celebrates its 40th anniversary of…

    To celebrate its 40 years of success, passion and pride of appearing amongst the historic F1 makes, Renault has decided to revive this anecdote from the past by creating an actual “Yellow Teapot”. Renault’s décision to enter the very exclusive… more
    Editor 91
  • The two-millionth Fiat 500 delivered
    Jul 10, 2017 Motoring

    The two-millionth Fiat 500 delivered

    Midrand, South Africa - Following this week's 60th Anniversary of the Fiat 500 on the 4th July, the iconic model is celebrating another auspicious milestone with the production of the two millionth Fiat 500. This is the most recent success of the… more
    Editor 113
  • Signature Motorsport’s Mini attack set to continue at Aldo Scribante
    Jul 10, 2017 Motorsport

    Signature Motorsport’s Mini attack set to…

    Sasol GTC2 Championship Preview – Rd 5, Port Elizabeth – 15th July With three victories and a second place from the last four Sasol GTC2 races, Bradley Liebenberg has rocketed into second place in the championship standings with more to come from… more
    Editor 136
  • TruckX 2017 – A one-stop shop for the trucking sector
    Jul 08, 2017 Events

    TruckX 2017 – A one-stop shop for the…

    Demonstrations, débuts, displays, dynamic driving, double-digit discounts and more: South Africa’s premier trucking event has something for everyone in trucking and fleet management. TruckX and FleetX take place on 12 and 13 July at Kyalami Grand… more
    Editor 296
  • Alfa Romeo Stelvio Achieves 5-Stars in Euro NCAP
    Jul 06, 2017 Motoring

    Alfa Romeo Stelvio Achieves 5-Stars in Euro…

    Midrand, South Africa - Alfa Romeo Stelvio, the first SUV from the Italian brand, has achieved the coveted Euro NCAP 5-star rating with a 97% score in the protection of adult occupants: an excellent result, considering the extremely strict… more
    Editor 117
  • Rand Show 2018 to provide definitive consumer experience
    Jul 06, 2017 Events

    Rand Show 2018 to provide definitive…

    The largest consumer exhibition in South Africa, the Rand Show, will return to the Johannesburg Expo Centre (JEC) at Nasrec in 2018 from Friday 30 March to Sunday 8 April. With a legacy dating back over 123 years, the Rand Show remains South… more
    Editor 258
  • Volvo's new XC60 becomes a camera in the hands of Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer
    Jul 06, 2017 Press Releases

    Volvo's new XC60 becomes a camera in the…

    Volvo Cars, the premium car maker best known for its leadership in safety, has teamed up with three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer and artist Barbara Davidson for a world-first - using the on-board safety cameras of the new Volvo XC60 to… more
    Editor 139
  • Continental PremiumContact 6 dominates international tests
    Jul 06, 2017 Press Releases

    Continental PremiumContact 6 dominates…

    New PremiumContact 6 wins German Autobild summer tyre test Best performer in comparative test conducted by Swedish magazine Vi Bilägare Winner of test performed by Quattroruote in Italy PremiumContact 6 delivers exceptional braking, handling,… more
    Editor 502
  • Warehouse operations Management
    Jul 06, 2017 Events

    Warehouse operations Management

    Are You grappling with your Warehouse operations and would like to discover easier and more practical ways to streamline Procedures? Workshop Overview The unique cutting-edge concept behind this 3-Day workshop is intended to deliver Warehouse best… more
    Editor 244
  • SA motor industry holding up well in turbulent economic environment
    Jul 06, 2017 Events

    SA motor industry holding up well in…

    The South African motor industry is holding up surprisingly well in a tough economic environment that is being exacerbated by political turmoil. This is the opinion of renowned economics commentator Dr Azar Jammine, Director and Chief Economist at… more
    Editor 239
  • GIL Africa: How are companies using digital tech to gain the ultimate competitive edge?
    Jul 06, 2017 Events

    GIL Africa: How are companies using digital…

    Frost & Sullivan to host 360 degree Industry Think Tanks that will demonstrate digital growth opportunities across industry sectors CAPE TOWN, South Africa – 6 July, 2017 – A number of organisations are entering the race for “digital… more
    Editor 218
  • Toyota Gazoo Racing SA teams dominate overall and FIA class championships in SA Cross Country Series
    Jul 05, 2017 Motorsport

    Toyota Gazoo Racing SA teams dominate…

    Horn brothers from Mpumalanga take the lead in Class T championship After the recent Toyota Kalahari Botswana 1000 Desert Race the Production Vehicle category championship to watch out for over the remaining three rounds of the South African Cross… more
    Editor 110
  • The new BMW 4 Series range now available in South Africa
    Jul 05, 2017 Motoring

    The new BMW 4 Series range now available in…

    Endowed with an aesthetic appeal and dynamic flair all of its own, the BMW 4 Series has stood out with its supremely assured and stylish air ever since its launch. A total of nearly 400,000 sales worldwide and just over 5,500 in South Africa (up to… more
    Editor 109
  • Introducing the all new Audi A5 & S5 Cabriolet
    Jul 05, 2017 Motoring

    Introducing the all new Audi A5 & S5…

    Following the recent launch of the all-new Audi A5 Coupe and Sportback, the new Audi A5 Cabriolet has now been introduced to South Africa to complete the second generation of the A5 family. In the Audi S5 Cabriolet, a new six-cylinder turbocharged… more
    Editor 119
  • Opel Revises Corsa Line-up for Better Value to Customers
    Jul 05, 2017 Motoring

    Opel Revises Corsa Line-up for Better Value…

    New more efficient 1.0 T Engine for Essentia Model Sport takes on the halo model role New Specifications aimed at offering value while maintaining technological advantage JOHANNESBURG. Opel has revised the Corsa models range resulting in improved… more
    Editor 111
  • Volvo Cars to go all-electric
    Jul 05, 2017 Motoring

    Volvo Cars to go all-electric

    Volvo Cars has announced that every new Volvo launched from 2019 onwards will feature an electric motor, marking the historic end of cars that only have an internal combustion engine (ICE) and placing electrification at the core of its future… more
    Editor 110
  • One motoring experience, six themes!
    Jul 05, 2017 Events

    One motoring experience, six themes!

    The WesBank SA Motoring Experience, which will be staged at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit and Conference Centre from September 1-3, will make use of six themes to ensure that it caters for all interest groups in terms of the wider world or… more
    Editor 133
  • Get on board - Right to Repair campaign goes social
    Jul 05, 2017 Press Releases

    Get on board - Right to Repair campaign goes…

    The Right to Repair campaign is going social and rallying up support from industry stakeholders and the public. “The Right to Repair campaign directly affects consumers who are being denied the right to have their vehicle repaired at a workshop of… more
    Editor 169
  • CAPAS 2017 drew to a successful close with climbing number of visitors
    Jul 05, 2017 Events

    CAPAS 2017 drew to a successful close with…

    Fair participants benefited greatly from enhanced zoning The show nurtures the industry to meet regional development needs For the fourth time running, the Chengdu International Trade Fair for Automotive Parts and Aftermarket Services (CAPAS)… more
    Editor 227
  • New MEYLE-HD repair kit with 3-in-1 control arm for the front axle repair on BMW X5 and X6
    Jul 05, 2017 Press Releases

    New MEYLE-HD repair kit with 3-in-1 control…

    New MEYLE-HD repair kit with 3-in-1 control arm for the front axle repair on BMW X5 and X6 Series models built from 2007 onwards Full-service kit comes complete with control arms and mounting parts Time-effective installation: MEYLE-HD control arm… more
    Editor 162
  • Ford Ranger Top of the Charts for First Half of 2017
    Jul 05, 2017 Press Releases

    Ford Ranger Top of the Charts for First Half…

    Ford Ranger ends first half of the year as South Africa's best-selling vehicle Highest export volumes in LCV segment for Ranger this year Ford EcoSport tops compact SUV segment, Mustang leads sports car category Ford ends June with 11.8% share of… more
    Editor 181
  • Carpooling proves ‘excellent’ match for Cape Town’s traffic congestion
    Jul 05, 2017 Press Releases

    Carpooling proves ‘excellent’ match for Cape…

    Cape Town, 4 July 2017 – South African carpooling app, uGoMyWay today released the results of its pilot ‘corporate carpooling project’. Conducted in association with Accelerate Cape Town, over a period of two and a half months, the pilot included… more
    Editor 148
  • Groupe Renault to further autonomous vehicle development by forming new joint venture with Oktal
    Jul 05, 2017 Press Releases

    Groupe Renault to further autonomous vehicle…

    #INNOVATIONBYRENAULT Groupe Renault will acquire a 35 percent stake in a new joint venture, Autonomous Vehicle Simulation (AVS), formed together with Oktal, a subsidiary of Sogeclair. Groupe Renault’s investment in Autonomous Vehicle Simulation… more
    Editor 130
  • The Fiat 500 Commemorative Stamp
    Jul 05, 2017 Press Releases

    The Fiat 500 Commemorative Stamp

    Turin, Italy - The Fiat 500, one of Italy's best known and iconic motor cars turns 60 years old today and to commemorate this auspicious occasion, a new postage stamp has been commissioned with the iconic vehicle featuring prominently. The… more
    Editor 130
  • The Fiat 500 enshrined in the MoMA in New York
    Jul 05, 2017 Press Releases

    The Fiat 500 enshrined in the MoMA in New…

    The best-loved car in Fiat's history, the icon that made Italians into car-owners, and worldwide ambassador for the country, celebrates its 60th birthday today with a special event that honours its history and the style and design that made it… more
    Editor 122
  • GRMC June 2017 Newsletter.
    Jul 05, 2017 Press Releases

    GRMC June 2017 Newsletter

    The reality of the devastation that hit the Knysna and Plettenberg Bay areas over the period June 7 – 10 has now set in with the many that have been effected by this dreadful fire disaster . Even those who have not been effected feel part of this… more
    Editor 111
  • Steel downstream simply misled
    Jul 05, 2017 Press Releases

    Steel downstream simply misled

    In a recent article published in the Engineering News, AMSA actually admitted that their service delivery is below standard, but blame low demand as the culprit. According to them, slow through-put results in production problems. They simply do not… more
    Gerhard Papenfus - NEASA 125
  • Opinion Piece: Steel Industry: Negotiators, show some steel!
    Jul 05, 2017 Press Releases

    Opinion Piece: Steel Industry: Negotiators,…

    The Steel Industry is currently in a process of negotiating a potential new main agreement, which, if agreement is reached, will prescribe increased wages and other conditions of employment for the Metal and Engineering Industry (MEIBC). The two… more
    Gerhard Papenfus - NEASA 119
  • A Ray of Hope
    Jul 05, 2017 The Phoenix

    A Ray of Hope

    In these times of frustration with the appalling levels of corruption at the highest levels of government, and the depressing realisation that most of the ruling party are on the Gupta gravy train, it is always good to come across decent human… more
    The Phoenix 147
  • GIL 2017: Africa -  The Global Community of Growth, Innovation and Leadership
    Jul 05, 2017 Events

    GIL 2017: Africa - The Global Community of…

    Date: Thursday, 17 August 2017 Venue: Table Bay Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa Frost & Sullivan’s seventh consecutive Growth Innovation and Leadership (GIL) 2017: Africa summit reconvenes on 17 August, 2017 at The Table Bay Hotel in Cape Town, South… more
    Editor 251
  • Absa Commentary: June 2017 NAAMSA New Vehicle Sales and Exports Report
    Jul 04, 2017 Press Releases

    Absa Commentary: June 2017 NAAMSA New…

    Passenger vehicle sales accounted for 63.1% of car sales in June 2017 more
    Editor 232
  • Standard Bank: Comments on NAAMSA New Vehicle Sales Report – June 2017
    Jul 04, 2017 Press Releases

    Standard Bank: Comments on NAAMSA New…

    Nicholas Nkosi – Executive Head of Standard Bank Vehicle and Asset Finance, Retail & Business Banking June commentary “Despite the new passenger vehicle sales showing a 2.2% decline year on year, the last three months have seen a steady improvement… more
    Editor 149
  • #Naamsa Comment on the #June, 2017 industry #new #vehicle #sales statistics
    Jul 04, 2017 Press Releases

    Naamsa Comment on the June, 2017 industry…

    Commenting on the new vehicle sales statistics for the month of June, 2017 – released today for public consumption on the website of the Department of Trade & Industry – the Association said that domestic new vehicle sales had reflected a mixed… more
    NAAMSA 183
  • Automechanika Johannesburg 2017 promises to be a bumper show
    Jul 04, 2017 Events

    Automechanika Johannesburg 2017 promises to…

    The stature of Automechanika Johannesburg is growing not only locally, but also globally, as one of the most important shows in Messe Frankfurt's portfolio of these trade fairs for the automotive aftermarket. This year's show, which takes place at… more
    Editor 285
  • Now is the time to enter Automechanika Johannesburg's Innovation Awards Contest
    Jul 04, 2017 Events

    Now is the time to enter Automechanika…

    Product innovation is what helps to drive any global Automechanika trade fair. The announcement of the winners of the Innovation Awards has been a highlight of the Automechanika trade fair for the automotive aftermarket ever since this global brand… more
    Editor 242
  • Lack of servicing and training are major causes of truck accidents on our roads
    Jul 04, 2017 Press Releases

    Lack of servicing and training are major…

    According to the Road Traffic Management Corporation, 36 major crashes involving trucks were investigated last year (2016). 143 fatalities and 136 injuries resulted from these accidents which involved 49 trucks, 35 light motor vehicles and 11… more
    Motor Industry Workshop Association 131
  • Porsche unveils the most powerful 911 of all time
    Jul 03, 2017 Motoring

    Porsche unveils the most powerful 911 of all…

    New 911 GT2 RS with 700 hp, rear-wheel drive, racing chassis and rear-axle steering Johannesburg. The fastest and most powerful road-approved 911 is ready for launch: The new Porsche 911 GT2 RS will celebrate its world premiere at the Goodwood… more
    Editor 108
  • The new BMW G 310 R now available in South Africa
    Jul 03, 2017 Motoring

    The new BMW G 310 R now available in South…

    The new BMW G 310 R – the BMW roadster under 500 cc. One cylinder, low weight, powerful dynamic performance – the BMW G 310 R embodies the pure essence of a BMW roadster: it has neither too little nor too much of anything. Pragmatic in the best… more
    Editor 144
  • The all-new sophisticated Pajero Sport arrives in September
    Jul 03, 2017 Motoring

    The all-new sophisticated Pajero Sport…

    Mitsubishi Motors South Africa (MMSA) will be introducing its highly acclaimed all-new Pajero Sport in September 2017. This stylishly designed new-generation Mitsubishi sport utility offers refined driving dynamics thanks to an array of cutting-edge… more
    Editor 136
  • Take our survey and stand a chance to win R10,000!
    Jul 03, 2017 Events

    Take our survey and stand a chance to win…

    Automechanika and co-located shows Futuroads and Scalex will be taking place at Nasrec Expo centre between the 27-30 September 2017. These shows provide the most comprehensive range of suppliers in the after sales automotive market, commercial… more
    Editor 210
  •  Masterdrive Newsletter 30 June 2017
    Jul 03, 2017 Press Releases

    Masterdrive Newsletter 30 June 2017

    MasterTips: Drivers, don’t be fooled by your windows Many drivers appreciate – as do fleet managers –the value of using the correct windscreens, particularly when involved in a crash. Some, however, are not so ‘fussy’ when it comes to the side… more
    Editor 128
  • Hyundai IONIQ awarded a Green Good Design Award
    Jul 03, 2017 Press Releases

    Hyundai IONIQ awarded a Green Good Design…

    The 2017 Hyundai IONIQ has been crowned with a 2017 Green Good Design Award that celebrates important examples of sustainable designs and provide awareness on what companies are designing and producing to make the most positive impact on the… more
    Editor 142
  • Ford GT, Mustang GT4 Demonstrate Ford Road and Race Performance at 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed
    Jun 29, 2017 Events

    Ford GT, Mustang GT4 Demonstrate Ford Road…

    Ford GT power, performance and active aerodynamics on show as GT road car tackles Goodwood Hillclimb for the first time, driven by Ford Chip Ganassi Racing drivers Track ready Ford Mustang GT4 race car makes European debut on challenging 1.16-mile… more
    Editor 168
  • Renault to celebrate the past, present and future of motorsport at 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed
    Jun 29, 2017 Events

    Renault to celebrate the past, present and…

    Vehicles on show over the weekend range from Renault’s first major race winner to its F1 car of the future 2017 marks 40 years of Renault’s involvement in Formula One UK debut for Renault Sport 2027 Vision Concept UK debut for Renault ZOE e-Sport… more
    Editor 148
  • Fuel set to drop at month-end
    Jun 29, 2017 Press Releases

    Fuel set to drop at month-end

    Fuel prices are set for across-the-board drops at month end. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA), commenting on unaudited month-end fuel price data released by the Central Energy Fund (CEF) "The Rand remained firm over the past… more
    Automobile Association 159
  • Academic Excellence at NMMU Recognised with Ford Premier Award
    Jun 28, 2017 Events

    Academic Excellence at NMMU Recognised with…

    Award presented to top Master's Degree student at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Winner Yonela Dube acknowledged for her research into the relationship between authentic leadership and employee engagement Ford-sponsored award introduced in… more
    Editor 241
  • Renault hands over the keys to the 2,500,000th LCV to roll out of its Batilly plant
    Jun 28, 2017 Press Releases

    Renault hands over the keys to the…

    Renault celebrated the production of the 2,500,000th LCV to roll out of its Batilly plant since its creation. The keys to the 2,500,000th LCV to come out of Renault’s facility in eastern France were handed over to Polish company TP Teltech at a… more
    Editor 143
  • Andrea Gevers speaks at the Kasi Star Brands and Youth Brands conference
    Jun 28, 2017 Press Releases

    Understanding how South Africa’s Youth and…

    Over 100 top business executives, marketers and brand experts recently gathered at Zonki Shebeen in Muldersdrift, Johannesburg to gain an understanding of some of South Africa’s most fascinating consumer markets, at Ask Afrika’s Kasi Star Brands and… more
    Editor 374
  • New Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure wins DriveOut Magazine's All-Terrain tyre test
    Jun 28, 2017 Press Releases

    New Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure…

    Port Elizabeth, June 2017 - Goodyear's Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure 265/65 R17 claimed first place in an all-terrain tyre shootout test conducted by DriveOut Magazine. Out of 7 tested tyres[1], Goodyear's new on/off road tyre ranked highest with… more
    Editor 188
  • Renault joins forces with the European Parliament to promote tomorrow’s mobility
    Jun 28, 2017 Press Releases

    Renault joins forces with the European…

    Renault is to participate in the ‘Driving Europe Forward: The Future of Mobility’ campaign organised by the European Parliament. A Formula E single-seater racing car will be displayed on the esplanade in front of the European Parliament from midday… more
    Editor 141
  • Honda Quest True Adventure open for entries!
    Jun 28, 2017 Press Releases

    Honda Quest True Adventure open for entries!

    The wait is finally over. You can now enter for Honda Quest True Adventure 2017 - the ultimate adventure motorcycle competition on the ultimate adventure motorcycle, the Honda CRF1000 L Africa Twin. Simply go to your nearest Honda dealer where you… more
    Editor 143
  • Volvo Cars and Autoliv team up with NVIDIA to develop advanced systems for self-driving cars
    Jun 28, 2017 Press Releases

    Volvo Cars and Autoliv team up with NVIDIA…

    Volvo Cars, along with Autoliv, the world-leading automotive safety company, and NVIDIA, the artificial intelligence (AI) and visual computing company, are teaming up to develop advanced systems and software for self-driving cars. The three… more
    Editor 174
  • Production start of the new E-Class Cabriolet
    Jun 27, 2017 Motoring

    Production start of the new E-Class Cabriolet

    Fifth model completes successful E-Class product family. Milestone for production at the site: complete renewal of the model range "Made in Bremen" within three years. Team takes advantage of digital communication concepts and Industry 4.0… more
    Editor 160
  • Trump Admin May Change Backup Camera Law
    Jun 27, 2017 Press Releases

    Trump Admin May Change Backup Camera Law

    The Trump administration may seek to undo the “backup camera law” that requires all new cars include a rear view camera by 2018. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently told congress it is reviewing regulations on… more
    Editor 150
  • AA launches national pedestrian visibility campaign
    Jun 27, 2017 Press Releases

    AA launches national pedestrian visibility…

    Today the Automobile Association (AA), in collaboration with the FIA, Ford and Michelin, is launching a road safety campaign. This national campaign, known as the #ISeeYou campaign, is focussed on pedestrian visibility. The Federation Internationale… more
    Automobile Association 141
  • Hit a Pothole? No Problem!
    Jun 27, 2017 Press Releases

    Hit a Pothole? No Problem!

    Bending a wheel on a pothole or dinging it on a curb need not mean the end of the road for that wheel and its owner's budget. Instead, Tiger Wheel & Tyre is reminding motorists that several of its stores offer on-site Wheel CollisionT repair, while… more
    Editor 132
  • Section 21 company formed to champion Right to Repair campaign
    Jun 27, 2017 Press Releases

    Section 21 company formed to champion Right…

    The Right2Repair campaign has been given another boost with the formation of Right to Repair South Africa (R2RSA), a Section 21, not-for-profit company, specifically formed to champion the Right to Repair campaign initially launched in 2013. Richard… more
    Editor 206
  • Getting more mileage out of road safety
    Jun 27, 2017 Press Releases

    Getting more mileage out of road safety

    Think about it, the one material we’re most dependent on for safety is rubber – no other composite comes close, whether it’s metal, plastic, glass, ceramic or cement. With tyres being the first and foremost element of a vehicle’s safety and control,… more
    Editor 153
  • Volkswagen and Qhubeka Giving the Gift of Time
    Jun 26, 2017 Press Releases

    Volkswagen and Qhubeka Giving the Gift of…

    VWSA giving the gift of time and 1,100 bikes to local communities 6 Novice cyclists identified through Volkswagen Blue Bikes programme VWSA supporting 6 Novice Cyclists as they participate in the Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge Volkswagen Group South… more
    Editor 151
  • HELLA and ZF Form Strategic Partnership
    Jun 26, 2017 Press Releases

    HELLA and ZF Form Strategic Partnership

    Firmly in focus: camera systems, imaging and radar sensor technology Partnership for development and marketing aims to produce modern assistance systems and autonomous driving functions for passenger cars, commercial vehicles and off-highway… more
    Editor 173
  • Global Press Event 2017 - Vision Zero
    Jun 26, 2017 Press Releases

    Global Press Event 2017 - Vision Zero

    Vision Zero – a world with zero accidents and zero emissions – could only become a reality when all vehicles are electric, autonomous and connected. Under the motto "On the Road to Vision Zero", ZF demonstrates at the Global Press Event 2017 how the… more
    Editor 186
  • Vishal Premlall, Director of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA), says vehicle owners need to know that there is a dispute resolution process in place to assist them if they have been serviced by a MIWA workshop.
    Jun 26, 2017 Press Releases

    Did you know there is a dispute resolution…

    Taking your car in for a repair can be a costly exercise. Getting what you pay for, ie a car that is running properly and fully repaired, is the obvious outcome. However, there are times when vehicle owners have not been satisfied with the end… more
    Motor Industry Workshop Association 172
  • Masterdrive Newsletter 23 June 2017
    Jun 26, 2017 Press Releases

    Masterdrive Newsletter 23 June 2017

    MasterTips: Consequences of drinking and driving MasterTest: Driving expressions: Mercedes E-Class Coupé MasterNews: MasterDrive at TruckX 2017 MasterHumour Read Now more
    Masterdrive 141
  • Upcoming Events 23 June - 3 July 2017
    Jun 23, 2017 Events

    Upcoming Events 23 June - 3 July 2017

    INTERNATIONAL EVENTS 23.06.2017 FIM ENDURO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, PARÁDFÜRDÓ 24.06.2017 FIM ENDURANCE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, SLOVAKIARING 24.06.2017 FIM TRIAL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, LOURDES 24.06.2017 FIA WORLD TOURING CHAMPIONSHIP, RACE OF PORTUGAL, VILA… more
    Editor 211
  • Ford 1.0-Litre EcoBoost Wins International Engine of the Year for the 6th Year Running
    Jun 23, 2017 Events

    Ford 1.0-Litre EcoBoost Wins International…

    Ford 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine named 2017 International Engine of the Year "Best Engine Under 1.0-litre" for the sixth year in a row Fuel-efficient, compact and powerful engine has won 10 International Engine of Year awards since launch in 2012;… more
    Editor 163
  • Messe Frankfurt records highest ever result in 2016
    Jun 23, 2017 Events

    Messe Frankfurt records highest ever result…

    Sales of over €650 million planned in 2017 Trade fairs are still going from strength to strength in Frankfurt 777 years after the first event of this kind was held there. As Chairman of the Messe Frankfurt Supervisory Board, Mayor Peter Feldmann… more
    Editor 358
  • Textar Aftermarket Brake Pads Achieve Best Results in Strict AMS Braking Test
    Jun 23, 2017 Press Releases

    Textar Aftermarket Brake Pads Achieve Best…

    An AMS braking test that included global OE friction manufacturer TMD Friction, distributed in South Africa by Torre Parts and Components, has scored Textar above the competition and original equipment manufactured material (OEM). The… more
    Editor 219
  • “FC St. Pauli goes Ruanda“: MEYLE supports FC St. Pauli handball project in Africa
    Jun 23, 2017 Press Releases

    “FC St. Pauli goes Ruanda“: MEYLE supports…

    The handball team from Hamburg will be traveling to Ruanda in August to organize local workshops and to visit schools As the team’s main sponsor, MEYLE not only provides financial support, but also transport of equipment and will ensure mobility of… more
    Editor 202
  • Volkswagen supports the VWSA B-BBEE Initiative Trust
    Jun 23, 2017 Press Releases

    Volkswagen supports the VWSA B-BBEE…

    Volkswagen B-BBEE Initiatives Trust launched to Suppliers Volkswagen B-BBEE Initiatives Trust supported by the Eastern Cape Government 22 June 2017 marked another significant day for black-owned suppliers in the automotive sector, with the official… more
    Editor 193
  • Outstanding Ferrari V8 keeps its crown and scoops international engine of the year award for second year
    Jun 23, 2017 Press Releases

    Outstanding Ferrari V8 keeps its crown and…

    Ferrari’s all-conquering 3.9-litre twin-turbo V8 successfully retains coveted award Honda returns to the competition after an 11-year absence to pick up prestigious ‘New Engine of the Year’ award for its 3.5-litre V6 bi-turbo hybrid Tesla achieves… more
    Editor 202
  • Department of transport and Michelin corporate foundation partner to change how South Africa’s youth perceive road safety
    Jun 23, 2017 Press Releases

    Department of transport and Michelin…

    The National Department of Transport, South Africa today announced a partnership with Michelin Corporate Foundation to launch a multi-faceted Road Safety initiative in South Africa to focus on young drivers’ safety. The programme utilises behaviour… more
    Editor 207
  • Volkswagen continues to highlight Rhino protection
    Jun 21, 2017 Press Releases

    Volkswagen continues to highlight Rhino…

    Volkswagen and Fleet Customers bringing awareness to rhino anti-poaching Recently, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles invited three VIP Fleet Customers, namely Milana & Chris Pretorius (Smollan), John & Sandra Anderson (Würth) and Nick & Amanda Jacobs… more
    Editor 194
  • CityMakers develops innovative urban mobility solutions
    Jun 21, 2017 Press Releases

    CityMakers develops innovative urban…

    Paris, June 2017 - The Groupe Renault partners with NUMA, a leading startup accelerator, to launch CityMakers in partnership with AXA, Nissan, RCI Bank and Services and the City of Paris. CityMakers is a 10-month open innovation program to… more
    Editor 168
  • Automotive Interiors Expo Awards 2017
    Jun 21, 2017 Events

    Automotive Interiors Expo Awards 2017

    Jaguar Land Rover proves to be major winner for design, technology and product innovation Big wins for Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) as Land Rover head of design, Jerry McGovern, wins Interior Designer of the Year; Jaguar I-PACE is awarded Concept Vehicle… more
    Editor 268
  • New passenger car sales in China will reach 29,7 million units by 2020
    Jun 21, 2017 Press Releases

    New passenger car sales in China will reach…

    Based on data from the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers, ReportLinker’s economists and artificial intelligence experts created a forecast that highlights that new passenger car sales in China should reach 29,7 million by… more
    Editor 176
  • Oil, Rand send fuel lower
    Jun 20, 2017 Press Releases

    Oil, Rand send fuel lower

    Rand resilience and a declining oil price have set the scene for a further fuel price drop. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA), commenting on unaudited mid-month data released by the Central Energy Fund (CEF). The current picture… more
    Automobile Association 190
  • Fiat and Esselunga set a Guinness World Record TM: 1,495 Fiat 500 cars handed-over in less than 48 hours
    Jun 20, 2017 Press Releases

    Fiat and Esselunga set a Guinness World…

    Turin, Italy - A record-breaking handover: 1,495 Fiat 500 cars were collected in less than two days by the lucky winners of a competition run by Fiat and Italian supermarket chain Esselunga. The historic feat was certified by an official Guinness… more
    Editor 209
  • Econometrix : Basic Economics Course 6 July 2017
    Jun 20, 2017 Events

    Econometrix : Basic Economics Course 6 July…

    Would you like to have a better understanding of how the economy works and how it impacts on your organization ? Econometrix is offering an introductory Basic Economics Course on the 6 July 2017 Course Objective: A one day course offering practical… more
    Editor 276
  • CITS - Now beyond proof-of-concept stage
    Jun 19, 2017 Press Releases

    CITS - Now beyond proof-of-concept stage

    CITS – (Crankcase Independent Two-Stroke) Now beyond proof-of-concept stage, with a running prototype. See it running here:https://youtu.be/9MSIBobuEQQ (and on other videos on our website www.citsengine.com.au) Fifteen incontestable attributes in… more
    Editor 199
  • Valeo launches Valeo.ai, the first global research center in artificial intelligence
    Jun 19, 2017 Press Releases

    Valeo launches Valeo.ai, the first global…

    Valeo launches Valeo.ai, the first global research center in artificial intelligence and deep learning for automotive applications based in Paris Paris, June 2017 – Valeo launches the first global research center in artificial intelligence and deep… more
    Editor 210
  • Masterdrive Newsletter 15 June 2017
    Jun 16, 2017 Press Releases

    Masterdrive Newsletter 15 June 2017

    Driving tired – the dangers! Driving expressions: Mitsubishi Outlander Hijack extraction for Miss SA just in time Friday funnies (on a Thursday) Island biking Read Now more
    Editor 164
  • The time is now! SA youth can blaze a trail to entrepreneurial success
    Jun 16, 2017 Press Releases

    The time is now! SA youth can blaze a trail…

    South Africa’s latest unemployment figures make for sombre reading. While official unemployment is now 27.7 percent, the most affected group are young people under the age of 35 with a staggering 38.6 percent of youth unable to find work.… more
    Editor 195
  • Strap your baby in before heading on holiday, urges MIWA
    Jun 15, 2017 Press Releases

    Strap your baby in before heading on…

    With the Winter school holiday season approaching fast, the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA) is urging parents to invest in car seats for their children ahead of the holidays and to strap them in when on the road. Vishal Premlall, Director… more
    Editor 199
  • Martlé Keyter, MISA’s CEO for Operations
    Jun 15, 2017 Press Releases

    MISA urges the motor retail industry to…

    The Motor Industry Staff Association (MISA) has called on employers in the retail motor industry to work together to find opportunities to employ and develop young workers in this economic sector. “The quarterly labour force survey released by Stats… more
    Editor 380
  • Stuck on the side of the road?
    Jun 15, 2017 Press Releases

    Stuck on the side of the road?

    Take a deep breath. You're an urban girl... more
    Editor 382
  • Questions and answers with
    Jun 14, 2017 Press Releases

    Questions and answers with "tankpool24"…

    The "tankpool24" team with pilots Norbert Kiss and André Kursim gains a headstart in the 2017 racing season As the squad's partner in technology, MEYLE supports the last private team competing in FIA European Truck Racing Championship with MEYLE… more
    Editor 210
  • First Quick Lane Tyre & Auto Centre Opens in South Africa
    Jun 14, 2017 Press Releases

    First Quick Lane Tyre & Auto Centre Opens in…

    Quick Lane Tyre & Auto Centre is an initiative of Ford Motor Company, offering a trusted place for tyre and automotive service for all makes and models The first facility in Silverton, Pretoria joins over 1 018 Quick Lane Tyre and Auto Centres… more
    Editor 472
  • Signal Jamming and the impact thereof
    Jun 14, 2017 Press Releases

    Signal Jamming and the impact thereof

    Signal Jamming The increase in incidents where signal jamming devices are used during vehicle and cargo theft is one of the prominent challenges that the South African transport industry is facing today. Any standard GSM and GPS telematics devices… more
    Editor 220
  • Top five franchise trends expected in South Africa in 2017
    Jun 14, 2017 Press Releases

    Top five franchise trends expected in South…

    South Africa’s economy is under significant pressure and does not promise a great deal of progress for business or consumer – with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) predicting only 0.8% growth in 2017. Franchising, however, is one sector that… more
    Editor 215
  • Ask Afrika partners with the FIA Awards in financial services benchmark
    Jun 14, 2017 Press Releases

    Ask Afrika partners with the FIA Awards in…

    Ask Afrika partnered with the Financial Intermediaries Association of Southern Africa (FIA) to conduct the research survey that culminated in the highly anticipated 2017 FIA Awards ceremony, held on 8 June 2017 at the Sandton Convention Centre. The… more
    Editor 200
  • A new nail polish range from Renault that can also touch up minor bodywork scratches.
    Jun 13, 2017 Press Releases

    Renault launches new nail polish range for…

    A new nail polish range from Renault that can also touch up minor bodywork scratches. A choice of colours coordinated to match four Twingo body colours. In addition to its practical, vibrant and cheery nature, Twingo is the ideal choice for active… more
    Editor 199
  • SA car rentals offer world-beating value
    Jun 13, 2017 Press Releases

    SA car rentals offer world-beating value

    Domestic car rental prices are the second cheapest in the world, one quarter the price of a comparable car rental in New York, writes Lance Smith, Executive: Sales at Avis southern Africa. A 2016 survey by Deutsche Bank has reinforced what the car… more
    Editor 219
  • Metal industry – 2017 negotiations
    Jun 13, 2017 Press Releases

    Metal industry – 2017 negotiations

    INDUSTRY ALERT Dear Metal Industry employer The 2017 Metal Industry negotiations commenced on 7 June. NEASA’S OFFER All NEASA's demands (as per the mandate obtained during our recent 'roadshow'), were tabled on 8 June as part of the consolidated… more
    Gerhard Papenfus - NEASA 394
  • Balancing cars and wealth
    Jun 13, 2017 Press Releases

    Balancing cars and wealth

    Most people consider their car to be an asset but in financial terms, an asset is something that generates income or grows in value. Unfortunately, few cars fit this definition. This is according to get\Worth director Colin Morgan. Owning a vehicle… more
    Editor 203
  • Invitation: Cymot 2017 Trade Show
    Jun 12, 2017 Events

    Invitation: Cymot 2017 Trade Show

    What a perfect day to visit our CYMOT Trade Show! You are invited to join the CYMOT team, together with more than 150 supplier representatives, to showcase the latest products and industry trends. There will be something exciting for everyone. I… more
    Editor 475
  • Tenneco Supplies Suspension Technology on the New PEUGEOT 3008 SUV
    Jun 12, 2017 Press Releases

    Tenneco Supplies Suspension Technology on…

    Tenneco Inc. (NYSE: TEN) announced today that its Multi-Tuned Valve (MTV) suspension technology is featured on the new PEUGEOT 3008 SUV, which was named 2017 European Car of the Year during the Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland earlier this year.… more
    Editor 191
  • How SMEs can budget for the right light commercial vehicle
    Jun 12, 2017 Press Releases

    How SMEs can budget for the right light…

    Making sure that ‘more money flows into the business than flows out’ is the basic law of survival and growth for all small business owners. However, keeping cash flow positive can be difficult when the business needs a vehicle for deliveries and… more
    Editor 181
  • The Franchise Association of South Africa (FASA) committed to  innovation as a way to tackle unemployment and create jobs
    Jun 12, 2017 Press Releases

    The Franchise Association of South Africa…

    Reacting to the Statistician-General of Statistics SA Quarterly Labour Force Survey that shows unemployment rising to a 14-year high with 27.1% of the population without a job, the Franchise Association of South Africa (FASA) believes the franchise… more
    Editor 217
  • Caring for your car engine this winter – is anti-freeze the answer?
    Jun 12, 2017 Press Releases

    Caring for your car engine this winter – is…

    With the days and nights getting cooler, car engines take longer to warm up and can be damaged if parts become frozen overnight, for example. While using anti-freeze products may be the solution to engine freeze, Vishal Premlall, Director of Motor… more
    Editor 186
  • 2016 road death toll stark warning to motorists
    Jun 12, 2017 Press Releases

    2016 road death toll stark warning to…

    The annual road fatality statistics for 2016, published recently by the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC), are cause for great concern, and point to an urgent need for combined interventions from everyone involved in road safety in South… more
    Automobile Association 198
  • Masterdrive Newsletter 09 June 2017
    Jun 12, 2017 Press Releases

    Masterdrive Newsletter 09 June 2017

    Motorbike hijackings exposed Driving expressions: Opel Mokka-X MasterDrive at Airlink Adrenalin Show 2017 Friday funnies Water and love in Venice Read Newsletter more
    Editor 183
  • Continental Tyre SA recognised as Nelson Mandela Bay Top 50 Company for second year
    Jun 12, 2017 Press Releases

    Continental Tyre SA recognised as Nelson…

    Continental earns Top Employer and Long-standing Investor awards Proud local heritage spanning 70 years in Port Elizabeth One of the industry's largest employers, almost R1-billion invested in past five years Continental Tyre South Africa (CTSA)… more
    Editor 287
  • Daimler Buses fulfilling customers' individual wishes for the first time with 3D printing technology
    Jun 12, 2017 Press Releases

    Daimler Buses fulfilling customers'…

    Pioneer in the production of parts using the 3D printing process Complex and functionally integrated standard 3D parts available on demand Economical and flexible production even for small production series for buses and coaches of the Mercedes-Benz… more
    Editor 242
  • Volvo Cars celebrates the human side of safety technology in new XC60 film
    Jun 12, 2017 Press Releases

    Volvo Cars celebrates the human side of…

    "Sometimes the moments that never happen matter the most." This is the beguiling thought that lies behind Volvo Cars' new XC60 film. But what does it mean? Taking a typically human approach, Volvo has captured the essence of how advanced safety… more
    Editor 199
  • South Africa: Haval Motors Has Arrived
    Jun 12, 2017 Press Releases

    South Africa: Haval Motors Has Arrived

    Internationally renowned SUV brand Haval Motors South Africa has made its formal arrival on local shores on 31 May 2017 at a glittering event which showcased their desire to impress. And impress it did. Newly renovated Kyalami International Race… more
    Editor 203
  • Vermont Sales New Training Academy Dates 2017
    Jun 08, 2017 Press Releases

    Vermont Sales New Training Academy Dates 2017

    Vermont Sales hosts a fully equipped Training Academy with competent and qualified training personnel, Qualified Training Facilitators Qualified Assessors Qualified Moderator Learning Material Designers Experienced Training Coordinators Dedicated… more
    Editor 184
  • Volvo Cars safety experts receive prestigious award from NHTSA
    Jun 07, 2017 Press Releases

    Volvo Cars safety experts receive…

    Volvo Cars, the premium car maker synonymous with advanced safety systems, has once again been recognised for its contribution to improving traffic safety and reducing fatalities and serious injuries on the world's roads by the National Highway… more
    Editor 216
  • New Continental PremiumContact 6 - a safe and comfortable tyre with sports-bred DNA
    Jun 07, 2017 Press Releases

    New Continental PremiumContact 6 - a safe…

    New PremiumContact 6 successfully combines safety, comfort, sportiness and sustainability Continental focuses on "Safety without compromise" Superb balance between handling, comfort, rolling resistance and mileage at the highest level PORT… more
    Editor 262
  • Steadfast battery supplier at the core of South African power stations
    Jun 07, 2017 Press Releases

    Steadfast battery supplier at the core of…

    The complexity and importance of power stations across South Africa is matched only by the reliability and steadfastness required of its interconnected parts. If not run with utmost efficiency, power stations cannot and will not function at capacity… more
    Editor 212
  • Ford's Production Capacity Expands Following R125-million Upgrade to Vehicle Conveyor System at Silverton Assembly Plant
    Jun 07, 2017 Press Releases

    Ford's Production Capacity Expands Following…

    Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa has invested R125-million in a new Webb conveyor system at the Silverton Assembly Plant The 3 000-metre conveyor system carries vehicles from the plant's body shop to the paint shop and improves overall… more
    Editor 248
  • AA urges drivers to be extra vigilant in bad weather
    Jun 07, 2017 Press Releases

    AA urges drivers to be extra vigilant in bad…

    The bad weather affecting many parts of South Africa will require extra vigilance from motorists, and a renewed commitment from all drivers to obey the rules of the road, the Automobile Association (AA) said. “There are a lot of wet, even icy, roads… more
    Automobile Association 205
  • Toyota leads automotive in Brandz Top 100
    Jun 07, 2017 Press Releases

    Toyota leads automotive in Brandz Top 100

    Toyota has retained its title as the world's most valuable car brand in the annual BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands Study. This marks the ninth time that Toyota has topped the automotive category in the report's 12-year history. Conducted… more
    Editor 228
  • Tyrexpo India & GarageXpo India 2017 Show in Chennai from 11 - 13th July 2017
    Jun 06, 2017 Events

    Tyrexpo India & GarageXpo India 2017 Show in…

    According to the India Tyre Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2020 report, the tyre market in India is expected to be dominated by the two-wheeler tyre segment, in volume terms, through to 2020. Rising vehicle sales, including two wheelers,… more
    Editor 416
  • New solutions for the auto showroom cleaning challenge
    Jun 05, 2017 Press Releases

    New solutions for the auto showroom cleaning…

    Cleanliness might be next to godliness but it’s also very close to profitability in the business of selling vehicles. The auto showroom and its vehicles must be spotless as first impressions are critical for sales. This applies to vehicle servicing… more
    Editor 381
  • Engen Celebrates Youth on June 16th
    Jun 05, 2017 Press Releases

    Engen Celebrates Youth on June 16th

    This Youth Day, Engen is celebrating the bright futures of their recent graduates of the 2016 Engen Maths and Science School (EMSS). EMSS is a national initiative that addresses key skills shortages in the engineering and technical fields by… more
    Editor 266
  • Young black, female owned businesses on the fast track to success
    Jun 05, 2017 Press Releases

    Young black, female owned businesses on the…

    AccelerateHer programme concludes with lasting impact The inaugural Seed Academy/WDB AccelerateHer programme, a three-month business accelerator for female entrepreneurs, sponsored by Shell Downstream South Africa concluded by notching up a string… more
    Editor 197
  • Mahindra Dealer of the Year
    Jun 05, 2017 Press Releases

    Mahindra Dealer of the Year

    Mahindra South Africa, hosted their dealer network consisting of 57 independently owned dealers to the annual "Dealer of the Year" (DOTY) awards function that was held in Johannesburg on the 26 May 2017. The event was attended by Chief of… more
    Editor 211
  • Volkswagen recognises Top Dealers
    Jun 05, 2017 Press Releases

    Volkswagen recognises Top Dealers

    Volkswagen honours its dealers Annually Volkswagen South Africa honours the hard work of its dedicated Dealer Network who never cease in their endeavours to make Volkswagen the reputable brand that it is. This year was certainly no different.… more
    Editor 223
  • Tiger Wheel & Tyre's Award-Winning Streak Continues
    Jun 05, 2017 Press Releases

    Tiger Wheel & Tyre's Award-Winning Streak…

    Tuesday, 30 May 2017. Johannesburg, South Africa. The winning streak continues for South Africa's most awarded retail wheel and tyre company. Afrikaans daily newspaper, Die Beeld today announced that the first place "Platinum Award in its 2017… more
    Editor 240
  • Masterdrive Newsletter 02 June 2017
    Jun 05, 2017 Press Releases

    Masterdrive Newsletter 02 June 2017

    Driving expressions: the renault stepway A Distracted Driving Quiz MAKING EVERY BIKER’S DREAM A REALITY Friday funnies How to tour the Kruger National Park like a local More Here more
    Editor 211
  • The POWER of effective Intelligence sharing proven True
    Jun 05, 2017 Press Releases

    The POWER of effective Intelligence sharing…

    We have mentioned in a few publications the power of effective intelligence sharing is in the best interest of the community. This was proven true last week. An incident occurred in Johannesburg were a client was held up with his two sons. We are… more
    Editor 208
  • Ways to lower your Car Insurance premiums
    Jun 02, 2017 Press Releases

    Ways to lower your Car Insurance premiums

    The annual Kinsey report by Malcolm Kinsey provides an overview of the South African motor vehicle industry, with a focus on the cost of parts for different vehicle models. The latest 2016 report covers 69 vehicles, compares the costs of various… more
    Editor 247
  • REDISA ceases collection of tyres
    Jun 02, 2017 Press Releases

    REDISA ceases collection of tyres

    Thursday, 1 June 2017 Following the change in the REDISA funding model, based on the implementation of a Tyre Levy collected by SARS effective 1 February 2017, REDISA today confirms that it has ceased all collections with immediate effect. “We have… more
    Editor 240
  • AutObarn SuperHatch Round 4 Zwartkops Extreme Series 16/17 June
    Jun 02, 2017 Events

    AutObarn SuperHatch Round 4 Zwartkops…

    Lots of action is expected at the fourth round with a full field of entries in all classes A full action packed 2-day program of racing is set for the 16/17th June for the Extreme Festival at the popular Zwartkops Raceway, 13 great race categories… more
    Editor 433
  • Dr Dino Petrarolo appointed as board chair of AIDC Eastern Cape
    Jun 02, 2017 Press Releases

    Dr Dino Petrarolo appointed as board chair…

    Dr. Dino Petrarolo, Senior Vice President of Competitive Capabilities International (CCI) Inc., responsible for global business development and strategy, is the newly elected Chairperson of the AIDC Eastern Cape Board. Dr Petrarolo succeeds outgoing… more
    Editor 293
  • United Way South Africa launches in Johannesburg, pledging to fight for education, income and health.
    Jun 02, 2017 Press Releases

    United Way South Africa launches in…

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 1 June 2017. United Way South Africa, a proudly South African Non-Profit Organisation (NPO) that is part of the global United Way Worldwide movement, held its official launch today in Johannesburg. The organization aims… more
    Editor 257
  • Standard Bank Comments on NAAMSA New Vehicle Sales Report – May 2017
    Jun 02, 2017 Press Releases

    Standard Bank Comments on NAAMSA New Vehicle…

    “New passenger vehicle sales continue to show strain with a 2.5% drop year on year driven by pressure on consumer affordability driven by new car price increases. The current pressure on new car sales is expected to remain for the remainder of… more
    Editor 236
  • Absa Commentary:  May 2017 NAAMSA New Vehicle Sales and Exports Report
    Jun 02, 2017 Press Releases

    Absa Commentary: May 2017 NAAMSA New…

    Commercial vehicle sales in May 2017, 3.5% lower than May 2016 and 23.8% higher than April 2017 Light Commercial vehicle sales in May 2017 were down by 1.5% from May 2016 and up by 26.5% in April 2017 More here more
    Editor 230
  • Naamsa Comment on the May, 2017 industry new vehicle sales statistics
    Jun 02, 2017 Press Releases

    Naamsa Comment on the May, 2017 industry new…

    Commenting on the new vehicle sales statistics for the month of May, 2017 – released today for public consumption on the website of the Department of Trade & Industry – the Association said that new vehicle sales in all segments, had registered… more
    Editor 241
  • Abarth and Alfa Romeo Track Day
    Jun 01, 2017 Events

    Abarth and Alfa Romeo Track Day

    Midrand, South Africa - Fiat Chrysler Automobile's Abarth and Alfa Romeo brands will be participating in the 'Corse Italiana' track day at Zwartkops Raceway in Pretoria West on Sunday 4th June 2017. Gauteng dealers will be hosting invited guests in… more
    Editor 218
  • Haval hits the South African market
    Jun 01, 2017 Press Releases

    Haval hits the South African market

    Five stars. That's what the Chinese buying public have given Haval - which has been the best-selling SUV in its home country for 14 consecutive years, with over one-million units finding new homes last year. Five stars - that's what the H2… more
    Editor 260
  • Things you should definitely do before buying a used car
    Jun 01, 2017 Press Releases

    Things you should definitely do before…

    Prices are rising and for many of us buying a new car at this point is not an option. But before you buy a second-hand car, make sure you put your emotions aside and do some clear-headed thinking about your purchase. “Buying a car in South Africa is… more
    Editor 219
  • GarageXpo India 2017 - Pre Register Your Visit!
    Jun 01, 2017 Events

    GarageXpo India 2017 - Pre Register Your…

    Seize business opportunities of Indian automotive aftermarket @ GarageXpo India 2017! The Indian automotive aftermarket has been growing at a steady pace and is expected to expand rapidly over the next five years. The value chain in India remains… more
    Editor 560
  • SKF Product Information - Nissan Juke
    Jun 01, 2017 Press Releases

    SKF Product Information - Nissan Juke

    SKF is offering a consistent range for the Nissan Juke on our roads since 2011. Download Production Information Sheet for more information. Production Information Sheet more
    Editor 476
  • Gauteng Township Economy Business Week 2017
    May 31, 2017 Events

    Gauteng Township Economy Business Week 2017

    Info on the Convention and programme here Standard Bank and SABEF support township entrepreneurs for economic growth In its journey to drive the growth of the African economy through entrepreneurship, Standard Bank will be the headline sponsor of… more
    Editor 551
  • Car Seat Buyer Beware - Illegal and deadly “Car Seat” has made its way to South Africa
    May 31, 2017 Press Releases

    Car Seat Buyer Beware - Illegal and deadly…

    All parents want to protect their children as best they can. When it comes to child car safety, the correct child car seat can seem extremely expensive and some parents may be tempted to choose a cheaper alternative. This had led to thousands of… more
    Editor 264
  • Volkswagen Bursars on the road to success!
    May 31, 2017 Press Releases

    Volkswagen Bursars on the road to success!

    Volkswagen funds 22 school learners and 10 University Students Volkswagen bursars passing with distinction Volkswagen Group South Africa under the banner of the Volkswagen for Good initiative have been funding and supporting children of VWSA… more
    Editor 230
  • Want the key to a good night’s sleep?
    May 31, 2017 Press Releases

    Want the key to a good night’s sleep?

    Most of us take our car keys for granted. It’s not something to which we attach much value – until they gone that is. Without the key your car is pretty much useless, and keys go missing each and every day … they’re almost as prone to wandering as… more
    Editor 221
  • The magic of colours
    May 31, 2017 Press Releases

    The magic of colours

    A look behind the scenes: the "Colour and Trim" department at Volkswagen headquarters in Germany "We waited a long time for this kind of yellow." Designer Astrid Göring carefully pushes a small bowl of the spice turmeric aside to make space for the… more
    Editor 219
  • Find out how to target brands to Youth and Kasi markets
    May 31, 2017 Press Releases

    Find out how to target brands to Youth and…

    Out of all the market segments in South Africa, the township and youth markets are possibly the trickiest for brand owners to understand and marketers to target. To this end, market research company, Ask Afrika will be sharing top-line trends and… more
    Editor 232
  • SKF Product Information - SKF CV Joint Grease
    May 31, 2017 Press Releases

    SKF Product Information - SKF CV Joint Grease

    SKF Grease Multi Packs SKF is now supplying SKF grease for CV Joints in separate multi pack kits.Product Code: VKG 1001 The kit is composed of 6 grease bags of 80 grams each. For more information, please contact your local Automotive Dealer or SKF’s… more
    Editor 249
  • One for all: Versatile control arm in MEYLE-HD quality, now catering for even more BMW models
    May 30, 2017 Press Releases

    One for all: Versatile control arm in…

    New MEYLE-HD control arm for all three OE control arm designs to fit BMW X5 and X6 models built from 2007 onwards Continuously variable guiding suspension ball joint helps maximise repair efficiency Hamburg, May 2017. One for all – true to this… more
    Editor 248
  • Next generation tech tackles pollution
    May 30, 2017 Events

    Next generation tech tackles pollution

    Next generation technologies present advanced new ways for both public and private sector to address waste and pollution challenges, experts say. Speaking ahead of the upcoming workshops at Pollution and Waste Technology Africa showcase, experts… more
    Editor 411
  • First China-built Volvo S90 sedans arrive in Europe via ground-breaking rail link
    May 30, 2017 Press Releases

    First China-built Volvo S90 sedans arrive in…

    Volvo Cars has become the first automaker in the world to export China-built cars to Europe by train via China's new 'One Belt, One Road' trade initiative. The first S90 premium sedans, built at Volvo's Daqing plant in China, will arrive at a… more
    Editor 233
  • Is your security partner curbing or creating crime?
    May 30, 2017 Press Releases

    Is your security partner curbing or creating…

    South Africa has the fourth largest private security industry in the world per capita, with registered security officials outnumbering sworn-in police officers and active soldiers in the army. Arnoux Maré, Group CEO of Innovative Solutions Group and… more
    Editor 303
  • Collaborative approach to solve SA’s housing crisis
    May 30, 2017 Press Releases

    Collaborative approach to solve SA’s housing…

    Habitat for Humanity to build homes for Mandela Day Cape Town, May 2017– Habitat for Humanity South Africa in partnership with the Nelson Mandela Foundation will be hosting their Nelson Mandela International Build Week from 17 to 21 July in Orange… more
    Editor 245
  • Fuel relief beckons
    May 30, 2017 Press Releases

    Fuel relief beckons

    South African motorists are in for some fuel price relief in June. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA), which was commenting on unaudited month-end fuel price data released by the Central Energy Fund (CEF). “Our expectation for June… more
    Automobile Association 219
  • New Distributor Heralds Better Availability of Complete Metzeler Tyre Range
    May 30, 2017 Press Releases

    New Distributor Heralds Better Availability…

    In the high stakes motorcycle tyre world, one name has commanded riders’ fierce loyalty for more than 120 years – Metzeler. Until now, however, the German brand has not enjoyed the widespread availability that local motorcyclists would prefer, but… more
    Editor 230
  • Mitsubishi Outlander wins top value accolade
    May 30, 2017 Press Releases

    Mitsubishi Outlander wins top value accolade

    Mitsubishi's Outlander seven-seater has notched up yet another accolade - this time for value for money. This latest international fourth consecutive praise for the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander emphasises its value as one of the "10 Most Affordable… more
    Editor 220
  • SKF Product Information - Volkswagen Amarok
    May 30, 2017 Press Releases

    SKF Product Information - Volkswagen Amarok

    SKF is offering a consistent range for the Volkswagen Amarok on our roads since 2011. Download the Production Information Sheet for more information. SKF Product Information more
    Editor 486
  • Volkswagen continues to support local NGO's
    May 30, 2017 Press Releases

    Volkswagen continues to support local NGO's

    Three NGO's are the latest beneficiaries of the Volkswagen for Good initiative The latest cheque handover by Volkswagen brings the total amount donated to NGO's to R2.8 million in 2017 Three additional local organisations have received funding… more
    Editor 282
  • Thought Leadership: New era for Eastern Cape auto industry
    May 29, 2017 Press Releases

    Thought Leadership: New era for Eastern Cape…

    The US company, whose vehicles have been built in SA since 1926, said it was selling its Struandale vehicle assembly plant in Port Elizabeth to Japanese commercial vehicle company Isuzu, said David Furlonger of the Business Day. The decision by… more
    Editor 321
  • Mix of fortune holds us back
    May 29, 2017 Press Releases

    Mix of fortune holds us back

    We can't claim a lack of luck favouring us of late. A near doubling of the maize harvest as a more normal summer rain season favoured us. A stronger 1Q17 mining output has export prices favoured us. A major decline in CPI inflation to 5.3% in April,… more
    Cees Bruggemans 254
  • Fiat Brand Receives Awards for Advertisements
    May 29, 2017 Press Releases

    Fiat Brand Receives Awards for Advertisements

    Midrand, South Africa - The Fiat brand achieved five prestigious awards for advertising this week. Made in collaboration with the Leo Burnett creative agency, the winning campaigns are the result of the constantly innovative approach of the brand in… more
    Editor 247
  • Cymot Weekly Specials 29 May
    May 29, 2017 Press Releases

    Cymot Weekly Specials 29 May

    This weeks special is all about keeping fit and active... more
    Editor 479
  • Virtual Reality - a technological evolution
    May 29, 2017 Press Releases

    Virtual Reality - a technological evolution

    An 'experience' that fully engages the senses and appeals to the heart In recent months, Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA) has embarked on a number of virtual reality campaigns through their visual effects and animation agency, Sinister Studio. The… more
    Editor 258
  • May 29, 2017 Events

    South Africa Bike Festival – it’s a wrap!

    SA’s premier motorcycle, music & lifestyle festival 2017 26-28 May, Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit It’s a wrap – the second instalment of South Africa Bike Festival, powered by Discovery Channel, took place at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit this past… more
    Editor 580
  • Automechanika and AICA plan new alliance
    May 29, 2017 Events

    Automechanika and AICA plan new alliance

    Pilot projects in 2017: Trade fairs in Shanghai and Johannesburg The world's biggest B2B trade fair brand, “Automechanika”, and the “Italian Garage Equipment Manufacturers Association” (AICA) would like to work together more closely in future. The… more
    Editor 524
  • Here We Go Again
    May 26, 2017 The Phoenix

    Here We Go Again

    15 August 1985 is seared in my memory. This was the day that PW Botha made his infamous Rubicon speech, which while cocking a snook at the international community and world markets, it precipitated the decline of the National Party, the unbanning of… more
    Editor 262
  • Latest in automation technology goes on show in Johannesburg
    May 25, 2017 Events

    Latest in automation technology goes on show…

    Advanced automation solutions for every area of process control will go on show at the Africa Automation Fair and Connected Industries conference from 6-8 June 2017 at the Ticketpro Dome in North Riding. Africa Automation Fair and the Connected… more
    Editor 508
  • Meet Tyre Majors at Tyrexpo India & GarageXpo India 2017
    May 25, 2017 Events

    Meet Tyre Majors at Tyrexpo India &…

    In view of favourable growth outlook for tyres, the Indian tyre majors are planning to embark on massive capacity expansion at about Rs.250 billion within the country and abroad (source: Rubber Asia). The Indian Tyre industry has become one of the… more
    Editor 477
  • Fabrice Cambolive Senior Vice President, Chairman of the Africa-Middle-East-India (AMI) region
    May 25, 2017 Press Releases

    Groupe Renault senior management appointment

    Boulogne Billancourt - Groupe Renault today announced a senior management appointment. As of July 1st, 2017, Fabrice Cambolive will become Senior Vice President, Chairman of the Africa-Middle-East-India (AMI) region. He will report to Stefan… more
    Editor 255
  • AA welcomes 24/7 moves for traffic law enforcement
    May 25, 2017 Press Releases

    AA welcomes 24/7 moves for traffic law…

    Plans to declare traffic law enforcement an essential service, and thereby enable a 24-hour working schedule for traffic law enforcers, is a positive development to be welcomed by all motorists in South Africa. This is the view of the Automobile… more
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  • Volvo design chief Thomas Ingenlath voted 'Design Hero' at Autocar Awards
    May 25, 2017 Events

    Volvo design chief Thomas Ingenlath voted…

    Volvo Cars' Senior Vice President of Design, Thomas Ingenlath, has won the 'Design Hero' award at the 2017 Autocar Awards in England. Ingenlath has been at Volvo since 2012 and has led a team of designers that have revolutionised Volvo design - and… more
    Editor 509
  • Alfa Romeo Giulia is a
    May 24, 2017 Events

    Alfa Romeo Giulia is a "Game Changer" UK…

    The Alfa Romeo Giulia, recently launched in South Africa, has been named a 'Game Changer' at the prestigious UK Autocar Awards as it has signaled 'a transformation for one of the most loved names in motoring'. Mark Tisshaw, Editor of Autocar,… more
    Editor 472
  • Transporters enabling effective waste management
    May 24, 2017 Press Releases

    Transporters enabling effective waste…

    According to Stats SA, in quarter four of 2016, year-on-year employment gains were found in the transport, agriculture and finance industries which grew by 61 000, 59 000 and 56 000 jobs respectively. Through its work with transporters, the… more
    Editor 458
  • Standard Bank Consumer Trends Report: 2016 income estimates
    May 24, 2017 Press Releases

    Standard Bank Consumer Trends Report: 2016…

    Higher income growth for lower income groups; signs of population migration up the income groups We present the 2016 income estimates for South Africa’s population. We also measure income changes across different income groups since 2011. We rely on… more
    Editor 283
  • Continental to Receive Two CES Asia 2017 Innovation Awards
    May 24, 2017 Events

    Continental to Receive Two CES Asia 2017…

    Continental wins awards in the category Mobile for its 3D Display Surface and in the category Vehicle Technology for its Intelligent Glass ControlThe CES Asia Innovation Awards celebrate outstanding product design and engineering in brand-new… more
    Editor 470
  • Haval
    May 24, 2017 Press Releases

    Haval has landed

    China's best-selling SUV hits South Africa... GWM is dead. Long live GWM. But wait - don't stop reading. Let's qualify that. Great Wall Motors' vehicles are alive and well in South Africa, as GWM now enters its 10th year on the local market. And… more
    Editor 239
  • BMW PGA Championship: Star line-up, revamped golf course and prize money record.
    May 24, 2017 Events

    BMW PGA Championship: Star line-up, revamped…

    Olympic champion Rose, Open winner Stenson, multiple major champion Kaymer other stars get the Rolex Series underway at the BMW PGA Championship (23rd to 28th May). Title defender Chris Wood sings the praises of the Wentworth Club’s revamped West… more
    Editor 446
  • Junk status and your car
    May 24, 2017 Press Releases

    Junk status and your car

    South Africans are starting to feel the pinch following the junk status announcement and now is the time to be savvy about car purchases, believes Vishal Premlall, Director of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA). “Don’t commit to a new… more
    Editor 215
  • AutObarn Jonnesway SuperHatch Race series photographic competition open to all photographers
    May 24, 2017 Events

    AutObarn Jonnesway SuperHatch Race series…

    Winner gets a Jonnesway 6 drawer Black Edition 196-piece professional tool chest valued at R28 000 AutObarn and Jonnesway have created an exciting photographic competition for their SuperHatch race series. The competition is open to all… more
    Editor 473
  • Abarth - A Unique History; 1949 - 2017
    May 24, 2017 Press Releases

    Abarth - A Unique History; 1949 - 2017

    Abarth is a racing and road-car maker founded by Italo-Austrian Carlo Abarth in 1949. The performance brand of Fiat originally built exhaust systems for vehicles and the now-famous association with Fiat began in 1952 when the Abarth 1500 Biposto was… more
    Editor 156
  • VWSA CEO Thomas Schaefer joins Wilderness Foundation in Vietnam
    May 24, 2017 Press Releases

    VWSA CEO Thomas Schaefer joins Wilderness…

    Volkswagen Group South Africa have been a staunch supporter of Wilderness Foundation Africa since June 2011, with an initial sponsorship of six Volkswagen Amarok bakkies to the Forever Wild Rhino Protection Initiative. The formal relationship… more
    Editor 264
  • Magidigidi Primary celebrates new library
    May 23, 2017 Press Releases

    Magidigidi Primary celebrates new library

    Learners from Magidigidi Primary celebrated their new school library sponsored by G.U.D. Holdings on 11 May 2017. The school is situated in rural Ixopo, KwaZulu Natal where the closest library is over 20km away. G.U.D. Holdings responded to the… more
    Editor 227
  • proud graduates embark on their new careers at Engen
    May 23, 2017 Press Releases

    Engen’s investment in grass-root talent…

    Engen’s recent graduate induction marked another major step in the business’ talent development strategy, and a proud day for the 20 graduates who gathered in Cape Town-along with their Engen-appointed mentors-to begin their orientation into the… more
    Editor 269
  • Tshilidzi Ramuedzisi, Peter Tshitigona, Toivo Thomas, Collin Uirab, Themba Sehawu, Bathabile Mpofu, Michelle Charlie
    May 23, 2017 Press Releases

    Total South Africa’s startupper challenge…

    Winners of the South African leg of the Startupper Challenge were each officially awarded a Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) Enterprise Development Academy (EDA) Certificate of Completion during a ceremony held at GIBS in Illovo,… more
    Editor 270
  •  Upcoming Events 26 May - 3 June 2017
    May 22, 2017 Events

    Upcoming Events 26 May - 3 June 2017

    INTERNATIONAL EVENTS 26.05.2017 FIA WORLD RALLYCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP, WORLDRX OF GREAT BRITAIN 26.05.2017 FIM WORLD SUPERBIKE CHAMPIONSHIP, DONINGTON PARK 26.05.2017 FIM WORLD SUPERSPORT CHAMPIONSHIP, DONINGTON PARK 26.05.2017 FIM WORLD SUPERSPORT 300… more
    Editor 258
  • Just what can be recycled?
    May 22, 2017 Press Releases

    Just what can be recycled?

    Recyclable, non-recyclable, biodegradable, hazardous…there are so many buzz terms out there around waste and what you should or shouldn’t be doing with it. Knowing just what can be recycled means you can play your part in reducing the amount of… more
    Editor 251
  • Masterdrive Newsletter 19 May 2017
    May 22, 2017 Press Releases

    Masterdrive Newsletter 19 May 2017

    In the United States, May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. This is a time when law enforcement agencies and safety advocates team up to remind drivers that the warmer weather means more motorcyclists are hitting the road. More here more
    Editor 235
  • FCA Heritage at the Mille Miglia 2017
    May 22, 2017 Events

    FCA Heritage at the Mille Miglia 2017

    The historical re-enactment of the Mille Miglia - the race famously defined by Enzo Ferrari as "the most beautiful travelling museum in the world" - will be held from 18 to 21 May 2017. Staged for the 35th time, the event welcomes several rare… more
    Editor 578
  • Scuderia South Africa announces 2017 Internship Program for young, dynamic Ferrari enthusiasts
    May 22, 2017 Press Releases

    Scuderia South Africa announces 2017…

    Scuderia South Africa, the official Ferrari dealer proudly announces their 2017 Internship Program. The exhilarating new project was launched officially on Scuderia South Africa's social media pages last week. "This program promises to be the start… more
    Editor 286
  • Register Today: Kasi Star Brands and Youth Brands Combined Insights conference 2017
    May 22, 2017 Events

    Register Today: Kasi Star Brands and Youth…

    Kasi Star Brands are brands that are used most loyally by South Africa’s township consumers, irrespective of background or living standard. The survey measures brands across hundreds of sub product categories.In 2017 a total of 144 categories were… more
    Editor 585
  • Acquisition of Top Class Automotive by Torre Parts and Components
    May 19, 2017 Press Releases

    Acquisition of Top Class Automotive by Torre…

    Torre Parts and Components has acquired 100% of the share capital of Top Class Automotive. Torre Parts and Components manufactures and distributes branded parts and components. Established in 1948, the company owns or represents a basket of… more
    Editor 360
  • Hijacking Safety Tips
    May 19, 2017 Press Releases

    Hijacking Safety Tips

    The article in Wheels24 on the 17 of May 2017 - 1 car hijacked every 32 minutes (http://www.wheels24.co.za/News/Guides_and_Lists/1-car-hijacked-every-32-minutes-in-sa-20170517) published by Janine van der Post reached over a 100 000 readers through… more
    Editor 249
  • This weeks special is all about keeping it clean.
    May 19, 2017 Press Releases

    Cymot Specials

    This weeks special is all about keeping it clean. more
    Editor 258
  • Automechanika Johannesburg 2017 Innovation Awards Competition
    May 19, 2017 Events

    Automechanika Johannesburg 2017 Innovation…

    Innovation Driving Business in a competitive market Invitation to Innovators to enter this Prestigious Competition Entries are open for Automechanika Johannesburg’s 2017 Innovation Awards. Winning products will receive winning treatment at the… more
    Editor 576
  • Tenneco ‘4T’ Program Surpasses 360,000 Trainees
    May 19, 2017 Press Releases

    Tenneco ‘4T’ Program Surpasses 360,000…

    Brussels – Tenneco’s “4T” (Tenneco Train the Trainers) program turned out its 360,000th trainee in what was only the tenth year of the program. In all, the company’s 4T Master Trainer Team from EMEA added another 11,363 trainees in 2016. Since its… more
    Editor 264
  • Welcome to Our TV Revolution
    May 19, 2017 Press Releases

    Welcome to Our TV Revolution

    By Hans Geldenhuys, Managing Sales Director, Intelsat Africa is projected to be one of the world’s fastest growing television markets over the next decade. To cement that position, cable distributors are banking on population surges in some of the… more
    Editor 247
  • Goodyear South Africa and Malas score a goal for team building
    May 19, 2017 Press Releases

    Goodyear South Africa and Malas score a goal…

    Port Elizabeth - The Goodyear vs. Malas Soccer Challenge took place on Saturday, May 13 at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University 2nd Avenue Campus in Port Elizabeth. Malas is a tyre dealer based in Pretoria. This being the fourth game between… more
    Editor 294
  • The first FIA/JCDecaux worldwide outdoor communication campaign dedicated to road safety comes to South Africa
    May 19, 2017 Press Releases

    The first FIA/JCDecaux worldwide outdoor…

    The first FIA/JCDecaux worldwide outdoor communication campaign dedicated to road safety comes to South Africa This week South Africa will become part of the first FIA/JCDecaux worldwide outdoor communication campaign dedicated to road safety.… more
    Editor 264
  • Accelerated growth in composites expected
    May 19, 2017 Press Releases

    Accelerated growth in composites expected

    The development and application of composites in manufacturing in South Africa is accelerating up a steep growth curve, according to the country's national composites collective, The Mandela Bay Composites Cluster. Created with support from South… more
    Editor 254
  • General Motors and Isuzu Motors Announce Future Plans for Operations in South Africa
    May 19, 2017 Press Releases

    General Motors and Isuzu Motors Announce…

    Port Elizabeth, South Africa: General Motors and Isuzu Motors today announced their respective future plans for the Isuzu, Chevrolet and Opel brands in South Africa, subject to local regulatory requirements. With this announcement, Isuzu Motors… more
    Editor 305
  • Volvo Cars to start assembly operations in India in 2017
    May 19, 2017 Press Releases

    Volvo Cars to start assembly operations in…

    Volvo Cars has announced that it will start vehicle assembly operations in India in 2017. This positions the company for further growth in the fast-expanding premium car segment in India. The assembly operations will be located near Bangalore in… more
    Editor 255
  • Opinion piece: What's behind the steel levies?
    May 18, 2017 Press Releases

    Opinion piece: What's behind the steel…

    Is this a case of steel capture? According to Minister Rob Davies, Minister of Trade and Industry, South Africa has 'no choice' but to impose emergency safeguard tariffs on certain flat hot-rolled steel products – this follows the 10 percent customs… more
    Gerhard Papenfus - NEASA 272
  • What is wanted?
    May 18, 2017 Press Releases

    What is wanted?

    The British were ultimately the most straightforward about it. Some 51% voted yes for Brexit last year. By 8 June coming, one line of thinking is that Theresa May will find her Conservative majority in parliament substantially increased. By one… more
    Cees Bruggemans 260
  • FUCHS Foundation Trust Sponsors Mathematics Skills Programme in Tembisa
    May 18, 2017 Press Releases

    FUCHS Foundation Trust Sponsors Mathematics…

    Following its successful launch in 2016, The FUCHS Foundation Trust will again sponsor the grade 9 Mathematics Foundational Skills Programme in Tembisa. The project’s goal is to increase the pool of candidates available for STEM-related (science,… more
    Editor 273
  • How to safely jump-start your vehicle
    May 18, 2017 Press Releases

    How to safely jump-start your vehicle

    Although jump-starting is the go-to solution for a flat battery, most drivers don’t know it can be dangerous if done incorrectly. Before hauling out the cables, consult Battery Centre’s step-by-step guide on how to jump-start your car the right way:… more
    Editor 258
  • The favourite brands in South African townships revealed
    May 17, 2017 Press Releases

    The favourite brands in South African…

    Grab The Latest Kasi Newsletter Here The top brands in South Africa’s townships were revealed in a Daily Sun supplement on 16 May 2017. Market research company, Ask Afrika, conducted a comprehensive nationwide survey with a sample that is… more
    Editor 470
  • Red carpet for Renault TRAFIC SpaceClass at the Cannes Film Festival
    May 17, 2017 Press Releases

    Red carpet for Renault TRAFIC SpaceClass at…

    Renault adds TRAFIC SpaceClass, a high-end shuttle for professional and private customers with room for up to nine people. Renault TRAFIC SpaceClass debuts as transportation for customers, VIPs at Cannes Film Festival. Cannes, France – The 70th… more
    Editor 274
  • Handy repair kit for Porsche models: MEYLE offers Porsche control arm kit complete with mounting parts
    May 17, 2017 Press Releases

    Handy repair kit for Porsche models: MEYLE…

    Full-service kit includes all mounting parts required for professional control arm replacement Significant repair time savings on exclusive brands MEYLE is currently the only aftermarket supplier to offer these full-service kits for the Porsche… more
    Editor 335
  • Economic Insights: Favourable winds, steady drift
    May 17, 2017 Press Releases

    Economic Insights: Favourable winds, steady…

    There is so much we have had to get used to this past decade. One of them the separation between financial conditions and the performance of the economy. For decades we were known as a windfall economy, strongly correlating commodity price booms and… more
    Cees Bruggemans 326
  • Oil, Rand see-saw continues
    May 17, 2017 Press Releases

    Oil, Rand see-saw continues

    Ongoing volatility in international oil prices has been matched by swings in the Rand / US dollar exchange rate, making fuel price predictions as tricky as ever. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA) which was commenting on unaudited… more
    Automobile Association 315
  • AutoTrader SA Axe Online Car Scams
    May 16, 2017 Press Releases

    AutoTrader SA Axe Online Car Scams

    South Africans can now enjoy a new, safer way to buy and sell cars online AutoTrader Marketplace is a fresh extension to the AutoTrader SA website. The new platform is up-rooting the scams, dishonest trading and sometimes straight robbery… more
    Editor 355
  • Monroe releases its latest catalogue in digital and print format
    May 16, 2017 Press Releases

    Monroe releases its latest catalogue in…

    Local South African shock-absorber manufacturer Monroe has released its 2017/2018-product catalogue in digital and print format, as well as via the Monroe SA Catalogue - a free mobile application for Android platforms. The move to the digital format… more
    Editor 364
  • Valeo Service on the road to expansion in Africa and overseas
    May 16, 2017 Press Releases

    Valeo Service on the road to expansion in…

    Capitalising on its experience and enriched by its differences, Valeo Service opens more local offices to conquer new territories and to provide a better user centric service for all customers. This fast expansion is perfectly in line with the Valeo… more
    Editor 310
  • UN Global Road Safety Week: #SlowDown
    May 15, 2017 Press Releases

    UN Global Road Safety Week: #SlowDown

    The fourth United Nations Global Safety Week is drawing to a close. This year, the focus is on the role excessive or inappropriate speed plays in the number of road fatalities under the slogan of ‘Save lives #SlowDown. MasterDrive is playing their… more
    Editor 252
  • Sichuan automotive industry looks forward to a strong year following a successful 2016
    May 15, 2017 Events

    Sichuan automotive industry looks forward to…

    CAPAS 2017 caters to the industry needs; six brand new zones bring highly-efficient sourcing experience The fourth edition of the Chengdu International Trade Fair for Automotive Parts and Aftermarket Services (CAPAS) will open its door from 25 – 27… more
    Editor 491
  • Mercedes-Benz Cars Dealer of the Year Awards 2017
    May 15, 2017 Events

    Mercedes-Benz Cars Dealer of the Year Awards…

    Mercedes-Benz Cars ups the ante with their Dealer of the Year Awards (DOTY) 2017. The coveted annual awards were handed over yesterday evening at a glitzy ceremony in magical Berlin - "the city of tomorrow" - against the backdrop of a superb… more
    Editor 659
  • get\Worth disrupts the traditional used car market
    May 12, 2017 Press Releases

    get\Worth disrupts the traditional used car…

    A new entrant in the used car market is disrupting the way business is done with its innovative approach. Get\Worth is changing perceptions by providing car sellers with tools to ensure their vehicles are traded at true value. Technology is… more
    Editor 310
  • Make sure the franchise you choose is a FASA accredited member
    May 12, 2017 Press Releases

    Make sure the franchise you choose is a FASA…

    At the recent World Franchise Council meeting in London, of which the Franchise Association of South Africa (FASA) is a member, the focus was on sustaining the growth of franchising worldwide in continuing turbulent times through ethical franchise… more
    Editor 297
  • Suit and tie or jeans and a T-shirt – the procedural fairness of an informal disciplinary hearing
    May 12, 2017 Press Releases

    Suit and tie or jeans and a T-shirt – the…

    In the recent judgment of Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa v Moreki and Others (J190/15, JR2361/16) [2017] ZALCJHB 114 (28 March 2017), the Labour Court had to determine whether a disciplinary hearing not conducted in the usual formal manner… more
    Editor 285
  • Toyota celebrates cars that dreams are made of
    May 12, 2017 Events

    Toyota celebrates cars that dreams are made…

    Toyota South Africa encouraged children to dream big upon announcing the national winners of its annual Dream Car Art Contest at an award ceremony held at FCB in Sandton on 5 May. The contest, which is one of the largest globally, invites children… more
    Editor 538
  • SKF Product Information - Mitsubishi Triton
    May 12, 2017 Press Releases

    SKF Product Information - Mitsubishi Triton

    SKF is offering a consistent range for the Mitsubishi Triton on our roads since 2005. Download Production Information Sheet for more information. more
    Editor 626
  • Goodyear Tyres for 'The Most Spectacular Truck Competition on the Planet'
    May 12, 2017 Press Releases

    Goodyear Tyres for 'The Most Spectacular…

    FIA European Truck Racing Championship on Goodyear tyres again Port Elizabeth, May 2017 - Announced as 'the most spectacular truck competition on the planet', the 2017 FIA European Truck Racing Championship will again see Goodyear supply its… more
    Editor 307
  • 1st ever Copperbelt Mining Auto Show
    May 11, 2017 Events

    1st ever Copperbelt Mining Auto Show

    Venue : Makuba Mall Kitwe Date : 9,10&11th June 2017 Entrance: 💯 % FREE. Time 08hrs till 16:30 hrs Vip: Officating / the Hon Copperbelt Minster with a possibility of his Excellency the President of Zambia 🇿🇲 Mr .Edgar Lungu. Exhibitors-58 attending… more
    Editor 672
  • New law on bakkie transport for school children a step in the right direction
    May 11, 2017 Press Releases

    New law on bakkie transport for school…

    Regulation 250 comes into effect on Thursday, 11 May On Thursday (SUBS: 11 May), a major regulation governing the transportation of school children comes into force in South Africa. In terms of Regulation 250 of the National Road Traffic Act (NRTA),… more
    Automobile Association 287
  • The Gigaba factor
    May 09, 2017 Press Releases

    The Gigaba factor

    Iast week I came across something striking, at least to me. Finance minister Gigaba was being interviewed at the world economic forum in Durban, and he was asked a serious question. Either the question was poorly formulated (it wasn't) or Gigaba… more
    Editor 304
  • How many more must die or be injured?
    May 09, 2017 Press Releases

    How many more must die or be injured?

    Poor condition of vehicles contributes to death toll on roads The recent road accidents that left 20 children dead in Bronkhorstspruit and 16 children injured in Durban should be a major wake-up call, says Vishal Premlall, Director of the Motor… more
    Editor 264
  • Two SA Schools in ‘F1 in Schools’ World Finals in Malaysia
    May 09, 2017 Press Releases

    Two SA Schools in ‘F1 in Schools’ World…

    Fourways High in Sandton and Jabulani Technical High will represent South Africa at the ‘F1 in Schools’ World Championships in Malaysia in September this year where a number of countries will compete. Both teams made it to the finals this weekend at… more
    Editor 320
  • Steel Industry: Safeguard Duties Looming?
    May 09, 2017 Press Releases

    Steel Industry: Safeguard Duties Looming?

    In a surprise move Government notified the World Trade Organization that it intends to introduce a 12 percent safeguard duty on top of the existing 10 percent customs duty – totalling a 22 percent tax on imported hot rolled steel. This decision by… more
    Gerhard Papenfus - NEASA 302
  • Total Lubrifiants announces a distribution partnership with Nexus
    May 08, 2017 Press Releases

    Total Lubrifiants announces a distribution…

    Total Lubrifiants, a leading player in the global lubricants market and NEXUS Automotive International (N!), a leading international group of automotive and heavy-duty parts distributors, have announced a three-year strategic global partnership that… more
    Editor 321
  • New Victoria Falls Store is Tiger Wheel & Tyre's Fifth in Zimbabwe
    May 08, 2017 Press Releases

    New Victoria Falls Store is Tiger Wheel &…

    A new Tiger Wheel & Tyre store has opened at 414 Clarke Road, Victoria Falls, bringing the beloved brand's store count to five in Zimbabwe. The store is owned by Atish Naran & Rishi Magecha and managed by Shepherd Nyathi, who is ably assisted by a… more
    Editor 281
  • Gordhan urges business leaders to take ownership of SA’s future
    May 08, 2017 Press Releases

    Gordhan urges business leaders to take…

    JOHANNESBURG - Former Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan urged business leaders in the retail motor industry to take collective ownership of the country’s economic future by educating their staff on the scourge of state capture, promoting integrity,… more
    Editor 2221
  • Automechanika Shanghai’s scale, exhibitor and visitor figures continue to expand
    May 08, 2017 Events

    Automechanika Shanghai’s scale, exhibitor…

    Organisers set sights on growing future of industry Keeping the finger on the pulse of the automotive market, more e-mobility, connectivity, electronics & systems solutions displayed Big plans are underway for the next Automechanika Shanghai,… more
    Editor 544
  • Survey results reveal driver attitude remains poor in SA
    May 08, 2017 Press Releases

    Survey results reveal driver attitude…

    Close on 90 percent of South African motorists believe compliance with the laws of the road has worsened over the past two years. And, according to a recent survey by the Automobile Association (AA), nearly 75 percent of people also believe the… more
    Automobile Association 278
  • Disruptive new digital entertainment model breaks traditional broadcast and Pay-TV mould
    May 08, 2017 Press Releases

    Disruptive new digital entertainment model…

    DEOD brings new freedom of choice to viewers Digital Entertainment on Demand (DEOD) is going live in South Africa, offering a selection of rental and subscription video entertainment on-demand services, including news and sports Internet TV… more
    Editor 285
  • Budding mechanics challenged to restore a Vintage Stationary Engine back to life
    May 08, 2017 Press Releases

    Budding mechanics challenged to restore a…

    Entries for the Engen Engine Restoration Challenge 2017 are now open. Engen, a leading supplier of fuels and lubricants to the agricultural sector, has once again partnered with the South African Federation of Vintage Tractor and Engine Clubs… more
    Editor 303
  • Automechanika Frankfurt: Car Wash is moving into Hall 12
    May 08, 2017 Events

    Automechanika Frankfurt: Car Wash is moving…

    Car wash area expands with addition of vehicle care and reconditioning Automechanika Frankfurt’s 25th anniversary also marks a new milestone for the Car Wash area. Until now, car wash manufacturers and car wash products had been housed in… more
    Editor 590
  • Toyota leads despite tough conditions
    May 04, 2017 Press Releases

    Toyota leads despite tough conditions

    Toyota South Africa has retained its position as market leader with 7 528 unit sales recorded during the holiday month of April. This gives Toyota a margin of 1 767 units ahead of its closest contender, and has resulted in a market share of 21,5%… more
    Editor 360
  • Brasil Auto Parts > Automechanika Dubai 2017
    May 04, 2017 Events

    Brasil Auto Parts at Automechanika Dubai 2017

    Meet the participating companies: more
    Editor 740
  • Ford is investigating the use of bamboo in vehicle interiors
    May 04, 2017 Press Releases

    Ford is investigating the use of bamboo in…

    What's Super Strong, Fast Growing, and Potentially Part of Your Next Car? Bamboo! You’ve probably sat on it, built with it, and maybe even eaten it, but did you know that your car could be next to benefit from bamboo – one of the world’s strongest… more
    Editor 324
  • Economic Insights: The Zuma effect runs deep
    May 04, 2017 Press Releases

    Economic Insights: The Zuma effect runs deep

    From early April I understand short-term commercial bank deposits to have shot up, indicative of a pullback by average SA businesses in their economic activity. Yesterday there were more impressions about activity levels in April in the SA economy.… more
    Cees Bruggemans 351
  • Mercedes-Benz Financial Services celebrates 20 golden years
    May 04, 2017 Press Releases

    Mercedes-Benz Financial Services celebrates…

    Mercedes-Benz Financial Services (MBFS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of automotive giant, Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA) celebrates 20 successful years this year. MBFS first opened its doors on 01 April 1997. The company started out small with no… more
    Editor 313
  • Advanced technology both on and off the track
    May 04, 2017 Press Releases

    Advanced technology both on and off the track

    The flagship PETRONAS Syntium lubricants range that is available exclusively at all Engen forecourts, uses the same technology that powers the Formula One world champion team. When motorists choose the PETRONAS Syntium range, they will experience… more
    Editor 319
  • May 04, 2017 Press Releases

    "tankpool24" team to rely on MEYLE in the…

    Resuming technology partnership for the upcoming FIA European Truck Racing Championship MEYLE to equip race trucks with high-performance parts Hamburg, May 2017. Restating its commitment to truck racing, MEYLE AG will again be partnering with the… more
    Editor 323
  • This is what will cause the demise of centralised bargaining
    May 03, 2017 Press Releases

    This is what will cause the demise of…

    On Workers’ Day, 1 May 2017, the trade union NUMSA orchestrated protest action against what they call the 'all-out assault' by the National Employers' Association of South Africa (NEASA) against centralised bargaining in South Africa. As a result of… more
    Editor 278
  • Pro-Active Partnership with MasterDrive
    May 03, 2017 Press Releases

    Pro-Active Partnership with MasterDrive

    Pro-Active South Africa has partnered up with MasterDrive and in conjunction with MasterDrive offer Corporate Advance Driver Training. South African businesses stand to benefit in many ways by undertaking employee training. Yet, with the many… more
    Editor 278
  • Gumtree launches new vintage car category
    May 03, 2017 Press Releases

    Gumtree launches new vintage car category

    Buying and selling vintage cars is a booming business in South Africa. In response to increased demand, online classifieds site Gumtree SA has introduced a special vintage car category which already boasts over 350 listings of classic and vintage… more
    Editor 359
  • Steel industry: Another court victory against rogue centralised bargaining wages
    May 03, 2017 Press Releases

    Steel industry: Another court victory…

    Following a review application lodged by the National Employers’ Association of South Africa (NEASA) [supported by the Plastic Convertors’ Association of South Africa (PCASA)], the Labour Court, on 26 April 2017, set aside the extension of the… more
    Gerhard Papenfus - NEASA 266
  • SKF Product Information - SKF Drive Shafts!
    May 03, 2017 Press Releases

    SKF Product Information - SKF Drive Shafts!

    SKF offers complete drive shaft for the vehicle aftermarket. More more
    Editor 672
  •  Economic Insights: Changing configurations
    May 03, 2017 Press Releases

    Economic Insights: Changing configurations

    We (at least some off us) tend to have fixed inclinations as to the structure of things, both globally and locally. In other words, capitalist/market economy with public oversight, through free trade working towards resource maximization and growth,… more
    Cees Bruggemans 338
  • Tyrexpo India 2017 - Pre register your visit!
    May 03, 2017 Events

    Tyrexpo India 2017 - Pre register your visit!

    INDIAN SUB-CONTINENT'S PREMIER TRADE EXHIBITION FOR THE TYRES, AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR & MAINTENANCE AND TYRE ACCESSORIES Tyrexpo India 2017, taking place on 11 - 13 July 2017 at Chennai Trade Centre, Chennai, is the only tyre trade event in Indian Sub-… more
    Editor 558
  • ABSA commentary on April 2017 vehicle sales
    May 03, 2017 Press Releases

    ABSA commentary on April 2017 vehicle sales

    22,452 - The number of passenger vehicles sold in april 2017, down by 3,560 units or 13.7% on 26,012 vehicles sold in april 2016. Clcik here for more more
    Editor 687
  • Standard Bank Comments on NAAMSA New Vehicle Sales Report - April 2017
    May 03, 2017 Press Releases

    Standard Bank Comments on NAAMSA New Vehicle…

    Nicholas Nkosi – Head of Standard Bank Vehicle and Asset Finance, Retail & Business Banking April commentary “New passenger vehicle sales continue to show strain with a slightly worse than anticipated 13.4% drop year on year driven by a combination… more
    Editor 299
  • Naamsa Comment on the April 2017 industry new vehicle sales statistics
    May 03, 2017 Press Releases

    Naamsa Comment on the April 2017 industry…

    Commenting on the new vehicle sales statistics for the month of April, 2017 – released today for public consumption on the website of the Department of Trade & Industry – the Association said that new vehicle sales in all segments, with the… more
    NAAMSA 284
  • Economic Insights: What not to worry about
    May 02, 2017 Press Releases

    Economic Insights: What not to worry about

    Whereas SA wasted 14 months of hard work in one cabinet reshuffle a few weeks ago, with the apparent intention of making state interests subservient to the president's, and were punished with an immediate credit downgrading to junk, many… more
    Cees Bruggemans 425
  • Extending trade credit facilities in volatile and risky market conditions is not for the fainthearted
    May 02, 2017 Press Releases

    Extending trade credit facilities in…

    With South Africa’s economic position in a precarious state, particularly since the downgrade to junk status, many businesses may find themselves in a pickle over credit management. Chief executive of Debtsource, Frank Knight, says that with the… more
    Editor 350
  • Volvo Cars' first quarter 2017 operating profit rises 11 per cent to SEK3.5 billion
    Apr 28, 2017 Press Releases

    Volvo Cars' first quarter 2017 operating…

    Volvo Cars reported an operating profit of SEK3.5 billion (~R5.29 bn) for the first three months of the year, up 11 per cent from SEK3.1 billion (~R4.68 bn) during the same period last year. The increase was mainly driven by strong demand for the… more
    Editor 283
  • Inaugural Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City is resounding success
    Apr 28, 2017 Events

    Inaugural Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City is…

    Vietnam is next big hotspot for automotive industry and aftermarket in ASEAN region Exhibitors and visitors pleased with new show, location and automotive market The first edition and Vietnam’s leading regional trade fair for the automotive service… more
    Editor 599
  • Driving tips for season change
    Apr 28, 2017 Press Releases

    Driving tips for season change

    Winter is on the way The seasons are starting to change already which has an effect on our driving habits. As the sun is starting to rise later and set earlier, many drivers are starting to find themselves driving into the glare. While squinting as… more
    Masterdrive 301
  • Innovation, education key to SA transition to Industrie 4.0
    Apr 28, 2017 Press Releases

    Innovation, education key to SA transition…

    The Fourth Industrial Revolution or ‘Industrie 4.0’ is forever changing the world of manufacturing and automation. To keep pace with global trends, South Africa must invest in education and innovation, experts say. Speaking ahead of the Africa… more
    Editor 294
  • Fuel up on oil, Rand rollercoaster
    Apr 28, 2017 Press Releases

    Fuel up on oil, Rand rollercoaster

    International oil prices have retreated in virtual lockstep with a strengthening Rand, complicating attempts to forecast a month-end fuel price. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA), which was commenting on unaudited fuel price data… more
    Automobile Association 324
  • Economic Insights: The confidence lever
    Apr 28, 2017 Press Releases

    Economic Insights: The confidence lever

    We have had some recent examples of remarkable confidence boosting events, in each case concerning future promises by some newly elected politician. There was the 18 month campaign slugfest by Donald Trump, that didn't really connect until dragged… more
    Cees Bruggemans 356
  • Completed the Ultimate Road Trip: from Dakar to Moscow in record time
    Apr 26, 2017 Press Releases

    Completed the Ultimate Road Trip: from Dakar…

    Rainer Zietlow drove his Volkswagen Amarok V6 TDI, fitted with Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure tyres, from Dakar to Moscow in 3 days, 4 hours and 54 minutes. With this achievement Rainer Zietlow and his team have set a world record for the… more
    Editor 336
  • Long-awaited Porsche Parade returns to East London
    Apr 26, 2017 Events

    Long-awaited Porsche Parade returns to East…

    The strong connection between Porsche Clubs around the world is cemented through their shared experience of one of the brand’s most beloved events, the Porsche Club Parade. The highly anticipated festival, which is held over several days, sees Club… more
    Editor 204
  • Will bots ever take over the world of customer service?
    Apr 26, 2017 Press Releases

    Will bots ever take over the world of…

    Driverless cars, 3D printers and smart homes have arrived, and nobody is surprised any longer about pronouncements that artificial intelligence has come close to matching human capabilities, even surpassing it in some ways. Still, there are certain… more
    Editor 334
  • Staff outsourcing is the solution to agreed R20/hour minimum wage
    Apr 26, 2017 Press Releases

    Staff outsourcing is the solution to agreed…

    Strike action is so destructive to a business’ operations, it comes as no surprise that organisations are willing to go to extremes to avoid such devastation. It was recently announced that government, labour and business agreed to a package of… more
    Editor 329
  • AutoTrader says #ByeByePrint #HelloDigital in industry defining move
    Apr 24, 2017 Press Releases

    AutoTrader says #ByeByePrint #HelloDigital…

    Printed publishing makes way for digital, as AutoTrader.co.za turns the last page on their magazine. For 25 years waiting rooms and living rooms have been anchored by the thick wedge that was AutoTrader’s flagship – a magazine with pages densely… more
    Editor 315
  • Continental is Turning its eHorizon into a Weather Service
    Apr 24, 2017 Press Releases

    Continental is Turning its eHorizon into a…

    eHorizon.Weather supplies real-time weather information in partnership with Météo-France Enhanced safety due to early warning of rain, storms or icy roads Weather-dependent route planning increases convenience and efficiency Vehicle swarm uses and… more
    Editor 368
  •  Economic Insights: Finance ministers on barricades
    Apr 24, 2017 Press Releases

    Economic Insights: Finance ministers on…

    There remain many who keep mourning the departure of Gordhan, and who have the deepest misgivings about Gigaba. What is it that creates anxiety? Gordhan surrounded himself with good people who believed in conventional fiscal policy, trying to limit… more
    Cees Bruggemans 460
  • Isuzu Celebrates 80 Year Anniversary with Customers
    Apr 24, 2017 Press Releases

    Isuzu Celebrates 80 Year Anniversary with…

    April 22nd was Isuzu's national dealer day at Isuzu dealers across the country More than a century of automotive history 40 years of Light Commercial Vehicle production in South Africa Port Elizabeth - It's a year of celebration for Isuzu Motors… more
    Editor 307
  • Is a road safety enough of a priority in SA?
    Apr 24, 2017 Press Releases

    Is a road safety enough of a priority in SA?

    Statistics on the Easter road fatalities, released by Transport Minister Joe Maswanganyi in Pretoria this morning, are cause for great concern, and may, when the final numbers are in, be the highest Easter death toll to date. The Automobile… more
    Automobile Association 325
  • Car maintenance essentials
    Apr 21, 2017 Press Releases

    Car maintenance essentials

    Of all the car crashes on South African roads a very limited number can truly be considered ‘accidents.’ In other words, those that are not attributed to human error or mechanical faults. Meanwhile the number of crashes that occur due to mechanical… more
    Masterdrive 318
  •  Hyundai Santa Fe conquers Antarctic, driven by great grandson of Sir Ernest Shackleton
    Apr 21, 2017 Press Releases

    Hyundai Santa Fe conquers Antarctic, driven…

    30-day expedition achieves first crossing of the coldest and driest continent on earth by passenger car. Standard 2.2-litre diesel Hyundai Santa Fe with limited modifications traverses continent from Union Camp to McMurdo and back again. Expedition… more
    Editor 422
  • Emerging risk bonanza
    Apr 21, 2017 Press Releases

    Emerging risk bonanza

    It was not quite the expected scenario that has been unfolding with great steadiness, in recent months/years. Instead of being tripped up by an impending Fed policy normalisation (stretching over some years, likely accompanied by market… more
    Editor 332
  • Engen puts a little F1 in your tank
    Apr 20, 2017 Press Releases

    Engen puts a little F1 in your tank

    With the introduction of Engen’s new advanced energy formula, Engen Primax Unleaded has answered motorists’ calls for petrol that provides superior performance and fuel economy compared to the company’s previous formulations. The engineering and… more
    Editor 380
  • Mastercard Unveils Next Generation Biometric Card
    Apr 20, 2017 Press Releases

    Mastercard Unveils Next Generation Biometric…

    South African Trials Demonstrate Convenience and Security JOHANNESBURG AND PURCHASE, N.Y. – April 20, 2017 – Mastercard today unveiled the next generation biometric card, combining chip technology with fingerprints to conveniently and safely verify… more
    Editor 327
  • TransUnion’s Vehicle Price Index: Impact of SA’s Junk Status Not Yet Visible
    Apr 20, 2017 Press Releases

    TransUnion’s Vehicle Price Index: Impact of…

    The South African motoring industry’s first quarter of 2017 was characterised by a slight strengthening in the performance of the Rand. Yet the positive benefits of a sturdier currency were short-lived, according to the TransUnion SA Vehicle Pricing… more
    Editor 322
  • Focus on Customer Care - Exclusive Ascari Circuit hosts Tenneco guests
    Apr 20, 2017 Events

    Focus on Customer Care - Exclusive Ascari…

    Approximately 100 product managers from Tenneco aftermarket customers in 33 countries in the Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) region recently joined Tenneco at the Ascari circuit in Marbella, Spain for a privileged preview of the product line-up… more
    Editor 511
  • Countdown begins to the best weekend ever: Last chance to catch all the action of Rand Show 2017
    Apr 20, 2017 Events

    Countdown begins to the best weekend ever:…

    You've got just days left to experience all the fun that the Rand Show has to offer, as SA's biggest consumer expo gears up for a bumper closing weekend full of top-class entertainment. Whoever you are, whatever you love to do, the Rand Show has… more
    Editor 624
  • Debut edition of Automotive Engineering Show in Delhi captures the growing interest of automation adoption among auto players
    Apr 20, 2017 Events

    Debut edition of Automotive Engineering Show…

    Workshops, live sessions and product demonstrations appreciated for bringing decision makers together Targeted and regional visitor approach garners interest for next edition in Chennai The automotive industry is at the core of India’s manufacturing… more
    Editor 670
  • FIRE IT UP! is appointed as official importer and distributor in SA for Rapid Bike a division of Dimsport Italy
    Apr 20, 2017 Press Releases

    FIRE IT UP! is appointed as official…

    Recognised as the most advanced and revolutionary tuning product in the World. FIRE IT UP! are proud to announce that they are the official importers and distributors of the revolutionary new plug and play motorcycle technology known around the… more
    Editor 340
  • Appointment of Hon. Minister Joe Maswanganyi in the portfolio of transport
    Apr 20, 2017 Press Releases

    Appointment of Hon. Minister Joe Maswanganyi…

    The RMI (Retail Motor Industry Organisation) notes the appointment of a new Minister of Transport, Mr Joe Maswanganyi. While each new Minister inevitably brings a loss of momentum to various initiatives, we would like to assure the Minister of our… more
    Editor 364
  • ACMA Automechanika New Delhi continues to break records
    Apr 20, 2017 Events

    ACMA Automechanika New Delhi continues to…

    Successful leads and business closures indicate decision makers walking the show floor at ACMA Automechanika New Delhi 552 exhibitors from 17 countries 15,150 visitors during four days Over 15 new product launches India’s leading aftermarket… more
    Editor 642
  • Downgrades hammer fuel price
    Apr 20, 2017 Press Releases

    Downgrades hammer fuel price

    Fuel price rises will be the first major expense to hit South Africans in the wake of depreciation of the Rand against the US dollar, which has affected buying prices for international petroleum. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA),… more
    Automobile Association 310
  • Economic Insights: Misreading risk
    Apr 20, 2017 Press Releases

    Economic Insights: Misreading risk

    Throughout last year, and into this year, finance minister Gordhan led a merry growth campaign that SA can get it right, if only we try. There was a tail risk of his sudden departure, that everyone kept talking about, but that few discounted as… more
    Cees Bruggemans 417
  • Renault Mégane Sedan named Turkey’s Car of the Year
    Apr 18, 2017 Press Releases

    Renault Mégane Sedan named Turkey’s Car of…

    Renault Mégane Sedan has been named Car of the Year in Turkey, its main market, in the Association of Automotive Journalists-organized competition’s second year. In the first round, seven models were selected from a shortlist of 25 nominated by 78… more
    Editor 319
  • Faan van der Westhuizen (centre), of Hino Limpopo, seen with the 2016 Hino Knight of the Year award presented to him in Cape Town recently. Others in the photograph (from left) are: Yasushi Muroya, Senior Executive Co-Ordinator, Hino; Andrew Kirby, President and CEO, Toyota SA Motors; Calvyn Hamman, Senior Vice President - Sales and Marketing, Toyota SA Motors; and Ernie Trautmann, Vice President, Hino SA.
    Apr 18, 2017 Press Releases

    Hino Knights show once again they are…

    Hino Knights are an elite group within the dealer salesforce who are not only excellent salespeople, but are also those who make a meaningful contribution to the community as well as to the dealer for whom they work. The Knights' programme for Hino… more
    Editor 352
  • Tiger Wheel & Tyre Celebrates its First Online and Book A Bay Customer
    Apr 18, 2017 Press Releases

    Tiger Wheel & Tyre Celebrates its First…

    On 6 April 2017, Tiger Wheel & Tyre's new ecommerce website with its innovative Book A Bay appointment service went live, with little advertising or fanfare to announce the development. Nevertheless, within hours Annelize Fourie, a treasury… more
    Editor 584
  • Tiger Wheel & Tyre Launches
    Apr 18, 2017 Press Releases

    Tiger Wheel & Tyre Launches "Book A Bay"…

    Tiger Wheel & Tyre has notched up another industry first with its Book A Bay service on its new ecommerce website. The feature allows shoppers to schedule a date and time to have the tyres or wheels they purchase online fitted to their vehicle.… more
    Editor 339
  • World premiere of the sportiest midsize SUV with the three-pointed star
    Apr 13, 2017 Events

    World premiere of the sportiest midsize SUV…

    Mercedes-Benz on the eve of the New York International Auto Show Making their debut in a double premiere on the eve of the New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) were the sportiest midsize performance SUVs to-date bearing the three-pointed star:… more
    Editor 226
  • McLaren celebrates success in China with debut of new 720S and 570GT commemorative edition at Auto Shanghai 2017
    Apr 13, 2017 Events

    McLaren celebrates success in China with…

    New McLaren 720S makes its public debut in China as order bank opens ahead of start of sales in July 570GT Commemorative Edition for the China market unveiled at Auto Shanghai, celebrating three years of McLaren operating in China McLaren Automotive… more
    Editor 179
  • MINI at Auto Shanghai 2017: World Premiere of the new MINI John Cooper Works Countryman
    Apr 13, 2017 Events

    MINI at Auto Shanghai 2017: World Premiere…

    The British premium brand MINI celebrates a world premiere at Auto Shanghai 2017 with the presentation of the MINI John Cooper Works Countryman. The motor show in the megacity on the East China Sea provides the setting for the first public… more
    Editor 197
  • Annelise de Jager, founder and patron of the project
    Apr 13, 2017 Events

    Protecting the Vulnerable

    National Tekkie Tax Day is around the corner. This is the one day of the year that you can swop your high heels, work shoes and school shoes for your favourite comfy pair of tekkies. The best part is that it’s all in support of a good cause:… more
    Editor 1569
  • Everyday carry on
    Apr 13, 2017 Press Releases

    Everyday carry on Cees Bruggemans

    There is the daily shock of yet another political Zuma event, some with major fallout, such as the cabinet reshuffle, the junk rating, the confidence loss and what possibly could follow. Or a depressing data release, like manufacturing output… more
    Editor 351
  • Prepare for an awesome display of military power from the SANDF at the Rand Show
    Apr 13, 2017 Events

    Prepare for an awesome display of military…

    This year, the SANDF is going big, spanning in a veritable squadron of awe-inspiring jets and helicopters for its much-anticipated arena capability displays at the Rand Show. Anyone who loves the roar of fighter jets and the whipping blades of… more
    Editor 680
  • State capture vs radical economic transformation
    Apr 12, 2017 Press Releases

    State capture vs radical economic…

    So this is what it's all about. It’s all about who owes what and how much of it as well as the colour of the owner – and a deep rooted grievance which still has to be settled. 1994 gave us temporary reprieve – but the Rainbow experiment has come to… more
    Gerhard Papenfus - NEASA 422
  • INFINITI QX80 Monograph: a design study exploring ‘upscale luxury’ with commanding presence
    Apr 12, 2017 Press Releases

    INFINITI QX80 Monograph: a design study…

    QX80 Monograph is the ultimate expression of futuristic luxury SUV design New design study signals INFINITI's intention to evolve its presence in the large SUV segment "Monograph" – a detailed study into a single area of expertise INFINITI has… more
    Editor 319
  • A Riddle, Wrapped in a Mystery, Inside an Enigma
    Apr 12, 2017 The Phoenix

    A Riddle, Wrapped in a Mystery, Inside an…

    During March I attended an automotive workshop, convened by the Competition Commission of South Africa, looking for solutions and remedies in addressing the vexing issue of improving access to the automotive aftermarket’s products and services. This… more
    The Phoenix 332
  • Safety is in your hands this Easter long weekend
    Apr 12, 2017 Press Releases

    Safety is in your hands this Easter long…

    The Easter weekend carnage on South African roads has for many years been steadily increasing. However, last year saw a reduction of 46% in the number of road fatalities over the same period in 2015. The Automobile Association (AA) expresses the… more
    Automobile Association 341
  • Coming up for air
    Apr 12, 2017 Press Releases

    Coming up for air

    Looking back over the past quarter, the real SA data flow has a somewhat unreal character. Particularly considering the dire warnings about our future, given the idiosyncratic political behaviour of late. Some sectors are still down, but others show… more
    Cees Bruggemans 333
  • Update: Motoplat alternator/starter and parts testers 2017
    Apr 12, 2017 Press Releases

    Update: Motoplat alternator/starter and…

    New for 2017 the high end alternator tester CV-615A, which replaces the well sold CV-411A. Also the CV-307A is new to our range. Next to our test benches we have added an armature growler and a stator/rectifier tester. Brochure more
    Editor 315
  • MEYLE adds new MEYLE ORIGINAL exhaust temperature sensor
    Apr 12, 2017 Press Releases

    MEYLE adds new MEYLE ORIGINAL exhaust…

    48 high-temperature sensors to cater for over 42 million VAG, Opel and Mercedes Benz applications registered in Europe High-Precision readings ensure reduced pollutant emission and improved fuel efficiency Complementing its comprehensive product… more
    Editor 322
  • Focusing on career paths in the tyre industry – Spare yourself from being wasteful
    Apr 12, 2017 Press Releases

    Focusing on career paths in the tyre…

    The South African job market is ever becoming more competitive with the emergence of new industries requiring us to keep moving on, be proactive, and not be the inactive spare wheel that sits in the boot — waiting for a situation to happen. With… more
    Editor 396
  • Volkswagen volunteers upgrade Walmer Primary School
    Apr 12, 2017 Press Releases

    Volkswagen volunteers upgrade Walmer Primary…

    Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) upgrades Walmer Primary School Employees give off their time to support "Show of Hands" volunteer programme Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) employees and their families gave off their free time this past… more
    Editor 347
  •  “Cape 2 Kyalami” 5-day motorcycle tour ending with a fun-fuelled VIP day out at South Africa Bike Festival!
    Apr 11, 2017 Events

    “Cape 2 Kyalami” 5-day motorcycle tour…

    ***Warning*** Adventurous bikers only! NEW for 2017! If you enjoy riding the long way round, or the long way down, here’s something to tickle your 2-wheel fancy! Join South Africa Bike Festival for an epic “long way up” adventure from Cape Town to… more
    Editor 172
  • Volvo Car South Africa dealer network honoured for 2016 achievements
    Apr 11, 2017 Events

    Volvo Car South Africa dealer network…

    Cape Town - The Volvo Car South Africa (VCSA) dealer network has been honoured for its 2016 achievements. The 2016 Dealer of the Year awards saw Tom Campher Volvo Cars Johannesburg, Rola Volvo Cars Helderberg and Auto Baltic Rustenburg featuring in… more
    Editor 238
  • Get into gear for a new driving experience at the Rand Show
    Apr 11, 2017 Events

    Get into gear for a new driving experience…

    There's a new motoring experience awaiting car enthusiasts at the Rand Show's new Action Zone on Terrace 2, where 5 000 sqm have been converted into a gymkhana track for precision driving sessions. Perfect for petrolheads, it's the Precision Driving… more
    Editor 238
  • MANN+HUMMEL Recognized by General Motors as a 2016 Supplier of the Year
    Apr 11, 2017 Press Releases

    MANN+HUMMEL Recognized by General Motors as…

    Ludwigsburg/Orlando, April 2017 – MANN+HUMMEL was named a Supplier of the Year by General Motors during their 25th annual ‘Supplier of the Year’ awards ceremony held Thursday, March 30th in Orlando, Florida. This award specifically recognized… more
    Editor 343
  • Road survival kit: 5 essentials to keep in your car
    Apr 11, 2017 Press Releases

    Road survival kit: 5 essentials to keep in…

    Your car might be home to a coffee mug, a jacket and a pair of shoes – but does it have everything you need in case of an emergency? The promise of roadside assistance can lull us into a false sense of security, forgetting the need to prep for a… more
    Editor 334
  • Autumn harvest
    Apr 11, 2017 Press Releases

    Autumn harvest

    Our Autumn is barely three weeks old, and we already have had to endure raging storms buffeting our financial markets & economy. It isn't easy so far to assess the storm damage, short- or long term. But this doesn't keep some people from banding… more
    Cees Bruggemans 326
  • Tectra Automation fabricates customised stud press for Auto Industrial
    Apr 11, 2017 Press Releases

    Tectra Automation fabricates customised stud…

    Tectra Automation, part of the Hytec Group, successfully designed and fabricated a tailor-made stud press for use in manufacturing components for Ford’s Ford Ranger and Ford Everest vehicle ranges. Commissioned for the project by Auto Industrial,… more
    Editor 354
  • Opinion Piece: Harsh drunk driving penalties may be ineffective without awareness, responsibility and enforcement
    Apr 11, 2017 Press Releases

    Opinion Piece: Harsh drunk driving penalties…

    By Rhys Evans, Director at ALCO-Safe Recently, the transport minister controversially pointed out that the sentences for drunk driving may be too light, and that drivers who are responsible for causing accidents while under the influence of alcohol… more
    Editor 323
  • Response to ANC Secretary General's criticism of Dr Azar Jammine's comments
    Apr 11, 2017 Press Releases

    Response to ANC Secretary General's…

    Response to ANC Secretary General’s criticism of Dr Azar Jammine’s comments on Nhlanhla Nene’s appointment as Finance Minister in May 2014. In his media briefing following the NWC meeting of the ANC this morning, ANC Secretary General, Gwede… more
    Editor 345
  • The petrol price – all you need to know
    Apr 11, 2017 Press Releases

    The petrol price – all you need to know

    Taxes make up big part of the price you pay at the pump As of 5 April 2017, South African motorists received a 24 cents a litre decrease in the price of petrol. But this decrease could have been much more significant had fuel taxes not increased at… more
    Automobile Association 330
  • Don’t be intimidated – get to know your car
    Apr 11, 2017 Press Releases

    Don’t be intimidated – get to know your car

    Most of us don’t know much about the inner workings of our cars. But what’s stopping us from asking questions when it comes to servicing and repairs? Nothing, except possibly our pride. “Your best line of defence is to ask the right questions from… more
    Editor 329
  • Automotive industry gains insight to masterplan development at NAACAM Show
    Apr 11, 2017 Events

    Automotive industry gains insight to…

    The inaugural NAACAM Show reflected a significant intent and strategy shift within South Africa's automotive sector. National Association of Automotive Component and Allied Manufacturers of South Africa President Dave Coffey said the stated… more
    Editor 640
  • Emotions run high at Competition Commission’s Automotive Aftermarket Workshop
    Apr 11, 2017 Press Releases

    Emotions run high at Competition…

    Speakers at the recent Automotive Aftermarket Workshop, hosted by the Competition Commission, presented their views of the current state of play in the industry, many not without emotion. The event took place on 17 March at The Capital, Menlyn Main,… more
    Editor 390
  • Dunlop launches programme to empower township tyre traders
    Apr 11, 2017 Press Releases

    Dunlop launches programme to empower…

    Heeding government’s call for radical economic transformation, Sumitomo Rubber SA (Pty) Ltd has launched the Dunlop Enterprise Development Programme to empower township entrepreneurs through employment creation, skills transfer and training.… more
    Editor 334
  • FTE automotive to exhibit in Dubai
    Apr 11, 2017 Events

    FTE automotive to exhibit in Dubai

    The clutch and brake hydraulics specialist will exhibit at the Automechanika Dubai trade fair for the first time on 7-9 May 2017, hosting its own stand at the event. FTE automotive will present its aftermarket product portfolio in original equipment… more
    Editor 751
  • NAACAM Show tackles localisation and transformation with strong government support
    Apr 10, 2017 Events

    NAACAM Show tackles localisation and…

    “With the NAACAM Show incorporating the Durban Automotive Cluster’s National Localisation Indaba now underway I am very pleased with the investment by eThekwini Municipality to attract and host the national automotive production industry to Durban”… more
    Editor 790
  • SANDF pulls out all the stops for its 2017 appearance at the Rand Show
    Apr 10, 2017 Events

    SANDF pulls out all the stops for its 2017…

    They're back! The Department of Defence and the SA National Defence Force are once again partnering with the Rand Show, promising visitors hours of interactive entertainment with extensive exhibitions and action-filled shows and demonstrations. As… more
    Editor 658
  • A Little Planning Goes a Long Way on a Long Holiday Drive
    Apr 10, 2017 Press Releases

    A Little Planning Goes a Long Way on a Long…

    April madness is in full swing and hand-in-hand with the promise of a fun holiday comes the certainty of a road trip that will test your patience to the limits. Rather than learn exactly where those limits are, Tiger Wheel & Tyre suggests some… more
    Editor 337
  • Nissan Development Day drives emerging equestrian talent
    Apr 10, 2017 Events

    Nissan Development Day drives emerging…

    Nissan will kick off its Easter Festival with a Development Day on April 8, at the Kyalami Equestrian Park, to foster equestrian skills among children from disadvantaged communities. The Development Day is part of Nissan’s THANDI (The Heritage and… more
    Editor 772
  • Stellenbosch Partinform Introduces New Members
    Apr 07, 2017 Partinform

    Stellenbosch Partinform Introduces New…

    Surrounded by the vineyards of the Cape Winelands and the mountainous nature reserves of Jonkershoek and Simonsberg, Stellenbosch, South Africa’s second oldest town, hosted the Partinform trade show, which is an association established almost 30… more
    Editor 423
  • Three rare American icons on display at the Rand Show's
    Apr 07, 2017 Events

    Three rare American icons on display at the…

    One of the rarest Chevrolet Corvettes in South Africa will be on display at the Rand Show from 14-23 April 2017, underpinning the celebratory Route 66 exhibition in Hall 5 that is a tribute to classic car culture. The 1954 Chevrolet C1 is believed… more
    Editor 752
  • Renault-Nissan Alliance joins ITF Corporate Partnership Board
    Apr 07, 2017 Press Releases

    Renault-Nissan Alliance joins ITF Corporate…

    Leading automotive group’s expertise on the vehicle of the future to enrich policy debates The Renault-Nissan Alliance has joined the Corporate Partnership Board of the International Transport Forum (ITF) to work with the organization on projects… more
    Editor 508
  • Tiger Wheel & Tyre Breaks New Ground with Online Shopping Option
    Apr 07, 2017 Press Releases

    Tiger Wheel & Tyre Breaks New Ground with…

    On 6 April 2017, Tiger Wheel & Tyre went live with a brand new ecommerce website - an industry-first for a large South African retail wheel and tyre chain. All brands, models and sizes, of all the same wheels and tyres that are available at the… more
    Editor 352
  • The crest of a wave
    Apr 06, 2017 Press Releases

    The crest of a wave Cees Bruggemans

    Serendipitously, SA finds itself on the crest of a wave, accompanied by many other vessels of similar vintage. Not quite Jan van Riebeek and his fleet sighting table mountain 365 years ago today, but the surfing analogy applies. The entire emerging… more
    Cees Bruggemans 349
  • Strong Domestic and International Demand Continues for Ford Ranger
    Apr 06, 2017 Press Releases

    Strong Domestic and International Demand…

    Ford was the second-best selling brand in March 2017 with 6 433 vehicles sold Ranger remains one of SA's top nameplates: second in LCV segment and overall sales Best Ranger exports of the year: 4 859 vehicles shipped to Europe, Middle East and… more
    Editor 420
  • Volkswagen wins Oliver Top Empowerment Award for Socio-Economic Development
    Apr 06, 2017 Press Releases

    Volkswagen wins Oliver Top Empowerment Award…

    Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) was recently announced as the winner of the Socio-Economic Development Award at the annual Oliver Top Empowerment Awards ceremony. VWSA was the finalists in three categories, Socio-Economic Development, Skills… more
    Editor 425
  • Defender bed a dream drive for one Land Rover fan
    Apr 06, 2017 Press Releases

    Defender bed a dream drive for one Land…

    Four-year-old Land Rover fan gets Defender replica bed Handcrafted bed built by Western Cape-based Artisan Joinery Bed features real tyres, lights, wheel arches, door hinges and badging One dedicated Land Rover fan’s dreams have come true, in the… more
    Editor 385
  • Daimler Trucks Research: Shining more light: artificial daylight in the cab has measurable benefits for truck drivers
    Apr 06, 2017 Press Releases

    Daimler Trucks Research: Shining more light:…

    Team of researchers at Daimler AG examines the effects of additional light on the mental state and performance of truck drivers in a series of "Daylight+" experiments Road trials and numerous tests were conducted in the Arctic Circle's winter… more
    Editor 370
  • Continental takes top honours at 2017 Corporate Triathlon Challenge
    Apr 05, 2017 Events

    Continental takes top honours at 2017…

    Continental's Keegan Cooke takes second consecutive victory in men's individual race Two Continental-backed athletes in top three for individual ladies race Team event dominated by Continental once again, including top 3 positions and most teams… more
    Editor 731
  • Newly-introduced C-HR reaps in impressive launch sales
    Apr 04, 2017 Press Releases

    Newly-introduced C-HR reaps in impressive…

    With 418 units retailed in its first month on showroom floors, the new-kid-on-the-block C-HR is already among the top-sellers within the Toyota stable. This has contributed to Toyota once again breaking the 10,000 unit barrier with an overall total… more
    Editor 354
  • Ford Credit South Africa Goes Further for University Graduates
    Apr 04, 2017 Press Releases

    Ford Credit South Africa Goes Further for…

    Ford Credit Graduate Purchase Programme offers university graduates a helping hand Offers university graduates a five percent discount off the purchase price of their new Ford and a preferential interest rate when financing with Ford Credit Rewards… more
    Editor 368
  • Play your way to Russia with KIA Champ into the Arena
    Apr 04, 2017 Press Releases

    Play your way to Russia with KIA Champ into…

    South African launch of global amateur 5-a-side soccer tournament One winning team to play in Champ into the Arena World Finals in Russia during FIFA Confederations Cup 17 June – 2 July 2017. (DISCOVERY SOCCER PARK, Johannesburg) April 4, 2017 – In… more
    Editor 411
  • Constructive dismissal and affairs of the heart
    Apr 04, 2017 Press Releases

    Constructive dismissal and affairs of the…

    By Gillian Lumb, Anli Bezuidenhout and Rebecca Cameron, Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr Increasingly, employees are resigning and claiming they did so because the employer made their continued employment intolerable. But what exactly is required for an… more
    Editor 404
  • Burn some rubber at the Rand Show's drifting track
    Apr 04, 2017 Events

    Burn some rubber at the Rand Show's drifting…

    There's a high-octane show to be seen at the Rand Show's drifting track this year, where South Africa's ultimate drifting team, the Greensky, Dragon Energy, Achilles Tyres & Chevrolet Lumina Drift Team, will be pumping up the adrenalin in a… more
    Editor 247
  • Volkswagen shows kindness to Ububele Early Childhood Development Centre in Alexandra
    Apr 04, 2017 Press Releases

    Volkswagen shows kindness to Ububele Early…

    Volkswagen Show of Hands volunteer programme comes to the aid of Ububele Early Childhood Centre Lives of 65 learners and their families changed by facility upgrade On Saturday 1 April 2017, Ububele Early Childhood Development Centre (ECD) received a… more
    Editor 381
  • Nelisiwe Baloyi: Head: Absa Vehicle and Asset Finance
    Apr 04, 2017 Press Releases

    March 2017: New Vehicle Sales and Exports…

    Vehicle Sales and Exports New vehicle sales increased by 2.1% year-on-year (y/y) and 0.9% month-on-month (m/m) to 48 534 units in March 2017, with first-quarter sales volumes rising by 1.9% y/y to 146 951 units. New passenger car sales volumes… more
    Editor 381
  • Comments on NAAMSA New Vehicle Sales Report - March 2017
    Apr 04, 2017 Press Releases

    Comments on NAAMSA New Vehicle Sales Report…

    Nicholas Nkosi – Head of Standard Bank Vehicle and Asset Finance, Retail & Business Banking March commentary “New passenger vehicles showed signs of improvement with a growth of 2.1% year on year, despite reduced contribution from the rental… more
    Editor 374
  • Naamsa Comment on the March, 2017 industry new vehicle sales statistics
    Apr 03, 2017 Press Releases

    Naamsa Comment on the March, 2017 industry…

    COMMENT ON RECENT POLITICAL DEVELOPMENTS: ECONOMIC IMPLICATIONS COMMENT ON THE MARCH, 2017 INDUSTRY NEW VEHICLE SALES STATISTICS 1. Comment on recent political developments: Economic implications The extraordinary political events over the past few… more
    Editor 391
  • Make sure your tyres are road trip ready this Easter
    Apr 03, 2017 Press Releases

    Make sure your tyres are road trip ready…

    For those planning to travel long distances by car during the holiday season, tyre safety should be a top priority. According to Arrive Alive, failure to attend to tyre safety is a vital factor in thousands of road accidents every year. Furthermore,… more
    Editor 358
  • Porsche starts web TV show – 9:11 Magazine
    Apr 03, 2017 Press Releases

    Porsche starts web TV show – 9:11 Magazine

    Dubai. Nine minutes and eleven seconds of technology, lifestyle and sports: Porsche is expanding its online communication with the new web TV format, “9:11 Magazine”. Available at 911-magazine.porsche.com, the sports car manufacturer presents… more
    Editor 376
  • Economic Insights: Playing fast & loose
    Apr 03, 2017 Press Releases

    Economic Insights: Playing fast & loose

    Watching Charlie Rose one evening last week, there was Larry Summers saying something profoundly relevant: "improved business confidence is the cheapest form of economic stimulus". You don't have to create exceptional incentives that cost more than… more
    Cees Bruggemans 438
  • Goodyear introduces the new Wrangler® All-Terrain Adventure
    Apr 03, 2017 Press Releases

    Goodyear introduces the new Wrangler®…

    A versatile All-Terrain tyre with the strength of Kevlar® to go off-road at a moment's notice Goodyear introduces the Wrangler® All-Terrain Adventure tyre, the latest member set to carry the legacy of the award-winning Wrangler® family. It is a… more
    Editor 781
  • Ford Wildlife Foundation Provides Mobility and Support for Conservation Projects with New Ford Ranger
    Apr 03, 2017 Press Releases

    Ford Wildlife Foundation Provides Mobility…

    Ford Wildlife Foundation hands over new Ford Rangers to two renowned conservation projects in South Africa as part of Ford's ongoing commitment to environmental preservation The Cape Leopard Trust and the Sea Search Research group to use Ford… more
    Editor 455
  • Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. changes company name to Subaru Corporation
    Apr 03, 2017 Press Releases

    Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. changes company…

    Tokyo, March 2017 - Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI) is changing its company name to Subaru Corporation with effect from April 1, 2017. To mark the change, renaming ceremonies were held today for employees at the company's Head Office in Ebisu,… more
    Editor 366
  • Toyota turns Hilux into the ultimate TONKA TOY for grown-ups
    Apr 03, 2017 Press Releases

    Toyota turns Hilux into the ultimate TONKA…

    Toyota has reimagined its "unbreakable" Hilux as full-scale Tonka toy, bringing together two world famous brands in a celebration of their shared reputations for lasting toughness The Hilux Tonka Concept has been created by Toyota Australia to help… more
    Editor 339
  • Watch a live build of a Backdraft Cobra at the Rand Show 2017
    Apr 03, 2017 Events

    Watch a live build of a Backdraft Cobra at…

    Members of the Cobra Club of South Africa, in conjunction with Gauteng's foremost Cobra specialist, The Snake Pit, will be doing a complete Cobra rebuild, starting with a bare chassis, at this year's Route 66 motoring extravaganza at the Rand Show… more
    Editor 227
  • UPCOMING  EVENTS 1-10 April
    Apr 03, 2017 Events

    UPCOMING EVENTS 1-10 April

    INTERNATIONAL EVENTS 31.03.2017 FIM WORLD SUPERBIKE, SUPERSPORT AND 300 CHAMPIONSHIP, MOTORLAND 31.03.2017 FIA WORLD RALLY CROSS CHAMPIONSHIP, WORLD RALLY CROSS OF BARCELONA 07.04.2017 FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP, RALLY FRANCE 09.04.2017 FIA… more
    Editor 264
  • Hyundai reveals plans for future mobility at Seoul Motor Show
    Apr 03, 2017 Events

    Hyundai reveals plans for future mobility at…

    Leading technology used to make customers' lives easier Interconnected services will blur lines between mobility and living and work spaces Driverless IONIQ experience in virtual reality Hyundai Motor has revealed further developments for its future… more
    Editor 194
  • Online car searches: The new dealership window
    Apr 03, 2017 Press Releases

    Online car searches: The new dealership…

    According to the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (NAAMSA), new vehicle sales have seen a year-on-year decline for fourteen months until January 2017 when an increase of 3.7% was recorded1. “The rising interest in… more
    Editor 386
  • New Transport appointment: more questions than answers
    Apr 03, 2017 Press Releases

    New Transport appointment: more questions…

    The recent Cabinet reshuffle has left more questions than answers for motorists, who, among other things, are today left wondering why the former Minister of Transport, Dipou Peters, was replaced, the Automobile Association (AA) said. President… more
    Automobile Association 329
  • Fuel down, but Rand risk looms
    Apr 03, 2017 Press Releases

    Fuel down, but Rand risk looms

    Fuel prices for April will be lower than in March, even accounting for the 39 cents a litre rise in fuel taxes which take effect at month-end. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA), which was commenting on unaudited month-end fuel… more
    Automobile Association 333
  • MEYLE ORIGINAL parts: Quality down to the very last detail!
    Apr 03, 2017 Press Releases

    MEYLE ORIGINAL parts: Quality down to the…

    MEYLE adds crankshaft sealing flanges for 2,000 vehicle applications to its range of products Plastic crankshaft sealing flanges are extremely wear resistant MEYLE quality down to the smallest detail ensures sustainable repairs The importance that… more
    Editor 338
  • SKF bearings put Scuderia Ferrari in the driving seat
    Apr 03, 2017 Press Releases

    SKF bearings put Scuderia Ferrari in the…

    With the Formula 1 season ready to restart, SKF strengthens its 70-year association with Scuderia Ferrari by providing the team with bearings expertise and customised parts. The 2017 Formula 1 season is upon us, and SKF is right at the heart of it… more
    Editor 369
  • April holiday road safety
    Apr 03, 2017 Press Releases

    April holiday road safety

    As we head into the Easter period and the many public holidays of April and May, one thing we can be sure of is that we will be spending more time on the roads. It is also the reason why this time of year has some of the highest road fatalities… more
    Masterdrive 316
  • PSA Group and Total Renew Their Long-Standing Partnership
    Apr 03, 2017 Press Releases

    PSA Group and Total Renew Their…

    Total is the partner that will be recommended by all PSA Group makes for automotive lubricants for the next five years. PSA Group and Total renew their long-standing partnership. This partnership covers the Peugeot, Citroën and DS marques and four… more
    Editor 339
  • Three lucky AutObarn customers win a trip of a life time to the Barcelona F1 GP
    Apr 03, 2017 Press Releases

    Three lucky AutObarn customers win a trip of…

    Winners for the AutObarn’s National F1 GP consumer competition launched last year in November 2016, were drawn this month. Three very lucky and very happy customers will attend the Barcelona F1 GP in Spain on the 14th May 2017, compliments of the… more
    Editor 343
  • Automotive Masterplan in focus at NAACAM Show
    Apr 03, 2017 Events

    Automotive Masterplan in focus at NAACAM Show

    The South African automotive industry will gain insight to the strategic direction of the soon to be finalised Automotive Masterplan at the NAACAM Show being held at Durban’s ICC on April 5-6. Work been done to finalise the masterplan and its… more
    Editor 820
  • ZUMA: Criticism alone no longer sufficient
    Apr 03, 2017 Press Releases

    ZUMA: Criticism alone no longer sufficient

    The National Employers’ Association of South Africa (NEASA) is deeply concerned about the removal of Minister Pravin Gordhan as Minister of Finance, as well as the removal and/or deployment of other Ministers. “It is clear that the removal of… more
    Editor 366
  • Porsche begins its social training project in South Africa
    Apr 03, 2017 Press Releases

    Porsche begins its social training project…

    Porsche has opened a new Training Center in Cape Town: Over three academic years, a total of 75 men and women from socially disadvantaged backgrounds will be trained as service mechatronics. This training will unlock career opportunities in the… more
    Editor 352
  • Vermont Sales Open Days the best in the history of the event
    Mar 30, 2017 Events

    Vermont Sales Open Days the best in the…

    Since the Vermont Sales Open Trade Days were created back in 2000 they growth from strength to strength and have always been hugely successful, but the March 24th and 25th this year will go down as the best they have ever had to date. “We really put… more
    Editor 712
  • Ford Expands Safety Recall to Fiesta ST
    Mar 30, 2017 Press Releases

    Ford Expands Safety Recall to Fiesta ST

    PRETORIA, South Africa, March 29, 2017 - Ford South Africa announces it has voluntarily expanded the safety recall for the 1.6-litre GTDi engine to include the Ford Fiesta ST. In the affected vehicles, a lack of coolant circulation could cause an… more
    Editor 366
  • Bridgestone unveils “Our Way To Serve” and focuses scale and expertise on advancing global CSR work
    Mar 30, 2017 Press Releases

    Bridgestone unveils “Our Way To Serve” and…

    World Challenges Around Mobility, People and Environment Serving as Priority Areas Bridgestone Corporation (Bridgestone) yesterday unveiled a refined global corporate social responsibility (CSR) commitment, “Our Way to Serve,” centered around three… more
    Editor 363
  • The Eco Tour di Sicilia and Renault ZOE help put Italy’s cultural heritage centre stage
    Mar 30, 2017 Press Releases

    The Eco Tour di Sicilia and Renault ZOE help…

    Renault this week signed partnership agreements with Sicily by Car and Enel, two prominent mobility players in Italy, to launch the Eco Tour di Sicilia. The first of its kind, the Eco Tour di Sicilia will showcase Sicily’s rich culture while… more
    Editor 390
  • Continental Going for Gold at 2017 Corporate Triathlon Challenge
    Mar 30, 2017 Events

    Continental Going for Gold at 2017 Corporate…

    Continental fields 26 teams and 8 individual athletes for 2017 event Several previous winners return once again to compete in Continental colours 380 m sea swim, 18 km cycle, 4.2 km run - starts at 07h50 on Saturday 1st April at Hobie Beach in Port… more
    Editor 848
  • Casper Kruger Appointed Managing Director of Ford Motor Company Sub-Saharan Africa Region
    Mar 29, 2017 Press Releases

    Casper Kruger Appointed Managing Director of…

    Ford Motor Company this week announced the appointment of Casper Kruger as managing director of Ford Motor Company Sub-Saharan Africa Region, effective 1 April, 2017. Kruger will join Ford's Southern Africa leadership team and assist in overseeing… more
    Editor 459
  • Volkswagen donates R2.3 million to local charity organisations
    Mar 29, 2017 Press Releases

    Volkswagen donates R2.3 million to local…

    Four charities are the latest beneficiaries of the Volkswagen for Good initiative Volkswagen has donated R2.3 million in 2017 to local charity organisations in the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan area Four charity organisations in the Nelson Mandela… more
    Editor 376
  • Nissan appoints Peyman Kargar Chairman of its Africa, Middle East and India region
    Mar 29, 2017 Press Releases

    Nissan appoints Peyman Kargar Chairman of…

    Nissan has appointed Peyman Kargar as Senior Vice President and Chairman of its Africa, Middle East, and India region (AMI), effective from April 1st 2017. In this role he will lead the regional management committee and be responsible for business… more
    Editor 371
  • Automotive Business Review April 2017 Now Online
    Mar 29, 2017 Press Releases

    Automotive Business Review April 2017…

    Read the latest issue of Automotive Business Review online. Click Here to launch! more
    Editor 957
  • Toyota offers discounted service for all vehicles older than 5 years
    Mar 28, 2017 Press Releases

    Toyota offers discounted service for all…

    The cost of vehicle ownership is always at the heart of Toyota South Africa Motors' (TSAM) strategic focus. Irrespective of whether our customers use their vehicles for business or private purposes, TSAM believes that its after-sales service must be… more
    Editor 383
  • Nissan LEAF to showcase unique energy transfer capability tailored for South Africa
    Mar 28, 2017 Press Releases

    Nissan LEAF to showcase unique energy…

    Nissan and uYilo to unveil bi-directional charger technology Unique Nissan LEAF technology enables energy usage for multiple uses Energy systems suitable for domestic and commercial applications Nissan, in partnership with the uYilo e-Mobility… more
    Editor 385
  • Get your kicks on the Rand Show's Route 66
    Mar 28, 2017 Events

    Get your kicks on the Rand Show's Route 66

    Take a classic road trip with the Rand Show this year. Come feel the vibes of the iconic Route 66, with a display of classic cars, motorcycles, and memorabilia from the Shawn Tyler Museum, plus a full Cobra Backdraft build that will take place over… more
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  • Economic Insights: A nutcracker world
    Mar 28, 2017 Press Releases

    Economic Insights: A nutcracker world

    The temptation in today's uncertain world is to draw up a long list of risks to assess the state of the future. All risks being obvious, though not necessarily equal in stature. That way, though, one might miss the forest for the trees. It may pay… more
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  • Castrol Edge and Fast & Furious 8 introduce Titanium Ice Driving Challenge
    Mar 27, 2017 Press Releases

    Castrol Edge and Fast & Furious 8 introduce…

    In partnership with Universal Pictures’ upcoming film, Fast & Furious 8, Castrol EDGE has created its most extreme Titanium Trial ever: TITANIUM ICE Michelle Rodriguez challenges her legendary stunt driver, Debbie Evans, to compete in a unique mixed… more
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  • NAACAM Show conference invitation
    Mar 27, 2017 Events

    NAACAM Show conference invitation

    Secure your seat now at the official conference for South Africa's Automotive Manufacturing Supply Chain. Click here more
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  • Economic Insights: A balance of forces
    Mar 27, 2017 Press Releases

    Economic Insights: A balance of forces

    From a very distant past, we were wired by nature, to fight when this was needed. It was often accompanied by cruelty. As societies evolved, to the point of creating civilizations, a veneer was added, sometimes thickly applied and sometimes only… more
    Cees Bruggemans 456
  • Tyrexpo Asia and GarageXpo Asia 2017 Concluded Day Three on a High Note!
    Mar 27, 2017 Events

    Tyrexpo Asia and GarageXpo Asia 2017…

    Tyrexpo Asia and GarageXpo Asia 2017 brought together 4,578 visitors and 248 exhibitors from 25 countries within the automotive community. This year, we introduced new event features such as TyreTalk/GarageTalk Seminars, Tyrexpo/GarageXpo Technical… more
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  • Masterdrive Newsletter 24 Mar 2017
    Mar 27, 2017 Press Releases

    Masterdrive Newsletter 24 Mar 2017

    MasterTips: Teens drive nicely for mom While Eugene Herbert always suspected a parent’s presence affects a child’s driving, until now there was no definitive proof. He shares an article which looks at this possibility. The holidays are a great time… more
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  • Check ahead before renewing licences amid eNatis debacle
    Mar 27, 2017 Press Releases

    Check ahead before renewing licences amid…

    Association says it will keep motorists informed as other involved parties are not The Automobile Association (AA) has urged motorists to be aware of the current issues regarding the electronic National Traffic Information System (eNatis), that may… more
    Automobile Association 494
  • Norton Rose Fulbright and McLaren- Honda continues unique global partnership
    Mar 27, 2017 Press Releases

    Norton Rose Fulbright and McLaren- Honda…

    This is the only partnership between a global law firm and a Formula 1™ team in the world today. Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright is delighted to announce the continuation of its successful global partnership with McLaren-Honda for a further… more
    Editor 487
  • FASA’s new chairman aims to put entrepreneurship and employment first
    Mar 27, 2017 Press Releases

    FASA’s new chairman aims to put…

    The appointment of Tony Da Fonseca, Managing Director of the OBC Group as Chairman of the Franchise Association of South Africa for 2017/2018 comes at a crucial time in South Africa as it faces uncertainty on so many fronts - politically, socially… more
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  • Check you have the right attitude for the road this Easter
    Mar 27, 2017 Press Releases

    Check you have the right attitude for the…

    The Automobile Association (AA) has warned motorists that with the upcoming Easter school holidays, (the school terms ends on Friday, 31 March), roads will again be busier, with thousands of people embarking on holiday. An increase in traffic… more
    Automobile Association 354
  • Balls to the Wall
    Mar 27, 2017 Press Releases

    Balls to the Wall

    It is a pilot term, “balls to the wall”, meaning full speed ahead. Its relevance in modern times? There is a global tendency today to fall back on old-fashioned construction work such as walls, to keep unwanted migrants out and the local population… more
    Cees Bruggemans 339
  •  Roger Nielsen appointed President and CEO of Daimler Trucks North America
    Mar 23, 2017 Press Releases

    Roger Nielsen appointed President and CEO…

    Appointment effective as of April 1, 2017 Daimler Trucks is the undisputed market leader in North America Martin Daum, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG responsible for Daimler Trucks and Daimler Buses: "Roger brings a rock-solid… more
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  • Mercedes-Benz plant Vitoria celebrates 100 000th V-Class
    Mar 23, 2017 Press Releases

    Mercedes-Benz plant Vitoria celebrates 100…

    Production of the V-Class started at the beginning of March 2014 in Vitoria To meet the sustained high demand, Mercedes-Benz Vans further expanded the production capacities in 2016 VITORIA, SPAIN - The Mercedes-Benz plant Vitoria celebrates a… more
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  • Energy Storage Vertical delivers a resilient annual performance for Metair
    Mar 23, 2017 Press Releases

    Energy Storage Vertical delivers a resilient…

    CONTINUED STRONG PERFORMANCE FROM THE ENERGY STORAGE VERTICAL DELIVERS A RESILIENT ANNUAL PERFORMANCE FOR METAIR WITH THE LAUNCH OF THE FIRST AUTOMOTIVE LITHIUM-ION PRODUCTS Revenue up 16% to R8.95 billion (2015: R7.73 billion) HEPS of 229 cents… more
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  • BMW Group South Africa invests a further R400m in local operations.
    Mar 23, 2017 Press Releases

    BMW Group South Africa invests a further…

    BMW Group increases its investment into South Africa, continuing 44 years of commitment to the upliftment of the country and its people. New state-of-the-art warehouse will double in size and further refine customer service. South Africa is a key IT… more
    Editor 391
  • Daredevil FMX riders take on gravity in new stunt show at the Rand Show 2017
    Mar 23, 2017 Events

    Daredevil FMX riders take on gravity in new…

    In the world of freestyle motocross, the backflip is a trick so difficult it has only been mastered by a handful of riders across the globe ... one of whom will be showing off his moves at the Rand Show this year. Acknowledged as one of the best FMX… more
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  • Economic Insights: What next, SARB?
    Mar 23, 2017 Press Releases

    Economic Insights: What next, SARB?

    Despite years of economic weakness, and below potential growth, SARB has remained risk vigilant with an upside bias to interest rates. Is that stance finally to be challenged by unfolding events, or reinforced anew? Rate cuts or further hikes next?… more
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  • NAACAM Show: Book Your Accommodation Now
    Mar 23, 2017 Events

    NAACAM Show: Book Your Accommodation Now

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