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Huge fuel price increase predicted for February 2021

The Automobile Association (AA) is predicting a steep increase in the prices of petrol, diesel and paraffin for February 2021...

By David Taylor 2 days ago

New competition and service guidelines for the Automotive Aftermarket

In December 2020, the Competition Commission issued the final Guidelines for Competition in the South African Automotive Aftermarket effective as of 1 July 2021. The Guidelines seek to address the constraints to competition in the Automotive Aftermarket Industry...

By Bobedi Seleke 2 days ago

Safety tips for back to work driving

As South Africa battles a second wave of the coronavirus and returns to level three lockdown, back to work driving is going to be somewhat different from years.

3 days ago

Manufacturing production down 3.5% in November

Manufacturing production decreased by 3.5% in November 2020 compared with November 2019, according to data from Statistics South Africa...

13 Jan 2021

Toyota SA updates Quantum, adds driver guard to Ses'fikile

Toyota South Africa introduced an upgraded driver guard to the Ses'fikile commuter in response to the prevailing Covid-19 operating conditions and has implemented a few updates to the Quantum...

13 Jan 2021

Driven: The all-new Honda Ballade

They say that you have to continually re-invent yourself, or something for that matter. So with that in mind, it's no real wonder that the Honda Ballade has reached its eighth generation of production...

By Naresh Maharaj 12 Jan 2021

Tesla achieved meteoric growth in market value and stock price in 2020

According to research data analysed and published by Stock Apps, Tesla achieved substantial growth in market value and stock price in 2020. Over the 12-month period, its market cap increased by over $500bn year-to-date (YTD).

12 Jan 2021

Toyota SA achieves its highest LCV market share ever

In 2020, Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) recorded 41.9% in light commercial vehicle (LCV) market share, which is its highest ever...

11 Jan 2021

New car sales for Dec 2020 reflect glimmers of hope, but industry remains depressed

The South African new-vehicle market continued to recover somewhat in December 2020, but the industry remains depressed as a result of the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, both locally and abroad...

By Gero Lilleike 8 Jan 2021

8 reasons to book now for #BizTrends2021 online

Here's a sneak preview of what you can expect from BizTrends2021 - Towards New Norths & New Narratives on Thursday, 28 January 2021. We invite you to join us as trend 'rockstars' point to new 'north stars'...

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Kia reveals new corporate logo and global brand slogan

The launch of the new logo follows the announcement of Kia's 'Plan S' long-term business strategy in 2020...

7 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Trends that will shape the vehicle industry in the short to medium term

There are signs of an economic recovery afoot, bringing with it a promise of improved business and consumer confidence and further release of pent-up demand. But it may yet be too early to confirm an ease of pressure on the sales pitch...

By Faisal Mkhize 6 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Auto industry set to digitally transform

While 2020 was a year of evolving, planning and building technologies, 2021 will be a year of enterprising and entrepreneurial businesses coming to the fore...

By George Mienie 6 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Reshaping the next phase of the motor retail industry

The year 2020 was a ruthless year for many businesses, and the motor retail industry has not been spared from this devastating economic tsunami...

By Mark Dommisse 6 Jan 2021

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, PSA Groupe merge to become Stellantis

Shareholders from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and PSA Groupe have voted to merge and the result is the birth of Stellantis...

By David Taylor 5 Jan 2021

Price of fuel set for steep increase

In a statement on Monday, 4 January 2021, the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) said the price of 93 (ULP and LRP) will go up by 43 cents, while that of 95 (ULP and LRP) will increase by 40 cents...

4 Jan 2021

The 6 vital organs of a car that should be looked after

Maintaining a vehicle consistently is not only cost-effective but necessary for your safety and that of your passengers too...

28 Dec 2020

Rachel Kobo named VW Group's best apprentice for 2020

Rachel Kobo, an employee of Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA), was recently honoured with the Best Apprentice award, which is given to only a handful of top young talents across the Volkswagen Group...

23 Dec 2020

How to deal with reckless drivers this festive season

One thing you can be sure to encounter as you drive to your destination for the festive season is reckless drivers...

22 Dec 2020

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