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'Ford For South Africa' campaign focuses on its proud heritage, investment and commitment
'Ford For South Africa' campaign focuses on its proud heritage, investment and commitment

Neale Hill, managing director of Ford Motor Company South Africa (FMCSA), talks about its latest campaign and reflects on the car manufacturer's proud heritage in South Africa...

Naresh MaharajBy Naresh Maharaj 30 Sep 2020

SOUTH AFRICA

Take the open road with Audi
Take the open road with Audi

This period of the nationwide lockdown and social isolation has been a critical action in our country's efforts to overcome the Covid-19 pandemic...

Trevor HillBy Trevor Hill 28 Apr 2020

SOUTH AFRICA

The impact of Covid-19 on SA's automotive industry
The impact of Covid-19 on SA's automotive industry

All industries have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic, in more ways than one, and the motoring industry is no exception...

Naresh MaharajBy Naresh Maharaj 7 Apr 2020

SOUTH AFRICA

#SOMI2020: The state of SA's motoring industry
#SOMI2020: The state of SA's motoring industry

Representatives of the motoring industry gathered at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit & International Convention Centre to attend the third annual SOMI address, hosted by Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM)...

Evan-Lee CourieBy Evan-Lee Courie 4 Feb 2020

SOUTH AFRICA

The rise of autonomous vehicles and why ethics matter
The rise of autonomous vehicles and why ethics matter

There is little doubt that autonomous vehicles, more commonly known as self-driving cars, are set to be transformational...

Rudeon SnellBy Rudeon Snell 19 Mar 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Q&A with Steve Erwin - where art and cars meet
Q&A with Steve Erwin - where art and cars meet

Steve Erwin, a self-taught fine artist based in Cape Town, specialises in painting classic and contemporary cars and bikes...

Evan-Lee CourieBy Evan-Lee Courie 19 Feb 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn arrested over financial misconduct
Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn arrested over financial misconduct

NEWSWATCH: Nissan chairman and motoring industry legend, Carlos Ghosn, was arrested on Monday, 19 November 2018 for allegedly having pocketed some company cash...

Ilse van den BergBy Ilse van den Berg 20 Nov 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Uber rides in London will be hit by a 'clean air' tax
Uber rides in London will be hit by a 'clean air' tax

As the world becomes smoggier, companies that rely on gas-guzzling vehicles become more responsible for the future...

Andy WalkerBy Andy Walker 24 Oct 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Importing that dream car is easier said than done - but possible
Importing that dream car is easier said than done - but possible

One can import just about anything to South Africa, including cars, but that doesn't mean it's going to be easy...

Jeff OsborneBy Jeff Osborne 9 May 2018

RWANDA

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Rwanda's SafeMotos adds female moto-drivers to platform

Rwanda-based ride hailing startup SafeMotos is marking International Women's Day by adding the first three female moto-drivers to its network...

Tom JacksonBy Tom Jackson 8 Mar 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

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New Code of Ethics for auto industry a "stop-gap solution"

Last month, the Department of Economic Development published a draft code of conduct for competition in the local automotive industry in order to address "anti-competitive behaviour" and promote "transformation to foster inclusive growth"...

Jeff OsborneBy Jeff Osborne 27 Oct 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

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From survival to significance: the role of the SA automotive sector

One sector, in particular, has made a dramatic change in South Africa's short history as a democracy. Yet its growth is often overlooked...

Mike WhitfieldBy Mike Whitfield 16 Oct 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

How to keep safe on the road in foggy conditions
How to keep safe on the road in foggy conditions

Knowing how to drive safely in dangerous weather conditions is imperative for preserving lives and keeping fleets and goods protected on the road...

Ilse van den BergBy Ilse van den Berg 27 Jul 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Tips for budgeting and choosing the right LCV
Tips for budgeting and choosing the right LCV

Keeping cash flow positive can be difficult when the business needs a vehicle for deliveries and collections, and the owner is looking at what could be a major expense for months to come...

Des FennerBy Des Fenner 14 Jun 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Petrol price drops 25c/l in June
Petrol price drops 25c/l in June

NEWSWATCH: South Africans are sighing with relief as the petrol price drops with 25 cents a litre as of Wednesday, 7 June 2017, thanks to a drop in oil prices in the international market...

Ilse van den BergBy Ilse van den Berg 6 Jun 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

A blast from the past with Datsun
A blast from the past with Datsun

In addition to giving the Datsun GO a go on our media trip at Nampo last week, we also stopped over at an unassuming brick building in Bothaville. Parked outside were teasers of the magic and nostalgia we would find inside...

Ilse van den BergBy Ilse van den Berg 22 May 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Major GM South Africa announcement
Major GM South Africa announcement

General Motors has announced that it is transforming its business globally. For SA, this means the phasing out of the manufacturing and sales of Chevrolet vehicles... [video]

Ilse van den BergBy Ilse van den Berg 18 May 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Value-for-money motoring entrenched in 2017
Value-for-money motoring entrenched in 2017

Looking at the changes taking place in the local car buying circles, the 2017 motoring year will mark the entrenchment of value-added, stylish cars in the South African market...

Des FennerBy Des Fenner 14 Feb 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Volvo keeps building the world's safest cars
Volvo keeps building the world's safest cars

...as if we didn't know this already. This announcement came just as the Volvo S90 was launching in SA at the end of January 2017...

Ané TheronBy Ané Theron 7 Feb 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Getting a dash cam – what you need to know
Getting a dash cam – what you need to know

If a picture says a thousand words, a video speaks volumes. Hence the popularity of dashboard cameras...

Jeff OsborneBy Jeff Osborne 2 Feb 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Road-tripping with children - how to survive the journey
Road-tripping with children - how to survive the journey

Road trips. Love them or hate them, one thing is for sure - if the children are happy, the adults are happy. Here are some tips on how to keep the little ones chipper...

Ané TheronBy Ané Theron 9 Dec 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Hyundai Tucson, the WOW car of the year
Hyundai Tucson, the WOW car of the year

Women deem things such as value-for-money, efficiency, safety, reliability, and practicality a lot more important than the brand name...

Ané TheronBy Ané Theron 22 Aug 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Connected car, connected home... connected life
Connected car, connected home... connected life

We're locked-into a never ceasing journey: one where technology plays an increasingly central role...

Michael FransBy Michael Frans 31 May 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Missed opportunities for SA car brands on social media
Missed opportunities for SA car brands on social media

What's the point of being on social media as a business? Well obviously, it's because your customers are there...

Nick PaulBy Nick Paul 3 Feb 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Mercedes showcases new plug-in hybrid car
Mercedes showcases new plug-in hybrid car

Mercedes-Benz recently previewed their new plug-in hybrid car, the Concept IAA, at the Frankfurt Motor Show..

Matthew YoungBy Matthew Young 20 Oct 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Spruced up KB ups the stakes
Spruced up KB ups the stakes

The bakkie war in this country is set to become even more intense following Isuzu's introduction of a number of enhancements, new features as well as the addition of three new models to expand and strengthen its popular range of KB single- and double-cabs...

Henrie GeyserBy Henrie Geyser 23 Sep 2015

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