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Oct 31, 2014
I have seen news reports that the Competition Commission has launched an investigation into elements of the automotive industry relating to the supply of components to original-equipment manufacturers (OEMs). My immediate reaction a sense of unease. I suspect that...
Oct 28, 2014
Concrete batch plants in Australia’s ready-mix industry understand that plant maintenance efficiency is a fundamental key objective.  Keeping the equipment clean facilitates essential maintenance.  Progressive operators are adopting petrol or diesel drive pressure...
Oct 24, 2014
The Competition Commission has launched an investigation into what it says are “price fixing, market division and collusive tendering in the market for the manufacture and supply of automotive components to original equipment manufacturers” (OEMs, or vehicle...
Oct 23, 2014
Aussie Pumps has launched a new 3,000 psi engine drive pressure cleaner designed to set a new standard in cleaning power and value for money. Called the Aussie 30 Scud, the new machine will change the way farmers, civil contractors and even tradies think of portable...
Oct 14, 2014
Naamsa president Dr Johan van Zyl
The investigation into the automotive component sector announced by the South African Competition Commission earlier this week had its origins in the US, Europe and the East, said National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa) director Nico...
Oct 13, 2014
The Competition Commission on Monday announced that it had launched an “investigation into price fixing, market division and collusive tendering in the market for the manufacture and supply of automotive components to original equipment manufacturers” (OEMs, or...
Sep 26, 2014
Sep 15, 2014
Billionaire mining legend Robert Friedland on Monday made the case for platinum at the Denver Gold Forum, saying that while he was a known gold bear, platinum was the only precious metal that had disruptive medium-term demand dynamics in the cards, boding well for...
Sep 05, 2014
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Apr 24, 2014
Honda has unveiled the newest version of Asimo, its advanced humanoid robot, now featuring the ability to communicate in sign language and climb stairs without stopping. Asimo, which stands for Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility, was first introduced 14 years ago....
Apr 15, 2014
The Accent hatchback
Affordability is “becoming more and more of an issue” in the South African new car market, “especially if the interest rate goes up between 0.5% or 2% before the end of 2014”, says Hyundai Automotive South Africa (HASA) marketing director Stanley Anderson. Consumers...
Apr 11, 2014
There is a common fallacy that high pressure washers consume more water than other methods of cleaning. Nina Mason, director at Mayday Equipment, points out that using a high pressure washer is not only quicker than carrying out a manual clean with a hose pipe, but...
Feb 05, 2014
Ivanhoe Capital Corporation chairperson Robert Friedland
The future of the world is urbanisation and South Africa is uniquely placed to supply the major volume of the platinum metals that the world will need in large quantities to clean its air. “Platinum metals equal healthier air,” Ivanhoe Capital Corporation chairperson...
Jan 24, 2014
China became the first country in which more than 20-million vehicles were sold in any given year as Toyota to General Motors (GM) and Volkswagen delivered a record number of cars there. Total deliveries rose 14% to 21.98-million units last year and may exceed...
Jan 17, 2014
The Lexus IS has been crowned South Africa’s best-quality vehicle for 2013, with the locally made Mercedes-Benz petrol C-Class, the Audi A3 and Mazda 2 hatchback following close on its heels. This title has been awarded by research house Ipsos, based on telephonic...
Nov 26, 2013
The Lexus IS
The Lexus IS has been crowned South Africa’s best-quality vehicle for 2013, with the locally made Mercedes-Benz petrol C-Class, the Audi A3 and Mazda 2 hatchback following close on its heels. This title has been awarded by research house Ipsos, based on telephonic...
Oct 04, 2013
Selected Winners Will Be Celebrated at Gala Banquet in Barcelona, Spain DUBLIN, Calif, October 1, 2013 -- Epicor Software Corporation, a global leader in business software solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail and services organizations, today announced...
Jul 18, 2013
The new Honda Brio sedan
Honda has staged a strong comeback in the South African new car market in 2013, with much of its resurgence backed by the December introduction of the made-in-India Brio, a first-time entry for the Japanese brand into the bottom, budget-end of the local market. “The...
Jun 28, 2013
Audi has taken top honours in the 2013 Ipsos passenger car (PC) purchase and service experience awards, with Isuzu in pole position in the light commercial vehicle (LCV) purchase category. The top LCV service experience award goes to Volkswagen.
 
 
 
 
Jun 21, 2013
Current rand weakness against major global currencies was likely to persist for another three to four months, says Kia Motors South Africa (KMSA) CEO Ray Levin. “The rand is running a little rampant at the moment, so we are faced with increasing [car] prices. But, we...
Jun 07, 2013
Audi on Friday took top honours in the 2013 Ipsos passenger car (PC) purchase and service awards, with Isuzu in pole position in the light commercial vehicle (LCV) purchase category. The top LCV service experience award went to Volkswagen. The awards were given...
May 28, 2013
Current rand weakness against major global currencies was likely to persist for another three to four months, says Kia Motors South Africa (KMSA) CEO Ray Levin. “The rand is running a little rampant at the moment, so we are faced with increasing [car] prices. But, we...
Apr 17, 2013
Atlas Copco introduces a new range of fuel driven generators for electric pokers at Bauma 2013
Mar 22, 2013
South Africa’s 2013 WesBank/South African Guild of Motoring Journalists Car of the Year is the 2012 Porsche Boxster. Announced in Johannesburg earlier this month, the German sports car secured top honours from 30 jury members in what was a twelve-car race.
Mar 07, 2013
South Africa’s 2013 WesBank/South African Guild of Motoring Journalists Car of the Year is the 2012 Porsche Boxster. Announced in Johannesburg on Wednesday night, the German sports car secured top honours from 30 jury members in what was a twelve-car race. The...
Dec 07, 2012
The Mercedes-Benz B-Class and M-Class have been crowned as South Africa’s best quality vehicles for 2012, with Toyota’s Auris X and Yaris 1.3, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, and the Nissan X-Trail following close on their heels. These titles have been awarded by...
Nov 23, 2012
Export Development Canada's (EDC's) forecast for Ontario's export growth predicts a 3% gain in 2013 after recording a strong 7% gain this year. "While slower growth in auto production and weaker commodity prices will restrain Ontario's exports overall in 2013, the...
Nov 09, 2012
The Mercedes-Benz B-Class and M-Class have been crowned South Africa’s best quality vehicles, with Toyota’s Auris X and Yaris 1.3, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and the Nissan X-Trail following close on their heels. These titles have been awarded by research house...
Sep 03, 2012
The near-century old history of Isuzu reveals its founding fathers as being pioneers in the Japanese motor industry
 
 
 
 
Aug 31, 2012
Five research and development projects in the UK, supported by government, will accelerate the adoption of energy systems that use hydrogen and fuel-cell technologies, which will incorporate them into everyday use, the UK Technology Strategy Board says.
Aug 17, 2012
While hybrid sales remain minuscule in South Africa, the market has been steadily picking up speed, especially over the last four years. The recent trend could be attributed to an increasing fuel price, a keener sense of awareness among consumers of the need to...
Aug 17, 2012
While hybrid sales remain miniscule in South Africa, the market has been steadily picking up speed, especially over the last four years.
Jul 06, 2012
The local motorcycle industry is slowly lifting its head following the 2009 collapse in the market.
Jun 18, 2012
The local motorcycle industry is slowly lifting its head following the 2009 collapse in the market. South Africans bought 34 214 motorcycles in 2011, says Association of Motorcycle Importers and Distributors (AMID) national director Réhann Coetzee. This figure does...
May 18, 2012
Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) has become the first Southern African tertiary institution to take part in the international Formula Student motorsport competition.
May 17, 2012
As the fuel price rises to sky-high levels, motorists are changing their shopping patterns.
Mar 01, 2012
RENSSELAER, IN - Talbert Manufacturing, a leader in the engineering and manufacturing of heavy-haul, specialized and custom-built trailers, is exhibiting two highly flexible and versatile custom trailer models at the 2012 Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) in Booth...
Sep 23, 2011
Asimo, the humanoid robot created by Honda’s research and development engineers, is to return to South Africa for a number of demonstrations at the Johannesburg Motor Show, to be held at Nasrec, in October.
Aug 31, 2011
Asimo, the humanoid robot created by Honda’s research and development engineers, will return to South Africa for a number of demonstrations at the Johannesburg Motor Show, to be held at Nasrec, in October. An earlier generation of the Asimo robot visited South...
 
 
 
 
Feb 25, 2011
I am trying to do less engineering and have more of a life. So I decided to do some more sort of alternative stuff.
Nov 03, 2010
The currency situation in Japan is tough right now, admits Mazda Middle East and Africa sales department GM Keizo Okue. “The yen is 20% stronger to the dollar than in 2008, which makes our exports more expensive in some countries, such as the Gulf region.” A number...
Jul 23, 2010
The price benefit offered by imported Chinese vehicles could come under strain as workers at component suppliers in the Asian giant seek improved wages, adding to the possible effect of a now more free-floating Chinese currency.
Jul 07, 2010
The price benefit offered by imported Chinese vehicles could come under strain as workers at component suppliers in the Asian giant seek improved wages, adding to the possible effect of a now more free-floating Chinese currency. Amalgamated Automobile Distributors...
Mar 26, 2010
To a large extent, government incentives saved the South African automotive industry from a far worse collapse than what was eventually seen in 2009, says KPMG Africa automotive practice director Gavin Maile.
 
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