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Optimism prevails despite downturn

By: Darren Parker     17th September 2021 Despite setbacks caused by Covid-19, and the riots and looting in July, tyre manufacturer and distributor Sumitomo Rubber South Africa is optimistic about the sustainability of the local tyre market. Several new products have been launched over the past few months, particularly in the Dunlop... 

Aftermarket guidelines beneficial to automotive industry

By: Darren Parker     17th September 2021 Competition Commission South Africa’s Automotive Aftermarket Guidelines, which came into effect in July, after being published in January, can be “hugely beneficial to motorists”, says tyre manufacturer and distributor Sumitomo Rubber South Africa CEO Lubin Ozoux. “However, consumers still have a... 

Ford Motor Company investment project, South Africa – update

By: Sheila Barradas     17th September 2021 Ford is building a new body shop and stamping plant at the Silverton site, along with a new in-house frame line, in the adjacent Tshwane Automotive Special Economic Zone. 

Continental pursues sustainability goals

By: Simone Liedtke     16th September 2021 Tyre manufacturer Continental is pursuing ambitious sustainability goals in order to become the “most progressive manufacturer in the tyre industry by 2030”. Its efforts are centered on climate action, low-emission mobility, the circular economy and sustainable supply chains. 

Safety checks key to fork lift operations

10th September 2021 Forklift distributor Criterion Equipment considers the safe operation of forklift trucks one of the most critical aspects in materials handling in manufacturing, warehousing and distribution centres, construction sites and transport facilities. According to specialists, it is a requirement of the... 

Eleksa to launch R200 000 CityBug electric car in South Africa this month

By: Irma Venter     10th September 2021 Pretoria-based electric mobility importer Eleksa will introduce the CityBug on the South African market this month. The vehicle, described as an urban electric vehicle (EV), is a two-door four-seater, and will be priced at about R200 000. 

Three reasons why water will outrank the electricity crisis on your business’s agenda

9th September 2021 By Helen Hulett Water – or rather the lack of it – is one of the biggest risks for business in South Africa as parched industries are faced with a perfect storm of dwindling supplies, rising tariffs and crumbling infrastructure. 

Payment24 platform enables SA Taxi rewards programme, for safer, smarter taxi operations

8th September 2021 SA Taxi, in partnership with Payment24, is enhancing its rewards programme to give South African taxi operators, owners and drivers expanded rewards. SA Taxi, part of the Transaction Capital group of companies, finances and insures taxis, with around 33,000 financed taxis on its books. The free... 

Ford creates 1 200 jobs as it unveils modernised Ranger line 

By: Irma Venter     8th September 2021 Ford South Africa (Ford SA) has created around 1 200 incremental jobs by reintroducing a third shift to its operations at the Silverton assembly plant. The additional shift forms part of the US auto maker’s $1.05-billion investment in the Pretoria plant to produce the next generation Ranger... 

Eleksa to launch R200 000 CityBug electric car in South Africa  

By: Irma Venter     24th August 2021 Pretoria-based electric mobility importer Eleksa will introduce the CityBug to the South African market in September. The vehicle, described as an urban electric vehicle (EV), is a two-door four-seater, and will be priced at around R200 000. Anton Jordaan from Eleksa says charging the vehicle... 

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