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WESBANK FORECASTS MINOR DECLINE IN 2019 NEW VEHICLE SALES

South Africa’s new vehicle sales are set to decline 1.0% in 2019, according to WesBank, the country’s leading vehicle finance provider. WesBank CEO Chris de Kock delivered the bank’s view of the market and its annual sales prediction at...

CELETTE – PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT

Celette South Africa have recently installed a pilot Aria Drytech system at Alfa Trio, in Vereeniging, to gauge the cost savings that the new Italian technology can be capable of delivering. A better quality paint finish and extra productivity...

HAVE PITY ON GLOBAL AUTOMAKERS BY ROGER HOUGHTON

One must have a feeling of pity for the world’s vehicle makers as they try and plot a sane course through the current minefield of threats and promises for the rapidly changing industry in the future. First it was...

CRA DISPUTE RESOLUTION WORKING WELL

With today’s ultra-complex vehicle seen in repair it’s a given that at some time a customer renders a complaint for work received on completion,” says Steve Kessel., operations director, CRA. “It’s of vital importance to have a special system...
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CHINESE AUTOMAKERS RENEW DRIVE TO GO GLOBAL

Chinese automakers have seen their exports hit over the past decade by a downturn in emerging markets. Now, armed with better products and improved technology, they aim to expand overseas by targeting Europe and other global markets.  Over the past...

SA MOTORING EXPERIENCE 2017-09-13

Kyalami played host to the second SA Motoring Experience where potential drivers got a choice of new models to drive around the Kyalami race track under controlled conditions, in a host of both supercars and many of the latest...

PADDY DRIVER – HONOURED AT ZWARTKOPS CHAMPIONS DAY

This year’s historic international motorcycle racing bonanza was held at the picturesque Zwartkops circuit in Pretoria from 26-28 January. The event hosted one of South Africa’s racing legends, Paddy Driver, who was awarded a South African Motorsports lifetime award...

CAPE AUTO FORUM ENJOYS SUPPORT FROM AUTOMECHANIKA

The first Cape Automotive Forum, supported by Automechanika, is already attracting interest from exhibitors and conference delegates, although it takes place only much later in the year. The event will be staged at the Cape Town Convention Centre from...

RYAN HUNT AWARDED GOLDEN HELMET AWARD

Springbok, Protea award winner and multiple South African National motocross champion – with four decades of SA National titles to his name – now has years of racing in numerous international events in the UK, Europe, and the US...

SOUTH AFRICAN BUILT FORD RANGER TOPS LCV EPORTS – WHILE BEING THE BEST SELLING...

International demand for Ford’s trend-setting Ranger pickup reached an all-time high in 2018, with Ford’s Silverton Assembly Plant in Pretoria having shipped a total of 68 364 units to export markets – a substantial 16.2% increase compared to 2017. Combined...