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Manufacturing growth down

Growth in the manufacturing sector fell again in February with signs that the sector will not make much of a contribution to GDP in the first quarter...

By Sunita Menon 13 Apr 2017

What junk status means for car owners

South Africa has been downgraded to junk status by Standard & Poor's and Fitch Ratings. The long-term effects of being downgraded will lead to higher interest rates...

13 Apr 2017

Watchdogs allege Shell knew about Nigeria oil kickbacks

LAGOS, Nigeria: Corruption watchdogs alleged on Monday that Shell executives knew that money earmarked for a controversial oil deal was being used to bribe senior Nigerian officials, a claim rebuffed by the petroleum giant...

12 Apr 2017

The petrol price - what you need to know

Taxes make up a big part of the price you pay at the pump. As of 5 April 2017 South African motorists received a 24 cents a litre decrease in the price of petrol...

6 Apr 2017

Fuel down, rand risk looms

Commenting on unaudited month-end fuel price data released by the Central Energy Fund, the AA has said that fuel prices for April will be lower than in March...

30 Mar 2017

Fuel tests lead to reverse in downsizing trend

While VW has long used three-cylinder motors in its small cars, it has now declared that it will no longer shrink its engines for theoretical fuel economy benefits...

24 Feb 2017

The case for investing in SA's fuel retail sector

Whether one is considering taking a leap into entrepreneurship or thinking of adding to one's growing business portfolio, investing in the fuel retail sector might offer...

By James Noble 15 Feb 2017

Tesla takes on Gulf gas guzzlers

Electric carmaker Tesla announced the opening of a new Gulf headquarters on Monday in Dubai, aiming to conquer an oil-rich region...

15 Feb 2017

Rwanda abandons US$35m biodiesel pilot project

According to a recent article by Johnson Kanamugire on The East African, the Rwandan government is abandoning a US$35m biodiesel pilot project...

13 Feb 2017

Tips to dodge another fuel increase

With yet another fuel increase this month and more price hikes expected throughout the year, transport costs are set to continue increasing...

2 Feb 2017

Car makers and state head for dispute on proposed new fuel regulations

Government and car makers are heading for a showdown on proposed fuel regulations that could make cars and fuel more expensive...

By Jan-Jan Joubert 12 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Carmakers primed to tackle new year challenges

Despite another difficult year for the automotive industry, car manufacturers are on top of the challenges and ready for 2017's expected trends...

By Mike Whitfield 10 Jan 2017

#BestofBiz 2016: Automotive

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2016 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices...

12 Dec 2016

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International

Comedy defensive driving courses offer great experience

Who says that all driving courses are just boring lectures? Not all of them are like that, so you should take advantage of some of the online courses where you will sit back and enjoy the fun lectures. With the appearance of comedy defensive driving courses, things are now a lot more appealing and entertaining. Driving students can now learn everything there is about driving safety by listening to popular comedians. Although lectures are expressed in a funny way, the main message and content should always be taken seriously.

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 19 Apr 2017

Fuji Heavy Industries changes name to Subaru Corporation

TOKYO, Japan: Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI) has changed its name to Subaru Corporation with effect from 1 April 2017.

3 Apr 2017

Hyundai i30 N passes Arctic Circle test

As part of its final development programme, the high-performance model Hyundai i30 N has been tested on a frozen lake in temperatures as low as minus 30°C at Arjeplog, Sweden, by FIA World Rally Championship driver Thierry Neuville.

3 Apr 2017

Jaguar Classic to debut first ‘Reborn' E-type

Next week will see Jaguar Classic debut its first ‘Reborn' Jaguar E-type at the Techno-Classica Essen show in Germany.

31 Mar 2017

Ford SA CEO recalled to US

Embattled Ford SA CEO, Jeffrey Nemeth, who was forced to announce the recall of 4556 of its Kuga SUVs because of critical safety flaws in January, has been recalled to the US.

29 Mar 2017

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