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Episode 84: Agency focus - Source

Date: 2 Apr 2014
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Date: 24 Feb 2014 | Time: 39:00min
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First Ford dealership to use new cooling system

The Action Ford dealership in Krugersdorp, Gauteng, recently became the first Ford facility in Africa to use a new indirect counter-flow evaporative cooling system for controlling the climate on the showroom floor. This is part of the company's initiative to introduce state-of-the-art green technologies in its dealerships.

17 Apr 2014 11:18

Which medium SUV is king?

Once again CAR and Leisure Wheels magazines tested the towing viability of various vehicles in their 2014 TowCAR of the Year competition, concentrating this time on the popular medium SUVs. To establish which is truly the king of towing, participants were required to tow a Jurgens Penta caravan with a GWM of 1,400 kg.

17 Apr 2014 09:20

Huge party plans as Mustang turns 50

The Ford Mustang's 50th anniversary celebrations will be a showstopper for the car community this year and Carmudi, the international car classifieds expert, has been in touch with Ford to discuss the Mustang redesign and their forthcoming party plans.

16 Apr 2014 12:07

KZN's Easter road safety campaign

Sharp focus will fall on road safety in KwaZulu-Natal as the country prepares for the upcoming Easter holiday this weekend.

15 Apr 2014 09:09

Public protector to meet with Sanral on e-tolls billing system

The public protector's office has met the National Consumer Commission to discuss motorists' complaints about Sanral's e-tolls billing system.

14 Apr 2014 10:27

North West increases funding for traditional leaders

While the North West province struggles to provide services for its residents, provincial premier, Thandi Modise has confirmed that the provincial government has increased funding by almost threefold for traditional leaders from R9.9m to R27m for the 2014/15 financial year.

14 Apr 2014 08:29

Keep safe on the road during Easter traffic

Although the Easter period provides families with a much needed break away from school and work, it is statistically the most dangerous time of year to travel on South Africa's roads, which experience high volumes of vehicles that are often not fit for long journeys, or are being driven fatigued drivers.

14 Apr 2014 10:49

Engen distributor opens 11th service station in Cameroon

Blessing Petroleum, the official Cameroonian lubricants distributor for Engen, has opened its 11th service station in the country, bringing Engen automotive oils to the Western region for the first time.

14 Apr 2014 10:24

Toyota recalls 100‚000 SA vehicles

More than 100‚000 South African Toyota owners may need to get their vehicles checked for safety reasons as part of the Japanese car manufacturer's global recall of more than six-million vehicles.

11 Apr 2014 11:39

Only 1 in 5 South African executives are black says Mildred

South Africa's workplaces are still heavily racially skewed 20 years after the fall of apartheid, with only one fifth of top executive positions held by blacks, said a report published this week.

11 Apr 2014 06:03

Ford's sub-Saharan drive may benefit SA plants

As Ford's only manufacturing operation in the Middle East and Africa‚ Ford Southern Africa is in pole position to benefit from the group's decision to intensify marketing and production in sub-Saharan Africa‚ says Stephen Odell‚ president of Ford's European‚ Middle East and African operations.

By David Furlonger 11 Apr 2014 05:25

The art of photographing your car so that it will sell

Driving around from dealer to dealer looking for the right car and the right price has become a thing of the past, with increasing numbers of South Africans turning to online platforms to do their new and used vehicle shopping. Which is why both private sellers and dealerships need to learn the tricks of the trade to keep their inventory moving. As the internet is a visual medium, photography may be one of the most important elements of ensuring that your vehicle sells via online classifieds.

11 Apr 2014 08:15

20% of all tyres in Europe to be sold online by 2020, research finds

The growing influence of the internet on the auto industry can be seen by the continuous growth of the e-retailing market for automotive parts. e-retailing of automotive components has given aftermarket participants a fresh boost, presenting a new sales channel that is dynamic and in sync with evolving macro-economic conditions. It also allows flexibility in addressing customer needs by offering a personalised shopping experience.

11 Apr 2014 10:51

CNN's 'Marketplace Africa' visits 'Africa's Detroit'

The Eastern Cape Province is well known for its auto-sector and the jobs it creates. This car-manufacturing hub hosts global players such as Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz, Ford and General Motors who, by operating and manufacturing in the area, are creating jobs in one of South Africa's poorest provinces.

10 Apr 2014 12:22

Pedestrian education and road safety

According to research conducted by the University of South Africa's (UNISA) Medical Research Council, 18,000 people are killed annually on the country's roads and a further 150,000 severely injured, many of which are pedestrians. Here is some insight on the matter and emphasises the need of road safety measures that can help curb pedestrian accidents.

10 Apr 2014 12:42

Peugeot rates Asian factories above SA's

South African manufacture of Peugeot's 301 sedan, which is designed for emerging markets, would give the French car maker the local credibility it has lacked since returning to the market in 2002.

By David Furlonger 9 Apr 2014 10:07

Traffic delays expected as the Western Aqueduct progresses

As work on the second phase of the Western Aqueduct - the mega bulk water pipeline which extends from Inchanga to Ntuzuma - gathers momentum, eThekwini Water and Sanitation (EWS) has warned motorists of potential disruptions and road closures that can be expected within the next couple of months.

9 Apr 2014 10:44

Growth in the commercial vehicle segment could boost tyre demand

The South African tyre market is reportedly the fastest growing tyre market in Africa.

8 Apr 2014 07:21

March tractor sales up 11% in March says Saama

Tractor sales increased 11% to 658 units in March this year, up from 595 units in the comparative period a year ago‚ helped by expectations of a much higher maize crop‚ the South African Agricultural Machinery Association (Saama) said.

7 Apr 2014 09:34

Ford setting sales records

Sales records continue to be set at Ford Motor Company of southern Africa during March as the brand continues its steady growth in South Africa's new vehicle market.

4 Apr 2014 10:07

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