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New Code of Ethics for auto industry a "stop-gap solution"

Last month, the Department of Economic Development published a draft code of conduct for competition in the local automotive industry in order to address "anti-competitive behaviour" and promote "transformation to foster inclusive growth"...

By Jeff Osborne 27 Oct 2017

Competition Commission invites comments on draft code

The Competition Commission is calling for public comment by 3 November 2017 on its draft code of conduct for competition in the South African automotive industry...

19 Oct 2017

Peugeot introduces Guaranteed Future Value programme

Peugeot Citroën South Africa has introduced a "Guaranteed Future Value" programme which will ensure that its customers can drive a new Peugeot vehicle every few years...

18 Oct 2017

BMW's bogus fee bumped

In a move likely to send shock waves through the country's motor dealership networks, BMW Financial Services - the car maker's vehicle finance subsidiary - has been ordered by the National Credit Regulator to refund...

10 Oct 2017

Tiger Wheel & Tyre wins “Best Tyre Shop in KZN” for 13th year running

Thirteen is a lucky number for Tiger Wheel & Tyre. The company recently won the Daily News “Your Choice 2017” award for “Best Tyre Shop” in KwaZulu-Natal for the 13th consecutive year...

Issued by Tiger Wheel & Tyre 28 Sep 2017

Aftermarket auto shops need skilled artisans

South African motorists tend to hold onto their private vehicles for longer periods, which has driven the demand for independent workshops. However, there is a shortage of skilled auto mechanics to meet this demand...

29 Aug 2017

Tyre maintenance - Do it until it becomes automatic say the experts

It might seem tiresome, but a little tyre maintenance can save you from some pretty serious consequences and, if you do it often enough, it too will become automatic...

Issued by Tiger Wheel & Tyre 22 Aug 2017

Free Ses'fikile service plan to boost safety in the taxi industry

In further support of the SA taxi industry, Toyota South Africa has introduced a complimentary three-year/60,000km service plan for all new Ses'fikile taxis sold from 1 August 2017.

15 Aug 2017

Automotive industry Code of Conduct shows progress

According to Right to Repair SA (R2RSA), progress is being made on a Code of Conduct that will bring much-needed change to the automotive industry...

11 Aug 2017

Working together to keep oil away from the environment

There has been a fair amount of news about recycling in automotive-related industries. Most of it has been about the demise of Redisa, the tyre recycling agency. But what about waste oil?

28 Jul 2017

Motor Industry Workshop Association appoints new director

Pieter Niemand has been appointed to head up the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA)...

26 Jul 2017

Is franchising services the silver lining in a stagnant economy?

The appeal of franchising is widespread. While other businesses often struggle to keep a positive cash flow in times of stunted economic activity, franchising remains resilient...

By Sybrand Bezuidenhout 25 Jul 2017

Cost of motoring continues to increase

The overall cost of motoring is on the rise despite recent cuts to interest rates and fuel prices...

24 Jul 2017

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International

New to ridesharing? Here is what you need to know

The explosion of ridesharing services has occurred partially because of the prevalence of powerful smart phones being so prevalent, new technologies including next generation smart phone applications being developed, and a desire for those who utilise taxi-type services to have better, easier, and safer experiences. The convergence of these factors has created some of the most dynamic new businesses, provided tens of thousands with additional incomes as drivers and given passengers better options when they need a lift.

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 9 Nov 2017

Waymo cars hit the road without drivers

SAN FRANCISCO, US: Waymo on Tuesday said that its self-driving cars are hitting the road without anyone behind the wheel as the Alphabet subsidiary steers toward launching an automated ride service.

9 Nov 2017

Nissan says to resume domestic car production after scandal

TOKYO, Japan: Japanese car giant Nissan said on Monday it would resume domestic production which was suspended following an inspection scandal.

7 Nov 2017

Tesla biggest quarterly loss, pushes back Model 3 volume production

Tesla has announced its biggest quarterly loss to date, sending shares down nearly 5% after hours after falling 3% in normal trade. One reason for the weak numbers was Tesla struggling to launch its first mainstream battery-electric vehicle, the Model 3.

2 Nov 2017

Verstappen Mexican GP winner, Hamilton 2017 Championship winner

NEWSWATCH: Max Verstappen (Red Bull Racing TAG Heuer) was crowned the winner of the Mexican Grand Prix which took place on Sunday, 29 October 2017 while Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) took home the title of overall 2017 Championship winner.

31 Oct 2017

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