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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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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

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

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

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

Tweaks add to Sportage appeal

Kia has updated its popular Sportage range and smartened it up with bits of fancy make-up, exterior and inside enhancements, engine refinements, transmission changes and cabin comforts that are likely to push up sales, which already stand at more than 9,000 units since it was introduced to the local market three years ago.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 3 Apr 2014 08:50

Magical world of bucket list destinations

After more than 10 years of criss-crossing Southern Africa as the Bush Editor of SA4x4 magazine Patrick Cruywagen has produced a fascinating collection of 150 'must-do-at-least-once-in-your-lifetime' destinations and activities that throws down the gauntlet to everybody with a love for travel and new experiences.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 2 Apr 2014 09:01

March new vehicle sales down 0.2% to 55‚363 units

New vehicle sales in South Africa dropped by 0.2% to 55‚363 units in March compared with the same period a year earlier.

2 Apr 2014 08:23

Petrol price to increase in April

The price of a litre of 93-octane petrol will increase by 5 cents a litre while that of 95-octane petrol will increase by 7 cents a litre in Gauteng on Wednesday, 2 April 2014, the Energy Department has announced.

31 Mar 2014 12:22

Motor trade sales up 2.4% y/y in January

Motor trade sales (measured in nominal terms and current prices) increased by 2.4% year-on-year in January‚ Statistics SA has reported.

24 Mar 2014 11:16

Great Engine Protection for The Sharks Academy

On 8 March 2014 Kings Park stadium erupted into cheers from 40,000 rugby fans before the Sharks vs Lions match even commenced as G.U.D. Holdings presented a cheque of R1 million to The Sharks Academy.

12 Mar 2014 12:30

Super Group buys majority in GWM SA

Super Group has bought 50.1% of Great Wall Motors (GWM) SA‚ the South African import and distribution representative of Chinese automotive group GWM.

By Mark Allix and David Furlonger 12 Mar 2014 08:53

Ford scoops four awards in Car's Top 12 Best Buys

Car's annual Top 12 Best Buys, in association with Tracker, has recognised its new winners at an award event and with a new radio spot creating a Hollywood moment.

11 Mar 2014 10:24

Local car manufacturers plan for possible strikes

Local car manufacturers are preparing contingency plans to avoid further production losses in the event of a midyear strike at components suppliers.

By David Furlonger 11 Mar 2014 10:02

CMO Council releases auto report indicating lack of social media leverage

The Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council has released a report indicating that the auto industry ecosystem should do more to leverage social media as a platform for driving business leads into sales pipelines.

6 Mar 2014 09:30

SA's vehicle sales down 3.1% y/y

South African vehicle sales declined 3.1% to 51‚814 units in February from the similar period a year earlier‚ according to the latest figures from the National Automobile Association of SA (Naamsa)‚ which warned of tough times for the domestic market this year.

4 Mar 2014 08:22

Manufacturing activity rebound lifts GDP

Economic growth expanded more than expected in the fourth quarter of last year supported by a resumption in manufacturing sector activity following strikes in the third quarter. Moderate growth in all other sectors except electricity‚ gas and water contributed to the rise.

By Ntsakisi Maswanganyi 26 Feb 2014 10:55

GMSA names Best Dealers for 2013

Three Kwazulu Natal dealers took top honours in General Motors South Africa's (GMSA) annual Dealer Honours Awards at an event held at the Struandale plant in Port Elizabeth. The Dealer Honours Awards is awarded every year to top dealers in three categories - major, medium and small dealers.

24 Feb 2014 12:42

Porsche scoops SA Car of the Year title

For the second year in a row German sports car manufacturer Porsche has scooped the coveted South African Car of the Year title with the Cayman S.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 24 Feb 2014 07:54

Sanral to brief Committee on e-toll system

The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) will today explain its operations on the Gauteng e-tolled highways, to the Portfolio Committee on Transport.

18 Feb 2014 09:18

Fleet management boost for performance

Local firms are increasingly turning to fleet management specialists to take care of the myriad challenges they face in keeping their vehicles on the road. By outsourcing their fleet management function, companies can free up their management teams to focus on their core business.

17 Feb 2014 11:27

Nissan's 'answer' for the taxi business

Nissan has re-entered the taxi industry with the launch of the new NV350 Impendulo last week.

17 Feb 2014 11:10

SA December motor trade sales up 2.6% y/y

South African motor trade sales increased by 2.6% year-on-year (y/y) in nominal terms in December after a 1.3% rise in November‚ data released by Statistics South Africa showed.

14 Feb 2014 12:31

Barloworld upbeat on sales despite downgrade

Barloworld's stock has remained resilient this year despite a ratings downgrade by Fitch and share-price weakness among its listed competitors.

By Nick Hedley 13 Feb 2014 11:46

Reviewing car purchases for lower premiums

When buying a car and considering the associated monthly costs, one way to reduce these is to choose a vehicle that will attract a lower premium from one's insurance company.

By Nthabiseng Moloi 7 Feb 2014 14:17

KZN mulls setting up automotive supplier park

The KwaZulu-Natal provincial government is considering establishing an automotive supplier park.

5 Feb 2014 10:01

New vehicle sales disappoint as expected

In line with expectations‚ new vehicle sales started the year on a weak note‚ according to the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa).

By Nick Hedley 5 Feb 2014 08:30

New vehicles sales slow off the mark

New vehicle sales got off in low gear at the start of 2014 with overall local sales in January of only 53,025 units, which is down more than 6% on the same month the previous year.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 4 Feb 2014 11:39

Rand set to take vehicle sales for a bumpy ride

New vehicle prices are the latest casualty of the weakening rand, prompting motor industry companies to predict a double-digit inflation rate for this year.

By Nick Hedley 31 Jan 2014 08:42

SA's November motor trade sales up 0.7%

South African motor trade sales‚ measured in current prices‚ increased by 0.7% year on year in November 2013 after a 4.6% rise in October‚ data released by Statistics South Africa showed.

17 Jan 2014 09:20

New car inflation picked up last year

New car inflation rose to 5.65% in the three months to December - its highest level since March 2010 - driven in part by the weaker rand.

17 Jan 2014 07:57

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