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#WomensMonth: The women who build our cars
#WomensMonth: The women who build our cars

The automotive industry has always been known to be a male-dominated industry, yet we often forget to think or talk about the millions of women involved...

By Evan-Lee Courie 29 Aug 2018

#MFGIndaba: Expect to be disrupted
#MFGIndaba: Expect to be disrupted

Innovation happens at the speed of trust, not the speed of technology. Roby Stancel from Virtual Consulting International explains this using the automotive industry as an example...

By Danette Breitenbach 27 Jun 2018

#MFGIndaba: Industry 4.0: good or bad for manufacturing?
#MFGIndaba: Industry 4.0: good or bad for manufacturing?

The two countries with the lowest employment in the world, Germany and Japan, are also home to the world's most automated manufacturing industries in the world...

By Danette Breitenbach 26 Jun 2018

#MFGIndaba: Exponentially manufacturing tomorrow
#MFGIndaba: Exponentially manufacturing tomorrow

What took 100 days before, now takes 100 seconds. Manufacturing cannot continue to operate as it always has, and without some type of innovation it will not survive...

By Danette Breitenbach 26 Jun 2018

#MFGIndaba: Factory of the year launches in SA
#MFGIndaba: Factory of the year launches in SA

A benchmarking competition that recognises manufacturing excellence, Factory of the Year was launched locally at this year's Manufacturing Indaba...

By Danette Breitenbach 25 Jun 2018

#MFGIndaba: Manufacturing key to growing SA economy
#MFGIndaba: Manufacturing key to growing SA economy

With its multiple effect, manufacturing is the one sector in the economy that has the potential to create the jobs the country needs so desperately. But the industry is under threat and has declined...

By Danette Breitenbach 25 Jun 2018

And the Kuga reputation once more goes up in flames...
And the Kuga reputation once more goes up in flames...

NEWSWATCH: The N3 south, near the London Road off-ramp near Sandton, saw some fireworks yesterday as another Ford Kuga burst into flames...

By Ilse van den Berg 19 Jun 2018

#AfricaMonth: How Africa's auto industry is faring on the digitisation front
#AfricaMonth: How Africa's auto industry is faring on the digitisation front

Digital transformation is affecting and reshaping the entire automotive business model - from design and production to distribution and retail. We find out more from Lee Naik, CEO of TransUnion...

By Ilse van den Berg 1 Jun 2018

Could this be the end of Chrysler?
Could this be the end of Chrysler?

NEWSWATCH: Rumours have been circulating this week that Sergio Machionne, CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), could announce the closure of one of America's oldest remaining automakers...

By Ilse van den Berg 1 Jun 2018

#MFGIndaba: Africa's opportunity to unlock industrial growth potential
#MFGIndaba: Africa's opportunity to unlock industrial growth potential

Manufacturing Indaba 2018 promises to be bigger and more innovative than ever before, providing the broader manufacturing industry with a roadmap and the connections to unlock their growth potential and deliver accelerated GDP growth...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 28 May 2018

Importing that dream car is easier said than done - but possible
Importing that dream car is easier said than done - but possible

One can import just about anything to South Africa, including cars, but that doesn't mean it's going to be easy...

By Jeff Osborne 9 May 2018

After nearly a decade, why are electric cars still an anomaly?
After nearly a decade, why are electric cars still an anomaly?

Tesla unveiled the world's first mass-produced electric car nine years ago - why aren't more people driving them?

By Jeff Osborne 6 Apr 2018

Mazda's Vision Coupe
#GIMS2018: Concept Car of the Year goes to Mazda

This year's Geneva International Motor Show saw Mazda's Vision Coupe win the Concept Car of the Year title at the Car Design Night Geneva...

By Ilse van den Berg 8 Mar 2018

Geely buys $9bn stake in Daimler, now biggest investor
Geely buys $9bn stake in Daimler, now biggest investor

Chinese manufacturer, Geely, is buying a $9.2bn stake in German automaker, Daimler - which will effectively make it Daimler's biggest shareholder...

By Ilse van den Berg 28 Feb 2018

Will Imperial Holdings unbundle logistics, automotive arms?
Will Imperial Holdings unbundle logistics, automotive arms?

NEWSWATCH: Imperial Holdings' plans to unbundle Motus, its automotive arm, and Imperial Logistics - which entails transport, warehousing, and distribution management - is still unconfirmed...

By Ilse van den Berg 21 Feb 2018

Understanding the lifespan of vehicle parts: tyres
Understanding the lifespan of vehicle parts: tyres

Fleet and vehicle owners need to realise that many accidents on our roads are caused by worn and old tyres...

By Pieter Niemand 16 Feb 2018

Game-changing trends for the manufacturing industry in 2018
Game-changing trends for the manufacturing industry in 2018

When you think 'IoT', is your first thought newly affordable, available sensors being added to products after they've been manufactured? If it is, well I believe 2018 will change that...

By Antony Bourne 5 Feb 2018

Liz Segal
Women in the motoring industry

Manufacturers across the world are embarking on radical transformation in all areas of their business and automotive companies looking to develop a competitive advantage would do well to embrace diversity, taking advantage of the opportunity to foster disruption and innovation...

By Liz Segal 2 Feb 2018

Judgment a tax victory for car manufacturers
Judgment a tax victory for car manufacturers

A recent Supreme Court of Appeal judgment has provided much needed clarity that Productive Asset Allowance certificate amounts granted to automotive manufacturers are capital in nature as their purpose is to incentivise capital investments...

By Joon Chong 26 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: A wave of change
#BizTrends2018: A wave of change

I foresee three major trends for the automotive industry that will challenge the status quo and bring about noticeable change.

By Pieter Niemand 10 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: New products will drive growth in the automotive sector
#BizTrends2018: New products will drive growth in the automotive sector

It remains highly unlikely that the broader automotive market will attract meaningful new investment until economic growth and an unstable rand are adequately addressed...

By Trevor Hill 8 Jan 2018

Mike Whitfield, managing director of Nissan South Africa
#BizTrends2018: Automotive industry to move towards consolidation

The automotive industry is set to have little change going into 2018. Manufacturers and import brands alike can anticipate an interesting year driven by an economy that is expected to remain stagnant...

By Mike Whitfield 8 Jan 2018

Smooth sailing over tough terrain in the new Nissan Patrol
Smooth sailing over tough terrain in the new Nissan Patrol

With 66 years of the Patrol brand history, it is understandable that the Patrol has an almost cult-like following. Believe me, I've met a couple of them...

By Ilse van den Berg 14 Dec 2017

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F1: here's what 2021 engine formula could look like

The current F1 engine formula is set to stay in place for a few more years, but the V6 turbo hybrid era is set for a significant change come 2021...

By Hadlee Simons 6 Nov 2017

Electric vehicle benefits beyond skipping the pump
Electric vehicle benefits beyond skipping the pump

In the coming decades, it won't be a question of if the general public will adopt electric vehicles (EVs), but when. Naamsa noted that 2015 saw the adoption of 1.5 million EVs and plug-in hybrids worldwide...

By Mike Whitfield 2 Nov 2017

This is why Transport Month matters
This is why Transport Month matters

Since 2005, South Africa has been celebrating October as Transport Month and 12 years later, we may have forgotten just how vital the transportation sector is to our economy and our growing nation...

By Mike Whitfield 30 Oct 2017

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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

Photo by toine Garnier on Unsplash
From survival to significance: the role of the SA automotive sector

One sector, in particular, has made a dramatic change in South Africa's short history as a democracy. Yet its growth is often overlooked...

By Mike Whitfield 16 Oct 2017

McLaren to part ways with Honda, shifts to Renault
McLaren to part ways with Honda, shifts to Renault

NEWSWATCH: After months of speculation, the McLaren team has confirmed that it will split ways with Honda and has also announced that it has signed a three-year partnership with Renault...

By Ilse van den Berg 19 Sep 2017

Photo by Gleb Kozenko via Unsplash
#InnovationMonth: How AI will change the automotive game for the better

As the “fourth industrial revolution”, championed by the World Economic Forum's Klaus Schwab, gains momentum, it's thrilling to anticipate what this means for the automotive industry - and as a result, cities of the future...

By Trevor Hill 11 Sep 2017

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