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First Car Rental supports Platbos Forest
First Car Rental supports Platbos Forest

First Car Rental has pledged its support of the Platbos Forest Reserve Organisation in an effort to ensure the long-term survival and restoration of Africa's southernmost indigenous forest located between Gansbaai and Hermanus in the Western Cape.

28 Jul 2015 13:46

Stephen Sandmann
Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG - today's supercar?

Whenever you hear the words Mercedes-Benz roll off someone's tongue, the first thing that most probably comes to mind is luxury, maturity and class.

By Stephen Sandmann 28 Jul 2015 11:44



Mixed outlook for SA retail, says research from Oxford Business Group
Mixed outlook for SA retail, says research from Oxford Business Group

South Africa's retail sector has seen mixed fortunes in recent months with a slowdown in vehicle sales, but more encouraging news in luxury goods. New passenger vehicle sales, which constitute just under two-thirds of overall automotive sales, fell by 4.8% year-on-year (y-o-y) in June, on top of a 5.4% y-o-y decline in May, according to the Department of Trade and Industry. This was in addition to a slowdown in commercial vehicle sales, which fell by 1.2% in June, with year-to-date sales down by just under 2% versus the same period last year.

28 Jul 2015 09:30

Serco offers side roll-up door for truck bodies
Serco offers side roll-up door for truck bodies

The Robinson Shutter, an aluminium side roll up door, has recently been introduced by Serco for local dry freight customers.

27 Jul 2015 12:18

Auris sparkles after make-over
Auris sparkles after make-over

Toyota has given its strong-selling Auris hatchback a few dabs of fresh make-up and some nifty cosmetic surgery to give it more appeal in a tightly contested segment which is losing ground to SUV's - and the recent arrival of a number of trendy crossovers spell even more bad news for hatches.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 27 Jul 2015 06:01

Tips to reduce your vehicle's running costs
Tips to reduce your vehicle's running costs

Finding ways to reduce the running costs of a motor vehicle can go a long way in relieving financial strain.

24 Jul 2015 10:37

GE Garages to provide technology skills acquisition
GE Garages to provide technology skills acquisition

General Electric Africa and Gearbox have announced their plans to launch GE Garages, a Nairobi skills building programme that will bring together partners from academia and private sector including the University of Nairobi, Technical University of Kenya and Seven Seas Technologies to support sustainable skills and job growth in Kenya.

24 Jul 2015 09:06

Isuzu Truck SA acquires stake in KANU, ACT
Isuzu Truck SA acquires stake in KANU, ACT

Isuzu Truck South Africa has announced the acquisition of Port Elizabeth based KANU Commercial Body Construction (PTY) Ltd and Automotive Chassis Technologies (PTY) Ltd (ACT) in a 100% buyout of each entity, effective August 2015.

23 Jul 2015 13:33

Air Products signs Promise Charter with Mercedes Benz Trucks
Air Products signs Promise Charter with Mercedes Benz Trucks

A relationship between Air Products South Africa and Mercedes-Benz Trucks, which began two years ago, has been further strengthened at a 'promise charter' signing event in East London between the two companies.

22 Jul 2015 14:21