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SA stimulates investment in vehicle production
SA stimulates investment in vehicle production

PRETORIA: Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies has approved the new Medium and Heavy Commercial Vehicles-Automotive Investment Scheme (MHCV-AIS) guidelines to stimulate investment in the production of vehicles in the country.

25 Nov 2014 07:17

Put pedal to the metal or stall, Ford boss warns SA
Put pedal to the metal or stall, Ford boss warns SA

A week after professional services firm EY warned that South Africa needed to quicken its alignment with trading blocs in Africa to benefit from investment interest, Ford Motor Company South Africa CEO Jeffrey Nemeth and US under-secretary for economic growth, energy and the environment Catherine Novelli reiterated that competitor trading bloc development around the world was accelerating.

By Brendan Peacock 24 Nov 2014 08:26

GM appoints new environmental head
GM appoints new environmental head

Ncedisa Mzuzu has been promoted to group environmental manager for General Motors Africa.

24 Nov 2014 07:20

Cloned vehicles on a rising trend
Cloned vehicles on a rising trend

Statistics released by the South African Insurance Crime Bureau have revealed that more than 66,000 vehicles, valued at approximately R8.5bn, were stolen or hijacked in South Africa last year.

24 Nov 2014 07:02

Castrol, Jaguar Land Rover renew contract
Castrol, Jaguar Land Rover renew contract

Jaguar Land Rover has renewed Castrol's global after-sales lubricant contract. Castrol and Jaguar Land Rover have worked in close co-operation for over 20 years, 11 of which as technology partners.

20 Nov 2014 07:16

Local Swift models safe - Suzuki Auto SA
Local Swift models safe - Suzuki Auto SA

Suzuki Auto has announced that concerns regarding the safety rating of the Suzuki Swift 1.2 produced in India, which have emerged in the wake of a recent Global NCAP crash test, are not relevant to the model sold in South Africa.

20 Nov 2014 07:08

Jeff Osborne
Car dealerships' ad spending "misaligned with customers"

The process of buying a car has changed drastically over the last few years - most significantly, self-educated customers have made a decision long before they enter a physical dealership, minimising the influence of the sales staff. Most purchases (as much as 70%) being with research conducted on a search engine, and most car buyers will consult no fewer than 7 sources before coming to a decision.

By Jeff Osborne 20 Nov 2014 06:45

Local advertising influences 50% of car buyers
Local advertising influences 50% of car buyers

According to new research, half of the readers of Media24 local titles are influenced by newspaper advertising in their purchase decision when buying a new car. Almost 20% of readers who don't own a car, intend to buy one in future.

19 Nov 2014 11:01