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Missed opportunities for SA car brands on social media

What's the point of being on social media as a business? Well obviously, it's because your customers are there. But there's more to it than that, social offers businesses one of the most unique opportunities for marketing to date: to be able to converse with their customers one-on-one without that customer needing to set foot in a store. Simply put, this builds loyalty through long-term relationships.

By Nick Paul 3 Feb 2016 09:20

Bumper month for vehicle exports in February
Bumper month for vehicle exports in February

Sales of new vehicles increased slightly in February‚ the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers (Naamsa) said on Monday (4 March)‚ but at a much reduced rate.

By Alexander Parker 5 Mar 2013 07:43

New vehicle sales idling along
New vehicle sales idling along

Local new vehicle sales lost some momentum in February with a gain of only 1.6% over February last year but exports rocketed 22.4% higher than the previous year. While local sales were only up 832 vehicles to 53,220, exports increased by 5,057 to 27,611.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 4 Mar 2013 10:27

Petrol price set to increase
Petrol price set to increase

The price of all grades of petrol is to go up by 81 cents as of next week, the Energy Department announced on Friday, 1 March 2013.

1 Mar 2013 14:01

Mercedes-Benz halts SAFA deal
Mercedes-Benz halts SAFA deal

The fleet of Mercedes-Benz S350 cars being used by top officials of the South Africa Football Association (SAFA) will be handed back following the ending of a contract between the organisation and Mercedes-Benz SA (MBSA)

1 Mar 2013 07:49

Prototype car using joystick engineering at Disability Drive Expo
Prototype car using joystick engineering at Disability Drive Expo

NGO Nicky's Drive, the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) and the Disabled People Inclusion Institute (DPII) have partnered to produce the first ever locally engineered prototype car using joystick engineering. The car is set to make driving more accessible for disabled persons in South Africa.

28 Feb 2013 10:29

Carbon tax from 2015
Carbon tax from 2015

Carbon tax‚ here we come. With effect from 1 January‚ 2015‚ a carbon tax rate of R120 per ton of carbon dioxide equivalent will be introduced‚ the National Treasury said in its Budget Review document released on Wednesday (27 February).

By Angus Macmillan 28 Feb 2013 07:36

Electric cars on SA roads soon

PRETORIA: As the world battles to find ways to avoid the threat of climate change, South Africa says it will also show how vehicles powered by renewable energy could contribute to cutting carbon emissions.

27 Feb 2013 12:24

Legal and compliance manager for Continental Tyre SA

Continental Tyre South Africa (CTSA) has strengthened its compliance with the wide range of legal, policy and contractual matters that it faces on a daily basis by appointing a legal and compliance manager for the first time.

27 Feb 2013 11:37

Green technology must be priority
Green technology must be priority

Green technology is essential to guarantee South Africa's energy security and reduce reliance on imported oil, Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa said in Pretoria West on Tuesday (26 February).

27 Feb 2013 10:43

Carbon tax may hurt heavy industries

The introduction of a carbon tax is likely to have a great effect on the cost structures of South Africa's heavy industries‚ say analysts.

By Edward West 27 Feb 2013 10:23

GDP growth up in final quarter of 2012
GDP growth up in final quarter of 2012

Economic growth quickened more than expected in the last quarter of 2012‚ as agriculture and manufacturing industries supported growth while mining was a drag‚ Statistics SA figures released on Tuesday (26 February) showed.

27 Feb 2013 06:29

Datsun then Nissan then Datsun again
Datsun then Nissan then Datsun again

Nissan will launch the Datsun brand in South Africa during 2014‚ the company announced at a press conference on Friday (22 February).

By Alexander Parker 25 Feb 2013 09:24

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