Automotive Trends 2021

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How will 5G impact automotive IoT and its security?

The internet of things (IoT) has taken the world by storm, from smart toasters to pet feeders, it seems that each of our everyday appliances is getting upgraded...

By Nicolò Boatto 1 day ago

Many African countries had a surprise manufacturing surge in 2010s - it bodes well for the years ahead

Until the 2000s, Sub-Saharan Africa was de-industrialising: the mood was gloomy as the little manufacturing activity that did exist was disappearing. But the trend has reversed...

By Gaaitzen de Vries, Emmanuel B Mensah, Hagen Kruse and Kunal Sen 1 day ago

February vehicle sales prove better than expected - NADA

Dealers performed well in the retail space with an 84.3% share of the total market, with rental taking 10%, government 3.4% and sales to corporate fleets 2.3%...

1 day ago

Martin Buday appointed new MD of Continental Tyre SA

Martin Buday was appointed the new managing director of Continental Tyre SA in 2020 but due to the Covid-19 pandemic and resultant travel restrictions...

2 days ago

Petrol price agony for March 2021

Another month of price increases awaits for SA motorists as the international oil price has caused some upsets...

By David Taylor 26 Feb 2021

Which countries are winning the great electric vehicle race?

With the world's automotive industry shifting inexorably to electrified powertrains, which countries are best positioned to adapt to an influx of new electric vehicles?

By Ashley Oldfield 26 Feb 2021

AIDCEC: Electricity tariff increase will disrupt SA's automotive supply chain

The Automotive Industry Development Centre in the Eastern Cape says that the electricity tariff increase of 15% will slow down SA's automotive supply chain...

25 Feb 2021

Sportier and more connected than before: The all-new Audi A4

Naresh Maharaj, a member of the SA Guild of Motoring Journalists, reviews and breaks down the all-new and refreshed Audi A4...

By Naresh Maharaj 24 Feb 2021

#OrchidsandOnions: Cheapie bucks the trend

Nissan: Bizarre series is clever departure from tradition; Wheetabix in the UK stirs up Twitter storm with post featuring baked beans on product...

By Brendan Seery 23 Feb 2021

Can new car dealers expect a smoother road in 2021?

Chairperson of the National Automobile Dealers' Association, Mark Dommisse, reveals what type of road new car dealers will be dealing with this year...

By Mark Dommisse 23 Feb 2021

New automotive aftermarket rules: 5 things car owners need to know

Filum Ho, CEO of Autoboys, lists five essential things owners of new cars need to know about the updated guidelines for the automotive aftermarket...

By Filum Ho 22 Feb 2021

#BehindtheBrandManager launches on Bizcommunity

Being acknowledged and appreciated is everything and this April it's the turn of brand managers on Biz...

Issued by 22 Feb 2021

UberGo, a low-cost ride service, is now available in South Africa

Uber South Africa recently announced that UberNam has been renamed to UberGo and that the service is now available across the country...

22 Feb 2021

Sasol abandons $2bn rights issue on turnaround progress

Sasol said on Monday, 22 February, it has decided not to pursue a rights issue of up to $2bn after significant progress in its turnaround strategy...

22 Feb 2021

Tech startup Cridde to launch new app-based car rental platform

A division of Cityride car rental based in Johannesburg, the app allows users to have the convenience of once-off document upload, verification and renting a car instantly...

19 Feb 2021

VWSA certified as Top Employer for 10th year in a row

The accolade is awarded in recognition of employers around the world that provide excellent conditions for their employees...

19 Feb 2021 Consumer Awards 2020/21 winners announced

The 13 category winners and the recipient of the Brand of the Year title of the 2020/21 programme were announced during the Consumer Awards TV presentation, which was broadcast on DStv's Motorsport HD channel...

18 Feb 2021

AAAM, Afreximbank sign MoU to drive automotive investment in Africa

The partnership aims to boost regional automotive value chains and financing for the automotive industry while supporting the development of enabling policies, technical assistance, and capacity building initiatives...

18 Feb 2021

Jaguar Land Rover introduces new global strategy

The new global strategy, Reimagine, is designed to create a new benchmark in environmental, societal and community impact for a luxury business, will see Land Rover welcome six pure electric variants in the next five years.

17 Feb 2021

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