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#LockdownLessons: Zeelo makes travel safer for essential workers
#LockdownLessons: Zeelo makes travel safer for essential workers

Zeelo is a shared transportation service, but since the nationwide lockdown had an impact on the way they transport commuters they turned to offer their services to transporting essential working in a safe way...

By Evan-Lee Courie 23 Apr 2020

#StartupStory: Get an on-demand designated driver with RYDD
#StartupStory: Get an on-demand designated driver with RYDD

There's a new app called RYDD that has been designed to provide a responsible, sober driver to chauffeur both its users and their cars home safely...

By Evan-Lee Courie 27 Feb 2020

Odette van der Haar, managing director of Publicis.
#BizTrends2020: Imagine the impossible

In order to stay in business, one needs to stay abreast with technology and remain up to date with the latest innovations...

By Odette van der Haar 24 Jan 2020

What to do in a motor vehicle accident? Stay calm!
What to do in a motor vehicle accident? Stay calm!

Getting involved in a motor vehicle accident is a daunting and unpleasant experience. But what should you do if you have been involved?

By Naresh Maharaj 7 Jan 2020

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#OrchidsandOnions: Audi mum on 'illegal' ad

Affronted: Some road users deem distracting billboard a hazard...

By Brendan Seery 22 Oct 2019

#BizTrends2019: The way we love our cars is about to change
#BizTrends2019: The way we love our cars is about to change

Back in January 1897, South Africa's first car was shown off publicly to an astonished crowd. Nearly 122 years later, South Africans' enduring love affair with their cars shows no signs of waning...

By Kriben Reddy 7 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Online car sales - destructive disruption or unique opportunity?
#BizTrends2019: Online car sales - destructive disruption or unique opportunity?

The boom in online retail is now more than a decade old, and we're starting to see the first signs of a similar boom in online car sales...

By Marius du Toit 7 Jan 2019

#StartJLM: The roadmap to the fully autonomous vehicle
#StartJLM: The roadmap to the fully autonomous vehicle

As part of Start JLM 2018, Nimrod Dor, director APAC & Africa: Mobileye Aftermarket Division, provided an overview about Mobileye and its roadmap towards the autonomous vehicle...

By Jessica Tennant 28 Nov 2018

#StartupStory: Driver Assess
#StartupStory: Driver Assess

Drawing on his risk control background, Keith Cunningham created Driver Assess which creates an extensive driver profile...

By Ilse van den Berg 23 Jul 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

#NewCampaign: Mercedes-Benz returns to Chapman's Peak w/ Net#work BBDO
#NewCampaign: Mercedes-Benz returns to Chapman's Peak w/ Net#work BBDO

Mercedes-Benz and Net#work BBDO today released the S-Class content piece that returns to the famous Chapman's Peak accident that Christopher White survived 30 years ago...

By Jessica Tennant 30 May 2018

Theft on the move: how to safeguard goods and personnel in transit
Theft on the move: how to safeguard goods and personnel in transit

With a spike in thefts from delivery vehicles causing havoc across the country, fleet owners and operators are looking for solutions to safeguard life and property...

By Morné Stoltz 10 May 2018

Totalled SUV automobile after drunk driving accident. © Jonathan Weiss via
Drunk driving needs a bad rep to support driver demerit system

Despite ramped up awareness campaigns, highly publicised death toll statistics, and the imminent threat of a demerit system, drivers continue to get behind the wheel after having consumed too much alcohol...

By Rhys Evans 26 Mar 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

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

Boris Dzhingarov
New to ridesharing? Here is what you need to know

The explosion of ridesharing services has occurred partially because of the prevalence of powerful smart phones being so prevalent, new technologies including next generation smart phone applications being developed, and a desire for those who utilise taxi-type services to have better, easier, and safer experiences...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 9 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 Mrigendra Chauhan on Unsplash
Want to improve profits in the trucking industry? Focus on safety

Road freight's steady growth trajectory looks set to continue, but it is paralleled by a troubling rise in accidents involving trucks...

By Morné Stoltz 13 Sep 2017

#RideRoundup: New Mercedes-AMG GTs, Volvo XC40, Pajero Sport
#RideRoundup: New Mercedes-AMG GTs, Volvo XC40, Pajero Sport

This week's #RideRoundup features the three new Mercedes-AMG GTs - the AMG GT Roadster, AMG GT C Roadster, and sporty AMG GT R, as well as the new Volvo XC40 and Mitsubishi Pajero Sport...

By Ilse van den Berg 1 Sep 2017

#RideRoundup: Volvo S90 gets sporty, new Range Rover Velar, Peugeot 3008 SUV
#RideRoundup: Volvo S90 gets sporty, new Range Rover Velar, Peugeot 3008 SUV

In our #RideRoundup this week, we take a quick look at the sporty Volvo S90 R-Design, the new Range Rover Velar, as well as the Peugeot 3008 SUV...

By Ilse van den Berg 4 Aug 2017

How to keep safe on the road in foggy conditions
How to keep safe on the road in foggy conditions

Knowing how to drive safely in dangerous weather conditions is imperative for preserving lives and keeping fleets and goods protected on the road...

By Ilse van den Berg 27 Jul 2017

#YouthMonth: The power of mentorship in skills development
#YouthMonth: The power of mentorship in skills development

In light of #YouthMonth, we had a chat with Engen's Paul Leask and Savtec's Hennie Richter about the Engen Engine Restoration Challenge 2017 and how it impacts the youth of South Africa...

By Ilse van den Berg 21 Jun 2017

New car? Things to avoid for engine longevity
New car? Things to avoid for engine longevity

So, you've made the big decision, put down your deposit, and you finally get to drive that brand-new car home. But did you know that even the slightest early ‘mistreatment' can lead to engine problems...

By Ané Theron 13 Apr 2017

Chevrolet blazes a new trail
Chevrolet blazes a new trail

Chevrolet's big-easy Trailblazer has been given a nifty makeover with a liberal addition of fancy technology and safety features...

By Henrie Geyser 15 Feb 2017

Volvo keeps building the world's safest cars
Volvo keeps building the world's safest cars

...as if we didn't know this already. This announcement came just as the Volvo S90 was launching in SA at the end of January 2017...

By Ané Theron 7 Feb 2017

What are the CPA's best practice guidelines applicable to the motor industry?
What are the CPA's best practice guidelines applicable to the motor industry?

Last year, the NCC published for comment the draft best practice guidelines intended to provide procedural clarity in regard to alternative dispute resolution mechanisms for handling complaints involving the automotive industry...

By Justine Krige 23 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Carmakers primed to tackle new year challenges
#BizTrends2017: Carmakers primed to tackle new year challenges

Despite another difficult year for the automotive industry, car manufacturers are on top of the challenges and ready for 2017's expected trends...

By Mike Whitfield 10 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: The auto industry will face its biggest disruption yet
#BizTrends2017: The auto industry will face its biggest disruption yet

The auto industry has always faced massive disruption. The heart of the industry has always been engineering, and advances have shifted the balance...

By Jeff Osborne 10 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Tech trends transforming the automotive sector
#BizTrends2017: Tech trends transforming the automotive sector

2017 is the Chinese year of the Rooster. The Rooster (literally) signals the start of a new day, and for many it would be great to get rid of the 'Monkey' on the back...

By Michael Frans 9 Jan 2017

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