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Is now a good time to buy a "nearly new" car?
Is now a good time to buy a "nearly new" car?Article

Are there any good bargains at the moment? Is now the right time? Should you wait a little longer to make that all important decision to purchase a car?

Naresh Maharaj 16 Sep 2020

Is the virtual car showroom a safer option?
Is the virtual car showroom a safer option?Article

The motoring industry like most of the other industries have taken a massive below the belt punch and the industry is still trying to catch its breath from that punch...

Naresh Maharaj 24 Aug 2020

New vehicle sales show slow recovery
New vehicle sales show slow recoveryArticle

New vehicle sales were largely flat in July, showing similar numbers to those of June 2020...

4 Aug 2020

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Energy isn't just electricity - the common mistake obscuring the mammoth task of decarbonisationArticle

One of the first things I teach students is the difference between energy and electricity. Electricity is a particular form of energy, but often the two words are used interchangeably...

George Loumakis 31 Jul 2020

Reduce your windscreen costs and still stay safe
Reduce your windscreen costs and still stay safeArticle

Times are tough, and every South African is looking to save money wherever they can...

Filum Ho 28 Jul 2020

Buying a pre-owned car online? Keep this in mind
Buying a pre-owned car online? Keep this in mindArticle

Buying a new car is a really big decision, whether it's a pre-owned or a new set of wheels...

Nunben Dixon 27 Jul 2020

Fastest-selling used cars in SA
Fastest-selling used cars in SAArticle

When it comes to the used car market in South Africa there's reason for "cautious optimism"...

16 Jul 2020

Motor retailers forced to adapt to new ways of doing business
Motor retailers forced to adapt to new ways of doing businessArticle

Mark Dommisse, chairman of the National Automobile Dealers' Association (Nada), says that preparedness and the willingness of employees to adapt to new ways of doing business are getting the wheels of the retail motor business turning again...

19 Jun 2020

Is our motor industry coughing?
Is our motor industry coughing?Article

Very few business sectors will be immune to Covid-19, but some, like the auto industry, seem more likely than others to be in need of a ventilator...

Issued by WhyFive Insights 9 Jun 2020

Cars: Transition from lockdown is a fork in the road - here are two possible outcomes for future travel
Cars: Transition from lockdown is a fork in the road - here are two possible outcomes for future travelArticle

The pandemic has forced many people to shift from public transport to car travel. But is this likely to be permanent?

Enrica Papa and Nicole Badstuber 5 Jun 2020

SA's automotive industry opens up for business
SA's automotive industry opens up for businessArticle

Effective immediately, the South African motor industry is able to start selling vehicles once again...

13 May 2020

Online car auction platform launched
Online car auction platform launchedArticle

The motor dealer retail market in South Africa has all but stalled during the national lockdown, putting thousands of jobs at risk...

4 May 2020

Car dealerships should consider going digital
Car dealerships should consider going digitalArticle

To mitigate a likely slump in car sales during the coronavirus pandemic, automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and car dealerships should consider online services...

2 Apr 2020

20 most sought-after cars in SA in February 2020
20 most sought-after cars in SA in February 2020Article

The Beat The Price New Car Demand Index for February 2020 continues the trend that began in December...

23 Mar 2020

February marks another record month for used car sales, says AutoTrader!
February marks another record month for used car sales, says AutoTrader!Article

According to George Mienie, AutoTrader CEO, February 2020 was yet another record month for the used car market - with cumulative used car sales of just under R11,5bn...

Issued by AutoTrader 9 Mar 2020

#BlockchainAfrica: The impact of blockchain on the global economy
#BlockchainAfrica: The impact of blockchain on the global economyArticle

In 2020, many of the world's most influential business executives and policymakers are aware of blockchain's potential to turn the global economy around...

Ilija Acimovic 4 Mar 2020

#OrchidsandOnions: Tapping into relevant issues
#OrchidsandOnions: Tapping into relevant issuesArticle

Kudos: Restaurant chain's budget advert hit the spot - in more ways than one...

Brendan Seery 2 Mar 2020

Billions are pouring into mobility technology - will the transport revolution live up to the hype?
Billions are pouring into mobility technology - will the transport revolution live up to the hype?Article

Over US$33bn was invested in mobility tech last year in response to claims it will transform our lives. Based on what we have seen so far, which of these promised solutions will be delivered?

Neil G Sipe 24 Feb 2020

#BizTrends2020: SA's automotive industry lags global trends
#BizTrends2020: SA's automotive industry lags global trendsArticle

Back in 1951, the publishers of Popular Mechanics predicted that every family would have at least one helicopter in their garage by 2020...

Kriben Reddy 4 Feb 2020

20 most sought-after cars in SA in December 2019
20 most sought-after cars in SA in December 2019Article

The Beat The Price New Car Demand Index for December 2019 reflects the nervousness in the local car market...

21 Jan 2020

Which vehicles achieved the best resale in 2019?
Which vehicles achieved the best resale in 2019?Article

There were lots of big winners in 2019. In the South African motor industry, the Volkswagen Tiguan was the big winner in the resale value stakes...

13 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: 5 ways of being to make 2020 great
#BizTrends2020: 5 ways of being to make 2020 greatArticle

South Africa. A nation paralysed by talk, where the majority of problems are a product of our failure to execute...

Pepe Marais 19 Dec 2019

#BestofBiz 2019: Automotive
#BestofBiz 2019: AutomotiveArticle

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2019 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views...

13 Dec 2019

Haval and other compact SUVs in demand by SA car buyers in November 2019
Haval and other compact SUVs in demand by SA car buyers in November 2019Article

The Beat The Price New Car Demand Index shows the car models most in demand by South African car buyers in November 2019...

13 Dec 2019

Boris Dzhingarov
Average new vehicle price rises to $36,718Article

Car buyers are paying more than ever for their vehicles, with the average sales price of a new car purchased in the United States rising to $36,718 as of May of 2019, according to data from auto industry informational resource Edmunds.

Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 29 Nov 2019

Chris Moerdyk
Stop telling customers that you careArticle

One of the most important things a company can do these days, is to resist the temptation to put one of those silly corporate mission statements or customer care plaques on the wall of their reception area...

Chris Moerdyk, Issued by Chris Moerdyk 19 Nov 2019

20 most sought-after cars in SA in October 2019
20 most sought-after cars in SA in October 2019Article

According to the Beat The Price New Car Demand Index for October 2019, Volkswagen had its strongest month of 2019 so far...

19 Nov 2019

Best sales month of 2019
Best sales month of 2019Article

While the South African economy fails to meet its Gross Domestic Product forecast this year, new vehicle sales look equally unlikely to reach the softer levels of slowdown...

5 Nov 2019

What car models were South Africans looking at in August 2019?
What car models were South Africans looking at in August 2019?Article

The Beat The Price New Car Demand Index for August 2019 shows the continued broadening of demand for newer brands and models...

9 Sep 2019

Emerging technologies are opening up new possibilities
Emerging technologies are opening up new possibilitiesArticle

Emerging technologies such as blockchain, the Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and cloud computing are transforming trade and supply chain finance capabilities globally...

Evan-Lee Courie 5 Sep 2019

Smart cities will depend on faster adoption of 4IR
Smart cities will depend on faster adoption of 4IRArticle

If you are not digital it will be very difficult to be competitive in industry, or in the buildings you produce. Because what you are building is here for the next 50 years, and it has to be green, smart and automated...

Taru Madangombe 3 Sep 2019

AutoTrader car industry report revealed
AutoTrader car industry report revealedArticle

AutoTrader has published a report revealing never-seen-before insights into South Africa's car market...

Issued by AutoTrader 27 Aug 2019

What car models were most in demand by South African car buyers in July 2019?
What car models were most in demand by South African car buyers in July 2019?Article

The Beat The Price New Car Demand Index for July 2019 shows a particularly strong month for Motus...

5 Aug 2019

Volatility presides in new vehicle industry
Volatility presides in new vehicle industryArticle

Optimists will have welcomed June's smaller decline in sales as South Africa's new vehicle market continues to struggle and seemingly deliver any type of identifiable trend...

2 Jul 2019

Sharp rise in electric car sales important in slowing pace of global warming
Sharp rise in electric car sales important in slowing pace of global warmingArticle

According to Andrew Howard, head of sustainable research at Schroders, a sharp rise in electric car sales and an increase in public concern towards climate change have helped in further slowing the pace of global warming...

30 May 2019

Get a market-related price for your car
Get a market-related price for your carArticle

To insure for market value or retail value?

9 May 2019

Ensure a fair price when trading in your car
Ensure a fair price when trading in your carArticle

Trading-in an old car and upgrading to something new is really exciting - but can be rather daunting at the same time...

11 Apr 2019

Pressure builds in compressed vehicle market
Pressure builds in compressed vehicle marketArticle

New vehicle sales continued their consistent slide downward as the first quarter drew to a close...

3 Apr 2019

The all-new Renault Duster 4X4: Tough, versatile and unpretentious
The all-new Renault Duster 4X4: Tough, versatile and unpretentiousArticle

The all-new Renault Duster 4x4 is here in South Africa and it's tough, versatile and unpretentious...

Naresh Maharaj 2 Apr 2019

The radically transforming car buying experience
The radically transforming car buying experienceArticle

With the number of online shoppers expected to approach 25 million by 2021 (up from 18 million in 2017), e-commerce is experiencing a boom time in SA...

13 Mar 2019

Lexus reaches global milestone
Lexus reaches global milestoneArticle

Lexus recently announced that it has sold its 10 millionth vehicle...

6 Mar 2019

Trading down for lower car repayments isn't always good
Trading down for lower car repayments isn't always goodArticle

Many South African motorists who are feeling the burden of inflation are considering moving into more cost-effective cars...

10 Jan 2019

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

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...

Kriben Reddy 14 Dec 2018

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

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...

Marius du Toit 13 Dec 2018

Interest rate impacts new vehicle sales
Interest rate impacts new vehicle salesArticle

New vehicle sales continued to decline during November, noticeably impacted by the interest rate increase in the third week of the month...

6 Dec 2018

Prospects already looking up for SA home buyers
Prospects already looking up for SA home buyersArticle

Ahead of the medium-term budget policy speech and the SA Investment Summit this week, things are already looking up for home buyers and owners in SA...

Rudi Botha 22 Oct 2018

Should you buy a new or pre-owned car?
Should you buy a new or pre-owned car?Article

For South Africans thinking about buying a car, a question which will undoubtedly come to mind is 'Should I buy new, or used?'

18 Oct 2018

Vehicle sales for September were down 1.9%
Vehicle sales for September were down 1.9%Article

New vehicle sales for September were down 1.9% year-on-year with a total of 49,670 units sold...

5 Oct 2018

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