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March/April 2019

Graham Erasmus
SHOULD VOTERS BE REQUIRED TO PASS AN IQ TEST? I am a great fan of the Financial Mail’s deputy editor, Sikonathi Mantshantsha. I always look forward to his “Between the Chains” column, because he never fails to impress with his insights, and ... Read more
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2019 NAACAM Show
The 2019 NAACAM Show, held from 12 to 14 March at the Durban International Conference Centre, was optimally primed for transformation, in its various facets...

Once a workshop specialising exclusively in heavy-duty trucks, DM Service Centre e-CAR in Parow Industrial now has ambitious plans to become a one-stop auto shop serving a large area of Cape Town...

EMO Hannover
The 22nd EMO will be opening its doors from 16 to 21 September 2019 in Hanover. Once again, the world’s leading trade fair for metalworking is being held in Germany...

Toyota SOMI
The Toyota State of the Motor Industry (SOMI) address is starting to gain traction, and the 2019 edition, held at the conference centre at the Kyalami Racetrack, held on 19 February...

Midas Franchise
In his many years as part of the management team at Midas, Gerhard Braun was able to learn from some of the best executives in the auto parts industry...

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Stopping Power
Did you know, courtesy of Wikipedia, that the time it takes to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph (0 to 97 km/h or 0 to 27 m/s) is a commonly used performance measure...

Brakes: Interesting Facts
(calipers, brake discs and drums, boosters, master cylinders and brake hoses) with special emphasis on safety and the correct fitment of components...

Quality Bosch Parts Made in South Africa
“Made in South Africa” proudly produced products at the Bosch Brits facility which occupies some 77 915m² consists of two manufacturing plants and a training facility...

Automotive Enterprise Development Company Awards Informal Mechanics
Twenty five motor mechanics operating informal workshops in the Nelson Mandela Bay municipality received one million Rand in automotive tools and equipment...

From Krugersdorp To Cape Town – A Hitchhiker's Guide To Partinform
On 6 February 2019 the Partinform Automotive Components Trade Show visited Mount Usambara in Honingklip Krugersdorp to impart its pearls of wisdom to the automotive...

Standard Bank Launches Wholesale Finance Proposition for OEMS and Dealers Across Africa
Standard Bank’s Group Vehicle and Asset Finance division has launched a brand new Wholesale Finance Proposition that will offer original equipment manufacturers (OEMs)...

Dealership Performance for the Next Decade
In the interests of its members, NADA (National Automobile Dealers’ Association) has initiated a dealer performance programme for individuals...

A New Era Dawns At Mercedes Trucks
A recent event turned into a double celebration as it was announced that a new company, Daimler Trucks and Busses Southern Africa has been formed to assume the marketing.

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