- Dealer News
- 20 January 2021
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Motus Toyota CapeGate was chosen for the final servicing destination of a very special Hilux-bakkie that had just completed 48 018 kilometres of non-stop driving.
“I believe in retailing the dealership into a profit, and over the past, very challenging year, I believe we are on the right track to achieve our goals,” Jaco van den Berg, Dealer Principal at Motus Renault Northcliff, told Dealerfloor recently.
Business in Potchefstroom has slowed down under current COVID-19 restrictions in 2020, with the impact of COVID-19 rippling from the town’s university to smaller businesses across town.
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The Volkswagen Group South Africa recently named Rachel Kobo from Uitenhage as the Best Apprentice of 2020.
The German automotive industry has recognised the potential of Africa by strengthening its ties to the continent through a cooperative partnership between the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) and the African Association of Automotive Manufacturers (AAAM).
A total of 38 Barloworld Automotive motor franchise dealerships in South Africa and Botswana are part of the discussions between the JSE-listed group and its equal joint venture partner NMI Durban South Motors about the proposed disposal of these dealerships as a going concern.