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Should local and national government only buy local?

The procurement of vehicles by the South African government, like many other countries, should be entirely linked to local manufacturers, says Dr Martyn Davies, MD of emerging markets and Africa at Deloitte and the firm’s African automotive lead partner.

  • 23 October 2020
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Toyota, Suzuki dominating Cars.co.za finalists

The 39 finalists of the 2020/21 Cars.co.za Consumer Awards – powered by WesBank #CarsAwards have been announced with Toyota and Suzuki strongly represented in various categories.

  • 19 October 2020
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October is Transport Month

We are halfway through the month of October, known since 2005 as Transport Month, and this year the Department of Transport (DoT) has announced that the theme will be “Together shaping the future of transport”.

  • 19 October 2020
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Focus on cost, efficiency - Naamsa

The government’s infrastructure investment and development strategy should, among other things, focus on cost and efficiency in transport and ports systems for export-orientated industries, says Naamsa.

  • 19 October 2020

Second gross: More important than ever

Dealers are turning to value-added products and services to help improve their profitability but there is still plenty of room for improvement, says Seriti Solution’s Anri Carney.

  • 16 October 2020
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Lockdown hurt Cartrack's installations

Cartrack Holdings, the listed fleet management, stolen vehicle recovery and insurance telematics group, was hurt in the six months to August 2020 by an inability to instal devices in vehicles because of the COVID-19 lockdown.

  • 16 October 2020
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Cars.co.za launches Match! to dealers

Cars.co.za, arguably South Africa’s largest automotive platform, has launched its new match-making service for private sellers and dealers after trailing it across Gauteng over the last couple of months.

  • 15 October 2020
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Discovery Insure now provides vehicle warranty cover

Discovery Insure recently announced the launch of a "world-first" telematics-based vehicle warranty cover. The product is available to qualifying clients who book a service at any Motus dealership or Bosch service centre.

  • 8 October 2020
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Prepare for a 12-month income gap

Vehicle dealers are facing a 12-month “income gap” because of the disruption of new-vehicle sales by the COVID-19 lockdown and the defleeting of car rental companies.

  • 7 October 2020
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CMH down in first half

The COVID-19 lockdown has taken its toll on the financial performance of JSE-listed Combined Motor Holdings (CMH), which anticipates reporting a loss for the six months to end-August.

  • 2 October 2020
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