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Automotive

Plenty of opportunities from AfCFTA

The Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement is a unique opportunity for the automotive sector in Africa, says Alec Erwin, an African Association of Automotive Manufacturers (AAAM) policy expert and former South African deputy minister of finance and minister of trade and industry and public enterprises.

  • 25 June 2021
Tyre

Definition of component parts needs work - TEPA

The definition of component parts in the Competition Commission’s Automotive Aftermarket Guidelines is one of the grey issues that is currently still the subject of debate, according to the Tyre Equipment Parts Association (TEPA).

  • 24 June 2021
Motus Group

Motus buys Sandton dealers from NMG

JSE-listed automotive group, Motus, has acquired the Kia Bryanston and Honda Sandton motor dealerships from the North Motor Group.

  • 24 June 2021
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FlexClub sees opportunity in SA

A new company that focuses on car subscriptions in South Africa and Mexico claims it has disproved the concept that people aspire to own their own vehicle.

  • 18 June 2021

Barloworld dealership sale completed

JSE-listed Barloworld has finalised the sale of its motor retail business, comprising 38 motor franchise dealerships in South Africa and Botswana.

  • 11 June 2021
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Better training for young drivers

MasterDrive and Castell Projects and Services will be launching a driver training programme during June, which is also youth month, aimed at young drivers.

  • 11 June 2021
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R2RSA welcomes NADA commitment to Guidelines

Right to Repair South Africa (R2RSA) has welcomed the pledge by the National Automobile Dealers’ Association (NADA) to support the Competition Commission Guidelines for Competition in the South African Automotive Aftermarket.

  • 11 June 2021
Mark Dommisse NADA National Chairperson

NADA heartened by May sales

The new vehicle sales statistics for May 2021 are “very heartening”, according to the National Automobile Dealers’ Association (NADA).

  • 4 June 2021
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Management changes at Ford

The Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa has announced leadership and organisational changes to strengthen its automotive operations.

  • 4 June 2021
Naamsa May

Vehicle market in recovery mode

The COVID-19 hard lockdown restrictions in the second quarter of last year continue to distort new vehicle sales, with total sales increasing by 197.8% to 38 337 units last month from the 12 874 vehicles sold in May 2020.

  • 4 June 2021
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