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Franchise dealer numbers decline in 2020

The total number of franchised new vehicle dealerships in South Africa has declined by about 40 since April 2020 – after the COVID-19 lockdown was introduced – and January 2021, according to the National Automobile Dealers’ Association (NADA).

  • 16 March 2021
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2021 new vehicle market to deliver as expected, says NADA

National Automobile Dealers Association (Nada) chairperson, Mark Dommisse, says new vehicle sales in February were better than expected, but he does not see any need to amend the sales forecast for the 2021 calendar year following the release of South Africa’s latest GDP figures.

  • 12 March 2021
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Changes to choices in buying cars explained

Although many blame the COVID-19 pandemic for the changes in the auto market, where consumers are making significant changes in their choice of vehicle, the CEO of Motus Retail and Rental, Corné Venter, says it comes as no surprise.

  • 5 March 2021
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Naamsa to support Comp Com guidelines on R2R

Automotive business council, Naamsa, has confirmed it will support the Competition Commission’s guidelines for competition in the South African automotive aftermarket.

  • 4 March 2021

Vehicle prices above inflation rate in Q4 2020

The South African automotive industry faces a challenging 2021, with new-vehicle prices continuing to climb well above the inflation rate in a market already severely constrained by the financial effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • 2 March 2021
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Taxes sting, but some positive moves in national budget

A R1.8 billion allocation in the Budget towards initiatives to curb grey imports and illicit cross-border activities has been welcomed by the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa).

  • 26 February 2021
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Naamsa cautiously optimistic

The chief executives of National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa) member companies are cautiously optimistic about automotive business conditions over the next six months.

  • 24 February 2021
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Price hike on tolls effective from Monday

Apart from an increase in fuel prices, South African motorists are set to pay more for toll fees after Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula approved the 2021 toll tariffs announced by South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL) earlier this week.

  • 23 February 2021
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Toyota takes third Brand of the Year title

In the battle for the top spot in die sixth annual Cars.co.za Consumer Awards – powered by WesBank, Toyota has become the most prolific winner of the programme’s most prestigious trophy.

  • 19 February 2021
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