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KZN n2 Malcolm Kinsey

Meeting Malcolm Kinsey of the AA Kinsey Report

Mzansi’s parts guru, Malcolm Kinsey, has sound advice for dealers who inflate their parts and services prices but he says by and large, the perception that dealers charge exorbitant prices is misplaced.

  • 11 November 2020
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BMW SA CEO steps down

The CEO of BMW Group South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa, Tim Abbott, has quit after six years at the helm and will be replaced by South African born Peter van Binsbergen at the start of the new year.

  • 11 November 2020
Sascha Sauer

Sascha Sauer takes the reigns at Audi South Africa

New to South Africa but not new to Audi’s business in South Africa. Sascha Sauer is the new Head of Audi Africa and will lead the Four Rings locally taking over the reins from Trevor Hill.

  • 11 November 2020
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DAF ready to spread its wings

A promising future awaits the Dutch truck manufacturer, DAF in South Africa, especially with the establishment of a local assembly plant within two years.

  • 9 November 2020
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Overloading cars with tax

Dealer principals were not surprised that Finance Minister Tito Mboweni did not even mention a call by the auto trade to lower taxes on new vehicles in his 2020 medium-Term Budget Policy Statement.

  • 9 November 2020

Try time for Springboks and Land Rover

Springbok rugby will again be driven by Land Rover with the announcement that the premium brand will be the official vehicle partner and associate sponsor of the Rugby World Cup Champions.

  • 5 November 2020
Dealerfloor fraud discussion

Webinar: Fraud trends on the dealer floor

Trading is tough, especially after the hard lockdown, which has created a perfect breeding ground for scams and schemes by syndicates and individuals.

  • 4 November 2020
Michael M MABASA Naamsa

Capex in auto industry expected to decline

Almost half of South Africa’s seven automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) believe capital investment expenditure by the industry will decline in the next six months compared to the prior period.

  • 30 October 2020
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No room for error in proposed slower fiscal consolidation path

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has warned that South Africa cannot allow its recent fiscal weakness and the pandemic to turn into a sovereign debt crisis, and the measures in the Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) set out active measures to avoid this risk.

  • 29 October 2020
EV Dealerfloor

High cost of EVs could cripple auto industry

Africa, and South Africa in particular, was warned that it might just miss the bus in the anticipated Electric Vehicle (EV) boom, especially if governments don’t come to the party with incentives and tax relief.

  • 29 October 2020
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