Petrol down, diesel up for November

Fuel prices have moderated during October, with the prospect of some relief for petrol users, although users of diesel and illuminating paraffin will have to cough up more. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA), which was commenting on unaudited month-end fuel price data released by the Central Energy Fund. “The exchange rate started […]

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NAAMSA CHAIRMAN CONFIDENT SA MOTOR INDUSTRY CAN OVERCOME ITS MAJOR CHALLENGES

Andrew Kirby, chairman of the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (NAAMSA) and president and CEO of Toyota SA Motors, says he is confident that the local motor industry will overcome its major challenges and that the industry will grow substantially into the future. He was addressing delegates at the NAAMSA Automotive Conference […]

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Battered Rand pushes fuel higher

More fuel price hikes are on their way courtesy of a weaker Rand. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA) which was commenting on unaudited month-end fuel price data supplied by the Central Energy Fund (CEF). “International petroleum prices remained virtually unchanged on average during August,” the Association says.   “But,” it adds, “the […]

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Invitation to AA discussion: Would deregulation lower petrol prices?

The recent spike in fuel prices has caused much consternation and distress. So much so, that the president has set up a committee of ministers to look into the issue. Some media have called it a “fuel price emergency” and pundits have all sorts of ‘solutions’, including deregulation. Is deregulation really a solution? In the […]

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Vehicle manufacturers start opening up after-sales market to independent providers

The Right to Repair (R2R) Campaign is celebrating the decision by Volkswagen (VW) to make several changes in relation to the independent aftermarket.  They hope this move signals a willingness by manufacturers to start opening up the after-sales market to independent providers. “Thanks to the process started by the Competition Commission, we believe VW is […]

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Bridgestone showcase new products and solutions

Bridgestone Europe’s usual impressive stand was another prominent feature at The Tire Cologne Show in Germany where the major A brand’s main aim was to further enhance and demonstrate their solutions for truck fleets to reduce operating costs and also for tyre dealers to grow and become more successful. A Bridgestone spokesperson informed Modern Tire […]

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