Increases abound for embattled consumers

Toll fees across South Africa will increase again on 1 March, adding yet more financial pain to already embattled consumers. The Automobile Association (AA) says these increases will coincide with a likely increase to fuel prices in March, which, given the current data, look set to be significant. These increases will apply country-wide to all […]

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Another year of awful festive road death fatalities

The grim festive season road fatality statistics are a national disaster and a sad indictment of the total disregard road users have for their own and other peoples’ lives on our country’s roads. Preliminary statistics of the festive season road deaths released by Transport Minister Blade Nzimande yesterday show that 1612 people died on South […]

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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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