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Opel awarded at 2015 Women’s Car of the Year Awards

The Opel brand received high recognition today in the 2015 Women’s Car of the Year Awards for best car in the hatchback and multipurpose vehicle (MPV) categories. The stylish Opel ADAM that was introduced to South African consumers in January this year, emerged the winner in the hatchback category while the Opel Mokka, launched in…

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Commuter safety on buses can be addressed through partnerships

We are always delighted when we can assist road users in addressing their safety concerns. We would like to share one such request for assistance received and the response to our referral to the operator via SABOA: Question: I am complaining regarding the safety of Commuters from Hammanskraal to Midrand using Botlhaba bus Service that’s…

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Toyota takes pole position in vehicle sales for August

Toyota is top performer in August Hilux still number one year-to-date Challenging sales environment buoyed by strong export demand   Market segment August 2014 August 2015 % change Passenger vehicles 37,843 34,885 -8.5% Light commercial vehicles 14,940 13,781 -8.4% Medium commercial vehicles 1001 889     -12.6% Heavy commercial vehicles 504 393 -28% Extra Heavy commercial…

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SA Automotive industry characterised by weakening domestic sales and strengthening vehicle exports

In amplification of the new vehicle sales statistics for the month of August, 2015 – released today for public consumption on the website of the Department of Trade & Industry – the Association commented that conditions in the automotive industry continued to be characterised by weakening domestic sales and strengthening vehicle exports. Given the present constrained economic environment…

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Matrix provides flexible location sharing via app – tracking industry first!

Shortly after the release of the previous app update, Matrix has takentheMatrixInternetTrackingApponestepfurther – becoming the first tracking company to integrate flexiblelocation sharing within their app offering, creating an ever more personalised experience for their customers. Grant Fraser, Product and Marketing Director at MiX Telematics (Africa) says; “We are always looking for ways in which to…

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Does Road Legislation have a penalty for someone intentionally deflating my tyres?

Question: This past weekend my wife visited her sister in … Her sister is parking at someone’s house overnight as she stays in flat. Her sister informed the house owner that her sister will be visiting. However, on Sunday morning my wive’s tyres were deflated by the individual who had been informed prior to that.…

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