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New Ford Focus ST Offers Enhanced Driving Dynamics, Advanced Technology

The new Ford Focus ST is the most advanced version yet, offering an even more responsive, balanced and refined driving experience with new chassis control technologies, tuned suspension and steering, and bespoke tyre specification. “The new Focus ST delivers an even more sophisticated balance of performance, driving dynamics, refinement and style, which are at the…

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Strong data from roadkill survey by Endangered Wildlife Trust

Surveys of wild animals killed by passing traffic (roadkill) have produced strong data and several recommendations. This is as a result of recent investigations into the issue of roadkill in the Pilanesberg National Park. The surveys, conducted by the EWT between 21 October and 23 November 2014, consisted of on-site investigation of roadkill, as well…

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Consumer indebtedness and economic uncertainty affecting vehicle sales

Vehicle sales continue to decline, as seen in the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers’ (Naamsa) sales data for June. Total sales in June were down 4.8%, year-on-year, with 50 251 new vehicles sold. Year-to-date, the market was down 1,9%. Passenger car sales for June were down 6.6% compared to the same month last year. This is…

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Wesbank and FNB join forces to enhance fleet offering

From 1 July 2015, WesBank’s Fleet Division will report into sister bank FNB’s Credit Card Division. This will afford WesBank’s Fleet customers improved exposure to the FirstRand Group strategy of aligning expertise in the respective channels of Merchant services, Transactional Banking and Vehicle Asset Finance. This move will see both parties bringing the best of…

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Young drivers need to focus on building a safe driving history

  Alexander Forbes Insurance has recommended that parents arrange for their children to have their own insurance cover as soon as they acquire their first vehicle. Even though this can cost more to start, the benefits are that the child will build his own safe driving history sooner and accidents would not be on the…

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Wesbank and Hollard team up for a new venture

WesBank, a division of FirstRand Bank Limited, and The Hollard Insurance Company announced today that they will formalise their long-standing relationship through the formation of a new holding company, which will offer both WesBank and Hollard value-added motor products. WesBank will be the majority shareholder. Part of the transaction is that an agreement has been…

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Alexander Forbes Insurance will honour vehicle claims irrespective of e-toll licencing decisons

Following recent announcements regarding e-tolls and the various debates surrounding insurance cover that those South Africans with outstanding e-toll accounts will not be able to renew their vehicle licence disc, questions arise on whether or not your motor insurer will settle a claim based on the status of your vehicle licence disc. Alexander Forbes Insurance…

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Volvo Cars’ standard safety technology cuts accident claims by 28%

One of the most comprehensive scientific studies performed on collision avoidance systems in cars reveals that Volvo Cars’ standard City Safety technology reduces insurance claims for rear-end frontal collisions by 28 per cent. Based on real-life accumulated insurance claims data from the Swedish insurers If and Volvia, the study of City Safety performance conclusively reveals…

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