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AA entrusted to tow Lamborhini from Bloemfontein to Umhlanga

The Automobile Association has a long history of assisting South African motorists when they are stranded and need help. But did you know that the AA also assists those who are not stranded? Early on Thursday morning, one of the AA’s Super tow trucks assisted Cape Town-based luxury car dealership Crossley & Webb move a…


GMSA Announces Best Technician In The Country

The best technician in the country was announced amid loud applause last night during the annual General Motors South Africa (GMSA) Top Technician Skills Awards. Govender Dharmalingum (52) of South Coast Motors in Kwa-Zulu Natal scooped the first prize after showing his technical prowess and problem solving skills during four gruelling rounds of the competition.…


MerSETA backs SATMC tyre safety training

South African roads will soon be safer thanks to a financial boost from the Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services Sector Education and Training Authority (merSETA). The South African Tyre Manufacturers Conference (SATMC), representing all four South African Tyre Manufacturers –Bridgestone, Continental, Goodyear and Sumitomo – has received financial backing from merSETA to provide traffic officers…


What do the Rules of the Road stipulate about securing a load on your vehicle?

Well known presenter Mark Pilgrim shared with Arrive Alive on Twitter an image captured on his dashcam of a load falling from the back of a vehicle: Caught on my dashcam on M1 South. What happens when you don’t lock you cargo down. (@_ArriveAlive @FatalMoves) — Mark Pilgrim (@MarkPilgrimZA) September 4, 2015   We…

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Cross-Country Championship title within reach of Leeroy Poulter and navigator Rob Howie

Castrol Team Toyota’s Leeroy Poulter and navigator Rob Howie have an opportunity to clinch the 2015 Donaldson Cross-Country Championship this weekend, when they line up for the Vryburg Endurance – Round 5 of the six-round national championship. The pair have won all but one round of the championship this year, though they also won the…

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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…


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…


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…