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Truck sales start with a bang in 2019

The commercial vehicle market has had a strong start in 2019. Truck sales are up by 7.3% compared to January 2018, with over 1600 commercial vehicles and lorries being sold. These statistics were released by the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of...

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What determines the value of your car?

When it comes to selling a car, everyone wants the best price possible. Offers to purchase can often differ by about five to eight thousand rands. There are numerous factors that determine the value of a car and no two vehicles are alike. You could have 10 vehicles of...

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Formex injecting R70-million into operations

Formex Industries will boost its production capacity by investing R70-million in the upcoming financial year. The company is also investing heavily in job creation in the Nelson Mandela Bay area. Formex’s competitive pricing has made it a key player in the local and...

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Formex attending the NAACAM Show

Formex Industries will be participating in the 2019 National Association of Automotive Component and Allied Manufacturers (NAACAM) Show. The event will take place at the Durban International Convention Centre from 12 to 14 March this year. The NAACAM Show is the...

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George Old Car Show brings vintage beauty to the coast

The 23rd annual George Old Car Show rumbles into the Western Cape from 9 to 10 February 2019. The vintage car show will feature an array of classics and some of the earliest motors in the country. It will take place at PW Botha College on York Street. The focus of...

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South Africa’s manufacturing output increasing

South Africa’s manufacturing output has reached its highest level since October 2016. This is a good sign that the country is slowly recovering from early-2018’s recession. Other industries showing positive growth are agriculture and retail. Statistics show that...

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Government revises APDP and sets challenging targets

The South African automotive industry has been set new and challenging targets in the government’s revised Automotive Production and Development Programme (APDP). Parliament recently extended the current APDP to 2035, adding updated targets that will encourage local...

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Manufacturing should be catalyst for growth

Manufacturing in South Africa should be a catalyst for the future growth of the gross domestic product (GDP) as it constitutes a significant portion of the economy. The manufacturing industry is a vital contributor of jobs, income and export sales. According to the...

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Modern safety features of new cars

Vehicle manufacturers have been hard at work improving safety standards and features of their latest models. Even cars that were made just a few years ago seem dated compared to the cars of 2019. Safety features have come a long way over the past few years....

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