Endurance racing’s greatest event, the 24 Hours of Le Mans, takes place this weekend on Saturday 16 June and the stars of international motorsport are lining up with Motul to make this 86th edition a truly memorable one. This year’s French classic will take place on the streets of Le Mans which form part of the Circuit des 24 Heures, and millions of motorsport fans will be following it. The starting procedure will get underway at 2:30pm (SA time) on Saturday when Rafael Nadal will wave France’s Tricolore to start the race, just 6 days after winning his 11th French Open title. As Official Lubricant Partner to the FIA WEC and the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Motul will be in action throughout the event. As a sponsor of the vibrantly-coloured Rebellion Racing team in the top LMP1 category with an all-star driver line up including former WEC champions André Lotterer, Neel Jani and Bruno Senna, Motul hopes Rebellion Racing will take the fight to the Toyota factory team. Also in LMP1 category will be the Franco-American DragonSpeed team. LMP2 is numerically the strongest category and Motul is supporting no fewer than 8 of the 20 entries. In LMGTE Am, Singapore’s Clearwater Racing will be running a race-proven Ferrari 488 GTE – all 3 podium places filled by the marque last year. Every entrant in LMP2, and Motul’s partners in LMP1, will use engines supplied by Gibson, a company with a well-established, successful relationship with Motul. These engines will benefit from the years of endurance racing experience which Motul’s technicians have accumulated, with that expertise going into a special prototype oil in LMP1, and 300V engine oil in LMP2 and GTE, and finally in the 8100 lubricants used in production cars in everyday use. There can be no weak links in endurance racing, and Motul has traditionally used its involvement in the discipline as a key part of its technical development programmes with enormous success…17 victories to date. Will there be another this year? If you . . .
“Opportunities for Kaizen in Africa – Now and in Future” The New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) Agency and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), in partnership with Productivity SA under the auspices of the Pan-Africa Productivity Association (PAPA), will be hosting the captioned 3 days Conference from 2nd to 4th of July. More than 100 of practitioners of Kaizen will be gathering from Africa, Asia and Latin America. The Conference will also integrate site visits to various companies including TOYOTA, “the mother of KAIZEN”. *The Kaizen Initiative, launched in August 2017, is a joint outcome of the 35th NEPAD Heads of State and Government Orientation Committee (HSGOC), held in July 2016 in Rwanda, and the Japanese Government’s Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI), held in August 2016 in Kenya. INVITATION TO PLENARY SESSION AND PRESS CONFERENCE: Date: 2 July 2018 Time: 8:45 – 10:15 Plenary Session 10:15 – 10:45 Press Conference Speakers: Representative from the Province of Kwa-Zulu Natal Representative from Ministry of Labor Representative of NEPAD Ambassador of Japan Vice President of JICA Venue: Aha Gateway Hotel – Umhlanga, KwaZulu-Natal RSVP NOT REQUIRED FOR THIS DAY Invitation to Key note presentation by TOYOTA and Factory visits: Date & Time: 3 July 2018 Time: 9:00 – 10:30 Key note Presentation by Mr. Kyogo Onoue, General Manager, Operations Management Department, Toyota Motor Corporation, Japan 11:00 – 15:00 Factory visits including Toyota South Africa Motors RSVP BY: 20 JUNE 2018, 15:00 (ONLY 10 SEATS AVAILABLE) For reservation and queries, please contact the JICA South Africa Office at 012-3464493, specifically: 1. Ms Brigette Kgaphola, Communications Officer, BrigetteKgaphola-SO@jica.go.jp; or 2. Mr Mpho Pekane, Programme Officer, MphoPekane.SO@jica.go.jp. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Now in its fifth year, TruckX – South Africa’s all-encompassing, interactive event for the commercial transport industry – has moved things up a gear. With a new headline sponsor, new industry partnerships and new events in parallel, TruckX 2018 is set to surpass the record-breaking support it received last year. The event takes place on July 11 and 12 at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit, Midrand. “In line with our vision of creating an industry event that gives visitors an interactive, hands-on, practical experience, a full-blown exhibition and outside events were added to TruckX last year,” explains John Thomson, the exhibition organiser. “To enable this, TruckX moved from Sandton Convention Centre to Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit. This really worked! TruckX had its highest number of visitors ever – over 2 100 people.” Thomson expects to increase attendance at this year’s show by 50%, since support from the industry for the new format has been extremely encouraging. “There is a crying need for a conference and exhibition of this calibre,” says Japie Burger Transport Manager at ZZ2, a farming conglomerate operating with 104 trucks. Norman Pillay, managing director of Jesslyn Carriers, agrees: “The expo showcased how technology in the transport industry is changing rapidly and evolving with the times. TruckX is an excellent opportunity to get updates of events and to stay ahead of industry developments.” Shell takes Headline Sponsorship: Global energy group Shell has taken headline sponsorship for this year’s event. Commenting on this exciting news, Bongani Motloung – Sales Manager of Shell South Africa, says: “We believe that TruckX and FleetX are invaluable industry events. Shell South Africa is proud and delighted to have been afforded the opportunity to be one of the headline sponsors for 2018.” Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Partners with FleetX’s Speed in a Suit Competition This year, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles also makes its début at FleetX, the . . .
They say that “the cars we drive, say a lot about us” – Alexandra Paul Identify with the car of your dreams at the third annual Mall of the South Father’s Day Motor and Gadgets Show from the 11th to the 17th of June 2018. Feast your eyes on an array of vehicles on display including the number one SUV brand in China, Haval with their Haval H2 City M/T, the all Mercedes-Benz X-Class, the Mercedes-Benz GTR, Jeep Grand Cherokee, the all new Hyundai i120, the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio, the Honda Pajero Sport, gimmicks galore and so much more. An exciting addition to this year’s event is the in-mall competition where shoppers stand a chance to win their share of R300 000. The prizes include the Haval H2 City M/T as the first prize sponsored by Haval Johannesburg South valued at R249 900, second prize: an Eye of Africa Golf membership valued at R20 000 or and third prize an Exquisite Drone LS-126W valued at R3500 from Gadgets. Mall of the South Centre Manager, Hester Smith, said, “We would like to thank Haval Johannesburg South, Eye of Africa Signature Golf Estate and Gadgets for their generous contribution towards the campaign and we look forward to future endeavours with them”. To qualify for the competition, shoppers need to spend R250 or more at any Mall of the South store from the 11th of June to the 13th of August, complete the entry form, attach their till slip and drop it in the entry boxes provided. Terms and conditions apply. The top ten finalists will be randomly selected on the 15th of August and must be present at the live draw, which is scheduled to take place on the 23rd of August. Each finalist will be offered a key and will have an opportunity to unlock the car door. The finalists that unlocks the door, wins the Haval H2 City M/T. The Eye of Africa Golf membership and Exquisite Drone LS-126W will be randomly selected from the remaining finalists. So, if you are motor enthusiast, an outdoor fanatic or in the market for a new . . .
STRANDED? JUMPSTART YOUR CAR ON YOUR OWN! Romoss JS12 Jump Starter – The Perfect Companion for your Car How would you like to be able to jump start your car up to twenty times on a single charge. This handy device also features a flash light, and works as a USB hub to charge your mobile devices. Syntech HQ, Cape Town, June 7th, 2018. Syntech is delighted to introduce the Romoss JS12 Jump Starter to the market. This handy device is able jump start your car when your battery runs dry. The set includes jumper cables, and once charged the JS12 is able to jump start your car up to twenty times, thanks to a powerful 12000 mAh battery. This means you will never be left stranded when in remote places, or have to call for assistance. Simply attached the cables to your battery, press the boost button, and start your car. This convenient small device can be put back in its carry case and stored in your cubbyhole. This means you can travel on the road, with a peace of mind, no matter where you go. No expensive call outs for assistance, no need for another vehicle to jump start your car, and no need to push start your vehicle – the jump starter has you covered, making sure that you and your loved ones are never stranded. The unit comes with a compact, high quality hard case and the compact size of the Jump Starter allows you to take it with you everywhere you go and will easily fit into your car’s glove compartment, or in your backpack. The two smart USB ports allows you to charge car appliances such as your car fridge, as well as your smart phone or tablet at high speeds. In addition, the Jump Starter also features a flash light, with three modes – namely torch, strobe and SOS – making it suitable for any situation. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
In a country where between 65% and 70% of motor vehicles remain uninsured (according to the Automobile Association), it seems inevitable that a company would recognise the gap in the market and introduce an affordable theft-only insurance product. This is precisely what recently occurred through Cartrack’s subsidiary, Drive and Save (Pty) Ltd, with theft-only vehicle insurance now available from only R9.99 per month. Drive and Save, underwritten by King Price Insurance, offers Cartrack’s customers vehicle theft cover of up to R150 000. This monthly premium is less than the cost of a loaf of bread, and undoubtedly demonstrates to South African vehicle owners and insurers that it is possible to offer consumers affordable vehicle theft insurance. Any motorist that subscribes to a Cartrack vehicle tracking system, which is available at a monthly fee of between R99 and R179, is entitled to benefit from Drive and Save’s’ theft insurance cover, which is available at an additional cost from only R9,99. Cartrack South Africa CEO, Andre Ittmann, notes the reason behind the company’s decision to offer this insurance. “As a leading global provider of fleet management, stolen vehicle recovery and insurance telematics services, we are always looking for new ways to meet our customers and South Africans’ needs. When identifying the most pressing needs of South African motorists, we noticed that there was a significant need for affordable vehicle-only theft insurance, with thousands of motorists completely uninsured due to a variety of economic reasons. “As such, we decided to partner with and offer Drive and Save, with this product set to offer much-needed security and relief to local motorists. This product is aligned with our mission to consistently offer our customers innovative and affordable products that result in material benefits to their lives.” He further notes that some of the reasons for motorists not purchasing vehicle insurance include the inability . . .
Wiggle Cape Town Showroom Opening – Join us for your First Thursday Wiggle Join us in true Capetonian fashion as we join the rush of The First Thursday experience. Relocated in a new space we invite you to join us and urge you not to miss the unveiling of The Wiggle Showroom located on Buitengracht street in the heart of Cape Town. Come and engage yourself in a visual and cultural experience and find out what Wiggle is all about. Where to find us; 100 Buitengracht Street, Cape Town next to the BMW dealership opposite the Heritage Square parking lot. (The Old VW Dealership) About Wiggle Cape Town’s top specialist Car Hire company. Our range of superb 4x4s, supercars, convertibles, SUV’s and Luxury Vans will ensure you experience all of Cape Town’s wonders in the best way possible. Cruise the winelands of Stellenbosch to Franschhoek, coast the beaches of Cape Town, journey to of Cape Point or take a romantic getaway to the Garden Route. Options from: - Self-Drive - Chauffeur Drive - Collections & Drop-off (hotels and airport) - Film / Photo Shoots - VIP Transfers Whatever your requirements, we have the perfect car for you. With Wiggle your car rental experience gets the personal touch because we understand Cape Town is the gateway to some of the world’s purest driving pleasure and the vehicle needs to add to your experience, and the only way you are going to be able to reach out and touch it is with Wiggle! Benefits like GPS, baby Seats, and optional AA cover. A storage facility for your excess luggage. Cellphone and local number for your stay here if coming from abroad and need access for calls, emails and internet. In fact, you name it, we’ll do our best to help you in the best way possible and make your experience thrilling and unforgettable! CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Kobus Pretorius is a man with the customer at heart. As the owner of the Engen False Bay 1 Stop, Kobus has just installed a water desalination plant that converts borehole water into purified water. False Bay 1 Stop is an Engen flagship highway site with between 800 and 1 000 vehicles stopping there each day to fill up. The facility is situated on the N2 East, 10 kilometers before Somerset West and offers customers the convenience of a Woolworths Foodstop, Wimpy family restaurant and take away, Corner Bakery and Quickshop, as well as Engen’s quality fuels. The facility is open 24/7 and can serve up to 4 000 customers per day at peak times. Consequently, the rest rooms are always busy. Due to the water shortage in the Western Cape and the urgency to save water to prevent Day Zero, Kobus realised that as a responsible business owner he had to do something about it. A borehole was sunk, but found that whilst there was water in abundance, it would need to be purified of various metals and solids to be pure and drinkable. “I decided to deal with the professionals,” Kobus recalls. “I spoke to Water Purification Solutions and they suggested to us to install a treatment plant to get the water to a quality that exceeds municipal water!” Within six months, Water Purification Solutions designed, manufactured and installed a Primary Water Treatment plant capable of providing the daily needs of the business. It can be described as having a small factory on-site, but Kobus believes that the effort is well worth it. After all, only by controlling his own water resource can he ensure that every customer enjoys water quality of the finest! Engen is focused on always putting the customer first. As a result, a number of head office and regional managers, as well as fellow service station owners, visited the Engen False Bay 1Stop on May 23rd 2018 for what Kobus calls his ‘Water-baby Shower’, and their introduction to a model for ensuring continuity of water supply in . . .
Date Sunday 17 June Time 10am to 3pm Venue Silo District, V&A Waterfront Cost Free The difference between men and boys might be the price of their toys but this Father’s Day boys of all ages will be enthralled by the car show at the V&A Waterfront’s Silo District on Sunday, 17 June between 10am and 3pm. Dad’s will be able to live their dream as they settle behind the wheel of cars such as Porsche, McLaren and Aston Martin and racing cars off the Killarney race track. The entire family will be entertained by various events planned during the day. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
An on-board dual camera system from global fleet management vehicle recovery and insurance telematics provider, Cartrack, reduces the costs of managing vehicle fleets, while creating new ways to motivate drivers and improve their on-the-road performance. Historically, commercial drivers within fleets have been far removed from active management and oversight, with limited tools available in helping fleet owners understand how their drivers actually behave on the road. This lack of visual tracking ability has seen fleet managers struggle to achieve meaningful driver skills development, while also leaving companies vulnerable to poor operational performance and financial losses resulting from accidents. Cartrack’s Drive Vision system is dramatically changing this status quo. Drive Vision is an on-board dual camera system that records video footage with a 120-degree exterior view of the road ahead, and a 160-degree view inside the vehicle cab. Not only can fleet managers actively monitor all the footage that they wish, the system also records specific events such as speeding, harsh braking or an unforeseen action from a third-party. Drive Vision’s video is continuously captured and then made available to users in two ways. The footage is either buffered in the unit’s memory card for up to five days, and selected time slots can be downloaded by the user via a web interface. Alternatively, footage is also automatically downloaded to the system when specific events occur, such as speeding or a collision. The captured footage is stored at a web address and is immediately accessible to the client at any time. In addition, the data centre’s driver exception reporting mechanism can review the footage against a client’s pre-determined driver behaviour stipulations, creating a balanced and flexible driver performance assessment tool. Cartrack CEO, Andre Ittmann, notes why Drive Vision is so useful for companies. “There are two key strategic benefits to the . . .