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SAB and AB InBev Africa’s breweries across South Africa will have onsite solar facilities by the end of this month. This kicks off a multi-billion rand investment with the goal to purchase 100% of the business’s electricity requirements at manufacturing sites across Africa by 2025. Onsite solar power at its seven South African breweries will partially power each facility and represents 7% of the business’s electricity requirements. This is equivalent to taking approximately 2 000 vehicles off of SA roads. This installation will allow for all electricity consumed for theRead More

SAMA26 introduces new categories

While the call to entry for this year’s SAMA26 kicks into full gear, the organisers are pleased to announce changes in the following categories. The Best Kwaito Album category is back, to replace the Best Kwaito/Gqom/Amapiano. This category will encompass Gqom and Amapiano as sub-genres under the kwaito umbrella body. The Music Video of the Year Award has become a public voted category like the Record of the Year Award. This will afford fans a chance to make their voices heard when it comes to the music video that gotRead More

Mahindra set to enter new growth phase in 2020

South Africa, the first country globally to launch the automatic Mahindra Pik Up Range of new products to follow: #DARE K6+, S11 Scorpio SUV 103 kW, XUV300 W4, upgraded TUV300 and more Mahindra unveils #GreatValueGreatService promise statement through dedicated aftersales initiative January 15, 2020; Pretoria: Mahindra South Africa is entering a new growth phase in 2020 that will see it launch new and refreshed versions of almost its entire product range. It will also herald a new wave of activity at its assembly plant and its dealer network to supportRead More

The 2020 Day One campaign empowers parents and children with tangible advice to improve nutrition and wellbeing

Starting Grade 1, while exciting, is also dauting and emotional for parents and children alike. It is fuelled with pride, excitement and the overwhelming feeling that the road to success has begun. South African parents are acutely aware that education is a global equaliser and a healthy eating plan is of paramount importance. Taking in the correct amounts of vitamins and minerals builds bone strength, promotes physical fitness, gives energy for optimal concentrate and of great importance, helps brain development. The 2020 Day One by Danone launch got off toRead More

Tech and Gadgets’ Upgrade for Land Cruiser 200 VX-R

The Land Cruiser 200 serves as the flagship of the Land Cruiser range, presenting the ultimate overlanding vehicle, with space, luxury and high-tech driver-support technologies to take you anywhere. Tech & Entertainment Leveraging these credentials – and expanding on them for 2020 – the ‘LC200’ in VX-R guise has been outfitted with a 14-speaker JBL Premium sound system and Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) system. The rear-seat entertainment comprises two 11.6” screens (29cm) with multimedia inputs located in the rear console (along with the four-zone climate control). The other specification itemsRead More

Suzuki Ciaz: Value for Money

The budget sedan market is booming in South Africa, but what stands out among-st them is Suzuki Ciaz. This car takes all the limelight as it is fuel efficient. The Suzuki Ciaz has been facelifted for 2019 and we were lucky to drive the car to Limpopo for a weekend. Suzuki has added some more in-car tech to modernise the Ciaz’s infotainment system, transplanted a more powerful petrol motor into its engine bay and topped off the exterior look with LED lights. The new engine under the Suzuki’s bonnet deliversRead More

Kingsley Holgate Foundation Expedition Team – Rides High on Sky in New Expedition of Mountain Passes Southern Africa

What better place to kick off 2020 and a bright new decade, than from the 3,262m Tlaeeng Summit in Lesotho one of the highest driveable road passes in Africa, all part of a challenging high altitude Land Rover and mountain bike Riding High on Sky Expedition by the Kingsley Holgate Foundation (KHF) Team to tackle 100 of Southern Africa’s highest and toughest mountain passes in just 30 days. ‘It’s another tough challenge for our specially kitted-out Land Rover Discoverys but mountain passes are not new to them,’ explains veteran expeditionRead More


The saying which says that dynamite in a small package proves to be true with the launch of Peugeot 108. I’ts a small car with all the things that you can get in a big car. For the daily use in the city seems to be the perfect choice. Companies that delivers goods inside town can find it to be helpful considering the traffic in city centre. A connected car, the new PEUGEOT 108 becomes the mirror of its user’s smartphone, thanks to its large touch screen and the MirrorRead More

CITROEN returns to South Africa stronger

Not long ago Citroen decided to leave the country for unknown reasons to me. The decisions was shortly reversed and it came back to South Africa. Whatever may be the reason does not matter to many South Africans. The good news is the return to the beautiful country and it came back stronger with the recent launch of Citroen C3. With its distinctive design and colourful personality, it’s brimming over with an exuberant freshness and optimism that will rock the market. Its unique morphology and original graphic features express energyRead More

Facelift Mazda2 Arrives in South Africa

Featuring a new, more sophisticated design, new Skyactiv-Technologies and enhanced i-Activsense safety features, an upgraded version of the company’s popular B-segment hatchback, the Mazda2, will go on sale throughout Southern Africa in December 2019. With a very capable 1.5L petrol engine in both Manual and Automatic transmissions, the G-Generation Mazda2 range will consist of six derivatives made up of the Active (Entry spec), Dynamic (Mid spec) and Individual and Hazumi (High spec) grade levels. On board, materials and colour schemes have been carefully chosen to create a high quality, harmoniousRead More