Top News Stories - October

SA’s Best Sellers

New vehicle sales have decreased with overall sales in September 2016 lowering to14.3% compared to the same month last year. Naamsa expects the negative sales trend to continue over the medium term, given the current economic climate. The fall in sales are largely due to the ever increasing cost of new car prices.

Top 10 Selling Car Brands

Top 10 Selling Car Brands 2016

Top 20 Reported Sales*

Top 20 Reported Car Sales 2016

*Excludes non-reporters such as Mercedes-Benz, Hyundai, Kia and GWM.

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The Best Cars According to Affordability in South Africa 

Three finalists each in thirteen categories were announced last month and the next phase of judging will evaluate the finalists back-to-back during a two-day testing session at Gerotek. The data incorporates feedback from tens of thousands of vehicle owners, based on their experiences of their vehicles.

The finalists in the Budget Car category are:

  1. Suzuki Celerio 1.0 GL
  2. Renault Sandero Expression
  3. Toyota Aygo X-Play

And in the Compact Hatchback category

  1. Honda Jazz 1.2 Comfort
  2. Opel Corsa 1.0T Enjoy
  3. Volkswagen Polo 1.2 TSI Comfort line

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Another Fuel Hike in November

With international oil prices on the rise and the rand's depreciation after Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan was summoned to court on fraud charges may mean a substantial increase in fuel prices once again in November.

At time of writing at the end of October 2016 motorists were paying R12.12 at the coast and R12.60 in Gauteng for 95 Octane petrol, while 0.05ppm diesel sold for between R10.33 and R10.71. In November, they could be looking at an increase of 50c for petrol.

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New Sanral CEO Appointed

Skhumbuzo Macozoma is the new chief executive of the South African National Roads Agency Limited. He holds an MSc degree in civil engineering, and as a professional engineer with a wealth of knowledge in the sector will be a valuable resource  within the broader engineering sector, the construction industry and the investor community.

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