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The most popular car colours in South Africa

July 13, 2018
The most popular car colours in South Africa • Yellow 2018 VW Polo

Autotrader has released a new report on which car colours South African motorists most search for. The report follows an analysis of millions of searches on AutoTrader that used the colour filter (from March 2017 to March 2018), and considers both used and new cars. So, which car colours rule the popularity roost in South Africa? White The report found that South African drivers favour white for their cars, with 55% of searches being for a white vehicle. Silver and Black Silver and black were named as the second and third most popular car colours in South Africa, with fourth…

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These are the best family cars in South Africa

June 21, 2018
These are the best family cars in South Africa • Land Rover Discovery 2018

From compact yet spacious hatches, to high-end luxury 4x4s, South Africans have a range of top family cars to choose from, says AutoTrader. The online automotive classifieds advertising website noted that selecting the right car for you will obviously depend on your family requirements. Therefore AutoTrader suggested considering the following points when shopping for family cars, starting with the number of occupants, both two and four-legged. Body style – you may have a passion for SUVs, for instance. Storage areas – from cup holders to the luggage capacity. Safety features – always important when transporting your loved ones. Economy – if…

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8 Nippy Family Cars you can buy for less than R200,000 in South Africa

May 10, 2018
8 Nippy Family Cars you can buy for less than R200,000 in South Africa

In the market for a new family ride? Not too big. Light on fuel. 4 doors with a boot. Something nippy? Data published by financial services company Wesbank shows that the average spent on financing a NEW vehicle in South Africa is around R300,000. Its data also showed that the average amount financed for a USED car with the lender over the past 12 months was R203,284. Wesbank finances more than double the number of used cars when compared to new cars, and while the allure of a bargain in the second hand market for a more high spec model is logical,…

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The World Car of the Year winners 2018

April 9, 2018
The World Car of the Year winners 2018 - Volvo XC60

The winners of the World Car of the Year Awards 2018 have been announced at the New York Auto Show. The Volvo XC60 was announced as the overall winner from an initial entry list of 34 vehicles from all over the world – with the Range Rover Velar and Mazda CX‐5 named as runners-up. To be eligible for the overall World Car of the Year award, the candidates must have been available for sale on at least two continents from 1 January 2017 – 31 May 2018. This year, vehicles were selected and voted on by an international jury panel comprised of…

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The 5 most popular car brands in South Africa right now

March 6, 2018
The 5 most popular car brands in South Africa right now • Toyota Corolla 2018

Naamsa (National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of SA) has released its latest vehicle sales and exports report, with over 92,124 vehicles sold in the first two months of 2018. In an analysis of the data, Absa said that this amounts to a 6.6% decrease when compared to the 98,587 vehicles sold in the first two months of 2017. Of these cars sold, Absa said that: 84% were sold by dealers to the public 9.7% went to the rental industry 2.6% were sold to government and 3.7% were sold to corporates. TOP 5 most popular car brands sold in South Africa Of the…

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8 of the most anticipated cars coming to South Africa in 2018

February 6, 2018
Jaguar E-pace • 8 of the most anticipated cars coming to South Africa in 2018

I’ve always been asked, ‘What is my favourite car?’ and I’ve always said ‘The next one.’   Carroll Shelby According to a December 2017 report by Wesbank, demand and stocks for used vehicles is slowly drying up across South Africa, leaving motorists to search for new models at a bargain. WesBank’s data showed that the current replacement cycle for new cars is at 44 months. The ageing carpark means consumers are ready to replace their vehicles before service and warranty plans lapse. These consumers also want new cars that bring a promise of reliability as well as fuel-efficient technologies. For these…

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Our favourite Top Tips for better cellphone photos

November 15, 2017
Top Tips for taking better cellphone photos • FJ Potgieter Eye Poetry Photography

With Social media becoming a major marketing strategy for businesses, creating content is a number one priority for marketing managers and taking good quality photos with a Smartphone, whether it be for your social feed or blog, is a very in demand skill. Every month here at Hello Smart Blog we get to collaborate with one of the BEST photographers in the business, FJ Potgieter of Eye Poetry Photography. Being the topnotch cool guy that he is, we knew FJ wouldn’t mind if we picked his super talented brain on the very important subject of how to up our Social-media-photo game and…

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The best and worst cars for part prices in South Africa

October 5, 2017
The best and worst cars for part prices in South Africa • Toyota Fotuner

Renowned motor journalist, Malcolm Kinsey, has released his Kinsey report for 2017 – detailing how much it costs to service and repair a car in South Africa. Kinsey stated that the local motor industry is currently facing a “crisis” with manufacturers withdrawing from the country, old established brands no longer being imported and many dealer networks are negotiating for new vehicles to replace their old products. “One of the early brands to exodus the country was Citroen. Peugeot SA decided to concentrate on the Peugeot range and stop importing the sister vehicles. Peugeot then acquired the Vauxhall and Opel brands…

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TOP 10 Companies Millennials Want to work for

September 6, 2017
TOP 10 Companies Millennials Want to work for - Google

Tweet others the way you want to want to be tweeted ― Germany Kent According to Pew Research, as of 2015, Millennials made up more than one third of the World’s entire workforce, which allowed them to surpass Gen X as the largest working generation. With this number anticipated to rise dramatically in the coming years, what Millennials expect from their workplace is going to become an increasingly important factor for companies. There is so much written about what Millennials want from an employer, whether it’s benefits, flexibility, or career opportunities… But in terms of who does it best, where do most…

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The World’s Top 10 Self-made Women Billionaires

August 3, 2017
The world's Top 10 Self-made Women Billionaires • Zhang Xin

More women entrepreneurs than ever before have climbed into the 10-figure club. A record 56 self-made women are now billionaires including the first ever from countries like Vietnam and Japan. In fact, more than half of these enterprising women hail from Asia. Worth a combined $129 billion, these trailblazers have founded some of the best known brands around the globe including Gap, Spanx, Alibaba and Little Caesars. Women are still the much rarer sex when it comes to wealth creation but they are moving in the right direction. The best-known self-made women billionaires around the world include Americans like Oprah…

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