Monthly Archives: February 2018

How old are your tyres really?

Reading Time: 3 minutesMost people rely on a tyre’s tread depth to determine its condition but the rubber compounds in a tyre deteriorate over time, regardless of the condition of the tread. An old tyre can be just as hazardous as a tyre with worn tread. Pieter Niemand explains what to look for when examining you tyres for old age.

Independent workshops rate highly in service survey

Reading Time: 2 minutesMore than 90% of car owners in South African service their vehicles, with 88% saying they do so at the service intervals recommended by manufacturers, according to a Vehicle Service Survey conducted by the Automobile Association (AA).

2018 will pose new challenges around Industry 4.0

Reading Time: 2 minutesWhile the manufacturing world is moving towards a new technology-driven economy, the vocational and skills development training sector is lagging behind. The merSETA needs to prepare for this new paradigm and the effects that it will have. Dr Raymond Patel, CEO of merSETA, discusses how the merSETA will tackle these challenges.