Keeping your vehicle in top condition saves lives

vehicle safety

Ahead of the long weekend, make sure your vehicle is well maintained, safe and road worthy. A poorly maintained vehicle is more than just a frustration, it’s a danger on the road. A quick professional vehicle safety check prior to your trip could help save lives on the road this holiday season.

“While human error is the biggest cause of car accidents on the road, badly maintained vehicles also make a large contribution to the national road toll every year” says Hugo Grobler, National Franchise Manager at Auto Care & Diagnostics (ACD). “Taking the time to properly prepare your vehicle for long distance travel will not only make your trip more pleasurable, (let’s be honest there’s nothing worse than an aircon that doesn’t work in the midday heat), but a car in optimum condition saves lives.”

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PFirestorm – Winners and Opportunities


The IFE Franchise Expo hosted by FASA which was held in Durban on the 8th and 9th March 2019 presented various opportunities for a wide range of entrepreneurs – least of whom was Cyril Naidoo – an entrepreneur who was lucky enough to win Pfirestorm’s Lucky Draw prize of a Huawei Smart Media Tablet and the a year’s subscription for the Pfirestorm platform valued at over R 20,000. A big CONGRATULATIONS to Mr Naidoo! We hope that this prize will enhance and drive his business to new heights. We will be staying in touch!

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Petrol price increase, pointers to lessen the pinch at the pumps


With rising costs and a recent petrol price increase, motorists will feel the pinch at the pumps now more than ever. On April 3rd, motorists will pay R1,34 more per litre for 93 unleaded petrol and R1.31 for 95. Diesel vehicles will also experience an increase, paying between 82 and 83 cents per litre. FASA member Auto Care & Diagnostics gives a few helpful hints to make those precious litres go a little further.

Unless you’re able to walk, car-pool or use public transport, it will be difficult to avoid the impact that the fuel hike will directly have on one’s disposable income. This leaves consumers on the lookout for more cost-effective transport options. The more obvious solutions include downsizing fuel-guzzling vehicles for more energy efficient models.

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How to apply labour law tools to run your business effectively


Make sure you know how to appoint the right people for your organisation, manage your employees effectively in a fair and productive workplace and be prepared for ending employment in a way that benefits all.  As a member of Business Unity South Africa (FASA) FASA is proud share the BUSA/CCMA labour advice web tool with small business owners.

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International Expansion for the OBC Brand


The OBC Group which operates over 50 stores in South Africa opened its first store on foreign soil in the Nhlangano district of the Kingdom of Eswatini.

Small wonder, then, that well before 07:00 AM on the day of the grand opening on the 15th March, a throng of shoppers had formed outside the store. Besides wanting to get their hands on some of the exciting opening specials on offer, the OBC’s brand had an established following in Eswatini even before its arrival in the country as many of the locals had visited South Africa or had even lived here for a period and knew the brand. They were excited that they now can shop at an OBC store at their own doorstep.

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