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Be a responsible driver this long weekend
South Africans break for the long weekend this week, and popular regions such as Durban and Cape Town will see a peak in high traffic volumes. This long weekend, Dunlop Tyres SA urges drivers to be responsible on the road, with a few basic road safety practices. 28 Mar 2024 Read more

South African Touring Cars’ youngest driver, Anthony Pretorius, ready to take to the track
Grade 11 learner Anthony Pretorius grew up around the racetrack, so it’s no surprise that at 17 years old, he’s already taken to the steering wheel. On the road to wrapping up his schooling career next year, Pretorius’ dreams of pursuing racing are within his reach, with his latest achievement as the youngest driver in the newly rebranded South African Touring Cars series. 14 Mar 2024 Read more

Dunlop partners with Extreme SuperCars for an exhilarating 2024 racing season
Backed by a product line of ultra-high-performance tyres, Dunlop Tyres SA is excited to announce its sponsorship of one of South Africa’s fastest and most exhilarating circuit motor racing categories - the high-octane Extreme SuperCars racing series at the National Extreme Festival. 1 Mar 2024 Read more

RAF empowers Polokwane traffic officers through tyre safety workshop
As part of their joint Treads on Track road safety initiative launched last year, the Road Accident Fund (RAF), in partnership with the South African Tyre Manufacturers Conference (SATMC), hosted a tyre safety awareness workshop for traffic and road safety officers in Polokwane on Thursday, 8 February 2024. During the session, the RAF and SATMC enhanced the knowledge of traffic and road safety officers through practical demonstrations aimed at improving tyre safety amongst motorists. The tyre safety awareness workshop was followed by a roadblock on Friday, 09 February 2024, during which the traffic officers applied what they had learned from the workshop. 22 Feb 2024 Read more

Dunlop Ladysmith operators gain global expertise in tyre making
Eight operators together with their foreman from Sumitomo Rubber South Africa's (SRSA) Dunlop Ladysmith plant have wasted no time in applying their new expertise after a six-week training programme at Sumitomo Rubber Thailand (SRT). Equipped with advanced skills to operate the Ladysmith plant's critical new 3-stage making machines, they're already leading the charge on the shop floor. 15 Feb 2024 Read more

How to make your fuel go further with regular tyre inspections
After a brief festive reprieve, motorists are in for the first fuel price hike of the year. With a long stretch of year ahead, any further fuel price increases can take its toll on transport budgets for drivers and passengers alike, but is there a way to contain the impact and manage the bill? 8 Feb 2024 Read more

New cutting-edge supply chain planning platform for Sumitomo Rubber South Africa
Sumitomo Rubber SA (SRSA), manufacturer and distributor of the iconic Dunlop tyre brand, is rolling out an AI-powered inventory management platform, with the support of software development firm Slimstock, in a move set to transform its supply chain capabilities to enhance operations, reduce waste and optimise planning. 2 Feb 2024 Read more

In charge of the family vehicle this holiday? Use this tyre information to protect your family
With your accommodation, bucket list and route planned, the next step before embarking on your festive road trip this year, is to assess if you have the correct tyres fitted to your vehicle for the application, activity and terrain you’re about to tackle. This is a necessary step to help protect you and your family while you are out on the roads exploring our beautiful country. 20 Dec 2023 Read more

Sumitomo Rubber to launch ‘smart’ all-season tyres in 2024
Sumitomo Rubber Industries, the Japan-based parent company of Dunlop manufacturer, Sumitomo Rubber South Africa, has announced it will release next-generation all-season tyres in late 2024 equipped with a new technology called Active Tread that can adapt to sudden changes in all weather conditions. 4 Dec 2023 Read more

CityScaper or CityEscaper? Win big in Dunlop's Pick Your Profile challenge this summer
Leading tyre brand, Dunlop, shifts summer into gear with a challenge for all South Africans - what tyre profile do South Africans prefer most and do we love the city or the countryside more? 14 Nov 2023 Read more

Dunlop goes green with sustainable classroom construction project in Ladysmith
As part of the Dunlop Ladysmith plant's 50th anniversary celebrations in October, the tyre manufacturer announced a project to build two new classrooms, ablutions, an office and a sick bay at Ithubelihle Special Opportunity School in Leonardsville, Ladysmith. 26 Oct 2023 Read more

Sumitomo Rubber SA lends technical support to RAF/SATMC road safety programme
This Transport Month and beyond, Sumitomo Rubber South Africa (SRSA) is supporting a joint programme by the Road Accident Fund (RAF) and the South African Tyre Manufacturers Conference (SATMC), aiming to ramp up tyre safety education and enforcement across South Africa. 18 Oct 2023 Read more

Transport Month: Take a long-term view of commercial fleet tyre management
Every cent per kilometre that professional transport operators can save keeps their business running in a very cut-throat operating environment. But, when it comes to fleet tyre selection, focusing on short term savings instead of long-term investments can be one of your biggest mistakes. 13 Oct 2023 Read more

Dunlop Tyres to boost OE-quality tyres on SA roads with multibillion-rand plant upgrade
With one-in-five vehicles on South African roads fitted with locally produced Dunlop tyres, the tyre manufacturer is forging ahead with a multi-billion-rand investment project backed by its Japan-based parent company, Sumitomo Rubber Industries (SRI). This is set to boost local tyre production capacity as more Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) look to domestic tyre producers to meet their vehicle specifications. 3 Oct 2023 Read more

Sumitomo Rubber SA CEO recognised for conscious and ethical leadership
Lubin Ozoux, CEO of Sumitomo Rubber South Africa (SRSA), was announced the winner of the Conscious Companies Award 2023, in the Business Category. Ozoux was one of 10 visionary finalists nominated for the prestigious award that recognises conscious and ethical leadership. 8 Sep 2023 Read more

Sumitomo Rubber SA CEO named a finalist in 2023 Conscious Companies Awards
Lubin Ozoux, CEO of Sumitomo Rubber South Africa (SRSA), has been announced as one of 10 finalists in the 2023 Conscious Companies Awards, hosted by the Conscious Companies organisation in partnership with Joe Public and Primeserv. The finalists include some of the country's top business leaders and NGOs, with winners set to be revealed at a ceremony in Johannesburg on 7 September. 5 Sep 2023 Read more

Women driving success at Dunlop tyre dealerships
Women are increasingly taking the wheel and shattering stereotypes in the traditionally male-dominated tyre retail and fitment industry. Dunlop's independent franchise programme has seen an uptick in interest from aspiring women dealers, with Katlego Khambane, Petra Els, Lorette Grobbelaar, Daisy Govender and Shahnaaz Moola among those heading up or managing successful Dunlop franchises. 30 Aug 2023 Read more

Dunlop Tyres back at 2023 Festival of Motoring
Dunlop Tyres South Africa will once again feature prominently at the ultimate automotive extravaganza, the Festival of Motoring, powered by WesBank, which takes place from 25 to 27 August 2023, at the iconic Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit. The brand will be showcasing its extensive range including passenger car, light truck, SUV and 4x4, motorsport and motorcycle tyre products. 13 Jul 2023 Read more

Thinking 'out of the box' inspires Dunlop-backed taxi tyre fitment centre
Dunlop Tyre's entrepreneurship booster programme - Business in a Box - is raising the bar in the taxi tyre fitment space through a unique partnership with the Dolphin Coast Taxi Association. It aims to provide taxi operators in the bustling business and residential hub of Ballito, located on the north coast of KZN, with safe and reliable tyres, as well as efficient tyre services. 12 Jul 2023 Read more

Formula Vee driver Theo Vermaak puts pedal to the metal to raise profile of open wheel racing
Don't make the mistake of asking Formula Vee driver Theo Vermaak for a driving joke. He's got plenty to share as a show of his love for driving. But while his skill on the track has left others in his dust, his jokes, legend has it, can be found at the starting grid. What he is serious about, is steering Formula Vee to greater heights.  20 Jun 2023 Read more

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