Toyota continues to dominate SA vehicle quality survey
Toyota has improved on its 2016 performance in the latest Ipsos Vehicle Quality Awards. The Ipsos Vehicle Quality Survey (VQS) was conducted throughout South Africa in 2017, involving survey feedback from 7 000 owners of vehicles from 16 brands. Toyota achieved 13 gold awards – seven for passenger cars and six for LCVs – from 16 categories. This compares to 9 gold awards won by Toyota in the 2016 survey so a marked improvement year on year.
South Africans rate Cyril Ramaphosa
JOHANNESBURG –The first part of 2018 has been a bumpy ride for South African politics – as predicted by political analysts at the beginning of the year. The new president of the country has multiple issues to address; namely the poor performance of the Rand, the slow growth of the economy, policy uncertainty, political leaders following their own agendas, and other issues are complicating the political scene and progress in the country.
Volkswagen and Audi Brands continue to dominate customer care in South Africa
The Volkswagen and Audi brands have again dominated the top positions in the latest automotive customer care survey conducted by Ipsos in South Africa. This research, based on interviews with more than 20 000 customers in 2017, covered both purchasing and servicing experiences.
South African vehicle owners continue to enjoy top class sales and servicing from Dealers
Vehicle owners in South Africa continue to enjoy top class levels of customer service for both the buying and servicing experience they get from local franchised dealers together with relevant vehicle manufacturers or distributors. This is evident from the latest edition of an annual customer (experience?) survey conducted by global research company, Ipsos, the third-largest global research company.
New study finds that trade in illegal cigarettes flourished during 2014 – 2017 SARS Crisis
Johannesburg, July 5, 2018 – ILLEGAL cigarettes costing as little as R5 per pack are now available for sale in more than 100,000 shops all across South Africa, according to a major new study released today. And more than one third of cigarettes in ‘non-organised’ shops – which account for almost 80% of all tobacco sales – are being sold for well below the government’s R17.85 minimum in tax payable. The Ipsos Study is the most robust scientific analysis of the multi-billion-rand illegal cigarette market ever carried out in South Africa. It has been peer-reviewed and independently validated.