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Sumitomo Rubber factory tour programme gets into high gear for Youth Month
In celebration of Youth Month, 60 Grade 9 learners from Colenso Combined School were led on a fascinating journey into the world of tyre manufacturing at Sumitomo Rubber South Africa’s (SRSA) Dunlop Tyres plant in Ladysmith. The educational tour, arranged by SRSA as part of its Factory Tour Programme for local schools, provided learners with a firsthand glimpse into the science and technology behind these essential vehicle components responsible for keeping vehicles and millions of South Africans safe on our roads. 21 Jun 2024 Read more

Driven to win – Chloe Stuart’s journey from a battery-operated car to the DOE Formula Vee
There appears to be no age barrier when it comes to the love of racing because at 18 months old, well before she could speak, Chloe Stuart was drifting in the battery-operated car her parents bought her. At age 7, she moved onto quad biking and vocalised her dream of wanting to race. Her dad, Barry Stuart, a former endurance kart racer, bought her her first kart and she’s never looked back ever since. Today, at age 14, and celebrating her 15th birthday on 7 June, Chloe is the youngest female competitor on the Regional Tour this year. 10 Jun 2024 Read more

Over 100 youth to benefit from Dunlop’s Business in a Box in KZN Premier-backed partnership
Dunlop Tyres’ entrepreneurship booster programme – Business in a Box (BIBs) – has been selected as a strategic employment initiative by the KwaZulu-Natal Premier’s Office under the Youth Development Fund. 17 young entrepreneurs, after a rigorous selection process, have benefited from the partnership to own a Dunlop Business in a Box tyre fitment facility. The partnership aims to provide entrepreneurship opportunities to the youth, equip them with the tools and guidance to sustain a business, and contribute to job creation. 2 May 2024 Read more

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

Motor racing driver Nathi Msimanga is living out his childhood car racing dreams
With a love for all things automotive inspired by movies he watched when he was a child, and having passed the Kyalami Race Track on his way to school each day, it was only time before motor racing took centre stage in Nathi Msimanga's life - and he is now literally living out his childhood dreams. 19 Jun 2023 Read more

Tread safely this school holiday with expert tyre tips from Dunlop
As school holidays approach, families across the country may be preparing for road trips and adventures. While it's a time filled with excitement and fun, it's crucial not to overlook the importance of tyre safety. Properly maintained tyres play a significant role in keeping you and your loved ones safe on the road. 15 Jun 2023 Read more

Urgent need for a comprehensive waste tyre management plan to guide dealers
The second-hand tyre industry in South Africa presents enormous challenges, with an estimated 63% of second-hand tyres sold in the country being illegal and unfit for road use. The local industry estimates the second-hand tyre market to comprise between 1,5 to 2 million tyres, with 750,000 to 900,000 of these being illegal and posing a threat to road safety. 12 Jun 2023 Read more

Dunlop celebrates top tyre dealers for outstanding 2022 performance
Dunlop Tyres South Africa honoured its top performing independent franchise owners at the recent Dunlop Dealer of the Year 2022 Awards, which were held virtually on 28 March 2023. 18 Apr 2023 Read more

On the road this Easter break? Here's Dunlop Tyres SA's guide to tackling the busiest routes safely
With the Easter weekend approaching from Friday, 7 April to Monday, 10 April, thousands of motorists will be hitting the roads in and around South Africa, heading off on religious pilgrimages, visiting loved ones, or simply taking a well-deserved break from working life. 3 Apr 2023 Read more

Dunlop pumps up adventure with Mal Kamper Season 2
Dunlop Tyres South Africa renewed its partnership with the wildly popular adventure television series, Mal Kamper (Crazy Camper), which made its television debut last year and was back for a second season this year. The 13-episode Season 2 aired on kykNET (DStv channel 144), following intrepid adventurer, Dewald Visser, as he embarked on a thrilling journey through some of the most uncharted territories in South Africa. 29 Mar 2023 Read more

Tired of dodging potholes like they're landmines? Follow these handy tips
My fellow South Africans. Are you fed up with frequent swerving around potholes and praying that your car will make it to its destination in one piece? South Africa's roads are notorious for being in declining condition, with potholes being one of the most common road hazards that drivers face. 28 Mar 2023 Read more

Sumitomo Rubber SA pledges investments ahead of Dunlop Ladysmith plant's 50th anniversary
Sumitomo Rubber South Africa (Pty) Ltd (SRSA) is set to inject new life into its Dunlop tyre manufacturing plant in Ladysmith, KwaZulu-Natal, as the production facility marks its golden anniversary this year. The company has lined up a series of exciting investments that will see the plant improve local production capacity, expand product lines and create new job opportunities. 22 Mar 2023 Read more

Dunlop Direzza tyres powering Toyota Gazoo Racing South Africa GR Cup
For a second year running, Dunlop Tyres South Africa is the official tyre partner of the new-look Toyota Gazoo Racing South Africa GR Cup, part of South Africa's premier motorsport series, the National Extreme Festival. 20 Mar 2023 Read more

Dunlop welcomes Formula Vee race series as motorsport season gets underway
With the motorsport racing season now well underway following the opening races of 2023 in February, Dunlop Tyres South Africa has added another major motorsport championship to its South African racing family. The brand is now the official tyre partner of the DOE Formula Vee. 17 Mar 2023 Read more

Dunlop revved up for action at Backdraft Production Series
This year is Dunlop Tyres South Africa's biggest track season to date, with yet another motorsport series added to its list of 2023 tyre sponsorships. Dunlop is now the official tyre partner of the Backdraft Production Series, an exhilarating race that forms part of the South African Endurance Series (SAES). 16 Mar 2023 Read more

Dunlop Tyres unveils partnership with BMW M Performance Parts Race Series
Dunlop Tyres, proudly locally manufactured by Sumitomo Rubber South Africa, is excited to announce its partnership to provide high-performance tyres for the iconic vehicles in the BMW ///M Performance Parts Race Series at this year's Regional Extreme Festival. 15 Mar 2023 Read more

Practice and prep key to master a sport
Sandton-born motorsport driver Keagan Masters says while he may have been 'born and raised' on the circuit, his wins are down to pure dedication to practice and preparation. 28 Feb 2023 Read more

Sumitomo Rubber SA CEO appointed as chair of tyre industry body
Lubin Ozoux, CEO of Sumitomo Rubber South Africa (Pty) Ltd, has been appointed as the new chairperson of the South African Tyre Manufacturers Conference (SATMC), the representative body of the four global tyre manufacturers with manufacturing facilities in South Africa. He began his two-year term as SATMC Chairperson on 1 November 2022 and will serve in the role until late 2024. 23 Feb 2023 Read more

Dunlop Tyres SA's new venture aims to deliver technical, training and retail expertise to industry
Dunlop Tyres has launched its new Dunlop Westville tyre centre, bringing tyre safety education, expert advice, technology-driven service, local employment and industry expertise to the market. 14 Feb 2023 Read more

Blackcircles ZA celebrates successful first year in South Africa
Rapidly securing its place as the leading online tyre retailer in South Africa during its first year of operation, Blackcircles ZA is now looking to improve its reach and value, with a focus on providing a seamless shopping experience and competitive prices. 13 Feb 2023 Read more

"Keep trying" a winning formula for Daniel Rowe
With two generations before him embedded in the motorsport history of the country, it wasn't long before the allure of the open track caught up with Daniel Rowe. Still in his early days, he is expected to take the distinctive Rowe family legacy to new heights in the high-octane sport. 26 Jan 2023 Read more

Sumitomo Rubber gives learners a back-to-school boost
More than 2,900 learners have been given a back-to-school boost after receiving a donation of stationery packs and backpacks from leading tyre manufacturer, Sumitomo Rubber South Africa (SRSA). 19 Jan 2023 Read more

Combat SA's poor roads with safe tyres
The South African Institute of Civil Engineers (SAICE), in its latest report, has deemed South African roads "at risk of failure" due to poor maintenance and lack of upkeep over decades - with drivers now bearing the burden of the ailing network. 22 Dec 2022 Read more

Motorsport is in Dunlop's DNA
From its early beginnings, Sumitomo Rubber South Africa's (SRSA) flagship brand Dunlop has set out to deliver a better tyre experience, with safety and comfort and its heart, no matter the speed. 20 Dec 2022 Read more

Laying a solid foundation for long term success
Anca Priscu, group director: production at Sumitomo Rubber South Africa (SRSA), one of South Africa's largest tyre manufacturing companies and manufacturer of the Dunlop tyre brand, took on this new role during tumultuous times. Despite this, she has led her division with confidence - taking bold new steps to influence the company's strategic growth path. 20 Dec 2022 Read more

Get a grip on road safety this holiday
As another year draws to a close, many will be taking the opportunity over the next few weeks to hit the road and explore with their loved ones. In the bustle of making arrangements, checking that your car's tyres are safe for the road ahead should be right up there with wearing seat belts, avoiding fatigue and cellphone use, and not speeding. 20 Dec 2022 Read more

Call for township entrepreneurs as tyre programme gains traction
Driven by the desire to empower young entrepreneurs and create employment opportunities in local communities, Sumitomo Rubber South Africa (SRSA), one of South Africa's leading tyre manufacturers, is on the hunt for 48 township entrepreneurs, who could qualify for startup support to run their own high-quality tyre centres in their local area. 5 Dec 2022 Read more

The little fire that sparks Michael van Rooyen's motorsport magic
Born and raised in the platinum mining capital of the world, Rustenburg, seasoned Toyota Gazoo Racing South Africa motorsport driver Michael van Rooyen only took to the wheels after high school, entering the sport with no training. But, it could just be something in the Rustenburg waters, because Michael's passion for motorsport has bagged him precious gold awards and more. 16 Nov 2022 Read more

Transport Month: Tyre safety workshop held for law enforcement officers
Tyres can mean the difference between life and death, or safety versus life-changing injury. This Transport Month, Sumitomo Rubber South Africa, in partnership with the Road Accident Fund (RAF) and the South African Tyre Manufacturers Conference (SATMC), is taking steps to promote safe and considerate road usage while encouraging people to conduct regular health checks on their tyres. 25 Oct 2022 Read more

New Dunlop performance tyre provides ultimate ride
Motoring enthusiasts looking for superior performance and comfort to match their high-performance passenger car or top-end SUV can now enjoy the ultimate ride with Dunlop's latest addition to the SP Sport Maxx range in South Africa. The new SP Sport Maxx 060+ improves on an already strong formula to make it the flagship ultra-high-performance tyre for premium vehicles, including sports cars, coupés, sedans, SUVs and crossovers. 16 Sep 2022 Read more

Sumitomo Rubber SA launches accredited training to drive success of township entrepreneurs
Following the success of the Dunlop Container project, established in 2012 to drive sustainable township entrepreneurship and promote safety on the road, Sumitomo Rubber SA (SRSA), manufacturer of the Dunlop brand, is helping dealers take their businesses to the next level. SRSA - already the only tyre manufacturing company with a township and rural area enterprise development programme - has now developed accredited training programmes funded by MERSETA and Sumitomo Rubber Industries (SRI). 6 Sep 2022 Read more

No escaping her motor racing destiny - motoring journalist Jeanette Kok-Kritzinger
Born to parents who were heavily involved in rally racing, motor journalist Jeanette Kok-Kritzinger's destiny was sealed. She admits having been born with a steering wheel in hand. 26 Aug 2022 Read more

Shahnaaz Moola - a woman entrepreneur taking tyre fitment to new heights
Two decades and four tyre stores later ... Shahnaaz Moola, who recently opened Khan's Auto-Quip in Welkom - the fifth store and second flagship Dunlop Zone in the family-owned and managed Khan's Fitment Group - understands the hard work it takes to grow a business. Originally from Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal, Moola learned the ropes of business while still at school from her father, Mahomed Khan, who ran Khans Fitment Centre in the town. 25 Aug 2022 Read more

Get the Dunlop Tyres experience at the Festival of Motoring
Dunlop Tyres South Africa is a proud sponsor of the largest industry-supported auto show on the continent - the Festival of Motoring (FOM) 2022, taking place at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit from 26-28 August. 24 Aug 2022 Read more

Dunlop launches new 'Pothole FM' campaign to drive home tyre safety confidence
There's no doubt - South Africans have a special kind of confidence. We take the bull by the horns, tackling uniquely Mzansi realities like making two-minute noodles one minute before load shedding, gathering for family meetings, and doing taxi math at 5am on a Monday. And when we're out on our roads? Well, we've got that covered too, navigating potholes, roadworks, dirt roads and more, given that 80% of our road network is now older than the 20-year design life and 30% of our roads are considered to be in poor to very poor condition. 10 Aug 2022 Read more

Your 5-minute tyre check for safe school holiday travels
Got plans to road trip over the school holiday? Can't wait to drive out of the city and escape into the bush? You may have already completed a checklist of security measures to keep your home safe, but, before you leave, have you done the necessary checks to make sure your 'home in transit' is safe? 30 Jun 2022 Read more

A share of R1.5 million up for grabs with Dunlop Tyres this winter
If you're among those in Mzansi who love the ease and convenience of online retail therapy, then Dunlop's Winter Promo has you covered. From 1 June 2022 to 31 July 2022, Dunlop is keeping consumers safe on the road and enabling them take delivery of that coveted item they've had their eye on for ages. 20 Jun 2022 Read more

Sumitomo Rubber Programme sets graduates on road to success
Sumitomo Rubber South Africa (SRSA), manufacturers of Dunlop, Falken and Sumitomo tyres for the African continent, continues to intensify its efforts to create youth employment, including a renewed look at the company's ongoing graduate programme. This year SRSA has launched a refreshed 12-month programme aimed at graduates, to support the ongoing growth of the business, while contributing to the country's much-needed job creation and skills development agenda. 7 Jun 2022 Read more

Dunlop Grandtrek AT25 scores another OE win
Dunlop's locally manufactured Grandtrek AT25 is OE (original equipment) fitted to South Africa's newest bakkie entrant - the Isuzu D-Max, launched in April. 23 May 2022 Read more

Latest Japanese tyre tech for high performance sports cars, SUVs and crossovers
Japanese technology, craftmanship and innovation anchor Dunlop's SP Sport Maxx range of premium performance tyres, including the Sport Maxx 050+ ultra-high-performance tyre for enthusiasts seeking great form and function when tackling Mzansi's highway terrain. 23 May 2022 Read more

Dunlop honours dealers for outstanding performance
Dunlop, the flagship tyre brand manufactured by Sumitomo Rubber South Africa (SRSA), honoured top performing dealers at the recent Dunlop Dealer of the Year 2021 Awards, which took place in the Western Cape, Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng in March. 25 Apr 2022 Read more

Now trucks can take the road with confidence
Dunlop becomes first tyre manufacturer in South Africa to launch truck tyre insurance. 22 Apr 2022 Read more

Steering SRSA over rough terrain
Lubin Ozoux recently completed his first year as CEO of Sumitomo Rubber South Africa (SRSA), manufacturer of the Dunlop, Sumitomo and Falken tyre brands. He took up the position during the height of South Africa's second wave, facing and conquering some interesting occupational trials. 21 Apr 2022 Read more

Tick amazing travel adventures off your bucket list
With long weekends and the mid-year holidays on the horizon, many South Africans are eagerly checking their calendars and planning their next local travel break. Thanks to Dunlop's Easter promotion kicking off this March, budding holidaymakers can turn their bucket list dreams into reality - whether it's a bang-for-your-buck budget adventure or a luxury holiday experience. 24 Mar 2022 Read more

Show your wheels some love all year long
We might have bid farewell to a month focused on showing love and appreciation for the people and things we hold dear, but all is not lost if you haven't yet showered your vehicle - one of your most prized possessions - with care and attention. Sumitomo Rubber South Africa (SRSA), manufacturer of the iconic Dunlop tyre brand, shares ways to treat your wheels with tenderness throughout the year, for serving you faithfully every day, bringing smiles for miles and keeping you safe on the road. 28 Feb 2022 Read more

Off-road adventure 4x4 tyre tips from the Mal Kamper
The last two years of the pandemic have created a thirst for adventure like no other, with many more South Africans alleviating their cabin fever by embarking on explorative escapades to uncharted off-road territory. Adventurer Dewald Visser of the brand-new Mal Kamper adventure travel series - launched on kykNET and powered by Dunlop Tyres as the official tyre sponsor - shares his tips on 4x4 tyre safety. 8 Feb 2022 Read more

Drive safely into 2022
We've said goodbye to the summer break and traded in our morning fun in the sun and leisurely brunches or beach walks for cereal, carpools and traffic jams. While quieter roads have been one of the few benefits of the pandemic over the last two years, the return to school, work and reality this January makes vehicle safety a top priority for the start of 2022. 26 Jan 2022 Read more

Blackcircles ZA to shape future of online tyre sales
Tapping into the enormous growth in e-commerce in the country, Blackcircles.co.za has been launched and hopes to become the benchmark for the best online tyre retail customer experience in South Africa. 17 Jan 2022 Read more

Mal Kamper takes on the road with Dunlop
With more and more travellers and holidaymakers opting for outdoor recreation closer to home amid the Covid-19 pandemic, a brand-new adventure travel series - launched on kykNET and powered by Dunlop Tyres as the official tyre sponsor - taps into this increased desire for open-air exploration. 3 Jan 2022 Read more

Holiday safety 101: When tyres are compromised on your road trip
The last thing you want to think about when planning your December holiday is car trouble, when all that's probably on your mind is a fun year-end break. Nonetheless, it's best to keep road safety at the top of your priority list to ensure you have a great trip. 20 Dec 2021 Read more

Play your part in domestic tourism's recovery this holiday
Domestic tourism remains key to the resilience of the South African tourism sector. Following the recent discovery of the Omicron variant, global travel bans have left the sector in desperate need of a lifeline, and local travellers could be just the shot in the arm that it needs this festive season. 17 Dec 2021 Read more

Donation of menstrual cups alleviates period poverty for 1,000 girls
More than 1,000 girl learners at two KwaZulu-Natal high schools now have a better chance of uninterrupted education and maximum school attendance after each receiving a donation of menstrual cups this month. 13 Dec 2021 Read more

Get vehicle safety back in your hands this holiday
As the year draws to a close and you start planning your Summer vacay, don't forget that your vehicle's road safety is firmly in your hands. 10 Dec 2021 Read more

Sumitomo Rubber champions community development with school borehole project
Tyre manufacturer, Sumitomo Rubber South Africa (SRSA), recently partnered with Gift of the Givers to provide running water to a KwaZulu-Natal school that has not had any for the past five years. Overflow water can now also be supplied to the surrounding community. 7 Dec 2021 Read more

Robert Wolk, Brad Liebenberg takes GTC titles as season finale is cancelled
Robert Wolk has taken his maiden Global Touring Cars (GTC) Championship title while Brad Liebenberg takes the GTC SupaCup title as the final round of the 2021 season, which was scheduled to be held as part of the Kyalami 9 Hour event from 2-4 December, has been cancelled. 30 Nov 2021 Read more

Take the road and see SA up-close this summer
Need a change of lockdown scenery to wind down another pandemic punctuated year? Thanks to Dunlop's #TheBigDrive Summer Promo, you can now enjoy a socially-distanced summer escape. See South Africa up-close at local reserves and game parks, driving in safety on a set of new Dunlop tyres. 23 Nov 2021 Read more

Dunlop's Grandtrek Uncharted expedition scoops a Loerie
Dunlop South Africa's innovative Grandtrek Uncharted expedition and brand campaign, conceptualised by FCB Durban, has continued its winning streak, clinching a Bronze Award at the prestigious annual Loerie Awards held during the 2021 Loeries Creative Week in Cape Town. 27 Oct 2021 Read more

Wolk, Liebenberg close in on titles at Zwartkops penultimate GTC round
Robert Wolk's quest for a maiden GTC Championship title as well as Brad Liebenberg's defence of the GTC SupaCup title received a positive boost at Zwartkops Raceway on the weekend of 22-23 October while a host of different drivers celebrated the race victories in the penultimate round of 2021. 26 Oct 2021 Read more

New production director to drive strategy at Sumitomo Rubber's Ladysmith Plant
Sumitomo Rubber South Africa (SRSA), manufacturer of the Dunlop, Sumitomo and Falken tyre brands for the African continent, has appointed Anca Priscu as group director: production to design and implement strategies for the company's Ladysmith plant that maximise shareholder value for the group. 21 Oct 2021 Read more

Dunlop launches new people carrier tyre
Dunlop launches the SP VAN01 - a durable and fuel-efficient tyre for drivers and owners of minibus taxis, privately owned people carriers, vans and light trucks to take the road. 21 Oct 2021 Read more

Taking roads less travelled to go places Google hasn't been
South Africa boasts a rugged beauty that often leaves international visitors spellbound - from its expansive landscapes, world-famous game reserves and stunning beaches to its spectacular mountain ranges and thrilling action and adventure spots. More recently, South Africans themselves have been getting out to explore and rediscover more of Mzanzi, and in the process helping to boost a tourism sector that has been battered hard over the last two years. 19 Oct 2021 Read more

Dunlop wins six Supersonic New Generation Awards
The world's most iconic tyre brand, Dunlop Tyres SA, scooped an impressive six awards at the recent Supersonic New Generation Awards, five of which were for its innovative Dunlop Grandtrek Uncharted campaign, conceptualised by FCB Durban. 6 Oct 2021 Read more

Dunlop livestream reading boosts literacy drive
As International Literacy Day, 8 September, and South Africa's National Book Week from 6 to 12 September concluded, Dunlop, the iconic tyre brand had much to celebrate. Dunlop shared the joy of reading with South African families in partnership with NGO Book Dash through its Literacy Day Bedtime Story livestream event hosted on YouTube, raising R56,000 in donations for Book Dash. 5 Oct 2021 Read more

Red Star Raceway to host next instalment of GTC title battle
The fifth round of the 2021 Global Touring Cars and GTC SupaCup championships will take place at Red Star Raceway this coming weekend (24-25 September). 23 Sep 2021 Read more

Dunlop celebrates rich heritage in South Africa
As South Africans observe Heritage Month in September, Dunlop, one of the most iconic and recognisable tyre brands in the world, is reflecting on its history as the country's oldest tyre brand and longest serving tyre manufacturer on South African soil. 22 Sep 2021 Read more

Dunlop to share the gift of reading this Literacy Day
This International Literacy Day, celebrated globally on 8 September, iconic tyre brand Dunlop will be sharing the joy of reading with South African families in partnership with NGO, Book Dash. 3 Sep 2021 Read more

Dunlop Sure gives drivers the confidence to take the road
The halfway mark for 2021 is now behind us and winter is slowly making way for spring. The days are slowly getting longer, snowy caps are melting - filling the riverbeds to bursting, spring flowers are breaking free, and the summer rains will soon hit the coast. 24 Aug 2021 Read more

Dunlop celebrates women driving the world forward
In honour of Women's Month in August, we're highlighting the significant contributions of women as the driving force behind creating safer experiences on the road. Those who believe they can change things for the better and do just that. 12 Aug 2021 Read more

Is that tyre bargain a deal or a steal after SA's looting?
Hotline set up to report possession of looted tyres 19 Jul 2021 Read more

Bump that whacky item off your wish list with Dunlop this July
Has that "nice to have" but "I don't really need it" item in your online shopping cart been calling your name? Thanks to the Dunlop Winter Promo you can now be safe on the road with new tyres and buy that cool item you have always wanted. 29 Jun 2021 Read more

Taking an unexpected off-road to adventure has never looked this good
We have seen trends come and go in the motoring industry over the past century. Early industry moves put cars on the fast track with assembly line production and the freeway system creating a driving culture that gives us the freedom to take the road to wherever our heart desires. 25 Jun 2021 Read more

Calling the thrill-seekers
It is all about passion. Seeking out the thrills. The open road, the off-road adventure. Muddy riverbeds, sandy desert dunes, rocky mountain crags. Going off-road in search of the unexplored. You were born to be free. To drive wherever you want to go, not worrying if your tyres can handle the terrain. 9 Jun 2021 Read more

Wolk retakes GTC Championship points lead as Mogotsi celebrates victory at the home of Volkswagen South Africa
Robert Wolk surpassed Michael van Rooyen on the GTC Championship points table while Jonathan Mogotsi celebrated his maiden GTC SupaCup win this past weekend (28-29 May 2021) at Aldo Scribante Racetrack in Gqeberha, on the Volkswagen Race Day. 3 Jun 2021 Read more

Knowing what the tyre markings on your tyre mean
Understanding the markings on your tyre may not seem like an important skill to know, after all, you expect the experts fitting your tyre at the tyre dealership to be sure of their business. 24 May 2021 Read more

Going places Google Street View hasn't been
Most people have used Google Street View to view places they plan on going to. But what happens when the places you're venturing to aren't on Google Street View? Dirt roads in particular are sometimes not mapped. To help solve this problem, Dunlop recently embarked on Grandtrek Uncharted - their most ambitious project yet - to go where Google hasn't yet been and map new roads to be added to the Street View platform. 30 Sep 2020 Read more

Female mechanical engineer breaks through gender-defined barriers
Working in a male-dominated industry can be a daunting prospect for a woman. But today, women are breaking through gender defined barriers, pursuing their dreams - no matter how diverse - while seeking workplace equality. Once such trailblazer is mechanical engineer Lelau Mojela. 1 Sep 2020 Read more

Locally-produced tyre a game changer for trucking industry
Buying local is key to rebuilding the South African economy following the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. Produced in the state-of-the-art Ladysmith, KwaZulu-Natal Truck Bus Radial manufacturing plant to meet the needs of the 'always on the road' trucking industry, Sumitomo Dunlop has launched a new premium drive truck tyre. Locally researched, produced and tested, the SP835A ticks all of the boxes for the long haul, highway trucking fleet. 31 Aug 2020 Read more

#AutomotiveAllies: Seama Govender
Seama Govender, nominated by Riaz Haffejee, is the group director for corporate services at Sumitomo Dunlop. 27 Aug 2020 Read more

Lower human activity limiting tyre sales
Every business is going to face the consequences of lower human activity and, thereby, commercial activity, as South Africans consume less or differently, owing to Covid-19, says automotive tyre manufacturer and supplier Sumitomo Rubber South Africa Sumitomo Dunlop CEO Riaz Haffejee. 24 Aug 2020 Read more

Young racing driver going places - at high speed
A business analyst by profession, 28 year-old Jonathan Mogotsi is not only smart at hedging his own bets in tough economic times, he has also exceeded his own childhood dreams. "If you had told me as a kid that not only would I be a racing driver, but an ambassador for the one of the most world renowned tyre manufacturers, I would have told you to get out!" 12 Aug 2020 Read more

Motorsport is my life
Stuart White dreams of being back on the track 28 Jul 2020 Read more

Professional motorcycle racer AJ Venter on Covid-19: 'Please guys - be careful!'
Professional motorcycle racer Allann-Jon Venter, also known as AJ, shares his thoughts on Covid-19 and tyres. 23 Jun 2020 Read more

Dunlop Take The Road
As we look forward to taking the road again, let us do so responsibly. 8 Jun 2020 Read more

Taking care of your tyres during and post-Covid-19 lockdown
Follow the top three tyre tips for those heading back to the workplace and into rush hour traffic post-lockdown. 8 May 2020 Read more

Our commitment to those who have to still take the road
A notice to those in essential services. 7 Apr 2020 Read more

Dunlop says 'Don't Take The Road' during national lockdown
Dunlop is asking South Africa to play our part by staying home, as the world fights the Covid-19 pandemic. 30 Mar 2020 Read more

Game changer SUV and 4X4 tyre to be released
With undeniably the most comprehensive range of SUV and 4X4 tyres, Sumitomo Rubber South Africa (Sumitomo Dunlop) is bringing you an impressive new product that can literally 'Do More.' Launching in April 2020, the Dunlop Grandtrek AT5, with a new formula compound that increases tread block rigidity, promises to give consumers the best of both worlds from improved performance and lifespan to affordability. 17 Mar 2020 Read more

South Africa's most successful racing series prepares for 24th consecutive season
  • Series will be known as the Oettinger Polo Cup
  • Eight-event series scheduled to kick off at Pretoria's Zwartkops Raceway on 13 March
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Take the road back to work and school - safely
Schools are back and so is the traffic. The days of leisurely drives along the coast, exploring the mountains, game reserves and the hidden treasures of our beautiful country have been put on hold and work is in full swing. Increased traffic volume and travelling speed make heightened safety awareness and braking efficiency all the more important. 27 Jan 2020 Read more

Could your insurer reject your claim due to poor tyres?
As a responsible driver, what can you do to protect your family and ensure that in the event of an accident, your insurance claim will be covered? The first step is to ensure that your vehicle is in a roadworthy condition and that includes your tyres, not only to have your claims paid but to prevent accidents happening. 12 Dec 2019 Read more

Helping learners put their best foot forward
According to a recent UNICEF report, 11.9 children live in income poverty in South Africa, which for many means new school shoes are unaffordable. These same children are expected to walk long distances to school, often over rough terrain such as gravel roads or footpaths. Those who do have shoes, often have ones that do not fit correctly, are either too small or too big, with worn-out soles or broken buckles. 5 Dec 2019 Read more

3 simple checks to save you money on your tyres
Road safety is the responsibility of all road users, says President Cyril Ramaphosa. "Safer roads begin with checking our vehicles and keeping them off the road if they are not roadworthy," he said in a recent speech addressing various stakeholders and the public. The South African President mourned the loss of over 14000 lives due to accidents on our roads and acknowledged the estimated R147m per year that roadway accidents cost the country. He went on to stress that roads will not become safer unless we, as road users, change our attitudes.1 29 Nov 2019 Read more

KZN business scoops 2019 Exporter of the Year Award
Sumitomo Rubber South Africa clinches KZN Exporter of the Year - Africa 5 Nov 2019 Read more

Creating awareness of damaged part-worn tyres key to road safety
Chief executive officer of Sumitomo Rubber South Africa, better known as Sumitomo Dunlop (manufacturer of the iconic Dunlop, Sumitomo and Falken tyre brands), talks heritage, investment and safety, addressing the impact of the unregulated second-hand tyre industry on the safety of road users. 28 Oct 2019 Read more

Top honour for KZN business
Tyre manufacturer takes top accolade at KZN Investor Awards 2019 17 Sep 2019 Read more

Dunlop continuing to build a strong South African heritage on a 130-year foundation
The iconic Dunlop tyre brand, manufactured by Sumitomo Rubber South Africa (Pty) Ltd, is known for being at the forefront of the tyre industry, developing quality and innovative products that consumers know and trust for the last 130 years. 10 Sep 2019 Read more

Consumers choose Dunlop as No.1 brand for the seventh time
South African consumers have spoken, choosing Dunlop as their favourite tyre brand in the 2019/2020 Ask Afrika Icon Brands Survey. This accolade brings the tally to seven wins in the tyre category for Dunlop since 2011 - a fitting conclusion to the iconic brand's 130-Year celebrations. 5 Sep 2019 Read more