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AJ Venter on COVID-19: Please guys – be careful!

16/07/2020

“It is frightening what this COVID-19 is really capable of. I have spoken to many of contacts and teams abroad – and we are all in some form of lockdown – and agree that the safest thing is to keep at home and out of trouble. Please guys – be careful,” says AJ Venter. Wise words from a man who competes in what is considered the most dangerous road race, the Isle of Man TT and various other superbike events across the world. As a Dunlop brand ambassador, Venter races on Dunlop both locally and abroad. He is currently the 2020 Monocle Superbike Series leading championship by 23 points. “At our last local SA event, out of the six classes competing on the day, four of those classes were won by competitors using Dunlop.”

Along with his father, Venter runs a motorcycle racing shop, Lekka Racing, specialising in building and preparing all types of superbikes, off road bikes and track bikes, and a riding school where his passion is to teach people of all ages to ride safely.



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Motorsport is my life

16/07/2020

2019 was a big year for motorsport champion, Stuart White. Selected to participate in the Sauber Formula 1 Driver Development programme, he competed in the French Formula 4 Championship, set three new all-time lap records in the South Africa Endurance series in a G57 Ginetta at the Killarney, Aldo Scribante and East London race circuits, and the unofficial lap record at the Phakisa Raceway.

2020 has been very different for the young driver, with the COVID-19 pandemic putting a halt to racing. But White remains positive saying that while these times are affecting us all, the only thing we can do is support and be there for one another.

“Hopefully we will be able to get back to racing as soon as possible,” White says. “I have always had just one thing in mind – to race. I grew up with my Dad being one of the top South African off-road racing drivers and was given my first Go Kart at the age of five. That is where it all started for me.”

Moving through the ranks at a young age, White has an impressive karting pedigree, with Junior Protea Colours awarded to him at the tender age of 11, and Senior Colours at age 16. 2018 saw him become the Formula 1600 InvestChem Formula Ford Champion. With an even more successful 2019 behind him and having scooped a Dunlop/Falken brand ambassador role, it is no wonder he is keen to get back onto the track.

“Being a part of such a well-known and established iconic brand is an honour,” he said. “From the very first moment I was made to feel like family.”

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Sumitomo Dunlop Covid-19 Health and Safety Operating Protocol

Dunlop Tyres SA 04/06/2020

Sumitomo Dunlop sales and service sites are open along with our manufacturing plant. As always, our top priority is the wellbeing of our employees, partners, customers and communities. As such, and acknowledging the new reality that is COVID-19, we have implemented strictly controlled Health and Safety protocols.

As we look forward to taking the road again, we would like to assure you of our continued commitment to curbing the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Asivikelane! Let’s Protect Each Other!

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Take the road again

Dunlop Tyres SA 04/06/2020

Dear Partners and Stakeholders,

As a responsible brand concerned with the wellbeing of employees, customers and community at large, it was important for us to share a compassionate message that cautioned people to stay at home and stay safe. Following on from our “Don’t Take The Road” video, our second video is a transitional message that reminds people that we are still on the journey with them and to stay safe as they return back to work.

In the message, we have also subtly introduced our purpose-led initiative, ASIVIKELANE, which started in Ladysmith and has now become a national movement to drive collective behaviour and social change towards the health and safety of our employees', partners and communities.

Please share this YouTube link with your friends and family.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QGxfanNh8E

Stay Safe!

Asivikelane! Let’s Protect Each Other!

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ASIVIKELANE! LET’S PROTECT EACH OTHER

Dunlop Tyres SA 24/04/2020

Businesses have responded by ensuring the best care for all employees during working hours such as providing alcohol-based hand sanitisers and sanitisers to clean surfaces and equipment, temperature testing, staggered lunch times, mandatory face masks, social distancing seating plans, rotational and remote working strategies and the like. This is a necessary obligation for us to ensure the health and wellbeing of employees is a top priority while at work. However, the virus doesn’t work office hours! It has no period associated with it; therefore, it is imperative that we manage this across a 24-hour timeline. This means that individual ownership must apply.

Personal responsibility is important to limit the spread of infection. It’s not just us who come to work that matter, our families and communities have to protect each other as well. It has to be an all-round effort against spreading COVID-19.

We, all of us and our families, need to go from a perspective of behaving like “I must protect MYSELF” to one of “I must protect YOU”. We must participate individually and collectively to safeguard one another by adopting responsible habits of:

  1. Washing of hands with soap and water and/or using alcohol-based hand sanitiser regularly
  2. Social distancing of 1.5m, and
  3. The wearing of face masks at all times.

Join Sumitomo Rubber South Africa in driving this initiative by spreading the word!

Let’s do our best in preventing the spread of the virus!

Let’s Protect each other! Asivikelane!

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Take the road again

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South African road racer AJ Venter narrowly misses podium at Isle of Man TT (UK)

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Road racer AJ Venter, the only South African to enter the 2019 Isle of Man TT (IOMTT), finished up ...

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