Our Vision

Bates Motors strives to create Customers for Life. To be the market leader in the sales and servicing of our customers’ transportation products and related services. We will earn our customers’ enthusiasm through continuous improvement driven by integrity, teamwork and innovation of management and staff to achieve honours in every department in our category.

At Bates Motors we pride ourselves in providing you with dedicated expert service that is supported by a fleet of top quality vehicles for your every need.

Bates Motors consists of a team of Isuzu, Peugeot, Opel and Citroën specialists who are committed to excellent service delivery. We create the perfect truck and bakkie to most efficiently and effectively serve your business and personal requirements.

Isipho Capital Motors is run by husband and wife team Sipho and Fortunate Mdanda. The team is operationally involved in the day-to-day businesses of all the Isipho Capital Holdings groups. Ms Fortunate Mdanda is the Chairwoman at Bates Motors and the CEO of Smith Capital Equipment; and Mr Sipho Mdanda is the Dealer Executive of Bates Motors and the Executive Director of Anderson and Kerr Engineering. 

Fortunate and Sipho Mdanda are at the forefront of South Africa’s new wave of Black industrialists; consolidating their extensive banking and corporate management experience through various organic and acquisitional growth strategies.

Bates Motors is now Isuzu’s first 100% black-owned dealership in South Africa. This landmark transformation deal aims to be an exemplary model of transformation for the entire motor industry in South Africa.

Isipho Capital Motors are always looking for successful businesses with whom they share a synergy and by working with company they hope to enhance the business by opening up new markets and customers with their extensive business networks.

From the blog

Grandland X

Grandland X

Top-of-the-line luxury with all of the added extras.Show off your SUV's stylish Two Tone Roof or add more charm by boasting with the stunning Panoramic Sunroof. Sunny days will never be the same... When the going gets tough, enjoy the luxury of a smooth ride with soft...

COMBO LIFE

COMBO LIFE

Life's way better with the new Opel Crossland X. It’s designed just for you and the family, featuring breath-taking styling, streamlined technology, flexiblility and comfort features. A perfect match with urban lifestyle due to the sleek, small SUV design: being...

New ISUZU TRUCK from Bates

New ISUZU TRUCK from Bates

With you for the long run. Isuzu Trucks ranks among the top four medium to extra-heavy truck manufacturers in South Africa. The total registered South African Isuzu truck population up to 25 years old is over 36 500 making it one of the most durable and reliable...

Is your car becoming unaffordable to keep?

Is your car becoming unaffordable to keep?

Let's see if we can help by putting you into something more affordable. Bates Port Shepstone strives to create Customers for Life, watch overheads and make sure that we maintain a healthy cash flow to take advantage of the dynamic market in which we currently trade....

CROSSLAND X

CROSSLAND X

Life's way better with the new Opel Crossland X. It’s designed just for you and the family, featuring breath-taking styling, streamlined technology, flexiblility and comfort features. A perfect match with urban lifestyle due to the sleek, small SUV design: being...

ADAM

ADAM

The ADAM is unique, original and sets the standard for all other ADAMs. It’s never ending list of combinable exterior-and-interior patterns and equipment will make you feel truly one-of-a-kind when both off and on the road. With the ADAM JAM, you’re totally en vogue....