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Suzuki details all-new, SA-bound Jimny mini-4x4
2018/07/06 09:32:44 AM
Suzuki’s new Jimny has officially broken cover after months of speculation and semi-official leaks, with the confirmation from Suzuki Auto SA that yes, it will be released in South Africa in the fourth quarter of 2018.
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REVIEW: 2018 Hyundai i20 Active
2018/07/05 09:34:27 AM
Make no mistake, Hyundai South Africa made a smart move to introduce the i20 Active to the local market especially considering the recent launch of the Polo Vivo Cross, another pseudo crossover.
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Facelifted Mini range launched in South Africa
2018/07/04 10:14:55 AM
MINI`s range of compact cars in South Africa (three-door, five-door and convertible, but not the Clubman and Countryman models) have been updated to feature a raft of new technologies and style upgrades.
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Good news for SA: New car sales `have exceeded industry expectations` - Naamsa
2018/07/03 09:11:17 AM
Domestic sales figures in June 1028 have exceeded industry expectations but export sales continue to disappoint, reports Naamsa.
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Huge cold front hits SA: Here`s how to drive in ice and snow on our roads
2018/07/02 09:35:43 AM
A weather warning has been issued cautioning South Africans to expect wind, rain and even snow in some regions.
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Suzuki`s Celerio baby hatch gets upgraded - at no extra cost
2018/06/29 11:59:16 AM
Suzuki South Africa`s entry-level car, the Celerio, has acquired a fresh new look inside and out – all at the same price as before. The A-segment subcompact hatch, which Suzuki describes as SA`s `biggest small car`, will retain its promotional five year/200 000 km mechanical warranty as standard.
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Ford’s refined EcoSport for SA: Here’s all you need to know about this stylish new SUV
2018/06/27 10:03:00 AM
Ford’s new EcoSport compact SUV sports enhanced styling and increased technologies.
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Toyota’s ‘baby Fortuner’ – SA pricing details
2018/06/26 01:05:46 PM
Toyota is expected to launch what car specialists are calling a ‘baby Fortuner’ in South Africa within the coming months.
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Road Accident Benefit Scheme a setback for crash victims?
2018/06/25 10:20:46 AM
Picture the scenario: a drunk, unemployed driver skips a traffic light, smashes into a car, kills the breadwinner and severely injures the family. Under the current Road Accident Fund, only the crash victims are able to lodge a claim against the scheme. They are likely to receive lump sum compensation, factoring in career path and inflation, will be paid out for lost earnings, medical costs, funeral expenses, general damages and more.
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Reduce your fuel bill and save your life at the same time by pumping up your tyres
2018/06/21 09:43:20 AM
A simple, free safety check at your local petrol station could reduce your fuel bill – and potentially save your life, according to Jeff Osborne, Head of Gumtree Automotive.
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PICS: Suzuki`s next-generation Jimny - the most hardcore, compact 4x4 yet headed for SA
2018/06/20 11:10:51 AM
Suzuki has revealed the first images and information of its next-generation Jimny which will be unveiled globally during the next few months.
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Porsche importer takes over Lamborghini distribution in SA
2018/06/19 09:38:07 AM
It’s official: Lamborghinis will in future be distributed in South Africa by LSM Distributors, the same company responsible for the Porsche and Bentley brands locally.
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Carpooling: don`t be taken for a ride
2018/06/18 09:43:14 AM
Better for the environment and easier on the pocket, carpooling or lift-sharing is the answer to reducing road congestion.
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Little Micra goes premium in SA: Here`s all you need to know about Nissan`s funky new hatchback
2018/06/15 10:34:04 AM
The fifth-generation of Nissan’s popular Micra has arrived in South Africa.
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Hyundai Creta facelift (2018) soon in SA
2018/06/14 10:35:24 AM
The Hyundai`s popular compact family car, the Creta, has received a facelift and will be launched in South African in either July or August 2018.
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What you say after a crash can make you liable
2018/06/13 10:09:23 AM
South Africa’s roads are among the most dangerous in the world, with around 15 000 people losing their lives each year and many more hurt. Yet even accidents involving minimal or no injuries can have harrowing consequences for those involved.
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Need a tough bakkie? Toyota unleashes the epic new version of its legendary Hilux Dakar in SA
2018/06/12 01:19:36 PM
The Toyota Hilux’s exploits have achieved something of a cult status, establishing an enviable reputation for the Japanese bakkie on a global scale.
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Due Dates Explained on RE 5
2018/06/11 11:59:37 AM
Due Dates Explained on RE 5
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Suzuki Swift (2018) Launch Review
2018/06/11 11:35:16 AM
The repackaged, next-generation Suzuki Swift has landed in South Africa. Suzuki`s compact hatchback has formed the backbone of the Japanese company`s global sales success, so a radical departure to a winning formula would probably be ill-advised. Does the new Swift still deliver?
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SA`s top selling vehicles in 8 key segments: May 2018
2018/06/05 10:34:43 AM
The South African motor industry experienced another month of modest growth in May, with overall vehicle sales increasing 2.4 percent over the same month last year, to 42 984.
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Toyota launches special edition Corolla - Prestige+ available in SA
2018/06/04 11:14:17 AM
In celebration of Corolla’s rich history (both globally and in South Africa), Toyota South Africa has added a special edition model - dubbed Prestige+ (Prestige Plus).
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Hot Wheels - 50 years old and just getting better!
2018/06/01 09:43:27 AM
There`s something special about a young boy playing with a toy car that his father played with, especially when it’s a toy car that his grandfather also played with.
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5 New Crossovers To Consider in 2018
2018/05/31 10:23:36 AM
Take a look at 5 new crossovers that you need to add to your shortlist in 2018.
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Soaring petrol prices in SA: Here are a few fuel-saving tips
2018/05/30 01:55:40 PM
Fuel prices reached an all time high in May 2018 as prices neared the R15 per litre mark
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Motor vehicle licence fees
2018/05/29 11:37:04 AM
Fees [Road Traffic Act Regulation 24 (2) (b)] Each province determines its own registration and licence fees which are increased, from time to time, by proclamation in the respective provincial gazettes. Annual licence fees are assessed on a vehicle’s tare weight with separate scales for different vehicle types.
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Volvo XC60 price announced for South Africa
2018/05/29 10:12:39 AM
The Volvo XC60 has quietly arrived in South Africa and we have pricing and some details for this new SUV.
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Striking Lexus LC 500 Limited Edition for SA
2018/05/28 10:31:10 AM
Lexus has developed a special blue paint treatment inspired by the wings of the American Morpho butterfly and it will feature for the first time in South Africa when the LC 500 Limited Edition model arrives on our shores in August 2018.
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More fuel price hikes: `Motorists have felt the pain` - Stats SA
2018/05/25 10:17:16 AM
The first of two major fuel hikes took place on May 2 2018, with an increase of 45 cents per litre.
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Volvo launches all-new XC60 in South Africa: We have prices and specs
2018/05/24 10:47:11 AM
The new Volvo XC60 - and current 2018 World Car of the Year - is now available in South Africa.
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Driven: Hyundai`s refreshed i20 - Can it take on the Polo, Yaris in SA?
2018/05/23 11:09:29 AM
Since 2009, the Hyundai i20 has been a popular sight on South African roads. The car, one of the Korean automaker’s stalwart products, has become a favourite amongst local car buyers and has managed to, since its local debut, attract the 88 000 buyers.
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Less is more: Meet the new Lexus LS
2018/05/22 10:15:51 AM
The all-new Lexus LS 500 sedan delivers premium levels of powertrain smoothness, spaciousness, handling, ride comfort, safety, craftsmanship and attention to detail.
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Bigger, better, Nampo: Driving Nissan`s Skyline R34 in SA
2018/05/21 10:08:06 AM
Nampo - the biggest agricultural gathering in the Southern Hemisphere is hosted in the quaint town of Bothaville in the Free State in May 2018.
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SA roadside shootings: Here`s what you should do
2018/05/18 10:24:33 AM
Motorists were again caught up in a shooting in Sandton when shots rang out at a petrol station. Details around the incident are unclear but one person has been left dead.
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Here`s how to reduce the risk of remote jamming in SA
2018/05/17 10:30:25 AM
Over the last few years, remote jamming has become an increasingly prevalent form of crime in shopping malls and parking lots across South Africa.
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Here’s how much Opel’s compact Grandland X SUV costs in SA
2018/05/16 10:54:19 AM
Ideally equipped and well positioned, the new Grandland X becomes the third member of the Opel X family; It joins its Crossland X and Mokka X SUV siblings.
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Here`s how much the new Ford Fiesta costs in SA
2018/05/15 11:23:59 AM
New design, upgraded technology, enhanced suspension… Ford has launched its all-new Fiesta in South Africa.
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`A cloaked up Jaguar?` The Range Rover Velar is a different breed
2018/05/14 10:18:17 AM
`Is the Range Rover Velar just a veiled Jaguar F-Pace cloaked in Land Rover attire?` asks Ferdi de Vos as he uncovers the secret behind the popular SUV.
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`Fastest` Golf GTI yet: VW reveals hot 213kW TCR Concept
2018/05/11 11:12:12 AM
A new chapter of Golf GTI history has begun with the world premiere of the 213kW/370Nm Golf GTI TCR Concept at the legendary GTI meeting at Wörthersee, Austria.
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SEE: Global petrol prices
2018/05/10 11:36:38 AM
The recent fuel hikes have been taxing on South African motorists. First the 45c cents per litre increase on May 2, and the steep 95c per litre increase which is looming at the end of this month.
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A legend reborn: Aston Martin V12 Vantage 600s
2018/05/09 09:32:13 AM
The legendary Aston Martin Vantage V600 has been reborn in the form of a customer commissioned limited run of all-new breathtakingly beautiful Aston Martin V12 Vantage V600s, inspired and influenced by the original V8 Vantage V600.
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VW’s flagship sedan arrives: Here`s how much the new premium Arteon costs in SA
2018/05/08 10:56:04 AM
The totally new developed model emphasises emotionality in the premium class. In addition to a new and emotive outline, Volkswagen is also introducing with the Arteon a highly expressive, horizontally accentuated brand look.
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Isuzu MU-X, Mercedes X-Class bakkie... awesome new models headed for South Africa in May
2018/05/07 10:35:20 AM
From the upcoming BMW 8 series to the fastest Kia yet, take a look at some of the top new models featured this week as well as new cars bound for South Africa.
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Top 5 safety tips: Put the brakes on dangerous driving
2018/04/26 09:58:27 AM
While most new car advertisements focus on power and acceleration, a crucial part of safe driving is being able to stop in time, every time.
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New road laws for SA: Toll tariffs, microdots, clampdown on illegal licences and more
2018/04/25 10:17:29 AM
The Department of Transport published amendments to the National Road Traffic Regulations.
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Isuzu`s new MU-X SUV shipment arrives in SA ahead of launch
2018/04/24 09:38:18 AM
The first shipment of Isuzu’s new MU-X sports utility vehicle (SUV) arrived at the Port Elizabeth harbour, ahead of its local launch early in May this year.
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Dealership of the Year!!
2018/04/23 11:11:16 AM
Dealership of the Year!!
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Tested: New Qashqai 1.5 dCi is a stylish fuel sipper
2018/04/23 10:17:41 AM
You know what they say about assumptions, right? Well, let’s skip all the profanities because ultimately ‘they’ are right and you just shouldn’t make ‘em.
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Car sales by province: Where are South Africans buying cars?
2018/04/20 11:06:21 AM
Despite fewer selling days in March due to public holidays, the new vehicle industry made an upward swing, with a total of 49 233 new vehicles sold.
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Fastest Kia yet: Fiery Stinger sedan headed for SA
2018/04/19 10:09:03 AM
Following growing public interest after its surprise appearance at the 2017 South African Motoring Experience at Kyalami, Kia SA has confirmed that its Stinger sedan is set to make its local debut later this year.
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Volvo XC40 (2018) Specs & Prices
2018/04/18 11:50:38 AM
The highly-anticipated Volvo XC40 launches in South Africa in this week and we`ll be at its local launch. In the meantime, here`s how much you can expect to pay for this baby Volvo SUV.
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Fuel price hikes to hit motorists hard in April - AA
2018/04/17 11:46:47 AM
Sharp increases in the prices of fuels are set to hit motorists hard at the end of April, reports the Automobile Association (AA), commenting on unaudited mid-month data released by the Central Energy Fund.
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5 SUVs We Need in SA
2018/04/16 11:22:05 AM
There are many models and variants of cars we don`t get in South Africa due to our comparatively small market and right-hand-drive only law. But, are there right-hand drive cars out there that we`re missing out on? Here are 5 SUVs that we think would be well-received locally.
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Toyota said to be working on hotter Auris GR
2018/04/13 10:26:34 AM
Toyota has finally come to its senses and created a Golf-sized hatchback that’s actually worth getting excited about.
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This is how much the 7-seat Volkswagen Tiguan costs in SA
2018/04/12 10:56:34 AM
Volkswagen is launching a seven-seater version of its popular Tiguan SUV in KwaZulu-Natal this week, according to the automaker the Tiguan Allspace benefits from 215mm more length to create space for two extra pews.
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SA passenger car sales: There`s no stopping that VW Polo Vivo
2018/04/11 10:33:17 AM
The Volkswagen Polo Vivo is the king of passenger cars in South Africa after racking up 7027 units in sales between January and March 2018.
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Petrol price breakdown: `Levies make up almost 40% of price at pumps` - AA
2018/04/10 11:03:32 AM
To understand how the fuel price is comprised, the Automobile Association (AA) is publishing a fuel price breakdown for the third year. This breakdown gives a snapshot of how the cost of every litre of petrol inland, and at the coast, is determined.
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After nearly a decade, why are electric cars still an anomaly?
2018/04/09 10:13:32 AM
Tesla unveiled the world`s first mass-produced electric car nine years ago - why aren`t more people driving them?
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We track test BMW`s ballistic new M5
2018/04/06 10:07:00 AM
So-called petrolhead purists may have thrown up their hands in horror at the news that the new-generation M5 has all-wheel drive. It’s just very un-BMW-like, they may have muttered into their Nurburgring-branded coffee mugs, lamenting their God-given right to experience rear-wheel drive opposite-lockery in an M-badged car.
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Higher VAT challenges car buyers
2018/04/05 10:01:09 AM
Cyril Zhungu, head: dealer automotive retail at Standard Bank Vehicle and Asset Finance (VAF) says while the increased VAT rate will have an impact on pricing, it will vary depending on purchase value.
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Good news for SA car sales: ‘Highest monthly total’ yet in 2018 - Naamsa
2018/04/04 09:37:47 AM
New vehicle sales have improved in South Africa with 49 233 units sold, marking the "highest monthly total" yet in 2018, reports Naamsa.
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`Total road closure` Caught in violent Durban protests? Here`s what you should do
2018/04/03 10:30:56 AM
Violent protests have closed one of the busiest toll roads in the country - the Mooi River Toll plaza on the N3 between Durban and Johannesburg.
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Steep hike in fuel price, levies to take their toll on SA motorists - AA
2018/03/29 10:23:25 AM
The fuel price is set for a steep hike as higher fuel levies kick in, and an increase in international fuel prices makes its presence felt, reports the Automobile Association (AA), commenting on unaudited month-end fuel price data released by the Central Energy Fund.
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SA holiday road trip: How to prepare your car and keep you family safe
2018/03/28 11:40:17 AM
The Easter holidays are once upon us, bringing with it the customary migration of South African families to various far-flung destinations. While this festive period is cause for celebration and relaxation, it doesn’t always have a happy ending; vehicle-related fatalities are the rise.
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Mitsubishi launches special edition Triton: New Athlete bakkie in SA
2018/03/27 11:20:22 AM
Mitsubishi has launched a striking new Triton Athlete Special Edition based on the Triton double-cab 4x4 automatic bakkie.
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Know Your Roadblock Rights
2018/03/26 11:29:24 AM
What are your rights when you get stopped at a roadblock? Can you film an officer? Can you be arrested for outstanding fines? Herewith a list of important things you should know when it comes to roadblocks in South Africa.
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7 driving tips for dealing with heavy rain in SA
2018/03/23 11:00:23 AM
The South African Weather Service has issued flood warnings for Gauteng, Free State and KwaZulu-Natal.
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Opel`s GSi comeback continues with sporty Corsa
2018/03/22 11:14:04 AM
Opel’s much-loved GSi badge is making a comeback and following the reveal of the Insignia GSI last year, Opel has just pulled the covers off its new Corsa GSi.
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Radical concept shifts cabin from wings to wheels
2018/03/20 10:06:27 AM
We’ve all seen future-tech renderings of electrically-powered passenger carrying drones, but this one from Audi-owned Italdesign adds a whole new twist to the concept.
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DRIVEN: Joining the Volkswagen Polo Vivo pack
2018/03/19 09:42:03 AM
I’ve always prided myself on being someone who didn’t follow the crowd. Great thinkers and writers have inspired me along the way in my quest for non-conformity. "Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it’s time to pause and reflect," said American author Mark Twain. The great humanitarian, Mahatma Gandhi famously said: "It’s easy to stand with the crowd; it takes courage to stand alone."
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`Fuel will be more expensive in April` - AA
2018/03/16 10:20:33 AM
Although basic fuel prices are showing signs of further decreases at month end, the overall price of fuel is set to increase because of the addition of increased fuel levies in April.
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Mercedes-Benz reveals X-Class bakkie prices for SA
2018/03/15 11:15:11 AM
UPDATE: Mercedes-Benz Vans SA has yet to reveal the cost of the X250d Progressive and Power 4x4 automatic variants. We`ll publish those prices as soon as they`re available.
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South Africa`s 2018 Car of the Year is...
2018/03/14 10:40:41 AM
Midrand - The 2018 WesBank South African Car of the year is the Porsche Panamera.
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SA`s Hijacking Hotspots & How to be best prepared
2018/03/13 09:36:50 AM
A vehicle hijacking isn`t something any of us would ever want to deal with. South Africa, unfortunately, has a high rate of highjackings, so it`s best to be as prepared for it as you can in case it happens to you. Here are the areas where you should be particularly vigilant and a few things to take note of.
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Traffic Dept wants to send fines to Facebook
2018/03/12 10:45:32 AM
Soon, we’ll be receiving infringement notices through our social media, and there will be no way to deny it.
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Notice of increase in VAT rate
2018/03/09 03:35:34 PM
Notice of increase in VAT rate
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New Civic Type R tested: To hell with decorum
2018/03/09 01:29:52 PM
Love it or hate it, you have to admire the audacious attitude Honda’s new Civic Type R brings to the hot hatch party. Like seeing that completely carefree rock star walk out on stage, shirtless, smoking, sporting chains and tattoos, skin tight jeans showing way too much bulge, while staring in awe secretly wishing you could pull off the same look.
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Geneva show 2018: Weird and wonderful cars
2018/03/08 11:00:25 AM
Flying cars. Insanely expensive Minis. Dreadful Bugattis. This year’s Geneva auto show had it all.
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Toyota’s new Auris debuts in Geneva, set to arrive in SA later in 2018
2018/03/07 10:12:48 AM
The third-generation Toyota Auris made its world debut at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, sporting a new design and offering the option of a new 2.0-litre full hybrid electric system in its powertrain line-up.
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Motorists could face a new ‘congestion tax’ and other fees to help fix roads
2018/03/06 11:25:51 AM
The department of transport has released a new ‘draft roads policy‘ which aims to fundamentally improve South Africa’s road systems – and mentions how funds can be raised to do so.
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Jaguar`s new E-Pace rocks Cape Town at two different shows
2018/03/05 09:12:41 AM
Jaguar`s new compact SUV, the E-Pace, featured at two prominent shows in Cape Town this weekend.
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New Car Sales in SA for February 2018
2018/03/02 10:54:43 AM
February 2018 was another tough month for new car sales in South Africa with year-on-year declines recorded across all market segments according to the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (NAAMSA).
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Here are 7 major new traffic laws you need to know about
2018/03/01 10:21:28 AM
A remarkably high number of people appear to view the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (AARTO) Act and its Amendment Bill as an effort by government to introduce a points-demerit system, and little more.
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Good news for SA motorists: Fuel price to drop in March - AA
2018/02/28 10:45:07 AM
Fuel prices are set to drop in March as South Africans benefit from a stable exchange rate and lower international fuel prices, reports the Automobile Association (AA), which was commenting on unaudited month-end fuel data released by the Central Energy Fund.
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It`s the death of e-tolls, says Outa
2018/02/27 09:16:06 AM
The Organisation for Undoing Tax Abuses has welcomed the acknowledgment by Gauteng premier David Makhura in his State of the Province address on Monday that e-tolls have failed, and have added to the cost of living for many motorists and public transport users.
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Ferrari`s sexy Portofino drop-top lands in SA
2018/02/26 10:06:30 AM
Ferrari calls its new Portofino convertible hardtop, released in South Africa at a private preview on Friday morning, a V8 GT. We call it sex on wheels.
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A bakkie that promises rapture on the rough stuff
2018/02/23 11:31:53 AM
There`s good and bad news for all those who have pimped up their Ford Rangers with after-market accessories to try making them look like the US`s legendary F-150 Raptor.
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#Budget2018: Duty hike to hit vehicle prices
2018/02/22 10:33:49 AM
Motorists will be hit hard by the 2018/2019 budget proposals announced by Minister of Finance Malusi Gigaba on Wednesday, which will affect not only fuel prices but also the cost of new vehicles.
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Red flags raised about AARTO: Demerit system, traffic fines and more...
2018/02/21 09:36:49 AM
The Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (AARTO) Bill is currently before the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) for final approval, since it was passed by the National Assembly in Parliament. This is the last step before it is signed into law.
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Klein Karoo Toyota
2018/02/20 01:14:53 PM
Afsterwe van die eienaar van Klein Karoo Toyota
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Infographic: Car sales by province
2018/02/20 09:34:43 AM
New vehicle sales started the year on a weak note with overall sales of 45 888, a decline of 4498 units or 8.9% from the 50 386 vehicles sold in January 2017, reports Naamsa.
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Isuzu looking to bring SUV`s to SA
2018/02/19 10:52:31 AM
ISUZU Motors of Japan, which has had a presence in the South African and African vehicle market for the past 40 years, is set to make an assault on the special utility market (SUV) in the region.
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Watch as Range Rover drives up to Heaven`s Gate
2018/02/14 09:54:02 AM
Hunan Province, China - They call it Heaven’s Gate, a natural rock arch near the top of Tianmen Mountain, eight kilometres south of the city of Zhangjiajie.
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Service plans in SA - `you should have the right to choose`
2018/02/13 09:26:09 AM
So, you’ve found a car to purchase but a big question remains - how will you service your new vehicle?
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Peugeot launches new 208 GT-Line, we have pricing
2018/02/12 09:49:44 AM
The 208 has been a steadfast performer in the Peugeot stable.
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DRIVEN: New Yaris launched in Durban
2018/02/09 10:32:13 AM
When Toyota discontinued the Tazz at the turn of the millennium, it left a big gap in the Japanese manufacturer’s local arsenal. The Tazz was, one of the best city cars yet; like its rival the Volkswagen Citi Golf are still sought after by many second-hand buyers.
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Ford unleashes SA-bound Ranger Raptor bakkie
2018/02/08 11:00:07 AM
The first-ever Ranger Raptor, Ford’s new off-road, performance bakkie, blasted out from behind its camouflage during an reveal in Thailand.
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Jaguar (re)starts production of legendary D-Type race car
2018/02/07 10:45:18 AM
aguar Classic is re-starting production of the iconic D-type race car in Coventry, 62 years after the last example was built in 1956.
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First pics: Hyundai Santa Fe gets daring new look
2018/02/06 11:29:34 AM
Hyundai has released the first official pictures and details of the daringly designed new Santa Fe SUV.
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Here’s the official petrol price for February 2018
2018/02/05 10:03:57 AM
The department of energy has announced the petrol and diesel price changes taking effect this week.
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SA new car price hikes remain below inflation
2018/02/02 11:13:56 AM
The rate of increase in new car prices continues to decline and has now remained below the inflation rate for the second consecutive quarter.
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`No warning sign is required` - What’s the deal with hidden traffic cameras in SA?
2018/02/01 09:53:12 AM
Behind trees and bushes, disguised as a roadside `electricity box`... hidden speed-cameras are all too common practice in South Africa.
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Nissan`s enhanced Qashqai available locally
2018/01/31 11:08:21 AM
The Nissan Qashqai, which is the best-selling urban crossover in Europe, is now available in South Africa with significant premium enhancements.
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2017 SA car sales by province: Kwa-Zulu Natal outsells Western Cape
2018/01/30 10:33:15 AM
The Volkswagen Polo Vivo and Toyota Fortuner led the sales charts for passenger cars at the end of 2017.
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Hijacking in SA: How thieves choose their victims, cars
2018/01/29 10:51:01 AM
Hijacking and other vehicle crimes impact South Africans a lot more than realised. It`s not just about losing a vehicle and going through a traumatic experience. It has a huge financial impact and it`s most certainly not a random act. Criminals do thorough investigations of their victims routines and whereabouts before their strike.
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Toyota SA recalls more than 700 000 cars due to defective airbags
2018/01/26 10:58:27 AM
Toyota South Africa Motors said on Thursday (Jan 25) it has issued a notice to recall more than 700 000 vehicles over airbag safety concerns, with some affected models dating back over 15 years.
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Volkswagen launches all-new Polo in SA: All you need to know
2018/01/25 10:15:33 AM
Since its launch in 2010, the Volkswagen Polo hatch has consistently been the second best-selling passenger car in South Africa, with its sibling the Polo Vivo being SA`s best-seller.
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5 things to consider when choosing car insurance
2018/01/24 10:45:05 AM
According to the Automobile Association of South Africa, there are 11.4 million registered vehicles on South Africa’s roads and between 65% and 70% of those cars are uninsured.
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WATCH: How to check for prior damage when buying a used car
2018/01/23 10:19:30 AM
Buying a used car can be a risky investment. You are never 100% sure of the car`s history and how it has been treated.
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Motorists warned about latest hijacking methods
2018/01/22 11:45:44 AM
Authorities have warned motorists about new strategies that robbers and hijackers are using in parts of the country, including Gauteng.
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2018/01/19 11:19:47 AM
Datsun has taken the wraps off its new Cross, which is reportedly based on the seven-seater GO+, in Indonesia.
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Lexus unveils gorgeous LF-1 concept crossover
2018/01/18 09:37:36 AM
Lexus has advanced its stellar reputation as a premium automotive pioneer with the world premiere of the stunning Lexus LF-1 Limitless - a concept that debuts a new genre of luxury vehicle, the flagship crossover.
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Land Rover kicks off 2018 with restoration of original launch vehicle
2018/01/17 10:14:31 AM
The first Land Rovers were shown at the 1948 Amsterdam Motor Show; this original launch vehicle has been missing for the last 63 years. The car brand will celebrate its 70th anniversary year throughout 2018, starting with the restoration of the original Land Rover.
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Defective airbags: Bakkies, cars to be recalled in SA
2018/01/16 08:59:56 AM
The South African auto industry is affected by ongoing defective Takata airbag recalls.
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Self-driving cars: Many questions left unanswered
2018/01/15 09:56:55 AM
Autonomous driving is generating talk at this year`s Detroit Auto Show after being a star at last week`s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
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We drive Ford’s new EcoSport, due here soon
2018/01/12 11:25:11 AM
Ford has made some serious nip and tuck changes to its ever-popular EcoSport which was introduced to South Africa in 2013.
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`Take pressure off overburdened taxpayers` - What 2018 could mean for SA car sales
2018/01/11 10:09:46 AM
Despite a decline in vehicle sales in December, overall 2017 saw the first year-on-year increase, albeit a modest 1.8%, in four years.
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SA car market sees first annual growth in four years
2018/01/10 09:42:16 AM
Johannesburg - South African new vehicle sales grew for the first time in four years in 2017, albeit by a modest 1.8 percent over the previous year.
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New VW Polo: SA indicative pricing
2018/01/09 10:08:37 AM
Volkswagen’s all-new and highly anticipated Polo will be launched in South Africa at the end of January and it promises to set new benchmarks in the compact hatch segment.
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This reader built up a Ford Model T and uses it as a daily drive to work
2018/01/08 09:45:26 AM
Classic car enthusiast and chartered accountant, Paul Koski of Johannesburg is so passionate about his Ford Model T that it has become his daily mode of transport to and from work.
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2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class exterior leaked
2018/01/05 02:12:53 PM
Photos of the new Mercedes-Benz G-Class have been leaked ahead of its debut later this month.
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Brain-to-Vehicle tech: Control your car with your mind?
2018/01/04 10:46:59 AM
Nissan has unveiled research that will enable vehicles to interpret signals from the driver’s brain, redefining how people interact with their cars.
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New models for SA: January to be a great month for car lovers
2018/01/03 09:50:41 AM
There`s no letting up on the number of new models being launched in Mzansi this year, in fact January could see at least four new models making their local debut.
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SA fuel price drop: Here`s how much petrol and diesel will cost in January
2018/01/02 12:32:40 PM
Motorists can look forward to some relief as the Department of Energy announced a drop of up to 34 cents a litre in fuel prices.
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Motorists urged to drive safely as road volumes peak
2017/12/22 10:00:34 AM
The Road Traffic Management Corporation says traffic volumes are expected to peak from Friday as motorists made their way to various holiday destinations for the Christmas period.
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‘Big on opulence’ Nissan’s next-gen luxury Patrol SUV arrives in SA
2017/12/21 09:37:15 AM
Nissan South Africa has launched its next-generation Patrol SUV locally.
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RoadTrip: Toyota C-HR on the Diamond Route
2017/12/20 09:53:15 AM
To celebrate the discovery of diamonds in South Africa 150 years ago, Ferdi de Vos undertook a journey on the byways of the country’s Diamond Route. His road trip companion? Toyota’s C-HR crossover with its diamond-inspired design…
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10 simple tricks to maintain the value of your used car
2017/12/19 09:19:00 AM
Whether you’re planning to sell or hold on to your car, keeping it in tip-top shape will ensure it stays reliable, attractive and above all – valuable. Here’s how.
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Slight petrol price relief expected for new year
2017/12/18 02:26:36 PM
Motorists could expect some relief at the petrol pumps in the new year, with the news that the price of petrol could drop by about 7,8 cents per litre while the diesel price could come down by around 7,1 cents per litre in January.
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`What a way to say goodbye` - VW Beetle R-line driven
2017/12/01 10:59:19 AM
I must admit, I had no idea what to expect from the Volkswagen Beetle R-line.
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Limited edition Mitsubishi Triton: Xtreme bakkie for SA
2017/11/30 11:22:21 AM
Mitsubishi South Africa says it has listened to local customer feedback to produce a special edition Triton bakkie with a host of additional practical equipment - the new Xtreme Limited Edition.
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`Just let it go` - 10 tips to help avoid road rage in SA
2017/11/29 09:38:46 AM
How many of us can admit to losing our cool in traffic?
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Sexy Aygo goes topless
2017/11/28 10:06:07 AM
The funky Aygo range, which already brags with a Father Christmas bag full of way-out looks, has been given a further helping of chutzpah with the addition of the Aygo X-Cite which has a retractable black canvas roof.
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Can Bosch put brakes on city car pollution?
2017/11/27 11:48:31 AM
Leading global automotive supplier Bosch has developed a new type of brake that can cut air pollution as well as road accidents.
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`Pure driving fun` - driving Nissan`s soulful 370Z
2017/11/24 09:28:12 AM
I`m a die-hard Nissan GT-R fan, though the 370Z has a rather a special place in my heart too.
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How safe are they? 5 SA budget cars crash tested
2017/11/23 08:59:33 AM
Global NCAP has thrust entry level car safety into the spotlight by crash testing five South African spec budget hatchbacks.
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Here`s how much the locally-built BMW X3 will cost
2017/11/22 09:52:31 AM
MW has launched the new X3 this week and it is available as of November. The third-generation vehicle will be built at the BMW Plant Roslyn in the first half of 2018.
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Voice activation the smart way to safer driving.
2017/11/21 09:23:21 AM
We`re getting ever closer to living our lives like they used to do only in sci-fi movies. In a ‘smart’ world where our cars and smartphones are getting ever more interconnected, we’re needing to find ways of communicating with all these gadgets more intuitively.
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Tested: EWizz Lightning 9 electric scooter
2017/11/20 09:56:51 AM
The Lightning 9 is the flagship of the EWizz electric scooter range range, produced in China but locally assembled with sophisticated electronics and control systems developed in South Africa.
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MAP: SA passenger car sales by province for 2017
2017/11/17 11:08:55 AM
The SA vehicle market shows a positive trend despite the weak economy; 35 316 new cars were sold in October 2017, an improvement of 2594 cars or 7.9% compared to the 32 722 models sold in the same period in 2016.
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Get ready for a steep fuel price hike in December
2017/11/16 09:20:15 AM
There will be less holiday cheer for South African motorists this year, with a steep fuel price increase predicted for December.
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More powerful than ever - new Audi TT RS Coupe unleashed in SA
2017/11/15 11:48:04 AM
Audi has launched its most powerful TT yet – the new TT RS Coupe.
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Six user-friendly bikes for your daily commute
2017/11/14 09:08:12 AM
In the world of motorcycles a great deal of attention is given to the fast and the loud, but often people just require a compact,
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Toyota refreshes Land Cruiser Prado: We have prices, details of the enhanced SUV
2017/11/13 10:04:05 AM
With an off-road heritage spanning more than 65 years, Toyota`s Land Cruiser remains unique in its segment for its ability to combine durability and reliability with off-road performance.
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SA`s dirty fuel is costing motorists dearly
2017/11/10 01:34:27 PM
South Africa is falling further behind the world in fuel quality, and it’s hitting SA motorists where it hurts most: their pockets and their health.
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All-new VW Polo bags five-star safety rating
2017/11/09 11:05:55 AM
Volkswagen’s all-new Polo hatchback, which is due in South Africa early next year and almost certain to become one of the country`s best selling cars, has achieved a five-star EuroNCAP safety rating.
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#SirLowrysPassFire: 12 ways to be safe on our roads
2017/11/08 10:18:36 AM
Huge fires, fanned by high winds, are sweeping through Sir Lowry`s Pass, outside Somerset West in the Western Cape.
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Takata recall extended to Pajero passenger airbags
2017/11/07 09:52:15 AM
Mitsubishi has extended its recall of vehicles fitted with Takata airbags to include the front passenger airbag on Pajero SUVs made from 2007 to 2013.
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Sports cars in SA: Mustang, F-Type lead the way
2017/11/06 11:43:04 AM
The Ford Mustang remains South Africa’s favourite *sports car for the tenth consecutive month in 2017, reports Naamsa.
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