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Jeep launches new 5-seater Grand Cherokee in South Africa – pricing and specs
5/10/2023 10:59:51 AM
Jeep has officially launched the five-seater Grand Cherokee in South Africa at a starting price of R1,329,900.
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Don’t expect to get a new driving licence card for the next 2 to 3 weeks
5/4/2023 11:25:28 AM
The Department of Transport says South Africans can still apply for driving license cards as normal, despite the card machine currently not working.
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Most fuel-efficient crossovers in South Africa
4/24/2023 9:45:27 AM
Fuel prices have been a thorny topic in South Africa of late, with domestic and global factors driving up the cost of a litre of petrol to unprecedented levels.
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The 10 most popular second-hand vehicles in South Africa – including price, year, and mileage
4/17/2023 11:45:37 AM
AutoTrader’s annual industry report revealed the most enquired-about vehicle models on their platform – including the average price, mileage, and year of manufacture.
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The best and worst-selling bakkies in South Africa
4/11/2023 12:42:29 PM
Bakkies are one of the most popular vehicle segments in South Africa, with roughly 16 branded models to choose from, but some are clear favourites compared to others.
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Pitstop 1950 vs 2013
3/31/2023 3:16:58 PM
Pitstop 1950 vs 2013
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How to protect cars with keyless entry from thieves
3/30/2023 10:47:04 AM
Motorists in South Africa with keyless-entry vehicles have several ways to protect their cars from thieves.
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Keyless entry vehicles are becoming more vulnerable in SA
3/22/2023 12:48:07 PM
Keyless entry vehicles are now more popular in South Africa and often told to be safer, but the thieves out there grow with the technology, making your car more vulnerable.
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Omoda C5 pioneers a new Chinese luxury brand available in SA
3/15/2023 9:49:52 AM
The Omoda brand marks a new era for Chery International and the first model offers `future-proof` technology in a luxury five-door physique.
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Everything you need to know about the ownership certificate
3/13/2023 10:16:32 AM
Officially, a car’s ownership document is known as the “Certificate of Registration in Respect of Motor Vehicle.” Here`s everything that you need to know about this important document.
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Load shedding or not, switching to electric cars in South Africa is just a matter of time
3/3/2023 11:38:46 AM
The chief executive of driver training group MasterDrive, Eugene Herbert, says that while electric vehicle (EV) adoption faces many challenges in South Africa, there are just as many solutions – adding that the change to EVs is not a matter of ‘if’ but a ‘when.’
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Steep petrol price increase on the cards for March: here’s what to expect
2/22/2023 12:53:44 PM
South African fuel prices are moving in the wrong direction once again, and the bad news is that March is looking set to bring a far bigger petrol increase than February’s 28 cent hike.
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Big jump in petrol prices expected for March
2/14/2023 11:17:02 AM
Economists from the Bureau for Economic Research (BER) say that a weak rand and rising global oil prices are lining South African motorists up for a gut-punch at the pumps in March.
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Good news for anyone looking to buy a used car in South Africa
2/9/2023 10:44:27 AM
A new court ruling in South Africa has reinforced consumer rights when it comes to used car purchases, penalising a dealer for not disclosing the full state of a previously-owned vehicle when it was sold.
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Bekende motorman sterf
2/6/2023 3:27:36 PM
Die man wat die motorhandelaar Stucky Motors gehelp het om nasionale bekendheid te verwerf, is Dinsdag in die ouderdom van 63 jaar oorlede.
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All the full-electric cars you can buy in South Africa – with pricing
2/6/2023 12:55:31 PM
In 2023, there will be more than a dozen electric vehicles (EVs) that forward-looking individuals can choose from, with several new models having launched last year.
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14 of the best-selling cars in South Africa right now – with pricing
1/30/2023 11:41:03 AM
Data from the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa) shows the Toyota Hilux remains the best-selling car in South Africa – despite selling over 500 units less in December 2022 compared to the previous month.
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Petrol and diesel price increases on the cards for February
1/24/2023 11:52:48 AM
South Africa’s fuel prices are heading in the wrong direction once again, with the latest data from the Central Energy Fund pointing to increases for both petrol and diesel from the beginning of February.
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Red flags for new car buyers in South Africa
1/13/2023 1:00:53 PM
The National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa) warns that there is a likelihood of further near-term global supply chain disruptions to new vehicles in South Africa.
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7 tips to help you save petrol when travelling on holiday
12/20/2022 9:07:16 AM
With record-high fuel prices in 2022, driving with fuel efficiency in mind has never been more relevant – especially as South Africans prepare to head out across provinces to their chosen December holiday destinations.
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What to expect from car prices in South Africa over the next few months
12/12/2022 8:48:55 AM
New data from TansUnion’s Vehicle Pricing Index (VPI) shows that prices of new cars have accelerated year-on-year to 6.8% in Q3 2022 from 3.8% in Q3 2021 – leading to motorists holding on to their cars for longer.
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Fuel price outlook: Good news if you have a diesel vehicle
12/2/2022 11:38:50 AM
A significant diesel price decrease is on the cards for December, but petrol is going up. Here’s how much you can expect to pay at the pumps next month:
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The cheapest new cars you can buy from every brand in South Africa – starting at R157,000
11/28/2022 10:31:52 AM
Over 40 car brands in South Africa offer a wide range of vehicles to suit a buyer’s needs, whether it be fuel efficiency, off-roading, speed, comfort, or luxury.
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Chinese car manufacturers’ big play in South Africa
11/17/2022 3:30:32 PM
Chinese vehicles have become hugely popular among South African motorists in 2022, offering luxury cars at affordable prices that are now built to last.
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The cars you can afford with your salary in South Africa
11/14/2022 9:02:10 AM
More new cars are being sold in South Africa, with some consumers wanting to grab a new ride before the year ends.
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The used-car bubble in South Africa could be about to burst
11/8/2022 8:49:35 AM
The used car market has flourished in recent years, says vehicle sales platform AutoTrader – but with growing demand, prices have spiked, and there are signs that the bubble may be about to burst.
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Perfect storm to hit motorists in South Africa
10/26/2022 11:21:28 AM
South Africa is at a tipping point in terms of petrol supply, and immediate changes need to be made to secure supply before the end of the year, says Peter Morgan, the chief executive officer of Liquid Fuels Wholesalers Association.
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Big changes are coming for e-tolls – with final decision imminent
10/21/2022 8:51:21 AM
The South African National Roads Agency (Sanral) says that the long-delayed decision from the government on the future of e-tolls has remained a permanent pain point in its performance, noting that it has become dependent on government grants to fulfil its mandate.
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Here is the expected petrol price for November – and it’s not good news
10/17/2022 12:03:50 PM
Mid-month data published by the Central Energy Fund (CEF) shows that petrol and diesel prices in South Africa could be going up next month, following an early month shock for oil and continued pressure on the rand.
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Market facing some headwinds, NADA
10/5/2022 4:45:44 PM
Load shedding and rising interest rates are starting to put pressure on new vehicle sales, says the National Automobile Dealers’ Association (NADA).
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Petrol price expected to drop by R1 in October
9/28/2022 9:33:45 AM
Motorists are expected to see another sizeable slash in the price of petrol next month, according to unaudited data from the Central Energy Fund (CEF).
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Another hammer blow for motorists in South Africa
9/22/2022 2:49:00 PM
The imposition of provisional higher excise duties on tyres imported to South Africa from China is a major blow to road safety in the country and should be reversed immediately, says the Automobile Association (AA).
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Good news for car sales in South Africa as buying patterns begin to shift
9/14/2022 9:53:17 AM
Year-on-year sales comparisons appear to be beginning to show a consistency of trend, indicating some form of stability returning to the new vehicle market, according to financial services firm Wesbank.
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New driver’s licence card for South Africa
9/5/2022 9:57:08 AM
South Africa is set to introduce a new driver’s licence card with new secure design features that comply with international standards
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Quality used cars are hard to find in South Africa
8/29/2022 12:56:52 PM
Credit agency TransUnion’s vehicle pricing index (VPI) for the second quarter of 2022 shows that for every 2.1 used cars financed by South African car buyers from April to June, 1 new car was financed.
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Big petrol price drop could be hijacked with e-toll levy
8/18/2022 8:55:36 AM
The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) worries that finance minister Enoch Godongwana will use an expected fuel price drop in September as an opportunity to squeeze in a levy to replace Gauteng’s e-tolls.
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Petrol price may be cut by more than R1/litre next week
7/27/2022 12:13:49 PM
South Africans will be getting some relief at the petrol pumps with fuel price cuts in August, the department of mineral resources and energy confirmed on Wednesday.
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Just how big is South Africa’s second hand car market?
7/20/2022 10:54:48 AM
With disposable income shrinking on a monthly basis due to the constant fuel and cost of living increases, research into the South African used car sales market has shown that the industry has experienced a boom in recent years.
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Are electric cars as safe as petrol-powered cars?
7/13/2022 11:35:25 AM
Johannesburg - There’s no denying electric cars, albeit expensive to buy, come with many distinct benefits, from zero tailpipe emissions and substantially lower day-to-day running costs, refinement and instantaneous grin-inducing torque. But are electric vehicles (EVs) safe?
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New driving rules proposed for South Africa – including speed limits
6/27/2022 2:31:56 PM
The Western Cape provincial government has proposed changes to South Africa’s driving laws to better protect workers and those being transported on the back of bakkies.
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New hijacking trends to look out for in South Africa
6/20/2022 1:55:20 PM
Recent data published by the South African Police Service (SAPS) shows that a vehicle is hijacked approximately every 25 minutes in South Africa.
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Joburg opens first driving licence centre at Gautrain station – what you should know
6/9/2022 8:47:55 AM
The Gauteng provincial government will officially open a new licensing centre at the Midrand Gautrain station on Thursday (9 June).
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6/1/2022 11:03:41 AM
Petrol went up by between R2.33 and R2.43 at midnight, while diesel increased by between R1.07 and R1.10 a litre.
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2021 Lightstone Star Reacher F&I Awards
5/30/2022 12:14:12 PM
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Here’s the average age of a second hand car bought in South Africa
5/24/2022 10:59:40 AM
New data provided by Transaction Capital’s interim results show the average age and price of a second-hand car sold by the retailer, WeBuyCars.
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New driving licence to be introduced in South Africa – with plans to use ‘the blockchain’
5/17/2022 8:32:38 AM
The Driving Licence Card Account (DLCA) says it is making steady progress in its plans to introduce a new driving licence card in South Africa.
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3/29/2022 12:41:46 PM
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R25/litre vs R40/litre of petrol – how much it will cost to drive in South Africa
3/24/2022 8:41:09 AM
Insurance company Naked has published an overview of how much it could cost to drive in South Africa as fuel prices continue to increase.
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New driver’s licence to be introduced in South Africa in the next 18 months: Mbalula
3/17/2022 8:20:52 AM
Transport minister Fikile Mbalula has confirmed that South Africa will get a new driver’s licence card before the end of next year.
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Dealers here to stay, says NADA
3/14/2022 9:20:00 AM
Bricks and mortar vehicle dealerships are highly likely to be part of the vehicle retailing scene in South Africa for many years to come, says the National Automobile Dealers’ Association (NADA).
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“Anarchy” at driver’s licence testing centres — but renewal deadline stays
3/7/2022 3:22:57 PM
Despite recent widespread disruptions at driver’s licence testing centres (DLTCs), transport minister Fikile Mbalula says that his department remains on track to clear a backlog of expired driver’s licence renewals by the end of March.
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How much more you will pay for a tank of petrol from today
3/3/2022 8:37:46 AM
Fuel price increases the Central Energy Fund announced on Friday have kicked in today, bringing the inland petrol price to over R21 per litre.
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Here are the new toll fees for South Africa from March
2/23/2022 10:05:41 AM
The South African National Roads Agency (Sanral) has announced toll increases for the country’s major highways effective from 1 March 2022.
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Expect a huge petrol price increase — at least R1.20 per litre
2/17/2022 9:23:03 AM
East Cape Fuels has revealed its estimated mid-month fuel price adjustment for March 2022, and it’s bad news at the pumps, with a considerable price hike projected for all grades of petrol, diesel, and paraffin.
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Plan to scrap 5-year driving licence in South Africa – what to expect
2/15/2022 11:35:17 AM
The Department of Transport is considering an updated driver licence system in South Africa that will see the validity period of licences extended to a 10-year period.
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South Africa has a massive driving licence backlog – here are the rules you should know
1/25/2022 11:18:38 AM
South Africa’s growing driver licence backlog has led to concerns from motorists about what happens when their licence expires and they are not able to receive a new card.
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Big changes for driver licences in South Africa – including simulators and online renewals
1/19/2022 8:59:56 AM
Transport minister Fikile Mbalula says this department will officially launch online services at Driving Licence Testing Centres (DLTCs) in February 2022 as part of a massive revamp of the country’s licensing system.
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Driver’s licence chaos will cost motorists in 2022
1/4/2022 11:53:01 AM
Hundreds of thousands of South African motorists will be stuck with expired driving licence cards in the early months of 2022 because the twenty-year-old machine that prints them all has been out of order since November.
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How to renew your car licence faster in South Africa
12/7/2021 12:05:04 PM
The South African Post Office (SAPO) says motorists can significantly reduce transaction times to renew motor vehicle licences at post offices by registering on the national traffic information system website (NATIS).
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Are green cars still in the red? A look at the market share of fuel types in SA
11/18/2021 10:54:14 AM
The share of hybrid and electric vehicles in the South African passenger vehicle market is growing at a rather slow pace.
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2/27/2021 12:21:33 PM
The sale is enticing, it comes with a generous commission and would elevate ‘Frank the salesman’ to the top of the monthly leader board for new car sales. But something does not feel right about this deal.
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Coronavirus Letter
3/24/2020 12:38:50 PM
Coronavirus Letter
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Here’s what to do if you get into a car accident in South Africa
3/24/2020 9:47:22 AM
It doesn’t matter how old, experienced or how careful you think you are; car accidents can happen to anyone and you should be prepared for the subsequent insurance claims and paperwork.
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April fuel price cut to be even bigger than expected
3/23/2020 9:15:58 AM
If there is one silver lining in the current Covid-19 crisis, it’s that international oil prices have plummeted, and despite the rand’s losses, this is set to result in massive savings at the pumps from April. Of course, those who are able to will already be saving money through self-isolation.
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Driven: Land Rover`s new Discovery Sport is posh and capable
3/20/2020 10:50:33 AM
Sometimes you have to wonder what manufacturers think when they sit with the bean counters on one side of the table and the ponytail millennial pleasers on the other side.
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Kia`s Sportage gets an infotainment upgrade
3/19/2020 9:49:23 AM
Touchscreen infotainment is now a standard feature in the Kia Sportage range with the latest upgrade to the midsize SUV model, but there’s no need for any FOMO if you bought the pre-update model as the unit can be easily retrofitted, says Kia.
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Toyota Corolla Hatch gets new features for 2020
3/18/2020 2:23:32 PM
Toyota’s latest Corolla Hatch has only been on the market for a year but it’s already getting a specification upgrade, with the TSA adding new features and two-tone colour options to the mix.
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South Africa`s cheapest new car: Suzuki S-Presso is here
3/17/2020 10:28:28 AM
Suzuki is aiming to shake up South Africa’s entry-level car market with its new S-Presso, which will have the honour of being the country’s cheapest car.
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April fuel price likely to drop by more than R1, even with tax hike
3/16/2020 9:16:40 AM
Although it’s too early to predict next month’s fuel prices with a great degree of accuracy, a significant reduction is looking certain for April, and it’s likely to be more than a rand per litre, even with the looming fuel tax increases coming into play.
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Strict new driving laws for South African motorists gets the green light
3/13/2020 10:14:35 AM
Cabinet has approved the submission of the National Road Traffic Amendment Bill of 2019 to Parliament, with the proposed legislation set to introduce a number of changes for South African motorists.
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`Extended warranties have become a necessity` - AA warns motorists of escalating maintenance costs
3/12/2020 9:10:19 AM
One can often be caught off-guard when having to replace a part on your vehicle - whether it be major or minor. And worse, it’s not always considered that the cost for a part excludes the labour costs.
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Toyota launches upmarket Corolla in South Africa – pricing
3/11/2020 10:06:57 AM
Toyota has launched a more upmarket 12-generation Corolla model in South Africa, offering a range of new specifications and features.
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Here are 6 driving habits that could be damaging your car
3/10/2020 9:13:32 AM
Your driving style could have huge benefits, or disadvantages to your vehicle, and you might not even be aware of it.
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New ‘rule changes’ South African drivers should know about
3/9/2020 1:40:56 PM
The Competition Commission has published Draft Guidelines for the Automotive Aftermarket Industry.
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