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Diesel vs petrol vs electric car sales in South Africa

Diesel vs petrol vs electric car sales in South Africa

While petrol vehicles continue to dominate South Africa’s passenger car and light commercial vehicle landscape, new data suggests a slow migration towards diesel.

Motoring - By Staff Writer | 23 May, 2017
What the law says about tuk-tuks on South African roads

What the law says about tuk-tuks on South African roads

As more companies adopt tuk-tuks in populated areas around Guateng, questions have emerged around the legality of driving the three-wheeled vehicles on South Africa’s roads.

Motoring - By Staff Writer | 19 May, 2017
General Motors pulls out of South Africa

General Motors pulls out of South Africa

General Motors has announced that it is withdrawing from the South African market, ceasing production and sales of Chevrolet models in the country.

Business, Motoring - By Staff Writer | 18 May, 2017
South Africa’s worst hijacking and smash and grab hotspots

South Africa’s worst hijacking and smash and grab hotspots

Lightstone property has released a report on the effect of crime on sustainable economic activity in South Africa – including new data on the country’s vehicle crime hotspots.

Motoring - By Staff Writer | 17 May, 2017
New Volkswagen Golf launches in South Africa

New Volkswagen Golf launches in South Africa

The updated Volkswagen Golf is being launched in South Africa with a revised engine line up and styling, along with improved technology.

Motoring - By Staff Writer | 12 May, 2017
Test case to decide the fate of e-tolls heads to court

Test case to decide the fate of e-tolls heads to court

Nearly 4 years after being implemented, the fate of Gauteng e-toll gantries are finally coming to a head.

Motoring - By Staff Writer | 11 May, 2017
Government looking at scrapping K53 driver’s test: report

Government looking at scrapping K53 driver’s test: report

The Department of Transport has supported the idea of scrapping the K53 testing system due to the high levels of corruption surrounding testing centres and the increasing death-toll on South African roads.

Motoring - By Staff Writer | 10 May, 2017
The most fuel efficient cars in South Africa right now

The most fuel efficient cars in South Africa right now

Bloomberg has released its April global fuel price index, showing that South Africa is still one of the most expensive places to fill up the tank – with the price of petrol shooting up by 49 cents per litre in May alone.

Motoring - By Staff Writer | 9 May, 2017
Court denies application to appeal the ruling that millions of Gauteng traffic fines should be cancelled

Court denies application to appeal the ruling that millions of Gauteng traffic fines should be cancelled

The Road Traffic Infringement Agency (RTIA) has lost its application to appeal a February Gauteng High Court judgement which found that all traffic fines issued since 2008 did not comply with the conditions outlined in the AARTO Act, and should be cancelled.

Motoring - By Staff Writer | 5 May, 2017
Sanral’s future on the line if you don’t pay e-tolls: CEO

Sanral’s future on the line if you don’t pay e-tolls: CEO

South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) CEO Skhumbuzo Macozoma has warned that the continued nonpayment of e-toll fees in Gauteng now poses a threat to the future of the agency at a national scale.

Motoring - By Staff Writer | 4 May, 2017
Paying traffic fines vs paying bribes in South Africa

Paying traffic fines vs paying bribes in South Africa

Speeding motorists made headlines again this past weekend after the Ekhuruleni traffic department confirmed it had arrested five motorists on Monday morning for traveling well over 120km/h – with one motorist exceeding 237km/h with three teenage passengers.

Motoring - By Staff Writer | 2 May, 2017
5 big brand cars that people aren’t buying in South Africa

5 big brand cars that people aren’t buying in South Africa

BusinessTech looks at five vehicles which failed to attract any interest in the market in March, despite having the stamp of the biggest names in the car industry.

Motoring - By Staff Writer | 23 April, 2017
How much time South Africans lose to traffic every day

How much time South Africans lose to traffic every day

KPMG has released a report titled “The economics of rush hour traffic”, detailing how much time South Africans spend in traffic, how much this costs the economy.

Motoring - By Staff Writer | 23 April, 2017
Sanral reveals alternative to e-tolls: report

Sanral reveals alternative to e-tolls: report

As Sanral gears up for thousands of default judgments against non-paying e-toll motorists, it has revealed the first of its proposed alternatives to the toll system in order to make up for lost billions it needs for road construction.

Motoring - By Staff Writer | 21 April, 2017
South Africans ditch new cars for used models priced under R200,000

South Africans ditch new cars for used models priced under R200,000

TransUnion warns that manufacturers may be forced to hike new vehicle prices following the recent downgrades by ratings agencies Fitch and S&P Global.

Motoring - By Staff Writer | 20 April, 2017
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