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Counting cost: SA toll roads calculator

2014-12-22 10:10

Toll fees can often be a costly exercise when you've forgotten how many you have to go through Drive SA has launched a cost calculator.

First-aid kit: What you need in YOUR car

2014-12-20 10:00

First-aid kits are vital, especially with young children when you're heading off on holiday. There should always be one in your car, one at home. Here's what you should know...

Buying a car? Choose the moment...

2014-12-18 19:00

Does 2015 mean it’s time for a new car? Whether buying a new or used vehicle, you need to do lots of research and know your needs and priorities. Here's some car-buying tips.

Hey, lazy! Get outta the disabled bay!

2014-12-18 14:16

Unauthorised people who park in bays reserved for the physically challenged are ignorant, ill-mannered, probably fat and looked upon with disgust. Here's why they shouldn't do it...

Buying a car? Choose the moment...

2014-12-17 15:04

Does 2015 mean it’s time for a new car? Whether buying a new or used vehicle, you need to do lots of research and know your needs and priorities. Here's some car-buying tips.

Car theft: why old tech beats new tech

2014-12-15 09:06

High-tech gizmos and savvy thieves are ripping off high-end cars in the UK at an apparently unprecedented rate. How? And what can you do about it - find out here.

Extra lights: When are they illegal?

2014-12-13 10:05

There's often confusion about fitting spotlights on road vehicles. Read our guide to what's right and wrong about adding spot and headlights to your car!

Ex-gangster's painful journey to a tattoo-free face

2014-12-12 15:14

Former gangster David Williams spent 34 years in prison for murder, and during this time acquired dozens of tattoos, many of which were etched on his face.

Ex-gangster's painful journey to a tattoo-free face

2014-12-12 13:39

Former gangster David Williams spent 34 years in prison for murder, and during this time acquired dozens of tattoos, many of which were etched on his face.

Back to the future: Audi’s 270kW RS3 for SA

2014-12-12 11:56

Remember Audi’s monstrous five-cylinder turbo from the 1980's? The same roots have produced the SA-bound RS3 Sportback due in 2015: 2.5 litres, 270kW/465Nm enough?

New BMW 6 Series for SA: Details

2014-12-12 06:21

BMW's spruced-up 6 Series and performance M6 version will arrive in South Africa in 2015. Revisions have been made to the Coupe, Gran Coupe and convertible variants.

VW lights a fire under Jetta for 2015

2014-12-11 13:27

Volkswagen has amended and refreshed its Jetta sedan range for 2015 though the petrol and diesel engines are unchanged.

Tips to get your battery holiday-ready

2014-12-11 07:25

The SA holiday period is fast approaching and hopefully you've planned your your accommodation and itinerary. Have you made sure you car and its battery are holiday-ready?

16 Days of Activism: why men need to do better

2014-12-10 11:07

The 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children highlights an important goal, changing our mindsets when it comes to crimes against women.

Landy Sport show on tour for Christmas

2014-12-10 07:19

Ahead of its official local launch in 2015, fans of Land Rover’s new Discovery Sport can experience the 4x4 at select venues in SA.

Sick and tired of racism!

2014-12-09 14:15

"Sit up and listen, racist fool, because I’m talking directly to you!"

Safe driving in challenging conditions

2014-12-09 12:45

Bad weather is not the only challenging factor to consider when driving on the long road for your annual holiday. Take a look at these tips about other matters that bear consideration.

Recognising the safety of all road-users

2014-12-09 12:42

Whether you're a driver, rider or pedestrian, road safety is the responsibility of all road users.Watch out for danger; avoid creating it in the first place.

Vehicle Fitness: Roadworthiness

2014-12-09 12:42

Have you checked your car before you hit the long road? Is it roadworthy? Use our handy guide to ensure your vehicle is a great condition before hitting the open road.

Planning the Journey: Rules of the Road

2014-12-09 12:42

Make sure you know the rules of the road as you plan your holiday trip. If everybody did so the number of collisions would tumble - just make sure you're smart enough to do so!

Defensive driving behaviour: risk kills

2014-12-09 11:02

Safe following distance, buckling up, obey speed limits... Make sure you know what it means to drive defensively at all times.

Free car check before holiday trek - use it!

2014-12-06 10:00

Want your vehicle checked before setting off with the family on holiday but already feeling a bit cash-strapped? So, go get one free. Here's how...

Engen rolls out free wi-fi for holidays

2014-12-04 19:00

Engen will launch free wi-fi at 32 of its fuel stations across South Africa by December 15, just in time for the holidays. The fuel company plans to roll out 700 hot spots by 2016.

Snors for a Cause raises R100 000

2014-12-03 18:33

Harley-Davidson Africa has raised a nice wad of money with its Snors for a Cause Motorcade for the national 'More Balls Than Most' cancer organisation.

Opel Adam drops fig leaf in SA

2014-12-03 13:49

Opel is gearing up to launch its 'ultimate lifestyle accessory' in a collaboration with SA's Leaders in Science of Fashion. Meet the Opel Adam... in advance of its SA launch.

 

Hey, lazy! Get outta the disabled bay!

2014-12-21 13:00

Unauthorised people who park in bays reserved for the physically challenged are ignorant, ill-mannered, probably fat and looked upon with disgust. Here's why they shouldn't do it...

Keep up the pressure over Christmas

2014-12-19 10:42

The holidays are here and you've checked your car, packed all the goods and you're ready to hit the long haul. But did you check your tyre pressures?

First-aid kit: What you need in YOUR car

2014-12-18 14:28

First-aid kits are vital, especially with young children when you're heading off on holiday. There should always be one in your car, one at home. Here's what you should know...

Destroying a nation's brand from within

2014-12-17 07:03

Our rainbow nation brand is in trouble, warns Solly Moeng.

Top safety holiday tips

2014-12-15 00:35

Ready to hit the long road for the holidays? Here's a great list of tips with everything you need to know.

Ex-gangster's painful journey to a tattoo-free face

2014-12-12 15:14

Former gangster David Williams spent 34 years in prison for murder, and during this time acquired dozens of tattoos, many of which were etched on his face.

Opel Adam supermini arrives in SA

2014-12-12 14:41

Opel intends to enter the luxury supermini arena with this cheeky little contender. Will buyers get value for money? JANINE-LEE GORDON gets in a clinch with Adam.

3 in court for Midrand shooting

2014-12-12 13:11

Three men, arrested for the murder of a woman and the injury of another, have appeared in the Alexandra Magistrate's Court.

Ex-gangster's painful journey to a tattoo-free face

2014-12-12 09:30

Former gangster David Williams spent 34 years in prison for murder, and during this time acquired dozens of tattoos, many of which were etched on his face. We spoke to him about his life and the painful process of having his tattoos removed.

Headed for SA: Spruced-up BMW M6 trio

2014-12-11 14:26

BMW’s facelifted M6 Coupe / Convertible and Gran Coupe will arrive in South Africa early in 2015.

Here it comes: Mini JCW lined up for SA

2014-12-11 11:59

A new Mini Cooper sporting the most powerful engine yet fitted to a production Mini will arrive in South Africa mid-2015. It's the 170kW John Cooper Works!

Zuma crash: Inquest finding today

2014-12-11 07:24

The finding of the Randburg magistrate's court into Jacob Zuma's son Duduzane's involvement in a deadly crash earlier in 2014, is set to be announced later today.

Extra lights: When are they illegal?

2014-12-10 08:29

There's often confusion about fitting spotlights on road vehicles. Read our guide to what's right and wrong about adding spot and headlights to your car!

Classic Cars at Jozi summer show

2014-12-10 07:00

More than 1000 classic and custom cars were on show at the Johannesburg Classic Car Show. DRIES VAN DER WALT shares the highlights and an awesome gallery with us!

Get there alive: Top safety tips

2014-12-09 13:32

Ready to hit the long road for the holidays? Here's a great list of tips with everything you need to know.

Classic Cars at Jozi summer show

2014-12-09 12:44

More than 1000 classic and custom cars were on show at the Johannesburg Classic Car Show. DRIES VAN DER WALT shares the highlights and an awesome gallery with us!

Driver fitness: Fatigue can be a killer

2014-12-09 12:42

Taking a road trip with the family? Driver fatigue can be deadly, especially given heavy traffic during the holidays. Read our guide to help keep you alert behind the wheel.

Emergency stops and crashes

2014-12-09 12:42

Crashes are a lethal reality of driving in SA. Make sure you're prepared with by taking a look at our holiday-season helpful post-crash tips.

SA's groaning roads: 50m tons trucked in Oct

2014-12-09 11:59

South Africa's over-stressed roads carried 50-million tons of freight throughout the nation in October 2014 while the rail services carried only a fraction of that volume.

Close contest in Cross-Country champs

2014-12-08 09:51

It's been a long and tough year for the contestants of the 2014 SA National Cross-Country championships. See who made the final cut to take the titles.

SA, China sign agreements to strengthen ties

2014-12-05 09:16

South Africa and China have signed strategic agreements to strengthen trade ties and bilateral relations and to boost Brics-related issues, says the presidency.

Free car check before holiday trek - use it!

2014-12-04 10:48

Want your vehicle checked before setting off with the family on holiday but already feeling a bit cash-strapped? So, go get one free. Here's how...

Engen rolls out free wi-fi for holidays

2014-12-03 14:00

Engen will launch free wi-fi at 32 of its fuel stations across South Africa by December 15, just in time for the holidays. The fuel company plans to roll out 700 hot spots by 2016.

Three Miss SA contestants booted for having tattoos

2014-12-03 13:42

Organisers of the Miss South Africa beauty contest decided to disqualify three of their 24 contestants for having visible body art.

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