ARTICLES RELATING TO SOUTH AFRICA


Mustang for SA: Muscle-car build begins

2014-08-29 13:19

Ford's SA-bound Mustang is rolling off the lines at the automaker's Flat Rock assembly plant in Michigan. This the sixth-generation and first RHD pony car will reach SA in 2015!

Early plug for SA BMW i3, i8 buyers

2014-08-29 11:28

BMW SA is being proactive in arranging for the pre-installation of fast-charge stations at the homes and offices of potential buyers of its new hybrid and electric cars, the i3 and i8.

New rare species of Fynbos found in Plett

2014-08-26 14:38

A new rare species of Fynbos has been discovered near Plettenberg Bay, Western Cape, the Robberg Coastal Corridor Landowners' Association has announced.

Next KTM for SA: Super Adventure for '15

2014-08-25 12:28

KTM, winner of the 2014 SA Bike of the Year title, will boost its Adventure bike range as it confirms the new 1290 Super Adventure will arrive locally in 2015.

Generations pays actors well above industry rates

2014-08-24 17:35

The 16 actors sacked by Generations last week are right: they earn peanuts - but only if you compare them with their global counterparts. Here at home, they earn well above industry rates.

Ranger Odyssey: Gruelling Harties boot camp

2014-08-22 11:17

Ford South Africa's exhilarating 2014 Ranger Odyssey has entered its next phase with the selection of 40 contestants for boot camp from 8241 applicants.

Mate's car broken down? Read our top towing tips

2014-08-22 09:37

Whether you’re heading on holiday, moving house or helping a friend who’s broken down, there’s a good chance you’ll need to tow a caravan, trailer or another car at some point in your life.

Defender's last hurrah: African edition arrives

2014-08-22 07:30

Land Rover has launched an exclusive 'African edition' Defender in South Africa. There are only 50 units available!

Road-rage accused wants trial wrapped up

2014-08-21 12:54

A driver accused of killing a motorcyclist in an alleged road-rage incident asked the Roodepoort Magistrate's Court on Thursday to wrap up the case against him.

Limited edition Sonic, Spark for SA

2014-08-21 10:12

Chevrolet enhances its passenger car line-up with the addition of two new 'Black & White' Spark and Sonic special editions. Check out the new limited edition Chevs in our galleries!

Midnite edition: Limited KB bakkie for SA

2014-08-21 08:33

Isuzu is set to launch a limited edition version of its popular KB 300 double cab sporting a classic black theme. Check out the new Midnite Edition!

Opel's model assault: New Adam, Mokka for SA

2014-08-20 14:19

GMSA confirms two new Opel models will arrive in South Africa in 2015 - the new Adam hatchback and Mokka SUV. The new Opel forms part of a 27 new model offensive!

EBR 1190 RX superbikes for SA

2014-08-19 10:17

Cayenne has announced the first units of the EBR 1190 RX Superbikes will arrive in South Africa later in August 2014. We have prices, specs and gallery!

Right-hand drive Mustang for SA? Yup!

2014-08-18 14:08

Ford is testing its SA-bound Mustang ahead of its South African introduction, expected in 2015. Take a closer look at the iconic muscle car in right-hand drive guise for the first time!!

Top 6 ways to reduce SA road deaths

2014-08-18 11:24

'More traffic officers to be deployed and they must be more visible, not sleeping under a bridge,' Wheels24 reader VERNON STOLTZ outlines his top six ways to reduce road deaths in SA!

Happy 40th birthday VW’s Golf Mk1

2014-08-18 08:29

In August 2014, Volkswagen celebrates 40 years of its Golf Mk1, first produced in 1974. DAVE FALL reflects on the history of VW's iconic locally-built city car.

Dirty cops: 'Policing the police in SA'

2014-08-15 09:13

'The concept of dirty cops is nothing new but I cannot help feel that not enough resources are expended on policing the police,' writes Wheels24 reader JOE BLACK.

Last hurrah: Limited Freelander XS in SA

2014-08-14 14:49

Land Rover has announced the release of a limited-edition version of its outgoing Freelander - the XS. Only 32 units have been allocated for South Africa!

Peters: SA's plan to curb road carnage

2014-08-13 10:51

The transport department will invest over R9.6bn over the next three years to improve South Africa's roads, reports transport minister Dipuo Peters.

SA Bike of the Year: 'The riders are the winners'

2014-08-12 08:07

'I agree with the readers choice, but not with the official outcome,' writes Wheels24 reader KEAN WEBSTER in response to the 2014 SA Bike of the Year announcement.

Toyota launches Limited 86 in SA

2014-08-08 13:39

Customers have spoken and it hasn't fallen on deaf ears... Toyota South Africa has launched a new high-spec 86 version and a limited edition locally. We have prices and galleries!

Va-va-voom! Sexy new Renault Megane in SA

2014-08-08 09:44

Renault's new Megane has arrived in South Africa offering buyers a choice of two bodystyles, hatchback or coupe, for the same price. DAVE FALL gets to grips with the latest Megane in Johannesburg!

Merc's flagship S600 L and S65 L AMG in SA

2014-08-06 13:29

463kW, 1000Nm... Mercedes-Benz new flagship S-Class models have arrived in South Africa. SEAN PARKER gives us a sneak peek at the new S600 L and S65 L AMG.

Magnifique! Peugeot bakes life-sized RCZ

2014-08-06 09:20

300kg of flour, 200kg of sugar, 200 litres of oil… Peugeot turned heads at the Gauteng Good Food And Wine Show with life-sized cake of its sexy RCZ sports coupe. The delicious RCZ was baked for a worthy cause.

FIRST DRIVE: Mitsubishi’s Mirage – in the city

2014-08-05 13:54

Mitsubishi South Africa has entered a new segment and is taking on the 'The Smalls' of rival automakers. Wheels24 editor LES STEPHENSON shares his experience behind the wheel of the new Mirage.

 

Champion comes clean on new wipers

2014-08-29 13:09

Champion has introduced a "premium original replacement" Aerovantage brand of hybrid wiper blades for South Africa. Hybrid...?

10 phone numbers that could save your life

2014-08-28 11:46

Being in an emergency can be shocking and your ability to recall the correct emergency number could mean life or death. One of these 10 emergency numbers could save your life!

2014 Ranger Odyssey: 20 finalists named

2014-08-26 10:07

3 days, 2 nights, of intense Boot Camp action have determined the finalists for the 2014 Ford Range Odyssey. Meet the winners who will take on the 12-day, 2500km Namibia trip.

Headed for SA: Lexus' stunning NX SUV

2014-08-25 10:08

Lexus' stunning NX crossover is available to order in the UK, though in hybrid 300h guise. South African fans of the new SUV will have to wait until 2015 for its arrival.

SA maize estimate little changed - survey

2014-08-22 11:30

South Africa is likely to slightly raise its 2014 maize output forecast, as traders expect no surprises before the end of the season.

R699 car scandal: Judge rejects class-action bid

2014-08-22 10:24

The Eastern Cape High Court has dismissed an application for a class action certification in the R699 car-scheme case, a lawyer representing consumers said on Friday.

Watch out! Top 10 car insurance pitfalls

2014-08-22 08:33

Does your policy cover hail damage? Are penalties imposed for young drivers? A survey found that 27% of drivers actually read the terms and conditions of their insurance policy in full. Avoid potential disaster with our top 10 guide to insurance pitfalls.

Hybrid battle: Ford to build Prius-fighter

2014-08-21 11:12

Ford plans to introduce a new hybrid petrol-electric car to compete against Toyota's best-selling Prius.

Depression and suicide – situation in SA

2014-08-21 09:10

Depression involves pain, sadness and hopelessness, and when aggravated by stress or alcohol or drug abuse the risk of suicide increases greatly.

Zimbabwe economy takes another dive

2014-08-20 18:39
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A year after the re-election of leader Robert Mugabe, the country is facing new financial hardships.

Hijack prevention: Top 11 life-saving tips

2014-08-19 13:06

South Africans are increasingly on edge behind the wheel and rightly so given the high rate of hijacking and vehicle theft. The National Hijack Prevention Academy released 11 hijack prevention tips that could save your life.

Depression and suicide – situation in SA

2014-08-18 15:58

Depression involves pain, sadness and hopelessness, and when aggravated by stress or alcohol or drug abuse the risk of suicide increases greatly.

Win with Dunlop: Third GoPro winner!

2014-08-18 13:28

Dunlop is giving away four HD-capable GoPro HERO3+ Silver Edition cameras worth more than R5000 each in August. Find out which lucky reader will receive a fantastic GoPro camera!

Road deaths: Readers’ SA, NZ comparison

2014-08-18 10:39

'Let’s be honest, it’s easy to get away with things in South Africa, and that’s the problem,' writes Wheels24 reader RICHARD GEBHARDT, who believes SA could learn from New Zealand in the battle to reduce road deaths.

Hijack prevention: Top 11 life-saving tips

2014-08-15 11:45

South Africans are increasingly on edge behind the wheel and rightly so given the high rate of hijacking and vehicle theft. The National Hijack Prevention Academy released 11 hijack prevention tips that could save your life.

6 tips to avoid car break-ins

2014-08-15 07:48

'Using your car as a cupboard is a security risk,' says 1st for Woman insurance. Here are six top tips to prevent thieves from breaking into your vehicle.

'SA drivers are aggressive and lawless'

2014-08-14 08:18

'South African drivers are inconsiderate, aggressive and basically lawless,' writes Wheels24 reader JANNIE SNYMAN who calls for SA to adopt a points-based driving system.

Kia reveals new SA-bound Sorento

2014-08-12 08:22

Kia has revealed the first images of its fourth-generation Sorento ahead of its global debut at the 2014 Paris auto show. The new Sorento will arrive in South Africa in 2015!

SA, Chile foster trade ties

2014-08-08 16:00

Trade, investment, and military co-operation have been discussed when President Jacob Zuma met his Chilean counterpart at the Union Buildings in Pretoria.

And the 2014 SA Bike of the Year is...

2014-08-08 13:02

The 2014 SA Bike of the Year has been announced at the Amid Motorcycle Show in Nasrec. Find out which bike came out tops amongst the cream of the SA biking crop...

Victoria Beckham dress sold to benefit South African mothers with HIV

2014-08-06 14:31

British fashion designer and former pop star Victoria Beckham is giving away 600 pieces of clothing to raise money and awareness for mothers living with HIV.

SA's Zaugg teases Lambo Huracan Super Trofeo

2014-08-06 11:52

The Gallardo LP570-4 Super Trofeo is making way for the new Huracan LP610-4 Super Trofeo, set to be launched at Pebble Beach on August 15. Watch as South Africa’s Adrian Zaugg test drives the new model in an awesome teaser clip!

Tested: 2014 Suzuki SX4 GLX

2014-08-06 07:36

'The new SX4 proved wide awake; like a morning person, up to the challenge from the get-go,' writes KATHY MALHERBE who put Suzuki's second-generation SX4 to the test at the Cascades Mountain Bike Park in Pietermaritzburg.

Preview: Budget Mitsubishi no Mirage

2014-08-04 10:49

Mitsubishi will take on budget hatchback rivals in South Africa with the arrival of its new Mirage. Wheels24 editor LES STEPHENSON gives us an early peek at the new hatchback!

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