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WATCH: First drive in the 2017 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid

Motoring journalist Calvin Fisher drives the new Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid. It's clever and frugal, but does it still drive like a Porsche should?

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Driven: 2017 Smart ForTwo Brabus

2017-01-24 09:54

After years of wondering what it's like to drive, Sean Parker spends a few days driving the Smart ForTwo... Brabus edition.

Maimane hails Ecowas enforcing democratic will of Gambians

2017-01-21 16:00

The intervention by the Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas) to 'enforce the democratic will of the people of Gambia' has been hailed by the Southern African Partnership for Democratic Change (SAPDC).

The Latest: South Africa recognises new Gambia leader

2017-01-21 06:27

The Latest: South Africa recognises new Gambia leader, urges old one to step down peacefully.

Well, this is aw-Kwid: SA wrestler Shaun Koen in Renault's latest hatch

2017-01-20 08:08

Calvin Fisher takes the SA heavyweight wrestling champion, Shaun Koen, for a drive in the cheap-as-chips Renault Kwid. There's a car review somewhere in there too.

Hyundai bolsters i20 range with 1.4 auto model

2017-01-19 07:05

A new automatic derivative powered by the familiar 1.4-litre engine has been added to the i20 range. Hyundai says it slots in the middle of the model line up.

Top Risks 2017: The Geopolitical Recession

2017-01-18 14:47

South Africa’s political infighting will undermine the country’s traditional role as a force for regional security, says a report titled Top Risks 2017: The Geopolitical Recession.

BMW's refreshed 4 Series headed for SA

2017-01-17 15:07

BMW has given its 4 Series range an update for 2017, with changes inside and out including a stiffer suspension for better feedback and increased straight-line stability.

Ford Kuga recall: What’s gone wrong and who is to blame?

2017-01-17 09:32

'If Ford knew of its Kuga issue, its inaction is perverse corporate negligence. Or worse: willful ignorance,' writes Wheels24 columnist Lance Branquinho.

IMF: Education reform key to get SA out of growth slump

2017-01-17 08:37

The International Monetary Fund says broad-based reforms to education are needed to boost growth in South Africa, which it predicts will remain below 1% in 2017.


Driving on SA beaches? Better have a lawyer on speed dial

2017-01-24 11:30

Though other coastal countries make provision for driving along beaches, doing it in SA can get you fined up to R500 000!

Africa’s giants SA and Nigeria set to hold rates

2017-01-24 08:54

The central banks of Africa’s two largest economies will probably leave borrowing costs unchanged.

The Latest: Red carpets out at airport in Gambia capital

2017-01-21 06:27

The Latest: Red carpets laid out at airport in Gambia's capital in sign of speech, departure

Gambia's defeated leader agrees to cede power: Official

2017-01-20 22:30

Defeated Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh has agreed to cede power to the country's newly inaugurated leader, a Senegalese government official has confirmed.

Your Ford SUV on fire? Here's what happens during a Kuga repair

2017-01-20 06:30

Want to know which components are repaired in the Ford Kuga fire recall? Eagle Ford service manager, Cassie du Toit, shows what the repairs entail. Watch this video!

EXCLUSIVE: Why Time put SA on risk list of shame

2017-01-19 06:31

South Africa’s annus horribilis in 2016 was far more worrying to global stakeholders for the impact it could have on Africa’s future than whatever domestic issues locals might imagine.

SA car of the Year: Which finalist is leading the race?

2017-01-18 07:40

With the evaluation days for the 2017 SA Car of the Year fast approaching, we find out which of the 10 finalists is leading our reader poll. Which car do you think should be crowned Car of the Year?

6 things to remember if your car catches fire

2017-01-17 11:37

Smoke inhalation, flames, risk to other motorists... Vehicles catching fire is a serious issue that can lead to injuries and death on our roads. Here's what to do if your car is ablaze.

#FordKuga: Twitter reacts to huge SUV recall in SA

2017-01-17 08:41

South Africans took to social media on Monday in reaction to the news that Ford South Africa is recalling thousands of its Kuga models following reports that the SUVs caught fire.

Ford has only given us excuses - relative of Kuga victim killed in fire

2017-01-16 19:14

Ford has come up with excuses to protect their brand instead of giving the family closure, says a relative of Reshall Jimmy who died when his Ford Kuga caught fire.

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