ARTICLES RELATING TO SOUTH AFRICA


The worst is over for Zim, says Chinamasa

2014-11-21 19:33

Zimbabwean Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa has assured investors in South Africa that the economy is on the mend.

Supa Quick holiday cubby-hole guide

2014-11-20 12:46

Here's a quick guide on everything you need to know about basic and tyre safety checks on your car and a quick guide on how to speak fluent 'mechanic'. Keep the URL on your phone.

KTM SA lands all-new RC390 sportster

2014-11-19 20:05

KTM South Africa has unveiled the all-new, 'ready to race', KTM RC390.

Most dangerous driving habits at 100km/h

2014-11-19 08:08

Are you a risky driver? Think not? Well, if you're eating at the wheel, adjusting the satnav or applying your make-up at 100km/h or less... you're a distracted driver!

N3TC: Boot your mobile when on the road

2014-11-18 13:35

Boot your mobile – Being distracted by a mobile communication device while driving poses serious - potentially fatal - risks. Only one answer: don't do it.

The Real Housewives of Jozi is actually a thing

2014-11-18 12:29

So we’ve been hearing rumours of an SA spin-off of the reality series for a while now and it looks like it’s finally happening.

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Subaru, Suzuki scare: SA owners safe

2014-11-17 13:06

Subaru South Africa and Suzuki South Africa have reassured owners that local vehicles are not affected in the global recall.

Toyota upgrades Land Cruiser 70 range

2014-11-17 11:02

Toyota's Land Cruiser 70 Series has been given an equipment upgrade that includes auto-locking wheel hubs, alloy wheel rims and a spare-wheel cover.

Courier comparison site aims to ease post office woes

2014-11-14 14:28

The South African Post Office strikes have made it challenging to deliver documents and parcels but an e-commerce firm hopes to help ease this problem.

SA Dakar quad team riding for rhinos

2014-11-14 10:02

Team Rhide SA will take on the 2015 Dakar Rally in South America. Their cause? To raise awareness of the rhino poaching epidemic in South Africa.

MV Agusta's new Stradale 800 set for SA

2014-11-14 08:13

The MV Agusta Stradale 800 is set to arrive locally later in 2014, equipped with new sport brakes, improved acceleration and a host of mechanical changes.

Special price for Buell Superfighter

2014-11-13 12:48

The Cayenne group has revealed local pricing for the new Erik Buell Racing SX 1190 Superfighter motorcycle. The new bike has expanded the EBR range to three motorcycles.

Extraordinary story of GG Alcock

2014-11-12 20:30

South Africa's 100% White Zulu Boy GG Alcock shares why he has hope for a country that few popular pundits really know.

‘Instagram-type’ app for doctors launched in SA

2014-11-12 12:43

A free photo-sharing application for medical professionals is now available for download in South Africa to help broaden their knowledge.

Born White, Zulu Bred – extraordinary story of Third World Child GG Alcock

2014-11-12 09:56

South Africa's 100% White Zulu Boy GG Alcock shares why he has hope for a country that few popular pundits really know.

SA to resume seafood exports to Russia

2014-11-11 19:30

South Africa will resume seafood exports to Russia for the first time in almost two decades, a leading fishing company says.

Car safety vs savings: Readers' answers will surprise you

2014-11-10 13:36

Nearly 19 000 readers participated in a News24 car safety poll. The majority were in favour of the "best protection" though alarmingly more than 7000 said choosing a safe vehicle depended on price.

Hauling a 'van? Check these top tips

2014-11-10 07:22

Most holidaymakers get into a car or jump into a plane to set off for a summer break. However, some haul a caravan and set up camp. Here are some top tips for towing a 'van...

Go's 'zero' rating: Datsun SA answers

2014-11-07 09:48

Datsun's Go,a budget hatch built in India, has scored ZERO in tests for basic safety, says the Global New Car Assessment Programme. It's just arrived locally. Read Datsun SA's response!

Firefox’s SA smartphone plan draws mixed response

2014-11-06 09:30

Questions raised over whether consumers will bite the bait for the country’s latest handset wave.

Corruption alarm in nuclear deal

2014-11-05 13:01
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A senior official with the Russian company bidding for South Africa’s trillion rand nuclear programme has been accused in the US of accepting R18m in bribes.

Honda adds grunt to its 2014 CBR300R

2014-11-05 11:00

From a distance it could be a much bigger bike but this is a scaled-down version of Honda's CBR1000RR. It's the 2014 CBR300R with more power/torque than its predecessor.

Tutu: fight against HIV/Aids not over yet

2014-11-05 08:14

The Treatment Action Campaign hopes to raise R10 million in a month to continue their work which includes HIV/Aids education.

Mental illness in SA – are we getting the help we need?

2014-11-04 11:51

With one of the highest rates of suicide globally, South Africans need better access to mental healthcare and greater acceptance and support of those who suffer from mental illness.

 

State: 'Driver Semitjie should go to jail'

2014-11-21 09:06

The State has suggested 'blue-lights' driver Joseph Semitjie be sent to jail for leaving Thomas Ferreira brain damaged when he crashed into him in 2011.

Safety critical: Tyres and exhausts

2014-11-20 09:54

When it comes to your car's safety, the exhaust and tow ball are hardly ever thought of, however, it's just as important as tyres or anything else!

SA’s first Google AdWords judgment faces appeal bid

2014-11-19 12:43

Perimeter security barrier company Cochrane Steel is moving to appeal a court ruling made by Judge CH Nicholls in October.

Most dangerous driving habits at 100km/h

2014-11-18 14:32

Are you a risky driver? Think not? Well, if you're eating at the wheel, adjusting the satnav or applying your make-up at 100km/h or less... you're a distracted driver!

SA basic education system 'drags down' ICT skills

2014-11-18 12:41

South Africa risks falling behind its African peers with regard to technology unless drastic changes are made in education, says an expert.

First-ever SA developed Bitcoin wallet launched

2014-11-18 10:24

Users of the virtual currency in South Africa finally have their own locally made digital wallet to buy and sell Bitcoins.

Now it's run-flats for everybody

2014-11-17 14:20

Run-flat tyres are at last available for mass-market cars and no longer just as a standard item for premium cars. Meet Bridgestone's new DriveGuards.

Spruced A1 for SA: Audi's first 3cyl engines

2014-11-17 12:43

Audi's little A1 receives a mid-life upgrade including the automaker's first three-cylinder engines. The new A1 and A1 Sportback will arrive in SA in May 2015.

'Price-busting' GWM H6 City in SA

2014-11-17 08:59

GWM has launched an entry-level H6 SUV, borrowing trim from its H5 City sibling, in South Africa. GWM boldly claims 'it can't be rivalled for value'.

Ford's stylish new Everest for SA

2014-11-14 11:35

Ford's third-generation Everest will make its South African debut later in 2015. Check out the rugged SUV's new design, engines and tech!

Toyota raises bar with new Xtra Cab

2014-11-14 08:35

Toyota South Africa has added a model to its popular Hilux range, the new Raised Body 2.5 D-4D SRX Xtra Cab. Take a look...

Matric vac: Rite of passage or dead end?

2014-11-13 13:01

Thousands of matriculants in SA will soon take to the roads to celebrate Matric break. This 'rite of passage' will, as usual, prove deadly for some of them. Read this, and perhaps not...

Timeline: Global car crash-bag crisis

2014-11-13 10:26

Defective car crash-bags produced by Japanese firm Takata have affected thousands of vehicles, including some sold in SA. Follow the six-year 'exploding-bag' saga!

Shocker as WCape highlights killer roads

2014-11-12 15:50

The Western Cape continues its road safety shock tactics with the release of an interactive map of pedestrians killed in 2014. Will this curb road deaths?

Speed limiters for taxis: What readers say...

2014-11-12 11:52

Amended regulations to the National Road traffic Act called for speed limiters to be fitted to taxis, buses and trucks. Wheels24 readers respond to new SA road rules!

SA hit by global defective airbag crisis

2014-11-12 09:30

The Takata corporation, a Japanese vehicle parts maker at the centre of a global vehicle recall, is facing a possible criminal probe over an airbag defect linked to several deaths. Thousands of SA vehicles are affected!

Preview: Fiat's rugged 500X for SA

2014-11-11 10:37

What do you get when you give a little Fiat 500 some steroids? Meet the new 500X, a AWD variant of Fiat's iconic city car, due to arrive in South Africa in 2015.

Porsche Cayenne gets more pep for SA

2014-11-10 10:45

Porsche SA will boost its local range with the launch of new sport and entry-level additions to its Cayenne range. Check out the new budget and GTS-badged SUV's headed to SA!

SA vehicle theft: 156 gone in 24 hours

2014-11-10 07:22

South Africa has staggering vehicle-theft figures through hi-acking, property theft and vehicles being stolen. Find out how you can can help thwart thieves!

Jaguar, jet test for Hakskeen record bid

2014-11-06 10:09

Bloodhound Project has started its land speed record 12-month countdown at Hakskeen Pan: watch the high-speed comms test between a jet plane and a Jaguar F-Type R coupe!

Do South Africans have access to treatment for depression?

2014-11-05 13:38

With one of the highest rates of suicide globally, South Africans need better access to mental healthcare and greater acceptance and support of those who suffer from mental illness.

IBM readies SA artificial intelligence debut

2014-11-05 11:37

Cognitive computing service ‘Watson’ expected to be switched on in South Africa early next year, says a company official.

Tutu: fight against HIV/AIDS not over yet

2014-11-05 10:05

The Treatment Action Campaign hopes to raise R10 million in a month to continue their work which includes HIV/AIDS education.

Single-seater titles to the line at Zwartkops

2014-11-04 14:16

New champions have been crowned in the South African Single-Seater championship at Zwartkops Raceway. Find out who triumphed during the last Super Series event of 2014.

Citroen's latest C1 minis arrive in SA

2014-11-03 12:15

New design, latest tech, new engines... Citroen's second-generation C1 has arrived in South Africa. See what the cheeky city hatchback has to offer!

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