ARTICLES RELATING TO SOUTH AFRICA


Jozi road-rage killer's trial date set

2014-10-01 08:01

A man accused of killing a motorcyclist during a road-rage confrontation will stand trial from January 2015. The accused claims he acted in self-defence when he shot and killed rider Douglas Pearce.

Should you be allowed to die?

2014-09-30 13:10

The right to die has been thrust back into the spotlight recently, Cybershrink describes first-hand the tragedy associated with this question.

Solar challenge: Teams feeling the heat

2014-09-30 08:17

The 2014 SA Solar Challenge is well under way but already four teams have pulled out because of technical issues on the route between Bloemfontein and Cape Town.

2014 SA Solar Challenge hits highways

2014-09-29 10:11

The 2014 Sasol Solar Challenge was launched on Saturday in Pretoria but teams had to go through strict scrutineering before heading off on the potentially 6000km fun-in-the-sun run.

SA-bound Audi TT to shine at Paris show

2014-09-26 06:21

Audi will debut its third-generation TT at the 2014 Paris auto show ahead of its arrival in South Africa,. We have details, gallery and prices of the new TT Coupe and Roadster!

Crime stats SA: 11 000+ cars hijacked

2014-09-24 07:00

11 221 reported cases of carjacking, 143 812 cases of vehicle theft... The South African Police Service has released its crime statistics for 2013/2014. Find out how dangerous owning a car can be!

If state can't, who will foot nuclear bill?

2014-09-23 15:30

Neither Eskom nor Treasury can foot the bill if the Russian nuclear deal should cost near the estimated R1trn mark, says energy researcher Prof Harald Winkler.

Russia deal not contract to build plants - govt

2014-09-23 14:44

South Africa's nuclear cooperation deal signed with Russia is part of a tender process that will involve other competing countries, say government officials.

SA 'needs nuclear'

2014-09-23 12:12

SA needs nuclear to reduce its carbon footprint and also needs it for energy security, says an expert regarding the deal with a Russian company.

Our heritage is important

2014-09-23 11:49

A reader responds to Lili Radloff's inspirational article about our South African heritage.

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A plane carrying South Africans injured in a building collapse in Nigeria has arrived at the Swartkop Air Force Base in Pretoria. See the photos.

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BMW GS Eco '14: Adventure for charity

2014-09-22 10:35

Once a year SA BMW GS riders flock in droves to the annual BMW GS Eco. Biking guru DRIES VAN DER WALT was there for the 2014 event. Check out his awesome gallery!

Zooming back 2: Updated Mazda 3

2014-09-21 18:31

Mazda fans might recall the Mazda3 models of many years ago - and their Ford Laser sisters - but the new Mazda3 that comes with the brand's SA resurgence is a whole new animal.

SA vehicle sales decline: Part of a larger trend?

2014-09-18 11:05

Automakers in South Africa are “struggling to move metal and therefore trying to hold prices as much as they can,” writes Keith Dye, chief executive of TransUnion Auto Information Solutions, as local vehicle sales continue to decline.

Toyota's radical new Yaris arrives in SA

2014-09-18 08:31

The third-generation of Toyota's popular Yaris has arrived in South Africa in both petrol and hybrid guise. We have prices, specs and gallery!

SA Women's Car of the Year: The cars women love

2014-09-17 07:15

Budget buys, convertibles, sports cars... Women on Wheels has announced the winners of the 2014 SA Women’s Car of the Year awards. Find out which cars came out tops!

SA Women's Car of the Year: The cars women love

2014-09-16 10:17

Budget buys, convertibles, sports cars... Women on Wheels has announced the winners of the 2014 SA Women’s Car of the Year awards. Find out which cars came out tops!

New MG3 arrives in SA - at last

2014-09-14 13:00

If you’re a first-time buyer looking for something different, the new MG3 hatcback could be just the ticket from a car brand that celebrates its 90th birthday in 2014, writes DAVE FALL.

SA's Chardri is African off-road champ

2014-09-12 11:36

There's a new dirt queen in town, and she hails from the Eastern Cape. Chardri Monk has been crowned the 2014 Africa Southern Off-Road quad champion.

New MG3 arrives in SA - at last

2014-09-11 08:14

If you’re a first-time buyer looking for something different, the new MG3 hatcback could be just the ticket from a car brand that celebrates its 90th birthday in 2014, writes DAVE FALL.

We ride: MV Agusta Rivale 800

2014-09-08 09:36

Sexy, powerful, wholly impractical - that could mean one of a number of motorcycles but, says DRIES VAN DER WALT, there's no masking the true purpose of MV Agusta's Rivale 800.

Manual box for SA's 206kW Golf R

2014-09-03 12:41

Love VW's hottest Golf yet but miss the feel of a manual box? Well, Volkswagen SA has confirmed its 206kW Golf R can now be ordered with a six-on-the-floor manual!

Honda launches MSX125 - at last, go ape!

2014-09-03 09:29

Honda's latest Monkey Bike has kept the chunky, wide-tyred look of its predecessors but looks more like a real bike than, well, a real bike. Commute for cents, have weekend fun. Er, go ape...

10 phone numbers that could save your life

2014-09-03 07:00

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!

Exports perk up poor August vehicle sales

2014-09-02 13:47

Domestic vehicle sales down, exports looking good. Another month in the depressed South African auto business, going by Naamsa's figures.

 

SA doctor banned for euthanasia of his father

2014-09-30 14:55

Convicted of murdering his own father, the case of Dr. Alby Hartmann is one of the most important in South Africa's struggle around euthanasia and assisted suicide.

'Hey! Where did all my petrol go?'

2014-09-30 13:00

Are automakers taking car owners for a ride? And are fuel consumption figures just for laughs? DAVE FALL finds out if we're all just being misled?

'Hey! Where did all my petrol go?'

2014-09-29 11:48

Are automakers taking car owners for a ride? Are fuel consumption figures just for laughs? DAVE FALL finds out...

'Hey! Where did all my petrol go?'

2014-09-29 08:35

Are automakers taking car owners for a ride? And are fuel consumption figures just for laughs? DAVE FALL finds out if we're all just being misled?

SA road etiquette: Emergency vehicle 101

2014-09-25 19:00

'Some are oblivious...others are bewildered and freeze,' writes Neill Visser, Netcare 911's operations manager. He and other experts tackle driving etiquette towards emergency vehicles.

Power prices could double over nuclear deal

2014-09-23 17:07

The Russian nuclear deal is basically five times last year’s turnover of Eskom, economist Mike Schüssler has told Fin24.

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In honour of heritage Month, we asked our readers what they love most about our country.

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Debt warning over nuclear deal

2014-09-23 12:37

South Africans could have to deal with major debt if the energy deal with Russian nuclear firm Rosatom costs as much as R1trn, an expert indicated.

8 days, 11 teams, 2000km of sun-power

2014-09-23 12:07

The local stint of the 2014 Sasol Solar Challenge is ready to kick off with eight local and three international teams. Who will complete the race to the Empire of the Sun?

SA road etiquette: Emergency vehicle 101

2014-09-23 09:34

'Some are oblivious...others are bewildered and freeze,' writes Neill Visser, Netcare 911's operations manager. He and other experts tackle driving etiquette towards emergency vehicles.

SA teen crowned World kart champion

2014-09-22 11:00

South African Jonathan Wing (17), the only SA kart driver to race with a prosthetic leg, has won the 2014 World Handikart championship title.

Zooming back 1: 2014 Mazda 2014 CX-5

2014-09-21 18:41

Mazda's CX-5 has been around in South Africa for a while but, with the "come back". the automaker has added to the model range with, among other things, all-wheel drive and alternative engines.

Crime stats SA: 11 000+ cars hijacked

2014-09-19 12:42

11 221 reported cases of carjacking, 143 812 cases of vehicle theft... The South African Police Service has released its crime statistics for 2013/2014. Find out how dangerous owning a car can be!

Volvo's hot XC90 R-Design revealed

2014-09-18 10:22

Volvo has revealed the first images of the R-Design variant of its new SA-bound XC90. Check out our gallery!

Nestlé to spend $200m revamping factories

2014-09-17 19:35

Nestlé will invest around $200m expanding its coffee factory in South Africa and revamping other facilities producing consumer goods.

Suzuki makes a Splash in SA budget buys

2014-09-16 14:57

Suzuki launches its eighth model to its local line-up with the addition of its new Splash hatchback in SA. We have details and a gallery on this cute hatch!

Limited EBR 1190 RS flagship for SA

2014-09-12 11:51

EBR RZ Superbike, SX Street Fighter… now the Cayenne group has announced a third member of its local Eric Buell Racing line-up – the limited EBR 1190 RS Superbike.

Topless stunner: 2 Series drop-top for SA

2014-09-11 10:08

BMW has revealed the latest addition to its SA 2 Series portfolio - a convertible which will be joined in 2015 by a Tourer. We have a gallery and details of the topless BMW!

Attackers of Rwandan exile jailed for eight years

2014-09-10 18:21

Four men convicted of trying to kill an exiled critic of Rwandan President Paul Kagame in South Africa were each jailed for eight years.

And the most frugal bike in SA is...

2014-09-03 12:48

1050km, two days, 70 entries... Bike guru DAVE FALL took part in the 2014 SA motorcycle econorun. Find out which bike is crowned the most frugal motorcycle in SA!

BMW MPV for SA: 2 Series Tourer prices

2014-09-03 11:30

BMW's 2 Series Active Tourer will arrive in South Africa early in 2015. We have details, indicative prices and a gallery on BMW's new front-wheel-drive, three-cylinder, MPV.

Will Winterberg Enduro see new winners?

2014-09-03 08:05

South Africa's off-road riders will return to Patensie, Eastern Cape to take on rivals in the 2014 Liquorland National Winterberg Enduro.

Airbus, UWC research hydrogen fuel cells

2014-09-02 14:28

Hydrogen South Africa Systems, the National Aerospace Centre and Airbus are teaming up at UWC to research use of fuel cells for commercial airliners.

Countdown to SA's solar challenge

2014-09-02 13:00

The 2014 Solar Challenge will kick off in Pretoria In a few weeks and end - some time later - in Cape Town. Will all 14 teams make it - and which will win the solar-powered run?

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