South Africa


Retail sales growth disappoints

2014-04-16 14:52

Retail sales grew by a lower-than-expected 2.2% in February compared with a revised 6.4% in January, according to Statistics South Africa.

Bike Week returns to Margate

2014-04-15 15:25

Thousands of motorcycle fans will head to Margate for the sixth consecutive Africa Bike Week in May.

96% of SA kids wish parents ‘would drive safer’

2014-04-15 15:15

A survey of SA households revealed that 96% of children wish their parents would take fewer risks behind the wheel. Find out what SA kids think of their parents' driving!

96% of SA kids wish parents ‘would drive safer’

2014-04-15 15:04

A survey of SA households revealed that 96% of children wish their parents would take fewer risks.

Ford celebrates Mustang birthday in SA

2014-04-14 15:29

The Ford mustang model will turn 50 on April 17 2014. Mustang fans gathered to celebrate this iconic car at the Castle of Good Hope in Cape Town. Sally still looks good for her age.

BMW to recall over 3000 cars in SA

2014-04-14 14:02

BMW is recalling nearly half a million vehicles due to a possible engine-bolt defect. South African owners are affected!

Review: Electric Mini, eish!

2014-04-12 09:26

Sparks fly, or rather failed to, in the Wheels24 office when an electric Mini arrived. JANINE-LEE GORDON shares her first experience in an all-electric powered vehicle.

Andy Green and Bloodhound

2014-04-11 14:47

Here is the April entry of Andy Green's Diary. Read how Andy takes us through the preparation of Bloodhound.

6 things you should know about taxi drivers

2014-04-11 08:38

'The main cause for reckless driving is to make a buck as taxi drivers have a quota to fulfill,' writes Wheels24 reader Neil van Rooyen who shares his thoughts on taxi drivers and owners in South Africa.

Nigeria vs SA

2014-04-10 19:24

Who will investors turn to? Size matters, but so does development, economists say.

Preview: Merc's GLA stunner in SA

2014-04-10 14:15

Mercedes-Benz's first premium compact SUV, the GLA, has arrived in South Africa. We have prices and details!

Merc's GLA stunner launched in SA

2014-04-10 10:54

Mercedes-Benz's first premium compact SUV, the GLA, has arrived in South Africa. Wheels24 was there and brings you details, prices, a gallery and a great video.

Hilux, Yaris in giant Toyota recall

2014-04-09 15:26

Toyota will recall 6.39-million vehicles for faults ranging from steering issues to seats in the automaker's second-largest recall yet.

Tow safely this Easter

2014-04-09 12:54

Are you well prepared for the Easter holiday? Is your trailer/caravan in good running order? Check out these tips on what to look out for... and what is a must!

Giving up the career

2014-04-09 11:00

Career dynamo or full-time mother? Here’s how I made the choice, says Sumanda Maritz.

Taxi/bus drivers: Get the gloves off

2014-04-08 11:30

Two incidents left 52 people injured earlier in April and it's high time government stepped up and got seriously tough about the crash/death tolls on SA roads, says Wheels24 editor LES STEPHENSON.

5 top tips on handling road rage

2014-04-08 10:42

Traffic jams, inconsiderate drivers, taxis… as thousands of South Africans head for their Easter holiday...

SA set for stiff competition from Nigeria

2014-04-08 05:30

South Africa must review its policies and approach to investor confidence because it will face stronger competition from Nigeria, says the SA Chamber of Commerce.

SA cheers Nigeria's growth jump

2014-04-07 16:13

Nigeria's status as Africa's new economic powerhouse is proof that Africa is rising, says the ministry of finance.

Taxi/bus drivers: Get the gloves off

2014-04-07 14:42

Two incidents left 52 people injured earlier in April and it's high time government stepped up and got seriously tough about the crash/death tolls on SA roads, says Wheels24 editor LES STEPHENSON.

5 top tips on handling road rage

2014-04-07 13:57

Traffic jams, inconsiderate drivers, taxis… as thousands of South Africans head for their Easter holiday keeping your cool behind the wheel is critical. 5 tips for dealing with road rage!

Dakar-styled Hilux returns to SA

2014-04-07 11:52

Toyota has again paid homage to driver Giniel de Villiers' for his fourth place in the world’s toughest overland race – the Dakar Rally. Would you want a 2014 Hilux Dakar Edition?

SA economists shrug at Nigeria growth jump

2014-04-06 22:22
134 comments

South Africa remains the most important economy on the continent despite being overtaken by Nigeria as Africa's biggest, say South African economists.

Audi A8: Superlimos unlimited in SA

2014-04-04 10:46

Sometimes, but rarely, when an automaker launches a car it can it be tested by sitting in the rear seat rather than JUST driving.

Accent makes a comeback...again

2014-04-04 08:31

The Koreans are a sentimental bunch... Hyundai SA's launched a completely made-over oldie as a hatchback. JANINE-LEE GORDON finds out what's going on with the Accent.

 

Next Subaru WRX for SA - details

2014-04-16 13:15

Subaru's legendary WRX makes a comeback in 2014 with a more refined and feature-packed offering. We have details ahead of its SA launch in May!

Limited edition TTS for SA

2014-04-15 15:17

As a final farewell to the current Audi TT, the automaker has revived its TTS badge for a limited edition model in South Africa. Check out gallery images of the TTS Coupe Competition.

Ford celebrates Mustang birthday in SA

2014-04-15 15:14

The Ford mustang model will turn 50 on April 17 2014. Mustang fans gathered to celebrate.

96% of SA kids wish parents ‘would drive safer’

2014-04-15 11:24

A survey of SA households revealed that 96% of children wish their parents would take fewer risks behind the wheel. Find out what SA kids think of their parents' driving!

BMW to recall over 3000 cars in SA

2014-04-14 15:12

BMW is recalling nearly half a million vehicles due to a possible engine-bolt defect. South African owners are affected!

Reader: Playing taxi-driver Russain roulette

2014-04-14 12:19

'The taxi industry will not be regulated anytime soon as the ANC government is reliant on the votes of the taxi drivers and owners,' writes Wheels24 reader Hilton Carroll.

Boxster, Cayman GTS for China show

2014-04-11 15:06

Porsche will debut its new Boxster GTS and Cayman GTS at the 2014 China auto show in Beijing. Both models are available to order now in SA!

6 Easter road-trip tips

2014-04-11 12:06

Are you prepared for your Easter holiday trip? If not, read these tips. A British advanced driver Peter Rodger shares some insights about safe long-distance driving.

9 top holiday safety tips

2014-04-11 07:47

The Easter holiday in April, is when South Africans take to the roads en masse. Check out these nine helpful tips to keep you and your family safe on our roads!

Nigeria vs SA: Who will investors turn to?

2014-04-10 14:25

What is really important to investors looking to cash in on a big economy? Size matters, but so does development, economists say.

Preview: Merc's GLA stunner in SA

2014-04-10 13:37

Mercedes-Benz's first premium compact SUV, the GLA, has arrived in South Africa. We have prices and details!

Bike Week returns to Margate

2014-04-10 08:58

Thousands of motorcycle fans will head to Margate for the sixth consecutive Africa Bike Week in May. Will you be there?

Tring, tring! Bike with 49cc engine

2014-04-09 13:01

A motorised bicycle capable of 50km/h and only uses two litres of fuel and you don't need a licence to ride it! Would you buy one? I certainly would.

Hilux, Yaris in giant Toyota recall

2014-04-09 11:19

Toyota will recall 6.39-million vehicles for faults ranging from steering issues to seats in the automaker's second-largest recall yet. South Africa is affected!

5 top tips on handling road rage

2014-04-08 13:00

Traffic jams, inconsiderate drivers, taxis… as thousands of South Africans head for their Easter holiday keeping your cool behind the wheel is critical. 5 tips for dealing with road rage!

Taxi/bus drivers: Get the gloves off

2014-04-08 10:42

Two incidents left 52 people injured earlier in April and it's high time government stepped up and got seriously tough.

Angry families want GM prosecuted

2014-04-08 08:19

Families of those killed in General Motors' cars with defective ignition switches want prosecutors to go after those responsible but, legally, it's unlikely anybody will be charged.

Economy can be no 1 again - DA

2014-04-07 18:54
77 comments

The DA says it has a plan which would take the economy back to the number one spot after Nigeria displaced South Africa as the continent's biggest economy.

Ford truimps in KZN Dealer 450

2014-04-07 15:29

Ford took a one-two victory with drivers Manfred Schroder and Japie Badenhorst leading the way at the Toyota Dealer 450.

Dakar-styled Hilux returns to SA

2014-04-07 14:22

Toyota has again paid homage to driver Giniel de Villiers' for his fourth place in the world’s toughest overland race – the Dakar Rally.

Homeland season 4 to film in SA

2014-04-07 11:17

The award-winning drama Homeland will be coming to our shores.

Defender: Landy’s 4x4 foundation

2014-04-04 13:00

“A proper rugged, reliable 4x4 is an absolute necessity for Land Rover.” Wheels24 reader Willem Viljoen says the soon-to-be-replaced Defender was the “foundation” for Land Rover.

Defender: Landy’s 4x4 foundation

2014-04-04 10:40

“A proper rugged, reliable 4x4 is an absolute necessity for Land Rover.” Wheels24 reader Willem Viljoen says...

Defender: Landy’s 4x4 foundation

2014-04-03 11:27

“A proper rugged, reliable 4x4 is an absolute necessity for Land Rover.” Wheels24 reader Willem Viljoen says the soon-to-be-replaced Defender was the “foundation” for Land Rover.

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