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South Africa GP revival: Readers respond

2015-01-26 10:16

'I would love to see a F1 race in Cape Town', 'What about hosting it at Aldo Scribante?'... Wheels24 readers respond to fresh plans to revive a South African GP.

Bike fade: Even tough guys need a rest

2015-01-24 06:02

'Fatigue is one the fatal fives when it comes to crashes,' writes bike safety expert HEIN JONKER. Here's how to avoid it.,,

Mitsubishi upstyles latest ASX

2015-01-22 08:32

Mitsubishi has freshened its ASX with a few upgrades, among them style and equipment tweaks. Prices, specs, images!

2015 SA Ford Fusion launch - full story

2015-01-22 05:00

Ford SA has launched possibly its best-looking car yet, the Fusion, in South Africa. Wheels24's DAVE FALL was in Cape Town for the event.

Facebook launches search for Joburg staff

2015-01-20 13:45

The social network is looking to hire staff in Johannesburg - a move that could signal the company’s opening of its first African office.

SPIED: Next Countryman not so Mini

2015-01-20 06:45

Mere months after the launch of a model facelift Mini is working on its second-generation Countryman. Our spyguys show radical design.

Tracker guy pots cop driving stolen car

2015-01-19 13:33

An off-duty KwaZulu-Natal policeman was apparently found in possession of a suspected stolen vehicle. He was shot twice by tracking company employees!

Warning issued to SA’s online gamblers

2015-01-19 11:24

Government plans to oppose a bill from the Democratic Alliance that seeks to legalise online gambling in South Africa.

Merc SA: Sales +25%, top luxury carmaker

2015-01-19 09:26

Mercedes-Benz South Africa sold 28 370 units in 2014 for a record growth of 25%. The automaker says it's the 'clear No.1 brand' in SA's premium luxury market.

SA BMW Club racing rarin' to go

2015-01-16 08:54

The SA BMW Club Racing Series is ready for 2015's season-opener at Zwartkops. Why not join them - you don't even need a BMW!

Sand driving: Expert tips on doing dunes

2015-01-13 11:08

Unpredictable terrain, bogging down... driving in sand's a daunting prospect. African Off-Road Academy's Andre Botha shares some gritty advice!!

BMW names SA dealers for new i3, i8

2015-01-13 05:27

BMW has identified the four SA dealers which will support owners of its new i3 and i8 cars that will be sold from March 2015. We have prices!

12 things to do if your car breaks down

2015-01-12 03:40

Each year thousands of South African road users fall victim toa vehicle breakdown. Here are 12 top tips to follow should it happen to you...

SA becomes chair of G77

2015-01-09 11:39

South Africa has assumed the chair of the Group of 77, says the international relations department.

Toyota Imperial SA ready for 2015 Dakar

2015-01-08 19:33

For motorsport enthusiasts January is synonymous with only one thing - The Dakar Rally. The Toyota Imperial SA team has fielded "the 'best race Toyota Hilux yet".

Toyota Imperial SA ready for 2015 Dakar

2015-01-08 13:51

For motorsport enthusiasts January is synonymous with only one thing - The Dakar Rally. The Toyota Imperial SA team has fielded "the 'best race Toyota Hilux yet".

Bulging government gobbles domestic savings

2015-01-08 05:00

The growing remuneration of public sector employees may have offered temporary economic benefits but has proven unsustainable, says an expert.

JSE share prices recover somewhat

2015-01-06 13:49

Financial and the big double-listed industrial shares, which were hardest hit by eurozone concerns, have gained the most ground after the previous day's sell-off.

Matric pass rate less than 45%, says AfriForum

2015-01-06 09:00

The matric pass rate is less than 45% when considering how few of the pupils who enrolled in Grade One in 2003 wrote matric last year, AfriForum says.

Funny road signs of South Africa

2015-01-05 10:29

Who said road signs are boring and warn drivers about safe behaviour and speed limits? Check these signs that are sure to cause a giggle...


Coming CR-V: More Honda tech on way

2015-01-26 09:28

Honda's CR-V received a midlife makeover including new engines, upgraded tech and style tweaks. It will arrive in South Africa later in 2015.

Going bush? Take these safety tips along

2015-01-24 05:56

Few things can beat the exhilaration of a safari game drive, says Arrive Alive, but safety is imperative. Here are some useful driving tips...

Hamilton's dad wants SA F1 GP revival

2015-01-22 08:13

South Africa's been off the F1 GP calendar since 1993. That could all change: Lewis Hamilton's dad's involved in revival plans.

SA medical team ready for Ebola fight

2015-01-21 12:18

A doctor and 10 nurses will be going to Sierra Leone to help combat Ebola after going through an intensive training programme.

Giniel speaks on Dakar podium place

2015-01-20 08:29

Things were not always easy for the Toyota SA team but Giniel de Villiers and Dirk von Zitzewitz fought hard to reach the Dakar 2015 podium.

SA medical team ready for Ebola fight

2015-01-20 00:00

A doctor and 10 nurses will be going to Sierra Leone to help combat Ebola after going through an intensive training programme.

We ride: Ducati's 1199 Panigale

2015-01-19 11:39

Ahead of the launch of its 2015 1299 Panigale, biking guru DRIES VAN DER WALT has one last fling with the outgoing 1199.

Readers call for better SA road training

2015-01-19 09:29

'People are not being tested using real-life conditions', 'Stricter training must be introduced'... Wheels24 readers call for driving test change.

SA, UK driving tests: Calls for upgrade

2015-01-16 17:30

Traffic, country roads, poor weather... the SA driving test doesn't prepare potential drivers for real-world conditions. It's the same in the UK and safety organisations have had enough.

Honda NSX returns - this time to SA too!

2015-01-13 21:02

Honda has unveiled its second-generation NSX supercar as a hybrid at the 2015 Detroit auto show, 25 years after the original made its debut. GALLERY!

Zuma arrives in Guinea

2015-01-13 10:22

President Jacob Zuma has arrived in Conakry, Guinea, for a meeting with Guinea President Alpha Cond.

Ex-gangster's painful journey to a tattoo-free face

2015-01-12 14:39

Former gangster David Williams spent 34 years in prison for murder, and during this time acquired dozens of tattoos, many of which were etched on his face. We spoke to him about his life and the painful process of having his tattoos removed.

Five wireless trends affecting SA in 2015

2015-01-09 11:45

South Africa’s Wireless Access Providers’ Association (Wapa) has forecast five trends that could impact the country’s wireless technology industry.

2014 car sales: Ford SA's best year yet

2015-01-09 08:51

Ford sold over sold 70 000 vehicles through 2014, 21% more than in 2013, brought on by high demand for its Ranger bakkie.

Thousands gather for ANC birthday celebrations

2015-01-08 17:24

A few thousand ruling party supporters packed the OR Tambo hall in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, to celebrate the ANC's 103rd birthday with President Jacob Zuma.

River crossings - depth is knowledge

2015-01-08 11:34

'A 4x4 is not an amphibious vehicle, in fact few are even waterproof',' writes the African Off-Road Academy's Andre Botha, who shares valuable tips on water crossings.

Year of celebration for Landy Defender

2015-01-07 13:09

Land Rover is celebrating 68 years of its iconic Defender through 2015 with an epic 1km sand drawing tribute in Wales. Limited edition Defenders will reach SA.

Tone down matric euphoria - Sadtu

2015-01-06 10:03

The education department needs to place as much emphasis on the other grades as it does on matric, teachers' union Sadtu says.

DRC rebels miss SA disarmament deadline

2015-01-04 10:20

The Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) have missed the deadline set by the Southern African Development Community to voluntarily disarm themselves.

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