Whether mom is helping to farm or managing a career, here are some great car options for her.
Best farmer's car
Ford's subtlety upgraded Everest has all the attributes that a mom living (and working) on a farm needs. Living far from town and having to commutes on testing gravel roads mean that a conventional crossover simply won't do.
A farmer needs something adequately rugged to cross flooded bridges in winter and with 700mm of fording depth, Everest is suited to the task.
It can also tow 3.1 tons, which means that the kids' horses don't have to be left at home when the town's agricultural show is happening.
Best sport star mom's car
The glamour of being a sports celebrity is often counteracted by having to try and navigate to the stadium in crushing traffic.
And once you reach that venue, there is an additional issue: Parking. Even if you have access to a stadium's VIP parking garage, changes are, those spaces will be tiny.
Which car is best at driving in semi-autonomous mode and also parks itself?
That would be any Mercedes-Benz E-Class with the Remote Parking Pilot app installed, which means sport star mom can get out and let the E-Class worry about parking itself.
Best school run mom's car
It is one of great South African motoring fallacies to imagine that to be part of any school lift club, you must have an SUV or MPV.
The best school run vehicle is a station wagon, although most South Africans can't bring themselves to consider owning one.
For the mom burdened by that early morning or mid-afternoon lift club commitment, there is nothing slicker to drive, more stylish to be seen in or more appropriate to the task than Audi's A3 Sportback.
Best career mom's car
For a mom who is always between meetings and managing a demanding career, the need is for a car which plays nice with all those necessary modern communications devices.
BMW's latest 3 Series is a classic corporate status car, which also happens to feature an immense depth of digitisation.
The new 3 Series has an on-board digital assistant that will help you keep in touch with clients and kids, thanks to excellent voice recognition technology and impeccable smartphone pairing and function mirroring.
All you need to do is say "HeyBMW" and tell your 3 Series secretary what is required, without having to take your hands off the wheel or divert attention from the road.
Best new mom's car
The pressure of being a new mom and having to care for a baby is immense, especially if you can't disrupt your travelling routine too much.
Volvo's reputation for considered Swedish design is nowhere better illustrated than the family-centric features of its latest generation of SUVs, which have some of the best baby and child seat technologies available.
The Volvo XC90's built-in booster seats make fitment, securing and adjusting your baby's car chair effortless.