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SA motorists crown the heavyweight champions of the automotive industry

The Standard Bank People’s Wheels Conference and Awards in association with Times Media Events took place today at the Sandton Convention Centre. With the whole set up arranged to resemble a boxing match, the event was appropriately themed as a knock-out. Following a nationwide survey of the motoring public, 22 winners were named and the…

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Peoples Wheels Awards to reward vehicle excellence

The People’s Wheels concept brings to the automotive sector a pioneering means of recognising vehicle excellence, while simultaneously offering relevant and useful information to the consumer market regarding perceptions of vehicle brands – including reliability, durability and loyalty factors. Similarly, a comprehensive, 130-page Buyers’ Guide that encompasses an evaluation of, and specifications for, almost all…

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Weekend Warrior 4×4 Weekend at Rust De Winter

Venue: Rust De Winter Date: 28-29 November 2015 GPS Co-Ordinates: S25°11’54.0”; E28°34’ 32.0” Rust De Winter is 100km north of Pretoria. The camp site is situated on the banks of the Elands River with the largest ‘Apiesdoring’ trees in the southern hemisphere. Some of these trees are over 300 years old. Weekend Warrior members have an…

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250 000th Chevrolet Utility rolled off production line at Struandale plant in Port Elizabeth

The 250 000th Chevrolet Utility rolled off the production line at the Struandale plant in Port Elizabeth today. The quarter of a millionth unit, a 1.8 Utility SPORT, marks a 17 year production period of one of South Africa’s most loved light commercial vehicles. Now in its third generation, the Chevrolet Utility is built with the South…

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Tighter control and regulation of the transport industry is needed to curb drink-driving accidents on South Africa’s roads

Crosses from wood, markers from stone, some decorated with plastic flowers and others displaying photographs of the dead. Roadside memorials marking the locations of fatal traffic accidents have become a common sight in South Africa. The unfortunate reality is that many of these accidents are caused by professional drivers in the transport industry, and the…

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Volkswagen emissions – what is the impact in South Africa?

The Automobile Association of South Africa (AA) has received numerous enquiries from the public and media since mid-September relating to Volkswagen AG’s use of defeat devices on certain diesel vehicles. Since the announcement by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on 18 September, local motorists have raised questions about the impact of the use of…

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