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Man injured in hijacking incident in a residential complex – GAUTENG

A man has suffered serious injuries after being shot and wounded in a hijacking incident in a residential complex in Midrand this afternoon. The exact detail to the cause of the incident will remain a subject for police investigation and comment. Netcare911 paramedics arrived on scene and managed to stabilise the man on scene. The…

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Oil price bonanza muted by exchange rate – AA

South Africa’s sagging Rand / US dollar exchange rate continues to take the shine off ongoing international oil price weakness. This is based on unaudited mid-month data released by the Central Energy Fund (CEF). “Had the exchange rate remained flat in 2015, South Africans would currently have been paying, on average, 45 cents a litre…


Drama as Stage 9 of the Dakar is shortened

BELÉN, ARGENTINA – Extremely hot temperatures, reaching nearly 50 degrees Celsius, plagued Stage 9 of the 2016 Dakar Rally. As a result, the stage was shortened to just 90 km for the cars and trucks, while the motorcycles completed the full 285 km-long route. For Toyota Gazoo Racing SA, the stage again brought mixed results, with…


Mercedes-Benz at the Consumer Electronics Show 2016

LAS VEGAS, USA – Mercedes-Benz is the pioneer when it comes to digitalisation in the automotive industry. Under the motto “It’s all about me”, visitors heading to the Mercedes exhibition stand are able to immerse themselves in the individual world of Mercedes me and discover just how Mercedes-Benz combines the requirements of modern mobility with…


New Mercedes-Benz E-Class with test licence for autonomous driving

The new Mercedes-Benz E-Class is the world’s first standard-production vehicle to be awarded a test licence for autonomous driving in the US state of Nevada. In a world first and also in time for the leading trade fair for consumer technology Consumer Electronics Show “CES” in Las Vegas, three standard-production E-Class vehicles have been approved…


Toyota Gazoo Racing South Africa team arrive in Buenos Aires

The Toyota Gazoo Racing South Africa team arrived safely on location in South America, and have been progressing well with preparations for Dakar 2016. The team also completed a shakedown of the three competing Toyota Hilux vehicles, confirming that they are ready to tackle the world’s toughest motorsport event, which starts on January 2nd in the…