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Allocation to SANRAL defeats e-tolls on two fronts says AA

Gauteng Finance MEC Barbara Creecy yesterday announced the allocation of R123 million to the South African National Roads Agency Limited (SANRAL) for the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP) as part of her medium-term policy statement. The Automobile Association (AA) said the allocation completely takes the users of the system out of the picture and places…

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What constitutes a “convoy of vehicles” and do I need permission to travel with a convoy?

Question: Was wondering if you could help me with the following: We are an events/activation company One of our clients (vehicle brand) is wanting us to arrange a Convoy of 15x vehicles to drive through from Johannesburg to Durban during holiday time. Are there any rules, regulations or permissions we need to apply for or…

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New vehicle price inflation in SA slows as consumers continue shift to used cars

The latest Vehicle Pricing Index (VPI) report released by TransUnion today reveals that despite a significant depreciation in the Rand and a rising cost of living, new vehicle price inflation in South Africa continued to slow in the third quarter of 2015, as economic pressure weighed heavily on the pockets of both consumers and businesses.…

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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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