Colin McRae, who died in a tragic helicopter crash alongside his five-year-old son Johnny on September 15, was born with his foot firmly on the accelerator. Rallying, and indeed daredevil pursuits, was in the blood for McRae, who was born in Lanark in southern Scotland on August 5 1968. His father Jimmy was a five-time British rally champion. His brother Alister is also former champion.
The public's response to the South African Revenue Service's (Sars) call on tax returns is satisfying but nowhere near what is desired, Sars said on Monday. "We are satisfied, but it would have been better if we had gone as far as registering four million," said Sars spokesperson Adrian Lackay.
Talks to end a strike that has halted production at South Africa's major car-manufacturing plants will continue on Saturday, Retail Motor Industry executive director Jakkie Olivier said on Friday. Workers in the motor-components industry went on strike on September 12 over wages.
Volkswagen South Africa is "on the brink of disaster" because of the motor-industry components strike, MD David Powels said on Wednesday. The six-day-old work stoppage has so far cost the company a production loss of 500 cars per day. Volkswagen's Uitenhage plant has been brought to a standstill.
A man was wounded and a woman and two good Samaritans robbed of their vehicles amid a high-speed chase on the KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) North Coast, police said on Wednesday. Superintendent Vincent Mdunge said a woman was hijacked and robbed of her Nissan Almera in Mandini, near the Tugela River, on Tuesday night.