Total new vehicle sales for June fell by 13,3 percent from the figure for the same month last year -- or from 32379 to 28374 units -- the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of SA said on Tuesday.
South Africa's rand opened steady versus the US dollar on Tuesday after it was sold off in overnight trade in New York, traders said. The rand was traded at R10,27/dollar at 0655 GMT after trading at R10,342/dollar in late Johannesburg trade on Monday.
The European Commission stepped closer to imposing -million a day fines on Microsoft on Monday when it gave the software group eight days to comply with sanctions imposed last year. Neelie Kroes, competition commissioner, said in Madrid: ''The deadline is the end of this month and if it's not met then it's the end of the game.''