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World Cup fans face transport hurdles

Soccer World Cup fans still won't find it easy to get between and around the nine host cities, some analysts say.

Nine injured as gunmen open fire on buses

Nine people were injured in two separate incidents when gunmen opened fire on Rea Vaya buses in Soweto, police said on Saturday.

Renault, Nissan and Daimler launch tie-up

France's Renault, Japan's Nissan and Germany's Daimler on Wednesday launched a new partnership aimed at saving billions of euros.

Electric cars win hype, staying power questioned

Electric cars are riding high, as incentives and new models make them a realistic option, but the fresh attention may highlight flaws.

Change we can believe in

Sukasha Singh wonders which would be easier and less messy: wiping the human race off the planet or giving electric cars a chance.

New bus routes a success despite violence, vandalism

The first day of the new, extended Rea Vaya bus service was a success, despite violence and vandalism, the City of Johannesburg said on Monday.

GM recalling 1,3m vehicles over steering problems

General Motors is recalling 1,3-million compact cars in North America to address a power steering problem that has been linked to 14 crashes.

Roll-out of Rea Vaya’s final phase delayed

The roll-out of the final phase of the bus-rapid transit system will be delayed by two weeks, Johannesburg mayor Amos Masondo said on Friday.

Mandoza crash mystery deepens

Police have opened a reckless and negligent driving case against the driver who caused the accident in which kwaito star Mandoza was injured.

Getting a licence can drive you to corruption

The road towards obtaining a ­driver's licence in Gauteng is pitted with potholes.

Toyota’s US sales reel from crisis as GM, Ford surge

Toyota sales dropped 16% in January as the carmaker reeled from a massive recall and rivals Ford and General Motors surged past it in the US market.

Ron Gettelfinger: The man who conquered Detroit

After a catastrophic year for US carmakers, the head of the United Auto Workers union has emerged as one of the most powerful men in the industry.

Electric cars struggle to spark enthusiasm

Big carmakers at the Detroit Motor Show had electrically powered and hybrid cars on display, but Americans still aren't buying green vehicles.

SA to introduce new car tax despite concerns

The Treasury will press on with plans to introduce a new tax on vehicles designed to curb carbon dioxide emissions despite concerns.

2010 to bring ‘modest’ rise in car sales

There were signs of hope in the South African automotive sector for modestly better domestic sales in 2010.

Zapiro: Fuel Price Hike

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