Motoring

Car makers cash in on subsidies

Industrial incentives are costing taxpayers billions, with vehicle subsidies -- the largest expense -- totalling more than R51-billion.

Discovery’s new short-term insurance

Using Vitality as a model, Discovery is offering drivers rewards for improving driving performance. Who isn't in favour of fuel rewards these days?

Drinking, driving, insurance and you

A zero-alcohol limit for drivers could bring our insurance premiums down. Reason enough to support this initiative?

SA’s April vehicle sales up 8%

New vehicle sales rose by 8% year-on-year in April to 38 566 units, the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers said on Wednesday.

Fuel price increase on Wednesday

The retail price of petrol will increase by 29 cents a litre next Wednesday, taking the price in Gauteng to over R10 a litre.

Ford idles plants in Taiwan, China and SA

Ford Motor on Monday said it will idle plants in Taiwan, China and South Africa beginning this week due to the shortage of parts from Japan.

Consumer Protection Act hits a roadblock

The new CPA has been in effect for more than two weeks, yet among those in the motor industry there is uncertainty.

What it costs to travel safely this Easter

Being safe rather than sorry shouldn't cost you a lot of money this long weekend. Accidents are expensive, so taking precautions is worth it.

New technology makes hydrogen more viable car fuel

A new technology that allows hydrogen to be stored in a cheap and practical way could be used as a carbon-free alternative to petrol a reality.

‘Speedbee’ in top gear

The <i>M&G</i>'s <b>Sukasha Singh</b> speaks to racing driver Sabine Schmitz. We are also giving away tickets to the Top Gear festival.

Bus drivers, management meet over strike

Johannesburg Metrobus drivers and management resumed negotiations on Monday in an effort to end a three-week strike.

Satawu agrees to wage deal

Satawu has agreed to a wage deal, putting an end to the week-long road freight sector strike, it said on Monday.

Satawu: Prove our members’ violence

<b>Matuma Letsoalo</b> quizzes Satawu national sector coordinator Tabudi Ramakgolo on the violent truck drivers' strike.

Strike continues as unions reject new offer

The four unions involved in the road freight strike have rejected the Road Freight Employers' Association's latest offer, the company said.

Further violence mars truckers’ strike

A trucker whose vehicle was burned near the Irene train station on Thursday was called a "sell-out" by his attackers.

Honda to recall nearly 700 000 vehicles

Japanese carmaker Honda on Thursday said it was recalling 693&nbsp;497 vehicles worldwide due to defective parts.

Truck drivers reject new offer, strike continues

The countrywide road freight workers' strike is to continue on Thursday as no resolution was reached during wage talks on Wednesday.

New wage offer to striking truck drivers

The wage offer made to striking road freight workers was increased to 8% across the board after 5pm on Wednesday, Satawu said.
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