Motoring

VW closes Uitenhage plant as Numsa strike starts

VW South Africa shut down its Uitenhage plant on Wednesday because of a strike by the Numsa in the components industry.

Taxi driver appears in court following horror crash

The driver of the taxi involved in last week's horrific Cape Flats level-crossing accident appeared briefly in a magistrate's court on Tuesday.

Taxi driver arrested following Cape horror crash

Police on Sunday arrested the driver of a taxi that crashed into an oncoming train, claiming the lives of 10 children.

How the new carbon tax will affect you

How much will you be forking out for the latest government tax when you buy a new car?

Evoking the green-eyed monster

The coveted eRuf electric sports car could have been sublime ... if it was properly charged.

Toyota warns of engine defect in Lexus, Crown models

Toyota warned on Thursday of an engine fault worldwide in eight models of its luxury Lexus and Crown sedans.

So fresh and so clean

The new generation of electric cars is going further than ever before -- or so current thinking goes, writes <em>Martin Love</em>.

Mandela family identify driver in fatal crash

The car in which Nelson Mandela's great grand-daughter died was driven by the son of the boyfriend of one of the former president's daughters.

Jo’burg announces deal with taxi owners

Nearly half the minibus taxis operating between Soweto and Ellis Park will be removed from Johannesburg's roads, mayor Amos Masondo said on Tuesday.

Toyota to recall 11 500 Lexus vehicles

Toyota said on Wednesday it would recall 11 500 Lexus vehicles worldwide because of a steering system defect.

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.
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