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Ford drives home biggest first-quarter profit in 13 years

Demand for greener cars and recovery in global economy life grew net income to $2,6bn.

Goldman executives’ wages of sin

A nun leads the charge against the excessive amounts paid to corporate chiefs.

Discounts drive US car sales rise

US car sales jumped to a seven-month high in March led by a 41% surge at Toyota after the carmaker offered the steepest discounts in its history.

Toyota mulls Prius recall

Toyota is preparing to recall its iconic Prius hybrid car to address more than 100 complaints about delayed braking.

Ford offers fix for hybrid brake glitch

Ford said on Thursday it would fix up to 17 600 hybrid sedans that could suffer braking problems as Toyota grapples with a braking problem.

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.

Tata: Jaguar-Land Rover acquisition complete

India's truck and car maker Tata Motors announced on Monday it had completed its acquisition of Jaguar and Land Rover from ailing United States car maker Ford for $2,3-billion. The company said the deal includes the "ownership of Jaguar and Land Rover, all necessary intellectual property rights, manufacturing plants and two Britain-based advanced designing centres".

India’s Tata acquires Jaguar, Land Rover for $2,3bn

India's Tata Motors said on Wednesday it had bought British luxury icons Jaguar and Land Rover from struggling United States carmaker Ford for $2,3-billion as it expands its global reach. The all-cash deal is part of Tata's efforts to grow outside Asia, but analysts have questioned how the Indian firm will absorb the two high-end marques into its operations.

Colin McRae, born to drive, dies alongside son

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.

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South African tourism to be hit hard by coronavirus

The stream of about 100 000 Chinese tourists to South Africa each year has dried up for now, MPs told

Public transport inequality

The Competition Commission’s market inquiry reveals that South Africa’s public transport system remains skewed by class, advantaging middle- and high-income earners

Court date finally set for death in detention Haffejee inquest

Another apartheid-era death will be investigated after NPA pressured to finally act

Press Releases

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income

SAB Zenzele Kabili B-BBEE share scheme

New scheme to be launched following the biggest B-BBEE FMCG payout in South Africa’s history

TFSAs are the gymnasts of the retirement savings world

The idea is to get South Africans to save, but it's best to do your research first to find out if a TFSA is really suited to your needs

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences

Making sense of tax-free savings and investment

Have you made the most of your tax-free investment contributions?

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.