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/ 2 April 2008

Well worth the awards

Sukasha Singh defends the 2008 South African Car of the Year competition-winning Mazda2 1,5-litre, and says that unlike the case with its competitors, with the Mazda2 you’re getting more in terms of features, a notable one being the Smart Start keyless entry.

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/ 4 March 2008

Which car will come out on top?

"For me, the most difficult part of judging at the South African Guild of Motoring Journalists’ Car of the Year competition is not losing sight of the fact that I’m judging the cars not so much against each other as against their direct competitors in the market place." Gavin Foster rounds up the Car of the Year finalists.

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/ 2 October 2007

JSE up sharply on stronger world markets

The JSE was up sharply by midday on Tuesday, adopting the strength in overseas markets that were driven higher by a powerful performance on Wall Street overnight. By 12.03pm on the JSE, the all-share index had collected 1,01%. Financials advanced 2,02% and banks collected 2,86%, while industrials added 1,06%.

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/ 7 September 2007

Mazda’s Randy Andy

The Mazda3 MPS looks frightfully civilised, but can let its hair down with a vengeance when the mood takes it. And there lies the rub. I suspect most people who buy a hooligan car would like it to have the odd body piercing, a tattoo here and there. The Mazda looks to my plebeian eye a little too highbrow and not enough Hillbrow, writes Gavin Foster.