Fill ’er up with manganese

If metal in metal-free fuel sounds crazy, it is – courtesy of the energy department

Ten working days lost to traffic jam

Each year the average South African loses R7 100 in productivity because they’re stuck in traffic, according to navigation company TomTom.

South Africa’s economic growth slows to four-year low

South Africa's GDP growth has been only 0.7% in the third quarter of 2013, the slowest pace in more than four years.

BMW labour woes hit hard

BMW has lost 13 000 cars in production, missed supply targets and taken a decision to stop expansion into South Africa following the four-week strike.

Naamsa: Strike in auto sector could affect investment

South Africa’s automotive industry will see less investment in manufacturing if labour disputes continue, according to the carmakers’ association.

Motor-vehicle plants disrupted as workers strike

Thirty-thousand workers across South Africa have brought several plants to a standstill in pursuit of a 14% annual wage increase.

SA vehicle sales growth seen slowing to four-year low

South African vehicle sales growth will probably ease to the slowest pace since the 2009 recession this year because of a weaker economy.

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.

New vehicle sales robust, buyers opting for fixed rates

Affordability looks good, but beware long finance contract periods -- try to buy a vehicle you can pay off quickly.

Vehicle sales up, prices should remain stable

Vehicle sales are up, but South Africans are showing a preference for more affordable cars.

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?


Focus on FW de Klerk distracted attention from the troubling state of the nation

Some political analysts say President Cyril Ramaphosa is taking too long to mend the country, others says it is the ANC itself that must be fixed

Eastern Cape MEC orders graft investigation after two workers killed at troubled district municipality

The killing of two council workers at the Amathole district municipality appears to be linked to tender fraud and corruption

South Africans stuck in China are desperate to escape coronavirus ‘prison’

But the department of international relations and co-operation claims they are comfortable and taken care of 

Press Releases

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.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it