Dieu-Donné Gameli via  - Motor taxi concept. Picture taken on the route from Larabanga to Mole National Park.
Motorcycles set to become main mode of transport in Africa

The explosion of motorcycles in Africa is projected to escalate to new levels as two-wheelers become the main means of transport for the majority of the continent's population. A new report by US-based consultancy firm TechSci Research shows that motorcycle manufacturers and assemblers are seeking to increase their presence on the continent, where the business is projected to more than double from $4 billion to $9 billion over the next five years.

By Njiraini Muchira 15 hours ago

Classy Megane oozes fun
Classy Megane oozes fun

The new Renault Megane has strutted into South Africa with the cocky confidence of being the most sophisticated and sexiest in this badge-wearer's 21-year history and undoubtedly one of the most attractive cars in its class.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 17 hours ago

Union and retail motor sector to talk wages
Union and retail motor sector to talk wages

Unions and employers in the retail motor sector are expected to meet this week to discuss a revised wage offer that could avert a strike at fuel pumps and some component manufacturers.

By Karl Gernetzky 1 day ago

Ctrack and Highway Heroes campaign to address common misconceptions about truck drivers
Ctrack and Highway Heroes campaign to address common misconceptions about truck drivers

With the second annual Highway Heroes driver campaign currently underway, Ctrack wishes to stress the importance of how this initiative can help change common misconceptions motorists may have about truck drivers' behaviour on our roads.

Issued by Regent 1 day ago

Grab expands self-driving car trial in Singapore
Grab expands self-driving car trial in Singapore

SINGAPORE: Southeast Asia's leading ride-hailing firm Grab on Friday teamed up with a US-based software developer to run a limited public trial of a self-driving car service in Singapore.

1 day ago

Tesla sued in Norway over sluggish cars
Tesla sued in Norway over sluggish cars

OSLO: More than 100 disgruntled Tesla owners in Norway have sued the US automaker because the electric cars don't accelerate as quickly as promised, their lawyers said Wednesday.

23 Sep 2016

Made-in-Nigeria Suzuki to launch in October
Made-in-Nigeria Suzuki to launch in October

Boulos Enterprises Ltd, authorised dealer of Suzuki products in Nigeria, said it will push a made-in-Nigeria Suzuki Super Carry to the Nigerian market next month. According to the organisation, the vehicle will launch with complete vehicle warranty and extended service intervals as the first of the vehicles are expected to be available to order from next month.

By Kingsley Jeremiah 23 Sep 2016

Tyre levy postponed to 2017
Tyre levy postponed to 2017

National Treasury has postponed to 2017 the implementation date of the environmental tyre levy that was meant to come into effect in October 2016.

23 Sep 2016

Ctrack to track 2016 Sasol Solar Challenge
Ctrack to track 2016 Sasol Solar Challenge

Vehicle tracking solutions company Ctrack will be tracking all the teams in the 2016 Sasol Solar Challenge. Ctrack will measure key telematics data and provide full visibility of the 14 participating teams, including the reigning champions, the Nuon Solar team from Delft University in the Netherlands.

23 Sep 2016

Investments integral to effective safety custodianship
Investments integral to effective safety custodianship

South Africa's tyre manufacturing industry, which is spearheaded by local players; Bridgestone, Continental, Goodyear and Sumitomo continues to benefit from ample investment geared towards production processes, however, deeper conversations pertaining to legislation, education and safety processes are necessary in ensuring that the industry in all its spheres preserves the ethos of safety for everyday motorists.

By Nobuzwe Mangcu 22 Sep 2016

Tesla fixes security in Model S after Chinese hack
Tesla fixes security in Model S after Chinese hack

WASHINGTON: A Chinese security team has hacked a Tesla Model S and revealed several vulnerabilities in the luxury electric car, US media reported.

22 Sep 2016

British carmaker McLaren denies talks with Apple
British carmaker McLaren denies talks with Apple

LONDON: British supercar maker McLaren said on Wednesday it was not in talks with Apple about a possible acquisition by the US tech giant, denying a report in the Financial Times. "We can confirm that McLaren is not in discussion with Apple in respect of any potential investment," a spokesman for the company said.

22 Sep 2016

Jasper Hafkamp
Mercedes-Benz South Africa appoints new executive director

Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA) will welcome Jasper Hafkamp as its new executive director for the Regional Centre Southern Africa (RCSA). He will be responsible for Daimler Trucks & Buses (DT&B) in the region.

21 Sep 2016