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Henrie Geyser: motoring editor

Location:South Africa


Bizcommunity.com motoring editor Henrie Geyser () has worked as a journalist in Cape Town, London and Windhoek for the Argus Company (now Independent Newspapers) and spent 12 years at The Cape Argus in Cape Town. He then owned and ran a public relations consultancy for 13 years. He joined the online publishing industry through iafrica.com, where he worked for five years as news editor and editor. He now freelances for a variety of print and online publications, on the subjects of cars, food and travel, among others; and is a member of the South African Guild of Motoring Journalists.
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Tweaks add to Sportage appeal

Kia has updated its popular Sportage range and smartened it up with bits of fancy make-up, exterior and inside enhancements, engine refinements, transmission changes and cabin comforts that are likely to push up sales, which already stand at more than 9,000 units since it was introduced to the local market three years ago.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 3 Apr 2014 08:50

Magical world of bucket list destinations

After more than 10 years of criss-crossing Southern Africa as the Bush Editor of SA4x4 magazine Patrick Cruywagen has produced a fascinating collection of 150 'must-do-at-least-once-in-your-lifetime' destinations and activities that throws down the gauntlet to everybody with a love for travel and new experiences.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 2 Apr 2014 09:01

Porsche scoops SA Car of the Year title

For the second year in a row German sports car manufacturer Porsche has scooped the coveted South African Car of the Year title with the Cayman S.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 24 Feb 2014 07:54

A mine of hidden gems

Road Tripping South Africa provides some fascinating glimpses of hidden gems tucked away on old familiar routes and destinations, which might come as surprising delights even to seasoned travellers.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 17 Feb 2014 07:40

New vehicles sales slow off the mark

New vehicle sales got off in low gear at the start of 2014 with overall local sales in January of only 53,025 units, which is down more than 6% on the same month the previous year.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 4 Feb 2014 11:39

Blackest festive season in SA history

The Festive Season death toll could be as high as 1,736 with the daily death toll for the period 1 to 30 December 2013 already the highest in history according to driving skills specialist, Rob Handfield-Jones, who has monitored Christmas and Easter death tolls since 2007.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 3 Jan 2014 05:58

Corolla scores one million for Toyota

Toyota South Africa Motors last week celebrated as the one millionth locally produced Corolla rolled of the production line at the company's Prospecton Plant in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 27 Nov 2013 08:26

Guidelines to avoid road accidents

The Festive season is almost upon us and while it a time to be happy and relax with friends and family, it is sadly also the one time of the year when many South African motorists are injured or killed in car accidents, many of which could have been avoided.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 14 Nov 2013 13:21

Battle for SA Car of the Year title

The nine finalists for the coveted title of 2014 South African Car of the Year finalists include no real surprises with German brands once again dominating with four nominations.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 21 Oct 2013 08:11

Motor show crammed with latest exotics

The Johannesburg International Motor Show kicks off this week and thousands of visitors are expected to stream through the exhibition halls of the Johannesburg Expo Centre between 18 and 27 October to view some of the latest and most exciting vehicles yet seen in this country.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 14 Oct 2013 12:13

Strikes cripple vehicle exports

Ongoing strike action at seven major South African vehicle manufacturing plants as well as industrial action in the automotive component industry resulted in a decline of 75.1% in vehicle exports during September.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 2 Oct 2013 06:08

Super small town info guide

Grab a copy of Things to do in a Dorp - a highly informative and entertaining guide to 150 favourite local small towns.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 25 Sep 2013 06:28

Nissan GT-R is ladies' Dream Drive

The scorchingly fast Nissan GT-R super sportscar has won the 'Dream Drives' category in the 2013 Women's Car of the Year (WCOTY) awards.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 28 Aug 2013 07:18

False driving licenses now social problem

Driving licence corruption is no longer just a road safety issue, but a social problem according to the Automobile Association of South Africa (AA).

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 22 Aug 2013 06:11

New vehicle sales accelerate slightly

New vehicle sales have grown steadily in South Africa for the past four years and in July 58,140 vehicles were sold to reflect a year on year growth of 7,5%, although exports dipped by 3,6%.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 2 Aug 2013 11:22

Women of the world choose Fiesta

The Women's World Car of the Year awards are designed primarily to reflect the preferences of women buyers through the ballot box of women motoring writers from around the world - and here's the winner for 2013...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 11 Jul 2013 06:34

GM awards R6bn SA contract

General Motors South Africa (GMSA), in partnership with component manufacturer Tenneco South Africa, has been awarded a R6-billion contract to export catalytic converters to North America.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 28 Jun 2013 09:53

Step carefully when buying a car

The Consumer Protection Act (CPA), which came into effect in April 2008, has far-reaching implications for vehicle buyers, particularly those interested in acquiring a used vehicle, yet there is still a lot of ignorance around with buyers being taken for a ride because they don't know their own rights.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 22 May 2013 09:26

Big jump in new vehicle sales

Local new vehicle sales showed a surprisingly high jump of 19,5% during April with 8,312 more units sold than during the same month last year. Exports also continued to register another strong performance reflecting an improvement of 29,7%.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 6 May 2013 06:28

Boxster crowned SA Car of the Year

The Porsche Boxster has won the coveted title of South African Car of the Year by scoring 40 points more than it nearest contender, the Range Rover Evoque.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 7 Mar 2013 12:52