Pretoria – As the world battles to find ways to avoid the threat of climate change, South Africa says it will also show how vehicles powered by renewable energy could contribute to cutting carbon emissions. [Read more…]
Though there had been other hatchbacks before it (such as the Renault 16TS), the Mazda 323 which was introduced in South Africa in 1977 was the car that popularised hatchbacks here. It was a sensation. [Read more…]
Chevrolet Firenza (HC). 1971–5 (prod. unknown; 100 Can Am). 4-door sedan, 2-door coupé. F/R, 1158, 1256, 2507 cm³ (4 cyl. OHV), 5047 cm³ (V8 OHV). South African development of Vauxhall Viva (HC), with differences in badging and engine range. Range featured a 2·5-litre four, but collectors cherish the Can Am V8, a homologation special with a Chevrolet Camaro engine, built to compete in South African racing and a rival to the Ford Capri Perana, costing R5,800 at a time when the next top Firenza was R2,700.
Just wanted to pay tribute to my faithful Bantam…
She notched 250 000 km the other day and has earned me many times her worth. I am in total awe of her performance these last 5 years. I could tell you a story or 10 of how I’ve had to ‘druk’ her and maybe, just maybe then you would understand the deep sense of pride I have for her. I spend mannnnnny hours in her daily & I am forced to work (‘druk’) her to the max all day…most days. [Read more…]
Incredible to see what the South African advertising agencies are coming with by utilising gender stereo typing and role reversal to deliver a message regarding Toyota Hilux.
Mbombela – Mpumalanga’s first Provincial Road Safety Council will be officially introduced on Friday.
The council is expected to help the national Transport Department raise road safety awareness at grassroots level.
“Through the councils, road safety messages will be able to reach a wider community audience,” said department spokesperson, David Nkambule.
A reduction in road fatalities in Mpumalanga over the festive season, from 205 in 2009/10 to 132 in 2010/11, has been attributed to intensified road safety education as well as traffic law enforcement. [Read more…]