Motoring

The beaten track: Then and now

A stiff breeze blows through the deserted waiting area, the unhinged doors providing an unhindered passageway for Mother Nature to sweep through the desecrated rooms. The eerie silence on the platform is more deafening than the shrill of the train’s horn that would pierce the tranquil Eastern Cape countryside, signalling the carrier’s arrival at the Grahamstown Railway Station.

Fuel prices drop - but watch out for Gaza

While some fuel prices will drop from 6 August, the government has warned that the Israeli-Palestine conflict in Gaza could drive up prices during the following weeks.

Alicedale road hazard

A near disaster involving a fully loaded fuel truck has prompted Alicedale residents to speak out about the poor condition of the MR 476 Road to the N10.

Spectators to win at 2014 Volkswagen Rally

The annual Volkswagen Rally roars into action from Auto Pavilion in Uitenhage on Friday 11 July, finishing at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth on Saturday 12 July.

Hancu versus the road

2600km. Winter. Alone. On the back of a motorbike, thundering through the cattle-piss and burnt plastic, backwaters of the Northern Cape and Free State; tracing the life-story of a friend and subject of my journalism.

Drivers will cough up more at tolls

From Saturday 24 May, if you're heading west for a holiday, you can expect to pay R40 at the Tsitsikamma toll plaza. This is the new toll for a family car the South African National Roads Agency (Sanral) announced last Friday 9 May.

Have you seen the Tuk tuk taxis?

You might have spotted a little yellow taxi on three wheels making its appearance in town. If you have wondered where it has gone to, it is being stored in the garage of owner Paul Greenway.

Gallery: Student car smorgasbord

Each year student cars roll on into town, some so flashy they blind the local residents while others are charmingly vintage. Check out this gallery of students with their cars of all shapes, sizes and attitudes, and learn about the pros and cons of each.

Tread smartly on wet roads

Adequate tread depth is an essential to help motorists avoid aquaplaning. Aquaplaning refers to loss of traction caused by water on the road surface.

Call for action over killer road

Igama Lamakhosikazi Malibongwe (Name of Women Shall be Praised) - a song synonymous with the ANC Women's League, echoed across the Extension 9 hall on Wednesday, as over 300 well-wishers and mourners paid tribute to the late municipal worker, Noluvuyo Siyolise Zawula, who died in a car accident on Monday 3 February.