NEWS Thu, 25 Jul 2024 12:48:27 +0200 | Audi Has A Street-legal 16-cylinder Supercar - And It's 90 Years Old! The Auto Union Silver Arrows are the legendary 1930s Grand Prix race cars, and back in the 1930s, the company planned a street-legal version of the racecar. The operative word was planned, the iconic racecar didn’t make it to production as a street car - until now. The stunning Schnellsportwagen was unveiled at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. In 1933, Auto Union AG commissioned the Stu... Wed, 24 Jul 2024 12:02:42 +0200 | Mattel Releases First Blind Barbie Doll Get ready for more inclusivity as Mattel launches Blind Barbie.Not only is this a historic moment for both toy manufacturers and the blind community, but it’s also a massive step towards more inclusivity for the disabled.Mattel has done their homework as the blind Barbie comes with a white and red cane with a marshmallow tip. She also wears sunglasses on her to provide additional eye protection.... Tue, 23 Jul 2024 21:02:29 +0200 | Elon Musk To Move His Offices Out Of California The tech billionaire Elon Musk is moving his companies from California to Texas.The town identified as the new location for the SpaceX headquarters is Starbase, a company town being built in the southern part of Texas.Musk will be moving X from San Francisco to Austin, Texas.The reason behind the move is the new SAFETY Act signed in by California Governor Gavin Newsom.  The law prohibits scho... Tue, 23 Jul 2024 20:12:14 +0200 | Adidas Apologises For Ad An ad campaign for retro sneakers based on a shoe first released during the 1972 Munich Olympics has caused a major storm in two different parts of the world.Adidas formally apologised for “any upset or distress caused” after pulling the campaign.During the 1972 Munich Olympics, 11 Israeli athletes were murdered by a Palestinian terror group known as Black September. Adidas chose Palestinian-A... Sun, 21 Jul 2024 19:14:58 +0200 | R2 Billion Meth Lab Discovered In Limpopo The South African Police Service (SAPS) has arrested four people after uncovering a massive drug manufacturing lab on a farm just outside Groblersdal. The owner of the farm was also arrested.Two of the people arrested are Mexican nationals. This has added to the workload and pressure around the case.Katlego Mogale, national spokesperson for the Hawks told Reuters the this is the first local case w... Sun, 21 Jul 2024 17:45:56 +0200 | Namibia Announces Visa Requirements For Certain Countries Countries that require Namibians to get visas before entering are in for a surprise. The Namibian government has decided to implement a visa levy for those countries.The change will come into effect in 2025 for more than 30 countries. They include Australia, Canada, France, Ireland, The Netherland and the United Kingdom.Home Affairs, Immigration, Safety and Security deputy minister Lucia Witbooi m... Sun, 21 Jul 2024 17:31:46 +0200 | Massive Tech Outage Causes Chaos A worldwide tech outage caused major problems in various sectors. The blackout was traced back to a cybersecurity firm call CrowdStrike. System problems caused companies like global shipping giant FedEx to miss deliveries as their systems crashed.The outage was also the reason why hundreds of flights across the world were unable to take off. The backlog of getting flights to take off and the fligh... Sun, 21 Jul 2024 17:28:49 +0200 | Paris Mayor Swims In Seine As Proof It’s Ready The French capital’s mayor, Anne Hidalgo, has kept her promise to prove that the River Seine is ready to host the triathlon events.The famous Parisian river has been in the spotlight after it had to undergo a vigorous cleaning exercise. For hundreds of years, it’s been illegal to swim the Seine. Those who did were fined.Now, the city of Paris has managed to clean up the river so that it’s re... Thu, 18 Jul 2024 20:03:11 +0200 | Is The Maserati Mxc Pergusa The Best Mansory Build To Date? Mansory is that mad company responsible for some of the most over-the-top aftermarket body kits and makeovers, even their more subtle options are amazing because of the high quality of the components they produce and the work they carry out. It wasn’t too long ago that the company showed off an upgrade kit for the ultra-cool Maserati MC20, and that one was called the First Edition and it’s a p... Wed, 17 Jul 2024 17:47:33 +0200 | Free Lunch Offered By City Of Copenhagen If you’re travelling through the city of Copenhagen and you’re too broke to buy lunch, the city might have your back.If a free lunch isn’t exactly what you’re after, you could choose between a kayak tour, museum entrance or many other activities.The Danish capital has decided to embrace tourists visiting their city by encouraging sustainable behaviour from visitors by “showing proof of g... Tue, 16 Jul 2024 19:49:05 +0200 | Rarest Whale In The World Washes Up On Nz Beach A spade-toothed whale, the world’s rarest whale, has washed up on a beach in New Zealand.This type of whale is so rare that it has never been seen alive. Luckily, experts were able to determine its identity from its colour patterns and the shape of its skull, beak and teeth.Local officials were informed that the whale had been washed ashore. The incident took place at the mouth of the Taiari Riv... Tue, 16 Jul 2024 19:45:05 +0200 | You Can Now Have The Iconic Mclaren P1 As A Lego Technic Kit - Much Want! We’ve shown you quite a few awesome LEGO kits, some affordable and some costing more money than a good SARS return, but we’ve never mentioned anything about the company behind the kits. Before we get to their latest kit that we’d bite someone in the face for, here’s a bit about these legendary building blocks. This isn’t just any story; this is LEGO’s story and the tale starts in the q... Tue, 16 Jul 2024 13:35:54 +0200 | Subaru's Project Midnight Is The Boxer Beast That Took A Fos 2nd. Subaru Motorsports created Project Midnight, the quickest and fastest ever WRX, and the intent was to have it compete at the Goodwood Festival of Speed and take home the fastest time up the picturesque English hill and also to try and kick ass wherever the car is seen in action. Building on the legendary "Airslayer" Gymkhana car's success, Project Midnight raises the bar with one clear goal: unadu... Mon, 15 Jul 2024 14:21:04 +0200 | The Overall Winner Of The Goodwood Fos Shootout Is The Electric, 2,000hp Ford Supervan 4.2. The original Ford Supervan was first seen at Brands Hatch in 1971 and was based on a 3rd-generation Ford Transit, but inside it was completely custom with a full cage and a 5.0-litre V8 sourced from the GT40 that was mated to a 4-speed transmission and all 435 horses was directed at oversized rear rubber. The van's looks garnered worldwide attention because it was awesome, appealing to race fans a... Mon, 15 Jul 2024 10:51:02 +0200 | Trump Injured During Assassination Attempt Former US President Donald Trump was injured during an assassination attempt. The incident took place on Saturday during a rally in Pennsylvania.The shooter has been identified as 20-year-old Thomas Matthew Crooks, a local in the area.Crooks was shot and killed by the Secret Service while he was lying on top of a building rooftop just outside the rally.One attendee also died while two other attend... Sun, 14 Jul 2024 17:42:09 +0200 | Greece Introduces 6-day Work Week While the world is flirting with the idea of a 4-day work week, Greece is going in the exact opposite direction.The idea behind the extended work week? A bid to kick-start the country’s economy that’s still struggling to bounce back after Europe’s worst financial crisis in decades.The Greek government has announced the new six-day work week will fall under an employment law named Law 5053/20... Sun, 14 Jul 2024 17:36:34 +0200 | It's That Goodwood Festival Of Speed Time Of The Year! The Goodwood Festival of Speed was first held in 1993. It was initiated by Charles Gordon-Lennox, known as the Earl of March at the time, later becoming the Duke of Richmond. The Earl wanted to revive motorsport at Goodwood House, which had a rich history of motor racing dating back to the mid-20th century. The original Goodwood Circuit had been closed since 1966, so the Festival of Speed provided... Fri, 12 Jul 2024 10:34:36 +0200 | Western Cape Considers Declaring State Of Disaster The Western Cape has been battered by severe weather over the past few days and it seems as if the worst is yet to come.This has led to the Western Cape government considering declaring a state of disaster.Premier Alan Winde said, “A state of disaster is obviously something we will look at, but we’re in the middle of the crisis. We have to first assess it, and we will do that as soon we can”... Thu, 11 Jul 2024 20:37:21 +0200 | Ireland Hits Sa With Visa Requirement The list of countries South Africans can visit without having to get a visa is getting shorter by the minute.In a shock twist, Ireland has now added South Africa to the list of countries who need visas to visit. And its coming at a cost.For South Africans wanting to visit the Republic of Ireland, a single-entry visa will cost R1,200. A multi-entry visa will cost R2,000.The news was announced by th... Wed, 10 Jul 2024 21:19:50 +0200 | One Fast Move - A Racing Tale For Fans Of Superbikes - And It's Not B Grade. You have to be super confident when you set out to make a movie about cars or bikes because car people are some of the most critical moviegoers. Even watching TV shows where you see any cars nailing it up the road, car people will comment on the car’s tone, the revs vs speed, the number of gear shifts and how a basic police car should never be able to keep up with a twin-turbocharged Lamborghini... Wed, 10 Jul 2024 07:57:57 +0200 | Protestors In Barcelona Spray Tourists With Water Mass tourism has been put under the spotlight in the Spanish city of Barcelona as protestors sprayed visitors with water.Areas popular with tourists were the centre of attention over the weekend as the demonstrators chanted “Tourists go home” while spraying them with water guns.Some carried posters saying “Barcelona is not for sale”.The protests come amid locals in Barcelona complaining th... Tue, 09 Jul 2024 20:24:37 +0200 | Napoleon’s Pistols Sold For R32 Million Two pistols that once belonged to Napoleon Bonaparte have sold at auction for a whopping R32.4 million.The weapons, inlaid with silver and gold, were expected to reach around R28 million. The pistols also feature an engraved image of Napoleon himself in profile.The venue of the auction was quite ironic as it was held at Osenat Auction House, right next to the Fontainebleau Palace where the French ... Mon, 08 Jul 2024 20:53:15 +0200 | The All-new Koenigsegg Ghost Gleam Has Arrived! If you’re into supercars and hypers and the like, you’ll no doubt be one of those people who will answer motoring trivia questions instantly, and you’ll probably know all about the logo the company uses on all its cars. To gain valuable trivia knowledge, read on. The well-known ghost logo used by Swedish niche automaker Koenigsegg has an interesting origin story that ties back to the locatio... Mon, 08 Jul 2024 16:21:26 +0200 | The Modern Interpretation Of The Iconic Renault 5, The Alpine A290, Debuts At Fos. In a symphony of heritage and innovation, Alpine is rolling into the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2024, and it's bringing a brilliant and interesting lineup that spans the golden days of motorsport to the cutting-edge future of electric performance. First on the docket is the UK dynamic debut of the Alpine A290 – the brand’s first foray into the electric sports car arena. This isn’t just anoth... Mon, 08 Jul 2024 15:32:54 +0200 | A 2nd Hand Ferrari Laferrari Is Worth A Mere R80 Million - Want One? The Ferrari LaFerrari has a weird repeated name, but it’s a whole lot more than that, as you’d expect. The special Ferraris was unveiled at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show and it was built to represent the pinnacle of Ferrari's technological innovation and design prowess. This was 11 years ago and it was the first hybrid supercar from the Italian automaker. The LaFerrari was born from Ferrari's des... Mon, 08 Jul 2024 11:34:49 +0200 | Starmer Is Britain’s New Prime Minister Labour leader Keir Starmer has become Britain’s 58th prime minister.His party won in a landslide and ironically just shy of the massive landslide by Tony Blair in the 1997 election.Starmer’s triumph meant that Conservative leader and former prime minister Rishi Sunak had to resign.On Friday, Sunak and his wife Akshata got into the armoured Jaguar and headed to Buckingham Palace to resign ... Sun, 07 Jul 2024 16:58:40 +0200 | South Africa Named Friendliest Country In The World Congrats to us! According to results from a new survey conducted by US-based payments group Remitly, South Africa is the friendliest country in the world.The Big 5 Personality Test required 3,000 participants worldwide to answer a series of questions.The test looked at five key personality traits namely agreeableness, extraversion, neuroticism, openness, and conscientiousness.According to Remitly,... Sun, 07 Jul 2024 16:53:53 +0200 | Weather Warnings For South Africa Brace yourselves, the big winter chill is here. The South African Weather Service (SAWS) has issued several weather warnings including snow, very wet, cold and windy conditions for most parts of the country.With the very windy conditions come extremely high fire conditions over Free State, eastern parts of Northern Cape, western parts of North West Province, Eastern Cape, south-western parts of Kw... Sun, 07 Jul 2024 16:52:19 +0200 | Amalgam's One-off Ferrari 296 Gtb Model Costs Almost R400,000. Model cars are great, they’re a way for many of us to own cars that we’d never normally have access to. Sure, they can’t be driven or shown off down at the car meet, but they can still make us feel cool. The earliest scale model cars were often handmade by craftsmen and were typically made of wood or metal. These models were not just toys but also promotional items used by car manufacturers ... Fri, 05 Jul 2024 11:34:09 +0200 | It's Happened - Jcw Goes Ev, Will Debut At Fos Soon. The partnership between John Cooper Works and Mini has been a longstanding and iconic one. John Cooper, a renowned British car designer and builder, was instrumental in developing Formula One cars that won championships during the 1950s and 1960s. His talent for creating small, agile, and powerful vehicles made him a perfect match for Mini. Initially, John Cooper teamed up with the British Motor C... Thu, 04 Jul 2024 07:41:02 +0200 | For Sale: Wendler-restored 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder That Hasn't Driven Since The 90s. Back in the day (it sucks that I’m old enough to say that now) the circle of friends I was in overlapped with a different circle of friends and at some or other excuse for a party, the subject of cars came up. When it was clear I had a bit more than an obsession with them I was told there’s a cool car in the garage if I wanted to see it. It turns out the car was a Porsche 550 Spyder and it was... Wed, 03 Jul 2024 15:18:28 +0200 | The Ultimate Aircooled Porsche - The 911 Type 993 - Can Be Yours For R30 Mil. You either love Porsche, or you hate Porsche. This here writer loves them, all of them, even the weird-looking ones like the 944. Modern Porsches are amazing with their sublime twin-turbocharged powerplants and PDK transmissions, the ones at the top of the model range are pure automotive porn, but they’re not the best Porsches to come out of Zuffenhausen. There are a couple of older Porsches tha... Wed, 03 Jul 2024 10:12:22 +0200 | The 1,600 Hp Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut Sets Another Mind-blowing Speed Record! Koenigsegg may be a small, independent concern with small production runs on its cars, but that’s ok when you don’t produce sportscars or supercars and you specialise in hypercars.  that’s run by a man who is clearly a genius. Founder Christian von Koenigsegg has a brilliant mind and is responsible for many amazing technical innovations on his cars. They’re always amazing-looking thin... Tue, 02 Jul 2024 11:59:53 +0200 | Toyota's Gr Racecars Doing The Things At Aldo Scribante Raceway For The National Extreme Festival The National Extreme Festival returned to the Aldo Scribante Raceway in Gqeberha for Round 4 of the 2024 South African Touring Car Championship (SATC) this past weekend. Spectators were treated to an exhilarating display of motorsport as TGRSA competed fiercely across both the SATC and SupaCup Championships. The SATC races provided plenty of action, starting with a highly competitive qualifying se... Tue, 02 Jul 2024 11:12:58 +0200 | We Love All The Audi R8 Models Ever Created - Now We Can See Which One's Fastest In A Drag Race! As a lifelong VAG fan, the most aspirational car ever produced by the clever engineers at the Ingolstadt head office of Audi AG just has to be the Audi R8. It's the range-topper of performance Audis and even shares components with a Lamborghini or two, over the years the car evolved from an awesome roaring V8 powerplant to a more aurally pleasing V10 lump that sings the song of my people. Even tho... Tue, 02 Jul 2024 10:35:43 +0200 | Earthquake Hits Joburg A magnitude 3 earthquake could be felt across certain parts of Johannesburg on Saturday night. The seismic activity could be felt at 20:25 in areas including Roodepoort, Weltevreden Park, Auckland Park, Kensington, Midrand, Soweto and Turffontein.So far, no casualties or damage have been reported and the City of Johannesburg Emergency Management Services confirmed this.Volcano Discovery said that ... Sun, 30 Jun 2024 20:04:30 +0200 | Metropolitan And Uber Offering Free Rides To Job Seekers The unemployment rates among young people in South Africa is rising and it’s something Metropolitan and Uber would like to eliminate. That’s why they’ve launched the Job Seekers Initiative.According to Stats SA, 45.5% of young people aged between 15 and 34 are unemployed.Through the Job Seekers Initiative, job seekers between the ages of 18 and 35 can get free rides when they’re going to i... Sun, 30 Jun 2024 19:40:22 +0200 | Fishermen Die After Drinking From Bottles Found At Sea Four Sri Lankan men have died after drinking liquid from bottles they found at sea. Two other are critically ill in hospital.The bottles were floating 320 nautical miles from Tangalle on the southern coast of the island.It’s believed the men thought the bottles contained alcohol.The Sri Lanka Navy feared that the men won’t make it to shore on time and started to treat them on board. The Devon,... Sun, 30 Jun 2024 19:30:09 +0200 | Electrogenic Brings The Classic Delorean Dmc-12 Kit Back To The Future With A Drop-in Ev Powerplant. Once upon a time in the sleepy town of Hill Valley, a mad scientist named Doc Brown had a wild idea: what if you could turn a sports car into a time machine? And not just any sports car, but the sleek, stainless steel DeLorean DMC-12. Why? Because if you’re going to build a time machine into a car, why not do it with some style? So the adventure begins with a teenage hero, the lovable Marty McFl... Fri, 28 Jun 2024 11:12:35 +0200 | Two Possible Interest Rate Hikes Before The End Of The Year If Standard Bank’s words are to come true, the South Africa Reserve Bank could be cutting the interest rate twice before the end of 2024.Standard Bank bases these predictions on May’s election and the successful outcome it produced. There’s no denying that consumers are struggling to keep up with payments as interest rates are high.It’s believed the cut will provide a much-needed financial... Thu, 27 Jun 2024 16:00:04 +0200 | National Health Lab Confirms Cyber Attack A security breach caused the National Health Laboratory Service’s (NHLS) IT systems and infrastructure to be compromised.The NHLS confirmed that the cyber attack took place on Saturday morning and that it's working to rectify the problem.Mzi Gcukumana, the NHLS’s communication, marketing and PR officer confirmed that no patient data has been affected.“Preliminary investigation suggests that ... Thu, 27 Jun 2024 15:48:13 +0200 | Julian Assange Released From Prison Former WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has left Britain. This was announced by Wikileaks on X with a post “Julian Assange is free”.He was detained in Britain for five years with fears of being extradited to the United States after he revealed top-secret military secrets about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.In 2010, Assange published hundreds of thousands of secret United States documents as... Tue, 25 Jun 2024 20:31:51 +0200 | Janet Jackson Heading To South Africa Music icon Janet Jackson is heading to South Africa. The star will perform at this year’s DStv Delicious International Food and Music Festival. The festival is set to return for its 11th edition.Recently, Jackson’s return to the stage has been very triumphant. She recently performed in Miami and Los Angeles to critical acclaim.Her Together Again Tour kicked off only a few months ago.The 5... Tue, 25 Jun 2024 20:02:09 +0200 | The 2024 Pikes Peak International Hillclimb Winner Is The Ford F-150 Lightning Ev Demonstrator! The more we see the performance results of electric vehicles, the more the realisation sets in that ICE cars have a limited time left on this planet. One of the biggest issues we see from the online complaints about EVs is that they have no soul compared to their petrol-fed counterparts, but we think that the soul they’re talking about is more linked to the soundtrack than anything else. For som... Tue, 25 Jun 2024 10:19:51 +0200 | Blitzboks In Tough Pool For Paris Olympics The pools for the Paris Olympics 2024 have been revealed by World Rugby.The men’s rugby sevens competition will take place from 24 to 27 July followed by their female counterparts participating from 28 to 30 July.There will be 12 men’s and 12 women’s teams competing among three pools of four teams each. The countries were chosen based on their rankings due to their performances over the last... Tue, 25 Jun 2024 05:38:02 +0200 | Seven-hour Power Outage Planned In Tshwane Pretoria, brace yourself for a massive seven-hour-long power outage today.Eskom announced that the planned maintenance of the distribution board will mean that some parts of the capital city will be without power.The maintenance is scheduled from 09:00 to 16:00.In a statement, Eskom said the maintenance is essential.“The power outage will affect customers in Ga Rankuwa Ext 24, Kgalabatsane area ... Tue, 25 Jun 2024 05:22:29 +0200 | Idle Drive 2 Unite Was A Great Success! From the crew that brings us the annual Idle Auto Fest comes an amazing initiative to help those less fortunate. Idle DRIVE 2 UNITE was the brainchild of Idle Auto Fest’s organiser’s 16-year-old ambassador and daughter, Tiamara Andrew. It was a charity event run by Blessing Lives (NPO 295-038, a section 18A-approved organisation with PBO 930080855 status) and the aim was to collect sanitary pa... Mon, 24 Jun 2024 14:27:39 +0200 | The New Audi Rs3 Is Fast - Nürburgring Class Record Fast! Back in 1992 Woody Harrelson and Wesley Snipes starred in one of the coolest basketball movies of all time - White Men Can’t Jump. In street basketball, it’s all about dunking on your opponent, and it was always a running joke that the white guys in the sport couldn’t dunk. The movie was about more than just jumping though, but the name has always stuck as a phrase to use when white guys mes... Mon, 24 Jun 2024 08:46:57 +0200 | Nasa Sued After Space Debris Falls On Home With an increase in spatial traffic comes the problem of more space trash falling from the sky.The North American Space Agency (NASA) is being sued by a family in the state of Florida after debris fell from space and right through the roof of their home.The object weighed only 700 grams but due to the high speed it was travelling, it made a hole in the roof when it fell down.It’s been confirmed ... Sun, 23 Jun 2024 19:41:06 +0200 | E-hailing Laws Changed In Sa Amendments to the National Land Transport Act have been signed into law by President Cyril Ramaphosa.The amendments will allow e-haling drivers, including those working for apps like Uber and Bolt, to apply for operating licences like any other form of public transport service in South Africa.From now on, e-haling apps won’t be required to use charter permits and meter taxi operating licences.Th... Sun, 23 Jun 2024 19:38:47 +0200 | The Cannonball Run Movie And The Lamborghini Countach Lp 400 S Celebrate A Milestone Anniversary. In 1981 when the cult classic film The Cannonball Run was released, this here writer was just 3 years old, but weirdly I remember the movie. I’m not sure if I watched it when I was 3, or if I saw it a few years later, I don’t have any family left that can tell me. What I do know is that I watched the movie multiple times and it started a fascination with cars and speed. The movie stood the tes... Fri, 21 Jun 2024 11:06:08 +0200 | The World Famous Gs Trophy Competition Results In A New Bmw R 1300 Gs Trophy Competition Bike When a total of 22 national teams - comprising six women's and 16 men's teams - featuring an impressive contingent of 60 riders, gather to vie for the coveted trophy at the BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy 2024 Namibia from 15 to 20 September 2024, they will find themselves equipped with a remarkable machine: the BMW R 1300 GS Trophy Competition Bike. This specially developed bike, tailored ex... Fri, 21 Jun 2024 09:32:11 +0200 | New Smoking Laws For Sa If the Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Control Bill is passed by the new government, South Africa is set to embrace new smoking laws.According to Jeanette Hunter, the Department of Health’s Deputy Director of General Primary Healthcare, there’s been an increase in the use of hookah, e-cigarettes, and vapes especially among young people.“Studies have highlighted health risks ... Thu, 20 Jun 2024 19:50:17 +0200 | Ship Carrying 8000 Cars Stuck In Pe It’s believed about 8,000 VW Polos, Caddys and Ford Rangers had to be unloaded after the ship the cars were carried on was damaged by weather.Inclement weather caused damage so bad that the ship is now moored at the Port of Port Elizabeth.A spokesperson for the Eastern Cape Maritime Business Chamber said that the ship was hit by high winds and storms while out at sea.“The current understanding... Thu, 20 Jun 2024 19:28:46 +0200 | The Mcmurtry Spéirling Heads To Hockenheim - Shatters Closed Wheel Track Record. When the McMurtry Spéirling was revealed to the public around two years ago, it immediately captured the hearts of motorsport fans around the world. Even with it being an electric car, it seemed to not matter thanks to its compact dimensions. It’s like a small and fast car is allowed to be electric, like a toy. It’s far from a toy though, it’s one of the featest cars on the planet and it ma... Thu, 20 Jun 2024 15:50:25 +0200 | Ford's F-150 Lightning Ev Demonstrator Hope To Shatter Ford's Own Pikes Peak Ev Record. The famous Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is one of the world’s most iconic motorsport events, known as the Race to the Clouds because the summit of Pikes Peak is 4 302 m high. It is 20 km long with 156 turns, many of those with sheer drops that mean big trouble if you mess up. There’s worldwide coverage of Pikes Peak and to capitalise many OEMs create their own purpose-built cars to tack... Thu, 20 Jun 2024 07:17:27 +0200 | Stonehenge Covered In Orange Powder By Protesters Two people have been arrested on suspicion of damaging Stonehenge, the 5,000-year-old landmark in Wiltshire, England on Wednesday.The protestors who were arrested were 21-year-old Niamh Lynch and 73-year-old Rajan Naidu.The incident took place a day before the Summer Solstice celebrations is set to be held at the monument.The protesters claimed that they were part of Just Stop Oil and said that th... Wed, 19 Jun 2024 21:46:41 +0200 | Ac Schnitzer Releases Tasty New Additions For The Toyota Gr Supra If you’re like me, you grew up associating the iconic aftermarket tuning company AC Schnitzer with all things BMW, but the company does dabble in other brands. One of those makes perfect sense too, you can get AC Schnitzer bits for Toyota’s GR Supra. Clearly there’s a link in play thanks to the ridiculously-popular Supra being powered by a BMW engine. AC Schnitzer has been fiddling with BMWs... Wed, 19 Jun 2024 06:30:47 +0200 | Live Nation, Parent Company Of Ticketmaster, Suffers Major Data Breach. Live Nation, the parent company of Ticketmaster has confirmed that it has suffered a big data breach.This is due to a breach of the Snowflake cloud database where many companies like Live Nation store their data on servers.Live Nation is an international company with a Ticketmaster arm in South Africa. It declined to confirm or deny whether its South African offices also felt the impact of the bre... Tue, 18 Jun 2024 20:13:10 +0200 | Ticketmaster Falls Victim To Massive Data Breach Live Nation, the parent company of Ticketmaster has confirmed that it has suffered a big data breach.This is due to a breach of the Snowflake cloud database where many companies like Live Nation store their data on servers.Live Nation is an international company with a Ticketmaster arm in South Africa. It declined to confirm or deny whether its South African offices also felt the impact of the bre... Tue, 18 Jun 2024 19:57:55 +0200 | Stellenbosch University To Close Wilgenhof Wilgenhof Residence’s doors will be closed permanently at the end of the 2024 academic year. This was announced by Stellenbosch University after a panel consisting of the university’s Deputy Registrar of Governance, Ethics and Compliance; an advocate; and a former university executive made the suggestion.This comes after the residence made headlines in January when items and messages relating ... Mon, 17 Jun 2024 18:24:28 +0200 | Health Department Warns Against High Number Of Rsv Infections The National Department of Health has warned parents to be take precautionary steps following a sudden increase in Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) infections across the country.A primary school in the Western Cape recently made headlines when it circulated a letter to parents asking children to wear face masks at school.The letter was issued by Heideveld Primary School and also shared on their s... Mon, 17 Jun 2024 15:08:47 +0200 | Maldives Bans Visas For Israeli Passport Holders President Mohamed Muizzu has announced that the Indian Ocean archipelago nation has implemented “a ban on Israeli passports”.A statement released by a spokesperson for the President didn’t give any details regarding a date of when the new law will take effect.The Muslim nation has been vocal in its support for Palestine over the war in Gaza.In 2023, almost 11,000 Israelis visited the Maldive... Mon, 17 Jun 2024 14:57:37 +0200 | Dark And Lovely Shampoo Recalled The National Consumer Commission has recalled Dark And Lovely’s Moisture Plus relaxer kits. Both the Regular and Super options were recalled.Another product from the same range that’s also been recalled is the Dark and Lovely anti breakage kit.The reason for the recalling has been identified. According to the Commission, the shampoo contains traces of bacteria, which could lead to scalp infect... Mon, 17 Jun 2024 14:44:50 +0200 | Media24 Closes Most Of Its Newspapers It’s been hailed the end of an era when Media24 announced that it has started the ball rolling on closing most of its mainstream print publications.The list of publications to close in October, include City Press, Rapport, Beeld, and Daily Sun.Local news reports have suggested that the only print publication that forms part of the Media24 that will remain is Die Burger. Die Burger is the only ma... Mon, 17 Jun 2024 14:34:02 +0200 | The Volkswagen Club Of Sa's Annual Dubrun Takes Place This Weekend - Here's What It's About. The Volkswagen Club of SA’s annual DubRun starts today. Here’s a bit about it. The VWCSA has been around since forever, this here SXdrv staffer has been popping by their events since the late 90s. The club hosts loads of cool events but the top event that many members look forward to is the annual DubRun. As the name suggests, it involves Dubs and a Run - the Dub come in the form of a bunch of... Thu, 13 Jun 2024 17:34:44 +0200 | Ultra-rare 1 Of 20 Lamborghini Centenario Roadster Heads To Auction At Bonmont The Lamborghini Centenario Roadster is a stunning slice piece of automotive engineering and design and it has to be one of the best-looking modern Lamborghinis created to date. In Italian supercar collector circles, it’s one of those cars that’s the equivalent of the Holy Grail, and the limited numbers and the fact that the cars are so damn awesome means they very rarely come up for sale. When... Thu, 13 Jun 2024 16:16:40 +0200 | Bmw And Puma Have Another Clothing Range Inspired By A 70s Racecar. BMW Motorsport and PUMA have had many collaborations in the past creating some amazing clothing and shoes that all the larney BMW owners like to wear. There’s nothing as attractive to the opposite sex (or even the same sex, sexless, and all other pronouns) as someone climbing out of their M4 wearing their best Puma BMW shoes while puffing on a lemon cheesecake vape, and so this collaboration con... Thu, 13 Jun 2024 09:34:09 +0200 | Missing Pet Delays Flight In China A miniature pet possum caused havoc on board a China Eastern Airlines flight and caused the passengers to disembark.The flight from Shanghai to Jinan was delayed because a passenger “violated the regulations and took a pet sugar glider on board the plane”, a statement released by Shanghai Police International Airport branch said.The miniature pet possum looks a lot like a flying squirrel. It b... Thu, 13 Jun 2024 07:46:50 +0200 | Temu And Shein Orders To Face Big Tax Increase Ordering items from fast fashion online retailers has become the norm. Platforms like Temu and Shein offer mostly clothing items at a fraction of the price and local consumers are loving it.Now, from 1 July all clothing parcels will face an import duty of 45% VAT.The change is due to local clothing retailers and stakeholders in the textile industry accusing the two famous Chinese companies of expl... Tue, 11 Jun 2024 20:44:42 +0200 | Sars Implements Medical Tax Changes The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has implemented medical aid tax changes. The state-owned enterprise said the aim of the changes is to make it easier to submit data and reduce audits for taxpayers with more complex medical claims.The changes are mainly connected to the data required to be submitted by medical aid schemes.According to BusinessTech, the changes include:·   &n... Tue, 11 Jun 2024 20:30:04 +0200 | 12-year-old Rescues Neighbour It was just another Saturday afternoon for Ruaan van Rhyn when he heard a scream that would change his life.Ruaan was standing in the kitchen with his mom after playing rugby that morning. He “heard some kind of scream”.At first, he wasn’t sure what it was. “I stayed quiet and listened to where the sound was coming from, and if it was someone screaming.”The second time the screaming was ... Mon, 10 Jun 2024 20:44:49 +0200 | Man Loses Ring In Ballot Box While Voting A 36-year-old man from Pretoria lost his wedding ring in a ballot box while voting on Wednesday.Johan Hamman told News24 that the ballot box was already very full when he tried to cram his three ballots into the box. He voted at the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) voting station at Hoërskool Waterkloof.When he got his hand out, he realised that his wedding ring was missing. He immediately ... Mon, 10 Jun 2024 20:39:40 +0200 | China Lands On The Far Side Of The Moon China is on the path to retrieve the world’s first rock and soil samples only found on the dark lunar hemisphere.The spacecraft, the Chang’e-6, had no crew onboard but is equipped with a massive amount of tools and its own launcher.The area where it touched down is called the South Pole-Aitken Basin. No other country has been able to reach this area.The China National Space Administration conf... Mon, 10 Jun 2024 20:34:22 +0200 | Ford’s Attack Pikes Peak Is An Ev In The Form Of The Brutish F-150 Lightning Supertruck Demonstrator The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is one of the world’s most prestigious motorsport events, which is what usually happens to a race when it’s been around for 108 years, kicking off in 1916. It’s one of the oldest events in competitive racing, one of the toughest to compete in, as well as one of the most dangerous. It’s known as the race to the clouds because it’s a proper hillclimb... Tue, 04 Jun 2024 14:04:46 +0200 | Melinda Gates Donates $1 Billion Melinda French Gates has announced that she has committed to donate $1 billion to women’s causes around the world.The news was announced in a New York Times guest essay of which Gates was the author.In the essay, gates said she felt compelled to support US reproductive rights following the US Supreme Court’s decision to take away women’s right to have an abortion.$200 million of the donation... Wed, 29 May 2024 14:18:43 +0200 | The Bmw R20 Concept Is The Big Boxter Roadster We Added To Our 2-wheel Wish List. At the picturesque Villa d'Este at Lake Como, BMW Motorrad unveiled its latest design masterpiece: the BMW R20 concept - and it’s a stunner of a bike with both modern and classic vibes, just the way we like it. The BMW R20 celebrates the highest craftsmanship and is the epitome of expressive and cool design, refined right down to the very last detail. As part of the renowned Concorso d'Eleganza ... Tue, 28 May 2024 11:01:02 +0200 | California Builds World’s Largest Wildlife Bridge It’s a highway that moves more than 300,000 cars from one side of Los Angeles to the other side of the city. It’s known as the highway from hell because of its massive amount of traffic every day.Now, local authorities are doing what they can to connect the vibrant natural ecosystem of coastal scrub and oak trees separated by the highway. The massive infrastructure project hopes to connect the... Mon, 27 May 2024 21:30:30 +0200 | Thousands Feared Dead After Massive Landslide In Papua New Guinea More than 2,000 people are believed to have died after a massive landslide hit a village in Papua New Guinea. The incident took place during the early hours of Friday morning in the country’s Enga province.The village that has been struck is in a mountainous area.A government agency has said the landslide struck like “an exploding bomb” catching the villagers off guard.Over the weekend, the ... Mon, 27 May 2024 21:12:45 +0200 | Woolworths Recalls Country Road Mugs If you’ve got a Country Road mug that “unexpectedly breaks” when you pour hot liquid into it, you’re about to get refunded.That’s because Woolworths has recalled four Country Road mug lines. The specific versions of the Country Road Two-Tone DEMM Mug range are the Lilac, Dark Olive, Sapphire, and Bermuda.The group said in a statement that customers are asked to return the mugs to any Woo... Sun, 26 May 2024 20:10:50 +0200 | Sa Wins Best Cognac In The World Move over French cognac lovers, there’s a new favourite in town.Van Ryn’s 15-year-old potstill brandy was recently awarded the World’s Best Wine Brandy. This wasn’t the first time that this proudly South African distillery was awarded with the prestigious recognition.The World Drinks Awards take place annually and celebrate the very best in the global drinks industry. The brandies are judg... Sun, 26 May 2024 20:01:16 +0200 | Fire At Entertainment Venue In India Kills 24 A fire that broke out in a family entertainment venue in India has killed at least 24 people. Among the victims are several children.The TRP game zone is located in western India’s Gujarat state in the Rajkot district.Local mayor Nyana Pedhadiya said the death toll is expected to rise.“Our focus is on rescue operations and saving lives. We will ensure strict action is taken against the people ... Sun, 26 May 2024 10:24:38 +0200 | Four Dead After Building Collapse In Majorca A two-storey restaurant collapsed on the Spanish island of Majorca on Thursday night leaving four people dead and 16 injured.The Medusa Beach Club is located in the capital Palma de Mallorca.The incident happened at around 20:30 local time.Reports suggest that people on the ground floor fell into the basement below where customers and staff were crushed. Police say the area caved in because of the... Fri, 24 May 2024 14:05:45 +0200 | Volkswagen Will Reveal The New Gti Clubsport At The 24 Hours Of Nürburgring - And A Trio Of Vws Will Be Competing Too. The countdown for Germany’s largest motorsport event has started: the legendary ADAC 24-hour race will start at the Nürburgring on 1 June, and they’re expecting over 200,000 spectators. This time around there’s a little bit of a difference because the event will also be the stage for the most successful European car of all time: the iconic Volkswagen Golf. With this being the 50th year of t... Fri, 24 May 2024 10:23:16 +0200 | Sa Wins Gold At Chelsea Flower Show After not being able to enter for a few years due to a lack of funding, South Africa has yet again won gold at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in London.Thanks to Cape Flora SA, South Africa was able to send a team to this year’s show.The gold medal was awarded to floral artist and horticulturist Leon Kluge who was responsible for the exquisite flora display.In the 43 years that we’ve entered, Sou... Thu, 23 May 2024 18:39:52 +0200 | One Person Dead After Plane Turbulence More than 140 people have been injured and one person has died after heavy turbulence during a flight between London and Singapore on Wednesday.The Singapore Airlines flight had to divert to Bangkok for an emergency landing after passengers and crew members were flown around the cabin. Some people were slammed into the ceiling.There are currently 20 people still in intensive care in Bangkok’s Sa... Thu, 23 May 2024 18:14:18 +0200 | Two Of Gordon Murray's Awesome Creation Directly Compared - The Og Mclaren F1 And The New Gma T.50 When it comes to McLaren, especially that iconic McLaren F1 car from the 90s, South Africans have a proper soft spot for them. There’s a good enough reason for it too, that car that is regarded as one of the most amazing cars of all time was penned by a South African - Gordon Murray. It’s a fact that most motoring fanatics are aware of, but the older we get, the more people seem to forget the ... Wed, 22 May 2024 15:07:46 +0200 | Toyota Gazoo Racing Sa Heads To Northern Kzn To Tackle The Vryheid 400. Toyota Gazoo Racing South Africa is gearing up for the second round of the 2024 South African Rally-Raid Championship, or the SARRC if you prefer. This second round is the PS Laser ProMac Vryheid 400 and it's set to take place on the weekend of the 24 and 25 May in the Vryheid area of Northern KwaZulu-Natal. This inaugural event will provide competitors with another chance to score valuable points... Wed, 22 May 2024 13:06:06 +0200 | Mclaren Creates Stunning Ayrton Senna Tribute Cars For The 2024 Monaco Grand Prix - And One Will Be Racing! McLaren is marking 30 years of Ayrton Senna’s incredible performance legacy with a powerful and emotional tribute that visually represents the vibrant personality he had as well as his outlook on life, not to mention his three Formula 1 World Championship titles and five Monaco Grand Prix victories with McLaren. A parallel with the one-off livery for the MCL38 Formula 1 cars which will be driven... Wed, 22 May 2024 10:10:20 +0200 | The 20th Bmw Art Car Revealed - And It Will Be Piloted By Sheldon Van Der Linde At Le Mans. The 20th BMW Art Car celebrated its world premiere on Tuesday evening at the Centre Pompidou in the French capital, Paris. The internationally renowned New York artist Julie Mehretu designed the #20 BMW M Hybrid V8, which will compete in the 24 Hours of Le Mans on the weekend of the 15th/16th June, as a “performative painting” based on one of her artworks. The event, attended by several hundre... Wed, 22 May 2024 09:10:09 +0200 | 10 Most Beautiful Countries In The World Announced Rough Guides is a travel publication that has been travelling around the world for 41 years. The publication is known for suggesting countries to visit, activities to do and accommodation types suited to different budgets.Rough Guides recently announced their top 10 most beautiful countries in the world as voted for by their readers.Some of the categories were points are allocated include people, ... Tue, 21 May 2024 05:31:33 +0200 | New Occupational Qualifications Proposed The Quality Control for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) has suggested 13 new occupational qualifications. These are currently available for public comment.The new suggestions were published by the QCTO CEO Vijayen Naidoo in the Government Gazette on 14 May.According to the QCTO, an occupational qualification is a qualification associated with a trade, occupation or profession resulting from work-bas... Tue, 21 May 2024 05:07:17 +0200 | Here's A Quick, Unscientific Drag Race Featuring The M3 Touring And Audi Rs4 Avant Some brands have an unofficial rivalry that everyone knows is there but it’s never really the topic of conversation. Fans of German performance cars are either from the BMW camp or the Audi camp, and they like to compare specs and stats of the proper range-toppers that bear the M Performance badge or the RS badge. BWM and Audi make some of the best performance cars money can buy, and they do ind... Mon, 20 May 2024 16:29:14 +0200 | Portal Linking Dublin And New York A public art project in the Irish city of Dublin and the American city of New York allows for real-time interaction between people in the two cities.The portal was paused earlier this week but has since been operational again during certain hours. The portal was paused after inappropriate behaviour was reported on one side of the portal.The aim of the portal is to unite citizens across the Atlanti... Sun, 19 May 2024 17:43:45 +0200 | Iranian President Missing In Helicopter Crash A helicopter with Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi onboard is missing. State media has reported that the convoy was forced to make a hard landing after it got into difficulties.Raisi was on his way to the city of Rabriz in the northwest area of Iran as part of a convoy consisting of three helicopters.According to Iran’s interior ministry, rescuers are struggling to reach the site and have been un... Sun, 19 May 2024 17:04:21 +0200 | South Africans Vote Abroad The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has confirmed that Saturday’s voting day for South Africans abroad went ahead without a glitch.Long queues were seen in cities like London and Dubai. The city with the biggest vote registration and turnout was London with 24,000 registered voters.Due to the large turnout, Sunday was also made available for South Africans who wanted to vote in London, Ne... Sun, 19 May 2024 16:50:34 +0200 | This 1957 Studebaker Golden Hawk Custom Roadster Is A 1:1-scale Hot Wheels Car. Did you know there are car builders out there who have built some real-life Hot Wheels cars? I mean yeah, Hot Wheels makes cars based on real-life cars, but we’re talking about the cars that have weird designs and over-the-top styling - ones that you look at on the shelf at your local stockist and think: “Na, I don’t want that car, it’s not a real car”. Some of these mad cars are actuall... Sun, 19 May 2024 09:40:19 +0200 | Once The World's Fastest Car - The Jaguar Xj220 #251 - Heads To Auction At Bonham's. It’s a quick way to reveal your age, but if you were a teen in the 90s who had a passion for cars and motoring, there’s a very high chance that you had a poster of a Jaguar XJ220 on your bedroom wall or on the cover of one of your school books. Back then it was one of the most beautiful motoring creations to have ever existed, and it was the epitome of futuristic motoring as well as being one ... Sat, 18 May 2024 14:11:17 +0200 | Vilaca Racing Round 2 - Zwartkops Raceway - Fast Stuff! The Vilaca Racing Time Attack Series is already heading onto the third round for the 2024 race season, but before we head through to East Rand’s Formula K racetrack, here’s a bit of action from the second round. If you like cars and motorsport, you’ll hopefully have heard about the Vilaca Racing Time Attack series, because it’s the best series of events of their kind and it features a host... Fri, 17 May 2024 15:04:10 +0200 | Attempted Assassination On Slovakia Prime Minister A 71-year-old man has been charged with the attempted assassination of Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico.The incident took place in broad daylight on Wednesday in the town of Levice.Eyewitnesses said random shots were fired in succession in what sounded like fireworks. It was only when the prime minister was removed by security that many onlookers noticed something wasn’t right.Prime Minister Fi... Thu, 16 May 2024 18:16:12 +0200