Sinkhole opens in George, swallows vehicle [video]

Shocking photos and videos shared online showed a vehicle in George in the Western Cape, almost completely submerged in a sinkhole.

The news was initially shared by Traffic SA on Twitter. Here’s what we know.

George sinkhole

Image via Twitter: @TrafficSA

It’s alleged that the sinkhole formed after a pipe burst in the Genevafontein area in George. According to Municipal spokesperson Athane Scholtz, the water supply may be affected.

Scholtz explained that repairs to both the pipe and the tar road have been delayed due to the incident. She also calls on residents to use water sparingly.

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This Seized Nissan GT-R Has A New Life As An Organ Transportation Vehicle

Portugal’s Guarda Nacional Republicana has repurposed a seized R35 to add to its fleet of emergency organ transport vehicles

Image via Facebook/Guarda Nacional Republicana
Image via Facebook/Guarda Nacional Republicana

This seized Nissan GT-R in Portugal won’t be going to waste, as the Guarda Nacional Republicana has given it a new purpose. Liveried up and now packing flashing lights, the R35 now has the job of rapid emergency organ transport, which we’ve no doubt it’ll be very good at.

In a Facebook post, GNR said (translated):

“The quality and safety of organ transplantation depends on the time needed for transportation…and in respect of safety conditions, to

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SEE | These are some of the most profitable and reliable second-hand vehicles out there

2010 Volkswagen Citi Golf

• The used-car market is a blooming one in South Africa.

• The MK1 Golf is one of the treasures in the local second-hand market.

Other vehicles include Toyota’s Tazz and Hilux.

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Manufacturers are rolling out new vehicles almost every month – some eye-watering expensive while others are much softer on the pocket.

Depending on how sizeable your deposit is and the duration of the payment term, you will likely not pay anything below R2 000 monthly inclusive of insurance, which is a must

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Vehicle insurance firms fined for allegedly fixing car repair prices

The Namibian Competition Commission has fined insurance firms, Santam Namibia and Hollard Insurance Company of Namibia, N$20.5 million for alleged “unintentional” price fixing, related to vehicle repair work, in a settlement agreement.

The settlement agreement still needs to be made an order of the court before the fines will be paid over to the commission. 

The commission said in a statement that it had concluded the settlement agreements with the firms in respect of an investigation relating to alleged price fixing in contravention of the Competition Act, Act 2 of 2003.

The settlement agreements are the culmination of an investigation

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Billions poured into electric-vehicle companies, but much more will be needed before the auto industry changes

Wall Street and Silicon Valley poured billions of dollars into electric-vehicle and related companies in 2020, betting on their future dominance and in many cases fueling valuations that bear little relation to the companies’ current or expected production and sales.

There is little doubt that the automotive industry is trending toward electric vehicles amid the rise of Tesla Inc.

Declining prices and increasing availability of electric vehicles, or EVs; the potential for technology breakthroughs that offer a cheaper, longer-lasting, and faster-to-recharge battery; strides in EV infrastructure, and “green friendly” government initiatives taking root in the U.S. and elsewhere … read more

Purchasing a car? Here are 10 vehicle finance terms you need to know

• There’s a huge selection of cars to buy from the new and second hand pool.

• Most consumers need to finance the purchase of a vehicle. 

• We look at 10 financial terms related to vehicle finance that you should know. 

There are a myriad of options when it comes to purchasing a car. And while some might see it as an exciting exercise, for others it could be daunting. 

Once you’ve settled on a car to purchase, the next step is figuring out how to pay for it, or finance the vehicle. Banks have vehicle finance arms that

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