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2017-03-17 13:38

ASTRA TAKES IT: The Opel Astra is the 2017 SA Car of the Year. Image: MotorPress

Cape Town - What a week it's been!

Opel has won the South African Car of the Year competition for its fourth time, and needless to say, General Motors SA is very proud of their little Astra.

Nissan also launched their all-new Navara in the country and after a 500km+ launch drive that covered gravel, tar and dunes, it is a very well-put together package that will undoubtedly make waves in the leisure market.

A traffic officer provided some much-needed laughter and amusement when directing traffic, she jiggled and jived his way through her shift. Her light-hearted entertainment even attracted the attention of the MMC for safety!

Here is our list of 10 top stories for this week:

1 And the 2017 SA Car of the Year is...

The 2017 South African Car of the Year has been announced at a lavish Banquet Gala dinner at Kyalami racetrack.

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2 Driven: VW Polo 1.0-litre R-Line DSG

Volkswagen adds a Polo 1.0-litre TSI R-Line DSG to its range as the ubiquitous hatch reaches the end of its life cycle. Sean Parker drives it in the Eastern Cape.

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3 WATCH: This dancing SA traffic cop will make your day!

A South African female traffic officer has put a smile on our faces and many other motorists following a video of her dancing while directing traffic went viral.

Click here to watch the full video.

4 DRIVEN: New Nissan Navara ready to fist-fight Ranger, Hilux

The Nissan Navara "shows that bakkies can be proper leisure vehicles," writes Wheels24's Charlen Raymond.

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5 World Rallycross Championship launches new track at Cape's Killarney

The Cape Town leg of World RX joins the rallycross calendar in 2017 and marks the first time that the World Championship will visit Africa.

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6 REVIEW: Here's why this Suzuki Swift Sport should be on a poster

This Suzuki Swift Sport 'churns out buckets of fun', says Wheels24's Charlen Raymond as he exits the car with a grin.

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7 WATCH: Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg goes racing

Mark Zuckerberg forgot about running Facebook for a day and got behind the wheel of a Nascar race car.

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8 Road test: Honda BR-V 1.5 Elegance

Honda's practical BR-V offers a seven-seat MPV, powered by a 1.5-litre engine and surprisingly good looks for less than R275 000. Sean Parker was left impressed after a week's test.

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9 British motorsport great #JohnSurtees dead at 83

Britain's John Surtees, the only man to be crowned a world champion in both Formula 1 and motorcycle grand prix racing, has died at the age of 83.

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10 WATCH: Audi shows off RS5 with left-field video

Audi's next-generation RS5 is almost in South Africa, but before then Audi gave us this video to drool over.

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