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2017-12-30 08:12

Rouel van Nelson

Image: AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi

Cape Town - With the year 2018 right on our doorstep, we recap some of the most informative, controversial and emotional motoring stories of 2017.

Number plate issue

With new number plate laws coming into effect this year, we looked at how this will affect motorists. 

The new plates and associated laws are part of the Department of Transport’s strategy to standardise number plates in SA as it will formed part of the National Road Traffic Act as well as the South African National Standard for number plates.

In June, severe storms jabbed the country as we experienced thunderstorms, hailstorms and typhoon like winds. Amidst the bad weather at the time, we looked at how motorists can prepare for the storms.

Micheal Schumacher's mystical condition 

The state of legendary Formula 1 driver Micheal Schumacher's health remains unknown, despite many 'updates' being reported this year. In January, we featured a story about Willi Weber, Schumi's ex-manager, as he explains that the family is not telling the 'whole truth' about his health. 

Here are 10 of the best stories we featured this  year: 


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