You rarely—if ever—hear “South Africa” and “nuclear weapons” mentioned in the same breath. That’s, of course, because South Africa doesn’t have any nukes. But the history behind why it is the only country to have ever built its own nuclear weapons, and then voluntarily relinquished them, reveals what motivates a…
Some real-life Torettos made off with an unspecified haul of cash in South Africa this past weekend after blowing the doors off an armored truck and making a getaway in a pair of luxury sedans.
The Ferrari LaFerrari is a wildly high-tech and pricey machine, worth at least $1 million in most cases. But this one may soon be an expensive paperweight thanks to one dumbass who doesn’t think import laws apply to him.
In December, Elon Musk tweeted that he was so annoyed with California traffic that he was “going to build a tunnel boring machine and just start digging.” Then he did. That’s why it’s worth believing his latest outlandish proposal: That if he can’t fix South Australia’s power problems in just 100 days, he’ll foot the…
Riding a dirt bike down desolate desert trails is unlike anything else you can do on a motorcycle. It’s equal parts terrifying and exhilarating, and you’re always on the line between chaos and harmony.
You aren’t the only ones to think that Lanesplitter is the greatest thing since someone put street tires on a dirt bike. I’m currently on a plane to South Africa as part of a very small group of media who get to ride the bike before most of the world.
Safaris can be cool, safaris can be fun, safaris can pump millions into local economies. But if you get just a little too close to an elephant with your Jeep, it will make sure you understand in no uncertain terms to WOAH BUDDY BACK THE HELL AWAY FROM MY FAMILY.
The original Wikileaks US State Department cable dump a few years ago was illuminating at best, and embarrassing at worst. But a new batch of cable leaks is set to be released, this time from Al Jazeera (working with the Guardian), and it's set to be a whole lot bigger. Documents from intelligence agencies like the…
South Africa's Comrades Marathon is the granddaddy of ultramarathons, having been held first in 1921 and nearly every year since inviting runners to traverse the 56 miles between Durban and Pietermaritzburg. This year runners were also invited to avoid spectators fleeing an out-of-control automobile.
Like the Jaguar F-Type, do you? Think it's gorgeous? Wish you could have one? Would totally baby it if you did? Would never let a fly land on it, for fear it'd scratch the paint? Would never let anyone else drive it? Here's some guy in South Africa totally destroying his by rolling it over.
Carjacking is a problem in South Africa, so much so that you used to be able to get a BMW with flamethrowers attached just to prevent it. And if you had no idea how scary a South African carjacking can be, just watch this Mercedes driver have a gun pointed at his face.
South African soccer player Rooi Mahamutsa slipped on a patch of wet road and slammed straight into a guardrail earlier this month, completely impaling his BMW. That sounds like the beginning of a tragic story, but it isn't. Incredibly, Mahamutsa survived without any injuries.
After numerous complaints about the bad state of a South African road, some members of Parliament decided to give an inspection to see if it was as accident-prone as suggested. And then this happened.
Last night a British Airways Boeing 747 jumbo jet sliced into a building in Johannesburg. Amazingly, no one onboard was injured.
Some awful news out of South Africa as authorities say 27 people were killed in a Thursday night car crash when an apparently out-of-control semi truck slammed into several cars at an intersection. The accident was caught on a dashcam.
A Czech fugitive living in South Africa nearly met his end in bizarrely James Bond-like fashion when he was fired upon by a Volkswagen CrossPolo that packed machine guns behind its rear license plate. Seriously, this is a thing that actually happened.
Okay, Jalops — prepare to set your faces to stunned.
Police in Johannesburg, South Africa are investigating a bizarre crash from Thursday that claimed the life of an Audi R8 driver and a police officer who was also inside the car.
Right off the bat, let me make something absolutely clear: this is only freaky if you're a hard-core air-cooled VW geek. Many of you won't even realize what the big deal is, but if you're a hard-core Beetle person, lay down a dropcloth since your mind is gonna be blown.