I was over in Cape Town earlier this year, couldn't believe the number of bakkies on the roads !
They're are quite plentiful downhere.. We have what we call the "low roof" and he "High roof" versions..
"The Sunny Truck was sold in South Africa for a total of 37 years (launched there in 1971). The B140 variation, with 1.4-litre A14 engine, was manufactured up until 2008 by Nissan South Africa as the Nissan LDV 1400 (Light Delivery Vehicle). The 1400 Bakkie saw many changes in its long career. The main ones were a five-speed manual gearbox, power assisted disc brakes, and a roof height extension to accommodate taller South Africans. A sport model of the 1400 Bakkie was marketed as the "Champ". This model had appropriate side striping, bucket seats, a tachometer, and central handbrake. This vehicle had two popular local nicknames, either "1400" or "kanniedood" which translated from Afrikaans means "cannot die", a testament to its reliability." (Source: Wikipedia)
These lil pickups are very popular as drag racers down here.. The most popular conversions being the 4AGE transplant, which are 90% of the time turbocharged.
The Mazda FE engine is also commonly used, as well the SR20DET and Mazda 13B Rotary..
However, the SR20VE and Toyota 3SGE BEAMS swaps are becoming very popular and are breaking into the low 12 second 1/4 mile barriers in stock unopened form..