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Uber must close during coronavirus lockdown

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South African Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has confirmed that ride-hailing services such as Uber and Bolt will be closed for the duration of the country’s 21-day coronavirus lockdown.Speaking in an <a href="http://www.702.co.za/articles/378827/no-uber-and-bolt-services-during-lockdown-mbalula" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">interview...
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Cruise ships not allowed in SA

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Six passengers aboard the AIDAmira cruise ship, which arrived in Cape Town on Sunday, have tested negative for Covid-19.Sobantu Tilayi, CEO of the SA Maritime Safety Authority (Samsa), told journalists on Wednesday that the...
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SA Express suspends flights, places non-critical staff on compulsory leave

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Highly indebted regional airline SA Express on Wednesday announced it was suspending operations with immediate effect.SAX has accumulated losses estimated at R1.2bn in the past decade.“In light of adverse recent developments, including the impact...
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Driver safety amid Covid-19: Gautrain bus services suspended in Rosebank

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All Gautrain buses in Rosebank, Johannesburg, were cancelled on Tuesday morning after drivers raised concerns about Covid-19.“Some of our drivers have expressed concern about the coronavirus.“Management is engaging with them and, as a result,...
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Eswatini Railways has a new CEO

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The CEO was officially presented yesterday at the Ministry of Public Works and Transport. He was introduced by the Eswatini Railways Board Chairperson, Alex Mngomezulu.Dlamini is taking over the position from Steven Ngubane, who officially...
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WATCH: Amy Pittaway Inside the Wuhan repatriation

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Amy Pittaway was on board the Airbus A340-600 carrying South Africans coming home from Wuhan, China, on Saturday. The mission saw at least 114 South Africans repatriated from the coronavirus epicentre. Pittaway takes us...
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SAA offers free flight changes due to coronavirus

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South African Airways (SAA) is offering customers one free change in reservations on selected international routes to be used for travel on or before 30 September 2020.SAA will allow one free change of booking...
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Massive petrol price drop for South Africa

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The AA has predicted a big drop in the local price of petrol for the month ahead.“Rand weakness against the US dollar has paled into insignificance against the fuel price bonanza caused by the...
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How SAA will deal with passengers that have coronavirus

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South African Airways (SAA) has stated that the health and safety measures it has taken to combat the COVID-19 coronavirus are in line with international standards set out by the World Health Organisation.“SAA follows...
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FlySafair considers buying Mango from SAA

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South African carrier FlySafair is interested in buying the low-cost arm of state-owned South African Airways — if it’s put up for sale by the embattled national carrier.FlySafair management has approached SAA’s administrators about...
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Oil price crash is good news for Eskom

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The plunge in international oil prices has a potential upside for South Africa’s debt-stricken state power utility.Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd. can’t generate enough power from its coal-fired power stations to meet demand, and burnt...
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Prasa settles Eskom debt

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The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) has settled its outstanding debt to Eskom, says Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula.“Prasa will make the necessary pronouncements on the resumption of the services across the province,”...
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Big fuel price decreases coming in March – AA

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The AA predicts that South African fuel prices will decrease significantly in March.These decreases are due to a reduction in global petroleum prices owing to the impact of the coronavirus, it said.“The impact of...
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Petrol price to increase after tax hikes

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Finance minister Tito Mboweni announced an increase in fuel levies for South African motorists during his Budget 2020 speech.In his speech, the minister stated that the general fuel levy would be increased by 25...
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Proposed new rules to help taxis compete with Uber

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The Competition Commission has recommended that various regulations in the National Land Transport Act (NLTA) be scrapped to allow for better competition in the taxi industry.This is according to a preliminary report of the Commission’s Market...
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Grey domes on street poles across Joburg Crime-fighting tool

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If you have driven around Johannesburg recently, you might have noticed a significant number of grey domes mounted on poles around the city.Some of these installations have cameras mounted below them, while others do...
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Criminals are using this scam to steal Lamborghinis in South Africa

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Dialdirect Insurance has urged South African vehicle owners to be vigilant of a new car theft scam.The warning comes after reports surfaced of a reward of R200,000 being posted for information on a white...
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No more excuses for traffic chaos during load-shedding – AA

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The Automobile Association (AA) has said that traffic law departments which do not make every effort to mitigate the impact of rolling blackouts on traffic congestion are failing motorists in the towns and cities...
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Boeing finds another software bug in 737 Max

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Boeing Co. has discovered a new software problem on the grounded 737 Max, but the company said the flaw won’t set back the goal of returning the plane to service in mid-2020.The planemaker identified...
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Expect more peak hour traffic snarl-ups due to load-shedding

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There will be no load-shedding respite in many parts of the country during morning and afternoon peak traffic hours on Friday.Eskom said stage 2 power cuts would continue on Friday and there remained a...
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The big problem is not e-tolls but equivocation

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The outcome of government’s ever-forthcoming decision on e-tolls is beside the point. Much more important is the fact that it’s not yet been made.I wanted to write this piece in November because e-tolls were...
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Driver who hit 309km/h on N1 – Arrested

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The driver who recorded themselves hitting 309km/h on the N1 in Gauteng has been arrested, according to a report by News24.The report stated that the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) confirmed the arrest, adding that...
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SAA set to receive a further R8 billion

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South African Airways could receive another R8 billion from the government, according to a report from the City Press.The newspaper reported that Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni’s plans to liquidate SAA and start a...
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Road fatalities down by 10%

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The number of people who died on South African roads during the festive season has decreased by 10% when compared to the previous period.Releasing the 2019/20 Festive Season Road Safety Report, Transport Minister Fikile...
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WhatsApp-approved car licence renewal in South Africa – What you need to know

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ChatBack, which allows motorists to renew their car licence through WhatsApp, has seen a massive uptake from South Africans.Speaking to MyBroadband, ChatBack CEO Jan Kotze said a recent peak in activity saw them receive...

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