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Mercedes launches GLC F-Cell

Imperial Logistics trials new hydrogen-fuel-cell hybrid car for fleet applications

Thomas Schulz (left) and Michael Hohn (right) collect the car from Günter Beißel (centre), Mercedes Benz Major Accounts Sales Manager, Rhein-Ruhr (photo credit: Mercedes-Benz). Imperial Logistics is trialling a hydrogen fuel cell car for the...
BMW and Jaguar Land Rover Join Forces

BMW and Jaguar Land Rover Join Forces on Electric-Car Technology

BMW AG and Jaguar Land Rover Plc will collaborate on their next generation of electric cars, following similar moves by other automakers that have teamed up to share the burden of developing the expensive...
Uganda Plans to Restore Railway After High-Speed Upgrade Delays

Uganda Plans to Restore Railway After High-Speed Upgrade Delays

Uganda plans to invest $205 million in restoring a railway from the capital Kampala to the Kenyan border following delays to securing funding for a planned high-speed alternative to the route. The move will boost...
Mr Nkululeko Poya RESIGNS


The Board of Directors of the Railway Safety Regulator (RSR) has received the resignation of Mr Nkululeko Poya, Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The embattled CEO’s resignation comes after he was placed on suspension in...
electric vehicle-evrt

Get Revved Up for Africa’s First-Ever Electric Vehicle Road Trip Adventure

Petrol heads and electric vehicle (EV) enthusiasts will get the chance to take 12 of the latest EVs on an epic adventure, tackling challenging environments and large distances to showcase the cars’ power and...
Transnet Freight Rail Temping Machine Collides with new Metrorail Train

Transnet Freight Rail Temping Machine Collides with new Metrorail Train

On Saturday, the 01st of June 2019, at around 18:24, a Transnet Temping Machine (9001) busy with maintenance collided with the new Metrorail train (T8139) at Eerste Fabrieke Station. The temping machine rolled from...
M1 South Selby

Heavy Traffic delays expected as bridge on busy Johannesburg motorway is demolished

The M1 South Selby off-ramp is closed on Friday due to an old structure of the bridge being demolished, the Johannesburg Metro Police Department says. Metro police chief David Tembe said heavy traffic delays are...
Christopher Musonda

USD$922 million Capital Injection Proposed for Zambia Railways

Coffee With The Editor, Christopher Musonda of Zambia Railways Limited, takes us through the details of their now launched five-year business plan which includes a USD$922 million capital injection, for existing operations. He outlines...


In South Africa, approximately 1 million road accidents are reported each year -many of which are tragically fatal. As local authorities and stakeholders continue to campaign for safer roads, motorists are encouraged to do...

Engen Integrated Energy Centre uplifts Bushbuckridge community

Engen in partnership with the Department of Energy and the Bushbuckridge local municipality officially launched an Integrated Energy Centre (IeC) in Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga on 12 April. South Africa’s Department of Energy (DoE) gave a mandate...

Bakwena Urges Motorists To Plan Their Journey This Easter

Easter weekend is just around the corner. It is the time of year where almost everyone takes a short break to relax and unwind after a busy start. Bakwena Platinum Corridor Concessionaire (Pty) Ltd (Bakwena)...
World’s biggest plane

World’s biggest plane completes first flight

Stratolaunch, the aerospace venture founded by the late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, sent the world’s biggest airplane into the air today for its first flight test. The twin-fuselage plane, which incorporates parts from two Boeing...
President Cyril Ramaphosa officiated over the Japanese automotive

Nissan announces R3bn investment in Rosslyn plant

Many more motorists around the world will be driving Nissan vehicles produced in South Africa. On Wednesday, President Cyril Ramaphosa officiated over the Japanese automotive giant’s announcement of a R3 billion investment at its Rosslyn...
Minister Nzimande

AARTO Bill ready to be signed by the President

The Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences Act (AARTO) Amendment Bill has been passed by Parliament and is now ready to be signed into law by the President. “Through the AARTO Amendment Bill, we will...
licence fraudsters sentenced

Learner licence fraudsters sentenced

The Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) has welcomed the five-year sentences the Durban Commercial Crimes Court handed down to five learner licence applicants, who bribed licence examiners to obtain learner licences fraudulently. The RTMC on...
Sanral to suspends of e-toll summons

Sanral to suspends of e-toll summons ‘with immediate effect’

The South African National Roads Agency SOC Ltd (Sanral) has announced that it will “suspend the process of pursuing e-toll debt” with “immediate effect”. The move comes after an initiative led by President Cyril Ramaphosa...
E-tolls suspended

E-tolls Suspended: Going, going… but not quite gone- OUTA

The decision by SANRAL to suspend the process of pursuing e-toll debt is a strong signal that the end is near for the irrational Gauteng e-tolls. "However, we remain cautiously optimistic in that they have...
petrol price hike

Big petrol price hike in April

Motorists can expect a big petrol price hike in March, due to rising global oil price, a weaker rand and the introduction of new fuel taxes. According to the latest data from the Central Energy...


  Gauteng MEC for Roads and Transport, Ismail Vadi, today published Regulations in the Provincial Gazette instituting “extraordinary measures” in declared areas characterised by violence, unrest or instability relating to the on-going conflict between the...
Boeing 737 grounded

More Airlines ground Boeing 737 Max 8 after crash

The safety of the Boeing 737-8 Max has been called into question as Ethiopian has grounded its entire 8 Max fleet. The airline has yet to determine the cause of the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 passenger...
Ethiopian Airlines crash

Ethiopian Airlines crash: killing all on board

On Sunday, Ethiopian Airlines flight ET 302, on its way to Nairobi from Addis Ababa, crashed six minutes after take-off. It ploughed into a field near Tulu Fara village outside the town of Bishoftu,...

Engen partners with Gift of The Givers to assist drought-stricken Makhanda community

When the Sarah Baartman District Municipality in the Eastern Cape, which includes drought-stricken Makhanda was declared a local state of disaster area on February 25th, Engen heeded the communities call for help and connected...
Dr Ismail Vadi

R172m road upgrade project launched

The Gauteng Department for Roads and Transport will upgrade the R42/Potch Road in the south of Johannesburg in an effort to improve the structural and functional condition of the carriageway.   "It is expected that upon...
Metrorail-Train Service-Oberholzer-Corridor-Suspended

Train Service On The Midway – Oberholzer Corridor Suspended With Immediate Effect

Metrorail Gauteng has indefinitely suspended trains between Midway to Oberholzer corridor with immediate effect.   “Suspending this corridor is not only in Metrorail’s interest, but also in the interest of our fare-paying customers who want nothing...

UPDATE: SAA denies reports that it will split into three

South African Airways (SAA) has released a statement denying reports that it will be splitting into three separate entities.   Spokesperson Tlali Tlali said the airline’s CEO, Vuyani Jarana, was misinterpreted by media, and was just...


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