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Opening tourism industry must be under strict conditions

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Tourism Minister, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, has reiterated that while easing the COVID-19 lockdown regulations in the tourism sector is aimed at assisting businesses, it has to be done under strict conditions to curb the further...
Different driver mindset necessary as new drunk-driving law takes effect

Different driver mindset necessary as new drunk-driving law takes effect

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Anton Davies, Head of Client Solutions at Nedbank Insurance.  As South Africa officially moved to level 3 of the national lockdown on 1 June 2020, the country also saw the reopening of liquor stores. In...
Boeing 747 production to be shut down

Boeing 747 production to be shut down

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Boeing Co. hasn’t told employees, but the company is pulling the plug on its hulking 747 jumbo jet, ending a half-century run for the twin-aisle pioneer.The last 747-8 will roll out of a Seattle-area...
How much SAA employees will be paid if the airline is shut down

How much SAA employees will be paid if the airline is shut down

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The Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) has warned South African Airways (SAA) labour unions and creditors against voting for the liquidation of the company, stating that the impact of such a decision would be...
SANDF budget cuts send Air Force

SANDF budget cuts send Air Force into tailspin

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Budget cuts across the SANDF means the Air Force is unable to fly, placing pilots at risk of losing specific qualifications, while money is being taken from training budgets elsewhere, to pay for operations...
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New lockdown rules for air travel in South Africa

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Minister of Transport Fikile Mbalula has announced the reopening of additional airports and the relaxation of restrictions under advanced level 3 lockdown.Speaking at a media briefing on 29 June, Mbalula said that in addition to the...
Government and unions clash over SAA overhaul

Government and unions clash over SAA overhaul

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South Africa’s Department of Public Enterprises announced its withdrawal from a panel that was established to facilitate talks with the troubled national airline’s workers about its planned overhaul, accusing three labor unions of undermining...
SAA unions divided on final offer from govt for voluntary severance packages

SAA unions divided on final offer from govt for voluntary severance packages

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The about 4 700 employees of South African Airways have received a final offer for voluntary severance packages from the state-owned airline's shareholder, the Department of Public Enterprises.According to the DPE, the proposal will...
Airlink loses bid to stop vote on SAA rescue plan

Airlink loses bid to stop vote on SAA rescue plan

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An urgent application by privately-owned regional airline Airlink to interdict a creditors meeting to vote on the business rescue plan proposed for South African Airways was struck from the roll in the South Gauteng...
Government willing to give up control of SAA to lure investors

Government willing to give up control of SAA to lure investors

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South Africa’s government plans to retain a minority shareholding in South African Airways, the national airline that has been in bankruptcy protection for the last six months, while ceding management control to its investors,...
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Govt says it has received proposals for new national airline

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The government says it has received "unsolicited proposals from private sector funders, private equity investors and potential airline partners" for a new national airline to emerge from the SAA business rescue process.It is intent...
Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula rushed away from Tshwane Taxi strike

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula rushed away from Tshwane Taxi strike

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Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula was rushed away from a visit to engage with aggrieved taxi drivers on Monday. Mbalula was attempting to cool tempers as taxi operators embarked on a demonstration to highlight concerns within the...
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Cape Town taxi ranks open while Gauteng strike shuts down routes

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It was business as usual for taxi operators in the Western Cape on Monday June 22 2020. In Gauteng, the taxi industry went on strike after a stalemate with the government over the Covid-19...
Cape Town closes nine driving licence testing centres due to Covid-19 casesa

Cape Town closes nine driving licence testing centres due to Covid-19 cases

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Less than two weeks after the Cape Town council reopened its driving licence testing centres, nine have been closed down due to Covid-19 cases being reported.The council’s traffic spokeswoman Maxine Bezuidenhout on Sunday confirmed the closures...
Ex-police officer among 5 arrested with stolen Audi in Fordsburg

Ex-police officer among 5 arrested with stolen Audi in Fordsburg

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Five people have been arrested in Fordsburg, Johannesburg, for the possession of a stolen motor vehicle and possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition, provincial police spokesperson, Captain Xoli Mbele said on Monday.“Police in conjunction...
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Chaos on Twitter as EFF’s Mbuyiseni Ndlozi opposes deployment of SANDF

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The hashtag #Taxistrike has been seen trending on Twitter. Mixed reactions poured in on the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) being deployed to alleviate traffic and manage the protests in Gauteng, after taxi operators...

What South Africans need to know if their car licence is expired

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Vehicle licence discs which have expired but could not be renewed due to the COVID-19 lockdown will only expire at the end of August.This is according to an SMS message from the Road Traffic...
What SAA’s R26.7 billion could buy for South Africans

What SAA’s R26.7 billion could buy for South Africans

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South African Airways’ (SAA’s) administrators recently proposed that the government put up at least R26.7 billion to rescue the embattled carrier.This comes after years of losses and the grounding of commercial passenger flights to contain...

SAA needs R26.7 billion in state funding

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South African Airways’ administrators proposed the government put up at least 26.7 billion rand ($1.5 billion) to rescue the carrier after years of losses and the grounding of commercial passenger flights to contain the...
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Big petrol price increase coming – AA

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The Automobile Association (AA) has predicted significant increases in the price of petrol and diesel in the coming month.The AA was commenting on unaudited mid-month <a href='https://safetravel.co.za/tag/fuel-price/' target='_self' rel='follow' title='fuel price'>fuel price data released...
Ford Figo Freestyle

The All New Pumped-up Ford Figo Freestyle Enters the Market

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The Figo Freestyle is the latest addition to Ford’s compact but now more practical line-up. It boasts a raised ride height and more robust design, putting it squarely in the sights of the Toyota...
Barloworld warns of profit hit from Covid-19-2020

Barloworld warns of profit hit from Covid-19

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The Covid-19 pandemic has prompted writedowns and has affected some of the logistics group’s businesses Logistics and fleet management group Barloworld said on Friday Covid-19 had resulted in writedowns across its businesses.The performance of the...
Flight prices compared – Mango, Cemair, SA Airlink, and FlySafair

Flight prices compared – Mango, Cemair, SA Airlink, and FlySafair

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One of the big changes which was implemented when South Africa moved to COVID-19 alert level 3 was allowing domestic air travel for essential business travel.There are, however, restrictions on the number of daily...
SA will have to pay Cuban doctors, up to R239 million in salaries

Here is what SA will have to pay Cuban doctors, up to R239 million...

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The government also shelled out R734 100 for the brigade’s registration with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (<a href='https://safetravel.co.za/tag/hpcsa/' target='_self' rel='follow' title='HPCSA'>HPCSA), but this will be recovered.The South African government will pay...
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SA’s post-Covid revival: why harnessing pensions for infrastructure may just work

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It seems the state has realised that if it isn’t to force the markets, it must be friendly to themForget prescribed assets. That’s a diversion from the potentially solid proposal now on the table...

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