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License Testing Centres

Gauteng stops walk-in bookings at Testing Centres

Starting next month‚ Gauteng motorists will no longer be able to walk into a testing centre and book for their learners or drivers licences. “The Gauteng department of transport has decided that all booking applications...
Gautrain expansion

Approval of Gautrain expansion ‘imminent’

The National Transport Department was “almost about to approve” plans to expand and link up the Gautrain Hatfield Station in Pretoria with Lanseria Airport and through Randburg to link up with Soweto and the...
Siyabonga Gama Transnet

Siyabonga Gama fired as Transnet CEO

Siyabonga Gama has been fired as group chief executive officer of Transnet, the state-owned freight and rail company confirmed on Sunday. Transnet board member Edward Kieswetter confirmed Gama's dismissal on eNCA's The Fix programme on Sunday evening. “I can confirm that a letter was hand-delivered...

TFR runs longest production train in the world

In an unprecedented move, Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) successfully ran a 375 wagon manganese train. The testing of the train took place in September 2018 over a distance of around 861km, from Sishen to...
Transnet Freight Rail TFR

Transnet Freight Rail TFR runs longest production train in the world

In an unprecedented move, Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) successfully ran a 375 wagon manganese train. The testing of the train took place in September 2018 over a distance of around 861km, from Sishen to...
Airlines call on SADC

Airlines call on SADC governments to remove blockages

Airline industry leaders and government officials met to discuss responses to an array of pressures threatening the competitiveness and sustainability of carriers in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region. More than 200 delegates have...
E-TOLL

SANRAL’S E-TOLL THREATS OUT OF TOUCH WITH REALITY

OUTA believes that SANRAL’s proposals to the Parliamentary Committee on Transport on Tuesday 16th October, about the various ways they intend to force motorists to pay their outstanding e-toll bills, are nothing short of...
BMW X7 cost

HERE’S HOW MUCH THE BMW X7 WILL COST YOU IN SOUTH AFRICA

The new BMW X7 has only just been revealed, but the South African arm of the Munich-based brand has already published pricing for its fresh flagship seven-seater SUV on its website. In March 2019, South Africa will...
Metrorail_burning of trains

Plan to stop burning of trains

Government says it will no longer tolerate the destruction of property and infrastructure such as trains - calling this economic sabotage. In response to the destruction, government will put in place an integrated intelligence driven,...
MyCiTi drivers

MyCiTi drivers say they want better working conditions

Cape Town - The MyCiTi bus service has been disrupted due to an illegal strike by some bus drivers who are employed by the Vehicle Operating Companies (VOCs) operating the MyCiTi bus routes. The...
Fuel price increase

Fuel price to increase yet again

Motorists are urged to brace for yet another fuel price increase in the coming weeks. The AA has stated that South Africa will be hit by another petrol price increase next month. “International oil prices remain...
BMW Speedster arrested

Speedster arrested for driving at 229km‚ amid spate of road accidents

A 33-year-old BMW driver is behind bars this weekend after being caught speeding. He was clocked driving at 229km per hour by the Gauteng Traffic Police High Speed Unit. He was driving in Bronkhorstspruit on the...
Court order a victory for Passengers and Railway Safety in South Africa

Court order a victory for Passengers and Railway Safety in South Africa

The North Gauteng High Court today issued a supervisory order instructing the Passenger Rail Agency of(PRASA) to comply with the safety requirements set out by the Railway Safety Regulator. PRASA was issued with a suspension...
Ambulance Integrated fleet management

Integrated fleet management keeps first responders safe

There aren’t enough ambulances to service the Gauteng population, according a 2017 media report. International guidelines recommend that there is at least one ambulance per 10 000 people in the population. This equates to 1340...
Taxify Google Maps

Taxify integrated into Google Maps

  Taxify has been integrated into the Google Maps app. People planning their travel routes using Google Maps will now see a Taxify icon in the app, in addition to the familiar car, public transport, walking...
Updated Datsun go

Updated Datsun go confirmed for SA

Back in May 2018, the facelifted Datsun Go was revealed in Indonesia. Now we can confirm that this updated version of the budget hatchback is due to arrive in South Africa in mid-November. The local arm of...
Energy Dept proposes people to start using 93-Octane petrol

Energy Dept proposes people to start using 93-Octane petrol

The Energy Department says industry players have been given an opportunity to comment on the possibility of setting a maximum price for 93 octane petrol. The department has sent out the proposal in a letter...
Port of Durban

Port of Durban cruises to prime position

The Port of Durban, operated by Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA), has scooped the prestigious title of Africa’s Leading Cruise Port 2018. The Port of Durban emerged victorious in the World Travel Awards 2018 against...
Toyota South Africa suspended

Production ‘suspended’ at Durban plant, confirms Toyota SA

Toyota South Africa Motors has confirmed operations at its Prospecton plant in Durban have been “suspended” due strike action by the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa). The strike has also interrupted proceedings...
Dräger Breathalyser

City Of Joburg Awaits Approval To Use Dräger Breathalyser At Roadblocks

The City of Johannesburg says its waiting for the Gauteng Director of Public Prosecutions to give the green light for the controversial Dräger breathalyser to be used at roadblocks. Johannesburg Metro Police Chief David Tembe released the...
fuel hike

AA warns of massive fuel hike

The report stated that diesel users will be hit the hardest, with a possible price hike of R1.38 per litre, pushing diesel to R16 per litre. Petrol users will be paying R1.12 more per litre. SOUTH...
Traxtion Sheltam

Traxtion Sheltam and Railway Material and Resources (RMRe.U) form JV

Private locomotive and rail operator Traxtion Sheltam and Austrian based rail services company Railway Material and Resources  (RMRe.U) have signed an agreement to create a joint venture, RMR Africa, that will distribute rail parts...
Transnet

Transnet to spend R7bn on Durban port for larger ships

South Africa’s Transnet said on Tuesday it will spend 7 billion rand ($464 million) to deepen berths at Africa’s biggest container terminal in the port city of Durban to accommodate larger vessels. Transnet, which operates...
BMW reveals X3 M and X4 M

BMW reveals X3 M and X4 M

The BMW M GmbH is extending its range of high performance models in the segment of SAV and SAC. The high-performance character so typical of BMW automobiles will be passed on to two further BMW X models,...
Cable Theft Disrupts Metrorail

Cable Theft Disrupts Metrorail’s Pretoria To Johannesburg Commuter Train Service

Metrorail's train service running between Pretoria and Johannesburg has been disrupted this morning due to overhead wires stolen at Olifantsfontein on both lines. As a result trains from Johannesburg are turning around at Kaalfontein...

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