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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 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...
Booysens Preliminary Report

Railway Safety Regulator Announces Findings Of The Booysens Preliminary Report

The Railway Safety Regulator (RSR) has concluded its preliminary investigation into the collision between two Metrorail trains on 4 September at the Booysens station in Johannesburg. One train was en route from Faraday to...
RTMC new online licence

New licence online booking system gets thumbs up

Reports from the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) show a positive response to the new online booking system to obtain driver’s licences at the Centurion licensing station. “A total of 663 out of 3 128...
Metrorail Train collision

Metrorail Train collisions in Booysens

Metrorail train 9708 travelling from Faraday towards New Canada collided head on with a Naledi Jikeleza Train 9949 this morning at around 07H10. A total 112 commuters mostly without valid train tickets sustained minor injuries...
Rebecca Public Protector

Public Protector to probe Metrorail in Western Cape

The Public Protector has agreed to investigate struggling Metrorail in the Western Cape, where the service has been hit with multiple problems that have seen the numbers of commuters drop by nearly half. Frequent delays and inadequate...
Puma Energy


Johannesburg: Puma Energy road safety ambassador, Phillip Kekana, who is also South Africa’s first black SA Motor Racing Champion (2002), today hosted 50 children from Diepsloot at the first open day of the 2018...
MMC Michael Sun

Residents to expect longer wait for license renewals

The City of Johannesburg has been informed of a labour dispute at the Driving Licensing Card Account (DLCA) department since 20 July. According to MMC for Public Safety, councillor Michael Sun said the dispute remained unresolved “This may have affected...
OUTsurance pointsmen

Joburg OUTsurance pointsmen are back

Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba announced on Tuesday on David O’Sullivan’s show on KAYA FM that the OUTsurance pointsmen project contract will, in fact, be extended, according to Good Things Guy. This comes after a massive public outcry...
Online bookings drivers licences

Online bookings for driver’s licences extends to rest of SA

The Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) will soon launch a new online booking platform for South Africans to get their driver’s license. First launched in the City of Tshwane, the system allows users to make an appointment...

Know how to identify a police vehicle

Not all officers in “fast cars” are members of the flying squad. Do you know how to identify a police vehicle? WO Grant Giblin, the spokesperson for Benoni Flying Squad, gives these tips. “It is common knowledge...


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