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WhatsApp-approved car licence renewal in South Africa – What you need to know

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...

Boeing predicts 737 Max won’t unground before mid-2020

Boeing has released a statement estimating that the ungrounding of the plane will take place during mid-2020.It said that this prediction is based on its experience with the certification process.“It is subject to our ongoing attempts...
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UD Trucks Southern Africa is entering a new era with the appointment of a new managing director.  Filip Van den Heede will be replacing Gert Swanepoel, who is retiring after 32 years with the...

SAA crisis – Flight cancellations begin

The financial crisis at South African Airways deepened Tuesday with one of the nation’s largest travel agencies announcing that the airline had canceled several domestic and international flights.“We are in the process of contacting...

Treasury struggles to fund SAA bailout

South Africa’s National Treasury is trying to find additional funding for the embattled state airline ahead of a Jan. 19 deadline, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni said at a briefing in Johannesburg on Thursday.“The National...

Petrol price drop expected for February

Motorists can expect petrol prices to remain fairly flat next month (February), however those people who drive diesel cars can expect prices to go up.This is according to the latest mid-month fuel price changes published...

What lies ahead for the Opel Model line-up in 2020?

2020 promises to be an exciting year for Opel here in Southern Africa. The planned arrival of the Astra – with its adjusted styling – happens in the second quarter. Our Zafira Life PLUS...

Mercedes-Benz offers first official teaser of its all-electric EQA

During the launch of the Mercedes-Benz GLA on Wednesday, the company also teased the upcoming production version of the EQA'>electric EQA concept.Back in 2017, Mercedes-Benz revealed the all-EQA'>electric EQA concept car and on Wednesday,...
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N3 closed for six hours after two die in truck accident

A truck accident claimed the lives of two people and saw the N3 close for about six hours on Thursday.Con Roux of the N3 Toll Concession said two trucks traveling southbound, towards Durban, collided...

Don’t get caught with outstanding traffic fines

Fines SA offers motorists up to 20% discount off their outstanding traffic fines nationwide.As the December holidays draw close and year-end celebrations kick-off, you can expect to see an increase in roadblocks all around...
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Teenage boys arrested for huge Metrorail trains blaze

After releasing CCTV footage from the aftermath of the torching of Cape Town trains, police believe they have nabbed those behind the attack.Western Cape police said on Wednesday they had arrested two teenage boys, aged...
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Bus with passengers catches fire on N1 north in Johannesburg

Image: RezaA bus carrying passengers caught fire on the N1 north near William Nicol Drive on Wednesday morning.Johannesburg metro police spokesperson Wayne Minnaar said the bus was traveling from Cape Town to Zimbabwe.Pictures of passengers...

Dramatic scenes of chaos in parts of Gauteng after flooding

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwcpMTNFUeI] Heavy rains and floods have left parts of Gauteng swamped.TimesLIVE reported that Centurion was the worst hit, with Midrand and Pretoria also experiencing the terrible aftermath of floods.Weather service Saws issued flood warnings for...
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SAA may get just R44m of R877m Zimbabwe owes in ticket sales

The <a href='https://safetravel.co.za/tag/reserve-bank-of-zimbabwe/' target='_self' rel='follow' title='Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe'>Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe plans to ‘reject the majority of debts’ owed to institutions, in a move it hopes will save Zimbabwe vital foreign currency.  SAA, the...
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Prasa put under administration, interim board dissolved

Transport minister Fikile Mbalula has placed the embattled Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) under administration.Speaking at a press briefing in Braamfontein on Monday, Mbalula introduced Bongisizwe Mpondo, who has worked on various boards,...

Car swept away in Gauteng floodwater, roads waterlogged after 5 days of rain

The weather service predicts that rainfall will continue until Wednesday A car was swept away in the Evaton area, as waterlogged roads were flooded, particularly in Centurion, and rivers overflowed in Gauteng on Monday.Motorists have...

“Blue Light Protocol” no longer safe for South African drivers

Justice Project South Africa (JPSA) has withdrawn its endorsement of the “Blue Light Protocol” following violent abuse against South African drivers by police officers.The protocol was developed by JPSA and the Road Traffic Management...

SAA placed under business rescue

The Board of South African Airways (SAA) has adopted a resolution to place the company under business rescue.“This is the optimal mechanism to restore confidence in SAA and to safeguard the good assets of...

Fikile Mbalula warns interim Prasa board over ‘dismal’ audit results

Transport minister Fikile Mbalula has asked members of the interim Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) board to explain why they should remain in office.Mbalula made this revelation in the National Assembly on Tuesday,...

Air Zimbabwe cancels all flights

AIR Zimbabwe has cancelled all its flights which were scheduled for today due to what it described as unforeseen “operational limitations.”In a statement yesterday, Air Zimbabwe acknowledged the serious inconveniences caused by the disruptions,...

Ford fined R35 million for Ford Kuga debacle

The Ford Motor Company of South Africa (FMCSA) has been fined an administrative fine of R35 million for the incidents in which the company’s Kuga 1.6 model caught fire.“After an intensive investigation, the National...

Petrol price increase for December

The price of petrol will increase by between 11-19 cents a litre next month, according to estimates by the AA.“The rand/US dollar exchange rate has remained fairly flat throughout November, contributing around a six...

Tough decisions needed to make SAA viable

Tough decisions will need to be made in the immediate to turn South African Airways into a viable airline.Public Enterprises Deputy Minister Phumulo Masualle said this in the National Assembly on Tuesday when he...

Lefentse Phokwane Reaching new heights at SAA

Growing up on the streets of Vosloorus in Ekurhuleni, Lefentse Phokwane aspired to become a chemical engineer, but ended up studying for a Diploma in Non-Destructive Testing Inspection at the Vaal University of Technology...

Solidarity goes to court to have SAA placed under business rescue

Solidarity wants SAA to be placed under business rescue.The trade union on Thursday said it had filed an application to the court and served the papers on SAA and the ministers of finance and...


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