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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...
SA Express

SA Express to resume Mthatha route

SA Express is scheduled to resume its Johannesburg to Mthatha flight operations later this week.   The airline is set to reintroduce this route from Thursday onwards.   It was initially suspended on 25 January 2019 after the...
M2 motorway

More headache for Joburg motorists as M2 to close for structural repairs

The Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA) will be closing the M2 motorway between Crown Interchange and Maritzburg Street. The implementation of the full closure will commence on Thursday the 28th February at 06:00 am to...
New Toyota

New Toyota HiAce/Quantum Revealed (With Hilux Power)

  Toyota has taken the wraps off its new HiAce (which we know here in South Africa as the locally produced Quantum) in the Philippines, claiming it has been built on a “special revised platform”...

SAA to be split into three

South Africa‘s struggling state-owned airline will reorganise into three business units as part of a revamp plan that could also involve the partial sale of its catering unit, its chief executive officer said on...

Six missing after ship burns in Durban harbour

Six People were missing after a fishing vessel caught alight at Durban Harbour at the end of Belfast Road on Thursday just after 2.30pm, Rescue Care spokesperson Garrith Jamieson said.   Durban’s emergency services including Portnet...
Minister Nzimande

Minister Nzimande Welcomes Final Amendments To The AARTO Bill

The Minister of Transport, Dr Blade Nzimande, welcomes the progressive move by  the Portfolio Committee on Transport to  accept the final amendments on the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic  Offences (AARTO) Bill.   The Bill will...
Ford Ranger-Silverton-Assembly-Plant

Ford starts production of new Ford Ranger

Ford's Silverton Assembly Plant in Pretoria has officially commenced production of the new Ford Ranger, bringing a raft of product upgrades and refinements to one of South Africa's best-selling vehicles and export models. New Ranger...
Shell charging stations

Shell to launch charging stations for electric vehicles in SA

Shell SA will be launching its first electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in its retail network this year, with the number installed based on demand.   Shell spokesperson Dineo Pooe said that as the EV market...

Five suspended over irregular William Nicol road tender

The Gauteng Provincial Government has instituted disciplinary proceedings against five officials in the Department of Roads and Transport following the termination of the Lubbe contract, which was recently found to have been irregularly awarded.   The...


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