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Petrol price could drop significantly in July
Petrol price could drop significantly in July

NEWSWATCH: The month of July will reportedly see a significant drop in fuel prices with independent economist Dawie Roodt expecting the price of petrol to decline by between 60 and 64 cents a litre...

2 days ago

Ugandan traders turn to Dar es Salaam port
Ugandan traders turn to Dar es Salaam port

With about six weeks left for Kenyans to go to the polls, the private sector in neighbouring states are now beginning to look at the Dar es Salaam port as an alternative route to import and export goods...

2 days ago

2017 motor dealer labour rate report
2017 motor dealer labour rate report

Lightstone Consumer has conducted an independent study among the dealerships of all major automotive manufacturers in South Africa to determine the current labour rates charged at dealership level...

22 Jun 2017

Training and testing commercial drivers is crucial
Training and testing commercial drivers is crucial

Transport and logistics companies often find themselves coming under fire when their drivers are involved in reckless driving incidents - particularly when substance abuse is involved...

By Rhys Evans 21 Jun 2017

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Museveni launches water transport for fuel on Lake Victoria

In the next two years, the fuel pump prices will substantially come down if the $94m (Shs338b) water transport project launched by president Museveni last week becomes a reality...

By Emmanuel Ainebyoona 20 Jun 2017

Public protector to probe death-trap taxis
Public protector to probe death-trap taxis

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has teamed up with the Special Investigating Unit on an investigation into the illegal conversion of panel vans so that they can be sold as minibus taxis to unsuspecting taxi owners...

By Sipho Mabena 19 Jun 2017

Three new bridges to link to Sandton Central
Three new bridges to link to Sandton Central

In order to improve access into, out of and around Sandton Central, three new bridges are to be built...

19 Jun 2017

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Taxi protest causes chaos

NEWSWATCH: Steve Mabona of the Gauteng Department of Education has urged parents to keep children at home for their own safety during the taxi protests today...

15 Jun 2017

Foreign firm pockets 74% of motorists e-toll money
Foreign firm pockets 74% of motorists e-toll money

Austrian company Electronic Toll Collection has pocketed 74% of the money collected from motorists since the inception of e-tolls, according to the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse...

13 Jun 2017

Nigerian rideshare app reports success
Nigerian rideshare app reports success

GoMyWay.com, the Nigerian rideshare app, reports that it has experienced a 150% increase in registered members and a 300% increase in the number of seats offered...

13 Jun 2017

Tanzania receives $51m for Tabora road construction
Tanzania receives $51m for Tabora road construction

Tanzania has received $51m (over 110bn/-) financial boost from Kuwait for construction of the 85-kilometre Chaya-Nyahua road in Tabora region...

12 Jun 2017

A day in the life of a smart city commuter - and why it's not so far from reality
A day in the life of a smart city commuter - and why it's not so far from reality

The alarm on your smartphone went off 10 minutes earlier than usual this morning. Parts of the city are closed off, so congestion is expected to be worse than usual. You'll need to catch an earlier bus...

By Marcin Budka 12 Jun 2017

Averda PDLP unlocks opportunities for women truck drivers
Averda PDLP unlocks opportunities for women truck drivers

As part of its drive to address a skills shortage of qualified and compliant heavy-duty vehicle drivers, Averda is unlocking opportunities for women truck drivers...

12 Jun 2017

Urban Mobility Summit maps out future of local transport
Urban Mobility Summit maps out future of local transport

At the recent Urban Mobility Summit, over 30 thought leaders in transport, tourism, education, and government met to discuss the future of transport in South Africa...

7 Jun 2017

UIDC 2017 a platform to unlock solutions for smart cities in Africa
UIDC 2017 a platform to unlock solutions for smart cities in Africa

The third annual Urban and Infrastructure Development Conference (UIDC 2017) provides a platform to unlock the growth potential of the African smart cities ecosystem...

7 Jun 2017

Western Cape vs Joburg: traffic fine differences will shock you
Western Cape vs Joburg: traffic fine differences will shock you

Different municipalities and provinces have different traffic fine legislation. But you may be surprised at just how big the difference is...

By Megan Ellis 5 Jun 2017

Grindrod CEO taking early retirement in July
Grindrod CEO taking early retirement in July

Transport and logistics group Grindrod has announced that CEO Alan Olivier would take early retirement in July after 10 years at the helm...

3 Jun 2017

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A letter to boda-boda riders

Bodaboda - "a type of motorcycle or bicycle with space for a passenger or for carrying goods, often used as a taxi" - is now a word in the English language...

By Bernard Tabaire 2 Jun 2017

The K53 testing may be scrapped!
The K53 testing may be scrapped!

In May, the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) announced to Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Transport that the scrapping of the K53 driver's licence testing system is under consideration...

By Sherryn de Vos 1 Jun 2017

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End in sight for Sandton Central traffic woes?

According to the Johannesburg Road Agency, on average roughly 50 of Johannesburg's 2,135 intersections experience signal downtime each day...

1 Jun 2017

The value of investing in location-based services
The value of investing in location-based services

Digitalisation is a trend offering many opportunities both for private individuals and for enterprises. Gartner already puts the number of devices connected via the internet at over 8.4 billion. And the figure is rising rapidly...

31 May 2017

Temba Driver License and Testing Centre open to public
Temba Driver License and Testing Centre open to public

The Temba Driver License and Testing Centre (DLTC) has been officially opened to members of the public...

29 May 2017

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City of CT, Stellenbosch University sign MoA for urban renewal in Bellville

The City of Cape Town and Stellenbosch University have signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for the mixed development of the Bellville Park University property located along the N1 freeway...

29 May 2017

Speed governors just one step in the right direction
Speed governors just one step in the right direction

Of the estimated 12 deaths a day on South African roads, 25% can be attributed to minibuses, midi-buses, buses and goods vehicles which weigh over 3,500kg...

29 May 2017

WTM Africa 2017 impressive increase in numbers
WTM Africa 2017 impressive increase in numbers

The WTM portfolio is set to smash last year's achievement of $7bn worldwide industry deals after posting impressive visitor increases at its recent 2017 events - WTM Latin America, WTM Africa and Arabian Travel Market...

Issued by World Travel Market Africa 26 May 2017

Gauteng ploughs billions into infrastructure
Gauteng ploughs billions into infrastructure

The Gauteng Provincial Government will over the next three years invest more than R44bn in infrastructure development, while provincial municipalities spend R94bn over the next five years...

26 May 2017

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How streets can help bridge social and spatial divides

I recently had a very inspiring conversation with Marcela Guerrero Casas, co-founder and MD of Open Streets Cape Town about the power of streets and its ability to bridge social and spatial divides...

By Ilse van den Berg 26 May 2017

MAN launches new Lion's Explorer bus at SABOA
MAN launches new Lion's Explorer bus at SABOA

At this year's South African Bus Operators Association conference, MAN Truck & Bus is showcasing the next generation of Lion's Explorer bus bodywork...

25 May 2017

Sanral pushes on with Wild Coast upgrades
Sanral pushes on with Wild Coast upgrades

The South African National Roads Agency (Sanral) is to award R3.1bn in tenders for two megabridges in the Eastern Cape in the next two months...

By Karl Gernetzky 25 May 2017

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