The high cost of petrol does not only diminish consumer bank balances but also influences where people choose to buy a home.
David de Waal 15 Apr 2014 09:45
The public protector's office has met the National Consumer Commission to discuss motorists' complaints about Sanral's e-tolls billing system.
14 Apr 2014 10:27
As value for money, coupled with convenience and accessibility of location become an increasing priority for home buyers across all sectors of the market, the strategically positioned and well-priced...
4 Apr 2014 09:00
Cable thieves have darkened Gauteng's R20bn freeway network as streetlights along the route have ceased to function.
4 Apr 2014 08:40
The company that brought us e-tolls stands accused of mowing and killing rare and endangered plant species growing along national roads.
Bobby Jordan 18 Mar 2014 06:41
The government has spent more than R6m on legal fees to fight public and political opposition against e-tolls.
25 Feb 2014 09:04
The controversial e-toll system is likely to lower property prices in neighbourhoods on toll routes, according to Marina Constas, a specialist sectional title attorney and a director at BBM Attorneys....
21 Feb 2014 09:41
The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) has stressed that qualifying public transport is exempted from paying for e-tolls on the Gauteng e-roads.
4 Feb 2014 06:56
New vehicle prices are the latest casualty of the weakening rand, prompting motor industry companies to predict a double-digit inflation rate for this year.
Nick Hedley 31 Jan 2014 08:42
Major taxi routes in and around Johannesburg are expected to shut down on Monday, 3 February, as the National Taxi Alliance embarks on a protest that will leave thousands of commuters stranded.
31 Jan 2014 08:30
2014 has only just begun and already January is about done! As we grit our teeth and surge into the wide open spaces of a brand new year, it wouldn't hurt to have a last glance back because, without...
Gavin Mills 28 Jan 2014 10:49
The SA National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) has agreed to withdraw its boast that e-tolling could increase a company's profits by 20%.
28 Jan 2014 08:05
As I sit down to write this piece, I am faced with the latest evidence of the ever growing censorship practices carried out by the SABC, the latest being the banning of material that shows the booing...
Gail Schimmel 23 Jan 2014 06:16
Billions spent on creating brand awareness can be helped or harmed by the instinctive actions - good or bad - of frontline staff.
William Smook 20 Jan 2014 14:27
NEWSWATCH: Gauteng's use of ANC colours in billboards and posters - supposedly to publicise the administration's work, but using ANC party colours - has raised questions, reports Mail & Guardian.
Rod Baker 17 Jan 2014 08:07
Businesses under pressure from increasing costs might soon start passing the increases on to consumers‚ resulting in consumers having to pay more for goods‚ South African Chamber of Commerce and...
Ntsakisi Maswanganyi 15 Jan 2014 12:06
There are many catchphrases that have heralded in 2014 - and "Show us the invoice!" is certainly one of them.
Issued by Janine Lazarus Media Consultancy 10 Jan 2014 09:31
Toll roads chief Nazir Alli has briefed the top leadership of the African National Congress (ANC) on the highly divisive e-toll system‚ which is set to be a burning issue in the run-up to elections...
Nicky Smith 10 Jan 2014 07:06
The cash-strapped Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) has approached unnamed donor agencies for financial support as it continues to battle to have the road toll programme scrapped.
Nicky Smith 9 Jan 2014 06:14
The scene is set for a major battle between civil society groups‚ private citizens and the state in the coming months‚ with temperatures already running hot during the normally sleepy holiday season...
Nicky Smith 31 Dec 2013 06:46
NEWSWATCH: Times Live reports retailers did not have particularly festive Christmas season.
Rod Baker 30 Dec 2013 07:48
People who fail to pay e-tolls will be breaking the law and will have to suffer the consequences‚ the South African National Roads Agency (Sanral) insists in its continuing spat with the Justice...
Linda Ensor 24 Dec 2013 07:14
Motorists are obliged to pay their e-tolls whether or not they receive an invoice from Sanral, claims agency spokesman Vusi Mona.
20 Dec 2013 08:19
Consumer indebtedness to local authorities has grown in the past six months‚ with households owing R90.5bn to municipalities throughout the country as at the end of September‚ the Treasury reported.
Linda Ensor 18 Dec 2013 06:25
Despite a PricewaterhouseCoopers report this month pointing towards an ailing South African construction industry, a few developers, such as Joburg-based Krisp Properties, have astounded the market by...
17 Dec 2013 09:37
Krisp Properties had fared very well despite the challenging economic conditions highlighted in the recent PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) SA Construction Survey, and is looking forward to even better...
17 Dec 2013 07:09
The latest retail sales data suggest a poor festive season for most households as the level of debt remains high while finances have deteriorated further.
Maarten Mittner 12 Dec 2013 06:58
Ask Afrika revealed that only 9% of Gauteng motorists had an e-tag on the day before the launch of e-tolls and 57% said they won't pay an e-toll account.
11 Dec 2013 14:29
Since the global recession, spending behaviour has gone through various transitions, the consumer has become more and more budget savvy. Could it be that desperate times do indeed call for desperate...
Tralone Khoza 10 Dec 2013 11:40
Credit ratings agency Moody's has confirmed the South African National Roads Agency Limited's (Sanral) issuer ratings of Baa3/P-3 (global scale‚ local and foreign currency) and of A3.za (South African...
9 Dec 2013 07:48
FNB Commercial Agriculture, together with the Cane Growers Association recently held a Farmers Day programme in Eston and Noodsberg in KwaZulu-Natal to engage with cane farmers on economic and...
3 Dec 2013 10:19
Fleet owners respond to Department of Transport announcement that the Gauteng E-tolls system would go live today, Tuesday 3 December 2013.
3 Dec 2013 07:42
Following the protracted court battle over e-tolling in Gauteng, the government, through its agency SANRAL, intends to have the toll gantries in the province operational within weeks.
John Roberts 2 Dec 2013 11:30
South African companies that import goods from other regions have come under increasing pressure over the last 10 years, as a result of continuous, steep increases in the petrol price.
29 Nov 2013 15:16
Technology innovation company AfriGIS's Navigation tools offer you free logbook functionality with tolling components
Issued by AfriGIS 29 Nov 2013 12:53
The Road Accident Fund will commission a study next year to determine the possible effects of the government's drive to shift freight from road to rail and to increase the use of rail as a means of...
29 Nov 2013 09:19
"At present, we only know," George Orwell wrote in his great piece on censorship, "that the imagination, like certain wild animals, will not breed in captivity." Orwell was wrong.
Anton Harber 29 Nov 2013 08:32
Avis Southern Africa has acknowledged the positive impact of tolls in Gauteng and says it will continue to support upgrades to roads around the country. .
28 Nov 2013 10:58
The SA National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) is continuing to mislead the public about e-tags and e-tolling, the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) said on Tuesday, 26 November.
27 Nov 2013 10:13
The SA National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) has more than 1.4m unsold e-tags, according to Transport Minister Dipuo Peters.
20 Nov 2013 06:41
The introduction of e-tolls to major national roads in Gauteng has forced property developers to re-think their game plan.
6 Nov 2013 16:15
People should not see e-tolls as a pest, but should rather appreciate the world class infrastructure tolling made possible, ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe claimed.
Devereaux Morkel 5 Nov 2013 11:07
Government's plan to slash official perks is a welcome development but more needs to be done to ensure tax money stays in the country, the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) said last week.
28 Oct 2013 10:03
The Congress of SA Trade Unions' (Cosatu) president Sdumo Dlamini has slammed what he says is a "piecemeal approach" adopted by President Jacob Zuma on the e-tolls debacle.
Hlengiwe Nhlabathi 24 Oct 2013 12:21
The Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) does not have the funds to appeal the Supreme Court of Appeal's dismissal of its challenge to e-tolls, chairman Wayne Duvenage said last week.
21 Oct 2013 08:58
The Gautrain Management Agency has proposed seven new routes for the express train that will expand the current network from places of employment to residential areas.
18 Oct 2013 06:31
The Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) has rejected claims that it is encouraging Gauteng motorists to break the law and not pay their e-toll bills.
17 Oct 2013 10:31
While strikes in the local vehicle and component manufacturing industries have come to an end, South African commercial vehicle fleet operators and related transport industry companies continue to be...
Issued by Johannesburg International Motor Show 16 Oct 2013 11:36
The user-pays principle to be implemented on Gauteng's freeways was comparable to paying to use a toilet, Transport Minister Dipuo Peters said on Thursday (10 October).
Adam Wakefield 11 Oct 2013 09:06
The Supreme Court of Appeal's dismissal of the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance's (Outa) challenge to e-tolls makes no difference to Cosatu's campaign, the trade union federation said on...
10 Oct 2013 10:25
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