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Traffic officers to get body cameras
Traffic officers to get body camerasArticle

Traffic officers will be issued with body cameras to assist in gathering evidence and improving the conviction rate of traffic law violators...

30 Mar 2021

Get to grips with AARTO with an online course from expert
Get to grips with AARTO with an online course from expertArticle

Alta Swanepoel has developed an online training course to assist company representatives and individuals understand the impact of the AARTO legislation...

Issued by LexisNexis 11 Nov 2020

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D-Day looms for expired vehicle discsArticle

The Road Traffic Management Corporation has reminded motorists to renew any vehicle licence discs, which expired between March and May...

22 Sep 2020

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Have your say on the national taxi lekgotlaArticle

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has called on South Africans to have their say on the National Taxi Lekgotla discussion document...

14 Sep 2020

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Transport revises taxi regulations during lockdownArticle

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has announced revised regulations that call on the taxi industry to among others, reduce the number of passengers ferried per ride during the 21-day nationwide lockdown, implemented to curb the spread of Covid-19...

2 Apr 2020

President Cyril Ramaphosa
Ramaphosa announces nationwide lockdownArticle

South Africa will enter a nationwide lockdown for 21-days with effect from midnight on Thursday 26 March 2020, President Cyril Ramaphosa said...

24 Mar 2020

What to do in a motor vehicle accident? Stay calm!
What to do in a motor vehicle accident? Stay calm!Article

Getting involved in a motor vehicle accident is a daunting and unpleasant experience. But what should you do if you have been involved?

Naresh Maharaj 7 Jan 2020

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South Africa's road killings: A window into the lawless psyche of our nationArticle

Road fatalities are often highlighted when public figures are killed, or during the festive season and holidays such as Easter. A sad reality is that April is not one of the worst months on our roads despite the number of fatalities - it stands in seventh place when compared to the other months of the year...

Jan Coetzee 28 Oct 2019

Expect more impounds with CT's Traffic By-Law amendments, now open for comment
Expect more impounds with CT's Traffic By-Law amendments, now open for commentArticle

The City of Cape Town is proposing numerous changes to its Traffic By-Law, including amendments that deal with the impoundment of private vehicles and the e-hailing sector. The amended Traffic By-law will be available for public comment throughout October...

2 Oct 2019

Taking safety to the road
Taking safety to the roadArticle

Tyre burst was implicated as a major contributor to road crashes in the Easter 2019 period...

20 Aug 2019

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CoCT traffic service to increase DLTCs administrative staffArticle

Four million rand has been set aside to appoint more clerks at Gallows Hill, Joe Gqabi, Milnerton, Durbanville, Brackenfell and Hillstar...

16 Aug 2019

An illegal vehicle never becomes legal
An illegal vehicle never becomes legalArticle

No matter how long you keep an illegal vehicle in your possession it never becomes legal...

18 Jun 2019

AARTO Bill ready to be signed by the President
AARTO Bill ready to be signed by the PresidentArticle

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...

9 Apr 2019

Have your say on traffic laws
Have your say on traffic lawsArticle

The Traffic Law Enforcement Committee has invited members of the public to provide comments on the future and direction of road traffic law enforcement in South Africa...

18 Feb 2019

Kommetjie Road Project draws to a close
Kommetjie Road Project draws to a closeArticle

The Kommetjie Road Project, Cape Towns's biggest congestion relief projects with a total investment of R194m over three years, is now in the final year...

4 Feb 2019

Truck driver to appear in court for transporting illegal immigrants
Truck driver to appear in court for transporting illegal immigrantsArticle

The driver of a truck that was transporting 87 illegal immigrants intercepted at the Polokwane control centre on Wednesday, is expected to appear before the Polokwane High Court on Monday...

14 Sep 2018

Part II: The infrastructure that makes up the network of networks
Part II: The infrastructure that makes up the network of networksArticle

Have you ever wondered "what is the internet really?" You're not alone. That's why I've developed a series of posts to explain how the internet works...

Jarryd Chatz 6 Feb 2018

Eleven Limpopo traffic officers in court for corruption
Eleven Limpopo traffic officers in court for corruptionArticle

The 11 traffic officers arrested in Mokopane, Limpopo, for bribery and corruption are due to appear in the court this morning...

31 Jan 2018

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SA's festive drivers: 46,029 speed, 15,538 unlicensed, 14,174 vehicles unlicensedArticle

Statistics released by the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) on Friday revealed the top five offences based on written traffic fines...

Penwell Dlamini 29 Dec 2017

Corrupt traffic officers behind bars
Corrupt traffic officers behind barsArticle

An ongoing joint operation between the Hawks' and the Road Traffic Management Corporation's National Traffic Anti-Corruption Unit has netted a further 12 traffic officers in the Tzaneen area...

15 Dec 2017

JMPD officer sentenced for R100 bribe
JMPD officer sentenced for R100 bribeArticle

A Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) officer has been sentenced to three years imprisonment or R5000 fine for accepting a R100 bribe...

6 Oct 2017

Is carpooling the future of urban mobility?
Is carpooling the future of urban mobility?Article

Advances in driverless technology are unstoppable and will likely replace existing private vehicles in all cities across the world in the next 15 - 20 years...

Chris Megan 24 Aug 2017

SA negative about public transport
SA negative about public transportArticle

TOPSA is an annual survey, intended to gauge public opinion on transport issues in South Africa. The latest results show that public transport is considered unsafe, unreliable, ineffective or unaffordable by South Africans...

13 Jul 2017

Survey: Driver attitudes going from bad to worse
Survey: Driver attitudes going from bad to worseArticle

Almost 90% of South African motorists believe compliance with the laws of the road has worsened over the past two years...

5 May 2017

Getting a dash cam – what you need to know
Getting a dash cam – what you need to knowArticle

If a picture says a thousand words, a video speaks volumes. Hence the popularity of dashboard cameras...

Jeff Osborne 2 Feb 2017

New traffic facility opens in Atlantis
New traffic facility opens in AtlantisArticle

The City of Cape Town's Safety and Security Directorate has officially opened a new traffic facility in Atlantis. The new Atlantis Driving Licence Testing Centre is big enough to...

1 Dec 2016

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Taxi businesses could be harmed by demerit system - SA TaxiArticle

Taxi business financier SA Taxi says the proposed implementation of a point demerit system for South African drivers could bring small taxi businesses to a grinding halt...

8 Sep 2016

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UJ State of Transport Opinion Poll reveals public transport concernsArticle

"The single greatest concern that people have regarding transport is the quality, accessibility, and frequencies of public transport."

24 Aug 2016

Cape Town impounds more than 300 Uber vehicles
Cape Town impounds more than 300 Uber vehiclesArticle

Storm clouds continue to gather around app-based ride service Uber as more than 300 of its partner drivers' vehicles have been impounded by the City of Cape Town...

Bekezela Phakathi 21 Jul 2016

Bizters are doing it for bread
Bizters are doing it for breadArticle

Brothers and Bizters, this year sees Bizcommunity launch the inaugural Bizters for Bread Corporate Challenge, whereby we are inviting our fellow Cape Town-based biz communities to rise to our challenge to walk against hunger...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 12 Jul 2016

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Western Cape Transport deploys new hand-held devicesArticle

Brand new hand-held devices have now been deployed by the Department of Transport and Public Works to assist provincial traffic officers...

22 Dec 2015

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Step-up Arrive Alive campaignArticle

As the festive season rapidly approaches, the Department of Transport must increase the visibility of traffic officers on our roads and ensure that regular and random vehicle roadworthy inspections...

30 Nov 2015

MEC: crooked cops threaten tourism
MEC: crooked cops threaten tourismArticle

Corrupt police or traffic officers in South Africa, Mozambique and Swaziland are preying on foreign visitors by looking for traffic violations where there are none...

News24 Correspondent 11 Nov 2015

Keep cops in the dark on SA roads
Keep cops in the dark on SA roadsArticle

Can more traffic officers on night shift make a dent in the country's after-dark road fatality rate? The KwaZulu-Natal transport department and JMPD believe they can...

14 Sep 2015

MerSETA backs SATMC tyre safety training
MerSETA backs SATMC tyre safety trainingArticle

South African roads will soon be safer thanks to a financial boost from the Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services Sector Education and Training Authority...

9 Sep 2015

Abandoned unroadworthy sedan taxis crushed by City
Abandoned unroadworthy sedan taxis crushed by CityArticle

The City of Cape Town has crushed 44 unroadworthy and abandoned sedan taxis which have been languishing at the Maitland pound for several years...

8 Sep 2015

Traffic officers go back to school
Traffic officers go back to schoolArticle

PRETORIA: The Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) has sent 160 traffic officers back to training...

26 Aug 2015

Know the traffic fine rules with MiWay's free e-book
Know the traffic fine rules with MiWay's free e-bookArticle

Do you know your rights? Do you know the rules and obligations applicable to you and the officer when a Metro police officer pulls you over?

29 Jul 2015

Agbiz workshop focuses on new transport legislation
Agbiz workshop focuses on new transport legislationArticle

The new regulations pertaining to the National Road Traffic Act, which came into effect on 31 October 2014 and on 31 January 2015 (Regulations 330A to 330D), are not good news for both consignors and consignees...

20 Feb 2015

Female matriculants chosen to take on SA skies
Female matriculants chosen to take on SA skiesArticle

The Air Traffic and Navigation Services (ATNS) has offered a once-in-a-life-time opportunity to 24 young female matriculants to undergo specialised aviation training to become Air Traffic Controllers (ATCOs)...

3 Feb 2015

In-depth training for traffic officers about tyres
In-depth training for traffic officers about tyresArticle

The South African Tyre Manufacturers Conference (SATMC) has partnered the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) to offer in-depth training and practical workshops to educate Traffic College officials with regards to the legal requirements when checking tyres on vehicles.

3 Jul 2014

North West to focus on mining towns
North West to focus on mining townsArticle

MAFIKENG: The North West provincial government has set aside over R460-million for housing projects in the mining area of Marikana.

30 Jun 2014

Roadblock cheers motorists
Roadblock cheers motoristsArticle

Traffic officers targeted sober drivers on a major KwaZulu-Natal highway last week. Instead of handing out fines and warnings, cheerful officers dished out free toll passes and R100 grocery vouchers. Surprised but happy motorists drove off without complaint.

5 May 2014

KZN's Easter road safety campaign
KZN's Easter road safety campaignArticle

Sharp focus will fall on road safety in KwaZulu-Natal as the country prepares for the upcoming Easter holiday this weekend.

15 Apr 2014

Road safety drive fails to stem carnage
Road safety drive fails to stem carnageArticle

Despite more than 840 road blocks and 3,800 arrests for traffic infringements during the end-of-year holiday season, the death toll on SA's roads were little changed from a year ago, with 1,357 people losing their lives between 1 December and 7 January.

Nicky Smith 13 Jan 2014

Faulty trucks suspended from KZN roads
Faulty trucks suspended from KZN roadsArticle

A total of 17 faulty trucks were taken off the road in Pietermaritzburg on Sunday according to the the KwaZulu-Natal transport department.

25 Nov 2013

Road accidents cost SA R306bn a year
Road accidents cost SA R306bn a yearArticle

An estimated R306bn was lost to the economy annually as a result of road accidents‚ Transport Minister Dipuo Peters said on Wednesday, 17 September.

Linda Ensor 19 Sep 2013

Taxi that shocked police officers
Taxi that shocked police officersArticle

An unlicenced taxi driver who packed 21 schoolchildren in an unroadworthy vehicle had a brush with the law on Wednesday, 11 September.

12 Sep 2013

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