Drivers to undergo fitness tests - Peters

2014-04-17 05:30

Transport Minister Dipuo Peters says clamping down on unfit drivers would help reduce road deaths, adding that some drivers would have to undergo fitness tests every six months.

Road Traffic board spent millions irregularly

2014-04-03 16:01

The former Road Traffic Management Corporation board irregularly spent more than R300m, according to the new board.

Transport dept to probe Kokstad crash

2014-03-21 08:34

Transport Minister Dipuo Peters and the RTMC plan to investigate the cause of the collision that killed seven people on the N2-Nolangeni near Kokstad.

Peters welcomes e-toll judgment

2014-03-13 15:46

Transport Minister Dipuo Peters calls on all parties to respect the independence of the judicial system by not continuing to question e-tolls processes.

E-tolls case: No Vatican City in SA

2014-03-05 05:30

The DA's assertion that the e-tolls bill is unconstitutional because it was passed without input from the provinces is incorrect, Judge Owen Rogers has heard.

E-tolls: Cloned number plates a challenge

2014-02-20 18:33

It is crucial to solve e-tolls billing challenges like the cloning of number plates, says the chair of the parliamentary portfolio committee on transport.

Ministers laud Zuma’s speech

2014-02-14 08:39

President Jacob Zuma's Cabinet members have lauded his "fair" and "balanced" State of the Nation address.

Sanral threatening taxi operators - NTA

2014-02-03 16:59

The National Taxi Alliance is demanding that taxi operators be issued with permits within three months to exempt them from paying for e-tolls.

Peters must suspend e-tolls - Outa

2014-01-19 17:54

The Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance has urged Transport Minister Dipuo Peters to suspend e-tolls as the system appears to crumble amid public rejection.

Most crashes avoidable: Peters

2014-01-09 20:03

An analysis of the festive season's road death toll indicated that most accidents were due to irresponsible and disrespectful conduct.

1 376 die on SA roads over festive season

2014-01-09 11:11

Preliminary statistics show that 1 376 people were killed on South Africa's roads during the festive season, Transport Minister Dipuo Peters says.

Peters: 'Be calm, avoid road rage'

2013-12-24 08:11

Transport minister Dipuo Peters has urged drivers to obey the rules of the road during the festive season as several road deaths were reported in South Africa.

Over 600 road deaths since 1 December - Peters

2013-12-20 22:39

Transport Minister Dipuo Peters says more than 600 lives have been lost in over 600 road accidents in December.

R290m spent on Nkandla road - report

2013-12-04 09:25

About R290m of taxpayers' money was spent on a road connecting President Jacob Zuma's hometown Nkandla to a neighbouring town, Transport Minister Dipuo Peters has confirmed.

Sanral blames e-toll glitches on EFTs

2013-12-03 21:41

Sanral says an investigation has revealed that problems experienced on its website stemmed from financial transaction options.

Zuma can still scrap e-tolls, says Cosatu

2013-12-03 15:24

It is not too late for President Jacob Zuma to nullify e-tolls, says the Congress of South African Trade Unions.

E-tolls protest goes airborne

2013-12-03 12:11

An aircraft towing an anti e-tolls banner took to the skies of Johannesburg as part of a new DA protest.

Don't buy e-tags, urge church leaders

2013-12-02 16:49

Church leaders have vowed to refuse to pay to use Gauteng freeways, calling on all South Africans to support the opposition of the e-tolls system.

Madonsela probing Peters

2013-12-02 14:41

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela is reportedly investigating Transport Minister Dipuo Peters for alleged improper conduct involving more than R500m in traffic fines and licence renewal fees.

Outa: E-tag doesn't mean law abiding

2013-12-02 14:13

There is no law that requires road users to buy an e-tag or register with Sanral to use Gauteng’s freeways, says Outa chairperson Wayne Duvenage.

World won't end because of e-tolls - Sanral

2013-12-02 13:14

No irreparable harm will be caused if e-tolling begins on Tuesday, Sanral has told the High Court in Pretoria.

E-toll countdown: Pockets could be hit hard

2013-12-01 22:25

With the implementation e-toll system imminent, Transport Minister Dipuo Peters has warned that while it's not a legal requirement to register, it's in motorists' bests interests financially.

SA establishes pollution prevention strategy

2013-11-30 12:10

South Africa has established a pollution prevention strategy to respond to environmental threats and help vessels at risk, Transport Minister Dipuo Peters says.

E-tolls prosecutions unclear - JPSA

2013-11-29 08:29

The intended processes for prosecuting those who do not pay Gauteng e-tolls are unclear, says the Justice Project SA.

All systems go for e-tolls bills - Sapo

2013-11-28 08:38

The SA Post Office says its system is ready to handle the e-toll billing process even if it received one million bills per day, according to a report.


Peters: Exercise Christian values during Easter

2014-04-10 22:07

Motorists should exercise Christian and Constitutional values when using the roads during the Easter break, Transport Minister Dipuo Peters has said.

E-toll debt already more than R543m

2014-04-02 12:39

Gauteng motorists have run up more than R500m in overdue fees since the e-toll system started in December, says to Transport Minister Dipuo Peters.

Why Sanral is public enemy Number One

2014-03-20 14:53

As e-toll complaints mount, the SA National Consumer Union says strong public opposition could have been avoided had Sanral heeded its call to rethink the process.

Peters: Time to transform aviation is now

2014-03-05 11:16

Transformation of the aviation industry in SA cannot just be about having a "flying domestic worker" set-up, says Minister of Transport Dipuo Peters.

Limpopo motorists warned after cops death

2014-02-27 22:37

The department of transport has appealed to motorists and pedestrians to be vigilant on the road after four Limpopo police officers were killed in an accident.

Sanral, minister admit e-toll problems

2014-02-18 14:55

Transport Minister Dipuo Peters says Sanral has been ordered to fix billing problems related to the Gauteng e-toll system.

Minister distances herself from Facebook page

2014-02-13 08:24

Transport Minister Dipuo Peters has dissociated herself from a bogus Facebook page that was started using her name.

PTA taxi protesters make fun of Zuma

2014-02-03 12:52

Hundreds of taxi operators have carried placards insulting President Jacob Zuma at a march against e-tolls in Pretoria.


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Dipuo Peters impostor in 419 scam

2014-01-09 14:12

Transport Minister Dipuo Peters's name is being used by an impostor in a 419 scam, who claims the minister needs help in moving $30.5m.

Motorists now see value of e-tags - Sanral

2014-01-08 10:21

The latest increase in the uptake of e-tags shows motorists are prepared to cooperate with Sanral, says the agency.

Keep safe on roads, says Peters

2013-12-23 14:12

Transport Minister Dipuo Peters has urged motorists to obey the rules of the road during the festive season as a number of accidents were reported across the country.

Mthatha airport quiet

2013-12-13 20:26

Quiet has returned to Mthatha airport late afternoon following rehearsals for the arrival of the body of former president Nelson Mandela.

78 die and ANC wants self-help system!

2013-12-04 08:18

"In the past 18 days, 78 people died," National transport minister Dipuo Peters urges South Africans to educate one another about road safety.

E-toll tariffs exaggerated, says Peters

2013-12-03 19:53

Expected monthly e-toll tariffs payable by light motor vehicles show that about 83% of motorists will not pay more than R100 a month, says Transport Minister Dipuo Peters.

Peters urges road safety education in SA

2013-12-03 12:13

Transport Minister Dipuo Peters has urged South Africans to educate one another about road safety, especially during peak seasons.

Gauteng freeways no longer free

2013-12-02 19:32

Despite numerous court cases, protests and extensive media coverage, the e-tolls system is set to kick in within just a few hours.

E-tolls case not dead, says FF Plus

2013-12-02 16:25

The Freedom Front Plus says its battle against e-tolls is not necessarily dead, despite the High Court in Pretoria scrapping the case from the roll.

Last ditch bid to stop e-tolls fails

2013-12-02 14:37

The application by the Freedom Front Plus to stop the implementation of e-tolling has been scrapped from the court roll.

E-tolls timeline: How it unfolded

2013-12-02 13:57

As e-tolls go live, here are 27 key points you should know about how the system came about.

E-toll case a ploy, says Peters' counsel

2013-12-02 12:29

A court application by the FF Plus is a deliberate ploy to delay e-tolling, legal counsel for Transport Minister Dipuo Peters has said in the High Court in Pretoria.

Renewed call to register for e-tolls

2013-12-01 18:03

The transport minister has again urged motorists to register for e-tolls before the implementation of the system.

Alternative e-toll routes touted

2013-11-29 05:00

Gauteng has sought to assure motorists it will maintain roads that can serve as an alternative to tolled routes.

Free lawyer for first e-toll case

2013-11-25 12:48

A law firm has offered to defend the first non-compliant e-toll road user as a test case.

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