ARTICLES RELATING TO FESTIVE SEASON

Surge in traffic expected on SA roads

2014-01-10 14:35

Traffic officers will be out in full force this weekend for an expected surge in traffic volumes as thousands return home ahead of the start of the school year.

Mpumalanga road deaths drop 16.5%

2014-01-09 10:26

Fewer road accidents and deaths were recorded in Mpumalanga in December 2013 compared to the previous year, the provincial community safety department says.

Anger over drunk driving conviction rate

2014-01-05 08:17

Traffic and police officers have spoken out about the low conviction rate for drunk drivers, blaming this on inefficiency and bribery, according to a report.

Man swept out to sea, drowns

2013-12-31 13:19

A man has drowned after being swept out to sea at Ramsgate beach, KwaZulu-Natal paramedics say.

Gauteng road deaths 'alarmingly high'

2013-12-31 11:12

Road fatalities in Gauteng are reaching alarmingly high levels this festive season with 177 people already dead, traffic police say.

Your days are numbered, drunk drivers told

2013-12-29 14:47
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Drunk drivers will face the full might of the law and could land up behind bars, acting Transport Minister Dikobe Benedict Martins has said.

Cop brings Xmas joy to orphans

2013-12-25 18:52

A Free State police cluster commander has presented Christmas gifts to orphans in Thabong and Hennenman.

855 killed so far on roads this festive season

2013-12-24 19:34

Since the start of December, 855 people have been killed in more than 700 fatal crashes countrywide, the Road Traffic Management Corporation says.

No burials at Ekurhuleni cemeteries

2013-12-24 15:46

Ekurhuleni cemeteries will be closed for burials on Christmas and New Year's day, the municipality says.

Consumers warned of debt trap

2013-12-23 16:04

Credit cards are like little soldiers marching consumers one day at a time closer to their ruler - debt, experts warn.

Party-season survival plan

2013-12-23 14:08

If you've been watching your diet over the past months and getting ready to show off your new figure this summer, you may be approaching the party season with some trepidation.

Watch out for the skelms who are trying to steal your money this festive season

2013-12-23 10:01

The festive season is a great time of summer holidays and celebration; however, it is also a time when crime is on the rise.

Boats collide at St Francis Bay

2013-12-22 22:11

A woman almost lost her leg after being hit by a propeller which had come loose when two boats collided on the Krom River, in St Francis Bay, the NSRI says.

Cops killed in crash, prisoner injured

2013-12-19 15:46

Two policemen have died and two other people, including a prisoner, have been injured in a head-on collision near King William's Town.

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Boy, 12, dies after being hit by car

2013-12-18 15:39

A 12-year-old boy died after being hit by a car on the N2 near the Spaghetti Junction in Durban.

Watch out for the skelms who are trying to steal your money this festive season

2013-12-18 09:53

The festive season is a great time of summer holidays and celebration; however, it is also a time when crime is on the rise.

4 die as 3 vehicles collide in Bloem

2013-12-16 12:23

Four people have been killed and four others seriously injured in a collision involving three vehicles in Bloemfontein.

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.

North West revellers told to behave

2013-11-30 09:05

North West police officials have warned revellers that if they do not behave at the 16th annual '60s party in Mahikeng, they will spend the weekend in jail.

Cape Town on festive season safety alert

2013-11-25 12:21

Busy tourist attractions come with pitfalls - The City of Cape Town's safety plan includes this 24/7 hotline 082 415 7127 - we did a test call to set our minds at ease. Tell us what you think?

How many weeks of holiday is that?

2013-11-15 08:57

The school holidays always tends to break the bank. Kim Norton shares some cost effective tips for school holiday activities!

How many weeks of holiday is that?

2013-11-15 08:37

The school holidays always tends to break the bank. Kim Norton shares some cost effective tips for school holiday activities!

It's almost THAT time of the year again!

2013-10-17 10:56

A reader can't believe how fast the year has flown by and plans to do things differently this time around.

It's almost THAT time of the year again!

2013-10-16 12:15

A reader can't believe how fast the year has flown by and plans to do things differently this time around.

 

1 376 die on SA roads over festive season

2014-01-09 11:11
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Preliminary statistics show that 1 376 people were killed on South Africa's roads during the festive season, Transport Minister Dipuo Peters says.

Alcohol a major cause of road deaths

2014-01-05 10:46

A Medical Research Council survey has found that alcohol remains a leading cause of death on South African roads, according to a report.

December road deaths may reach 2007 level

2014-01-02 20:48

As the number of road deaths in December looks set to rise to the highest recorded since 2007, officials have called for a collective effort to reduce road accidents.

Watch out for the skelms who are trying to steal your money this festive season

2013-12-31 12:00

The festive season is a great time of summer holidays and celebration; however, it is also a time when crime is on the rise.

Western Cape passenger deaths down

2013-12-30 14:47

The number of passengers killed in road accidents in the Western Cape has decreased by half compared to last year, transport MEC Robin Carlisle says.

Beware 'holiday heart syndrome'

2013-12-27 12:36

Ever heard of 'holiday heart syndrome'? It's an irregular heartbeat caused by too much alcohol. Here's how to handle it.

SA tourists advised to be careful in Mozambique

2013-12-24 17:19

South African holiday-makers have been advised to exercise caution, but not to worry about travelling to Mozambique, following recent kidnappings and violence in the country.

Beware 'holiday heart syndrome'

2013-12-24 12:20

Ever heard of 'holiday heart syndrome'? It's an irregular heartbeat caused by too much alcohol. Here's how to handle it.

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.

High traffic volumes out of Gauteng - RTMC

2013-12-23 12:12

High traffic volumes are moving on major routes out of Gauteng as Christmas draws nearer, the Road Traffic Management Corporation says.

How many weeks of holiday is that?

2013-12-23 09:00

The school holidays always tends to break the bank. Kim Norton shares some cost effective tips for school holiday activities!

Minstrels, Cape Town sign agreement

2013-12-22 18:02

The City of Cape Town and various minstrel associations have signed an agreement to ensure the Cape Minstrels' annual carnival is a success, mayor Patricia de Lille says.

Man, son die in Mpumalanga crash

2013-12-19 11:01

A man and his 3-year-old son have died and a woman has been injured injured after their car was struck from the side by a truck between Trichardt and Kriel in Mpumalanga.

450 unroadworthy vehicles pulled off Mpuma roads

2013-12-18 20:49

Mpumalanga's festive season programme has seen 450 unroadworthy vehicles pulled off the road in a week.

Biker dies after speeding, missing curve

2013-12-18 15:39

A motorcyclist was killed in an accident on the R37 at Chuenespoort, Limpopo. It appears the man was speeding when he missed a curve and skidded, paramedics have said.

Retrenched in the Festive Season

2013-12-18 09:48

Many people receive the nasty surprise of a retrenchment slip just before their companies close for the festive season. What does the law say about this?

Broke in December? Fix that festive hole in your pocket!

2013-12-04 15:02

All you need is a change in silly season mind-set to leave your savings balance unchanged

Send us your pics: My city or town in festive season mode

2013-12-02 11:40

It's that time of year again - send us pics of the festivities in your neck of the woods and you could win a R1 000 kalahari.com shopping voucher in time for some last-minute shopping.

‘Tis the season to be silly?

2013-11-29 17:30

The festive season is upon us, and with it, parties, celebrations and fireworks. Here’s how to NOT get in trouble this silly season.

Wallet nightmare: Which bank scores best

2013-11-19 07:14

How would your bank react if you suddenly find yourself without your bank cards? Adriaan Kruger canvassed a few banks to find out.

How many weeks of holiday is that?

2013-11-15 08:57

The school holidays always tends to break the bank. Kim Norton shares some cost effective tips for school holiday activities!

It's almost THAT time of the year again!

2013-10-17 09:45

A reader can't believe how fast the year has flown by and plans to do things differently this time around.

It's almost THAT time of the year again!

2013-10-15 14:55

A reader can't believe how fast the year has flown by and plans to do things differently this time around.

 
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