ARTICLES RELATING TO FESTIVE SEASON

Festive season road death toll drops slightly

2015-01-09 14:46

Road fatalities declined by 0.6% in the past festive season to 1 368, Transport Minister Dipuo Peters says, expressing dissatisfaction with the high number of deaths.

1 dead, 2 injured in KZN truck accident

2014-12-30 07:29

One person has been killed and two injured after an eight ton truck overturned on the R102 in Verulam near Durban, paramedics say.

5 die after car overturns in Free State

2014-12-25 12:10

Five people including a 3-year-old child have been killed after their car overturned and rolled near Reddersburg in the Free State on Thursday, paramedics say.

Chinese university bans ‘kitsch’ Christmas

2014-12-25 07:28

A university in north-western China has banned Christmas, calling it a 'kitsch' foreign celebration unfitting of the country's own traditions and making its students watch propaganda films instead.

Alleged hijacker killed in Vaal crash

2014-12-24 13:51

An alleged hijacker has been killed in a collision between a car and truck in Vanderbijlpark in Gauteng, paramedics say.

3 killed in crash near Grasmere Toll Plaza

2014-12-23 09:34

Three people have died and seven others were injured in an accident near the Grasmere Toll Plaza on the N1 in Johannesburg.

4 die in Soweto crash

2014-12-22 10:05

Four men have been found dead inside a car in what appears to have been an accident in Snake Park in Dobsonville, Soweto, Gauteng police say.

5 jolly GIFs to get you in the festive mood!

2014-12-03 07:00

Christmas is just a hop and a skip away so we're sharing a piece of our Christmas happiness in 5 GIFs with you!

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.

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.

 

Baby killed as car ploughs into pedestrians

2014-12-30 12:37

A baby has been killed and eight people injured when a car ploughed into a group of people in Bergville, KwaZulu-Natal paramedics say.

3 dead as bakkie collides with truck

2014-12-28 09:14

Three people have been killed and three others injured when a bakkie and truck collided on the N12 in Westonaria near Carletonville, paramedics say.

Accidents: 1 dead, 2 critical this Christmas

2014-12-25 10:30

One person has died and two left in critical condition following road accidents around the country this Christmas.

Festive fatalities down - transport minister

2014-12-24 15:59

There has been a 35% reduction in road deaths and a 42% reduction in crashes since the start of the 2014 festive season compared to the same period last year, Transport Minister Dipuo Peters says.

Pedestrian killed in KZN accident

2014-12-24 12:11

A man has died after being hit by a car near Hammarsdale, KwaZulu-Natal on Wednesday morning, emergency services say.

Anger after Durban nativity scene vandalised

2014-12-22 14:28

A baby doll depicting Jesus at a nativity scene display in Durban's upper-class Westville suburb has been ripped from its crib.

Lady Gaga is gearing up for Christmas in fun festive ways

2014-12-10 21:10

Lady Gaga has got Christmas fever and even decorated her own tree this year!

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.

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