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.

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

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Not taking leave this year?

2014-12-18 00:00

During December, the half-empty office can be a downer. Here are some tips to survive,and celebrate, the festive season at work.

Take control of your Christmas spending

2014-12-17 00:00

Your finances don’t have to suffer this festive season. Here’s how to cut back and take charge.

SA ditches chocolate for cash this Christmas

2014-12-05 09:28

According to a survey, South Africans will be spending more on food and less on travel and socialising this festive season.

SA cutting down on travel and socialising this Xmas

2014-12-04 13:20

According to a survey, South Africans will be spending more on food and less on travel and socialising this festive season.

Christmas gifts that keep on giving

2014-11-26 15:22

Columnist, Natasha Marais, shares classic Christmas gift ideas.

Festive Season at The Oyster Box

2014-11-17 10:51

The festive season at the Oyster Box always proves to be a highlight and 2014 will be no different.

Did Christmas hurt your relationship?

2014-11-06 16:58

Healthy cash flow and your size 34 figure may not have been the only casualties of the festive season. How is your relationship doing?

Stellenbosch festooned with Festive Season experiences

2014-10-13 10:09

The ‘forever young’ town of Stellenbosch is donning all its bells and whistles to offer locals and holidaymakers alike a festooned line up of indulgences and experiences during this 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.

 

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.

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

2014-12-30 00:00

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

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.

Get into the festive spirit!

2014-12-18 00:00

Christmas can be a crazy time of year. Between work and family commitments, parties, holiday plans and present shopping, it's easy to lose those festive feelings. Here's how to get back into the spirit.

Festive season life-saving ideas

2014-12-12 00:00

Stressed about the coming festive season? Don't worry, we've got your back.

Stay sexy over the silly season

2014-12-10 12:26

Want to keep your relationship happy and your sexy times sweet over the holiday season? Dorothy Black tells you how...

10 tips for a safe festive season

2014-12-04 14:33

It’s silly season again and that means it’s time to be even more vigilant around crime and safety.

Christmas gifts that keep on giving

2014-12-03 21:00

Columnist, Natasha Marais, shares classic Christmas gift ideas.

10 tips for a safe festive season

2014-12-03 13:30

Parties and indulgence in alcohol are associated with the silly season and that means it’s time to be even more vigilant around crime and safety.

Christmas gifts that keep on giving

2014-11-28 10:02

Columnist, Natasha Marais, shares classic Christmas gift ideas.

Avoid over-spoiling your kids this festive season

2014-11-19 14:55

Kids can lose sight of the real value of things if parents spoil them too much.

Christmas dinner for slimmers

2014-11-12 15:26

Spare a thought for the dieters this year and prepare a Christmas dinner that isn’t loaded with kilojoules, fat and cholesterol.

Healthy holiday food

2014-11-06 15:43

The festive season is all about lolling on the beach, long-distance drives and late-night celebrations – but unfortunately it’s about indulgence and expanding waistlines too.

Celebrate the Festive Season in style at the Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa

2014-09-30 10:01

There is no better way to celebrate the festive season than at the five-star Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa. Twelve Apostles Mountain Range, beautiful venues and impeccable service will ensure an unforgettable experience.

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.

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