Allegations of 'third force' in KZN taxi violence

2015-01-26 11:41

A leaked document has revealed deeply entrenched issues in the KwaZulu-Natal minibus taxi violence arena, pointing to a wider conspiracy that includes government organs being co-opted into fighting battles for taxi dons.

Tshwane mayor apologises for road woes

2015-01-21 19:06

Refurbishment of Pretoria's inner city had been delayed due to contractual problems, Tshwane Mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa says.

Metrorail Gauteng trains delayed due to power failure

2015-01-15 07:13

Metrorail says train services on the Naledi-Johannesburg and Vereeniging-Johannesburg routes have been delayed due to an overhead power failure.

Can Uber and its ride-sharing app rule the world?

2015-01-08 16:08

The global groundswell against Uber is, on its face, a futile fight because Uber has a huge war chest it can use to beat back legal challenges around the world.

Call to cap Uber surge charges

2015-01-05 14:23

An Uber customer has called on the business to cap its surge charge practice, with other users calling their dynamic pricing 'exploitative'.

At least 4 killed in Germany bus crash

2014-12-30 18:06

At least 4 passengers have been killed and 38 injured in a bus crash on a German highway.

JPSA: Protector report vindicated us

2014-12-23 05:00

Justice Project SA says it has been vindicated by the public protector's finding that the Johannesburg metro police acted improperly when it sent fines by ordinary post instead of registered mail.

Germany approves toll on foreign motorists

2014-12-17 13:45

Chancellor Angela Merkel's cabinet has approved draft legislation to implement a toll on foreign motorists using German roads.

Gauteng MEC wants to close taxi routes - report

2014-12-13 10:00

Gauteng Transport MEC Ismail Vadi wants to shut down some of the province's taxi routes because of taxi violence, it has been reported.

National transport forum to be launched

2014-12-09 12:30

Minister of Transport Dipuo Peters will officially launch both the National Transport Forum and Transport Sector B-BBEE Charter Council.

DriveNow: Drive-'n-drop-anywhere BMWs

2014-12-08 08:52

BMW and urban mobility specialists Sixt have launched a car-sharing scheme in London to give people access to a fleet of 210 BMWs among them 30 of that automaker's new i3 battery-cars.

Almost 4 000 taxis impounded in CT

2014-11-30 16:06

Nearly 4 000 taxis have been impounded for permit violations in the last 16 months in Cape Town, the city says.

UK truck driver shortage threatens Christmas

2014-11-21 12:42

A shortage of truckers on Britain's roads could leave Christmas shoppers out in the cold as tough new rules for drivers kick in.

Denmark seeks to block Uber taxi service

2014-11-19 18:42

Denmark's national transport authority has filed a police complaint against the Uber car-sharing startup which they said was operating illegally.

Taxi strikes choke economic drive - chamber

2014-11-18 07:00

Recurring taxi strikes and threats of more protest action are hampering economic growth, says the Johannesburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Striking taxi drivers pull passengers from cars

2014-11-17 14:47

A strike by Gauteng minibus taxi drivers has turned ugly after highways were blockaded and passengers allegedly pulled out of vehicles, according to a report.

Taxi strike: your reactions

2014-11-17 12:24

Commuters have taken to social media to express their frustration over the taxi strike that has left scores of people in Gauteng stranded without warning.

Gauteng taxi strike to affect bus service

2014-11-17 09:41

A taxi strike that left commuters stranded in Johannesburg was expected to also disrupt the Reya Vaya bus service, Johannesburg metro police have said.

'Virtual wallets' keep Indian Uber alive

2014-11-13 14:06

Controversial taxi-hailing app Uber has changed its payment method for Indian customers - a virtual wallet linked to their bank cards.

Man rushing to wife caught speeding at 209km/h

2014-11-09 14:30

A man has been caught speeding at 209km/h in his Mercedes Benz on the East Rand. He told Ekurhuleni police that he was rushing to his wife.

Illegal MyCiti strike over

2014-10-31 16:33

The illegal strike by MyCiti bus drivers is over, the City of Cape Town has announced.

MyCiti bus service on Cape Town route suspended

2014-10-30 08:40

MyCiti bus services on the Table View route have been suspended as a wildcat strike by drivers continued.

Fight over taxi routes in Mamelodi

2014-10-24 16:08

Taxi drivers have closed down a street in Mamelodi, near Pretoria, after an argument over taxi routes, police say.

Limpopo number plate change extended

2014-10-20 14:10

The deadline for adjusting Limpopo's L letter vehicle licence plates has been extended by two years.


0/10 drivers taking your kids to school

2015-01-23 13:28

11 overloaded, 10 illegal drivers… traffic violations during a school bus blitz in Cape Town.. Shockingly, one driver had 25 outstanding warrants!

Sanral not surprised by lower Moody’s outlook

2015-01-20 15:15

Sanral is solvent, although non-payment of tolls has had a negative impact on the debt levels on the toll portfolio, counters the roads agency.

Bus crashes into oil tanker, killing 57

2015-01-11 10:41

A passenger bus in southern Pakistan has crashed into an oil tanker, killing 57 people.

Tajikistan bus plunges into ravine

2015-01-08 06:32

Eleven have died, including one child, when a packed bus plunged into a mountain gorge in the former Soviet republic of Tajikistan.

Uber fans defend price surge policy

2015-01-05 21:15

Uber fans have hit back at critics of the transport app’s price surge policy, saying customers have a choice and should understand the basic economics of the app.

Uber expensive ride home angers dad

2015-01-02 14:42

A Cape Town father has cried foul after Uber charged his son R2 800 for a 35km trip from Clifton to Muizenberg on New Year’s Eve.

New tool to make truck driving sector safer

2014-12-29 10:57

A new tool to for truck drivers could make the industry safer and reduce the high death toll on SA’s roads.

Ethiopia's metro will be completed soon

2014-12-18 18:45

A project head says Ethiopia expects to complete the construction of a $475m metro rail system in Addis Ababa within weeks.

Shifting processed foods from road to rail

2014-12-15 15:31

Processed foods are the commodity group with the highest freight carbon footprint on major road routes: the Gauteng-Cape Town and the Gauteng-Durban corridors.

Cosatu takes CT City to Equality Court

2014-12-09 18:37

Cosatu and the City of Cape Town have appeared before the Equality Court over its concerns regarding poorer areas and the MyCiTi bus routes.

SA's groaning roads: 50m tons trucked in Oct

2014-12-09 11:59

South Africa's over-stressed roads carried 50-million tons of freight throughout the nation in October 2014 while the rail services carried only a fraction of that volume.

Maintenance to affect Joburg roads

2014-12-08 06:36

Traffic on the M1 around the Johannesburg CBD will be affected this week due to emergency maintenance taking place, metro police say.

E Cape gears up for festive season

2014-11-22 14:15

Road safety plans are in place ahead of the festive season, the Eastern Cape transport department says.

5 killed in Boksburg taxi violence shooting

2014-11-20 11:42

Four people have been shot dead and a bystander has been knocked over and killed following a suspected taxi violence incident in Boksburg, Gauteng police say.

Taxi protest disruptions unfair - Peters

2014-11-18 19:36

Transport Minister Dipuo Peters says the traffic disruption in Johannesburg caused by a taxi strike was "not fair".

Govt has no plans to ground Emirates

2014-11-17 15:44

There's absolutely no need for passengers to panic as there's no intention to prevent Emirates from flying to SA, says the department of transport.

Matric exam worries amid Joburg taxi strike

2014-11-17 12:24

The taxi strike that left commuters stranded in Johannesburg is expected to also disrupt matric pupils writing exams, the Gauteng education department says.

Taxis sidelined by City of Joburg - taxi association

2014-11-17 11:00

Thousands of taxi operators are expected to march in the Johannesburg CBD because they believe the taxi industry is being sidelined by the City of Joburg, the United Taxi Associations Front says.

Taxi strike hits Gauteng commuters

2014-11-17 08:13

Gauteng commuters could struggle to get around on Monday due to a taxi strike in the province.

Shocker as WCape highlights killer roads

2014-11-12 15:50

The Western Cape continues its road safety shock tactics with the release of an interactive map of pedestrians killed in 2014. Will this curb road deaths?

The evolution of in-flight dining

2014-11-06 14:50

'Height' cuisine – from beef tea to burgers.

Tolls roll out for German 'bahn drivers

2014-10-31 09:28

A controversial plan to toll Germany's 13 000km of autobahn has emerged. Within the car-loving country, the issue of charging drivers has often been debated passionately.

NYC transport safest in the world for women

2014-10-29 11:00

A Reuters survey shows the New York City's public transport is now ranked by women as among the safest in some of the world's largest cities.

Top tips to prevent fuel-card fraud

2014-10-22 11:27

Depressing thought for fleet managers: Drivers pilfering from employers are responsible for 98% of fuel-card fraud. So says a report from Standard Bank - which says it has answers...

Huge opportunity for transport firms

2014-10-20 13:22

There is a massive opportunity in SA for logistical and transport companies dealing with fast moving consumer goods, according to an industry insider.

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