ARTICLES RELATING TO TRANSPORT

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.

E-toll drive-slow gets moving

2014-10-18 13:07

A convoy, led by Cosatu members, have started making their way from Johannesburg to the SA National Roads Agency Limited offices in Pretoria in protest against the e-toll system.

UK tyres: Millions defective at annual tests

2014-10-17 11:44

Millions of UK drivers are placing themselves and other road users in danger by driving on unsafe or illegal tyres, reports road safety organisation TyreSafe.

Trains delayed after cable power failure

2014-10-17 08:34

Metrorail train services between Mamelodi and Capital Park in Pretoria have been delayed after it was found that the overhead train cable did not have power.

Thugs take over Pretoria central - motorists

2014-10-16 12:37

Anger has mounted among motorists in Pretoria central due to abuse by self-appointed parking attendants, extensive road closures, deficient parking spots, and the towing away of vehicles by the Tshwane metro police.

Aquaplaning: Several ways it can kill

2014-10-15 13:13

Wet road, poor tyres, potentially deadly driving condition - aquaplaning. Two videos show the dangers of worn tyres in wet weather. Read it... could save your life...

SA tyre safety week - how safe are yours?

2014-10-15 10:32

Adequate thread, proper inflation, regular maintenance... the South African Tyre Manufacturers' Conference says proper tyre maintenance could 'save lives on our roads'. How are yours?

Cable theft causes Gautrain delays

2014-10-02 07:01

There are delays in the Gautrain train service between Hatfield and Park stations after about 300 metres of signalling cable was stolen overnight, the operator says.

Nepal jeep crash - 11 dead

2014-09-23 18:30

Eleven people have been killed in a jeep accident in central-western Nepal.

SAHRC: Eastern Cape govt violated pupils' rights

2014-09-03 17:23

The rights of some Eastern Cape pupils were violated when the provincial education and transport departments failed to provide them with transport, the SA Human Rights Commission has found.

Another bus set alight in Cape Town

2014-09-02 11:50
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An eighth Golden Arrow bus has been set alight in Cape Town following protests, the bus service says, adding that buses have been pulled out of some areas due to safety fears.

Nyanga quiet after protest - Cape Town police

2014-09-02 07:29

Cape Town police say no violence has been reported in Nyanga overnight, and the situation is calm.

Cities mock bus-lane permit for Porsches

2014-08-28 08:10

German cities are opposed to government plans to allow all-electric and hybrid cars to use bus lanes in urban areas. And seem to have a darn good reason for doing so...

City denies breaching toll undertaking

2014-08-23 05:00

Cape Town has denied giving Sanral an undertaking to keep proposed tariffs on the contested N1 and N2 highway tolls confidential until a later stage.

Watch out! Top 10 car insurance pitfalls

2014-08-22 08:33

Does your policy cover hail damage? Are penalties imposed for young drivers? A survey found that 27% of drivers actually read the terms and conditions of their insurance policy in full. Avoid potential disaster with our top 10 guide to insurance pitfalls.

R240m for scholar transport in North West

2014-08-21 06:25

The North West department of transport has allocated R240m for a scholar transport programme, MEC Gaoage Molapisi says.

Future cars must 'talk to each other'

2014-08-19 07:42

Future vehicles on US roads might be able to warn road users of potential danger and mitigate collisions as the Obama administration wants cars to be able to communicate with each other.

Berlin taxi drivers hail city's Uber ban

2014-08-14 14:59

Berlin Taxi drivers are celebrating after the German city bans ride-sharing service Uber due to safety fears.

Traffic officer job ads are bogus - RTMC

2014-08-12 07:19

The Road Traffic Management Corporation says an advertisement for traffic officer positions is bogus.

Road accident kills 16 in Zimbabwe

2014-07-29 23:19

Sixteen people have been killed in southern Zimbabwe when a minibus collided head-on with a truck on the main road to the south.

Sanral: Taxi must register for exemptions

2014-07-26 13:03

Taxi operators in Gauteng must register their vehicles with the SA National Road Agency Limited in order to be exempted from paying e-tolls, the agency says.

MEC slams 'reckless' drivers after deadly crash

2014-07-25 16:12

The death toll from an accident in Mpumalanga has risen to nine, as the province's MEC said motorists are not obeying road rules and must take responsibility for the lives of their passengers.

Up to governments to advise safe routes - Iata

2014-07-20 11:30

Airlines rely on governments to tell them which routes are safe and do not compromise on safety, says the head of the International Air Transport Association.

Disabled parking: Call for uniformity

2014-07-10 19:00

Who qualifies for a disabled-parking disc? Will bays be policed?... the launch of a phone hotline to report cars parked illegally in bays for the disabled has raised more issues.

 

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.

Motorists gather for e-tolls drive-slow

2014-10-18 11:20

Bikers, taxi drivers and Cosatu members have gathered in Johannesburg ahead of a drive-slow to the SA National Roads Agency Limited offices in Pretoria.

Train cable power restored in Pretoria

2014-10-17 10:26

Power to Metrorail's overhead train cable between Mamelodi and Capital Park in Pretoria has been restored.

Shock data from WCape school buses blitz

2014-10-16 15:26

Unlicensed drivers, overloaded vehicles... a school-transport check operation by Cape Town authorities revealed shocking results. Is YOUR child safe?

Horn free! Lagos tackles noise pollution

2014-10-15 14:53

Officials in the chaotic megacity of Lagos, Nigeria imposed a one-day ban on the use of the car horn today in a bid to raise awareness about noise pollution and “improve quality of life”.

Driver training still 'a challenge' in SA

2014-10-15 13:12

Driver training is one of the single biggest interventions that can salvage the tarnished reputation of the transport sector, writes Toni Fritz, head of vehicle and asset finance at Standard Bank.

Saskatchewan train derails, catches fire

2014-10-08 06:06

A train has derailed in central Saskatchewan and caught fire leading to a village being evacuated.

Brakes on New York women-only taxis for now

2014-09-16 10:15

The debut of a car service providing women drivers for female passengers in the New York City area has stalled over lack of a sufficent number of drivers.

Should child car seats be made compulsory?

2014-09-03 16:47

As the Western Cape government proposes new laws to force parents to install child car seats in their cars, News24 finds out why parents need policing.

Case opened against driver-assault cops

2014-09-02 11:44

'It is a case of assault and intimidation,' report Gauteng police as a criminal case was opened against two Ekurhuleni officers who allegedly shoved and punched a driver - and his wife.

Car crash causes Gautrain disruption

2014-08-29 11:30

The Gautrain train service has been disrupted after a car crashed into an Eskom pylon, operator Bombela Concession Company says.

Uber eyes aggressive expansion despite bans

2014-08-27 12:05

Car service Uber is planning an aggressive expansion in Germany despite a backlash from cities like Berlin and Hamburg, which have questioned its right to operate in highly-regulated markets dominated by traditional taxis.

Mate's car broken down? Read our top towing tips

2014-08-22 09:37

Whether you’re heading on holiday, moving house or helping a friend who’s broken down, there’s a good chance you’ll need to tow a caravan, trailer or another car at some point in your life.

Protesters set train and station alight

2014-08-21 13:42

A train and station facilities have been set alight in Cape Town, forcing a suspension of services on one route, according to officials.

Mamelodi protest causes bus delays

2014-08-20 14:13

Protests in Mamelodi, Pretoria, have caused bus service delays in the area, Putco says.

SA road carnage: ‘More than lip service needed’

2014-08-18 09:10

'Her words are not being backed up with sufficient action,' writes Western Cape MEC Donald Grant, in response to National transport minister Dipuo Peters' call to curb road deaths in South Africa .

Peters: SA's plan to curb road carnage

2014-08-13 10:51

The transport department will invest over R9.6bn over the next three years to improve South Africa's roads, reports transport minister Dipuo Peters.

What is Uber doing to SA's cab industry?

2014-08-07 15:22

Is Uber’s mobile phone app just a “new toy” on the market or does it have the potential to change South Africa’s cab industry? News24 finds out.

Sanral owed R1bn+ for e-tolls

2014-07-26 16:21
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Unregistered motorists in Gauteng owe the SA National Roads Agency Limited over R1bn in unpaid e-toll accounts, Transport Minister Dipuo Peters says.

Hamburgers get to keep Uber

2014-07-25 18:45

Uber has won a new lease of life in the German city when a court suspended a ban imposed by local regulators.

27 dead in Sudan bus crash

2014-07-21 19:15

Twenty-seven people have been killed in Sudan when a bus and a transport truck collided south of the capital Khartoum.

1 500km of Limpopo roads now national roads

2014-07-13 14:56

Over 1 500km of Limpopo's roads have been declared national roads and are now under Sanral's management, the agency says.

Transport for shift work: Who's responsible?

2014-07-10 11:17

A Fin24 user seeks clarity on who should provide transport for overnight work.

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