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The recall on 7 August of the acting CEO of the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) by the Department of Transport has successfully pushed this ailing agency into the much needed spotlight.
Learn about the right process to obtain your learner's licence, driver's licence and vehicle licence
Half of all driving licences issued between 1998 and 2003 were invalid. That was the conclusion of Willie Hofmeyr, the past head of the Special Investigations Unit. The SIU spent years poking around in dusty file rooms of municipal testing stations trying to uncover the truth behind licensing fraud and corruption in South Africa, and what they found wasn't pretty.
By Caryl Kolk (Fleishman-Hillard)
The AA condemns the waste of money spent by SANRAL's on advertising eTolling. SANRAL spent R85 million over the 2011/2012 period on advertising eTolls.
BP gives you tips on fuel efficient driving. Read this article to find out if you are a 'Gas Guzzler' or a 'Frugal Fueler'?
Roadworthiness is a hot potato in South African road safety and the problem starts with the numbers.
Earlier today Kapsch TraffiCom, the Austrian company operating South Africa’s eTolling system, announced that additional annual revenue of €50 million will be coming from the pockets of Gauteng’s drivers. The Automobile Association of South Africa (AA) was stunned by this latest revelation.
Body area Following OUTA’s call last week to society for help in raising R1 million to get its case to the Supreme Court of Appeal in September 25th, “Just five days later we are able to announce that over R1.35 million was raised from the public, plus a further R1 million contribution on Friday from the DA” said Wayne Duvenage, OUTA’s chairperson.
Citizens' rights group, OUTA, has reported a massive response from the public in the wake of its June 5th appeal for a million Rand to enable it to take its e-tolling case to the Supreme Court of Appeal in September this year.
At the AA, we have over the years heard it all, and by far the most common call we receive from our Members is “my car made a funny noise and then it died” or “it clicked and would not start”.
We learned a long time ago not to ask what it “sounded” like simply because a diagnosis based purely on the noise quite often leads you in the wrong direction when looking to resuscitate a car.But, having said that, there are a couple of noises a car makes when in distress that are a sure giveaway to the problem.
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