2015 is going to hold a few shocks for households. Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene has already raised the prospect of taxation increases and there are likely to be other squeezes from consumer price inflation and interest rates.
With the year-end rush and festive season fast approaching, many South Africans are either preparing to head out on their annual holidays or stay in town to enjoy the quieter roads visiting restaurants and sites they usually donít get a chance to explore during the year. Either way, any form of travel has the potential to become a stressful experience - whether you are coordinating holiday plans and looking for guidance on where to go and how to get there, need road side assistance or are just looking for the nearest petrol station in an unknown area.
South Africa's tolling-orientated road funding approach is accelerating the decay of non-tolled roads. This is the view of the Automobile Association which was commenting on the news that the enquiry panel into the effects of Gauteng's e-tolling system had concluded its consultation phase.
The months-long downward trend in fuel prices has reversed sharply in February. This is according to the Automobile Association, which was commenting on unaudited mid-month fuel price data issued by the Central Energy Fund.
Continued declines in international fuel prices have offset a marginally weaker Rand/US dollar exchange rate and motorists look set to reap the benefits at month end. This is the word from the Automobile Association, which was commenting on unaudited mid-month fuel price data from the Central Energy Fund.