Despite the promise that changing to the credit-card style licence would prevent fake documents, acting transport minister Jeff Radebe said on Monday that more than half the drivers’ licences since 1998 were issued in an “irregular manner”.
Traffic officers slacking off under trees and huge unexplained fuel bills will become a thing of the past in the North West with the launch of a tracking device for police vehicles.
Chemetall took top honours at Delta’s Supplier of the Year awards in Port Elizabeth last week.
Mazda6 has been launched in South Africa with a fair bit of pizzazz and “zoom-zoom” – but the PR guys could merely have pointed to its very favourable reception by the overseas press and said: “See for yourselves!”
The National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa fears the increase in the price of steel could reduce the competitiveness of vehicle exporters.
South Africa’s Chester Foster was on home ground when the second stage of the Land Rover G4 Challenge began in Cape Town at the weekend, after a grueling first round in icy conditions on the east coast of America.
World champion Valentino Rossi started the 2003 MotoGP season with victory at Suzuka on Sunday, but the race was tainted by Daijiro Kato’s horrific crash. The 2001 250cc champion is in a coma.
Wesbank chief executive Ronnie Watson and economist Tony Twine have made suggestions they say will improve the level of vehicle affordability in SA and stimulate the new vehicle market.
Only 50 000 motorists out of one million countrywide have converted to the credit-card-style licence since the extension and, with one month to go, traffic departments are preparing to stay open 24 hours a day.
Nissan South Africa has introduced a voluntary HIV/Aids counselling and testing programme for all its employees.