86 is Australia’s car of the year

Toyota’s “unashamedly focused sports car”, the 86, has been judged the Car of the Year in Australia at the annual Drive awards. The 86 was also named Best Performance Car under $60,000 and it came out tops in the People’s Choice vote. In a first for a petrol-electric hybrid car, Toyota’s Australian-built Camry Hybrid was…

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What are the legal requirements for a Foreign driver with an an international licence to drive a South African registered truck?

Question: What are the legal requirements for a Foreign driver with an an international licence to drive a South African registered truck? Answer: In terms of legislation, the act states that any document issued by a competent authority in any country and serving in that country a purpose similar to that of a professional driving…

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Tougher traffic restrictions on young drivers becoming a global trend

Tougher legislation being proposed in the UK by the Association of British Insurers (ABI) to tighten up the rules governing younger drivers may present some beneficial ideas for the South African regulators and insurance industry. This is according to Lisa Teixeira at CIB Insurance Administrators (CIB), who says new proposals in the UK include, among…

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Festive season Standard Bank Vehicle and Asset Finance tips

Don’t drive your new car just yet, says Standard Bank Give yourself a New Year present by starting the depreciation of your car only in January If you’re in the market for a new car right now, think carefully about when you drive it off the dealer floor. Glenn Stead, Standard Bank head of Personal…

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Correctional Services Minister calls for continued dialogue to break the cycle of crime

  Correctional Services Minister Sibusiso Ndebele has called for continued dialogue towards finding solutions to South Africa’s high rate of incarceration and breaking the cycle of crime. The Minister’s call follows a two-day national colloquium in Johannesburg today and yesterday (19 and 20 November), hosted by the Department of Correctional Services, to discuss overcrowding in…

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Will affordability or emotion decide the 2012 People’s Wheels Award winner?

Thousands of South Africans have cast their votes for their vehicle of the year. Ordinary drivers and members of the public make up the ‘judge’s panel’ for the 2012 People’s Wheels Award, and they will be waiting with bated breath to see the outcome of their voting. Keith Watson, Head of Sales for Vehicle and…

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Fleet Managers in India look towards vehicle telematics to improve the management of vehicle fleets!

  What do we know about fleet management in India and the development of vehicle and insurance telematics in India? We might argue that we do not know much – but this might soon change! This topic will be discussed in depth at the Telematics for India and South Asia 2013 conference in April. We…

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When do foreigners driving in South Africa need an International Driving Permit?

Question: Thank you for the write up for foreigners travelling in South Africa. I would like you clarify, though. You mentioned that it is “recommended” for foreigners to have International Driving Permit (IDP)in conjunction with our national driving license to be able to drive in South Africa. SO therefore will foreigners be charged for driving…

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Greener tyres are child’s play

Johannesburg (November 13, 2012) Greener motoring turned out to be a hit with schoolchildren who attended the most recent Project DAD event on November 6. Project DAD is an ongoing initiative to combat drinking and driving and promote road safety among young people. As part of the activities, tyre maker Bridgestone took along its Ecopia…

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