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Cape Town Cycle tour cancellation highlights importance of insurance

The cancellation of the 2017 Cape Town Cycle Tour due to the unforeseen strong winds serves as an important reminder to all local businesses about the importance of insuring events. According to Johannes du Plessis, legal advisor at RBS (Risk Benefit Solutions Pty Ltd), an authorised financial services provider, organisers of an event cannot be…

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Puma Lubricants co-sponsors leading cross-country rally team in SA to drive quality and performance as it expands further across Africa

With competition heating up for the 2017 South African Cross Country Championship, high-performance global lubricants provider Puma Lubricants has come on board as joint title sponsor for the Ford Performance Puma Lubricants Rally Team. Puma Lubricants parent company, Puma Energy, operates across 49 countries on five continents – 19 of which are in Africa –…

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Do I need a PRDP if I work for a truck manufacturer and deliver the new trucks to the customer?

Question: I wonder if you can assist. I work for a truck manufacturer, and every now and then, we are required to “deliver” a customers NEW truck to their premises. Even though NO goods are involved, does one still need a PDP? If we are just delivering the truck?   Answer: Yes, the driver will…

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Police data reveals carjacking / hijacking is an increased threat to us all!

The South African Police Services has released crime statistics for the 9 months 1 March 2016 – 31 December 2016. Even though many crimes seem to be at levels “Maintained” similar to those of the previous year, there has been an alarming rise in incidents of carjacking. It is especially vehicle owners in Gauteng who…

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You must obtain the code 2 learner’s licence before you will be allowed to test for a code B manual.

Question: I obtained my code B driving licence five years ago with an automatic transmission restriction. According to road safety bodies and law-enforcement, this restricts me to automatic code B vehicles. I need to obtain a manual code B licence for work purposes, but it clearly states that you may NOT obtain a learners licence…

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What colour are lights permitted to be used as top cab lights on a truck?

Regulation 176(1) applies. Reg 176.          Identification lamps (1)     A bus or a goods vehicle, the gross vehicle mass of which exceeds 3 500 kilograms, and which is not a motor vehicle referred to in subregulation (2), (3) or (5), may be fitted above the windscreen with two or more identification lamps and each such lamp…

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SANRAL tariff hikes yet another blow to SA Consumers says the AA

On the back of increases to the general fuel levy and Road Accident Fund (RAF) levy coming in April, motorists now also have to contend with increases to toll rates announced by the South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL), on Friday. It’s a move the Automobile Association (AA) said is yet another financial blow to…

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