AMCU Shop Steward arrested for malicious damage with knobkierie to vehicle of Impala Mineral Process Plant

On Saturday, 1 February 2014, at about 05:00 in the morning, about 20 AMCU members blocked roads leading to Impala Mineral Process Plant with the intention of preventing other employees from going to work. It is alleged that during that incident, a vehicle belonging an employee of Impala Mineral Process Plant was damaged with a…

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Chase Valley resident shot in alleged hijacking incident

During the early hours of this morning Wednesday 29 January 2014 at about 05:20, Police at Town Hill received a report of a shooting incident at a residence along Chase Valley Road in the Chase Valley area in Pietermaritzburg. On arrival Police found an injured adult male, later identified as Mr Clement Bongani Zondi (52),…

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Rules of the Road: You may not park against the flow of oncoming traffic!

Question: Subject:        Parking against flow of oncoming traffic (in other words , parking on right side of a road) Message: Could you please verify me if it is allowed in some circumstances to park on the right side of a road, against oncoming traffic flow. I’m sure I  have read an article that say sometimes this is allowed and yet,…

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Is there a legislative prerequisite for buses that transport school children to have seat belts in place?

Question: Please can you advise if there is any legislation within SA that defines that it is a legislative prerequisite for buses that transport school children to have seat belts in place. Does it include buses that may be owned by the individual schools and/or as may be hired from coach/bus hire  service providers? Answer: The…

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Police arrest five suspects for an alleged hijacking and robbery of Pietermaritzburg Businessman

On 20 January 2014 a Pietermaritzburg businessman was allegedly attacked and hijacked outside his premises while in the process of going to the bank to deposit his businesses takings. It is alleged that at about 09:30 in the morning, the 72-year-old male victim was driving in his vehicle, a Grey Toyota Avanza, and stopped outside…

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De Villiers / Von Zitzewitz Win Final Stage and Finish Fourth Overall in Dakar Rally; Poulter and Howie 33rd Overall

Giniel de Villiers and Dirk von Zitzewitz (Toyota Imperial Hilux) won the 13th and final stage of the 2014 Dakar Rally in South America on Saturday. They were officially classified as fourth overall at the finish in the Chilean port city of Valparaiso after a marathon race through Argentina and Chile that started in Rosario…

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Another Podium Place For De Villiers / Von Zitzewitz On Stage 11 Of Dakar Rally

Despite three punctures picked up on the rocky terrain of the 11th special stage of the Dakar Rally in Chile’s Atacama Desert on Thursday, South Africa’s Giniel de Villiers and German co-driver Dirk von Zitzewitz (Toyota Imperial Hilux) scored their third podium finish with third place. The 2009 Dakar winners finished 12m 38s behind stage…

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