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Nine vehicles recovered and female suspect arrested in Birchleigh North after tip-off

Ekurhuleni north cluster: Norkem park saps. Nine cars recovered and female suspect arrested . On 2016-05-05 at about 09:30 members from Ekurhuleni Metro police recovered nine cars at number 2 Gertrude street, Birchleigh north after a tip off from community member. Upon arrival of the metro officers they recovered nine cars at the said house.…

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Volkswagen Group South Africa’s Black-Owned Suppliers’ Day hailed a success

On 5 May 2016 Volkswagen Group South Africa hosted its first ever Black-Owned Suppliers’ Day in Uitenhage. The event, which was attended by the Minister of Trade and Industry, Rob Davies, and MEC for Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism in the Eastern Cape, Sakhumzi Somyo, presented a platform for 45 companies that meet VWSA’s…

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Keep an eye on your car insurance to avoid unexpected surprises

Many South Africans regard their cars as prized possessions, but often cut corners to save on costs when it comes to taking out insurance – something that could prove vastly more expensive than anticipated in the event of a claim. “It is common in these tough times, when budgets are stretched by increases in petrol…

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Advice for increased safety with motorbikes / motorcycles

We have often shared information on motorcycle safety on this platform and would like to add to this by some important information received from Hussey Fraser Solicitors in Dublin. They designed an infographic entitled ‘’Motorcycle Safety Guide – What You Need To Know’’. This offers important information and advice that could also assist our bikers /…

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Versatile Hyundai H100 Tipper makes light work of a heavy load

The H100 Bakkie is one of the most popular vehicles in Hyundai Automotive South Africa’s local range, and the Tipper version of this workhorse has made the work of many a small or medium enterprise business operator easier. Previously the Hyundai H100 Tipper was available in restricted numbers, due to the outsourcing of its conversion,…

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May fuel price outlook: Gains in exchange rate outmuscled by oil strength – AA

Steady appreciation in international petroleum prices during April has brushed aside gains in the Rand / US dollar exchange rate, setting the stage for more fuel price hikes in May. This is the word from the Automobile Association (AA), which was commenting on unaudited month-end fuel price data released by the Central Energy Fund (CEF).…

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Is it fair to have car insurance claim rejected on a “balance of probability” of a few drinks?

Is insurance claim repudiation the answer to “drunk” driving? It has become common for insurance companies to include clauses in their policies where it is held that if a person drives under the influence of alcohol or drugs having a narcotic effect, their claim will be repudiated in the event of a claim. When I…

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Security company offers suggestions to curb spike in vehicle theft

Marshall Security have noticed an alarming increase in the number of vehicle thefts within the greater north Durban region over the last month. Vehicles which appear to be being targeted are but not restricted to include: • Volkswagen • Toyota Particularly Toyota Hilux, Toyota Fortuner and Volkswagen Polo models seem to be being target. Apart…

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