What authority manages the speed limits where drivers approach towns?

Question: Please advise what authority manages the speed limits when approaching towns on this road, is it a national, provincial or municipal road authority? I ask because the variance between towns is impossible to keep in touch with, while driving over the 5 or 6 hours it takes to get from Grabouw to Plettenberg Bay.…

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Rules of the Road: Your view when driving to vehicles behind you should be unobstucted to be legal!

Driving view to be unobstructed Reg 204.               (1)          No person shall operate on a public road a motor vehicle— (a)          which is not so constructed and maintained as to afford the driver thereof a full and clear view of the roadway ahead and to his or her right and left when the vehicle is in use;…

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Beame launches its first smartphone App release for vehicle tracking

Beame revolutionised the tracking industry in the pioneering launch of a wireless tracking unit. The brand, in just three short years, took the market by storm and offered an affordable, wireless solution with benefits to consumers everywhere – the most important being one of the best recovery rates in the industry. The brand catered for…

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Benoni Flying Squad arrest 9 suspects for truck hijacking at Isando

Benoni Flying Squad has arrested 9 suspects for truck hijacking at Isando. The suspects are aged between 30 and 40 years. Police received information about a hijacked truck whilst they were conducting patrolling duties. The owner of the truck activated the tracker signal after which police followed the signal and found the suspects offloading copper…

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15 Arrested in North West for driving under the influence of alcohol

The North West police arrested a total of 482 suspects through various operations in the past seven days between 08 and 15 June 2014 for Contact, Contact related, Property related and other crimes. The arrests include 4 for murder, 7 for rape, 71 for assault, 28 for burglary residential and business, 20 for shoplifting, 15…

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Three hijacking suspects arrested and two fatally wounded after a shootout with Police in Pinetown

On Thursday, 12 June 2014 members of the K9 Unit and Sydenham Police Station arrested three suspects aged between 18 and 20 for attempted murder, hijacking and possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition. It is alleged that the female victim was earlier hijacked of her grey Volvo motor vehicle. She was accosted by two suspects…

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Light and commercial vehicle market adopting a cautious ‘wait and see’ attitude to new purchases

While the Reserve Bank remains confident that the economy is unlikely to fall into a recession, the possibility that South Africa could slide into a recession if a second quarter of negative economic activity is recorded, will impact on the sales of light and commercial vehicles alike, says Standard Bank. The increasing pressure on the…

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South African Air Force (SAAF) duo arrested on suspected hijacking remain behind bars

Earlier this month, on 02 June 2014, the South African Police Service (SAPS) arrested a 31-year-old Waterkloof Air Base technician, Tshepo Ledwaba and his 41-year-old accomplice, a South African Air Force (SAAF) instructor, Modise Lucas Mabeko at Western Service Road, Woodmead on suspicion of attempted hijacking, impersonating police officers and unlawful possession of firearm and…

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Suspect fatally wounded after car chase and shoot-out with Police at KwaMashu

On Monday, 9 June 2014 at 02:25 members of the Flying Squad were patrolling in KwaMashu when they responded to a call by another police vehicle of a vehicle chase involving a car with no registration plates. They spotted the said vehicle passing at a high speed and a chase ensued. There were three occupants…

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