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Suspect arrested after vehicle theft in Limpopo

Limpopo, Makhado Cluster: Joint intelligence driven operations were conducted in various areas of the MAKHADO Cluster. A 34-year-old man was arrested for theft of motor vehicle after a Nissan Bakkie that was reportedly stolen at Waterval, was recovered. Meanwhile in the Groblersdal Cluster ,a 46-year-old man was arrested for possession of unlicensed firearm; one firearm,…

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Robbery suspect killed, another wounded and 2 arrested in shootout with police, Modderfontein road

On Wednesday, 14 December 2016, at approximately 12:00, police from Gauteng War Room, Crime Intelligence Unit and the #Hawks followed a suspected stolen vehicle, a Mini Cooper, from Honeydew on the N1 and N3. The suspects turned into Modderfontein Road where a shootout ensued. One suspect was fatally wounded, the second suspect sustained injuries and…

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Fuel gloom gathers on oil strength – AA

Surging international petroleum prices are likely to hit South Africans hard at the pumps at the beginning of 2017. This is the view of the Automobile Association (AA) which was commenting on unaudited mid-month fuel price data released by the Central Energy Fund (CEF). “Saudi Arabia has indicated that its crude oil production cuts may…

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Personal property insurance tips for the festive season

Holidaymakers should review their insurance policies before they go on holiday this festive season. This is according to Annelie Smith, Corporate Executive at RBS, who notes that in addition to travel insurance, consumers also need to make sure that they insure their high value personal belongings. “Personal property such as jewellery, laptops, tablets, phones and…

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Distractions are becoming more dangerous on the road

  Distracted driving amongst the top causes of road fatalities Every second car-driver commits cellphone violations 74 percent of the respondents feel distracted by modern technology JOHANNESBURG – December 12, 2016 – This festive season South African road users need to be more cautious to avoid fatalities. According to the transport department, a total of…

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Make car maintenance a year- round priority and avoid unexpected holiday car bills

Affordable motoring is, in large part, a maintenance issue. The better the maintenance, the less the chance of mechanical and systems failures occurring – which can prove rather costly, says Datsun South Africa. At this time of year the call goes out nationally for people to have their cars checked before tackling roads to holiday…

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Stolen vehicle recovered in Bethelsdorp

Yesterday Port Elizabeth Flying Squad received information of possible stolen vehicle being stripped in Bethelsdorp and rushed to the scene. On arrival at the specific address, members arrested one suspect for possession of a stolen motor vehicle. The car fitted with false registration plates and was recovered. Suspect detained at Bethelsdorp Police Station and will…

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Newcomer from Firestone to offer value at affordable pricing

Bridgestone South Africa has announced the launch of a new value-for-money tyre aimed at small to medium sedans and hatches. The product has been launched under the Firestone brand, owned by Bridgestone, the name of the tyre line is Firestone Touring FS100. The FS100 has shown in testing to outperform both its internal product offerings…

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