Discovery Insure provides an antidote for petrol prices increase

South African drivers have found their wallets to be considerably dented after the last petrol increase, not so long ago, when petrol and diesel prices increased by 93c. As of today, the petrol prices have increased by a further 21c a litre for 93 grade petrol, and by 23c a litre for 95 grade petrol.…

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Economic conditions favour motorists looking for value in new car purchases, says Standard Bank

South African motorists are taking advantage of the lowest interest rates for 31 years, a market that offers more choice than ever before, and the affordability of models that is being bolstered by competitive discounts by dealers and manufacturers, says Standard Bank. Participating in an industry debate on the present state and future of the…

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South Africans over optimistic about their health and the safety of their driving

[Discovery research study finds  individuals are over optimistic about their health and driving ability] Over the past year, Discovery conducted several surveys among South African employees and its Discovery Insure members to determine how they rated their state of health and their driving abilities. The results of these surveys show that people’s perceptions of themselves…

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SAP /SAICB Cooperation leads to arrest and sentencing of vehicle fraud syndicate

In recent developments and further to earlier arrests in September 2011 of a fraud syndicate, the main accused, Desmond Pillay, was sentenced to 3 years imprisonment on the 10 September 2012. The co-accused, Bruce Pillay and Devon Pillay, were also successfully tried and sentenced in the Durban Commercial Crimes Court on the 18 May 2012.…

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The incorporation of a PrDP into the driving licence card makes perfect sense!

Question: “Good day Sir/Madame I would like to know why the goverment has decided to put the PDP on the drivers license.Now we as drivers are mostly the main bread winners of a house hold,must pay for a drivers license that didn’t expire according to the law.PDP renewals is done every two years, so our…

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Does a licensed forklift driver need a valid drivers license besides his forklift license to cross a public road?

Question: Does a licensed forklift driver need a valid drivers license besides his forklift license to drive on a public road from factory to factory approximately 300 metres from each other? Answer: Yes he needs a code B licence. The other documents are in terms of the Occupational Safety Act. Reg 99 of the National…

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Approach traffic lights at intersections in the rainy season with extra caution!

Last week proved to be rather frustrating for road users in Johannesburg. Rain and hail on Wednesday were not the only concerns as a number of traffic lights were found to be out of order! Earlier today we also shared a news report of faulty traffic lights contributing to an accident at Isando and Brabazon on…

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