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Puma Lubricants co-sponsors leading cross-country rally team in SA to drive quality and performance as it expands further across Africa

With competition heating up for the 2017 South African Cross Country Championship, high-performance global lubricants provider Puma Lubricants has come on board as joint title sponsor for the Ford Performance Puma Lubricants Rally Team. Puma Lubricants parent company, Puma Energy, operates across 49 countries on five continents – 19 of which are in Africa –…

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Do I need a PRDP if I work for a truck manufacturer and deliver the new trucks to the customer?

Question: I wonder if you can assist. I work for a truck manufacturer, and every now and then, we are required to “deliver” a customers NEW truck to their premises. Even though NO goods are involved, does one still need a PDP? If we are just delivering the truck?   Answer: Yes, the driver will…

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Police data reveals carjacking / hijacking is an increased threat to us all!

The South African Police Services has released crime statistics for the 9 months 1 March 2016 – 31 December 2016. Even though many crimes seem to be at levels “Maintained” similar to those of the previous year, there has been an alarming rise in incidents of carjacking. It is especially vehicle owners in Gauteng who…

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You must obtain the code 2 learner’s licence before you will be allowed to test for a code B manual.

Question: I obtained my code B driving licence five years ago with an automatic transmission restriction. According to road safety bodies and law-enforcement, this restricts me to automatic code B vehicles. I need to obtain a manual code B licence for work purposes, but it clearly states that you may NOT obtain a learners licence…

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What colour are lights permitted to be used as top cab lights on a truck?

Regulation 176(1) applies. Reg 176.          Identification lamps (1)     A bus or a goods vehicle, the gross vehicle mass of which exceeds 3 500 kilograms, and which is not a motor vehicle referred to in subregulation (2), (3) or (5), may be fitted above the windscreen with two or more identification lamps and each such lamp…

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SANRAL tariff hikes yet another blow to SA Consumers says the AA

On the back of increases to the general fuel levy and Road Accident Fund (RAF) levy coming in April, motorists now also have to contend with increases to toll rates announced by the South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL), on Friday. It’s a move the Automobile Association (AA) said is yet another financial blow to…

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Safety Recall Actions Completed on over 63% of Ford Kuga 1.6 Models

PRETORIA, South Africa, March 3, 2017 – Ford South Africa today announced that progress has been made with the implementation of the safety recall for the 1.6-litre Ford Kuga. More than 63% of the affected vehicles have already been repaired and returned to their owners, who can now enjoy ongoing peace of mind. The company…

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What are the requirements of having a chassis number on a vehicle?

The provisions of regulation 56 determine the requirements for a chassis number. Reg 56.       Number to be affixed to motor vehicle (1)     Every motor vehicle shall have a chassis number of not more than 17 alpha‑numerical characters which shall be cut, stamped, embossed on or permanently affixed to such motor vehicle and, if applicable, an…

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Resilient new vehicle market driven by business buying

February’s total new vehicle sales saw a negligible year-on-year decline of 0.1%, with sales of 48 113 units. According to the latest aggregated sales data from the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa) sales growth was seen in a number of segments, including light commercial vehicles (9.7%), medium commercial vehicles (8.5%) and…

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