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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Botswana car thief successfully extradited by SAPS Interpol

The South African Police Service’s (SAPS) Interpol NCB Pretoria successfully extradited a Botswana national who escaped justice in his home country earlier during this week on the 3rd of June 2014. Mandand Machana Chibiya, aged 52, was wanted by the Botswana police after he was sentenced there for 14 counts of theft of motor vehicles,…

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Infographic – Environmentally Friendly Car Guide: A contribution towards World Environment Day

Every 5th of June is a day used by the United Nations to stimulate worldwide awareness of environmental issues and encourages political action. During the past week it has been revealed that China plans to take more than 5 million ageing vehicles off its roads this year in a bid to improve air quality, with 330…

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Reckless taxi drivers provide enough reason to remain insured and stay alert on the roads!

Earlier today we shared some interesting vehicle statistics via the Arrive Alive twitter handle at @_ArriveAlive   It must be said that it is unfair to regard all of the drivers of minibus taxis as reckless and without a regard for the Rules of the Road! We are aware of efforts by taxi associations to…

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Conversion of a foreign drivers license only apply to the Foreigner who do not have SA Citizenship

Question: I hope you can help me.  We are from the USA.  We have permanent residence here in SA.  My husband and I have exchanged our California drivers licenses for SA licenses after we became permanent residents.  My question is about my son.  He is also a permanent resident. He went to study in the…

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NAAMSA vehicle sales report for May reveals vehicle retail vulnerability in low economic growth

  General Comments on May 2014 NAAMSA sales: The month of May 2014 experienced a 7.41% increase in sales compared to April 2014. Month on Month all goods types experienced positive growth. Year on Year monthly comparison shows a decrease of -9.22% in May 2014 compared to May 2013. The average sales per day in…

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Two to appear in Randburg court facing the charges of being in possession of car breaking implements.

Two suspects aged between 37 and 39 years will appear in the Randburg magistrates’ court facing the charges of being in possession of car breaking implements. On Wednesday, 28 May 2014 at approximately 07h05, the police received a tip off about the suspects waiting to strike any unsuspecting motorist who locked their vehicles using remote…

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Vehicle Theft syndicate cracked and 4 vehicles recovered in Middelburg, Mpumalanga

A car hijacking gang which has been terrorising the community of Mhluzi in Middelburg, Mpumalanga has been thwarted. Police in Dennilton have arrested three suspects after they were found possession of four suspected stolen vehicles on Wednesday. The recovered vehicles, two Nissan LDVs, were reported stolen in Mhluzi and Kwagafontein, whilst a Ford Bantam and…

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Soaring vehicle maintenance costs nearing new vehicle instalment levels

As a general guide costs of running a vehicle should not exceed 30 percent of gross monthly income With vehicle owners already feeling the pinch of higher expenses due to the rising cost of fuel, coupled with interest rate hikes, the focus should now be on managing less obvious maintenance costs that slowly add up…

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