Eight armed robbers arrested in possession of illegal firearms and a stolen motor vehicle

On Thursday, 27 February 2014, members from Empangeni Crime Intelligence together with the Provincial Tracking Team and the Special Task Force arrested eight (8) suspects between the ages of 34 and 45 at Empangeni for conspiracy to commit armed robbery, illegal possession of firearms and being in possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Members from…

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What are the rules of the road on passing /overtaking another vehicle? When may I pass on the left side?

Question: What are the rules of the road on passing another vehicle? When may I pass on the left side? Answer: Passing of vehicle Reg 298.               (1)          Subject to the provisions of subregulation (2) and (4) and regulation 296, the driver of a vehicle intending to pass any other vehicle proceeding in the same direction…

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Toyota Group Celebrates Best Performing Dealers

Barloworld Toyota Centurion the 2013 Dealer of the Year Alex Frielingsdorf and his team at Barloworld Toyota Centurion were recognised for their exceptional performance in 2013 and awarded as the 2013 Toyota Dealer of the Year at a Gala function on Friday 21 February 2014 in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. “Barloworld Toyota Centurion is proof that strong…

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Free State Provincial Home Affairs manager arrested for fraud with travel claims

Today, Friday 21 February 2014, the Anti-Corruption Investigation Unit of the Hawks in the Free State, arrested Mr Bonakele Shadrack Mayekis, a Provincial Manager of the Department of Home Affairs, for fraud. Mr Mayekis is accused of defrauding his department to the amount of R26 072, 44 in travel claims between 2009 and 2011. The…

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Did you know – you must be able to see through at least two mirrors while driving!!

Question: Should you be able to see unobstructed through both side mirrors as well as the rear view mirror? The guy in this photo cannot see through any!! Answer: Yes regulation 204 applies. You must be able to see through at least 2 mirrors. One outside and internal mirror or one on both sides.  …

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When is a driving licence issued in a different country recognized as valid to drive with in South Africa?

Question: Please can you help me. I moved to South Africa in 2008 and have been living here on a spousal visa ever since. I am not eligible for permanent residence as I do not have a permanent job offer. I have a full UK licence (photo card with signature and supporting paper work).  Can…

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Hawks arrest private investigator for trying to bribe prosecutor to have a theft of motor vehicle case squashed

A private investigator, 34-year-old Lentheng Fortune Letshele, appeared in the Kempton Park Magistrates’ Court yesterday, Monday 17 February 2014, on charges of bribery. The man, who is also working as a security manager at a reputable company in Johannesburg, was arrested by the Pretoria Anti-Corruption Unit of the Hawks on Friday, 14 February 2014, in Kempton Park. He…

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What is the legal colour/s of front park lights on light motor vehicles in South Africa?

Question: What is the legal colour/s of front park lights on light motor vehicles in South Africa? Answer: Reg 181 applies. See subreg (1)(a) for front lamps. Colour of lights Reg 181.               (1)          Subject to the provisions of regulation 170(1), 171(1), 172, 175 or 176, no person shall operate on a public road a motor…

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Dramatic final stage sees Reid, Davids secure overall Tankwa Trek Mountain Bike Win

South African Erik Kleinhans and his Czech teammate, Frantisek Rabon (RE:CM Specialized) won the final stage of the three-day DUTOIT Tankwa Trek mountain bike stage race on Sunday, but it was the young South African pair of James Reid and Brendon Davids (Trek Racing) that claimed an impressive overall victory on a dramatic final day.…

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