Female officers on a mission to reduce road deaths during Women’s Month

FEMALE law enforcement officers commemorated Women’s Month by conducting massive operations throughout the country in an effort to reduce fatalities on the road. Integrated roadblocks, involving officers from different authorities, had been conducted on all routes with a high number of fatal crashes. Statistics show that deaths on South African roads increase substantially over long weekends with more people dying between Friday and Sunday, according to a statement from the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC). “The abuse of alcohol has been identified as one of the key factors contributing to…

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Same old, same old – PRASA murky deal

The acting chief executive of SA’s cash-strapped train operator Prasa, Nkosinathi Sishi, is on the verge of signing an agreement that not only flouts all statutes governing the utility, but will also expose the firm to almost R5-billion of unauthorised and irregular expenditure. Nkosinathi Sishi, who was seconded from the department of transport to take over the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) from yet another departed interim chief executive, Sibusiso Sithole, in February 2019, immediately hit the ground running. He unilaterally and secretly negotiated an agreement that allows the…

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South Africa’s telecoms network conference will explores the changing face of Telcos.

    Southern Africa Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference (SATNAC), takes place on the 1 – 4 September 2019 at Fairmont Zimbali Resort in Durban. The country’s premier ICT conference will examine the changing requirements of the telecommunication sector and the country’s infrastructure requirements to meet these.   According to conference chairman and Chief Executive Officer of South Africa’s leading wholesale infrastructure connectivity provider, Alphonzo Samuels, South Africa has seen an unprecedented growth in data usage with most South Africans accessing this data through some form of mobile device.  …

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Women to lead law enforcement campaign to road deaths

Female law enforcement officers are to undertake massive law enforcement operations throughout the country in celebration of Women’s month and in an effort to reduce fatalities over the coming long weekend. Integrated roadblocks involving officers from different authorities have been planned on all routes with a high number of fatal crashes. Statistics show that deaths on South African roads increase substantially over the long weekends with more people dying on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The abuse of alcohol has been identified as one of the key factors contributing to crashes…

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Why the lights might go off again

Eskom: Another expert explains why load shedding “will return in August” There seems to be a growing consensus among industry analysts that load shedding will make a return to South Africa next month, as Eskom limps forward. Now might be a good time to invest in some candles: The spectre of load shedding is on the horizon, according to Intellidex analyst Peter Attard Montalto. He’s the second expert within the last few weeks who has predicted another round of Eskom power cuts before the end of winter. Experts fear another…

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Rugby legend James Small died from a heart attack

  BY BRENT LINDEQUE James Small (born 10 February 1969) was a former South African rugby union footballer who played on the wing for the Springboks. His international debut was against the All Blacks in 1992, and he made his final appearance against Scotland in 1997. In that final test match, he scored his 20th try, becoming the leading Springbok try scorer, eclipsing Danie Gerber’s record. He was also the leading try scorer in the 1996 Super 12 season. Small passed away on the 10th of July 2019 after succumbing to…

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Drive responsibly during road construction

Trans African Concessions (TRAC) urges N4 Toll Route users to drive responsibly when in or near construction zones, to ensure their and road workers’ safety. Major upgrades, routine maintenance and road rehabilitation are regularly undertaken as the roads take a heavy beating from trucks. Despite all necessary precautions, these zones are hazardous. Speeding, impatient drivers and traffic congestion  create major risks for road users and workers. With cones, barriers and signage, warnings abound. “As the safety of our road users and contractors is a priority for us, we encourage road…

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Take the dollars and run

People and companies in Zimbabwe hold $1.3 billion in foreign currency accounts, central bank governor John Mangudya said on Monday after the finance minister announced that individuals will be allowed to withdraw their U.S. dollars in cash. According to Mangudya, an outstanding amount of 10 million USD will be paid to Eskom, reports Daily Maverick. Just imagine what Eskom can do with that amount.

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Another farm attack

As much as the ANC denies the term farm attacks, another couple had been attacked on their farm in the Free State. According to the police, this will be investigated as a house robbery as various items were taken, also a rifle. The man and his wife were beaten and forced to open their safe. The man has been taken to hospital for further treatment and his wife was treated at home. As usual, no arrests have been made.  

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