Showing posts with category "motoring"

What to do if you are in a car accident in South Africa

No matter how experienced a driver you may be, accidents do happen, unfortunately.

January 7, 2022
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motoring

How much it costs to drive South Africa’s most popular cars right now

January has provided some good news for motorists in South Africa with across-the-board reductions in fuel prices, introduced earlier this week.

January 7, 2022
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motoring

New driving licence card planned for South Africa in 2022

The government is considering the adoption of a new driving licence in 2022, including a redesign of the current licence card to a plastic one, from the current laminated version.

January 7, 2022
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motoring

South Africa’s strict new driving laws coming in July

The new Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (Aarto) Act is expected to become fully operational in July 2022, more than a year after the legislation was officially scheduled to be introduced.
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January 6, 2022
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motoring

Call to scrap 5-year driving licence in South Africa

At least 383,000 pending licence cards have not been printed in South Africa due to a machinery breakdown in December.

January 5, 2022
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motoring

South Africans are using carpools and lift clubs to beat record petrol prices – but it will impact your insurance

With the increase in the fuel price now breaking through R20 a litre, and increasing peak traffic times, it makes sense to try carpooling to save money.

December 26, 2021
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motoring

Why you pay the same price for insurance in South Africa – even if your car depreciates in value

When it comes to insurance, there’s one point of confusion or frequently asked question that stands out – how it is that your vehicle, which depreciates in value over time, continues to be insured at the same, or even a higher, premium?

December 25, 2021
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motoring

Know the difference between a warranty, service plan, and maintenance plan

The competition guidelines for the automotive aftermarket that came into effect on 1 July 2021 have made it imperative for vehicle owners to know the difference between a warranty, service plan, and maintenance plan.

December 24, 2021
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motoring

Maintaining your vehicle can save a claim from being rejected

Always keeping your car in good nick and regularly serviced could well be to your advantage in the event that an insurer disputes a claim on the basis that the vehicle was in an unroadworthy state.

December 22, 2021
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motoring

Government introducing new driving rules in South Africa from January

The introduction of the new Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (Aarto) system in the coming months will have a significant impact on anyone who drives in South Africa, with the next phase of the scheme scheduled to start in January 2022.

December 18, 2021
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motoring

Rental vehicle shortage set to impact holidaymakers in South Africa

There is a significant shortage of rental vehicles in South Africa and holidaymakers hoping to travel in December and January should be booking immediately if they have not already secured a vehicle.

December 17, 2021
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motoring

What to do after a road accident in South Africa

Being eager to reach your destination is no excuse to ignore the rules of the road – and this is especially important at this time of the year, says Wesbank.

December 16, 2021
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motoring