Easter weekend

Nearly 700 motorists arrested over Easter weekend

The Road Traffic Management Corporation has commended travellers for being generally well behaved during the Easter weekend. But it says it’s concerned that close to 700 people have been arrested across the country for several offences. Traffic volumes are expected to increase on South African roads today, as people make their way[…]

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Motorists urged to drive cautiously during Easter weekend

An NPO, South Africans Against Drunk Driving (SADD), has urged motorists to exercise caution on the roads, as the Easter weekend continues. Holiday-makers have been travelling to various destinations – with many using the N1 to Polokwane, the N3 to KwaZulu-Natal and the N4 to Mpumalanga. “The safest thing to[…]

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Easter weekend Ijtima kicks off in Mia’s Farm

A mass exodus to Mia’s Farm in Johannesburg and Escourt in KwaZulu Natal is underway for the annual Ijtima being hosted this Easter weekend. The event is one of the largest religious gatherings in South Africa and is hosted by the Tabligh Jamaah under the leadership of Moulana Muhammad Ilyas[…]

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Motorists urged to be vigilant over Easter

Traffic and law enforcement agencies will double efforts to curb fatalities on the roads over the Easter holiday. The volume of cars on the roads is expected to increase over the long weekend.  Transport Minister Blade Nzimande has issued a stern warning to motorists that officials will be out in full[…]

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Speeding one of the main offences during Easter weekend

Speeding and overloading were the main offences during the Easter holiday, the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) said on Sunday. A total of 1 730  motorists were caught speeding while 354 received fines for overloading, said RTMC’s Simon Zwane. Over 18 000 traffic officers were deployed countrywide. Zwane said from[…]

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‘Easter road toll down from 2015’

Motorists seem to have heeded officials’ calls to behave on the roads this Easter, and early indications are that transport minister Dipuo Peters could announce lower preliminary road crash and fatality statistics than in previous years. Peters was scheduled to announce the preliminary statistics during a media briefing in Pretoria[…]

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Kramat festival ready

All roads will lead to the much loved Kramat festival held in Faure, Macassar, held each year over the Easter weekend. This festival marks a 150 year old tradition of visiting the burial site of Tuan Yusuf of Macassar, the father of Islam in South Africa. The festival will be[…]

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Motorists behaving better

Motorists seem to be behaving better on the roads this Easter as fewer people have died in accidents on the eve of the long weekend compared to the same period last year, according to the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) on Friday. “A total of 40 people had died from[…]

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