The rules around wearing a mask while driving in South Africa – and the fines you can expect to pay

Magistrates across the country are releasing updated admission of guilt penalties for breaking South Africa’s lockdown regulations, including a number of motoring-specific fines. Of particular importance for motorists, is the failure to ensure your passengers wear masks while in a vehicle. Motorists can be fined as much as R1,000 for[…]

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Cape taxi drivers arrested for R3-million in outstanding fines

Cape Town traffic officers have arrested taxi drivers for 1,596 outstanding fines. The amount equates to R3-million of unpaid fines. According to The South African, mayoral committee member for safety and security JP Smith the overall arrest tally is up to 300 for the week. Traffic officers were operating in Delft, Manenberg,[…]

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Anger grows over fines for Cape Town’s homeless

Social media is abuzz condemning the City of Cape Town for fining homeless people for various offences which include obstructing pedestrian traffic, erecting a shelter in an undesignated area and starting a fire in a public area. As winter sets in, temperatures drop and rain continues to pummel Cape Town,[…]

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