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Durban storm death toll now at 8, may rise

The number of people who have died following heavy storms and flooding in KwaZulu-Natal on Tuesday has reached eight and could rise, provincial government departments said during a joint briefing. “We can confirm that eight people were killed as a result of the floods yesterday. There are those that are[…]

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Heavy traffic expected as holidaymakers return home

Heavy traffic is expected on Monday on major routes around the country, as many holidaymakers return home from the coast or inland resorts. Many companies and businesses will re-open on Tuesday after the festive season break. The N1 from the Western Cape to inland provinces and the N3 from KwaZulu[…]

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Over 3000 motorists arrested over festive period so far

A total of 3078 motorists have been arrested on South African roads in the first 16 days of the festive period – December 1 to 16 – for drunken driving, speed, reckless and negligent driving, and possession of false documents, the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) said on Sunday. The[…]

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Respect road rules at Eid moon sighting

Traffic authorities have issued an appeal to the Muslim community to respect the rules of the road, ahead of the mass gathering for the Eid moon sighting on Tuesday evening. Although weather conditions are not ideal, a crowd is expect to attend the annual event at the Sea Point Promenade[…]

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Expect long delays on the road this week: RTMC

Motorists should expect long delays on the road this week due to the end-of-holiday traffic rush, the Road Traffic Management Corporation said on Monday. More than 1 000 vehicles an hour were passing points along the country’s major roads, including the N3 and N1, spokesperson Simon Zwane said. Over 1[…]

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Influx of motorists expected in CT

Capetonians should brace themselves for major congestion in the city over the coming days, as holidaymakers flock to the coastline. The City of Cape Town will once again manage the influx of vehicles along the Atlantic Seaboard on New Year’s Day. Transport for Cape Town (TCT), the City’s transport authority,[…]

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Partial road collapse as bad weather ravages CT

It will take at least 3 days before a stretch of Strandfontein Road that partially collapsed after a strong surge of water pushed over a massive concrete pillar on Sunday, could be open for traffic again. Traffic authorities were alerted to the collapse between Govan Mbeki and New Ottery roads[…]

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Cape Town wind plays havoc with roads

The Mother City’s famous southeaster, otherwise known as the Cape Doctor, was gusting at an unseasonal 40 to 50 kilometres per hour on Wednesday, causing the closure of some main routes. The City of Cape Town traffic chief Kenny Africa said: ”The winds are extra strong so we have closed[…]

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Roads still busy as Easter break ends

Johannesburg – The country’s roads continued to remain busy as South Africans travelled home after squeezing the last moments from their Easter weekend. Simon Zwane, spokesperson for the Road Traffic Management Agency (RTMA), said early on Monday evening that traffic had picked up at major toll plazas. “It’s picked up[…]

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Busy festive season for Metro Police

Motorists have again been advised to remain vigilant and cautious when taking to the roads, especially with the festive season drawing to a close. This comes in light of an extremely busy holiday period for Metro Police and provincial traffic authorities, which has yielded numerous fines and arrests over the[…]

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