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Cable theft is rampant as evidenced by this pile of discarded cable which has been stripped of the copper inside. A reduction in the attractiveness of copper cables to vandals, either by using fewer cores or using an alternative material to copper as well as strengthening unit access and security is being piloted by the JRA.
Criminals stripping Joburg bare says JRA

The Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA) has sounded the alarm on the rampant increase in theft and vandalism of road infrastructure ‘furniture’ around Johannesburg which has cost the entity R57.46-million over the past year. “Criminals are stripping our road infrastructure furniture

New diagnostics technology donated by Pullman Fleet Services is being sent to Zambia to help maintain commercial vehicle standards and improve road safety in the country. Pictured with Industrial Training Centre (ITC) staff are Tony Dobbins (standing, second left) and Tony Deus (standing, right) from Pullman Fleet Services.
UK company helps uplift Zambian transporters
The new longer wheelbase Hino 2626 model offers a significant improvement of 2 000kg in payload. There is a lift axle option for improved fuel economy and less tyre wear on the rearmost axle.
Hino adds new model to its truck range
Jacques Carelse (left), managing director of UD Trucks Southern Africa – as now one of the main vehicle sponsor partners in this project - hands over the five new UD 40L units to Gawie du Toit, national transport manager for Shoprite.
The warm heart of trucking beats yet again
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The shortage of qualified diesel mechanics is impacting severely on the ability of operators to maintain their vehicles. Many operators hold the view that a return to the ‘apprenticeship’ system will help solve this skills shortage problem. What are your

South Africa, like the rest of the world, is facing a severe driver shortage. This is compounded by the fact that the industry also faces a lack of quality training facilities for truck drivers? What can be done to attract

Why, whenever there is a truck accident, do we hear that the cause was due to ‘brake failure”? Why do brakes ‘fail’ – what are the root causes for such ‘failures’?

The home affairs department is studying the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg's ruling that detaining migrants for an extended period at the Lindela Repatriation Centre is unlawful.
South Africa is the first country to include no discrimination based on sexual orientation in its Constitution, Judge Edwin Cameron says.
The Boere-Afrikaner Volksraad encountered no negativity from acting President Cyril Ramaphosa when they met to discuss Afrikaner self-determination, the council says.
The health department says there are no reported or confirmed Ebola cases in South Africa, but it is continuing to monitor the situation.
EFF leader Julius Malema in a letter has warned National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete that unless she withdraws plans to suspend him from Parliament, he will go to court to seek relief.