Motoring

African St hole delays traffic

A deep trench in African Street which was dug up by the Makana Municipality to fix a burst water pipe has caused a month-long traffic hazard may soon be filled.

Officials tackle license backlog

Eastern Cape Department of Transport’s Provincial Regulating Entity (Pre) will again embark on a provincial expedition in a bid to resolve the existing operating licenses’ application backlog.

Petrol price to rise by 39c

Cash-strapped consumers will have to dig deeper into their pockets as the fuel price goes up at midnight tonight, Tuesday 4 February.

Death stalks Eastern Cape roads

Despite a drop in the national number of road deaths and the government’s commitment to halving these fatalities by 2015 – traffic-related deaths are still on the increase in the Eastern Cape. 

EC road carnage ‘disturbing’

Transport Minister Dipuo Peters announced that during the 2013 festive season, the Eastern Cape registered 158 accidents. 190 people lost their lives on the region's roads.

EC plans stricter border patrol to limit unsafe drivers

The Eastern Cape has developed a special plan to improve road safety for the festive season.

N2 officially re-opened

The section of the N2 that gave way to a 50-metre deep sinkhole just over a year ago has been repaired and was opened to the public this week.

Battery Centre introduces state-of-the-art tech

Battery Centre has introduced a new and improved tester to provide motorists with a quick, comprehensive and reliable report on the state of their batteries.

Closed N2 lanes cause ‘sinkhole’ panic

Rumours that a new sinkhole has opened up on the N2 between Grahamstown and Port Elizabeth have been dismissed by the national roads agency.

Could bikes replace shuttle service?

In July, the Rhodes University Student Representative Council announced that the on-campus shuttle would no longer operate due to a lack of funds. Rhodes students took to the streets as they were infuriated. However, the Vice Chancellor's suggestion of initiating a bicycle system on campus has had a mixed response.