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Honda BR-V review: Seven up!

By SAPeople 26-07-23 18:08

I hear it all the time from those trusting souls in the market for a new crossover. “You know, I test drove the… (*insert the name of virtually any crossover vehicle here) and I was disappointed at how small it was inside.” Yes, I’m afraid, that’s the irony of the most popular segment. Despite manufacturers […]

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ICYMI: Cape Town greenlights stricter traffic by-laws for motorists

By SAPeople 26-07-23 17:33

Cape Town motorists face having their vehicles impounded after the traffic by-law of 2021 came into effect in July 2023 Among the offences in the Traffic by-law of 2021 that could see motorists having their vehicles impounded includes driving with missing number plates, unroadworthy vehicles, and unlicensed vehicles, according to SABC News. ALSO READ: AARTO backlash: South Africans have their […]

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Tax 101: Reduce your contribution with tax-free savings accounts

By SAPeople 26-07-23 12:31

The 2023 filing season has been in full swing since July 7 and runs till 23 October 2023 for individual taxpayers. Tax-free savings accounts are the easiest and most effective way to reduce your tax contribution when filing season rolls around. Here’s everything you need to know to get cash bank every year … TAX-FREE SAVINGS ACCOUNTS Reduce your annual tax contribution with tax-free […]

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Elon Musk’s ‘X.com’ domain was made ‘possible’ by tech experts

By SAPeople 26-07-23 11:45

Investor and billionaire Elon Musk is no stranger to strange decisions, like the rumoured cage fight against Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. Musk bought the social network giant Twitter for approximately $44 billion in 2022 and recently announced his plans to change Twitter and its familiar blue bird to a simple X instead. . Musk has been sitting on the domain […]

New by-law sees Cape Town IMPOUND vehicles with missing number plates

By SAPeople 25-07-23 18:57

The City of Cape Town is taking a zero tolerance approach to motorists who break the law, by enforcing the amended traffic by-laws of 2021. Prior to the traffic by-lawscoming into effect in July 2023, the city could only issue fines to motorists for offences such as vehicles with missing number plates or number plates […]

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Arrested in South Africa? Here’s what to do

By SAPeople 25-07-23 13:04

Being arrested can be a confusing, scary experience that most people might think would never happen to them. Arrests can happen on suspicion of a crime, but sometimes might also be wrongfully conducted. Here’s what to do if you’ve just been arrested in South Africa, from the arrest to the booking process. ALSO READ: The […]

Springboks set for Argentina clash with twin objectives: Win and rotate

By SAPeople 24-07-23 18:58

South Africa, get ready for an exciting showcase of rugby! Our boys, the Springboks, are preparing for the eagerly anticipated clash against Argentina, and they are heading into the match with dual objectives. It’s not just about winning, but also about rotating the squad to give our emerging players some invaluable experience on the international […]

Every Important complaints hotline in South Africa

By SAPeople 24-07-23 17:25

It’s your right to complain if you aren’t happy with a product or service in South Africa. Here’s where and how to send your complaints. Complaints tell companies and service providers to fix a problem (or address an issue). The Consumer Protection Act and other laws protect consumers from unfair business practices, illegal advertising, and […]

Hanekom slams Mbalula for threatening to remove Gordhan

By SAPeople 24-07-23 16:31

The former Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom has condemned ANC secretary general Fikile Mbalula for threatening to remove public enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan. Mbalula had singled out Gordhan and said that he must quickly fix Transnet’s problems or face removal. “When you make a statement like this, you need to explain why you are not making a statement […]

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NEW Cape Town traffic by-laws that WILL get your car impounded

By SAPeople 24-07-23 16:09

The City of Cape Town is taking a zero tolerance approach to motorists who break the law, by enforcing the amended traffic by-laws of 2021. Prior to the laws coming into effect in July 2023, the city could only issue fines to motorists for offences such as vehicles with missing number plates or number plates […]

South Africa’s Road Rage problem and what to do

By SAPeople 24-07-23 09:18

South Africa’s roads can be dangerous, although car accidents and potholes aren’t the only things that could affect its drivers. Road rage is a daily problem on the road according to the Automobile Association of South Africa, affecting people every day. In March 2023, The South African reported on a road rage video that went viral. […]

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AARTO: South Africans have their say on traffic demerit system

By SAPeople 21-07-23 15:51

The Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (Aarto) has been greenlit after the Constitutional Court ruled that the legislation governing the new demerit system is valid. In November 2022 a Pretoria High Court judgment ruled Aarto legislation was invalid and unconstitutional. However, the latest ruling means lawless motorists will be subject to a points system […]

Junior Springboks to tackle new U20 Championship

By SAPeople 21-07-23 14:53

KICK-OFF: JUNIOR SPRINGBOKS GEAR UP FOR U20 CHAMPIONSHIP South Africa’s rugby pride, the Junior Springboks, are all set for a thrilling new challenge – the U20 Championship, announced for 2024 by SANZAAR. This annual championship is a big deal and an exciting prospect for our boys! ALSO READ: Springbok legend joins Bulls coaching ranks A NEW […]

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Travellers Reassured About Updated Travel Restrictions After Curfew

By SAPeople 16-06-21 16:23

JOHANNESBURG, 16 JUNE 2021 – Following the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa last night that South Africa is now in Lockdown Level 3, with a stricter curfew (of 10pm) imposed, the Flight Centre Travel Group has reassured its travellers that they will still be able to board their flights and complete the last leg of […]

SA in Advanced Negotiations for Sputnik and Sinovac Vaccines

SA in Advanced Negotiations for Sputnik and Sinovac Vaccines

By SAPeople 16-06-21 15:50

South Africa’s Deputy President David Mabuza says negotiations with the manufacturers of Sputnik V and Sinovac COVID-19 vaccines are at an advanced stage. The Deputy President said this when he responded to oral questions in the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) on Tuesday. “Further interventions being implemented to save lives are ongoing. Negotiations with vaccine […]

Algoa Bay in South Africa Becomes Prestigious Whale Heritage Site

Algoa Bay in South Africa Becomes Prestigious Whale Heritage Site

By SAPeople 16-06-21 09:54

Algoa Bay in South Africa has been awarded the Whale Heritage Site accolade, making South Africa the only country in the world with two accredited sites. Whale Heritage Sites are a global accreditation scheme developed by the World Cetacean Alliance and supported by World Animal Protection, that recognise a community’s commitment to respect and celebrate […]

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South Africa Moves to Lockdown Level 3 as Third Wave Sweeps the Nation

By SAPeople 15-06-21 21:06

President Cyril Ramaphosa, on the advice of the National Coronavirus Command Council, has tonight announced a move to Lockdown Level 3 as South Africa is suffering under a third wave of the coronavirus pandemic. See all new regulations below. What does Level 3 Lockdown mean? The new curfew is 10pm – 4 am Non-essential places […]

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WATCH Family Meeting: President Ramaphosa Addresses the Nation, 15 June 2021

By SAPeople 15-06-21 20:13

South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa is addressing the nation Tuesday evening, 15 June 2021, with an update on SA’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The address comes after a meeting of the National Coronavirus Command Council, the President’s Coordinating Council and Cabinet. EFF Leader Julius Malema has tweeted a prediction that Ramaphosa will be introducing […]

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Prayer Meeting Held for Missing Kruger Park Ranger

By SAPeople 22-11-20 15:09

A virtual prayer meeting has been held for missing Kruger National Park field ranger, Checkers Mashego. Mashego was first reported missing by colleagues early on Tuesday evening (17 Nov) when he failed to show up at the agreed rendezvous point, after a routine patrol along the Nsikazi River in the Stolsnek section of South Africa’s […]

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ANC MP Tries to Block Public from Meeting to Appoint New Lottery Chair

By SAPeople 27-11-20 20:22

A senior ANC member tried unsuccessfully to have members of the media and civil society barred from a public, virtual meeting of a parliamentary portfolio that discussed the appointment of a new board chairperson for the National Lotteries Commission, writes Raymond Joseph of GroundUp. Among those attending Friday’s meeting of the portfolio committee for Trade, […]

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Rhino Poaching in South Africa Cut by Half in 2020

By SAPeople 08-12-20 00:09

South Africa rhino poaching decreased by almost 53 percent in the first six months of 2020, with 166 animals being killed for their horns, according to figures released by the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries. During the first six months of 2019, a total of 316 rhino had been poached in South Africa. Some […]

More Money For COVID-19 in South Africa But No Spending Strategy

By SAPeople 29-06-20 20:10

The supplementary budget tabled last week by South Africa’s finance minister, Tito Mboweni, whose primary objective was to make more money available for the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, sheds no light on the relative prioritisation of prevention over treatment for COVID-19. Alex van den Heever reports. The required health system response to COVID 19 […]

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