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Driving in South Africa

Driving in South Africa

South Africa has excellent road infrastructure, a selection of reputable vehicle hire companies, great weather and plenty of stunning scenery - which all combine to make self-driving a viable and enjoyable option. If you're thinking of taking the long way round, here are a few tips.
Modern road will boost Mozambique coal sector

Modern road will boost Mozambique coal sector

The rehabilitation of the N303 is vital not only for Mozambique but for the region as a whole. It will link the coal-rich province of Tete, as well as the landlocked countries of Zambia and Zimbabwe, and the port of Nacala, the deepest port in southern Africa.
Road Accident Fund pays out a record R22bn

Road Accident Fund pays out a record R22bn

Improved efficiency has allowed South Africa's Road Accident Fund to pay out a record number of claims to vehicle crash survivors in the 2013/14 financial year, amounting to R22.2-billion.

Stalled on the Trans-Africa Highway

Infrastructure matters. If Africa wants to play on the global field, a network of well-constructed, well-maintained roads is crucial. Until recently, work on the Trans-African Highway Network was sporadic, hit by conflict and constrained budgets. But now, nations see the value of the system for growth.

Amashova named UCI World Cycling Tour qualifier

Amashova named UCI World Cycling Tour qualifier

The Tsogo Sun Amashova Durban Classic road cycle race, which takes place between Pietermaritzburg to Durban, was on Thursday named the new South African qualifying event for the 2015 UCI World Cycling Tour (UWCT).

Medical centre impresses visitors

FOREIGN correspondents visited the Donald Gordon Medical Centre to learn about the state-of-the-art facility, before learning about the government’s massive National Infrastructure Plan and rural development from the minister of economic development.

Revamping Gauteng’s freeways

Greater safety is promised on Gauteng’s roads with the South African National Roads Agency’s announcement of streamlined emergency services for motorists, while a section of freeway notorious for traffic accidents has also been improved.
Think pedestrian – and save lives

Taking the I-Pledge for safer roads

Taking the I-Pledge for safer roads

The Imperial I-Pledge road safety campaign, launched in Johannesburg on Tuesday, challenges South African motorists to help create a culture of safe, friendly road use in the country in the only way that works in the long run: by changing our own attitudes.

World Bank to help save Serengeti

The government of Tanzania’s contentious road project, which would slice through the famous Serengeti National Park, has prompted the World Bank to get involved.
Black rhinos return to Serengeti

Revamp for Road Accident Fund

Revamp for Road Accident Fund

The new board of the Road Accident Fund is developing a rescue plan to improve the fund's financial position. This includes the Road Accident Fund Amendment Bill, currently before Parliament, which will introduce a limited system of compensation to curb the rise in claims.

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