As was recommended by the Public Protector in her report of 19 December 2014, the JMPD has “apologised” for what can only be described as acting as criminals by breaking the law in issuing Aarto infringement notices unlawfully. Big deal!
The practice of carrying people on light deliveryvehicles, which we call “bakkies” in South Africa, is perfectly legal, provided that the bakkie has sides of a height greater than 35cm, people sit on the floor of the load bay and are physically separated from tools.
Today marks the anniversary of the implementation of e-tolls in Gauteng. The first anniversary, mind you – not its birthday, because it was somewhat stillborn and failed to materialise into the “masterpiece” and “better” or “only” way to go that everyone – including the highest court in the land – was told it would be.
The recent announcement by the Competition Commission that it would be investigating 82 car component manufacturers for collusion and price-fixing has sparked debate about South Africa’s motor industry and its operations.