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August 6, 2014

British Airways has temporarily halted all flights to West Africa amid concerns over the ebola outbreak which has claimed nearly 900 lives.

Flights to Sierra Leone and Liberia have been suspended from today until the August 31 as more cases of infections continue to be reported.

Yesterday SA Airways announced it had no plans of suspending flights in and out of the West Africa region adding that there's no need for panic as the situation remains under control in mzansi.

July 23, 2014

The Department of Transport has received a R5.5 billion cash injection, towards improving public transport in 13 cities across mzansi.

One of the key priorities of the budget-is putting more money toward transport investments, to ensure a more reliable and efficient public transport system.

The department says the initiative will create close to 65 000 direct and indirect jobs, over a ten year period.

June 11, 2014

Gautrain, the rapid rail network in Gauteng, says it aims to launch a Wi-Fi service before the end of the year.

It follows the news that Telkom, in partnership with the South African National Taxi Council (Santaco), is set to launch free Wi-Fi connections at taxi ranks and in mini bus taxis as early as this week.

Metrorail in the Western Cape is also due to begin rolling out a free Wi-Fi internet service at train stations – and plans are also afoot to offer Wi-Fi on carriages too.

June 11, 2014

Toyota on Wednesday said it was recalling 2.27 million vehicles globally over an airbag system defect that could cause a fire, the latest in a series of callbacks by the world's biggest automaker.The company, which has now recalled about nine million vehicles in the past two months, said the announcement covered about 20 models, including its Corolla sedan and Yaris subcompact.

The fire risk from the defect covers about 1.62 million cars abroad and 650,000 in Japan, Toyota said.

June 4, 2014

Traffic officials have issued a warning for traffic congestions around Alexandre ahead of the memorial service of the late Shakes Kungwane.

Motorists can expect road closures on 12th and 13th avenues between Roosevelt road and Vincent Tshabalala road

Kungwane died last week after complications with diabetes the memorial service is expected to start at  1 O'clock this afternoon.

May 16, 2014

Gautrain services is offering discounts for its commuters between peak and off peak schedules from June 1st.

Commuters would pay 30% less during those times however airport service trains are expected to go up by R10 per trip.

 

 

April 30, 2014

A man sustained serious injuries after he tried to jump off a moving Gautrain carriage today  in Tshwane.

According to witnesses the man was fleeing from police before jumped into a moving train he broke both his legs.

Gautrain spokesperson - Errol Braithwaite

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