Monthly Archives: October 2015

Drunk Driving – South Africa Rated the Worst

Reading Time: 1 minuteSouth Africa remains as one of the more dangerous countries for road safety, with Time Magazine ( August 2015) reporting a mortality rate of 31.9 deaths per 100 000 people – second only to the Dominican Republic which scores 41.7 deaths per 100 000 people.

ISO Releases ISO 9001:2015

Reading Time: 1 minuteDQS South Africa, as an international partner of DQS-UL has prepared, for the benefit of its clients, a comparison document between the 2008 and 2015 versions

Gas Pains: Mileage Myths and Misconceptions

Reading Time: 6 minutes There are a lot of popular conceptions—and misconceptions—about fuel economy as well. Some of them involve common sense, such as keeping your tires properly inflated, whereas others are myths that people accept as the truth. Because fuel efficiency is the new cause célèbre in the automotive world, we decided to test a few fuel-saving and/or fuel-sapping situations to see just how much of a difference these tactics can make.

Featured Member: Northern Natal Body Works

Reading Time: 1 minuteNorthern Natal Body Works (NNBW) is a successful motor body repair business that operates in Vryheid, Northern KwaZulu Natal. Established in 2012, NNBW boasts a driven and experienced team and prides itself in offering the best panel beating and spray painting service to its customers.

Member Exclusive: Trade Test Regulations

Reading Time: 1 minuteThe Department of Higher Education and Training has distributed a number of communication pieces around the implementation of the latest Trade Test Regulations, which have replaced the Manpower Training Act.

7th Annual Road Safety Summit

Reading Time: 1 minuteIntelligence Transfer Centre (ITC) will be hosting the 7th Annual Road Safety Summit on 3, 4 & 5 November 2015 at the CSIR, Pretoria.

Public Protector Encourages Workplace Diversity

Reading Time: 2 minutesPublic Protector, Advocate Thuli Madonsela, recently inspired employees of General Motors South Africa (GMSA) when addressing them on the role of women in the workplace at the GMSA Struandale plant.

SAGMJ ROAD SAFETY INITIATIVE

Reading Time: 2 minutesAt the Annual General Meeting of the South African Guild of Motoring Journalists (SAGMJ) held in July 2015, it was agreed that the Guild, in support of government’s endorsement of October as Transport Month, would focus on a specific aspect of road safety – namely “the dangers of distracted driving with the focus on using cell phones”.

What to Watch for When Driving on Rural Roads

Reading Time: 2 minutesThere may be times when fleet drivers find themselves traveling on rural roads or unpaved private roads. These roads can present some driving hazards not normally found on highways and city streets. So here are nine safety tips about dirt road driving.