MiX Telematics Celebrates Mandela Day

This year, MiX Telematics participated in Mandela Day at their offices in Midrand, by supporting the Matla A Bana charity, a national organisation and charity project initiated and managed by the Callie and Monique Strydom Charity Trust.

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Get to Know Your Matrix

In the digital world we live in today, almost everything is done via our mobile phones. A vehicle tracking device becomes a powerful tool when it includes features such as a panic button, harsh driving monitoring and reports (for those who tend to be a bit heavier on the pedals), a full X-ray vision of your car’s whereabouts, and border alerts, all linked to your smartphone.

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A decrease in car prices due to stronger rand

Thanks to the stronger rand, lower interest rates and lower inflation, South African finance houses financed 2.09 used vehicles for every one new car in the first three months of 2018, compared to 2.49 in 2017; in fact the rise in car prices, both new and used, has been slowing gently for the past three quarters.

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Hijacking trends SA motorists should look out for

Hijacking is a topic that no one likes to talk about, however, it’s important to stay up to date with the latest crime trends and to know how you can be vigilant and remain safe on South Africa’s roads.

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Shocking study reveals that SA child deaths double the world average

Latest statistics reveal that children under the age of 18 years are twice as likely to be killed on South African roads, than any other part of the world. This is according to the recent study by Aliasgher Janmohammed, Project Manager for the Prevention of Injuries Impacting Children in South Africa, a UNICEF project managed by Childsafe in collaboration with the University of Cape Town.

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Combating the scourge of distracted driving

A recent Distracted Driving Survey by Matrix, found that 22% of respondents admit to texting, calling or checking social media while driving. Furthermore, a survey conducted in the US last year, also found that seven out of 10 people use their smartphone while driving.

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Special needs schools get a digital helping hand

Stellenbosch, South Africa – 20 June, 2018 – MiX Telematics, in partnership with iSchool Africa, continues* to empower teachers and learners with educational technology and classroom practices that assist learners overcome their learning difficulties. Last week, MiX Telematics donated 50 Apple iPads and other technology equipment to both the Vera School for leaners with autism and the Alta du Toit school for learners with intellectual and physical difficulties.

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Under 25 doesn’t have to mean heavier premiums – reduce your driver risk profile

For some, owning a car comes much sooner than for others and if you own a vehicle and are under the age of 25, you would have already had to consider the importance of car insurance. While having a car at this stage of your life is highly advantageous, especially in the working world, the downside is that you are considered a high-risk driver. This is due to the fact that many insurers view drivers under the age of 25 as inexperienced and more likely to cause an accident.
So, how then are you able to reduce your driver risk profile and, in turn, reduce your monthly insurance premium?

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