Top tips to navigating your way through protest action

It’s Friday afternoon and you’re sitting in traffic, thinking about the exciting weekend that lies ahead, when you suddenly find yourself surrounded by a chanting crowd, pelting rocks at your windows and the cars around you. Following recent events and the upcoming nationwide protests, it’s wise to always be prepared for such an eventuality, especially if you are caught driving.

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Easter death toll up by 14% since 2017

This month, the National Transport Department released the road death statistics for the 2018 Easter weekend. Transport Minister Blade Nzimande has announced that 510 people died on South African roads over the Easter holidays.

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Matrix reveals South African distracted driving statistics

In April, Matrix released the statistics around distracted driving in South Africa. The survey was launched earlier this year and was completed by over 400 respondents and set out to gather information about the most common poor driving behaviours amongst South African motorists. The results have highlighted some worrying statistics and insights.

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Fuel hikes to hit motorists at the end of April

Sharp increases in the landed prices of fuels are set to hit motorists hard at the end of April. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA), which was commenting on unaudited mid-month data released by the Central Energy Fund.

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Matrix raises red flag on distracted driving this holiday season

Today, ahead of the 2018 Easter holiday season, Matrix - a brand by MiX Telematics – is raising awareness around distracted and irresponsible driving habits demonstrated by South African motorists, through their Distracted Driving Survey. The survey, launched in February, was completed by over 400 respondents and set out to gather information about the most common poor driving behaviours amongst South African motorists. The results have highlighted some worrying statistics and insights.

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How will the 1% VAT increase affect your grocery list?

Finance Minister, Malusi Gigaba, recently announced that South Africa will see its first Value-Added Tax (VAT) rate increase for the first time in 25 years. With this 1% VAT increase, comes the introduction of the health promotion levy (Sugar Tax). Below is an indication of how the 1% VAT increase will affect your monthly shopping list.

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Emergency numbers every South African should have

Every great journey begins with some form of preparation and what better way to start planning for the upcoming holidays and long weekends, then by storing all the top South African emergency numbers on your phone, to ensure that this list is easily accessible.

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