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The Current Position on the Movement of Goods in South Africa

The Current Position on the Movement of Goods in South Africa

[By Prenisha Govender, Associate, and Virusha Subban, Partner and Head of Indirect Tax, Baker McKenzie Johannesburg] The nationwide statutory lockdown in South Africa has resulted in uncertainty in the transport industry relating to the movement of goods from ports of entry. In addition, it has added to supply chain and […]

Emergency or Yellow Lane Driving and Sharing the Roads Safely with Trucks

Emergency or Yellow Lane Driving and Sharing the Roads Safely with Trucks

There is a common perception amongst motorists that cars have right of way over trucks. Many motorists expect truck drivers to immediately move into the yellow lane for faster vehicles without considering that the truck driver might have a good reason for deciding it is too risky. To clarify this […]

Guidelines regarding Freight Lockdown

Guidelines regarding Freight Lockdown

What are “essential goods and services?” Guidelines to Freight Logistics operations under the conditions of the Government Notice issued by the Minister of Corporate Governance and Traditional Affairs on 25 March 2020. At all times it is prudent to read this simplified document with the Notice as published by the […]

Theft of truck in Parkgate – KZN

Theft of truck in Parkgate – KZN

The public is requested to be on the lookout for the white Toyota Dyna truck with registration NUR 13219 (pictured). The 4-ton truck was stolen on Saturday morning from Leicester Road in Parkgate. It had a quarter tank of diesel and a blue tarpaulin cover at the back. Please share […]

What are the categories for a Professional Driving Permit?

What are the categories for a Professional Driving Permit?

The regulation that applies is reg 116. Reg 116.      Categories of, and authority conveyed by, professional driving permit (1)     Professional driving permits are divided in the following categories: (a)     Category “G”, which authorises the driving of a motor vehicle as referred to in regulation 115(1)(a) and (b); (b)     category “P”, […]

Police launch a manhunt for criminals who hijacked trucks

Police launch a manhunt for criminals who hijacked trucks

NELSPRUIT – Police have launched a manhunt for suspects following a spate of truck hijackings in the area of Delmas. According to information, two trucks belonging to the same company were hijacked on Monday, 06 January 2020 at about 20h30, on the R50 Road whilst transporting Soya from Bronkhorstspruit to […]