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Is oversight being overlooked in favour of profit?

Is oversight being overlooked in favour of profit?

Every year the Department of Transport generates a huge surplus, but does this translate into better services and facilities for those who fund it?

 

 
The Clarion call

The Clarion call

A clarion call, says the Cambridge dictionary, is a very clear message or instruction about what action is needed. Something must have happened while we were sleeping.

 
14 000 dead. And we have a plan?

14 000 dead. And we have a plan?

Despite many “plans” over the last two decades, road safety levels in South Africa have continued to decline post-1994 – with horrific effect. So what’s the plan now?

 
It makes no cents

It makes no cents

Road safety in South Africa is in a shambles, yet it doesn’t get the funds it so desperately needs – and that makes no sense.

   
Keys please, Dad …

Keys please, Dad …

Road carnage, e-tolling and incompetent officials – all an unfortunate sign of the times. But stress behind the wheel existed back when “road safety programmes” involved laying tar over gravel, e-anything related to something in science fiction, and the incompetent authority figure was your dad teaching you bad habits.

 
AARTO schmarto

AARTO schmarto

With a gun-slingin’ approach to law enforcement and a tendency to break the very laws their jobs are based on, our governmental and law-enforcement departments can’t seem to get it right. Reminds me of the wild, wild west.

 
Same team, new coach

Same team, new coach

Cabinets have been reshuffled and we now have a new transport coach and deputy. Will they get back to basics and take heed of the real issues to improve road safety?

   

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