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Vehicle insurance is not a luxury, it’s a necessity

Motorists who do not have insurance on their vehicles run the risk of having to make significant financial outlays in the event of crashes, not only for themselves but for others involved in these incidents. The Automobile Association (AA) says it remains concerned that less than 35% of vehicles in the country are insured. “Vehicle insurance is not a legal requirement in South Africa. According...

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Massive fuel hikes on the cards for September

Embattled consumers should brace for massive fuel hikes when the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) adjusts fuel prices for September. Commenting on unaudited data from the Central Energy Fund (CEF), the Automobile Association (AA) says the hikes to petrol prices will be highest since July last year, while the increases to diesel prices will be record hikes. “According to the...

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Ideal time to spring clean your car

As warmer weather begins to set in across South Africa, now is a good time to spring clean your vehicle in preparation for a hot summer. Statistics show that South Africans spend up to three hours per week on average in their vehicles, so keeping the car in good condition is essential. "There are many advantages to spring cleaning both the interior and exterior of the car. Firstly, keeping the...

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Big fuel hikes for all fuel likely in September

Consumers can expect steep increases to all grades of fuel when prices are adjusted for September. Commenting on unaudited mid-month fuel data from the Central Energy Fund (CEF), the Automobile Association (AA) says the expected price increases to petrol, diesel and illuminating paraffin will undoubtedly exert pressure on already struggling motorists and consumers. According to the CEF’s data,...

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HAVAL announces New Energy Vehicle investment in the AA Technical College

HAVAL Motors South Africa (HMSA) is proud to announce an investment in the Automobile Association (AA) Technical College and its continued support for this venture by supplying New Energy Vehicle (NEV) components to the College, and by contributing to practical and curriculum development on NEV technology in association with the AA. As a world leader in vehicle battery technology through SVOLT,...

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Make mobility safer and easier for women

The Automobile Association (AA) says that in Women’s Month this year, more focus must be directed towards providing access to transport for women. Access to transport – whether it be public or private transport – is of significance to the rights and equality of women. Limited or inadequate access to transport may contribute to limiting the quality of life, access to learning, employment, and...

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Fuel hikes across the board in August bad news for consumers

Unaudited data from the Central Energy Fund (CEF) is pointing to fuel price hikes for all fuel grades in August dealing another blow for already cash-strapped South Africans, says the Automobile Association (AA). According to the data, petrol ULP95 will climb by around 35 cents a litre, and petrol 93ULP by around 30c/l. But it’s the expected increases to diesel which are most concerning. “The...

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Early negative outlook for most fuel prices going into August

Unaudited mid-month fuel data from the Central Energy Fund (CEF) is pointing to increased prices for most fuel in August, with ULP93 petrol the only fuel currently showing a decrease. But, says the Automobile Association (AA), this is likely to change in the next two weeks. Based on the current data, ULP95 petrol is showing an increase of around seven cents a litre, while ULP93 is showing a...

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Despite ConCourt confirmation, AARTO will not save lives

The Automobile Association (AA) notes the decision of the Constitutional Court today declaring the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (AARTO) constitutional. This ruling overturns an earlier judgment by the Pretoria High Court in January 2022 which dismissed the system as unconstitutional and invalid. The ruling by the Constitutional Court paves the way for the Road Traffic...

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Time to take responsibility for your own safety

The assault on the three people by members of the SAPS’ VIP Protection Unit last weekend, again highlights the need for South Africans to protect themselves against any possible threats. The Automobile Association (AA) says citizens simply have no other choice but to rely on private security providers if they want to remain safe. “The very people who are meant to protect and serve us are the...

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Blue Light violence again highlights need for urgent intervention in VIP unit’s operations

The vicious assault on three drivers on the N1 highway in Fourways, Johannesburg, last night by members of the SAPS’ VIP Protection Unit again raises concern over the threat this unit poses to motorists in the country. The Automobile Association (AA) says the incident is outrageous and deplorable and those responsible should be dealt with speedily to show government is serious about resolving...

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Petrol outlook positive, diesel negative for July

Petrol and illuminating paraffin prices are set for a second consecutive month of price decreases when fuel prices are officially adjusted next Wednesday. This is according to the latest unaudited data from the Central Energy Fund (CEF). The Automobile Association (AA) says, however, that the data is showing that diesel prices are set to increase. “The breakdown of the data shows that the...

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Positive outlook for most fuel prices for July

The small decrease in the number of fatalities on South African roads between the December 2022 and January 2023 festive period and the 2023/2024 period is commendable and signals a slight improvement in road safety efforts by authorities. However, the Automobile Association (AA) remains concerned that the deaths of 1427 road users during the festive period is still too high, and that more needs to be done to effectively deal with road safety in South Africa. Transport Minister Sindisiwe...

Decrease in fatalities welcome – but more needs to be done

The small decrease in the number of fatalities on South African roads between the December 2022 and January 2023 festive period and the 2023/2024 period is commendable and signals a slight improvement in road safety efforts by authorities. However, the Automobile Association (AA) remains concerned that the deaths of 1427 road users during the festive period is still too high, and that more needs to be done to effectively deal with road safety in South Africa. Transport Minister Sindisiwe...

2024 to start on positive fuel note for consumers

Despite the volatile Rand and concerns around shipping routes in the Red Sea, local fuel prices are still expected to decrease when they are adjusted by the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy next Wednesday. Commenting on unaudited data from the Central Energy Fund (CEF), the Automobile Association (AA) says the numbers are still pointing to reductions to fuel prices across the board.   According to the CEF’s figures, ULP95 petrol is expected to be lower by around 54cents a litre while...