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Columnists 29.7.2016 08:30 am

Ministering to the needs of her master

Faith Muthambi called journalists ‘arrogant’ and ‘serving our masters’. How black is the pot talking about that particular kettle?

While Communications Minister Faith Muthambi may be in charge of communicating, up to now, she has failed dismally in doing so.

Ministering to the needs of her master
Ministering to the needs of her master

Ministering to the needs of her master

Faith Muthambi called journalists ‘arrogant’ and ‘serving our masters’. How black is the pot talking about that particular kettle?

Hard times for F1 teams
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Hard times for F1 teams

With the break before moving to the start of European circuits, the situation regarding the financial status of several F1 teams remains a concern.
Deaths as a result of over-inflated egos
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Deaths as a result of over-inflated egos

As was recommended by the Public Protector in her report of 19 December 2014, the JMPD has “apologised” for what can only be described as acting as criminals by breaking the law in issuing Aarto infringement notices unlawfully. Big deal!
Transporters of kids need subsidies
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Transporters of kids need subsidies

The practice of carrying people on light deliveryvehicles, which we call “bakkies” in South Africa, is perfectly legal, provided that the bakkie has sides of a height greater than 35cm, people sit on the floor of the load bay and are physically separated from tools.
Back-stabbing tactics from F1’s elite Strategy Group
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Back-stabbing tactics from F1’s elite Strategy Group

Formula One has to rate as one of the most irrationally governed sports on the planet.
Using unfair laws to serve commercial interests
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Using unfair laws to serve commercial interests

A report in the Cape Argus gave pause for thought last week. The Cape Town traffic department has decided to “clamp down on modified cars as part of their actions against illegal street racers.”
It’s hardly rocket science
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It’s hardly rocket science

So, the festive season is now officially over and with it, as always, the focus on heightened and visible traffic policing, road safety awareness, etc. will be mothballed until Easter comes around.
Teams prepare for first round of F1 testing
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Teams prepare for first round of F1 testing

It is just over a fortnight before the first round of F1 testing gets underway at the Jerez circuit in Spain.
Floyd on F1: manufacturing and the rules of F1
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Floyd on F1: manufacturing and the rules of F1

Over the last twelve months we have repeatedly been informed that it is essential that manufacturers remain in F1.
Ferrari’s woeful 2014, uncertain future
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Ferrari’s woeful 2014, uncertain future

The media has been avidly following the restructuring program of Ferrari’s F1 division following a year of several replacements in company’s senior staff.
Keeping Formula One at the forefront
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Keeping Formula One at the forefront

You have to wonder at the level of draconian power wielded by CVC Capital Partners and their appointed front man, Bernie Ecclestone, if current reports are to be believed.
The fatal season is upon us
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The fatal season is upon us

It’s that time of the year again when the roads in Gauteng become like the laid back coastal towns Gautengers migrate to each extended holiday period.
Looking back at e-tolling
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Looking back at e-tolling

Today marks the anniversary of the implementation of e-tolls in Gauteng. The first anniversary, mind you – not its birthday, because it was somewhat stillborn and failed to materialise into the “masterpiece” and “better” or “only” way to go that everyone – including the highest court in the land – was told it would be.
What will happen on our circuits next year?
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What will happen on our circuits next year?

A master plan to turn the fortunes of local circuit racing around is being implemented, with the face of the sport set to change dramatically next year.
E-tolls: ‘Sanral talks and we must listen’
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E-tolls: ‘Sanral talks and we must listen’

So last week saw the department of transport and Sanral “engaging” the Gauteng e-tolls committee, after previously dissing the entire process and labelling it as nothing but an impotent farce.
Just raise a fine point
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Just raise a fine point

The recent announcement by the Competition Commission that it would be investigating 82 car component manufacturers for collusion and price-fixing has sparked debate about South Africa’s motor industry and its operations.
Horror crash driver should have been rooted out
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Horror crash driver should have been rooted out

The public has rightfully asked many questions of the horrific truck crash in Alberton last week, most of them focusing on the driver.
The case for enforced insurance
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The case for enforced insurance

Major insurers have called for balance of third party insurance to be made compulsory.
It’s a war zone out there
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It’s a war zone out there

947 recently ran a competition called #ShowUsYour947 in a bid to create awareness for the name change of their radio station.
Bianchi may be to blame
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Bianchi may be to blame

Predictably, the violent crash and subsequent serious injuries suffered by Murussia Formula One driver Jules Bianchi during last Sunday’s Japanese Grand Prix elicited huge debate throughout the world.
To cancel or continue
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To cancel or continue

The past weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix has created a plethora of discussion on the web following the crash in which Jules Bianchi sustained serious head injuries.
Be careful, we’re driving on oil slicks
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Be careful, we’re driving on oil slicks

The first spring rains arrived with a bang and hopefully the violence of the first hailstorm will have cleaned the surface of our roads to some extent.
Formula E could answer ecodebate
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Formula E could answer ecodebate

Formula E, the fully electric open-seater racing series, should be of interest for more than just racing.
Money not safety is tops for cops
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Money not safety is tops for cops

The R28 between Jean Avenue and Eeufees Road has become a favourite spot for metro police to set up their cameras.
A new kind of driver’s licence?
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A new kind of driver’s licence?

Motor car technology evolves at a fairly rapid rate.
Fines don’t stop road bloodbath
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Fines don’t stop road bloodbath

Have you noticed how quiet the media is on the monthly road death toll?
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