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May 3, 2019

Female lorry drivers change gears in Ghana

Rumbling along the rutted roads of Ghana at the wheel of her giant truck, Abigail Asumadu-Amoah turns heads but keeps her focus.

She is one of 21 drivers working for Ladybird Logistics, a company that claims to be “the first company globally to employ only female drivers”.

In a tough industry dominated by men, the women are changing attitudes.

“What men can do, women can also do,” said Asumadu-Amoah, who hopes other women will be inspired by their achievement. “It’s (a question of) determination.”

Ladybird’s all-women team drive 47 000-litre trucks, delivering fuel to Ghana’s gold mines.

But for [...]

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November 13, 2018

DURBAN’S NEW TAXI INITIATIVE GOES LIVE

The face of Durban’s public transport changed this week with the launch 150 branded minibus taxis in the city centre that will offer commuter an enhanced service as part of the city’s ambitious GO!Durban project.

The eThekwini Municipality’s mini-bus taxi incentive programme, called “Moja Cruise” kicked off on Monday after months of behind the scenes collaboration between the Ethekwini Metro Taxi Council (EMTC) – the leadership body of the mini-bus taxi industry – and the city.

The roll-out of the 150 taxis part of an innovative pilot programme to “test the waters” for improved public transport system. The programme branded “Moja Cruise” [...]

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June 5, 2018

WHOPPING INCREASE IN PETROL PRICES

Motorists are in for a massive 82c-a-litre increase in the price of petrol on Tuesday.

This is for both 93- and 95-octane petrol. Diesel will also increase even further by between 85 and 87 cents a litre, depending on the grade.

This comes on the back of increases in May that took fuel prices to record highs.

Paraffin will cost 82 cents a litre more. Energy Minister Jeff Radebe announces the adjustments on Friday afternoon, saying they were the result of a depreciation in the rand against the dollar and an increase in the price of crude oil.

The international price of petroleum products also contributed.

The Department of Energy said it urged [...]

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