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Vodacom Customer Care should be voted unfriendliest

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on Thursday, 08 March 2012
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We are trying since saturday to unlock two numbers ( Admin Locked ) in order to do SIM SWAP without any success. Tried Vodashop in Rivonia as well as Sandton but no luck. Eventually I was told by TRACY @ Vodacom's Customer Care that I can't get my number back since I don't know answer to security question. And to your surprise security question is " HOW MANY TALKING POINTS DO YOU HAVE ON YOUR ACCOUNT" ...

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8ta pricing - same old Telkom

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on Thursday, 14 October 2010
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8ta pricing announced tonight with big bang. Pricing, typical Telkom, data bundles R250 for 1Gb. Very arrogant since you can buy currently Vodacom data for R289 for 1.2Gb which equates to R240 for 1Gb ???  So much for competition ...

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SA's 4th mobile operator is launched - 8ta

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on Thursday, 14 October 2010
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DsTV problem solved

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on Tuesday, 06 July 2010
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Somehow title of this blog is miss-leading since we shouldn't have a problem to start with. In normal circumstances I should not say that I'm happy that TELKOM restored my ADSL service after 32 days, I would just change my provider.

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DsTV 32445 saga continues

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on Friday, 02 July 2010
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Some further info that you might find interesting  regarding my previous post DsTV 32445 don't bother

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DsTV 32445 don't bother

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on Thursday, 01 July 2010
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I've SMS'ed my name to short code 32445 in order to book installation and dstv decoder as advertised and response was ' ... installers are out of stock you will have to come to multichoice to collect your decoder and arrange for installation by your self ... '

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Cell phone rate down 40%

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Peak hour mobile termination rates will fall from 125c per minute to 89c, while the off-peak rate will stay constant at 70c per minute, the communications minister said in Parliament today. Read more
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End to profit making !!!

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In an interview with ITWeb this afternoon, communications director-general Mamodupi Mohlala said the department felt it was time to take a stand and make a concrete intervention on behalf of every consumer in SA. “There has been enough twittering around the issue.”

The DOC wants an end to operators' making profit off interconnect rates and plans to pass the benefit on to consumers before the holiday season.
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De-Merit system

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on Monday, 20 July 2009
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Registration and licensing of motor vehicles:

 Violation

Fine

Pts

Motor vehicle not registered

R 1 000

3

Motor vehicle not licensed

R 1 000

3

Operating vehicle with special licence on public road

R 500

1

Motor vehicle with number plates not SABS approved

R 500

1

Motor vehicle displaying no number plates

Court

6

Motor vehicle displaying only one number plate

R 500

2

Motor vehicle with plates not applicable

Court

6

Motor vehicle with number plate obscured or illegible

R 250

0

Motor vehicle with both plates obscured or  illegible

Court

6

Licence disc not displayed

R 500

1

Licence disc obscured or illegible

R 500

1

Licence disc on trailer exposed to weather

R 500

1

Operator did not change address particulars

R 500

1

Operator did not change particulars of proxy

R 500

2

Disposing of unregistered or unlicensed vehicle or of a vehicle with no registration or licensing papers

R 1 000

3

Owner did not report motor vehicle stolen

R 500

1

Owner did not report motor vehicle permanently unfit for use

R 500

1

Motor vehicle does not have an engine number

Court

6

Used motor trade plate for other purposes than described

R 500

1

Motor trade plate not displayed or displayed incorrectly

R 500

1

Transport persons on goods on vehicle with special permit

R 500

1

Temporary or special permit not displayed correctly or illegible

R 500

1

Display temporary or special permit not applicable to motor vehicle

Court

6


 


{mospagebreak title=Fitness of drivers}
Fitness of drivers

Violation

Fine

Pts

Driver not licensed

R 1 250

4

Driver does not have licence with him in vehicle

R 500

1

Driver did not disclose disqualification when applying for learner’s licence

R 1 250

4

Driver fails to submit licence to licensing authorities of the onset of any disqualifying disability

R 1 000

3

Driver did not notify authority of change of address

R 500

1

Employ or permit unlicensed driver to drive vehicle

R 1 250

4

Driver does not have professional driving permit

R 1 250

4

Failed to produce PrDP to court

R 1 000

3

Failed to produce licence to court

R 500

1


 


{mospagebreak title=Fitness of vehicles}
Fitness of vehicles

Violation

Fine

Pts

Not displaying roadworthy certificate

R 500

1

Operating motor vehicle without roadworthy certificate

R 1 000

3

Operating vehicle on public road, contrary to notice to discontinue

R 750

2

No emergency/parking brake on non-RWC vehicle

R 750

2

No emergency/parking brake on RWC vehicle

R 750

2

Parking brake inadequate on non-RWC vehicle

R 500

1

Parking brake inadequate on RWC vehicle

R 500

1

Brakes not in good working order on non-RWC vehicle

R 500

1

Brakes not in good working order on RWC vehicle

R 750

2

No airbrake warning device

R 750

2

Steering gear unsafe or too much free play

R 750

2

Illegal left-hand drive vehicle

R 500

1

Horn not working properly

R 250

0

Illegal window or windscreen

R 250

0

No windscreen wiper

R 250

0

Defective/no rearview mirror

R 500

1

Defective fuel tank, pipes

R 500

1

Defective/no fuel tank cap

R 500

1

Electrical wiring not properly installed / maintained / insulated etc

R 500

1

Engine not covered

R 250

0

Inefficient/no silencer

R 250

0

Excessive exhaust smoke

R 250

0

Fumes in cab

R 250

0

Oil dripping onto exhaust

R 250

0

Illegal entrances and exits

R 250

0

No reverse gear

R 250

0

Worn, damaged or illegal tyres (per tyre)

R 250

0

Missing seat belt

R 500

1

Defective seat belt

R 250

0

No speedometer

R 500

1

Defective speedometer

R 250

0

Defective/no wheel flaps

R 250

0

No rear underrun bumper

R 500

1

Defective/incorrectly fitted rear underrun bumper

R 500

1

Illegal axle on semi-trailer

R 500

1


 
{mospagebreak title=Lighting and reflectors} 
 
 
 
 
 
 



Lighting and reflectors

Violation

 

 

Fine

Pts

 

Driving between sunset and sunrise without lights

R 750

2

Not using dipped beam with oncoming traffic

R 500

1

One rear or stop lamp not working on non-RWC vehicle

R 250

0

One rear or stop lamp not working on RWC vehicle

R 500

1

Two rear or stop lamps not working on non-RWC vehicle

R 500

1

Two rear or stop lamps not working on RWC vehicle

R 750

2

Lamps showing incorrect colour on non-RWC vehicle

R 500

1

Lamps showing incorrect colour on non-RWC vehicle

R 500

1

No chevron or incorrectly fitted

R 500

1

Chevron not SABS approved type

R 500

1

One direction indicator not working on non-RWC vehicle

R 100

0

One direction indicator not working on RWC vehicle

R 250

0

Both direction indicators not working on non-RWC vehicle

R 250

0

Both direction indicators not working on RWC vehicle

R 500

1


 


{mospagebreak title=Vehicle and load dimensions and projection}
Vehicle and load dimensions and projection

Violation

 

 

Fine

Pts

 

Too long

R 500

1

Drawing more than two trailers

R 500

1

Too wide

R 500

1

Too high

R 500

1

Turning radius too great

R 500

1

Rear/front overhang too great

R 500

1

Load projects too far at front/rear/side

R 250

0

Load projection improperly marked

R 250

0


 


{mospagebreak title=Taxis and buses}
Taxis and buses

Violation

Fine

Pts

Overloading permissible number of passengers by:

 

 

 

1 to 5

R 500

1

 

6 to 10

R 1 000

3

 

11 or more

R 1 500

5

Bus overloading permissible of passengers by:

 

 

 

1 to 10

R 500

1

 

10 to 15

R 1 000

3

 

16 or more

R 1 500

5

Not complying with regulations concerning the operation of vehicles carrying paying passengers

R 1 000

3


 


{mospagebreak title=Loads on goods vehicles}
Loads on goods vehicles

Violation

Fine

Pts

Exceeding the permissible maximum massloads per axle, axle unit, axle group, vehicle or combination by:

 

 

 

Up to 3,99%

R 250

0

 

Between 4% and 5,99%

R 500

1

 

Between 6% and 7,99%

R 750

2

 

Between 8% and 9,99%

R 1 000

3

 

Between 10% and 11,99%

R 1 250

4

 

Between 12% and 13,99%

R 1 500

5

 

Above 13,99%

Court

6

Total vehicle mass exceeds 5 times the mass on drive axle by:

 

 

 

Up to 3,99%

R 250

0

 

Between 4% and 5,99%

R 500

1

 

Between 6% and 7,99%

R 750

2

 

Between 8% and 9,99%

R 1 000

3

 

Between 10% and 11,99%

R 1 250

4

 

Between 12% and 13,99%

R 1 500

5

 

Above 13,99%

Court

6

Mass on the steering axle of articulated vehicle is:

 

 

 

Between 8% and 10,9% of total mass

R 500

1

 

Between 4% and 7,9% of the total mass

R 1 000

3

 

Less than 4% of total mass

Court

6

Mass on the steering axle of rigid vehicle is:

 

 

 

Between 14% and 19,9% of total mass

R 500

1

 

Between 7% and 13,9% of the total mass

R 1 000

3

 

Less than 7% of total mass

Court

6

Load on one side of axle exceeds that on the other by:

 

 

 

Above 10% up to 20%

R 500

1

 

Above 20% up to 30%

R 1 000

3

 

Above 30%

Court

6

Incorrect/no (load data) information plate

R 500

2

Insecure load

R 1 000

3

Load coming into contact with road surface

R 1 000

3

Passengers carried in the goods compartment not safely enclosed

R 1 000

3


 


{mospagebreak title=Operator fitness}
Operator fitness

Violation

Fine

Pts

Operator not registered

Court

6

Operator card not on windscreen

R 500

1

Operator did not notify authority of change in particulars

R 500

1

Operator did not report loss of card

R 500

1

Operator did not exercise proper control driver

R 1 250

4

Operator did not ensure that motor vehicle complies with fitness requirements

R 1 250

4

Operator did not conduct operations with due care and safety

R 1 250

4

Operator did not comply with dangerous goods requirements

R 1 250

4

Operator did not comply with loading requirements

R 1 250

4


 


{mospagebreak title=Dangerous goods}
Dangerous goods

Violation

Fine

Pts

No fire extinguisher

R 1 250

4

Incorrect or missing placarding

R 1 250

4

Did not remove placards on emptied packaged goods vehicle

R 1 250

4

Placards damaged or not clean or clearly visible

R 1 250

4

No danger warning diamond at front

R 1 250

4

Left vehicle unattended in an unsupervised area

R 1 250

4

Incorrect or missing transport emergency card/s or dangerous goods declaration/s

R 1 250

4

No designated space for documents

R 1 250

4

Did not ensure that load is compatible

R 1 250

4

Transport emergency card older than 3 years

R 1 250

4


 


{mospagebreak title=Road traffic signs}
Road traffic signs

Violation

Fine

Pts

Disobeying stop sign or robot with non-RWC vehicle

R 500

1

Disobeying stop sign or robot with RWC vehicle

R 750

2

Overtaking on a white line with non-RWC vehicle

R 500

1

Overtaking on a white line with RWC vehicle

R 750

1

Pedestrian or cyclist disobeyed regulatory sign

R 100

0


 


{mospagebreak title=Speeding}
Speeding

Violation

Fine

Pts

Exceeding the speed limit by:

 

 

 

11 km/h to 15 km/h

R 250

0

 

16 km/h to 20 km/h

R 500

1

 

21 km/h to 25 km/h

R 750

2

 

26 km/h to 30 km/h

R 1 000

3

 

31 km/h to 35 km/h

R 1 250

4

 

36 km/h to 40 km/h

R 1 500

5

 

Above 40 km/h

Court

6


 


{mospagebreak title=Lane discipline}
Lane discipline

Violation

Fine

Pts

Failing to keep to the left

R 1 000

3

Driving on the wrong side or across a dividing strip or traffic island

R 1 000

3

Overtaking illegally on the left

R 1 000

3

Cutting in after overtaking

R 1 000

3

Overtaking on the shoulders or verge

R 1 000

3

Overtaking on a blind rise, a curve, or where view is restricted

R 1 000

3

Accelerating while being overtaken

R 1 000

3

Encroaching the right half of the road obstructing oncoming traffic

R 1 000

3

Passing a stationary bus without due care

R 500

1

Driving on shoulder when circumstances do not permit

R 500

1

Driving across a road when it is unsafe to do so

R 1 000

3

Entering a road when it is unsafe to do so

R 1 000

3

Obstructing other traffic while changing lanes

R 1 000

3

Failing to use indicators

R 500

1

Failing to indicate when changing lanes

R 500

1

Failing to yield to the right at a traffic island

R 750

2

Failing to keep left while making a left turn

R 750

2

Turning right while unsafe

R 750

2

Failing to keep left while making a right turn (cutting corner)

R 750

2


 


{mospagebreak title=Stopping and parking}
Stopping and parking

Violation

Fine

Pts

Stopping or parking

 

 

 

Alongside/opposite another vehicle where road is less than 9 metres

R 1 000

3

 

Alongside or opposite an excavation or obstruction

R 1 000

3

 

At or within 6 metres of a bridge or tunnel

R 1 000

3

 

At or within 6 metres of narrow portion of road

R 1 000

3

 

Constituting a danger or obstruction

R 1 000

3

 

Within the railway reserve of level crossing

R 1 000

3

 

On the wrong side of the road

R 1 000

3

 

In contravention of a “no-stopping” sign

R 750

2

 

On a freeway illegally

R 500

1

Parking:

 

 

 

In contravention of any road sign

R 250

0

 

Double parked

R 250

0

 

At excavation or obstruction

R 250

0

 

Within the railway reserve of level crossing

R 250

0

 

Within 9 metres of an approach to pedestrian  crossing

R 250

0

 

Where width of road was constricted

R 250

0

 

Within tunnel or on a bridge

R 250

0

 

Obstructing a fire hydrant

R 250

0

 

Obstructing a traffic sign

R 250

0

 

On the sidewalk

R 250

0

 

On non-urban road within a metre of the edge

R 250

0

 

Blocking entrance to  public road

R 250

0

 

Within 5 metres of an urban intersection

R 250

0

 

On the actuating mechanism of a robot

R 250

0

 

Further than 450 mm from the kerb

R 250

0

 

On road less than 5,5 metres wide

R 250

0

 

On a traffic island or pedestrian mall

R 250

0


 


{mospagebreak title=Towing}
Towing

Violation

Fine

Pts

Towrope or towbar exceeds 3,5 metres

R 500

1

Towed vehicle not securely attached or not under control

R 500

1

No licensed person at the wheel of towed vehicle

R 500

1

Towing at over 30 km/h (unless a tow bar is used)

R 500

1

Conveying passengers illegally (over 30 km/h) in towed vehicle

R 500

1


 


{mospagebreak title=Accidents}
Accidents

Violation

Fine

Pts

Failing to stop at an accident to ascertain injuries and assist

Court

6

Failing to stop where there is third party damage

R 1 000

3

Failing to report accident

R 1 000

3

Removing vehicle from accident involving injury or death without police authorization

R 750

2

Removing vehicle without the owner/driver’s permission

R 1 250

4


 


{mospagebreak title=Reckless driving and driving under the influence}
Reckless driving and driving under the influence

Violation

Fine

Pts

Reckless driving

Court

6

Inconsiderate driving

R 250

0

Driving under the influence

Court

6

Blood alcohol level for:

 

 

 

Ordinary motorist not less than  0,05 g per 100 ml

Court

6

 

PrDP driver not less than 0,02 g per 100 ml

Court

6

Breath alcohol level for:

 

 

 

Ordinary motorist not less than 0,24 mg per 1 000 ml

Court

6

 

PrDP driver not less than 0,10 mg per 1 000 ml

Court

6

Smoked before blood/breath specimen was taken

R 1 250

4

Refusing to give blood or breath sample

R 1 500

5


 


{mospagebreak title=Miscellaneous}
Miscellaneous

Violation

Fine

Pts

Failing to comply with traffic officer’s instructions

R 500

1

Unauthorised tampering with vehicle

Court

6

Furnishing false information

Court

6

False number plate

Court

6

Not wearing seatbelt

R 250

0

No warning triangle

R 500

1

Warning triangle not as prescribed

R 250

0

Warning triangle not displayed or displayed incorrectly

R 250

0

Reversing too far or dangerously

R 1 000

3

Following too closely

R 1 000

3

Permitting a person to occupy a position in a vehicle restricting the driver’s full control

R 1 000

3

Permitting a person to interfere with the steering or operating mechanism

R 1 000

3

Driver not positioned to exercise complete control of vehicle

R 1 000

3

Leaving vehicle unattended and unbraked

R 250

0

Pulling away from kerb before it is safe

R 500

1

Failing to give way to emergency vehicle sounding an alarm (eg ambulance or fire engine)

R 500

1

Part of driver’s body (elbow) protruding from moving vehicle

R 250

0

Allowing person on roof or step while in motion

R 250

0

Engine emitting smoke

R 250

0

Leaving engine running unattended

R 250

0

Spillage of oil petrol or rubbish

R 250

0

Running engine while filling up

R 250

0

Jumping on or off moving vehicle, endangering others

R 100

0

Driving on the sidewalk

R 500

1

Driving while using hand-held cell-phone

R 500

1

Excessive noise

R 250

0

Hooter used illegally

R 250

0

Failing to yield to pedestrian at crossing

R 500

1

Pedestrian moving into path of vehicle suddenly at crossing

R 100

0

Overtaking stationary vehicle at pedestrian crossing

R 500

1

Racing on public road

R 1 000

3

Driving in convoy during weekend

R 500

1

Wilful obstruction of traffic flow

R 750

2

Abandoned vehicle

R 500

1

Damaging public road

R 1 000

3

Using chocks between wheel and road

R 1 000

3

Trading illegally on public road

R 250

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Business Process Management

Posted by Lun
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on Thursday, 18 June 2009
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