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Latest News! 22nd January, 2015

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Ingula construction under way Ingula construction under way - Photo: Wikipedia

We are in the Southern Cape doing filming work this week, finding the last few passes to add in this sector which is very close to being 100% complete. If you're in the Garden Route area, keep a look out for our camera vehicle. The fuel price is down and looks set to drop even more. This is good for the economy in general and it means those of us that enjoy travelling get a lot more bang for our buck. Schools are back in action and life returns to normal once more.

This week we would like to extend a sincere thank-you to all of you who have written in with suggestions, ideas and new passes. We have approximately 150 unprocessed passes in our "vault", most of which are smaller or lesser known passes. The plan is to .....

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The plan is to get all of these processed before the end of 2015. At present we receive, on average three new pass suggestions per week, which is faster rate than what we can produce them, so it looks like the production team will be hard at work for some time to come.

Today we head into KZN, where most of the passes straddle the KZN/Free State border. One of these passes is Collings Pass which dates back to 1870. We dig into some of the history of the Anglo-Boer war and we check out Escom's (the most discussed para-statal) newest hydro-electric plant at Ingula, which can be seen from the pass. Click on the blue hyperlink below to access the page and video.

Collings Pass

Till next week, drive safely and remember anticipation is a major part of defensive driving.








Trygve Roberts
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