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Archive for June, 2007

SA to spend R9 Billion to upgrade the transport system

June 30th, 2007  |  Published in General News

The 2010 Soccer World Cup really has gotten South Africa to start putting real resources and energy into making our country world-class. If nothing else good comes from the South Africa hosting the 2010 SWC, then that will be enough for me.

I found this on the southafrica.info website.

South Africa’s government has set aside more than R9-billion for upgrading and transforming the country’s transport system ahead of the 2010 Fifa World Cup.

Modise said the money would be divided among SA’s nine World Cup host cities as follows:

  • Bloemfontein – R298-million
  • Cape Town – R766-million
  • Durban – R851-million
  • Johannesburg – R1 320-million
  • Nelspruit – R212-million
  • Polokwane – R179-million
  • Port Elizabeth – R520-million
  • Pretoria – 694-million
  • Rustenburg – R69-million

In addition, R2 317-million would be spent on SA’s bus system, including the creation of a Bus Rapid Transit System, Modise said.

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Support via MXit now available!

June 28th, 2007  |  Published in MXit

In a previous post I reported that real-time support from the iDRIVE.co.za team via MXit was down. Just gotten a call from the MXit team and you are now able to contact us via MXit again.

The instructions on how to add the iDRIVE.co.za team to you MXit contacts are available here.

Should you wish to access iDRIVE.co.za from your mobile phone you can do so by pointing your mobile browser to idrive.co.za/m where you’ll be able to visit the driving school website via GPRS/3G or find us in MXit Mix from your Tradepost contact when using MXit.

MXit support down, temporarily. Share on Facebook instead

June 26th, 2007  |  Published in MXit

Have you been trying to contact the iDRIVE.co.za team via our MXit support contact? Due to technical difficulties at MXit the real-time MXit support contact is unavailable.

Greetings Communicators,

Just an update for all our External Jabber S2S (Server to Server) connections.

Due to our technical issues, for the time being we have disabled all external Jabber Servers with the exception of Google Talk.

This is only temporary and we will inform you when it has been enabled again.

Thanks for your understanding.



If you’d like to contact the iDRIVE.co.za Team the usual contact methods are still available: email & telephone. This technical glitch does not hamper your ability to contact the driving schools via MXit. Find out how to find a driving school via MXit here.

For those of you who use Facebook we’ve made it even easier for you to share the driving schools you find on iDRIVE.co.za with your friends on facebook: Every driving school instructor’s profile now has the Share on Facebook button which allows you to share the quality driving schools on iDRIVE.co.za with your Facebook friends simply by clicking the

facebookshare on facebook

button on the driving instructor pages, or by clicking the facebook button in the main menu.

Find a driving school on MXit

June 22nd, 2007  |  Published in MXit

Did you know that you are able to find and contact driving schools listed on iDRIVE.co.za straight from MXit on your cell phone?

To do this all you need to do is add the iDRIVE.co.za as contact by following the follwing easy steps when logged into MXit:

  • Send Tradepost a blank message or ‘hi’.
  • From the list of items displayed select MXit Mix.
  • Now select iDRIVE from this MXit Mix menu by selecting the number displayed next to iDRIVE or replying with that number (depending on the version of MXit you have installed on your phone)
  • ‘Find a driving school in your area and book a lesson straight from your phone. Cost 0 Moola. Would you like to add iDRIVE to your contacts? (y/n)’ will now be displayed . Select or reply y
  • You will now receive in invite from the iDRIVE MXit bot that will enable you to search and contct the driving schools found here on iDRIVE.co.za straight from MXit. Accpet the invite and your on your way..

My next post will provide screenshots of how to go about using the iDRIVE.co.za MXit bot. We’ve made it as easy to use as possible but should you have any have any queries regarding finding a driving school via MXit or if you are a driving school and wish to list your services with us fell free to post a comment below or contact us here.