The latest road death toll figures
The death toll on South Africa's roads during the holiday season has reached almost a thousand but is still down one-thousand-140 on the same period last year. According to a statement issued by the Department of Transport a total of 965 people have died on the country’s roads so far. 411 of these were pedestrians and 88 children under the age of 14. Most fatalities were in KwaZulu-Natal with 183 deaths, followed by Gauteng with 162, the Eastern Cape 115, Mpumalanga 110, the Western Cape 104, Limpopo 91, North West 87, the Free State 79, and the Northern Cape with 34.