It was a dark entry into 2018 for two vehicle occupants travelling on the Dumisanya Makhanya Freeway in Pinetown, as they were killed in an horrific accident on Monday morning.
More carnage was recorded on South African roads this week, when 20 people were injured in a motorvehicle accident on the R40 in Nelspruit on Wednesday.
Five people have been injured after a taxi and bakkie collided in Carltonville, Gauteng, on Friday evening.
A man has died after reportedly falling five storeys down a building shaft in Bloemfontein on Wednesday afternoon.
A 42-year-old biker was killed on Saturday morning, after he was involved in a collision with a taxi and a light motor vehicle on the N1 northbound near Beyers Naude in Randburg.
An accident involving three taxis in Durban on Tuesday morning has injured five people.
Former MotoGP champion Nicky Hayden has succumbed to his injuries, five days after being hit by a car while cycling.
Despite plans for roadblocks in Gauteng this long weekend, two people have lost their lives in two separate accidents in Kempton Park.
A race car driver died on Friday after being involved in a serious collision during an event at the Phakisa Raceway in Welkom.
Twin six-year-old boys have died after a bus collided with the donkey cart they had been traveling in near Hopetown.