Is road rage an illness?

Psychologist Dr Jacques van Zyl says road rage should be categorised as an illness because it's different from other forms of anger.

Van Zyl told John Robbie that it is a continuum of behaviour that starts with normal anger but then expresses itself on the road as an uncontrollable rage.

Because it expresses itself on the road specifically, and the road is stressful, it can be categorised as separate.

Dr Jacques van Zyl

Somewhere there is a defect in personality which makes it an illness and people need to seek psychiatric treatment.

Dr Jacques van Zyl

Van Zyl said this should not be used as an excuse and said repeat offenders probably suffer from Intermittent Explosive Disorder (IED).

It has to do with lower serotonin levels... this is neuro chemically based.

Dr Jacques van Zyl

He told John Robbie that the stress levels on the roads caused by congestion, especially in Gauteng, creates a pressure-cooker and that's an incident waiting to happen. Listen here:

Read More
10-year-old girl provides shoes and socks for those who don't have any

10-year-old girl provides shoes and socks for those who don't have any

Rubi Nates wants to help the less fortunate with shoes and socks in her drive and is encouraging others to do the same.

Sars sitting on R20 billion in VAT refunds

Sars sitting on R20 billion in VAT refunds

CEO of the Office of the Tax Ombudsman Advocate Eric Mkhawane says payments will be done on a case by case basis.

Bespoke exhibition stands raising the bar in wayfinding

Bespoke exhibition stands raising the bar in wayfinding

Hott3D's Liam Beattie explains the importance of design and creativity in exhibitions

"Kidnapped" KZN baby in care of social development, mum to appear in court

"Kidnapped" KZN baby in care of social development, mum to appear in court

The biological mother of a one-month old baby is expected to appear on the Durban magistrates court later on Monday.

SA's competitiveness hit by car shipping syndicates

SA's competitiveness hit by car shipping syndicates

Competition Commissioner looks at the collusion happening in SA among car shipping liners with Kieno Kammies.

How could we lower the carnage on our roads, South Africa?

How could we lower the carnage on our roads, South Africa?

John Robbie's thoughts on road safety in South Africa.

Popular articles
The rand is on a rampage

The rand is on a rampage

The rand is going from strength to strength. The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Treasury One’s Andre Cilliers.

[CARTOON] Poephol With a Taste For Strife

[CARTOON] Poephol With a Taste For Strife

EWN's Dr Jack & Curtis take a look at the Spur confrontation that has taken the country by a storm.

No escaping the tax man even if you work outside SA

No escaping the tax man even if you work outside SA

Government is intending to change the way foreign income is taxed by introducing taxes to a large South African diaspora.

Opinion: Social housing in Sea Point won't collapse your world! - John Maytham

Opinion: Social housing in Sea Point won't collapse your world! - John Maytham

Social housing in Sea Point will house the very people who you are happy to have look after your kids & serve you in restaurants.

Sale of Tafelberg gets green-light from Cape Town City

Sale of Tafelberg gets green-light from Cape Town City

Despite months of protests and lobbying, affordable housing and redevelopment finally lose the battle for Tafelberg site.

Opinion: Laying equal blame on parents in Spur spat is wrong says Eusebius

Opinion: Laying equal blame on parents in Spur spat is wrong says Eusebius

He believes it's a moral cop-out to say the only thing going on in the video is two adults behaving badly in front of the kids.

Is Uber dying? Stuff’s editor explains…

Is Uber dying? Stuff’s editor explains…

High ranking employees are resigning en masse as crisis upon crisis pummel lossmaking Uber.

Spur tightens its belt as 'two for the price of one' Monday burger special ends

Spur tightens its belt as 'two for the price of one' Monday burger special ends

The CEO of Spur says food inflation has played a big role in making this difficult decision.