There are growing calls for the stakeholders in the taxi industry to unite and speak with one voice. This comes as the National Taxi Lekgotla enters its second-day in Boksburg east of Johannesburg. The meeting has brought together various transport stakeholders including taxi group, the South African National Taxi Council[…]
A number of new directives have been published to update South Africa’s lockdown rules. These include the re-opening of old age homes as well as pre-schools. The country is waiting in anticipation to hear whether President Cyril Ramaphosa will announce the move down to lockdown level 1 later this week,[…]
By Tauhierah Salie The Western Cape Health Department has revealed that trauma cases in the province have doubled since the move to level 2 lockdown last week, many of which have been alcohol-related. Various field hospitals have closed since then, due to the number of Covid 19 infections and hospitalizations[…]
Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has urged all taxi owners and operators to abide by the amended regulations and preserve the lives of their passengers. Mbalula has announced amended measures for public transport during the remainder of the coronavirus lockdown period. Public transport will be permitted to ferry essential services workers[…]
Police Minister Bheki Cele said 55 people were arrested for breaking regulations on the first day of SA’s 21-day lockdown. He was speaking in Pretoria at an inter-ministerial briefing on the back of day one of the national lockdown. The lockdown began at midnight on Thursday and saw the SA[…]
While concerned South Africans find ways to safeguard themselves from the novel coronavirus, it’s not that simple for commuters. Having to take various modes of transport to work and home, commuters find themselves a little too close for comfort to fellow passengers in usually overcrowded taxis, trains and buses. Many[…]
Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has again called for people who steal copper cables to be charged with economic sabotage. Mbalula says the current practice in which criminals are charged with theft enables them to be released on bail, then steal again because cable theft is lucrative. Briefing Parliament’s Portfolio Committee[…]
Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula says the state of lawlessness in the commuter rail environment must end. He visited Cape Town Train Station after two trains were torched and 18 coaches were gutted. In the early hours of this morning, 2 train sets were set alight at Cape Town station this[…]
After watching the South African political landscape from afar for the past eight years, former US ambassador and Western Cape premier Ebrahim Rasool is making a foray back into local politics. On Monday, the African National Congress (ANC) announced that the former US ambassador and Western Cape premier will head[…]
Neither the Hawks nor the South African Police Service (SAPS) are aware of an incident in which R2.5-million in a cash-for-votes scheme was uncovered. On Tuesday, Police Minister Fikile Mbalula tweeted that the money was intercepted during an intelligence-driven operation. The minister did not say when or where the operation[…]
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