Fikile Mbalula

Taxi industry urged to speak in one voice

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[…]

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Government publishes new lockdown directives

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,[…]

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Cable thieves should be charged with economic sabotage: Mbalula

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[…]

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Mbalula warns against lawlessness at train stations

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[…]

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Rasool to head ANC WCape elections campaign

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[…]

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