Police are monitoring the situation at Richards Bay Minerals on the KwaZulu-Natal north coast. This after several heavy-duty graders and cranes were set alight by unknown suspects on Friday. In May, RBM’s general manager for operational services, Nico Swart, was shot and killed on his way to work. Department of[…]
The former DA leader in the Western Cape, Bongkinkosi Madikizela, has resigned as the party’s leader in the province. He recently became embroiled in a controversy by putting forward false qualifications, stating that he had a BCom degree. DA provincial chairperson, Jaco Londt, says they respect Madikizela’s decision to step[…]
The Department of Transport says it will soon issue officers with body cameras to ensure the safety of both law enforcers and members of the public. However, the initiative has been met with mixed reactions amongst law enforcement officers and members of the public, while a majority of the officers[…]
The reform of South Africa’s taxi industry was at the forefront of discussions at a three-day National Taxi Legotla which drew to a close in Johannesburg on Saturday. Transport minister Fikile Mbalula expressed optimism that the engagement between the various stakeholders would see the sector regulated and subsidized in coming[…]
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[…]
Ministers in the Security Cluster say public transport including minibus taxis, trains and passenger flights will come to a virtual halt when the 21-day lockdown takes effect at midnight tonight. They announced far-reaching measures at a media briefing in Pretoria on Wednesday to clamp down on the movement of people[…]
After ongoing problems with the Dial-a-Ride service for disabled people persisted for most of this year, it seems that relief is finally on the horizon for the thousands of registered but dissatisfied users in Cape Town. Recently, a new contract has been adopted by the City’s Transport Directorate with HG[…]
The taxi industry needs to be modernised. Gauteng Transport MEC Jacob Mamabolo says the industry, which transports almost 67% of South Africans, should look at ways of evolving. Mamabolo was speaking at the start of a two-day Taxi Summit in Vanderbjilpark in the Vaal. For many South Africans, taxis are their sole[…]
By Anees Teladia Dial-A-Ride passengers are dissatisfied and distressed at the quality of service they are receiving. Many users have faced situations where they have been left stranded, whilst others complain of the service showing up despite cancellations by users. Member of the Dial-A-Ride forum and an employee of Disabled[…]
One in three taxi commuters in SA feel that minibus taxis are “very” or “somewhat” unsafe, a new report has found. The Public Perceptions of Taxi Use, Safety and Crime report, prepared by the Institute of Race Relations (IRR) in conjunction with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom is designed[…]
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