AA says Minister Mbalula’s Easter road safety stats don’t add up

The Automobile Association (AA) says the transport department’s 2021 Easter road safety statistics do not add up. Earlier this week Minister Fikile Mbalula announced that 235 people were killed on the country’s roads during the Easter break. Mbalula says this is a 9.6% decline from 2019. However, the association said the figure of just over […]

Minister Mbalula urges SA airlines to begin using Iata mobile travel pass

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula said that local airlines should move to begin using the International Air Transport Association (Iata) mobile travel pass. The pass is a mobile application for travellers to help manage their verified certifications for COVID-19 tests and vaccines. The Civil Aviation Authority is virtually hosting the national aviation conference, where the app […]

SA records 189 crashes on Easter weekend, 235 deaths

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has confirmed 189 crashes were recorded over the Easter period, resulting in 235 deaths nationwide. He released the Easter traffic statistics on Thursday. Gauteng recorded 30 crashes and 36 fatalities. The Eastern Cape recorded 22 crashes and 27 fatalities. Free State recorded 8 crashes and 13 fatalities. Kwa-Zulu Natal recorded 42 […]

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula releases Easter traffic stats

Transport Minister, Fikile Mbalula releases this year’s Easter road traffic death toll statistics. Last year, the country was in hard lockdown during this period and many people couldn’t travel. Media houses are invited to cover the event as the Minister will also be interacting with road users during a law enforcement operation. He is also […]

Video of Minister Fikile Mbalula blowing off fireworks leaves Mzansi in stitches – Watch

Fikile Mbalula isn’t just a capable Minister of Transport in South Africa, but he’s got the skills of a comedian. The Minister celebrated his 50th birthday few days ago in a small gathering, but he did something that cracked ribs. A video of Fikile using all effort to blow off the fireworks on his 50th […]

Traffic authorities across SA on high alert ahead of Easter weekend

Traffic authorities across the country are bracing themselves for increased traffic volumes as holidaymakers travel ahead of the upcoming Easter weekend. Western Cape Transport MEC, Bonginkosi Madikizela, at Wednesday’s launch of the provincial road safety plan in Brackenfell, warned motorists to obey the law. “My officers will intensify their activities and will harshly enforce the […]

Authorities keeping a vigilant eye on Easter weekend traffic

Many South Africans will be hitting the open road this Easter weekend. But authorities are clamping down on safety. Traffic officers have held a roadblock on the N3 highway while taxi body Santaco is making sure taxis are adhering to COVID-19 protocols. Officers wore their new body cameras while checking motorists’ fitness to drive, as […]

Decision on future of e-tolls expected to miss another deadline

It appears increasingly likely the government will once again miss its self-imposed new deadline to make a pronouncement on the future of e-tolls by the end of March 2021. This follows Ayanda Allie Paine, spokesperson for Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula, confirming on Thursday that she is unable to confirm when Mbalula will be making an […]

Look ahead for it – Fikile Mbalula on e-tolls

Almost a decade since e-tolls were first introduced on Gauteng’s freeways in December 2013, motorists could soon find out before the end of March government’s future plans for the much-loathed freeway improvement project. That’s according to Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula who reiterated on Monday that there had been back and forth discussions with National Treasury […]