Taxi industry will be subsidised from April next year, says Fikile Mbalula

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula said from April next year, the government would implement a subsidy for the taxi industry. Mbalula said his department would work with Treasury and the taxi sector. The three-day national taxi lekgotla concluded on Saturday. Mbalula said the taxi industry was characterized as an informal sector and now the government was […]

Fikile Mbalula: We must deliver a taxi industry that is formalised and empowered

This three-day national taxi lekgotla should not be another talk shop that produces more resolutions, but rather a platform where stakeholders must be bold and step out of their comfort zones and deliver a pact that will enjoin them to take decisive steps in turning around the fortunes of the industry, Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula […]

President Ramaphosa urges taxi industry to end sexism and GBV

President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on the taxi industry to disassociate itself from acts of s.e.xism and gender-based violence (GBV) and to work as a collective to ensure women feel and are safe when using its services. Ramaphosa on Thursday virtually addressed the three-day Taxi Lekgotla led by Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula. Ramaphosa said the […]

No one will stop development – Transport minister Fikile Mbalula

Work on an R1.6billion mega-bridge under construction in the Eastern Cape, is charging ahead. Transport minister Fikile Mbalula says no one will stop this development. Mbalula and his team have inspected the development, which forms part of the South African National Roads Agency’s N2 Wild Coast toll road project. It’s an engineering marvel. The Msikaba […]

Minister Mbalula sends condolences to families of 13 people killed in KZN crash

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has sent his condolences to the families of the 13 people killed in a crash in northern KwaZulu-Natal earlier on Wednesday. The incident, which involved a minibus taxi and a truck, took place on the R66 between Ulundi and Melmoth. Mbalula has vowed to work harder to improve legislation, visibility of […]

Fikile Mbalula ready to defend himself before ANC over MKMVA tweets

ANC national working committee (NWC) member and Minister of Transport Fikile Mbalula is ready to defend himself on Monday after publicly making corruption claims against senior members of the ruling party. This follows a series of vitriolic tweets he fired early this week in response to a march by Gauteng members of the MKMVA (Mkhonto […]

Prasa launches new Cape Town control centre & Mbalula vows to recover central line

Cape Town’s rail network is now more efficient thanks to a new automated control centre in Bellville. The Bellville Rail Management and Traffic Control Centre was launched on Friday and will oversee all passenger rail operations, improve on-time performance and make the network safer. It cost R2 billion and follows the launch of a similar […]

MEC Madikizela – There should be no room for criminality in taxi industry

Transport MEC Bonginkosi Madikizela no Friday stressed there should be no room for criminality in the taxi industry. Madikizela and Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula on Thursday led a provincial taxi lekgotla in Cape Town. The event coincided with transport month and comes after a recent spike in taxi violence in the Western Cape. Madikizela said […]

Busisiwe Mkhwebane writes to Ramaphosa to request him to rein in Mbalula

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has written to President Cyril Ramaphosa to request him to rein in Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula “who in a widely shared tweet and subsequent media interviews” on Monday “made false and contemptuous remarks about her”. This after Mbalula on Monday caused a storm on Twitter with a series of tweets slamming […]

Transport MEC says many CT commuters have lost hope in the taxi industry

Transport MEC Bonginkosi Madikizela said many people have lost hope the taxi industry can ever be redeemed. Madikizela and Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula led a provincial taxi lekgotla on Thursday in Cape Town. It comes after a recent spike in taxi violence in the Western Cape. The provincial lekgotla coincides with transport month and comes […]