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 […]

Motorists will be informed on e-tolls soon – Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula

Gauteng motorists will soon find out what is happening with e-tolls, according to Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula. He says there has been a back-and-forth in Treasury about what to do with the much-reviled system. Many motorists have refused to pay for years now. Mbalula says a final decision will be announced before the end of […]

5,000 volunteers to protect Prasa infrastructure

Over 5,000 security volunteers will be insourced by rail agency Prasa to protect railway infrastructure in Gauteng. Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula along with board chairperson Leonard Ramatlakane launched the ‘people’s responsibility to protect’ programme on Monday. The volunteers will receive security and safety skills training for railway services. In other news – Skeem Saam Secrets […]

Minister Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma rejects Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula’s apology

Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has rejected Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula’s apology, saying his “despicable behaviour” should be dealt with by the ANC top six officials and the national executive committee (NEC). In a scathing letter addressed to ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule, Dlamini Zuma, who is also a member of […]

Minister Fikile Mbalula confident new Prasa CEO is the right person for the job

Transport Minister, Fikile Mbalula, says he has confidence that Zolani Matthews, the new group CEO of the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa, is the right person for the job. Mbalula was briefing the media at Langa in Cape Town on Monday at the launch of a new initiative to involve community members in the […]

Prasa heads to court over homes on Cape Town train tracks

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula says Prasa will be approaching the High Court in Western Cape to remove those who built homes on railway tracks in Cape Town, affecting rail services. Illegal settlements on rail lines are delaying construction work to reopen lines from Langa to Khayelitsha. The rail agency’s new CEO Zolani Mathews says he’ll […]

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula believes new CEO can stabilise Prasa

Prasa has had 10 acting CEO’s in six years. Newly-appointed Zolani Kgotsietsile Matthews is the first permanent CEO at the rail agency since Lucky Montana in 2015. The agency has been marred by corruption allegations and vandalism. Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula believes he’s made the right appointment to stabilise Prasa. “I hope I will never […]

All you need to know about New E -toll fees

From 1 March 2021, you will pay R272 in toll fees to drive between Johannesburg and Durban, while a trip to or from Cape Town will cost R197. Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has approved toll tariff increases as recommended by the South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL), the agency has announced. The adjustments were gazetted […]

E-toll prices hikes kick in next month

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has approved the 2021 toll tariffs as recommended by the South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL), the agency has announced. The adjustments were gazetted on 11 February 2021 and will kick in on 1 March 2021. Through SANRAL, the department of transport said it uses selective tolling to implement major road […]