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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ace Magashule – We will engage with Comrade Mbalula

Embattled ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule says he is open to discussions with his ANC colleague and Transport Minister, Fikile Mbalula. “Members of the ANC, including Comrade Mbalula, might have issues. We are pleading with them to raise matters internally. All of us must be happy that way because that’s how the ANC cooperates, that’s how […]

ANC Secretary-General Ace Magashule: We will engage with Fikile Mbalula

ANC Secretary-General Ace Magashule says the party will speak to Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula following scathing tweets against MKMVA members. “We will engage with comrade Mbalula, he is a member of the national working committee, and so we will engage with him. “I can’t engage him publicly here and try and engage what the issues […]

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula – MKMVA started it

They started it. That’s the word from Transport Minister, Fikile Mbalula. He says he was only responding to Umkhonto WeSizwe Military Veterans Association president Kebby Maphatsoe and spokesperson Carl Niehaus. On Monday, Mbalula launched a scathing attack on Twitter, labelling Maphatsoe a coward and Niehaus a thug. The twitter war erupted after the veterans said […]

Fikile Mbalula is young and insulting, says veteran Carl Niehaus

MKMVA veteran Carl Niehaus defended veterans asking to be included in security operations at the national railway agency on Tuesday while speaking on a Twitter exchange between him and Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula. Mbalula accused Niehaus and fellow MK veteran Kebby Maphatsoe of hiding behind ANC structures to loot state funds. The Passenger Rail Agency […]