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Minister Fikile Mbalula Visits Taxi Ranks
Road Traffic Management Corporation
Minister of Transport, Mbalula Fikile, visited the Marabastad Taxi Rank in Tshwane on Thursday along with the Acting Health Minister and Gauteng’s MECs of Health and Transport to monitor Covid-19 regulations.
We remain encouraged by the co-operation, support and innovative leadership shown by the taxi industry in ensuring safety of the commuting public and adherence to the rules.
Government felt this especially important not only because Gauteng has majority of the daily increase in cases but due to many South Africans relying on taxis as their primary mode of transport.
Fikile said that his department will continue to urge compliance and that they've put strong measures in the transport sector, which include capacity restrictions.
The Minister continued to say, "While these have contained the spread of the pandemic through your taxis, we are under no illusion about the devastating impact these had in your business."