Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis says he has written to Minister Fikile Mbalula asking that a Working Committee be set up to spearhead and manage the rail devolution process.

Hill-Lewis says the task team would be comprised of officials from the City of Cape Town, the Department of Transport, and PRASA.

The Mayor says the Committee would be tasked with setting in action the details of the rail devolution process, which was outlined in the National Rail Policy White Paper gazetted by Mbalula in April this year.

Read Hill-Lewis’ complete statement here.

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Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has commended South African motorists for adhering to the rules of the road this Easter long weekend.
He released the 2022 Easter Road death statistics this week and said there has been a marked decrease in the number of transgressions recorded on the country’s roads.
Mbalula said this improved behaviour contributed to a decrease in the number of road accidents and fatalities.

162 people died on SA roads this Easter while, over the same period last year, 235 perished in vehicle accidents.

Motorists, whose license cards expired during the hard lockdown, have only one week left, in which to renew their licences.

Mbalula yesterday said the deadline, for those whose licence cards expired between 26 March 2020 and 31 August 2021, will not be extended again.

He says the country currently has a backlog of 1.3-million expired licence cards that have yet to be renewed.

Driver’s licence offices will, for the next few days, be open for an extra two hours per day to allow motorists to renew their licences before the 5th of May cut-off date.

The minister says several measures have been implemented at traffic offices to assist motorists with renewing their licence cards in time.

Mbalula says offices will also be open on weekends, on both Saturdays and Sundays.

Read his full statement here.

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Time is running out and there is only a week left until the end of the licence renewal grace period.

Motorists, whose license cards expired during the hard lockdown, have only a few days left, in which to renew their licences.

Transport Minister, Fikile Mbalula said the deadline, for those whose licence cards expired between 26 March 2020 and 31 August 2021, will not be extended again. He confirmed that the country currently has a backlog of 1.3-million expired licence cards that have yet to be renewed.

Drivers’ licence offices will, for the next few days, be open for an extra two hours daily. This is in a bid to allow motorists to renew their licences before the 5th of May cut-off date.

Mbalula yesterday says several measures have been implemented at traffic offices to assist those, whose licences expired between 26 March 2020 and 31 August 2021, renew their licence cards in time.

Mbalula says offices will also be open on weekends, on both Saturdays and Sundays.

 

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula says the country’s road fatality figure, over the 2022 Easter period, decreased by more than 30% in comparison to last year.

The Minister says this may be attributed to the fact that, for example, the Zion Christian Church did not have its annual migration this year in line with the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions.

Mbalula says traffic volumes were significantly down from previous years.

He says the floods in the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal also affected people’s holiday plans.

162 people died on SA roads this Easter, while, over the same period last year, 235 perished in motorvehicle accidents.

Read Mbalula’s full statement here.

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