Tag: Fikile Mbalula
Transport minister Fikile Mbalula announced that government will give the taxi industry a once-off R1 billion ‘ex gratia’ payment to help buffer it against the lock-down. Mbalula adds that government is still to debate changing regulations to allow debating changes to the country’s lock-down regulation to allow for 100 per cent capacity in taxis. Maroba Maduma, Communications Executive at SA Taxi joins CNBC Africa for more.
South African Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has rescinded his earlier decision of allowing taxis to carry a full load of passengers.
In announcing the nation-wide lockdown, the President indicated that provision will be made for essential transport services to continue, including transport for essential staff and for patients who need to be managed elsewhere.
The inter-ministerial committee spoke to members of the media today about the government’s integrated response to COVID-19. President Cyril Ramaphosa has laid out a comprehensive plan to arrest the spread of COVID-19 in South Africa, which currently has 62 confirmed cases. CNBC Africa's Karabo Lethlathla attended the briefing and shares more details.
One of the leading lights of South Africa’s ruling African National Congress has called on the press to leave the country’s finance minister alone. Speaking at the Luthuli House Party headquarters in downtown Johannesburg NEC member Fikile Mbalula made the statement as he was questioned whether the acceptance of finance minister Nhlanlha Nene’s resignation this week was decisive.
SA President Ramaphosa’s Cabinet reshuffle suggests there’s no place for youth leaders – UDM
How former SA Minister Fikile Mbalula will be remembered
South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa's widely anticipated Cabinet reshuffle will take place this evening.