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Mbalula Highlights National Taxi Lekgotla Resolutions

May 20, 2022

Department of Transport

The 2020 National Taxi Lekgotla resolutions are being implemented.

The transport minister, Fikile Mbalula, announced this in the transport department’s 2022 Budget Vote speech.

“Key among these is the finalisation of a subsidy policy underpinned by a public transport funding model that recognises the role of the taxi industry in the public transport value chain”, he said.

The minister revealed that the draft policy will be tabled in cabinet in June 2022 to “pave way for a broader consultation process towards its finalisation”.

The minister also pointed out that his department has been working closely with the finance minister to “finalise outstanding matters that will enable the final determination by Cabinet on the funding of the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project, better known as e-tolls”.

“We are alive to the adverse impact the delay in making the final decision on e-tolls has on the SANRAL balance sheet and its ability to raise capital for its catalytic projects”, he said.

The minister confirmed that a pronouncement will be made once cabinet has taken a final decision.