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On taxi recapitalization “the tide has turned”, says transport DG


Portfolio Committee on TransportMs Mpumi Mpofu, director-general, department of transport (DOT), told parliamentarians of the portfolio committee on transport that, as far as the taxi recapitalisation programme (TRP) was concerned,…

Budget for an effective transport system


Department of Transport1400 luxury coaches would be purchased by the government to transport guests during the 2010 Soccer World Cup as announced by the minister of transport, Mr Jeff Radebe,…

eNaTIS now operating at optimal level


Department of TransportGovernment has declared the eNaTIS system to be over its teething problems and currently operating at a world-class level. Ms Mpumi Mpofu, the director-general of the department of…

Draft bill on government’s transport plan gazetted for comment


Department of TransportMinister of transport, Jeff Radebe, has called for public comment on his department's draft National Land Transport Bill, the proposed legislation having as its primary objective "the restructuring…

Overhaul of public transport systems gets broad support


Portfolio Committee on TransportGeneral support for the much re-written National Land Transport Bill 51 of 2008, originally tabled in May of this year, was received from a number of important…

State passenger transport plan for the future now tabled


Portfolio Committee on TransportA plan for public commuter transport systems in South Africa, including a process to reform the country's taxi industry, has finally been tabled in Parliament. The "temporary"…

Transport bill designed to boost road safety and reduce corruption


Portfolio Committee on TransportProposed road traffic legislation will seek to impose clearer definitions on excessive speeding to guide the suspension or disqualification of licences. The department of transport provided a…

Traffic officers and traffic reservists to wear identification


Portfolio Committee on TransportNew regimes to assist in the fight against fraud in the department of transport, including the wearing of identification tags by traffic officers and reservists, are proposed…

Transport bill sets up Transnet’s passenger rail company


Portfolio Committee on TransportShosholoza Meyl will become the official name of the public government-owned utility to run Transnet's long-distance passenger service. This is in terms of the Legal Succession to…