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Transport dept reconsidering regulations on taxis, cargo, licensing

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Transport dept reconsidering regulations on taxis, cargo, licensing

Minister of Transport Fikile Mbalula for the length of the open of the festive season highway safety memoir at GCIS, 23 January 2020, Pretoria. Record: Jacques Nelles

Issues had been raised relating to the limitation of cargo movements to simplest predominant cargo, and all cargo would now be allowed passage.

The Department of Transport is reconsidering one of the brand new regulations that came into end on Friday, after some incidents for the length of the principle day of the nationwide lockdown.

Speaking at a media briefing on Friday, Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula acknowledged the taxi industry had raised issues in terms of regulations that dispute taxis may presumably perhaps well not exceed 50% of their appropriate capability.

He added extra issues had been raised relating to the limitation of cargo movements to simplest predominant cargo, and all cargo would now be allowed passage.

The division was additionally in the “job of issuing new directions covering transitional arrangements touching on to driver’s and learner’s licensing points”, Mbalula acknowledged.

Transport incidents

Mbalula acknowledged six South African sailors had been currently stuck at a Durban port and unable to disembark and return house attributable to the lockdown.

Rules restrict crew changes at any ports of entry.

“The Queen Elizabeth II is asking ahead to clearance to enter the port in declare to refuel and make a selection provisions. Here’s a topic we are urgently thinking about,” Mbalula acknowledged.

In KwaZulu-Natal, an accident between a minibus taxi and a truck killed six people in the early hours of Friday and injured 9 others.

Mbalula acknowledged the taxi was stuffed to capability and on its manner from Gauteng.

In any other incident, which News24 previously reported on, a bicycle owner was arrested on the M1 South parkway approach South Gate after he knowledgeable officers he was cycling to Cape Town.

Mbalula acknowledged the bicycle owner had been detained at the Mondeor police role.

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