Fikile Mbalula

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Fikile Mbalula said ( about Cyril Ramaphosa ) : “One of the priorities outlined by President Cyril Ramaphosa in his recent State of the Nation Address is to fix the commuter rail system, which the president acknowledged is vital to the economy. This plant is an important component towards achieving that priority,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, February 18, 2020 11:58:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “R1.4-billion is just for the corridor only, it’s for the Central Line. The capital projects spending is above that — way above that. The Central Line and Mabopane, we’re talking about the Central Line in Cape Town that has been shut down — R1.4-billion will be added to refurbish is what the president said” External link

dailymaverick Friday, February 14, 2020 4:15:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We call upon the criminal justice system to leave no stone unturned in ensuring that these criminals face the full might of the law by imposing the maximum penalty permissible in law” External link

dailymaverick Tuesday, February 11, 2020 5:45:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “This suspect whose employed at Prasa as a technician, we found that he’s been taking them to the factory where they were actually melting these copper cables and there is a foreign national and the link here is with Mozambique,” External link

eyewitness-news Monday, February 10, 2020 2:24:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “This is a house of crime,” External link

dailymaverick Monday, February 10, 2020 1:38:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “It’s not the only house in the republic,” “We know of others. And they work like zama-zamas. It’s an internal job. Technicians or security companies work with them” External link

dailymaverick Monday, February 10, 2020 1:38:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “While we mourn their passing, we must equally celebrate their lives. As we celebrate their great achievements as trailblazers, we must find inspiration in the knowledge that they were head and shoulders above their peers,” External link

sanews Thursday, February 6, 2020 5:25:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The reports and comments that surfaced thus far are misleading and clearly intended at distracting and undermining the independence and credibility of a very competent and capable investigation team while they are conducting this difficult task. I wish to assure the public and the aviation community that the investigation will not be compromised in anyway and that we owe it to the bereaved families and the public to establish the real facts on what might have led to this tragic accident,” External link

gov-za Friday, January 31, 2020 2:57:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “South Africa is ranked very highly in terms of air safety and security matters and complies with international standards; and enjoys the respect of the international community as a result of, among others, the diligent work carried out by the SACAA, and AIID. We acknowledge that this is the first time in our country that such an accident occurred, with an aircraft owned and operated by the SACAA, however that is no reason to doubt the independence and competency of the investigating unit that has done great work in the past. This aircraft accident will be no exception because we all want answers as to what was the cause of the accident,” External link

gov-za Friday, January 31, 2020 2:57:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Once again, I wish to express sincere condolences to the bereaved families, loved ones, aviation community and all South Africans for the passing of this talented and greatly experienced colleagues who possessed very rare and important skills that ensure that our airports comply with the set international safety standards. In the meantime, I call on all stakeholders to avoid any speculation and trust the investigation team to get to the bottom of what might have led to this tragedy,” External link

gov-za Friday, January 31, 2020 2:57:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Without transport, finished products will not be able to leave the factory floor to reach markets. Without transport, consumers will not be able to access retail outlets to buy the goods,” External link

sanews Thursday, January 30, 2020 5:27:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Without transport, finished products will not be able to leave the factory floor to reach markets. Without transport, consumers will not be able to access retail outlets to buy the goods,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, January 30, 2020 3:47:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Transport is undoubtedly the golden thread that binds all the elements of the economic value chain together. Without transport, workers will not be able to report for duty to engage in economic activity. Without transport, finished products will not be able to leave the factory floor to reach markets. Without transport, consumers will not be able to access retail outlets to buy the goods. This survey will enable us to know these patterns, informing our decisions and directing where policy interventions are supposed to be made. The NHTS will be a great information repository for the department and government to accelerate the delivery of transport services in South Africa,” External link

gov-za Thursday, January 30, 2020 2:15:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula says : “There will be no more cooldrink,” External link

businessday Thursday, January 30, 2020 6:25:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Six people, including the driver, passed away. One woman sustained serious injuries and several other passengers were slightly hurt. The deceased are all females,” External link

citizen Monday, January 27, 2020 7:55:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “My sincere condolences to the families and friends of the deceased. We wish to thank SACAA for their swift response to this tragedy and we offer our support in their endeavours to get to the bottom of what transpired,” External link

iol Saturday, January 25, 2020 1:05:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “My sincere condolences to the families and friends of the deceased. We wish to thank Sacaa for their swift response to this tragedy and we offer our support in their endeavours to get to the bottom of what transpired,” External link

citizen Friday, January 24, 2020 8:17:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The fact that minibuses have contributed to less than 10% of the fatal crashes confirms the success of Operation Hlokomela, which is an initiative of the taxi industry and again shows that law enforcement operations focusing on public transport are bearing fruit,” External link

citizen Friday, January 24, 2020 12:36:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We have adopted zero tolerance to fraud, corruption, drunken driving and speeding, and the results speak for themselves,” “Three vehicle testing stations in Limpopo were shut down as a result of anti-corruption investigations undertaken to eliminate the fraudulent issuing of vehicle roadworthy certificates” External link

citizen Friday, January 24, 2020 12:36:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The carnage on our roads remains unacceptably high. The number of people who lose life and limb on our roads is alarming and the [annual] cost to the economy is in excess of R168bn,” External link

businessday Thursday, January 23, 2020 7:49:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “This resulted in a 10% reduction in the number of fatalities, from in 1 789 fatalities in 2018/19 to 1 617 fatalities in the 2019/2020 festive season,” External link

sanews Thursday, January 23, 2020 4:55:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Our analysis further demonstrates that the main causes of fatal crashes over this period were pedestrians, single vehicle overturning, hit and run and head-on collisions. The majority of road users, who died on the roads, were pedestrians (40%), passengers (34%), drivers (25%) and cyclists (1%),” External link

sanews Thursday, January 23, 2020 4:55:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The fact that minibuses contributed less than 10% to fatal crashes confirms the success of Operation Hlokomela, which is an initiative of the taxi industry. It again shows that law enforcement operations focused on the public transport sector are bearing fruit,” External link

sanews Thursday, January 23, 2020 4:55:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We must equally take firm and decisive action to improve the performance of your respective entities through better governance, by ensuring the appointment of skilled staff and board members with the requisite skills, while guarding against improper interference, particularly in allocation of tenders and appointment of staff,” External link

sanews Wednesday, January 22, 2020 4:57:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We must equally take firm and decisive action to improve the performance of your respective entities through better governance, by ensuring the appointment of skilled staff and board members with the requisite skills, while guarding against improper interference, particularly in allocation of tenders and appointment of staff,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, January 22, 2020 2:58:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We are dealing with a broken organisation, struggling to provide an efficient and committed passenger rail service,” External link

businessday Wednesday, January 15, 2020 8:17:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The six women and one man who died in that collision were among 22 people travelling in a Toyota Quantum. While investigations into the cause of the crash are yet to conclude, initial reports suggest the taxi driver lost control of the vehicle causing it to roll down an embankment,” External link

citizen Friday, January 3, 2020 7:29:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "While investigations into the cause of the crash are yet to conclude, initial reports suggest the taxi driver lost control of the vehicle, causing it to roll down an embankment," External link

iol Friday, January 3, 2020 5:44:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “However, we remain concerned about the high number of people who continue to drive under the influence of alcohol,” External link

sanews Tuesday, December 24, 2019 12:28:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “However, the number of traffic fines issued is less than those issued over the same period during the previous festive season by 101 595. This is an indication of improving compliance with the rules of the road by many motorists. I must hasten to add that this is no cause to celebrate because every transgression is a potential fatality,” External link

sanews Tuesday, December 24, 2019 12:28:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "Trailers going to Zimbabwe are heavily overloaded and not roadworthy. " External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, December 24, 2019 12:18:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "The majority of those who died were pedestrians, at 39 percent, followed by passengers, at 34 percent, drivers, at 26 percent, and cyclists, at 1 percent," External link

xinhuanet_en Monday, December 23, 2019 11:59:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “All those vehicles are being impounded,” External link

thezimbabwemail Thursday, December 19, 2019 4:53:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “An accomplished manager and administrator with demonstrable achievements on previous portfolios, I am certain that Mpofu will steer ACSA to greater heights,” External link

sanews Wednesday, December 18, 2019 4:58:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said ( about Director General ) : “I welcome the new Managing Director aboard ACSA and I assure her of our full support from the Department of Transport,” External link

sanews Wednesday, December 18, 2019 4:58:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “This coming week and next week, the number of people going home on the road is going to increase and equally the work is going to increase to ensure people arrive alive,” External link

the-star Wednesday, December 18, 2019 1:57:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We are seeing signs of progress. We are not where we would like to be just yet but by the looks of things, we are certainly on the right track,” External link

sanews Wednesday, December 18, 2019 1:38:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We are seeing signs of progress. We are not where we would like to be just yet but by the looks of things, we are certainly on the right track,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, December 18, 2019 12:14:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “ensure that a favourable environment for broad-based BEE to flourish exists” External link

hellenicshippingnews Tuesday, December 17, 2019 1:47:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Education and information is a key factor that enables individuals to know how to enter the transport sector,” External link

hellenicshippingnews Tuesday, December 17, 2019 1:47:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “ensure that a favourable environment for broad-based BEE to flourish exists” External link

businessday Monday, December 16, 2019 3:18:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Education and information is a key factor that enables individuals to know how to enter the transport sector,” External link

businessday Monday, December 16, 2019 3:18:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “While our traffic law enforcement activities will intensify, we must equally inculcate a culture of responsible behaviour by road users,” External link

citizen Friday, December 13, 2019 10:43:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula added : “We will move with speed in ensuring that we achieve the goal of making traffic policing a 24/7 activity. While the processes are under way to formalise this, we are mobilising the necessary resources to ensure that the provincial and municipal authorities can achieve round the clock visibility through creative means,” External link

citizen Friday, December 13, 2019 10:43:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The urgency of addressing Prasa’s turn-around cannot be overemphasized, and tangible results that people can see must be realized in the shortest possible time,” External link

news-yahoo Monday, December 9, 2019 8:46:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The administrator will run the affairs of Prasa as a de facto Board of Control as envisaged in the Prasa founding law and as an Accounting Authority in terms of the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA),” External link

sanews Monday, December 9, 2019 4:56:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Over the last few weeks, we have conducted a review on the performance of the board ... Based on this report and other considerations, we concluded that Prasa has deep-rooted challenges that require decisive interventions,” External link

businessday Monday, December 9, 2019 4:24:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The administrator will run the affairs of Prasa as a de facto Board of Control as envisaged in the Prasa founding law and as an Accounting Authority in terms of the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA),” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, December 9, 2019 2:02:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “This means that in 99.6% of all the cases on the court roll, the RAF settled out of court. In addition to the settlement, the institution also had to pay the legal costs of the complainants, which amounted to R6.3 billion. This is an area the incoming board will have to pay serious attention to,” External link

citizen Friday, December 6, 2019 1:18:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “In addition to the settlement, the institution also had to pay the legal costs of the complainants which amounted to R6.3 billion. This is an area the incoming board will have to pay serious attention to,” External link

sanews Thursday, December 5, 2019 6:59:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “This board assumes office immediately and I have appointed Adv Galetlane Rasethaba as its Chairperson,” External link

sanews Thursday, December 5, 2019 6:59:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We also acknowledge the well-co-ordinated intervention of the Gauteng provincial government and echo its sentiments that violence must never be tolerated. We call for a cessation of hostilities and an amicable resolution of all taxi-related disputes,” External link

citizen Tuesday, December 3, 2019 11:11:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We also acknowledge the well-coordinated intervention of the Gauteng Provincial Government and echo their sentiments that violence must never be tolerated. We call for a cessation of hostilities and an amicable resolution of all taxi related disputes,” External link

sanews Tuesday, December 3, 2019 3:13:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula wrote ( about George Lebese ) : “Sad for this young man really sad I wish I could help, I personally hate to see talent go to waste he deserve a second chance in life I wish him luck…God speed. All humans are infallible no one is perfect George Lebese goodluck (sic),” External link

citizen Monday, December 2, 2019 6:00:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula replied : “Madikizela knows that my door is open” External link

dailymaverick Friday, November 29, 2019 5:51:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula charged : “Does he [Judge Hlophe] know how to run trains? He must ask himself that particular question before he makes himself a Mickey Mouse and turns our courts into something that must not be respected,” “Our courts must be respected … including the people who run those particular courts” External link

citizen Friday, November 29, 2019 12:44:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We’ve seen them … in their kortbroekies [shorts] on CCTV footage,” External link

citizen Friday, November 29, 2019 12:44:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "Our law enforcement officers are expected to carry their duties professionally within the ambits of our laws, Section 3A subsection 7 of the National Road Traffic Act provides for traffic officer to be identifiable," External link

iol Wednesday, November 27, 2019 3:55:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "Over the next few days, I will launch our Festive Season Road Safety programme. This programme falls within our 365 Road Safety campaign. Through this, we will be conducting law enforcement operations as well as road safety education and awareness throughout the country," External link

iol Wednesday, November 27, 2019 3:55:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "Likewise, when a member of the public is stopped by traffic officers, they are obliged to give their names and addresses when requested," "There are many law enforcement officers who do their jobs diligently with professionalism and dedication. It is these officers who keep our roads safe and ensure we arrive alive at our homes and places of work" External link

iol Wednesday, November 27, 2019 3:55:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Over the next few days I will launch our Festive Season Road Safety programme. This programme falls within our 365 Road Safety campaign. Through this, we will be conducting law enforcement operations as well as road safety education and awareness throughout the country. Section 3A subsection 7 of the National Road Traffic Act provides for traffic officer to be identifiable. Our law enforcement officers are expected to carry their duties professionally within the ambits of our laws,” External link

gov-za Wednesday, November 27, 2019 2:18:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “I have stated that this is a mess,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, November 21, 2019 3:34:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “People cannot simply be spectators when infrastructure development is being rolled out in their communities and not benefit therefrom. It is for this very reason that local procurement and participation are part of government’s policies aimed at empowering the historically disadvantaged,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, November 15, 2019 2:28:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The hub will ensure that infrastructure is available to ensure that vehicles on our roads are roadworthy and that drivers are licensed. Working with the city and the province, we will ensure that we clamp down on corruption, and will throw the book at those who violate the law and act in a corrupt manner,” External link

sanews Monday, November 11, 2019 5:35:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said ( about Arrive Alive ) : "As the festive season approaches, the revamped Arrive Alive campaign and increased law enforcement efforts are among the road safety initiatives that will be utilized to deal with the road carnage," External link

iol Tuesday, November 5, 2019 1:33:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Our commitment to improving the lives of our people through an efficient, reliable and safe passenger rail service has never been greater,” External link

citizen Monday, November 4, 2019 8:14:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “When we launched the Prasa war room ... we made a firm commitment that this intervention must result in good customer experience for citizens who use Prasa services every day‚” External link

businessday Monday, November 4, 2019 4:13:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We’ll take into consideration some of the suggestions Cabinet mandated us to look at,” External link

citizen Friday, November 1, 2019 9:25:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “A strong technology rollout is underway, in the form of CCTV, and other surveillance equipment. These are aimed to act as force multipliers to assist in areas where physical security cannot reach” External link

citizen Friday, October 25, 2019 6:10:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “It is against this backdrop that the Civil Aviation Authority engaged the affected airlines to solicit assurance that the rest of the fleet did not display the same deficiencies,” External link

citizen Friday, October 25, 2019 1:28:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Our country also recorded 100% in the sub-field of aviation medicine. South Africa is currently number 39 globally and number two in Africa,” External link

sanews Thursday, October 24, 2019 4:43:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : ”The SACAA is in the process of processing the evidence submitted by all the airlines to determine whether it is safe for the airlines to operate the aircraft,” External link

sanews Thursday, October 24, 2019 4:43:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We have been briefed by the SACAA that as a consequence of the sampling of a few aircraft, these were subsequently issued with a prohibition order, meaning that these could not operate until they had addressed the non-compliances,” External link

sanews Wednesday, October 23, 2019 1:33:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We are not in a state of crisis,” External link

businessday Tuesday, October 22, 2019 8:16:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Protests are welcome but the destruction of infrastructure or economic sabotage is intolerable,” External link

citizen Friday, October 11, 2019 11:20:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula warns : “We will not resolve conflict by killing each other” External link

gov-za Friday, October 11, 2019 4:23:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We must begin to talk to each other and not passed each other. The taxi industry is growing and as it grows so does its challenges. We will not resolve conflict by killing each other” External link

gov-za Friday, October 11, 2019 4:23:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “This is a complex and sensitive matter of national importance. It should not be subjected to mechanical procedures and timetables. All ideas and options must be considered for the best possible solution,” External link

citizen Friday, October 11, 2019 12:57:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “which was late in terms of submission” External link

businessday Tuesday, October 8, 2019 9:33:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We continue to provide assistance to our fellow brothers and sisters in all areas of civil aviation within our capability. In shaping the new world order in aviation, skills development must be at the centre of our agenda,” External link

sanews Thursday, September 26, 2019 2:57:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We continue to provide assistance to our fellow brothers and sisters in all areas of civil aviation within our capability. In shaping the new world order in aviation, skills development must be at the centre of our agenda,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, September 26, 2019 1:45:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We are engaging with all traffic authorities in the country and traffic officers through relevant channels to ensure that the implementation of this intervention does not negatively affect conditions of service of our officers,” External link

the-star Wednesday, September 25, 2019 2:19:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We are engaging with all traffic authorities in the country and traffic officers through relevant channels to ensure that the implementation of this intervention does not negatively affect conditions of service of our officers,” External link

iol Wednesday, September 25, 2019 1:53:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The roll-out of the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences is not just about a more efficient way of adjudicating road traffic offences, but about creating effective incentives to change road user behaviour,” External link

iol Wednesday, September 25, 2019 12:22:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The Department of Transport has taken tangible steps towards curbing the carnage. The roll-out of the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (Aarto) is not just about a more efficient way of adjudicating road traffic offences, but also about creating effective incentives to change road user behaviour,” External link

iol Wednesday, September 25, 2019 9:41:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The rollout of the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (AARTO) is not just about a more efficient way of adjudicating road traffic offences, but also about creating effective incentives to change road user behaviour,” External link

sanews Monday, September 23, 2019 8:01:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The rollout of the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (AARTO) is not just about a more efficient way of adjudicating road traffic offences, but also about creating effective incentives to change road user behaviour,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, September 23, 2019 6:35:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The ANC retained all its wards and the results confirm the disintegration of the DA, who also lost more than 15% support in two wards they retained. "Voters continue to see the ANC as the only trusted vehicle that will transform their lives. As the ANC, we do not take this confidence for granted. "We are determined to redouble our efforts in our quest to expand access to a better life for all,” External link

iol Friday, September 20, 2019 8:50:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The ANC retained all its wards and the results confirm the disintegration of the DA, who also lost more than 15% support in two wards they retained. "Voters continue to see the ANC as the only trusted vehicle that will transform their lives. As the ANC, we do not take this confidence for granted. "We are determined to redouble our efforts in our quest to expand access to a better life for all,” External link

iol Friday, September 20, 2019 8:50:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Empowering women and a girl child is an imperative we must all embrace and support. Our educational and skills interventions must be deliberately biased towards women,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, September 17, 2019 12:31:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Notwithstanding the structures, initiatives and programs in place, there is a continuous demand of technical assistance and capacity building from IMO Member States. As a collective responsibility in ensuring that there is no country that is left behind,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, September 17, 2019 12:31:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "stopped to assist a motorist whose vehicle had overturned on the N1 at Maubane ... the deputy minister, her security detail, emergency medical services personnel and Bakwena security group personnel were in the process of assisting the motorist when a flatbed truck crashed into the scene," External link

allafrica Saturday, September 14, 2019 2:10:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "South Africa has lost a diligent and dedicated servant of the people. Just as she lived, Hlongwa died helping others," External link

allafrica Saturday, September 14, 2019 2:10:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “As a country, we cannot ignore the plethora of prospects in maritime. Working with the over 170 International Maritime Organisation (IMO) member states, our goals will be attained,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, September 11, 2019 2:32:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said ( about Traffic Department ) : “With regard to fraud and corruption, law enforcement officials from the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC), the Fraud and Corruption Unit in the department and Hawks operations, which arrests officials for selling driving licences at DLTC, will be intensified,” External link

sanews Friday, September 6, 2019 5:31:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We listened to both stakeholders and committed to give them feedback from our engagement processes and we will no doubt engage with the information they placed at our disposal. These engagements are a firm expression of our commitment of our resolve to finding common ground in addressing the challenge of funding road infrastructure while we advance measures to grow our economy,” External link

sanews Thursday, August 29, 2019 10:37:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "To mourn during a month where we are supposed to celebrate her kind, Dr Thandi Ndlovu’s contribution to the country is immeasurable, she will be sorely missed. Three other people also lost their lives in the crash. Our thoughts and prayers are with all their loved ones," External link

eyewitness-news Monday, August 26, 2019 9:37:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “In repackaging the scrapping administration, we have ensured that the taxi industry directly benefits from this process,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, August 23, 2019 4:25:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “While the industry committed to formalise its operations and subject itself to regulation, government committed to a package of economic assistance interventions. It is for that reason that the Taxi Recapitalisation Programme remains the flagship of successive ANC administrations and a demonstration of our commitment to uplifting the taxi industry,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, August 23, 2019 4:25:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “In repackaging the scrapping administration, we have ensured that the taxi industry directly benefits from this process,” External link

sanews Friday, August 23, 2019 3:59:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “While the industry committed to formalise its operations and subject itself to regulation, government committed to a package of economic assistance interventions. It is for that reason that the Taxi Recapitalisation Programme remains the flagship of successive ANC administrations and a demonstration of our commitment to uplifting the taxi industry,” External link

sanews Friday, August 23, 2019 3:59:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The Railway Safety Regulator is an agency of the Department of Transport whose mandate is to develop and enforce a robust railway safety management system for the country,” External link

sanews Thursday, August 15, 2019 4:11:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The Railway Safety Regulator is an agency of the Department of Transport whose mandate is to develop and enforce a robust railway safety management system for the country,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, August 15, 2019 3:01:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “I want an army of security in the trains,” External link

dailymaverick Sunday, August 11, 2019 6:44:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said ( about Blade Nzimande ) : “We are building on what previous minister Blade Nzimande had done. We are bringing innovations and want change which we know will come after a while,” External link

dailymaverick Sunday, August 11, 2019 6:44:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Our energies have been drained by the corruption and infighting that was happening here, but the work goes on regardless,” External link

dailymaverick Sunday, August 11, 2019 6:44:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “This war-room is a physical space that will enable those deployed to make rapid decisions based on the information they gather from the operations on the ground, on an hour by hour basis. The screens reflect metrics that the technical team will utilise to track and measure performance daily” External link

dailymaverick Sunday, August 11, 2019 6:44:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula added : “Scrapping e-tolls is on the table. We want to ensure that the transport recovery plan achieves the desired results,” External link

dailymaverick Sunday, August 11, 2019 6:44:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said ( about error ) : “As a build-up to this launch, this morning we visited the signal cabin in Germiston, which embodies the challenges Prasa faces in controlling train movement using outdated technology, prone to human error due to the chronic cable theft that affects the daily movement of trains,” External link

citizen Friday, August 9, 2019 7:54:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : ”On a daily basis, the team will start the day with an assessment of the previous day’s performance and identify issues that hamper performance and make decisions on how to resolve these,” External link

citizen Friday, August 9, 2019 7:54:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “This War Room is about the people and a key measure in delivering on our commitment to improve our public transport system,” External link

sanews Friday, August 9, 2019 12:26:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “This War Room is about the people and a key measure in delivering on our commitment to improve our public transport system,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, August 9, 2019 9:42:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The city is not only the administrative capital of the country, but also a critical economic hub. A shutdown of this nature not only undermines the rights of other road users to access their places of work or centres of economic activity, but has the potential to deal a severe blow to an economy which can ill afford disruptions. It must not be allowed to continue,” External link

citizen Monday, July 29, 2019 10:18:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The NTI is a State-owned company and our responsibility is to ensure that it is able to provide quality service wherever it operates and that the jobs of its employees are not under threat as a result of these interventions,” External link

sanews Friday, July 26, 2019 2:00:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The NTI is a State-owned company and our responsibility is to ensure that it is able to provide quality service wherever it operates and that the jobs of its employees are not under threat as a result of these interventions,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, July 26, 2019 12:32:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “This exercise must lead to direct in-sourcing of at least 80% of security personnel by PRASA. These security officers must receive their basic training from SAPS [South African Police Service], and I have discussed this with Minister Cele,” External link

sanews Thursday, July 25, 2019 2:13:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “This exercise must lead to direct in-sourcing of at least 80% of security personnel by PRASA. These security officers must receive their basic training from SAPS [South African Police Service], and I have discussed this with Minister Cele,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, July 25, 2019 1:38:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “This policy must be produced as a matter of urgency. This exercise must lead to direct insourcing of at least 80 percent of security personnel by Prasa,” External link

citizen Wednesday, July 24, 2019 8:00:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "An immediate priority is the urgent implementation of interventions aimed at addressing challenges at Prasa (Passenger Rail Agency of SA)," External link

businessday Wednesday, July 24, 2019 7:34:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "This entails urgently creating capacity for Prasa to manage capital projects and spend its capital budget to achieve effective sequencing of critical infrastructure that will enable the deployment of the new trains in targeted corridors," External link

businessday Wednesday, July 24, 2019 7:34:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "This policy must be produced as a matter of urgency. This exercise must lead to direct insourcing of at least 80 percent of security personnel by Prasa," External link

iol Wednesday, July 24, 2019 6:31:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We will also ensure that the HNS Protocol is fully implemented in South Africa once it comes into force. We believe that this liability and compensation instrument is of critical importance to compensate victims of incidents,” External link

iol Tuesday, July 16, 2019 7:53:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "If, in South Africa, competition for employment in the trucking business could generate violence amongst the people, what would the squeeze by driverless trucks do? " External link

news24 Tuesday, July 9, 2019 10:08:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "This certainly calls for the strengthening of government’s contribution to the work of the SATC," External link

news24 Tuesday, July 9, 2019 10:08:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula told : “Specific targets that must be realised in the next hundred days include improving on-time performance of Metrorail from 73.3 percent to 85 percent,” External link

citizen Tuesday, July 9, 2019 9:11:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula told : "Specific targets that must be realised in the next hundred days include improving on-time performance of Metrorail from 73.3% to 85%," External link

iol Tuesday, July 9, 2019 8:51:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The large-scale combustion of fossil fuels also contributes to the change in the composition of the earth's atmosphere. The result is a general process of global warming and if it continues unattended, will lead to significant changes in rainfall patterns and frequent, extreme weather events,” External link

sanews Tuesday, July 9, 2019 11:15:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The pace at which Industry 4.0 innovation-breakthroughs are occurring is unprecedented and foreseen to grow faster, and so is the diffusion worldwide. The speed of diffusion compels companies and governments to change from the ‘business as usual’ way of doing things,” External link

sanews Tuesday, July 9, 2019 11:15:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "Digital technologies are becoming more sophisticated as well as integrated ... major breakthroughs are being realised in advanced robotics, artificial intelligence, genetic engineering, etc," External link

businessday Monday, July 8, 2019 11:51:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "The pace of breakthroughs in the industry is unprecedented. My concern is we must not be regulated to catch up, we must be part of the innovators," External link

businessday Monday, July 8, 2019 11:51:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The day you get a minister of finance who agrees to everything [is the day] this country will go down,” External link

businessday Monday, July 8, 2019 7:12:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “In August, we are closing this matter, we will take it to the president,” External link

citizen Monday, July 8, 2019 8:37:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula told : “We, as government, we want road safety to be maintained 24/7 – not only during Easter or Christmas. We want our police and law enforcement to be all out. We are giving you a taste of what is to come,” External link

citizen Sunday, July 7, 2019 7:07:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Over and above that, we also need to deal with the question of how we use information technology in law enforcement on our roads to enable the police to maintain law and order and thereby decrease fatalities,” External link

citizen Sunday, July 7, 2019 7:07:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We activated [the operation] for KZN using the hashtag #LiveBeyondJuly to ensure that we deal with lawlessness on our roads and the fact that people were coming here in their numbers,” External link

citizen Sunday, July 7, 2019 7:07:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula told : “We, as government, we want road safety to be maintained 24/7 – not only during Easter or Christmas. We want our police and law enforcement to be all out. We are giving you a taste of what is to come,” External link

iol Sunday, July 7, 2019 2:19:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We activated [the operation] for KZN using the hashtag #LiveBeyondJuly to ensure that we deal with lawlessness on our roads and the fact that people were coming here in their numbers,” External link

iol Sunday, July 7, 2019 2:19:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula told ( about Kwazulu Natal ) : “This weekend many of our people will be descending to KwaZulu-Natal in what is well known and called the July Handicap. When you wear that badge, wear it with a responsibility to maintain law and order and maintain the authority of the state in ensuring that these roads are safe,” External link

iol Friday, July 5, 2019 7:58:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said ( about Kwazulu Natal ) : “This weekend many of our people will be descending to KwaZulu-Natal in what is well known and called the July Handicap. When you wear that badge, wear it with a responsibility to maintain law and order and maintain the authority of the state in ensuring that these roads are safe,” External link

iol Friday, July 5, 2019 11:18:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Dj Fresh hope all will come to pass and you go back to work. You have my support my man,” External link

citizen Thursday, July 4, 2019 12:00:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “I’m here to fix things” External link

dailymaverick Tuesday, June 25, 2019 9:57:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Fraud and corruption has to be addressed as a major priority and the Department of Transport is taking the lead,” External link

iol Saturday, June 8, 2019 3:37:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “That’s what I said, I didn’t say Cyril led the campaign alone. He was not responding to Mbalula, he was responding to the figment of his imagination, not me. He thought that I said Ramaphosa alone led the campaign, I didn’t say that, I said he was a game changer because he was an important piece of the campaign,” External link

businessday Thursday, June 6, 2019 12:43:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Now we are above 50%. They said we won’t constitute a government. That’s why (other) political parties constructed a narrative that they are going to be future governments,” “There was mushrooming of political parties who believed that they can crunch numbers together and push the ANC into a coalition government. All of that has failed. We’ve got a majority to govern this country” External link

businessday Thursday, June 6, 2019 12:43:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Behind the scene, why has this not been fixed? Who is in charge? We need to attend to this,” External link

eyewitness-news Thursday, June 6, 2019 12:06:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The report further notes that the signaling system between the Eerstefabrieke and Pienaarspoort stations has not been functional for approximately two years. This is a matter of serious concern due to the heightened risk of manual authorization,” External link

sanews Thursday, June 6, 2019 11:51:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “This is a matter of serious concern due to the heightened risk of manual authorisation,” External link

citizen Thursday, June 6, 2019 9:56:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “This is a matter of serious concern due to the heightened risk of manual authorisation,” External link

citizen Wednesday, June 5, 2019 11:45:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "This is a matter of serious concern due to the heightened risk of manual authorisation," External link

iol Wednesday, June 5, 2019 10:10:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said ( about Team ) : “Everyone at the Team South Africa house is truly motivated by the wins of the three. They have truly injected a dose of motivation to the other athletes. With this kind of fire we will be at the podium again,” External link

thenewage Thursday, May 16, 2019 11:09:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula says ( about Julius Malema ) : “death by the guessing games of Malema. Let me keep quiet before he threatens to leak my nudes” External link

citizen Tuesday, May 14, 2019 4:59:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said ( about Cyril Ramaphosa ) : “Don’t be allergic about Ramaphosa. He is your president,” External link

citizen Monday, May 13, 2019 8:12:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said ( about Cyril Ramaphosa ) : "We came from zero and now we are where we are and we know to get 10 million is not child's play. It is hard work by this leadership, led by President Ramaphosa, who became a game changer in this election," External link

BBCMonitoring Monday, May 13, 2019 6:01:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "This was a wall to wall campaign. We came form zero and to get to where we are you know 10 million is not child’s play," External link

news24 Saturday, May 11, 2019 8:22:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “That is why the opposition parties began to construct a narrative that they would form the future government. Now we have thrashed them,” External link

citizen Saturday, May 11, 2019 8:52:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “That’s what I said, I didn’t say Cyril led the campaign alone. He was not responding to Mbalula, he was responding to the figment of his imagination, not me. He thought that I said Ramaphosa alone led the campaign, I didn’t say that, I said he was a game changer because he was an important piece of the campaign,” External link

businessday Friday, May 10, 2019 9:52:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Now we are above 50%. They said we won’t constitute a government. That’s why (other) political parties constructed a narrative that they are going to be future governments,” “There was mushrooming of political parties who believed that they can crunch numbers together and push the ANC into a coalition government. All of that has failed. We’ve got a majority to govern this country” External link

businessday Friday, May 10, 2019 9:52:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The ANC is determined to consolidate its unity,” “If we don’t do that, because even our own internal polling tells us that if we don’t look at the ANC’s unity and we are concerned about ourselves and our squabbles, our people walk away and turn off. We can’t let them down, we just need to stick to what is right and what needs to be done” External link

citizen Friday, May 10, 2019 2:16:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula told : "So if Manyi wants us to re-run elections, does he think he will get a different thing that will actually give him an edge in probably winning these elections?" External link

news24 Friday, May 10, 2019 12:44:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "The media never gave us a chance. We have never entertained such negativity. We have been focused. It is a headline that is designed to tarnish our imagine and drown our campaign," External link

news24 Sunday, May 5, 2019 7:31:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "The media never gave us a chance. We have never entertained such negativity. We have been focused. It is a headline that is designed to tarnish our imagine and drown our campaign," External link

news24 Sunday, May 5, 2019 11:46:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “iCrush kaMama wakho [ Your mother’s crush], Fleek Flikizela dripping sauce. Show this to your mother – watch her as she destabilises to an inability to can,” External link

zimeye Sunday, April 28, 2019 11:46:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula insiste : "Nous faisons maintenant ce qui est nécessaire pour que nos commissariats soient fonctionnels et pour que les policiers aident les victimes avec les moyens à leur disposition" "Les agresseurs doivent savoir que leurs actes auront des conséquences" External link

libe Thursday, September 7, 2017 10:03:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula insiste : "Nous faisons maintenant ce qui est nécessaire pour que nos commissariats soient fonctionnels et pour que les policiers aident les victimes avec les moyens à leur disposition" "Les agresseurs doivent savoir que leurs actes auront des conséquences" External link

slateafrique Thursday, September 7, 2017 6:41:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula déclaré : "les citoyens étrangers doivent comprendre qu'ils ont des responsabilités, surtout ceux qui ont des passeports diplomatiques. Je ne peux pas me rendre au Zimbabwe, tabasser quelqu'un et attendre que l'affaire disparaisse" External link

slateafrique Wednesday, August 16, 2017 12:52:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula declarou : "Não está detida, porque coopera e se apresentou à Polícia" External link

zh-clicrbs Tuesday, August 15, 2017 2:56:00 PM EAT



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sport minister9.15%EN10/30/201330/10/2013
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Fikile Mbalula said ( about Cyril Ramaphosa ) : “One of the priorities outlined by President Cyril Ramaphosa in his recent State of the Nation Address is to fix the commuter rail system, which the president acknowledged is vital to the economy. This plant is an important component towards achieving that priority,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, February 18, 2020 11:58:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “R1.4-billion is just for the corridor only, it’s for the Central Line. The capital projects spending is above that — way above that. The Central Line and Mabopane, we’re talking about the Central Line in Cape Town that has been shut down — R1.4-billion will be added to refurbish is what the president said” External link

dailymaverick Friday, February 14, 2020 4:15:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We call upon the criminal justice system to leave no stone unturned in ensuring that these criminals face the full might of the law by imposing the maximum penalty permissible in law” External link

dailymaverick Tuesday, February 11, 2020 5:45:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “This suspect whose employed at Prasa as a technician, we found that he’s been taking them to the factory where they were actually melting these copper cables and there is a foreign national and the link here is with Mozambique,” External link

eyewitness-news Monday, February 10, 2020 2:24:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “This is a house of crime,” External link

dailymaverick Monday, February 10, 2020 1:38:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “It’s not the only house in the republic,” “We know of others. And they work like zama-zamas. It’s an internal job. Technicians or security companies work with them” External link

dailymaverick Monday, February 10, 2020 1:38:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “While we mourn their passing, we must equally celebrate their lives. As we celebrate their great achievements as trailblazers, we must find inspiration in the knowledge that they were head and shoulders above their peers,” External link

sanews Thursday, February 6, 2020 5:25:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The reports and comments that surfaced thus far are misleading and clearly intended at distracting and undermining the independence and credibility of a very competent and capable investigation team while they are conducting this difficult task. I wish to assure the public and the aviation community that the investigation will not be compromised in anyway and that we owe it to the bereaved families and the public to establish the real facts on what might have led to this tragic accident,” External link

gov-za Friday, January 31, 2020 2:57:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “South Africa is ranked very highly in terms of air safety and security matters and complies with international standards; and enjoys the respect of the international community as a result of, among others, the diligent work carried out by the SACAA, and AIID. We acknowledge that this is the first time in our country that such an accident occurred, with an aircraft owned and operated by the SACAA, however that is no reason to doubt the independence and competency of the investigating unit that has done great work in the past. This aircraft accident will be no exception because we all want answers as to what was the cause of the accident,” External link

gov-za Friday, January 31, 2020 2:57:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Once again, I wish to express sincere condolences to the bereaved families, loved ones, aviation community and all South Africans for the passing of this talented and greatly experienced colleagues who possessed very rare and important skills that ensure that our airports comply with the set international safety standards. In the meantime, I call on all stakeholders to avoid any speculation and trust the investigation team to get to the bottom of what might have led to this tragedy,” External link

gov-za Friday, January 31, 2020 2:57:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Without transport, finished products will not be able to leave the factory floor to reach markets. Without transport, consumers will not be able to access retail outlets to buy the goods,” External link

sanews Thursday, January 30, 2020 5:27:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Without transport, finished products will not be able to leave the factory floor to reach markets. Without transport, consumers will not be able to access retail outlets to buy the goods,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, January 30, 2020 3:47:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Transport is undoubtedly the golden thread that binds all the elements of the economic value chain together. Without transport, workers will not be able to report for duty to engage in economic activity. Without transport, finished products will not be able to leave the factory floor to reach markets. Without transport, consumers will not be able to access retail outlets to buy the goods. This survey will enable us to know these patterns, informing our decisions and directing where policy interventions are supposed to be made. The NHTS will be a great information repository for the department and government to accelerate the delivery of transport services in South Africa,” External link

gov-za Thursday, January 30, 2020 2:15:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula says : “There will be no more cooldrink,” External link

businessday Thursday, January 30, 2020 6:25:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Six people, including the driver, passed away. One woman sustained serious injuries and several other passengers were slightly hurt. The deceased are all females,” External link

citizen Monday, January 27, 2020 7:55:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “My sincere condolences to the families and friends of the deceased. We wish to thank SACAA for their swift response to this tragedy and we offer our support in their endeavours to get to the bottom of what transpired,” External link

iol Saturday, January 25, 2020 1:05:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “My sincere condolences to the families and friends of the deceased. We wish to thank Sacaa for their swift response to this tragedy and we offer our support in their endeavours to get to the bottom of what transpired,” External link

citizen Friday, January 24, 2020 8:17:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The fact that minibuses have contributed to less than 10% of the fatal crashes confirms the success of Operation Hlokomela, which is an initiative of the taxi industry and again shows that law enforcement operations focusing on public transport are bearing fruit,” External link

citizen Friday, January 24, 2020 12:36:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We have adopted zero tolerance to fraud, corruption, drunken driving and speeding, and the results speak for themselves,” “Three vehicle testing stations in Limpopo were shut down as a result of anti-corruption investigations undertaken to eliminate the fraudulent issuing of vehicle roadworthy certificates” External link

citizen Friday, January 24, 2020 12:36:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The carnage on our roads remains unacceptably high. The number of people who lose life and limb on our roads is alarming and the [annual] cost to the economy is in excess of R168bn,” External link

businessday Thursday, January 23, 2020 7:49:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “This resulted in a 10% reduction in the number of fatalities, from in 1 789 fatalities in 2018/19 to 1 617 fatalities in the 2019/2020 festive season,” External link

sanews Thursday, January 23, 2020 4:55:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Our analysis further demonstrates that the main causes of fatal crashes over this period were pedestrians, single vehicle overturning, hit and run and head-on collisions. The majority of road users, who died on the roads, were pedestrians (40%), passengers (34%), drivers (25%) and cyclists (1%),” External link

sanews Thursday, January 23, 2020 4:55:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The fact that minibuses contributed less than 10% to fatal crashes confirms the success of Operation Hlokomela, which is an initiative of the taxi industry. It again shows that law enforcement operations focused on the public transport sector are bearing fruit,” External link

sanews Thursday, January 23, 2020 4:55:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We must equally take firm and decisive action to improve the performance of your respective entities through better governance, by ensuring the appointment of skilled staff and board members with the requisite skills, while guarding against improper interference, particularly in allocation of tenders and appointment of staff,” External link

sanews Wednesday, January 22, 2020 4:57:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We must equally take firm and decisive action to improve the performance of your respective entities through better governance, by ensuring the appointment of skilled staff and board members with the requisite skills, while guarding against improper interference, particularly in allocation of tenders and appointment of staff,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, January 22, 2020 2:58:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We are dealing with a broken organisation, struggling to provide an efficient and committed passenger rail service,” External link

businessday Wednesday, January 15, 2020 8:17:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The six women and one man who died in that collision were among 22 people travelling in a Toyota Quantum. While investigations into the cause of the crash are yet to conclude, initial reports suggest the taxi driver lost control of the vehicle causing it to roll down an embankment,” External link

citizen Friday, January 3, 2020 7:29:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "While investigations into the cause of the crash are yet to conclude, initial reports suggest the taxi driver lost control of the vehicle, causing it to roll down an embankment," External link

iol Friday, January 3, 2020 5:44:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “However, we remain concerned about the high number of people who continue to drive under the influence of alcohol,” External link

sanews Tuesday, December 24, 2019 12:28:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “However, the number of traffic fines issued is less than those issued over the same period during the previous festive season by 101 595. This is an indication of improving compliance with the rules of the road by many motorists. I must hasten to add that this is no cause to celebrate because every transgression is a potential fatality,” External link

sanews Tuesday, December 24, 2019 12:28:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "Trailers going to Zimbabwe are heavily overloaded and not roadworthy. " External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, December 24, 2019 12:18:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "The majority of those who died were pedestrians, at 39 percent, followed by passengers, at 34 percent, drivers, at 26 percent, and cyclists, at 1 percent," External link

xinhuanet_en Monday, December 23, 2019 11:59:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “All those vehicles are being impounded,” External link

thezimbabwemail Thursday, December 19, 2019 4:53:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “An accomplished manager and administrator with demonstrable achievements on previous portfolios, I am certain that Mpofu will steer ACSA to greater heights,” External link

sanews Wednesday, December 18, 2019 4:58:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said ( about Director General ) : “I welcome the new Managing Director aboard ACSA and I assure her of our full support from the Department of Transport,” External link

sanews Wednesday, December 18, 2019 4:58:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “This coming week and next week, the number of people going home on the road is going to increase and equally the work is going to increase to ensure people arrive alive,” External link

the-star Wednesday, December 18, 2019 1:57:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We are seeing signs of progress. We are not where we would like to be just yet but by the looks of things, we are certainly on the right track,” External link

sanews Wednesday, December 18, 2019 1:38:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We are seeing signs of progress. We are not where we would like to be just yet but by the looks of things, we are certainly on the right track,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, December 18, 2019 12:14:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “ensure that a favourable environment for broad-based BEE to flourish exists” External link

hellenicshippingnews Tuesday, December 17, 2019 1:47:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Education and information is a key factor that enables individuals to know how to enter the transport sector,” External link

hellenicshippingnews Tuesday, December 17, 2019 1:47:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “ensure that a favourable environment for broad-based BEE to flourish exists” External link

businessday Monday, December 16, 2019 3:18:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Education and information is a key factor that enables individuals to know how to enter the transport sector,” External link

businessday Monday, December 16, 2019 3:18:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “While our traffic law enforcement activities will intensify, we must equally inculcate a culture of responsible behaviour by road users,” External link

citizen Friday, December 13, 2019 10:43:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula added : “We will move with speed in ensuring that we achieve the goal of making traffic policing a 24/7 activity. While the processes are under way to formalise this, we are mobilising the necessary resources to ensure that the provincial and municipal authorities can achieve round the clock visibility through creative means,” External link

citizen Friday, December 13, 2019 10:43:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The urgency of addressing Prasa’s turn-around cannot be overemphasized, and tangible results that people can see must be realized in the shortest possible time,” External link

news-yahoo Monday, December 9, 2019 8:46:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The administrator will run the affairs of Prasa as a de facto Board of Control as envisaged in the Prasa founding law and as an Accounting Authority in terms of the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA),” External link

sanews Monday, December 9, 2019 4:56:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Over the last few weeks, we have conducted a review on the performance of the board ... Based on this report and other considerations, we concluded that Prasa has deep-rooted challenges that require decisive interventions,” External link

businessday Monday, December 9, 2019 4:24:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The administrator will run the affairs of Prasa as a de facto Board of Control as envisaged in the Prasa founding law and as an Accounting Authority in terms of the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA),” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, December 9, 2019 2:02:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “This means that in 99.6% of all the cases on the court roll, the RAF settled out of court. In addition to the settlement, the institution also had to pay the legal costs of the complainants, which amounted to R6.3 billion. This is an area the incoming board will have to pay serious attention to,” External link

citizen Friday, December 6, 2019 1:18:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “In addition to the settlement, the institution also had to pay the legal costs of the complainants which amounted to R6.3 billion. This is an area the incoming board will have to pay serious attention to,” External link

sanews Thursday, December 5, 2019 6:59:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “This board assumes office immediately and I have appointed Adv Galetlane Rasethaba as its Chairperson,” External link

sanews Thursday, December 5, 2019 6:59:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We also acknowledge the well-co-ordinated intervention of the Gauteng provincial government and echo its sentiments that violence must never be tolerated. We call for a cessation of hostilities and an amicable resolution of all taxi-related disputes,” External link

citizen Tuesday, December 3, 2019 11:11:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We also acknowledge the well-coordinated intervention of the Gauteng Provincial Government and echo their sentiments that violence must never be tolerated. We call for a cessation of hostilities and an amicable resolution of all taxi related disputes,” External link

sanews Tuesday, December 3, 2019 3:13:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula wrote ( about George Lebese ) : “Sad for this young man really sad I wish I could help, I personally hate to see talent go to waste he deserve a second chance in life I wish him luck…God speed. All humans are infallible no one is perfect George Lebese goodluck (sic),” External link

citizen Monday, December 2, 2019 6:00:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula replied : “Madikizela knows that my door is open” External link

dailymaverick Friday, November 29, 2019 5:51:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula charged : “Does he [Judge Hlophe] know how to run trains? He must ask himself that particular question before he makes himself a Mickey Mouse and turns our courts into something that must not be respected,” “Our courts must be respected … including the people who run those particular courts” External link

citizen Friday, November 29, 2019 12:44:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We’ve seen them … in their kortbroekies [shorts] on CCTV footage,” External link

citizen Friday, November 29, 2019 12:44:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "Our law enforcement officers are expected to carry their duties professionally within the ambits of our laws, Section 3A subsection 7 of the National Road Traffic Act provides for traffic officer to be identifiable," External link

iol Wednesday, November 27, 2019 3:55:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "Over the next few days, I will launch our Festive Season Road Safety programme. This programme falls within our 365 Road Safety campaign. Through this, we will be conducting law enforcement operations as well as road safety education and awareness throughout the country," External link

iol Wednesday, November 27, 2019 3:55:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "Likewise, when a member of the public is stopped by traffic officers, they are obliged to give their names and addresses when requested," "There are many law enforcement officers who do their jobs diligently with professionalism and dedication. It is these officers who keep our roads safe and ensure we arrive alive at our homes and places of work" External link

iol Wednesday, November 27, 2019 3:55:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Over the next few days I will launch our Festive Season Road Safety programme. This programme falls within our 365 Road Safety campaign. Through this, we will be conducting law enforcement operations as well as road safety education and awareness throughout the country. Section 3A subsection 7 of the National Road Traffic Act provides for traffic officer to be identifiable. Our law enforcement officers are expected to carry their duties professionally within the ambits of our laws,” External link

gov-za Wednesday, November 27, 2019 2:18:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “I have stated that this is a mess,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, November 21, 2019 3:34:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “People cannot simply be spectators when infrastructure development is being rolled out in their communities and not benefit therefrom. It is for this very reason that local procurement and participation are part of government’s policies aimed at empowering the historically disadvantaged,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, November 15, 2019 2:28:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The hub will ensure that infrastructure is available to ensure that vehicles on our roads are roadworthy and that drivers are licensed. Working with the city and the province, we will ensure that we clamp down on corruption, and will throw the book at those who violate the law and act in a corrupt manner,” External link

sanews Monday, November 11, 2019 5:35:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said ( about Arrive Alive ) : "As the festive season approaches, the revamped Arrive Alive campaign and increased law enforcement efforts are among the road safety initiatives that will be utilized to deal with the road carnage," External link

iol Tuesday, November 5, 2019 1:33:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Our commitment to improving the lives of our people through an efficient, reliable and safe passenger rail service has never been greater,” External link

citizen Monday, November 4, 2019 8:14:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “When we launched the Prasa war room ... we made a firm commitment that this intervention must result in good customer experience for citizens who use Prasa services every day‚” External link

businessday Monday, November 4, 2019 4:13:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We’ll take into consideration some of the suggestions Cabinet mandated us to look at,” External link

citizen Friday, November 1, 2019 9:25:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “A strong technology rollout is underway, in the form of CCTV, and other surveillance equipment. These are aimed to act as force multipliers to assist in areas where physical security cannot reach” External link

citizen Friday, October 25, 2019 6:10:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “It is against this backdrop that the Civil Aviation Authority engaged the affected airlines to solicit assurance that the rest of the fleet did not display the same deficiencies,” External link

citizen Friday, October 25, 2019 1:28:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Our country also recorded 100% in the sub-field of aviation medicine. South Africa is currently number 39 globally and number two in Africa,” External link

sanews Thursday, October 24, 2019 4:43:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : ”The SACAA is in the process of processing the evidence submitted by all the airlines to determine whether it is safe for the airlines to operate the aircraft,” External link

sanews Thursday, October 24, 2019 4:43:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We have been briefed by the SACAA that as a consequence of the sampling of a few aircraft, these were subsequently issued with a prohibition order, meaning that these could not operate until they had addressed the non-compliances,” External link

sanews Wednesday, October 23, 2019 1:33:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We are not in a state of crisis,” External link

businessday Tuesday, October 22, 2019 8:16:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Protests are welcome but the destruction of infrastructure or economic sabotage is intolerable,” External link

citizen Friday, October 11, 2019 11:20:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula warns : “We will not resolve conflict by killing each other” External link

gov-za Friday, October 11, 2019 4:23:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We must begin to talk to each other and not passed each other. The taxi industry is growing and as it grows so does its challenges. We will not resolve conflict by killing each other” External link

gov-za Friday, October 11, 2019 4:23:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “This is a complex and sensitive matter of national importance. It should not be subjected to mechanical procedures and timetables. All ideas and options must be considered for the best possible solution,” External link

citizen Friday, October 11, 2019 12:57:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “which was late in terms of submission” External link

businessday Tuesday, October 8, 2019 9:33:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We continue to provide assistance to our fellow brothers and sisters in all areas of civil aviation within our capability. In shaping the new world order in aviation, skills development must be at the centre of our agenda,” External link

sanews Thursday, September 26, 2019 2:57:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We continue to provide assistance to our fellow brothers and sisters in all areas of civil aviation within our capability. In shaping the new world order in aviation, skills development must be at the centre of our agenda,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, September 26, 2019 1:45:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We are engaging with all traffic authorities in the country and traffic officers through relevant channels to ensure that the implementation of this intervention does not negatively affect conditions of service of our officers,” External link

the-star Wednesday, September 25, 2019 2:19:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We are engaging with all traffic authorities in the country and traffic officers through relevant channels to ensure that the implementation of this intervention does not negatively affect conditions of service of our officers,” External link

iol Wednesday, September 25, 2019 1:53:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The roll-out of the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences is not just about a more efficient way of adjudicating road traffic offences, but about creating effective incentives to change road user behaviour,” External link

iol Wednesday, September 25, 2019 12:22:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The Department of Transport has taken tangible steps towards curbing the carnage. The roll-out of the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (Aarto) is not just about a more efficient way of adjudicating road traffic offences, but also about creating effective incentives to change road user behaviour,” External link

iol Wednesday, September 25, 2019 9:41:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The rollout of the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (AARTO) is not just about a more efficient way of adjudicating road traffic offences, but also about creating effective incentives to change road user behaviour,” External link

sanews Monday, September 23, 2019 8:01:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The rollout of the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (AARTO) is not just about a more efficient way of adjudicating road traffic offences, but also about creating effective incentives to change road user behaviour,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, September 23, 2019 6:35:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The ANC retained all its wards and the results confirm the disintegration of the DA, who also lost more than 15% support in two wards they retained. "Voters continue to see the ANC as the only trusted vehicle that will transform their lives. As the ANC, we do not take this confidence for granted. "We are determined to redouble our efforts in our quest to expand access to a better life for all,” External link

iol Friday, September 20, 2019 8:50:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The ANC retained all its wards and the results confirm the disintegration of the DA, who also lost more than 15% support in two wards they retained. "Voters continue to see the ANC as the only trusted vehicle that will transform their lives. As the ANC, we do not take this confidence for granted. "We are determined to redouble our efforts in our quest to expand access to a better life for all,” External link

iol Friday, September 20, 2019 8:50:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Empowering women and a girl child is an imperative we must all embrace and support. Our educational and skills interventions must be deliberately biased towards women,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, September 17, 2019 12:31:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Notwithstanding the structures, initiatives and programs in place, there is a continuous demand of technical assistance and capacity building from IMO Member States. As a collective responsibility in ensuring that there is no country that is left behind,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, September 17, 2019 12:31:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "stopped to assist a motorist whose vehicle had overturned on the N1 at Maubane ... the deputy minister, her security detail, emergency medical services personnel and Bakwena security group personnel were in the process of assisting the motorist when a flatbed truck crashed into the scene," External link

allafrica Saturday, September 14, 2019 2:10:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "South Africa has lost a diligent and dedicated servant of the people. Just as she lived, Hlongwa died helping others," External link

allafrica Saturday, September 14, 2019 2:10:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “As a country, we cannot ignore the plethora of prospects in maritime. Working with the over 170 International Maritime Organisation (IMO) member states, our goals will be attained,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, September 11, 2019 2:32:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said ( about Traffic Department ) : “With regard to fraud and corruption, law enforcement officials from the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC), the Fraud and Corruption Unit in the department and Hawks operations, which arrests officials for selling driving licences at DLTC, will be intensified,” External link

sanews Friday, September 6, 2019 5:31:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We listened to both stakeholders and committed to give them feedback from our engagement processes and we will no doubt engage with the information they placed at our disposal. These engagements are a firm expression of our commitment of our resolve to finding common ground in addressing the challenge of funding road infrastructure while we advance measures to grow our economy,” External link

sanews Thursday, August 29, 2019 10:37:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "To mourn during a month where we are supposed to celebrate her kind, Dr Thandi Ndlovu’s contribution to the country is immeasurable, she will be sorely missed. Three other people also lost their lives in the crash. Our thoughts and prayers are with all their loved ones," External link

eyewitness-news Monday, August 26, 2019 9:37:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “In repackaging the scrapping administration, we have ensured that the taxi industry directly benefits from this process,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, August 23, 2019 4:25:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “While the industry committed to formalise its operations and subject itself to regulation, government committed to a package of economic assistance interventions. It is for that reason that the Taxi Recapitalisation Programme remains the flagship of successive ANC administrations and a demonstration of our commitment to uplifting the taxi industry,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, August 23, 2019 4:25:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “In repackaging the scrapping administration, we have ensured that the taxi industry directly benefits from this process,” External link

sanews Friday, August 23, 2019 3:59:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “While the industry committed to formalise its operations and subject itself to regulation, government committed to a package of economic assistance interventions. It is for that reason that the Taxi Recapitalisation Programme remains the flagship of successive ANC administrations and a demonstration of our commitment to uplifting the taxi industry,” External link

sanews Friday, August 23, 2019 3:59:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The Railway Safety Regulator is an agency of the Department of Transport whose mandate is to develop and enforce a robust railway safety management system for the country,” External link

sanews Thursday, August 15, 2019 4:11:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The Railway Safety Regulator is an agency of the Department of Transport whose mandate is to develop and enforce a robust railway safety management system for the country,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, August 15, 2019 3:01:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “I want an army of security in the trains,” External link

dailymaverick Sunday, August 11, 2019 6:44:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said ( about Blade Nzimande ) : “We are building on what previous minister Blade Nzimande had done. We are bringing innovations and want change which we know will come after a while,” External link

dailymaverick Sunday, August 11, 2019 6:44:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Our energies have been drained by the corruption and infighting that was happening here, but the work goes on regardless,” External link

dailymaverick Sunday, August 11, 2019 6:44:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “This war-room is a physical space that will enable those deployed to make rapid decisions based on the information they gather from the operations on the ground, on an hour by hour basis. The screens reflect metrics that the technical team will utilise to track and measure performance daily” External link

dailymaverick Sunday, August 11, 2019 6:44:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula added : “Scrapping e-tolls is on the table. We want to ensure that the transport recovery plan achieves the desired results,” External link

dailymaverick Sunday, August 11, 2019 6:44:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said ( about error ) : “As a build-up to this launch, this morning we visited the signal cabin in Germiston, which embodies the challenges Prasa faces in controlling train movement using outdated technology, prone to human error due to the chronic cable theft that affects the daily movement of trains,” External link

citizen Friday, August 9, 2019 7:54:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : ”On a daily basis, the team will start the day with an assessment of the previous day’s performance and identify issues that hamper performance and make decisions on how to resolve these,” External link

citizen Friday, August 9, 2019 7:54:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “This War Room is about the people and a key measure in delivering on our commitment to improve our public transport system,” External link

sanews Friday, August 9, 2019 12:26:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “This War Room is about the people and a key measure in delivering on our commitment to improve our public transport system,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, August 9, 2019 9:42:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The city is not only the administrative capital of the country, but also a critical economic hub. A shutdown of this nature not only undermines the rights of other road users to access their places of work or centres of economic activity, but has the potential to deal a severe blow to an economy which can ill afford disruptions. It must not be allowed to continue,” External link

citizen Monday, July 29, 2019 10:18:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The NTI is a State-owned company and our responsibility is to ensure that it is able to provide quality service wherever it operates and that the jobs of its employees are not under threat as a result of these interventions,” External link

sanews Friday, July 26, 2019 2:00:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The NTI is a State-owned company and our responsibility is to ensure that it is able to provide quality service wherever it operates and that the jobs of its employees are not under threat as a result of these interventions,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, July 26, 2019 12:32:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “This exercise must lead to direct in-sourcing of at least 80% of security personnel by PRASA. These security officers must receive their basic training from SAPS [South African Police Service], and I have discussed this with Minister Cele,” External link

sanews Thursday, July 25, 2019 2:13:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “This exercise must lead to direct in-sourcing of at least 80% of security personnel by PRASA. These security officers must receive their basic training from SAPS [South African Police Service], and I have discussed this with Minister Cele,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, July 25, 2019 1:38:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “This policy must be produced as a matter of urgency. This exercise must lead to direct insourcing of at least 80 percent of security personnel by Prasa,” External link

citizen Wednesday, July 24, 2019 8:00:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "An immediate priority is the urgent implementation of interventions aimed at addressing challenges at Prasa (Passenger Rail Agency of SA)," External link

businessday Wednesday, July 24, 2019 7:34:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "This entails urgently creating capacity for Prasa to manage capital projects and spend its capital budget to achieve effective sequencing of critical infrastructure that will enable the deployment of the new trains in targeted corridors," External link

businessday Wednesday, July 24, 2019 7:34:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "This policy must be produced as a matter of urgency. This exercise must lead to direct insourcing of at least 80 percent of security personnel by Prasa," External link

iol Wednesday, July 24, 2019 6:31:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We will also ensure that the HNS Protocol is fully implemented in South Africa once it comes into force. We believe that this liability and compensation instrument is of critical importance to compensate victims of incidents,” External link

iol Tuesday, July 16, 2019 7:53:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "If, in South Africa, competition for employment in the trucking business could generate violence amongst the people, what would the squeeze by driverless trucks do? " External link

news24 Tuesday, July 9, 2019 10:08:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "This certainly calls for the strengthening of government’s contribution to the work of the SATC," External link

news24 Tuesday, July 9, 2019 10:08:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula told : “Specific targets that must be realised in the next hundred days include improving on-time performance of Metrorail from 73.3 percent to 85 percent,” External link

citizen Tuesday, July 9, 2019 9:11:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula told : "Specific targets that must be realised in the next hundred days include improving on-time performance of Metrorail from 73.3% to 85%," External link

iol Tuesday, July 9, 2019 8:51:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The large-scale combustion of fossil fuels also contributes to the change in the composition of the earth's atmosphere. The result is a general process of global warming and if it continues unattended, will lead to significant changes in rainfall patterns and frequent, extreme weather events,” External link

sanews Tuesday, July 9, 2019 11:15:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The pace at which Industry 4.0 innovation-breakthroughs are occurring is unprecedented and foreseen to grow faster, and so is the diffusion worldwide. The speed of diffusion compels companies and governments to change from the ‘business as usual’ way of doing things,” External link

sanews Tuesday, July 9, 2019 11:15:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "Digital technologies are becoming more sophisticated as well as integrated ... major breakthroughs are being realised in advanced robotics, artificial intelligence, genetic engineering, etc," External link

businessday Monday, July 8, 2019 11:51:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "The pace of breakthroughs in the industry is unprecedented. My concern is we must not be regulated to catch up, we must be part of the innovators," External link

businessday Monday, July 8, 2019 11:51:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The day you get a minister of finance who agrees to everything [is the day] this country will go down,” External link

businessday Monday, July 8, 2019 7:12:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “In August, we are closing this matter, we will take it to the president,” External link

citizen Monday, July 8, 2019 8:37:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula told : “We, as government, we want road safety to be maintained 24/7 – not only during Easter or Christmas. We want our police and law enforcement to be all out. We are giving you a taste of what is to come,” External link

citizen Sunday, July 7, 2019 7:07:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Over and above that, we also need to deal with the question of how we use information technology in law enforcement on our roads to enable the police to maintain law and order and thereby decrease fatalities,” External link

citizen Sunday, July 7, 2019 7:07:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We activated [the operation] for KZN using the hashtag #LiveBeyondJuly to ensure that we deal with lawlessness on our roads and the fact that people were coming here in their numbers,” External link

citizen Sunday, July 7, 2019 7:07:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula told : “We, as government, we want road safety to be maintained 24/7 – not only during Easter or Christmas. We want our police and law enforcement to be all out. We are giving you a taste of what is to come,” External link

iol Sunday, July 7, 2019 2:19:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We activated [the operation] for KZN using the hashtag #LiveBeyondJuly to ensure that we deal with lawlessness on our roads and the fact that people were coming here in their numbers,” External link

iol Sunday, July 7, 2019 2:19:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula told ( about Kwazulu Natal ) : “This weekend many of our people will be descending to KwaZulu-Natal in what is well known and called the July Handicap. When you wear that badge, wear it with a responsibility to maintain law and order and maintain the authority of the state in ensuring that these roads are safe,” External link

iol Friday, July 5, 2019 7:58:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said ( about Kwazulu Natal ) : “This weekend many of our people will be descending to KwaZulu-Natal in what is well known and called the July Handicap. When you wear that badge, wear it with a responsibility to maintain law and order and maintain the authority of the state in ensuring that these roads are safe,” External link

iol Friday, July 5, 2019 11:18:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Dj Fresh hope all will come to pass and you go back to work. You have my support my man,” External link

citizen Thursday, July 4, 2019 12:00:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “I’m here to fix things” External link

dailymaverick Tuesday, June 25, 2019 9:57:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Fraud and corruption has to be addressed as a major priority and the Department of Transport is taking the lead,” External link

iol Saturday, June 8, 2019 3:37:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “That’s what I said, I didn’t say Cyril led the campaign alone. He was not responding to Mbalula, he was responding to the figment of his imagination, not me. He thought that I said Ramaphosa alone led the campaign, I didn’t say that, I said he was a game changer because he was an important piece of the campaign,” External link

businessday Thursday, June 6, 2019 12:43:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Now we are above 50%. They said we won’t constitute a government. That’s why (other) political parties constructed a narrative that they are going to be future governments,” “There was mushrooming of political parties who believed that they can crunch numbers together and push the ANC into a coalition government. All of that has failed. We’ve got a majority to govern this country” External link

businessday Thursday, June 6, 2019 12:43:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Behind the scene, why has this not been fixed? Who is in charge? We need to attend to this,” External link

eyewitness-news Thursday, June 6, 2019 12:06:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The report further notes that the signaling system between the Eerstefabrieke and Pienaarspoort stations has not been functional for approximately two years. This is a matter of serious concern due to the heightened risk of manual authorization,” External link

sanews Thursday, June 6, 2019 11:51:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “This is a matter of serious concern due to the heightened risk of manual authorisation,” External link

citizen Thursday, June 6, 2019 9:56:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “This is a matter of serious concern due to the heightened risk of manual authorisation,” External link

citizen Wednesday, June 5, 2019 11:45:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "This is a matter of serious concern due to the heightened risk of manual authorisation," External link

iol Wednesday, June 5, 2019 10:10:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said ( about Team ) : “Everyone at the Team South Africa house is truly motivated by the wins of the three. They have truly injected a dose of motivation to the other athletes. With this kind of fire we will be at the podium again,” External link

thenewage Thursday, May 16, 2019 11:09:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula says ( about Julius Malema ) : “death by the guessing games of Malema. Let me keep quiet before he threatens to leak my nudes” External link

citizen Tuesday, May 14, 2019 4:59:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said ( about Cyril Ramaphosa ) : “Don’t be allergic about Ramaphosa. He is your president,” External link

citizen Monday, May 13, 2019 8:12:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said ( about Cyril Ramaphosa ) : "We came from zero and now we are where we are and we know to get 10 million is not child's play. It is hard work by this leadership, led by President Ramaphosa, who became a game changer in this election," External link

BBCMonitoring Monday, May 13, 2019 6:01:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "This was a wall to wall campaign. We came form zero and to get to where we are you know 10 million is not child’s play," External link

news24 Saturday, May 11, 2019 8:22:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “That is why the opposition parties began to construct a narrative that they would form the future government. Now we have thrashed them,” External link

citizen Saturday, May 11, 2019 8:52:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “That’s what I said, I didn’t say Cyril led the campaign alone. He was not responding to Mbalula, he was responding to the figment of his imagination, not me. He thought that I said Ramaphosa alone led the campaign, I didn’t say that, I said he was a game changer because he was an important piece of the campaign,” External link

businessday Friday, May 10, 2019 9:52:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Now we are above 50%. They said we won’t constitute a government. That’s why (other) political parties constructed a narrative that they are going to be future governments,” “There was mushrooming of political parties who believed that they can crunch numbers together and push the ANC into a coalition government. All of that has failed. We’ve got a majority to govern this country” External link

businessday Friday, May 10, 2019 9:52:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The ANC is determined to consolidate its unity,” “If we don’t do that, because even our own internal polling tells us that if we don’t look at the ANC’s unity and we are concerned about ourselves and our squabbles, our people walk away and turn off. We can’t let them down, we just need to stick to what is right and what needs to be done” External link

citizen Friday, May 10, 2019 2:16:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula told : "So if Manyi wants us to re-run elections, does he think he will get a different thing that will actually give him an edge in probably winning these elections?" External link

news24 Friday, May 10, 2019 12:44:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "The media never gave us a chance. We have never entertained such negativity. We have been focused. It is a headline that is designed to tarnish our imagine and drown our campaign," External link

news24 Sunday, May 5, 2019 7:31:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "The media never gave us a chance. We have never entertained such negativity. We have been focused. It is a headline that is designed to tarnish our imagine and drown our campaign," External link

news24 Sunday, May 5, 2019 11:46:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “iCrush kaMama wakho [ Your mother’s crush], Fleek Flikizela dripping sauce. Show this to your mother – watch her as she destabilises to an inability to can,” External link

zimeye Sunday, April 28, 2019 11:46:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula insiste : "Nous faisons maintenant ce qui est nécessaire pour que nos commissariats soient fonctionnels et pour que les policiers aident les victimes avec les moyens à leur disposition" "Les agresseurs doivent savoir que leurs actes auront des conséquences" External link

libe Thursday, September 7, 2017 10:03:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula insiste : "Nous faisons maintenant ce qui est nécessaire pour que nos commissariats soient fonctionnels et pour que les policiers aident les victimes avec les moyens à leur disposition" "Les agresseurs doivent savoir que leurs actes auront des conséquences" External link

slateafrique Thursday, September 7, 2017 6:41:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula déclaré : "les citoyens étrangers doivent comprendre qu'ils ont des responsabilités, surtout ceux qui ont des passeports diplomatiques. Je ne peux pas me rendre au Zimbabwe, tabasser quelqu'un et attendre que l'affaire disparaisse" External link

slateafrique Wednesday, August 16, 2017 12:52:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula declarou : "Não está detida, porque coopera e se apresentou à Polícia" External link

zh-clicrbs Tuesday, August 15, 2017 2:56:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
sports minister51.83%EN12/02/201302/12/2013
minister8.54%NL11/11/201311/11/2013
minister8.54%EN11/11/201311/11/2013
sport minister9.15%EN10/30/201330/10/2013
minister of sport1.83%EN08/21/201321/08/2013
deputy1.83%EN12/18/201218/12/2012
ministro0.61%IT02/11/201011/02/2010
president17.68%EN01/14/200714/01/2007
Names Lang Count
Fikile MbalulaEN33.47%
Fikile MbalulaAF16.63%
Fikile MbalulaEU16.63%
Fikile MbalulaFR16.63%
Fikile MbalulaPT16.63%
Fikile MbaluluEN0.00%


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