Fikile Mbalula

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Fikile Mbalula said : “The court did not pronounce on any other matter besides the appointment – all decisions remain valid unless set aside by the court” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, November 25, 2020 3:41:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The previous security arrangement was based on a 100% outsourcing model and placed reliance on private security firms. Notwithstanding the huge cost, that intervention was clearly not realising the desired outcomes,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, November 4, 2020 11:16:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “These will be complemented by the walling of corridors, with the Mabopane corridor in Gauteng and the Central Line in Cape Town already at procurement phase,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, November 4, 2020 11:16:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The torching of trains, theft of signalling cable, theft of track, damage to stations and theft of equipment do not only cripple the service intended for the poor, but creates an untenable situation where the taxpayer is expected to foot the bill for replacing such stolen and damaged infrastructure,” External link

citizen Wednesday, November 4, 2020 4:31:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “I want to admit that Prasa has been ravaged, has been run down, has been a mess” External link

citizen Wednesday, November 4, 2020 4:31:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "The torching of trains, theft of signalling cable, theft of track, damage to stations and theft of equipment do not only cripple the service intended for the poor, but creates an untenable situation where the taxpayer is expected to foot the bill for replacing such stolen and damaged infrastructure," External link

news24 Tuesday, November 3, 2020 10:31:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "I want to admit that Prasa has been ravaged, has been run down, has been a mess" External link

news24 Tuesday, November 3, 2020 10:31:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Your declaration that violence, in all its manifestations, including gender-based violence and the violation of the rights of members of the LGBTIA+ community, has no place in the industry is welcomed,” External link

citizen Sunday, November 1, 2020 1:55:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “sectoral determination for the taxi industry and ensuring compliance with the country’s labour laws is a welcome development, worthy of celebrating” External link

citizen Sunday, November 1, 2020 1:55:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "Your declaration that violence, in all its manifestations, including gender-based violence and the violation of the rights of members of the LGBTIA+ community, has no place in the industry is welcomed," External link

news24 Saturday, October 31, 2020 11:17:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "sectoral determination for the taxi industry and ensuring compliance with the country’s labour laws is a welcome development, worthy of celebrating" External link

news24 Saturday, October 31, 2020 11:17:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “It’s now or never. We’ve got to make it happen. We must agree on subsidisation,” External link

businessday Thursday, October 29, 2020 7:28:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We should deliver a pact that will enjoin us to take decisive steps in turning around the fortunes of this industry,” External link

citizen Thursday, October 29, 2020 5:13:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We made an undertaking that through this October Transport Month, we will travel through the length and breadth of this country to monitor service delivery of road infrastructure, showcasing our achievements and intervening where challenges persist. Central to its vision, the NDP emphasises the critical importance of investing in infrastructure for the creation of jobs,” “This could not be more urgent as we respond by to the economic downturn presented to us by the Covid-19 global pandemic. In our plans, we are investing billions through Sanral, commissioning new projects, upgrades and maintenance of our roads network” External link

mg Friday, October 23, 2020 11:55:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The taxi industry must demonstrate what the democratic dispensation has done for the black industry and for black people, and the poorest of the poor, the commuters and all of that. Government can’t turn a blind eye from the industry and look away with all its problems,” External link

eyewitness-news Sunday, October 18, 2020 8:04:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said ( about Carl Niehaus ) : “They run amok organising marches threatening the rule of law. Suspected criminals Kebby and Karl Niehaus” External link

iol Saturday, October 17, 2020 12:03:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Kebby Maphatsoe ran away from the camps that is why he's got one hand, He lost his hand from cowardice not in a fight against apartheid. Coward” External link

iol Saturday, October 17, 2020 12:03:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The centre brings with it improved efficiencies in the management of rail transport for the benefit of commuters, the community and the economy of the City of Cape Town and the province as a whole,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, October 16, 2020 10:10:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “As we make strides towards an industry that is truly empowered, we have made a firm commitment as government that such empowerment includes participation of the industry in the subsidy scheme,” External link

sanews Thursday, October 15, 2020 5:01:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Ours is to build out of the taxi industry the best model of black economic empowerment this country has ever seen. This is a sunrise industry on the cusp of an economic revolution. Its future is long and bright and has many opportunities that places it on the path to unprecedented prosperity,” External link

sanews Thursday, October 15, 2020 5:01:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “They are mine, Mr Fear F*k*l,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, October 15, 2020 2:50:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We made an undertaking that through this October Transport Month, we will travel through the length and breadth of this country to monitor service delivery of road infrastructure, showcasing our achievements and intervening where challenges persist,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, October 14, 2020 12:45:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Central to its vision, the NDP emphasises the critical importance of investing in infrastructure in the creation of jobs, particularly for women and young people,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, October 14, 2020 12:45:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “It is for these reasons that the Department of Transport, through its Labour Intensive Rural Roads Programme, purposely invests in rural communities,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, October 14, 2020 12:45:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Prasa was your milking cow, I have closed the taps that is my sin you used to do as (you) wished with fake security companies,” External link

iol Tuesday, October 13, 2020 9:22:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “They organise tired self-defence units and they call themselves MK with old Gupta-sponsored camouflage uniform even worn out,” External link

iol Tuesday, October 13, 2020 9:22:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Prasa was your milking cow, I have closed the taps that is my sin you used to do as (you) wished with fake security companies,” External link

the-star Tuesday, October 13, 2020 8:50:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “They organise tired self-defence units and they call themselves MK with old Gupta-sponsored camouflage uniform even worn out,” External link

the-star Tuesday, October 13, 2020 8:50:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The Cape High Court set a deadline for the minister to appoint a board of control at Prasa within 60 days… the minister intends to meet this deadline,” External link

dailymaverick Tuesday, October 13, 2020 4:13:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "They organise tired self defence units and they call themselves MK with old Gupta sponsored camouflage uniform its even warn out" External link

news24 Monday, October 12, 2020 2:54:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Under the theme ‘together shaping the future of transport’, we aim to raise awareness of the important role of transport in the economy,” “We want to invite civil society and the corporate sector’s participation in providing a safer, more affordable transport system for the country” External link

citizen Wednesday, October 7, 2020 5:10:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The courts have ruled on the matter of his appointment and we have accepted their ruling and have since moved on. It is rather disingenuous for anyone to suggest that Mpondo’s appointment was shrouded in a veil of secrecy,” External link

news24 Sunday, October 4, 2020 8:25:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula concluded : “Drawing parallels between the two is absurd and is rejected with the contempt it deserves,” External link

news24 Sunday, October 4, 2020 8:25:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “With Covid-19, before you depart from your hometown, whichever country you are from, you must know the package of our laws,” External link

iol Friday, October 2, 2020 8:44:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "We don't expect an airline to allow people to board who are not compliant with South African laws. With Covid-19, before you depart from your hometown, whichever country you are from, you must know the package of our laws," External link

iol Friday, October 2, 2020 1:40:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The backlog in our road infrastructure remains a source of concern,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, October 2, 2020 7:22:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “In our quest to create opportunities for black businesses to grow and prosper, contracts to the value of R41.6 million were awarded to 16 local businesses for the provision of plant and materials to the project,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, October 2, 2020 7:22:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “These upgrades will include the widening of the N2 and N3 carriageways, with four or five lanes in each direction, and the reconfiguration of most major interchanges along these route sections,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, October 2, 2020 7:22:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Through SANRAL, government has invested billions of rands building roads across the length and breadth of this country, from major centres of economic activity to our most rural communities,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, October 2, 2020 7:22:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The backlog in our road infrastructure remains a source of concern,” External link

sanews Thursday, October 1, 2020 6:00:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “In our quest to create opportunities for black businesses to grow and prosper, contracts to the value of R41.6 million were awarded to 16 local businesses for the provision of plant and materials to the project,” External link

sanews Thursday, October 1, 2020 6:00:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “These upgrades will include the widening of the N2 and N3 carriageways, with four or five lanes in each direction, and the reconfiguration of most major interchanges along these route sections,” External link

sanews Thursday, October 1, 2020 6:00:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Through SANRAL, government has invested billions of rands building roads across the length and breadth of this country, from major centres of economic activity to our most rural communities,” External link

sanews Thursday, October 1, 2020 6:00:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula declarou : "Não será permitida a entrada [no país] se os operadores não usarem máscara" External link

portalangop Wednesday, September 30, 2020 11:02:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “It will be incorrect to think that the syndicates act on their own; there are enablers who grant them the honeymoon on Prasa property,” External link

amren Tuesday, September 29, 2020 8:47:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “It will be incorrect to think that the syndicates act on their own; there are enablers who grant them the honeymoon on Prasa property,” External link

dailymaverick Tuesday, September 29, 2020 1:57:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Before the 1st of October you’ll know” External link

dailymaverick Friday, September 25, 2020 4:42:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We have Hepa [high-efficient particulate air-filters]. Our airlines are fitted with Hepa. It is assisting us to eat the virus from inside [the cabin],” External link

businessday Thursday, September 24, 2020 10:07:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "We are horrified by this collision. The gruesome nature of this crash and the subsequent loss of life are devastating. We send our sincere condolences to those who have lost their loved ones in this incident and wish the injured a swift and full recover," External link

news24 Tuesday, September 22, 2020 5:22:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "The total cost to company expenditure in respect of all staff currently under suspension R1 942 648.99," External link

iol Thursday, September 17, 2020 5:59:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "A report on the renaming of airports is being considered by the Department of Transport, including the outcome of the public submission with respect to the renaming of Cape Town International Airport," External link

the-star Thursday, September 17, 2020 5:33:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "The report also includes the process of renaming East London Airport, Port Elizabeth International Airport and Kimberley Airport, which is facilitated by provinces and municipalities," External link

the-star Thursday, September 17, 2020 5:33:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We will throw the book at them (criminals) and ensure that they are charged with economic sabotage and rot in jail for many years,” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, September 16, 2020 5:50:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “One of the accused, a current employee was refused bail,” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, September 16, 2020 5:50:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “This has already proven to be a success in the recent matter of two current and former PRASA employees, who were caught with the rail agency’s assets worth over R2 million. One of the accused, a current employee, was refused bail,” External link

sanews Wednesday, September 16, 2020 4:07:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “There will be no mercy for criminals who think they can continue stealing and vandalising public assets with impunity. We will throw the book at them and ensure they are charged with economic sabotage,” External link

sanews Wednesday, September 16, 2020 4:07:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “There is no enforcement of masks, there is no sanitising and all of that, we want to deal with that,” “We can’t allow airlines to break the measures that have been set by government in relation to observing stringent measures when it comes to safety on board” External link

citizen Saturday, September 12, 2020 8:38:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Unity in the industry remains a challenge as violence and conflict driven by turf wars and leaderships contestations continues unabated. Associations remain unregulated and operators are not held accountable for their conduct through effective law enforcement,” External link

eyewitness-news Saturday, September 12, 2020 9:53:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said ( about Saida Harrigan ) : "These documents released today are not the views of the South African government. They are aimed at ensuring that we discuss and arrive at a deal-making by October. We will then unveil the deal in terms of what is agreed upon," External link

news24 Friday, September 11, 2020 7:12:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "It is a sad reality that the taxi industry continues to operate as an informal sector, on the fringes of the formal economy," External link

news24 Friday, September 11, 2020 7:12:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula concluded ( about Saida Harrigan ) : "We invite every South African to contribute to the conversation about building a taxi industry of the future," External link

news24 Friday, September 11, 2020 7:12:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "The National Land Transport Bill that puts in place the regulatory framework for regulating e-hailing services has been passed by Parliament and is now before the president for assent," External link

news24 Friday, September 11, 2020 7:12:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We want the voices of every operator, commuter and any South African who believes they can contribute solutions to be heard,” External link

sanews Friday, September 11, 2020 6:03:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "The discussion will seek to address the challenge posed by the prevalence of illegal operators," "Out of the estimated 200 000 taxis in the country, it is our estimate that approximately 63 000 of these operate without operating licences and are therefore illegal" External link

iol Friday, September 11, 2020 5:36:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Consequently, one of the plans included in the RAF’s strategic plan and annual performance plan, which is specifically aimed at addressing the unpaid claims debt, is for the RAF to secure a finance facility for this short-term debt and the securing of the finance facility to clear the backlog is targeted for the 2020-21 financial year,” External link

citizen Thursday, September 10, 2020 9:51:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “This study was done in the Pretoria High Court which has the highest number of litigated matters countrywide,” External link

citizen Thursday, September 10, 2020 9:51:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "This study was done in the Pretoria High Court which has the highest number of litigated matters countrywide," External link

news24 Thursday, September 10, 2020 6:53:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula told : "I am not worried about weak, fabricated propaganda. Those are desperate actions. I have a mandate to clean Prasa and not make it a safe place for looters," External link

news24 Tuesday, September 8, 2020 8:59:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula told : "I have no reason to fight with anyone, my job is to clean up the mess... it might take us some time in terms of ripping apart the networks, but we are doing it," External link

news24 Tuesday, September 8, 2020 8:59:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula asked : "The MKMVA is a structure in the ANC. If they are not factional, why did they not come to me?" External link

news24 Tuesday, September 8, 2020 8:59:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "Why did they open a case? Am I opposition now? I would expect that from the DA or the EFF," "They didn't make me. If they are comrades, they would come to me" External link

news24 Tuesday, September 8, 2020 8:59:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "The accounting authority will be arriving in place [and] look at the decisions and everything else and basically make decisions that are important," External link

eyewitness-news Thursday, September 3, 2020 2:38:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The board we intend to appoint will strengthen these plans and processes, and will move with speed in the implementation going forward. We are confident that they will find an environment that will enable them to provide sound leadership and continue to strengthen governance,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, September 3, 2020 3:11:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said ( about Amendment Bill ) : “The Road Traffic Amendment Bill was introduced earlier in June this year in parliament and introduces 0% alcohol level for all motorists,” External link

citizen Friday, August 28, 2020 1:02:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We need to strengthen the law and ensure that innocent lives are saved,” External link

citizen Friday, August 28, 2020 1:02:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “This process is managed by the Civil Aviation Authority, which has done a splendid job in ensuring compliance with safety and health measures. Despite the movement to alert level 2, we will continue on the same trajectory until every one of our airports meets the strict protocols,” External link

sanews Wednesday, August 26, 2020 2:32:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula explained : “When will the borders be opened? It will depend on an evaluation made and the recommendations made to the NCCC, and Cabinet taking a decision to open the borders” External link

eyewitness-news Wednesday, August 26, 2020 10:29:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "Despite the move to alert Level 2, we must retain the same measure and vigilance in ensuring that the health protocols are strictly adhered to and the spread of the pandemic is arrested," External link

news24 Tuesday, August 25, 2020 11:30:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said ( about Saida Harrigan ) : “We are encouraged by the levels of cooperation and compliance with our directions by all South Africans and transport operators across all modes. Our ability to ensure safe mobility relies on this cooperation. We encourage our people to remain resilient,” External link

eyewitness-news Tuesday, August 25, 2020 9:58:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "Rail operations are permitted to carry a maximum of 70% of their licensed passenger capacity. Long-distance passenger rail is now permitted to resume operations subject to the passenger capacity restriction," External link

iol Tuesday, August 25, 2020 9:42:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Whether there is Covid, we must review our laws in terms of alcohol access. ’’It doesn’t work, it has been open-ended over the years and it doesn’t work and it’s not only about level 2, it happens all the time,” External link

iol Monday, August 24, 2020 11:12:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “To date, government has spent in excess of R4 billion and will spend more billions over the next five years. The endgame is a taxi industry that is able to recapitalise itself and benefits of this business cascading down to the last operator on the ground,” External link

citizen Sunday, August 23, 2020 3:18:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We have made a firm commitment to introduce a subsidy system that includes full participation of the taxi industry,” External link

citizen Sunday, August 23, 2020 3:18:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "To date, government has spent in excess of R4 billion and will spend more billions over the next five years. The endgame is a taxi industry that is able to recapitalise itself and benefits of this business cascading down to the last operator on the ground," External link

news24 Saturday, August 22, 2020 1:54:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "We have made a firm commitment to introduce a subsidy system that includes full participation of the taxi industry," External link

news24 Saturday, August 22, 2020 1:54:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Tragedy has struck during a month when we ought to be celebrating women, not mourning their untimely passing. Our hearts are broken,” External link

iol Wednesday, August 19, 2020 10:48:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “It is sad to hear that their own families are now experiencing similar devastation,” External link

citizen Tuesday, August 18, 2020 9:58:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "It is sad to hear that their own families are now experiencing similar devastation," External link

news24 Tuesday, August 18, 2020 8:33:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said ( about Collins Letsoalo ) : "We welcome this decision and we believe this appointment will go a long way in placing the RAF on a stable footing. Mr Letsoalo joins the RAF at a time when it is facing daunting challenges, and requires a steady hand to guide it through the change into the Road Accident Benefit Scheme once the enabling law has been passed by Parliament," "I have no doubt that he will rise to the occasion and provide decisive leadership in tackling the challenges" External link

news24 Friday, August 7, 2020 4:29:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The RAF continues to experience tremendous pressure on its ability to carry out its mandate. Each time some is injured on our roads, whether they are South African or foreign nationals, the RAF incurs liability,” External link

sanews Friday, August 7, 2020 4:03:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The RAF continues to experience tremendous pressure on its ability to carry out its mandate. Each time some is injured on our roads, whether they are South African or foreign nationals, the RAF incurs liability,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, August 7, 2020 3:16:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “I reiterate that those who get arrested must be charged, convicted and receive the highest sentence. This will not only deter other criminals, but will ensure our work to fix Prasa is not derailed. We have the law on our side, it must be used,” External link

citizen Monday, July 27, 2020 1:20:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The special adjustment budget, which in the main, amounted to a net decrease of R4.6 billion in the department’s 2020/21 budget allocation, proposes adjustments to our budget towards the provision for the rapidly changing economic conditions and enable spending on the COVID-19 response,” External link

sanews Tuesday, July 21, 2020 8:45:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said ( about Association ) : “We have held productive engagements with the Banking Association South Africa on further relief measures they can extend to the taxi industry. We are happy to indicate that the banks have been responsive to our proposals to provide appropriate financial relief,” “Individual banks have their own procedures and measures in place and will make appropriate pronouncements in this regard” External link

iol Monday, July 20, 2020 12:28:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Consultations with health experts were undertaken and their additional recommendations in the face of the increased loading capacity were duly considered and accepted,” External link

iol Saturday, July 18, 2020 8:44:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Banks have been responsive to our proposals. We are not a trade union to the banks. We have also held productive engagements with the Banking Association of South Africa on further relief measures they can extend to the taxi industry,” “We are happy to indicate that the banks have been responsive to our proposals to provide appropriate financial relief. Individual banks have their own procedures and measures in place and will make appropriate pronouncements in this regard” External link

iol Saturday, July 18, 2020 8:44:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said ( about Association ) : "We have also held productive engagements with the Banking Association of South Africa on further relief measures they can extend to the taxi industry," External link

allafrica Saturday, July 18, 2020 3:34:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "We engaged with the taxi industry leadership in good faith and we found each other in many areas, but there are areas where we differed. However, the door remains open for further engagements on issues where we are not in agreement," External link

allafrica Saturday, July 18, 2020 3:34:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "Transportation of liquor for sale, dispensing and distribution to customers is prohibited," External link

allafrica Saturday, July 18, 2020 3:34:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Who will pay their instalments, because even the banks we are talking to, we are talking to postponement of the debts? It is not that the debt will be written off,” External link

iol Friday, July 17, 2020 11:16:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We are happy to indicate that the banks have been responsive to our proposals to provide appropriate financial relief. Individual banks have their own procedures and measures in place and will make appropriate pronouncements in this regard,” External link

citizen Friday, July 17, 2020 12:14:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We engaged with the taxi industry leadership in good faith and we found each other on many areas, but there are areas where we differed. However, the door remains open for further engagements on issues where we are not in agreement,” External link

citizen Friday, July 17, 2020 12:14:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Operators must ensure that all public transport vehicle doors, window handles, arm rests and hand-rails are sanitised after every load. Passengers must be encouraged to sanitise after they enter the vehicle and after getting off the vehicle,” External link

citizen Friday, July 17, 2020 12:14:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “There was a jumping up and down and promise of defiance of rule and regulations to fill up to 100 percent. Government has no appetite to engage in a battle of that sort during Covid-19,” External link

citizen Friday, July 17, 2020 12:14:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "There was a jumping up and down and promise of defiance of rule and regulations to fill up to 100 percent. Government has no appetite to engage in a battle of that sort during Covid-19," External link

news24 Thursday, July 16, 2020 10:12:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We engaged with the taxi industry leadership in good faith and we found each other in many areas. But there are areas where we differed,” External link

eyewitness-news Thursday, July 16, 2020 9:53:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “All public transport vehicle widows must be kept at 5%... at five centimetres open on both sides. All public transport vehicles must be fitted with window blockers in order to keep the windows five centimetres open,” External link

eyewitness-news Thursday, July 16, 2020 9:53:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We engaged with the taxi industry leadership in good faith and we found each other on many areas, but there are areas where we differed. However, the door remains open for further engagements on issues where we are not in agreement,” External link

businessday Thursday, July 16, 2020 9:24:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Consultations with health experts was undertaken and their additional recommendations in the face of the increased loading capacity were duly considered and accepted,” External link

businessday Thursday, July 16, 2020 9:24:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Transportation of liquor for sale, dispensing and distribution to customers is prohibited,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, July 16, 2020 8:23:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said ( about Association ) : “We have held productive engagements with the Banking Association South Africa on further relief measures they can extend to the taxi industry. We are happy to indicate that the banks have been responsive to our proposals to provide appropriate financial relief,” “Individual banks have their own procedures and measures in place and will make appropriate pronouncements in this regard” External link

iol Thursday, July 16, 2020 8:13:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Transportation of liquor for sale, dispensing and distribution to customers is prohibited,” External link

sanews Thursday, July 16, 2020 7:52:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said ( about Association ) : “We have also held productive engagements with the Banking Association of South Africa on further relief measures they can extend to the taxi industry,” External link

sanews Thursday, July 16, 2020 7:52:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We engaged with the taxi industry leadership in good faith and we found each other in many areas, but there are areas where we differed. However, the door remains open for further engagements on issues where we are not in agreement,” External link

sanews Thursday, July 16, 2020 7:52:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We remain committed to taking forward our engagements and encourage the industry to ensure that any form of protest they embark upon is within the parameters of the law,” External link

iol Wednesday, July 15, 2020 9:26:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “This includes all learner’s licences, driving licences, temporary driver’s licences, motor vehicle licence discs, temporary permits, roadworthy certificates and professional driving permits,” External link

iol Friday, July 10, 2020 8:54:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “There is no need to take to the streets. We can’t talk past each other. We must talk and engage to resolve this matter,” External link

iol Wednesday, July 1, 2020 12:13:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “There will be a collision. Over what? Over something that we can resolve. That is absolutely unnecessary. Collision over what? Over 100% loading capacity, over interprovincial travel?” External link

dailymaverick Tuesday, June 30, 2020 3:42:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We can’t talk past each other. There is no war here. There is no need to fight, we need to talk,” External link

dailymaverick Tuesday, June 30, 2020 3:42:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said ( about King Shaka ) : "At level three, which we are currently in, we will gradually reopen aviation. You will remember that we had the golden circle, which is OR Tambo, Cape Town and King Shaka. We will gradually be expanding that," External link

allafrica Monday, June 29, 2020 9:19:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “It was critical for us to test the efficiency and impact of the guidelines we issued against the health and safety of the passengers and aviation personnel operating in this space, and we are pleased with the progress we have observed to date,” External link

eyewitness-news Monday, June 29, 2020 7:35:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “As more airports are opened, this will naturally increase the number of passengers at airports and therefore measures have been put in place to ensure that passengers are prepared for their experience at the airports to avoid congestion, mainly at security check points,” External link

sanews Monday, June 29, 2020 4:21:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Like any other area, we are making continuous improvement in areas where we observed challenges, in consultation with the Department of Health representatives, specifically Port Health,” External link

sanews Monday, June 29, 2020 4:21:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “As more airports are opened, this will naturally increase the number of passengers at airports and therefore measures have been put in place to ensure that passengers are prepared for their experience at the airports to avoid congestion, mainly at security check points,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, June 29, 2020 3:57:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Like any other area, we are making continuous improvement in areas where we observed challenges, in consultation with the Department of Health representatives, specifically Port Health,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, June 29, 2020 3:57:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "We condemn in the strongest possible terms any call encouraging taxi operators to violate provisions of the law and promote lawlessness. We remain committed to taking forward our engagements and encourage the industry to ensure that any form of protest they embark upon is within the parameters of the law," External link

iol Monday, June 29, 2020 3:16:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We remain committed to taking forward our engagements and encourage the industry to ensure that any form of protest they embark upon is within the parameters of the law,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, June 29, 2020 11:39:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “It is rather unfortunate and regrettable that the taxi industry leadership has elected to violate the law and forcefully load taxis at 100% capacity, and undertake inter-provincial operations without the requisite permits, rather than await a decision on the matters they have tabled,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, June 29, 2020 11:39:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "We condemn in the strongest possible terms, any call encouraging taxi operators to violate provisions of the law and promote lawlessness. We remain committed to taking forward our engagements and encourage the industry to ensure that any form of protest they embark upon, is within the parameters of the law," External link

iol Monday, June 29, 2020 11:12:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We remain committed to taking forward our engagements and encourage the industry to ensure that any form of protest they embark upon is within the parameters of the law,” External link

sanews Monday, June 29, 2020 10:03:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “It is rather unfortunate and regrettable that the taxi industry leadership has elected to violate the law and forcefully load taxis at 100% capacity, and undertake inter-provincial operations without the requisite permits, rather than await a decision on the matters they have tabled,” External link

sanews Monday, June 29, 2020 10:03:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “It is rather unfortunate and regrettable that the taxi industry leadership has elected to violate the law and forcefully load taxis at 100% capacity and undertake inter-provincial operations without the requisite permits, rather than await a decision on the matters they have tabled” External link

eyewitness-news Monday, June 29, 2020 9:32:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The minister needs to hear from the national coronavirus command council (NCCC) what their final decision will be regarding the inter-provincial travel, as well as the 100% loading capacity that the taxi industry is asking for,” External link

citizen Sunday, June 28, 2020 7:25:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "The minister needs to hear from the [National Coronavirus Command Council] what their final decision will be regarding the inter-provincial travel, as well as the 100% loading capacity that the taxi industry is asking for," External link

news24 Sunday, June 28, 2020 4:20:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “This is part of the broader interventions we have made in support of the industry, which include providing personal protective equipment (PPE), among others. While our plans to host a national taxi Indaba were disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic, we remain committed to placing on the table a long-term taxi industry empowerment model, for discussion with all stakeholders,” “This model will outline the tangible economic support government intends to provide to the industry, and the critical trade-offs that have to be made both by government and industry, to ensure its successful implementation” External link

businessday Thursday, June 25, 2020 4:31:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “It’s relief because if we were to calculate loss it goes into billions of rand. I can’t say the money is enough, it’s relief,” External link

businessday Tuesday, June 23, 2020 3:12:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “I condemn violence in strongest possible terms. You can’t protest by closing roads, you’ve got no right to do that. There is no need to intimidate people to make your point heard” External link

businessday Tuesday, June 23, 2020 3:12:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said ( about Fikile Mbalula ) : “I spoke to your leadership, I told them this is government’s decision, they told me they don’t agree with what I’m saying. I’m here now to say stop the violence. In the same breath: you’ve got the right to protest, you can say Mbalula must fall, but you’ve got no right to close roads. Anyone who says you do is misleading you,” External link

businessday Tuesday, June 23, 2020 3:12:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “It’s relief because if we were to calculate loss it goes into billions of rand. I can’t say the money is enough, it’s relief,” External link

businessday Monday, June 22, 2020 9:37:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “I condemn violence in strongest possible terms. You can’t protest by closing roads, you’ve got no right to do that. There is no need to intimidate people to make your point heard” External link

businessday Monday, June 22, 2020 9:37:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said ( about Fikile Mbalula ) : “I spoke to your leadership, I told them this is government’s decision, they told me they don’t agree with what I’m saying. I’m here now to say stop the violence. In the same breath: you’ve got the right to protest, you can say Mbalula must fall, but you’ve got no right to close roads. Anyone who says you do is misleading you,” External link

businessday Monday, June 22, 2020 9:37:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We find this shutdown premature. We find it unfair and counter-productive because Santaco has always had an audience with the minister,” External link

dailymaverick Monday, June 22, 2020 7:40:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "We can't take decisions in this country because we are being intimidated, otherwise there would be no government," External link

news24 Monday, June 22, 2020 6:48:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We are convinced that there is no basis for any kind of shutdown, and we appeal to the leadership of the taxi industry to discourage any such actions and give space to ongoing discussions. Our engagements with the leadership of the taxi industry have been cordial and constructive and we do not believe there is basis for acrimony,” External link

sanews Monday, June 22, 2020 12:00:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We must equally appreciate that government has limited resources, which must equally benefit all other sectors,” External link

sanews Monday, June 22, 2020 12:00:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We are convinced that there is no basis for any kind of shutdown, and we appeal to the leadership of the taxi industry to discourage any such actions and give space to ongoing discussions. Our engagements with the leadership of the taxi industry have been cordial and constructive and we do not believe there is basis for acrimony,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, June 22, 2020 11:23:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We must equally appreciate that government has limited resources, which must equally benefit all other sectors,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, June 22, 2020 11:23:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula reported : “Government has offered the taxi industry a relief package of R1.135-billion. Reaching agreement within government for this relief support for the taxi industry was a difficult process that involved extensive lobbying and convincing the relevant authorities on the importance and need for this fund,” External link

dailymaverick Monday, June 22, 2020 3:44:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Any person can see it is not enough. As minister I am telling you it is not enough, but this is not the time to fight, it’s the time to build and come together,” External link

dailymaverick Monday, June 22, 2020 3:44:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “While others see formalisation as a challenge, there is no doubt that it is central to the long-term objectives of sustainable economic growth of a sunrise industry such as the taxi industry,” External link

dailymaverick Monday, June 22, 2020 3:44:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula warned : "The rule of law, and the authority of the state must be exerted" External link

news24 Sunday, June 21, 2020 9:19:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "We have noted with concern the announcement by the Gauteng provincial arm of the South African National Taxi Council (Santaco) of a shutdown on Monday, as a result of their objection to the Taxi Relief Support we announced on Friday. " External link

news24 Sunday, June 21, 2020 9:19:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "We must equally appreciate that government has limited resources, which must equally benefit all other sectors. It is for this reason that none of the relief packages equate to compensation for losses, but rather limited support to cushion the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. The reality is that there is no more money available beyond what the government has offered," External link

news24 Sunday, June 21, 2020 9:19:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula urged : "This is not the time for war. Let's continue to talk. It's the time to work and build together," External link

news24 Sunday, June 21, 2020 9:19:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “These funds are to assist the industry. They cannot replace the losses that the operators have incurred as a result of the Coronavirus,” External link

iol Saturday, June 20, 2020 11:06:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "Government has offered the taxi industry a relief package of 1.135 billion rand. Reaching agreement within government for this relief support for the taxi industry was a difficult process that involved extensive lobbying and convincing the relevant authorities on the importance and need for this fund," External link

xinhuanet_en Friday, June 19, 2020 5:18:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Similarly, this too will be subjected to the intra-governmental processes and to this extent, I have undertaken to report back to the taxi industry in the coming week on the feedback of my engagement with the colleagues on the proposals,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, June 19, 2020 3:42:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Similarly, this too will be subjected to the intra-governmental processes and to this extent, I have undertaken to report back to the taxi industry in the coming week on the feedback of my engagement with the colleagues on the proposals,” External link

sanews Friday, June 19, 2020 2:36:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Some of them are just lazy. I want to put it on record that workers must be protected and provided with necessary tools. If they are not protected they must down tools. Managers must manage and ensure things are in order. I know that it is done only for me to see the beauty of this place and once I’m gone things are changing,” External link

citizen Thursday, June 11, 2020 9:07:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “They must sanitise or provide hygiene dispensers for the washing of hands for their clients when entering their premises. People including workers are not allowed to enter if they do not wear a face mask,” External link

citizen Thursday, June 11, 2020 9:07:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The road ahead is long and winding, we are not out of the woods just yet. Challenges remain but we press on. We appeal for patience and understanding from road users as we slowly embark on a journey that will lead us to a new normal,” External link

citizen Thursday, June 11, 2020 9:07:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "Some of them are just lazy. I want to put it on record that workers must be protected and provided with necessary tools. If they are not protected they must down tools. Managers must manage and ensure things are in order. I know that it is done only for me to see the beauty of this place and once I'm gone things are changing," External link

news24 Thursday, June 11, 2020 4:36:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "Why a shutdown now? There will be no need for taxis to go on a shutdown in the Republic especially this time. We are all bonded by a need of humanity. We are all making sacrifices. Different industries in the country are in distress including the R20 billion taxi industry," "I remember that I was attacked when I raised the taxi relief fund. I said we need to assist the industry. Long distance taxis have been severely hit, and are out of business. They are the people we need to focus on" External link

news24 Thursday, June 11, 2020 4:36:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "There are some taxis that are breaking the regulations by operating 24 hours. Some drivers don't observe social distancing and others don't wear masks. We are providing them with sanitiser," External link

news24 Thursday, June 11, 2020 4:36:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "We are discussing hard with the industry and money has been set aside by government. We are currently discussing the modalities," External link

news24 Thursday, June 11, 2020 4:36:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "There is no need to fight. We have to come to the party. All hands on the deck," External link

iol Thursday, June 11, 2020 3:25:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "It is unfortunate that we walk away from each other. Government will no longer give a blank cheque on everything. We want a partnership," External link

iol Thursday, June 11, 2020 3:25:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "We understand that there may be a need for fare increases but those increases must be fair," External link

iol Thursday, June 11, 2020 12:50:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We call on all road users to exercise restraint and refrain from excessive alcohol consumption. Eight people have died and their families are now in mourning all because of the reckless behavior of one individual. This is deplorable and simply unacceptable” External link

gov-za Thursday, June 11, 2020 9:32:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Traffic police are our heroes. These civil servants protect us daily, ensuring that we arrive safely at our places of work and back home to our loved ones. It is devastating that these two traffic wardens will never be able to return back home to their families ever again. Their lives were taken away from them, robbing their families and country. All this demands our strongest condemnation,” External link

africanewswire Wednesday, June 10, 2020 1:34:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We understand that there may be a need for fare increases but those increases must be fair, the industry must take into consideration the plight of the poor and the working class, who form the majority of their customers. Anything outside of that fairness is illegality,” External link

dailymaverick Tuesday, June 9, 2020 5:46:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "We understand that there may be a need for fare increases but those increases must be fair," External link

iol Tuesday, June 9, 2020 5:19:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We are aware that some taxis have not been operating for some time now and that those which have been operating have been doing so in a limited capacity,” External link

businessday Monday, June 8, 2020 6:22:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Through our ongoing engagements and evaluation of Prasa’s state of readiness, we have concluded that Prasa is not ready to resume with the Metrorail commuter service,” External link

iol Saturday, June 6, 2020 5:34:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The total air supply inside the cabin is essentially sterile. The biggest risk is if someone enters or remains in that environment while unwell with a viral infection,” External link

iol Friday, June 5, 2020 1:33:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “This will not only deter other criminals but will ensure our work to fix Prasa is not derailed. We have the law on our side, it must be used,” External link

citizen Thursday, June 4, 2020 6:49:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “People want to smoke, drunkards want to get drunk. We open up for drunkards and they abuse it. They go to Tops with a brass band. I've never seen people clap for alcohol. We are a sick nation,” External link

iol Thursday, June 4, 2020 5:05:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula added : "flights will only be allowed to depart and land at selected airports in a phased manner" External link

allafrica Thursday, June 4, 2020 6:42:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "These regulations and directives are there for the protection of all people and we expect absolute compliance," External link

allafrica Thursday, June 4, 2020 6:42:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "Inside the cabin, full capacity will be allowed. It must be noted that the risk of COVID-19 infection on board a commercial passenger airliner is lower than in many other confined spaces. All our commercial aircrafts are fitted with High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters. These are manufactured to the same standard as those used in hospital operating theatres and industrial clean rooms, with the same efficacy of 99.97% in removing viruses," External link

allafrica Thursday, June 4, 2020 6:42:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “I am satisfied that [OR Tambo] has started out well and we expect this to continue‚” External link

businessday Wednesday, June 3, 2020 8:37:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula added : "flights will only be allowed to depart and land at selected airports in a phased manner" External link

news24 Wednesday, June 3, 2020 6:17:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “People want to smoke, drunkards want to get drunk. We open up for drunkards and they abuse it. They go to Tops with a brass band. I've never seen people clap for alcohol. We are a sick nation,” External link

iol Wednesday, June 3, 2020 5:43:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “I am satisfied that the airport has started out well and we expect this to continue. Now that we have started with opening up aviation, we must look ahead with determination in order for the transport sector to perform its vital economic role” External link

citizen Wednesday, June 3, 2020 12:54:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “These regulations and directives are there for the protection of all people and we expect absolute compliance,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, June 3, 2020 12:42:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Inside the cabin, full capacity will be allowed. It must be noted that the risk of COVID-19 infection on board a commercial passenger airliner is lower than in many other confined spaces. All our commercial aircrafts are fitted with High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters. These are manufactured to the same standard as those used in hospital operating theatres and industrial clean rooms, with the same efficacy of 99.97% in removing viruses,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, June 3, 2020 12:42:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “These regulations and directives are there for the protection of all people and we expect absolute compliance,” External link

sanews Wednesday, June 3, 2020 11:51:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Inside the cabin, full capacity will be allowed. It must be noted that the risk of COVID-19 infection on board a commercial passenger airliner is lower than in many other confined spaces. All our commercial aircrafts are fitted with High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters. These are manufactured to the same standard as those used in hospital operating theatres and industrial clean rooms, with the same efficacy of 99.97% in removing viruses,” External link

sanews Wednesday, June 3, 2020 11:51:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “All the airports will have markings on the floor for social distancing of 1.5 metres. This will be applicable at check-in counters, security checkpoints and airport lounges… all airline check-in agents will wear face shields and the counters will be installed with protective screens. Check-in counters will also be frequently sanitised,” External link

dailymaverick Monday, June 1, 2020 1:44:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said ( about Marine Notice ) : “The South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) shall be directed to issue a Marine Notice to this effect,” External link

sanews Sunday, May 31, 2020 4:45:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We have evaluated the plans in full and have also considered the non-pharmaceutical interventions, as well as mitigation strategies to be implemented by all airlines operating in our domestic markets. We are confident that they will assist in the containment of the spread of the virus,” External link

sanews Sunday, May 31, 2020 4:45:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Temperature screening will be conducted at the terminal building entrances before any passenger is allowed entry. No passengers will be allowed inside the terminal buildings without masks,” External link

sanews Sunday, May 31, 2020 4:45:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Inside the cabin, full capacity will be allowed. It must be noted that the risk of COVID-19 infection on board a commercial passenger airliner is lower than in many other confined spaces. All our commercial aircrafts are fitted with High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters. These are manufactured to the same standard as those used in hospital operating theatres and industrial clean rooms, with the same efficacy of 99.97% in removing viruses,” External link

sanews Sunday, May 31, 2020 4:45:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “This includes all learner’s licences, driving licences, temporary driver’s licences, motor vehicle licence discs, temporary permits, roadworthy certificates and professional driving permits,” External link

iol Friday, May 29, 2020 12:49:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Taxi drivers don’t wear masks. We keep saying 70% [passenger capacity] but not all taxis comply,” External link

eyewitness-news Tuesday, May 26, 2020 3:56:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula says : “The criteria for operations to resume include deep sanitisation of the centres, adequate social distancing mechanisms and the procurement of sufficient personal protective equipment for staff,” External link

businessday Friday, May 22, 2020 11:51:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We have determined that from 1 June as the date of resumption of their services to the public. It also allows driving schools to resume their services from June 1, subjected to hygiene and disinfection,” External link

citizen Tuesday, May 19, 2020 11:29:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “I have news for them that I am in the process of regulating, transforming and formalising the industry. By now, we could have had an indaba where some decision that I intended to take to transform the industry would have been endorsed would have been endorsed,” External link

citizen Tuesday, May 19, 2020 11:29:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We call on South Africans to place their skills and experience at our disposal, in order to build a passenger rail system that plays its rightful role as the backbone of our public transport system,” External link

businessday Tuesday, May 19, 2020 9:43:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “ACSA has since procured and distributed masks for all frontline staff at all ACSA airports,” External link

iol Tuesday, May 19, 2020 12:11:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Time is of the essence — we are not going to delay the appointment of the board. We will advertise positions soon,” External link

businessday Monday, May 11, 2020 8:57:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula says : “yes, structural innovation must be the new thing” External link

dailymaverick Friday, May 8, 2020 10:02:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula says : “It is innovative, it is highly convenient, it is proper. That is what we want to see,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, May 8, 2020 10:02:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “A direction was issued to allow long distance buses, taxis and private vehicles to travel outside the 20:00 curfew. That allowance comes to an end just before midnight,” External link

citizen Thursday, May 7, 2020 6:17:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Law enforcement officials will be out and about, ensuring road safety and compliance to lockdown rules and regulations. We urge road users to travel with care, sanitise their vehicles, wear face masks, do not exceed the required carrying capacity and drive safely. Road safety remains paramount, even in times of coronavirus,” External link

citizen Thursday, May 7, 2020 6:17:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Law enforcement officials will be out and about, ensuring road safety and compliance to lockdown rules and regulations. We urge road users to travel with care, sanitise their vehicles, wear face masks, do not exceed the required carrying capacity and drive safely. Road safety remains paramount, even in times of COVID-19,” External link

sanews Thursday, May 7, 2020 3:36:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula told : “I was in communication with the Minister of Cogta last night, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, and the Minister of Police Bheki Cele, and today we are looking at passing a directive to enable long distance to be able to be sorted out during the period of 1-7 May,” External link

citizen Monday, May 4, 2020 7:51:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We are going to address the issue of the taxi industry (next week) and we will make a big announcement in that regard,” External link

news24 Sunday, May 3, 2020 8:18:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “This also includes the importation of spares for service purposes and for manufacturing. Emergency spares are also allowed to be on sale,” External link

citizen Friday, May 1, 2020 10:19:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “These companies may make use of charter services,” External link

citizen Friday, May 1, 2020 10:19:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Full compliance with the 70% passenger capacity, wearing of masks by all passengers and sanitisation of vehicles at the completion of each journey is a mandatory requirement,” External link

citizen Friday, May 1, 2020 10:19:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “All these movements will be subjected to approval, and permits will be issued on a case-by-case basis,” External link

citizen Friday, May 1, 2020 10:19:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Masks are compulsory. You don’t enter a taxi or bus without a mask ... No person is allowed to use public transport if they are not wearing a face mask. It is now law,” External link

businessday Friday, May 1, 2020 6:51:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “There will be no [commuter] trains on Monday, that must be absolutely clear,” External link

businessday Friday, May 1, 2020 6:51:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We call on the public to ensure strict adherence to this requirement by obtaining their own face masks in line with the guidance given by Minister [Nkosazana] Dlamini Zuma]. While government may provide limited assistance in ensuring availability of masks, the onus rests on each individual to ensure that they do not leave home without a mask,” External link

sanews Friday, May 1, 2020 6:51:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Due consideration will be given to the mining and agricultural sector to allow limited movement of aircrafts, either to transport essential workers by chartered aircrafts or to spray pesticides on crops. All these movements will be subject to approval and permits will be issued on a case by case basis,” External link

sanews Friday, May 1, 2020 6:51:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We will issue directions to limit the daily numbers of people that can be attended to, while restricting bookings to online platforms,” External link

sanews Friday, May 1, 2020 6:51:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula added : “This sector is reliant on the courier services to deliver its goods to customers at their homes. That includes online shopping for items such as personal ICT equipment and other goods,” External link

citizen Friday, May 1, 2020 6:39:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “There will be no trains on Monday, that must be absolutely clear,” External link

citizen Friday, May 1, 2020 6:39:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula salienta : “Os mais de 1.700 passageiros e tripulação do AIDAmira não puderam desembarcar desde segunda-feira, 16 de março de 2020, após ter sido identificado que alguns dos passageiros estiveram em contacto com uma pessoa que apresentava sintomas do novo coronavírus” External link

diarioeconomico Saturday, March 21, 2020 12:26:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula salienta : “Os mais de 1.700 passageiros e tripulação do AIDAmira não puderam desembarcar desde segunda-feira, 16 de março de 2020, após ter sido identificado que alguns dos passageiros estiveram em contacto com uma pessoa que apresentava sintomas do novo coronavírus” External link

24-sapo Friday, March 20, 2020 11:55:00 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

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



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ministro0.61%IT02/11/201011/02/2010
president17.68%EN01/14/200714/01/2007
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Fikile MbalulaAF16.63%
Fikile MbalulaEU16.63%
Fikile MbalulaFR16.63%
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Ace Magashule said ( about Fikile Mbalula ) : “Members of the ANC, including Mbalula, if they have issues, we are pleading with them to raise matters internally. All of us must behave in that way because that’s how the ANC works, we raise matters internally,” External link

the-star Wednesday, October 14, 2020 9:12:00 AM EAT

Judith February said ( about Fikile Mbalula ) : “I was looking back to the statement that then sports minister Fikile Mbalula made, where he said there’s a cancer within cricket and it needs to be removed,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, September 10, 2020 3:18:00 AM EAT

Pule Mabe said ( about Fikile Mbalula ) : “The ANC has noted with concern a letter authored by faceless individuals who claim to be ANC comrades, members and supporters in the Department of Transport and its entities, making unsubstantiated allegations and attacking the integrity of the Minister of Transport, Cde Fikile Mbalula,” External link

iol Monday, September 7, 2020 8:10:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said ( about Fikile Mbalula ) : “I spoke to your leadership, I told them this is government’s decision, they told me they don’t agree with what I’m saying. I’m here now to say stop the violence. In the same breath: you’ve got the right to protest, you can say Mbalula must fall, but you’ve got no right to close roads. Anyone who says you do is misleading you,” External link

businessday Tuesday, June 23, 2020 3:12:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said ( about Fikile Mbalula ) : “I spoke to your leadership, I told them this is government’s decision, they told me they don’t agree with what I’m saying. I’m here now to say stop the violence. In the same breath: you’ve got the right to protest, you can say Mbalula must fall, but you’ve got no right to close roads. Anyone who says you do is misleading you,” External link

businessday Monday, June 22, 2020 9:37:00 PM EAT

Theo Malele said ( about Fikile Mbalula ) : "We are hopeful that the cordial working relationship we have with Mbalula and his department will mitigate against antagonist outcomes and conclusions. We therefore, appeal to our members and the commuting public to exercise a little patience while we are concluding these important conclusions," External link

news24 Tuesday, June 9, 2020 5:14:00 PM EAT

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Fikile Mbalula said : “The court did not pronounce on any other matter besides the appointment – all decisions remain valid unless set aside by the court” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, November 25, 2020 3:41:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The previous security arrangement was based on a 100% outsourcing model and placed reliance on private security firms. Notwithstanding the huge cost, that intervention was clearly not realising the desired outcomes,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, November 4, 2020 11:16:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “These will be complemented by the walling of corridors, with the Mabopane corridor in Gauteng and the Central Line in Cape Town already at procurement phase,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, November 4, 2020 11:16:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The torching of trains, theft of signalling cable, theft of track, damage to stations and theft of equipment do not only cripple the service intended for the poor, but creates an untenable situation where the taxpayer is expected to foot the bill for replacing such stolen and damaged infrastructure,” External link

citizen Wednesday, November 4, 2020 4:31:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “I want to admit that Prasa has been ravaged, has been run down, has been a mess” External link

citizen Wednesday, November 4, 2020 4:31:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "The torching of trains, theft of signalling cable, theft of track, damage to stations and theft of equipment do not only cripple the service intended for the poor, but creates an untenable situation where the taxpayer is expected to foot the bill for replacing such stolen and damaged infrastructure," External link

news24 Tuesday, November 3, 2020 10:31:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "I want to admit that Prasa has been ravaged, has been run down, has been a mess" External link

news24 Tuesday, November 3, 2020 10:31:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Your declaration that violence, in all its manifestations, including gender-based violence and the violation of the rights of members of the LGBTIA+ community, has no place in the industry is welcomed,” External link

citizen Sunday, November 1, 2020 1:55:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “sectoral determination for the taxi industry and ensuring compliance with the country’s labour laws is a welcome development, worthy of celebrating” External link

citizen Sunday, November 1, 2020 1:55:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "Your declaration that violence, in all its manifestations, including gender-based violence and the violation of the rights of members of the LGBTIA+ community, has no place in the industry is welcomed," External link

news24 Saturday, October 31, 2020 11:17:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "sectoral determination for the taxi industry and ensuring compliance with the country’s labour laws is a welcome development, worthy of celebrating" External link

news24 Saturday, October 31, 2020 11:17:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “It’s now or never. We’ve got to make it happen. We must agree on subsidisation,” External link

businessday Thursday, October 29, 2020 7:28:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We should deliver a pact that will enjoin us to take decisive steps in turning around the fortunes of this industry,” External link

citizen Thursday, October 29, 2020 5:13:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We made an undertaking that through this October Transport Month, we will travel through the length and breadth of this country to monitor service delivery of road infrastructure, showcasing our achievements and intervening where challenges persist. Central to its vision, the NDP emphasises the critical importance of investing in infrastructure for the creation of jobs,” “This could not be more urgent as we respond by to the economic downturn presented to us by the Covid-19 global pandemic. In our plans, we are investing billions through Sanral, commissioning new projects, upgrades and maintenance of our roads network” External link

mg Friday, October 23, 2020 11:55:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The taxi industry must demonstrate what the democratic dispensation has done for the black industry and for black people, and the poorest of the poor, the commuters and all of that. Government can’t turn a blind eye from the industry and look away with all its problems,” External link

eyewitness-news Sunday, October 18, 2020 8:04:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said ( about Carl Niehaus ) : “They run amok organising marches threatening the rule of law. Suspected criminals Kebby and Karl Niehaus” External link

iol Saturday, October 17, 2020 12:03:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Kebby Maphatsoe ran away from the camps that is why he's got one hand, He lost his hand from cowardice not in a fight against apartheid. Coward” External link

iol Saturday, October 17, 2020 12:03:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The centre brings with it improved efficiencies in the management of rail transport for the benefit of commuters, the community and the economy of the City of Cape Town and the province as a whole,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, October 16, 2020 10:10:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “As we make strides towards an industry that is truly empowered, we have made a firm commitment as government that such empowerment includes participation of the industry in the subsidy scheme,” External link

sanews Thursday, October 15, 2020 5:01:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Ours is to build out of the taxi industry the best model of black economic empowerment this country has ever seen. This is a sunrise industry on the cusp of an economic revolution. Its future is long and bright and has many opportunities that places it on the path to unprecedented prosperity,” External link

sanews Thursday, October 15, 2020 5:01:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “They are mine, Mr Fear F*k*l,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, October 15, 2020 2:50:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We made an undertaking that through this October Transport Month, we will travel through the length and breadth of this country to monitor service delivery of road infrastructure, showcasing our achievements and intervening where challenges persist,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, October 14, 2020 12:45:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Central to its vision, the NDP emphasises the critical importance of investing in infrastructure in the creation of jobs, particularly for women and young people,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, October 14, 2020 12:45:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “It is for these reasons that the Department of Transport, through its Labour Intensive Rural Roads Programme, purposely invests in rural communities,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, October 14, 2020 12:45:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Prasa was your milking cow, I have closed the taps that is my sin you used to do as (you) wished with fake security companies,” External link

iol Tuesday, October 13, 2020 9:22:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “They organise tired self-defence units and they call themselves MK with old Gupta-sponsored camouflage uniform even worn out,” External link

iol Tuesday, October 13, 2020 9:22:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Prasa was your milking cow, I have closed the taps that is my sin you used to do as (you) wished with fake security companies,” External link

the-star Tuesday, October 13, 2020 8:50:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “They organise tired self-defence units and they call themselves MK with old Gupta-sponsored camouflage uniform even worn out,” External link

the-star Tuesday, October 13, 2020 8:50:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The Cape High Court set a deadline for the minister to appoint a board of control at Prasa within 60 days… the minister intends to meet this deadline,” External link

dailymaverick Tuesday, October 13, 2020 4:13:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "They organise tired self defence units and they call themselves MK with old Gupta sponsored camouflage uniform its even warn out" External link

news24 Monday, October 12, 2020 2:54:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Under the theme ‘together shaping the future of transport’, we aim to raise awareness of the important role of transport in the economy,” “We want to invite civil society and the corporate sector’s participation in providing a safer, more affordable transport system for the country” External link

citizen Wednesday, October 7, 2020 5:10:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The courts have ruled on the matter of his appointment and we have accepted their ruling and have since moved on. It is rather disingenuous for anyone to suggest that Mpondo’s appointment was shrouded in a veil of secrecy,” External link

news24 Sunday, October 4, 2020 8:25:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula concluded : “Drawing parallels between the two is absurd and is rejected with the contempt it deserves,” External link

news24 Sunday, October 4, 2020 8:25:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “With Covid-19, before you depart from your hometown, whichever country you are from, you must know the package of our laws,” External link

iol Friday, October 2, 2020 8:44:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "We don't expect an airline to allow people to board who are not compliant with South African laws. With Covid-19, before you depart from your hometown, whichever country you are from, you must know the package of our laws," External link

iol Friday, October 2, 2020 1:40:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The backlog in our road infrastructure remains a source of concern,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, October 2, 2020 7:22:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “In our quest to create opportunities for black businesses to grow and prosper, contracts to the value of R41.6 million were awarded to 16 local businesses for the provision of plant and materials to the project,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, October 2, 2020 7:22:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “These upgrades will include the widening of the N2 and N3 carriageways, with four or five lanes in each direction, and the reconfiguration of most major interchanges along these route sections,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, October 2, 2020 7:22:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Through SANRAL, government has invested billions of rands building roads across the length and breadth of this country, from major centres of economic activity to our most rural communities,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, October 2, 2020 7:22:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The backlog in our road infrastructure remains a source of concern,” External link

sanews Thursday, October 1, 2020 6:00:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “In our quest to create opportunities for black businesses to grow and prosper, contracts to the value of R41.6 million were awarded to 16 local businesses for the provision of plant and materials to the project,” External link

sanews Thursday, October 1, 2020 6:00:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “These upgrades will include the widening of the N2 and N3 carriageways, with four or five lanes in each direction, and the reconfiguration of most major interchanges along these route sections,” External link

sanews Thursday, October 1, 2020 6:00:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Through SANRAL, government has invested billions of rands building roads across the length and breadth of this country, from major centres of economic activity to our most rural communities,” External link

sanews Thursday, October 1, 2020 6:00:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula declarou : "Não será permitida a entrada [no país] se os operadores não usarem máscara" External link

portalangop Wednesday, September 30, 2020 11:02:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “It will be incorrect to think that the syndicates act on their own; there are enablers who grant them the honeymoon on Prasa property,” External link

amren Tuesday, September 29, 2020 8:47:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “It will be incorrect to think that the syndicates act on their own; there are enablers who grant them the honeymoon on Prasa property,” External link

dailymaverick Tuesday, September 29, 2020 1:57:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Before the 1st of October you’ll know” External link

dailymaverick Friday, September 25, 2020 4:42:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We have Hepa [high-efficient particulate air-filters]. Our airlines are fitted with Hepa. It is assisting us to eat the virus from inside [the cabin],” External link

businessday Thursday, September 24, 2020 10:07:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "We are horrified by this collision. The gruesome nature of this crash and the subsequent loss of life are devastating. We send our sincere condolences to those who have lost their loved ones in this incident and wish the injured a swift and full recover," External link

news24 Tuesday, September 22, 2020 5:22:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "The total cost to company expenditure in respect of all staff currently under suspension R1 942 648.99," External link

iol Thursday, September 17, 2020 5:59:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "A report on the renaming of airports is being considered by the Department of Transport, including the outcome of the public submission with respect to the renaming of Cape Town International Airport," External link

the-star Thursday, September 17, 2020 5:33:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "The report also includes the process of renaming East London Airport, Port Elizabeth International Airport and Kimberley Airport, which is facilitated by provinces and municipalities," External link

the-star Thursday, September 17, 2020 5:33:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We will throw the book at them (criminals) and ensure that they are charged with economic sabotage and rot in jail for many years,” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, September 16, 2020 5:50:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “One of the accused, a current employee was refused bail,” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, September 16, 2020 5:50:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “This has already proven to be a success in the recent matter of two current and former PRASA employees, who were caught with the rail agency’s assets worth over R2 million. One of the accused, a current employee, was refused bail,” External link

sanews Wednesday, September 16, 2020 4:07:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “There will be no mercy for criminals who think they can continue stealing and vandalising public assets with impunity. We will throw the book at them and ensure they are charged with economic sabotage,” External link

sanews Wednesday, September 16, 2020 4:07:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “There is no enforcement of masks, there is no sanitising and all of that, we want to deal with that,” “We can’t allow airlines to break the measures that have been set by government in relation to observing stringent measures when it comes to safety on board” External link

citizen Saturday, September 12, 2020 8:38:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Unity in the industry remains a challenge as violence and conflict driven by turf wars and leaderships contestations continues unabated. Associations remain unregulated and operators are not held accountable for their conduct through effective law enforcement,” External link

eyewitness-news Saturday, September 12, 2020 9:53:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said ( about Saida Harrigan ) : "These documents released today are not the views of the South African government. They are aimed at ensuring that we discuss and arrive at a deal-making by October. We will then unveil the deal in terms of what is agreed upon," External link

news24 Friday, September 11, 2020 7:12:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "It is a sad reality that the taxi industry continues to operate as an informal sector, on the fringes of the formal economy," External link

news24 Friday, September 11, 2020 7:12:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula concluded ( about Saida Harrigan ) : "We invite every South African to contribute to the conversation about building a taxi industry of the future," External link

news24 Friday, September 11, 2020 7:12:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "The National Land Transport Bill that puts in place the regulatory framework for regulating e-hailing services has been passed by Parliament and is now before the president for assent," External link

news24 Friday, September 11, 2020 7:12:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We want the voices of every operator, commuter and any South African who believes they can contribute solutions to be heard,” External link

sanews Friday, September 11, 2020 6:03:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "The discussion will seek to address the challenge posed by the prevalence of illegal operators," "Out of the estimated 200 000 taxis in the country, it is our estimate that approximately 63 000 of these operate without operating licences and are therefore illegal" External link

iol Friday, September 11, 2020 5:36:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Consequently, one of the plans included in the RAF’s strategic plan and annual performance plan, which is specifically aimed at addressing the unpaid claims debt, is for the RAF to secure a finance facility for this short-term debt and the securing of the finance facility to clear the backlog is targeted for the 2020-21 financial year,” External link

citizen Thursday, September 10, 2020 9:51:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “This study was done in the Pretoria High Court which has the highest number of litigated matters countrywide,” External link

citizen Thursday, September 10, 2020 9:51:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "This study was done in the Pretoria High Court which has the highest number of litigated matters countrywide," External link

news24 Thursday, September 10, 2020 6:53:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula told : "I am not worried about weak, fabricated propaganda. Those are desperate actions. I have a mandate to clean Prasa and not make it a safe place for looters," External link

news24 Tuesday, September 8, 2020 8:59:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula told : "I have no reason to fight with anyone, my job is to clean up the mess... it might take us some time in terms of ripping apart the networks, but we are doing it," External link

news24 Tuesday, September 8, 2020 8:59:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula asked : "The MKMVA is a structure in the ANC. If they are not factional, why did they not come to me?" External link

news24 Tuesday, September 8, 2020 8:59:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "Why did they open a case? Am I opposition now? I would expect that from the DA or the EFF," "They didn't make me. If they are comrades, they would come to me" External link

news24 Tuesday, September 8, 2020 8:59:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "The accounting authority will be arriving in place [and] look at the decisions and everything else and basically make decisions that are important," External link

eyewitness-news Thursday, September 3, 2020 2:38:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The board we intend to appoint will strengthen these plans and processes, and will move with speed in the implementation going forward. We are confident that they will find an environment that will enable them to provide sound leadership and continue to strengthen governance,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, September 3, 2020 3:11:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said ( about Amendment Bill ) : “The Road Traffic Amendment Bill was introduced earlier in June this year in parliament and introduces 0% alcohol level for all motorists,” External link

citizen Friday, August 28, 2020 1:02:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We need to strengthen the law and ensure that innocent lives are saved,” External link

citizen Friday, August 28, 2020 1:02:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “This process is managed by the Civil Aviation Authority, which has done a splendid job in ensuring compliance with safety and health measures. Despite the movement to alert level 2, we will continue on the same trajectory until every one of our airports meets the strict protocols,” External link

sanews Wednesday, August 26, 2020 2:32:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula explained : “When will the borders be opened? It will depend on an evaluation made and the recommendations made to the NCCC, and Cabinet taking a decision to open the borders” External link

eyewitness-news Wednesday, August 26, 2020 10:29:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "Despite the move to alert Level 2, we must retain the same measure and vigilance in ensuring that the health protocols are strictly adhered to and the spread of the pandemic is arrested," External link

news24 Tuesday, August 25, 2020 11:30:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said ( about Saida Harrigan ) : “We are encouraged by the levels of cooperation and compliance with our directions by all South Africans and transport operators across all modes. Our ability to ensure safe mobility relies on this cooperation. We encourage our people to remain resilient,” External link

eyewitness-news Tuesday, August 25, 2020 9:58:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "Rail operations are permitted to carry a maximum of 70% of their licensed passenger capacity. Long-distance passenger rail is now permitted to resume operations subject to the passenger capacity restriction," External link

iol Tuesday, August 25, 2020 9:42:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Whether there is Covid, we must review our laws in terms of alcohol access. ’’It doesn’t work, it has been open-ended over the years and it doesn’t work and it’s not only about level 2, it happens all the time,” External link

iol Monday, August 24, 2020 11:12:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “To date, government has spent in excess of R4 billion and will spend more billions over the next five years. The endgame is a taxi industry that is able to recapitalise itself and benefits of this business cascading down to the last operator on the ground,” External link

citizen Sunday, August 23, 2020 3:18:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We have made a firm commitment to introduce a subsidy system that includes full participation of the taxi industry,” External link

citizen Sunday, August 23, 2020 3:18:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "To date, government has spent in excess of R4 billion and will spend more billions over the next five years. The endgame is a taxi industry that is able to recapitalise itself and benefits of this business cascading down to the last operator on the ground," External link

news24 Saturday, August 22, 2020 1:54:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "We have made a firm commitment to introduce a subsidy system that includes full participation of the taxi industry," External link

news24 Saturday, August 22, 2020 1:54:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Tragedy has struck during a month when we ought to be celebrating women, not mourning their untimely passing. Our hearts are broken,” External link

iol Wednesday, August 19, 2020 10:48:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “It is sad to hear that their own families are now experiencing similar devastation,” External link

citizen Tuesday, August 18, 2020 9:58:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "It is sad to hear that their own families are now experiencing similar devastation," External link

news24 Tuesday, August 18, 2020 8:33:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said ( about Collins Letsoalo ) : "We welcome this decision and we believe this appointment will go a long way in placing the RAF on a stable footing. Mr Letsoalo joins the RAF at a time when it is facing daunting challenges, and requires a steady hand to guide it through the change into the Road Accident Benefit Scheme once the enabling law has been passed by Parliament," "I have no doubt that he will rise to the occasion and provide decisive leadership in tackling the challenges" External link

news24 Friday, August 7, 2020 4:29:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The RAF continues to experience tremendous pressure on its ability to carry out its mandate. Each time some is injured on our roads, whether they are South African or foreign nationals, the RAF incurs liability,” External link

sanews Friday, August 7, 2020 4:03:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The RAF continues to experience tremendous pressure on its ability to carry out its mandate. Each time some is injured on our roads, whether they are South African or foreign nationals, the RAF incurs liability,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, August 7, 2020 3:16:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “I reiterate that those who get arrested must be charged, convicted and receive the highest sentence. This will not only deter other criminals, but will ensure our work to fix Prasa is not derailed. We have the law on our side, it must be used,” External link

citizen Monday, July 27, 2020 1:20:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The special adjustment budget, which in the main, amounted to a net decrease of R4.6 billion in the department’s 2020/21 budget allocation, proposes adjustments to our budget towards the provision for the rapidly changing economic conditions and enable spending on the COVID-19 response,” External link

sanews Tuesday, July 21, 2020 8:45:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said ( about Association ) : “We have held productive engagements with the Banking Association South Africa on further relief measures they can extend to the taxi industry. We are happy to indicate that the banks have been responsive to our proposals to provide appropriate financial relief,” “Individual banks have their own procedures and measures in place and will make appropriate pronouncements in this regard” External link

iol Monday, July 20, 2020 12:28:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Consultations with health experts were undertaken and their additional recommendations in the face of the increased loading capacity were duly considered and accepted,” External link

iol Saturday, July 18, 2020 8:44:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Banks have been responsive to our proposals. We are not a trade union to the banks. We have also held productive engagements with the Banking Association of South Africa on further relief measures they can extend to the taxi industry,” “We are happy to indicate that the banks have been responsive to our proposals to provide appropriate financial relief. Individual banks have their own procedures and measures in place and will make appropriate pronouncements in this regard” External link

iol Saturday, July 18, 2020 8:44:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said ( about Association ) : "We have also held productive engagements with the Banking Association of South Africa on further relief measures they can extend to the taxi industry," External link

allafrica Saturday, July 18, 2020 3:34:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "We engaged with the taxi industry leadership in good faith and we found each other in many areas, but there are areas where we differed. However, the door remains open for further engagements on issues where we are not in agreement," External link

allafrica Saturday, July 18, 2020 3:34:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "Transportation of liquor for sale, dispensing and distribution to customers is prohibited," External link

allafrica Saturday, July 18, 2020 3:34:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Who will pay their instalments, because even the banks we are talking to, we are talking to postponement of the debts? It is not that the debt will be written off,” External link

iol Friday, July 17, 2020 11:16:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We are happy to indicate that the banks have been responsive to our proposals to provide appropriate financial relief. Individual banks have their own procedures and measures in place and will make appropriate pronouncements in this regard,” External link

citizen Friday, July 17, 2020 12:14:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We engaged with the taxi industry leadership in good faith and we found each other on many areas, but there are areas where we differed. However, the door remains open for further engagements on issues where we are not in agreement,” External link

citizen Friday, July 17, 2020 12:14:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Operators must ensure that all public transport vehicle doors, window handles, arm rests and hand-rails are sanitised after every load. Passengers must be encouraged to sanitise after they enter the vehicle and after getting off the vehicle,” External link

citizen Friday, July 17, 2020 12:14:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “There was a jumping up and down and promise of defiance of rule and regulations to fill up to 100 percent. Government has no appetite to engage in a battle of that sort during Covid-19,” External link

citizen Friday, July 17, 2020 12:14:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "There was a jumping up and down and promise of defiance of rule and regulations to fill up to 100 percent. Government has no appetite to engage in a battle of that sort during Covid-19," External link

news24 Thursday, July 16, 2020 10:12:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We engaged with the taxi industry leadership in good faith and we found each other in many areas. But there are areas where we differed,” External link

eyewitness-news Thursday, July 16, 2020 9:53:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “All public transport vehicle widows must be kept at 5%... at five centimetres open on both sides. All public transport vehicles must be fitted with window blockers in order to keep the windows five centimetres open,” External link

eyewitness-news Thursday, July 16, 2020 9:53:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We engaged with the taxi industry leadership in good faith and we found each other on many areas, but there are areas where we differed. However, the door remains open for further engagements on issues where we are not in agreement,” External link

businessday Thursday, July 16, 2020 9:24:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Consultations with health experts was undertaken and their additional recommendations in the face of the increased loading capacity were duly considered and accepted,” External link

businessday Thursday, July 16, 2020 9:24:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Transportation of liquor for sale, dispensing and distribution to customers is prohibited,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, July 16, 2020 8:23:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said ( about Association ) : “We have held productive engagements with the Banking Association South Africa on further relief measures they can extend to the taxi industry. We are happy to indicate that the banks have been responsive to our proposals to provide appropriate financial relief,” “Individual banks have their own procedures and measures in place and will make appropriate pronouncements in this regard” External link

iol Thursday, July 16, 2020 8:13:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Transportation of liquor for sale, dispensing and distribution to customers is prohibited,” External link

sanews Thursday, July 16, 2020 7:52:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said ( about Association ) : “We have also held productive engagements with the Banking Association of South Africa on further relief measures they can extend to the taxi industry,” External link

sanews Thursday, July 16, 2020 7:52:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We engaged with the taxi industry leadership in good faith and we found each other in many areas, but there are areas where we differed. However, the door remains open for further engagements on issues where we are not in agreement,” External link

sanews Thursday, July 16, 2020 7:52:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We remain committed to taking forward our engagements and encourage the industry to ensure that any form of protest they embark upon is within the parameters of the law,” External link

iol Wednesday, July 15, 2020 9:26:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “This includes all learner’s licences, driving licences, temporary driver’s licences, motor vehicle licence discs, temporary permits, roadworthy certificates and professional driving permits,” External link

iol Friday, July 10, 2020 8:54:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “There is no need to take to the streets. We can’t talk past each other. We must talk and engage to resolve this matter,” External link

iol Wednesday, July 1, 2020 12:13:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “There will be a collision. Over what? Over something that we can resolve. That is absolutely unnecessary. Collision over what? Over 100% loading capacity, over interprovincial travel?” External link

dailymaverick Tuesday, June 30, 2020 3:42:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We can’t talk past each other. There is no war here. There is no need to fight, we need to talk,” External link

dailymaverick Tuesday, June 30, 2020 3:42:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said ( about King Shaka ) : "At level three, which we are currently in, we will gradually reopen aviation. You will remember that we had the golden circle, which is OR Tambo, Cape Town and King Shaka. We will gradually be expanding that," External link

allafrica Monday, June 29, 2020 9:19:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “It was critical for us to test the efficiency and impact of the guidelines we issued against the health and safety of the passengers and aviation personnel operating in this space, and we are pleased with the progress we have observed to date,” External link

eyewitness-news Monday, June 29, 2020 7:35:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “As more airports are opened, this will naturally increase the number of passengers at airports and therefore measures have been put in place to ensure that passengers are prepared for their experience at the airports to avoid congestion, mainly at security check points,” External link

sanews Monday, June 29, 2020 4:21:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Like any other area, we are making continuous improvement in areas where we observed challenges, in consultation with the Department of Health representatives, specifically Port Health,” External link

sanews Monday, June 29, 2020 4:21:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “As more airports are opened, this will naturally increase the number of passengers at airports and therefore measures have been put in place to ensure that passengers are prepared for their experience at the airports to avoid congestion, mainly at security check points,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, June 29, 2020 3:57:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Like any other area, we are making continuous improvement in areas where we observed challenges, in consultation with the Department of Health representatives, specifically Port Health,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, June 29, 2020 3:57:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "We condemn in the strongest possible terms any call encouraging taxi operators to violate provisions of the law and promote lawlessness. We remain committed to taking forward our engagements and encourage the industry to ensure that any form of protest they embark upon is within the parameters of the law," External link

iol Monday, June 29, 2020 3:16:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We remain committed to taking forward our engagements and encourage the industry to ensure that any form of protest they embark upon is within the parameters of the law,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, June 29, 2020 11:39:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “It is rather unfortunate and regrettable that the taxi industry leadership has elected to violate the law and forcefully load taxis at 100% capacity, and undertake inter-provincial operations without the requisite permits, rather than await a decision on the matters they have tabled,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, June 29, 2020 11:39:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "We condemn in the strongest possible terms, any call encouraging taxi operators to violate provisions of the law and promote lawlessness. We remain committed to taking forward our engagements and encourage the industry to ensure that any form of protest they embark upon, is within the parameters of the law," External link

iol Monday, June 29, 2020 11:12:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We remain committed to taking forward our engagements and encourage the industry to ensure that any form of protest they embark upon is within the parameters of the law,” External link

sanews Monday, June 29, 2020 10:03:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “It is rather unfortunate and regrettable that the taxi industry leadership has elected to violate the law and forcefully load taxis at 100% capacity, and undertake inter-provincial operations without the requisite permits, rather than await a decision on the matters they have tabled,” External link

sanews Monday, June 29, 2020 10:03:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “It is rather unfortunate and regrettable that the taxi industry leadership has elected to violate the law and forcefully load taxis at 100% capacity and undertake inter-provincial operations without the requisite permits, rather than await a decision on the matters they have tabled” External link

eyewitness-news Monday, June 29, 2020 9:32:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The minister needs to hear from the national coronavirus command council (NCCC) what their final decision will be regarding the inter-provincial travel, as well as the 100% loading capacity that the taxi industry is asking for,” External link

citizen Sunday, June 28, 2020 7:25:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "The minister needs to hear from the [National Coronavirus Command Council] what their final decision will be regarding the inter-provincial travel, as well as the 100% loading capacity that the taxi industry is asking for," External link

news24 Sunday, June 28, 2020 4:20:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “This is part of the broader interventions we have made in support of the industry, which include providing personal protective equipment (PPE), among others. While our plans to host a national taxi Indaba were disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic, we remain committed to placing on the table a long-term taxi industry empowerment model, for discussion with all stakeholders,” “This model will outline the tangible economic support government intends to provide to the industry, and the critical trade-offs that have to be made both by government and industry, to ensure its successful implementation” External link

businessday Thursday, June 25, 2020 4:31:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “It’s relief because if we were to calculate loss it goes into billions of rand. I can’t say the money is enough, it’s relief,” External link

businessday Tuesday, June 23, 2020 3:12:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “I condemn violence in strongest possible terms. You can’t protest by closing roads, you’ve got no right to do that. There is no need to intimidate people to make your point heard” External link

businessday Tuesday, June 23, 2020 3:12:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said ( about Fikile Mbalula ) : “I spoke to your leadership, I told them this is government’s decision, they told me they don’t agree with what I’m saying. I’m here now to say stop the violence. In the same breath: you’ve got the right to protest, you can say Mbalula must fall, but you’ve got no right to close roads. Anyone who says you do is misleading you,” External link

businessday Tuesday, June 23, 2020 3:12:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “It’s relief because if we were to calculate loss it goes into billions of rand. I can’t say the money is enough, it’s relief,” External link

businessday Monday, June 22, 2020 9:37:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “I condemn violence in strongest possible terms. You can’t protest by closing roads, you’ve got no right to do that. There is no need to intimidate people to make your point heard” External link

businessday Monday, June 22, 2020 9:37:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said ( about Fikile Mbalula ) : “I spoke to your leadership, I told them this is government’s decision, they told me they don’t agree with what I’m saying. I’m here now to say stop the violence. In the same breath: you’ve got the right to protest, you can say Mbalula must fall, but you’ve got no right to close roads. Anyone who says you do is misleading you,” External link

businessday Monday, June 22, 2020 9:37:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We find this shutdown premature. We find it unfair and counter-productive because Santaco has always had an audience with the minister,” External link

dailymaverick Monday, June 22, 2020 7:40:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "We can't take decisions in this country because we are being intimidated, otherwise there would be no government," External link

news24 Monday, June 22, 2020 6:48:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We are convinced that there is no basis for any kind of shutdown, and we appeal to the leadership of the taxi industry to discourage any such actions and give space to ongoing discussions. Our engagements with the leadership of the taxi industry have been cordial and constructive and we do not believe there is basis for acrimony,” External link

sanews Monday, June 22, 2020 12:00:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We must equally appreciate that government has limited resources, which must equally benefit all other sectors,” External link

sanews Monday, June 22, 2020 12:00:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We are convinced that there is no basis for any kind of shutdown, and we appeal to the leadership of the taxi industry to discourage any such actions and give space to ongoing discussions. Our engagements with the leadership of the taxi industry have been cordial and constructive and we do not believe there is basis for acrimony,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, June 22, 2020 11:23:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We must equally appreciate that government has limited resources, which must equally benefit all other sectors,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, June 22, 2020 11:23:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula reported : “Government has offered the taxi industry a relief package of R1.135-billion. Reaching agreement within government for this relief support for the taxi industry was a difficult process that involved extensive lobbying and convincing the relevant authorities on the importance and need for this fund,” External link

dailymaverick Monday, June 22, 2020 3:44:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Any person can see it is not enough. As minister I am telling you it is not enough, but this is not the time to fight, it’s the time to build and come together,” External link

dailymaverick Monday, June 22, 2020 3:44:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “While others see formalisation as a challenge, there is no doubt that it is central to the long-term objectives of sustainable economic growth of a sunrise industry such as the taxi industry,” External link

dailymaverick Monday, June 22, 2020 3:44:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula warned : "The rule of law, and the authority of the state must be exerted" External link

news24 Sunday, June 21, 2020 9:19:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "We have noted with concern the announcement by the Gauteng provincial arm of the South African National Taxi Council (Santaco) of a shutdown on Monday, as a result of their objection to the Taxi Relief Support we announced on Friday. " External link

news24 Sunday, June 21, 2020 9:19:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "We must equally appreciate that government has limited resources, which must equally benefit all other sectors. It is for this reason that none of the relief packages equate to compensation for losses, but rather limited support to cushion the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. The reality is that there is no more money available beyond what the government has offered," External link

news24 Sunday, June 21, 2020 9:19:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula urged : "This is not the time for war. Let's continue to talk. It's the time to work and build together," External link

news24 Sunday, June 21, 2020 9:19:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “These funds are to assist the industry. They cannot replace the losses that the operators have incurred as a result of the Coronavirus,” External link

iol Saturday, June 20, 2020 11:06:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "Government has offered the taxi industry a relief package of 1.135 billion rand. Reaching agreement within government for this relief support for the taxi industry was a difficult process that involved extensive lobbying and convincing the relevant authorities on the importance and need for this fund," External link

xinhuanet_en Friday, June 19, 2020 5:18:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Similarly, this too will be subjected to the intra-governmental processes and to this extent, I have undertaken to report back to the taxi industry in the coming week on the feedback of my engagement with the colleagues on the proposals,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, June 19, 2020 3:42:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Similarly, this too will be subjected to the intra-governmental processes and to this extent, I have undertaken to report back to the taxi industry in the coming week on the feedback of my engagement with the colleagues on the proposals,” External link

sanews Friday, June 19, 2020 2:36:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Some of them are just lazy. I want to put it on record that workers must be protected and provided with necessary tools. If they are not protected they must down tools. Managers must manage and ensure things are in order. I know that it is done only for me to see the beauty of this place and once I’m gone things are changing,” External link

citizen Thursday, June 11, 2020 9:07:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “They must sanitise or provide hygiene dispensers for the washing of hands for their clients when entering their premises. People including workers are not allowed to enter if they do not wear a face mask,” External link

citizen Thursday, June 11, 2020 9:07:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The road ahead is long and winding, we are not out of the woods just yet. Challenges remain but we press on. We appeal for patience and understanding from road users as we slowly embark on a journey that will lead us to a new normal,” External link

citizen Thursday, June 11, 2020 9:07:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "Some of them are just lazy. I want to put it on record that workers must be protected and provided with necessary tools. If they are not protected they must down tools. Managers must manage and ensure things are in order. I know that it is done only for me to see the beauty of this place and once I'm gone things are changing," External link

news24 Thursday, June 11, 2020 4:36:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "Why a shutdown now? There will be no need for taxis to go on a shutdown in the Republic especially this time. We are all bonded by a need of humanity. We are all making sacrifices. Different industries in the country are in distress including the R20 billion taxi industry," "I remember that I was attacked when I raised the taxi relief fund. I said we need to assist the industry. Long distance taxis have been severely hit, and are out of business. They are the people we need to focus on" External link

news24 Thursday, June 11, 2020 4:36:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "There are some taxis that are breaking the regulations by operating 24 hours. Some drivers don't observe social distancing and others don't wear masks. We are providing them with sanitiser," External link

news24 Thursday, June 11, 2020 4:36:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "We are discussing hard with the industry and money has been set aside by government. We are currently discussing the modalities," External link

news24 Thursday, June 11, 2020 4:36:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "There is no need to fight. We have to come to the party. All hands on the deck," External link

iol Thursday, June 11, 2020 3:25:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "It is unfortunate that we walk away from each other. Government will no longer give a blank cheque on everything. We want a partnership," External link

iol Thursday, June 11, 2020 3:25:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "We understand that there may be a need for fare increases but those increases must be fair," External link

iol Thursday, June 11, 2020 12:50:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We call on all road users to exercise restraint and refrain from excessive alcohol consumption. Eight people have died and their families are now in mourning all because of the reckless behavior of one individual. This is deplorable and simply unacceptable” External link

gov-za Thursday, June 11, 2020 9:32:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Traffic police are our heroes. These civil servants protect us daily, ensuring that we arrive safely at our places of work and back home to our loved ones. It is devastating that these two traffic wardens will never be able to return back home to their families ever again. Their lives were taken away from them, robbing their families and country. All this demands our strongest condemnation,” External link

africanewswire Wednesday, June 10, 2020 1:34:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We understand that there may be a need for fare increases but those increases must be fair, the industry must take into consideration the plight of the poor and the working class, who form the majority of their customers. Anything outside of that fairness is illegality,” External link

dailymaverick Tuesday, June 9, 2020 5:46:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "We understand that there may be a need for fare increases but those increases must be fair," External link

iol Tuesday, June 9, 2020 5:19:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We are aware that some taxis have not been operating for some time now and that those which have been operating have been doing so in a limited capacity,” External link

businessday Monday, June 8, 2020 6:22:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Through our ongoing engagements and evaluation of Prasa’s state of readiness, we have concluded that Prasa is not ready to resume with the Metrorail commuter service,” External link

iol Saturday, June 6, 2020 5:34:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The total air supply inside the cabin is essentially sterile. The biggest risk is if someone enters or remains in that environment while unwell with a viral infection,” External link

iol Friday, June 5, 2020 1:33:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “This will not only deter other criminals but will ensure our work to fix Prasa is not derailed. We have the law on our side, it must be used,” External link

citizen Thursday, June 4, 2020 6:49:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “People want to smoke, drunkards want to get drunk. We open up for drunkards and they abuse it. They go to Tops with a brass band. I've never seen people clap for alcohol. We are a sick nation,” External link

iol Thursday, June 4, 2020 5:05:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula added : "flights will only be allowed to depart and land at selected airports in a phased manner" External link

allafrica Thursday, June 4, 2020 6:42:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "These regulations and directives are there for the protection of all people and we expect absolute compliance," External link

allafrica Thursday, June 4, 2020 6:42:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "Inside the cabin, full capacity will be allowed. It must be noted that the risk of COVID-19 infection on board a commercial passenger airliner is lower than in many other confined spaces. All our commercial aircrafts are fitted with High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters. These are manufactured to the same standard as those used in hospital operating theatres and industrial clean rooms, with the same efficacy of 99.97% in removing viruses," External link

allafrica Thursday, June 4, 2020 6:42:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “I am satisfied that [OR Tambo] has started out well and we expect this to continue‚” External link

businessday Wednesday, June 3, 2020 8:37:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula added : "flights will only be allowed to depart and land at selected airports in a phased manner" External link

news24 Wednesday, June 3, 2020 6:17:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “People want to smoke, drunkards want to get drunk. We open up for drunkards and they abuse it. They go to Tops with a brass band. I've never seen people clap for alcohol. We are a sick nation,” External link

iol Wednesday, June 3, 2020 5:43:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “I am satisfied that the airport has started out well and we expect this to continue. Now that we have started with opening up aviation, we must look ahead with determination in order for the transport sector to perform its vital economic role” External link

citizen Wednesday, June 3, 2020 12:54:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “These regulations and directives are there for the protection of all people and we expect absolute compliance,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, June 3, 2020 12:42:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Inside the cabin, full capacity will be allowed. It must be noted that the risk of COVID-19 infection on board a commercial passenger airliner is lower than in many other confined spaces. All our commercial aircrafts are fitted with High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters. These are manufactured to the same standard as those used in hospital operating theatres and industrial clean rooms, with the same efficacy of 99.97% in removing viruses,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, June 3, 2020 12:42:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “These regulations and directives are there for the protection of all people and we expect absolute compliance,” External link

sanews Wednesday, June 3, 2020 11:51:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Inside the cabin, full capacity will be allowed. It must be noted that the risk of COVID-19 infection on board a commercial passenger airliner is lower than in many other confined spaces. All our commercial aircrafts are fitted with High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters. These are manufactured to the same standard as those used in hospital operating theatres and industrial clean rooms, with the same efficacy of 99.97% in removing viruses,” External link

sanews Wednesday, June 3, 2020 11:51:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “All the airports will have markings on the floor for social distancing of 1.5 metres. This will be applicable at check-in counters, security checkpoints and airport lounges… all airline check-in agents will wear face shields and the counters will be installed with protective screens. Check-in counters will also be frequently sanitised,” External link

dailymaverick Monday, June 1, 2020 1:44:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said ( about Marine Notice ) : “The South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) shall be directed to issue a Marine Notice to this effect,” External link

sanews Sunday, May 31, 2020 4:45:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We have evaluated the plans in full and have also considered the non-pharmaceutical interventions, as well as mitigation strategies to be implemented by all airlines operating in our domestic markets. We are confident that they will assist in the containment of the spread of the virus,” External link

sanews Sunday, May 31, 2020 4:45:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Temperature screening will be conducted at the terminal building entrances before any passenger is allowed entry. No passengers will be allowed inside the terminal buildings without masks,” External link

sanews Sunday, May 31, 2020 4:45:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Inside the cabin, full capacity will be allowed. It must be noted that the risk of COVID-19 infection on board a commercial passenger airliner is lower than in many other confined spaces. All our commercial aircrafts are fitted with High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters. These are manufactured to the same standard as those used in hospital operating theatres and industrial clean rooms, with the same efficacy of 99.97% in removing viruses,” External link

sanews Sunday, May 31, 2020 4:45:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “This includes all learner’s licences, driving licences, temporary driver’s licences, motor vehicle licence discs, temporary permits, roadworthy certificates and professional driving permits,” External link

iol Friday, May 29, 2020 12:49:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Taxi drivers don’t wear masks. We keep saying 70% [passenger capacity] but not all taxis comply,” External link

eyewitness-news Tuesday, May 26, 2020 3:56:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula says : “The criteria for operations to resume include deep sanitisation of the centres, adequate social distancing mechanisms and the procurement of sufficient personal protective equipment for staff,” External link

businessday Friday, May 22, 2020 11:51:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We have determined that from 1 June as the date of resumption of their services to the public. It also allows driving schools to resume their services from June 1, subjected to hygiene and disinfection,” External link

citizen Tuesday, May 19, 2020 11:29:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “I have news for them that I am in the process of regulating, transforming and formalising the industry. By now, we could have had an indaba where some decision that I intended to take to transform the industry would have been endorsed would have been endorsed,” External link

citizen Tuesday, May 19, 2020 11:29:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We call on South Africans to place their skills and experience at our disposal, in order to build a passenger rail system that plays its rightful role as the backbone of our public transport system,” External link

businessday Tuesday, May 19, 2020 9:43:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “ACSA has since procured and distributed masks for all frontline staff at all ACSA airports,” External link

iol Tuesday, May 19, 2020 12:11:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Time is of the essence — we are not going to delay the appointment of the board. We will advertise positions soon,” External link

businessday Monday, May 11, 2020 8:57:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula says : “yes, structural innovation must be the new thing” External link

dailymaverick Friday, May 8, 2020 10:02:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula says : “It is innovative, it is highly convenient, it is proper. That is what we want to see,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, May 8, 2020 10:02:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “A direction was issued to allow long distance buses, taxis and private vehicles to travel outside the 20:00 curfew. That allowance comes to an end just before midnight,” External link

citizen Thursday, May 7, 2020 6:17:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Law enforcement officials will be out and about, ensuring road safety and compliance to lockdown rules and regulations. We urge road users to travel with care, sanitise their vehicles, wear face masks, do not exceed the required carrying capacity and drive safely. Road safety remains paramount, even in times of coronavirus,” External link

citizen Thursday, May 7, 2020 6:17:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Law enforcement officials will be out and about, ensuring road safety and compliance to lockdown rules and regulations. We urge road users to travel with care, sanitise their vehicles, wear face masks, do not exceed the required carrying capacity and drive safely. Road safety remains paramount, even in times of COVID-19,” External link

sanews Thursday, May 7, 2020 3:36:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula told : “I was in communication with the Minister of Cogta last night, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, and the Minister of Police Bheki Cele, and today we are looking at passing a directive to enable long distance to be able to be sorted out during the period of 1-7 May,” External link

citizen Monday, May 4, 2020 7:51:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We are going to address the issue of the taxi industry (next week) and we will make a big announcement in that regard,” External link

news24 Sunday, May 3, 2020 8:18:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “This also includes the importation of spares for service purposes and for manufacturing. Emergency spares are also allowed to be on sale,” External link

citizen Friday, May 1, 2020 10:19:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “These companies may make use of charter services,” External link

citizen Friday, May 1, 2020 10:19:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Full compliance with the 70% passenger capacity, wearing of masks by all passengers and sanitisation of vehicles at the completion of each journey is a mandatory requirement,” External link

citizen Friday, May 1, 2020 10:19:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “All these movements will be subjected to approval, and permits will be issued on a case-by-case basis,” External link

citizen Friday, May 1, 2020 10:19:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Masks are compulsory. You don’t enter a taxi or bus without a mask ... No person is allowed to use public transport if they are not wearing a face mask. It is now law,” External link

businessday Friday, May 1, 2020 6:51:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “There will be no [commuter] trains on Monday, that must be absolutely clear,” External link

businessday Friday, May 1, 2020 6:51:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We call on the public to ensure strict adherence to this requirement by obtaining their own face masks in line with the guidance given by Minister [Nkosazana] Dlamini Zuma]. While government may provide limited assistance in ensuring availability of masks, the onus rests on each individual to ensure that they do not leave home without a mask,” External link

sanews Friday, May 1, 2020 6:51:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Due consideration will be given to the mining and agricultural sector to allow limited movement of aircrafts, either to transport essential workers by chartered aircrafts or to spray pesticides on crops. All these movements will be subject to approval and permits will be issued on a case by case basis,” External link

sanews Friday, May 1, 2020 6:51:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We will issue directions to limit the daily numbers of people that can be attended to, while restricting bookings to online platforms,” External link

sanews Friday, May 1, 2020 6:51:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula added : “This sector is reliant on the courier services to deliver its goods to customers at their homes. That includes online shopping for items such as personal ICT equipment and other goods,” External link

citizen Friday, May 1, 2020 6:39:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “There will be no trains on Monday, that must be absolutely clear,” External link

citizen Friday, May 1, 2020 6:39:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula salienta : “Os mais de 1.700 passageiros e tripulação do AIDAmira não puderam desembarcar desde segunda-feira, 16 de março de 2020, após ter sido identificado que alguns dos passageiros estiveram em contacto com uma pessoa que apresentava sintomas do novo coronavírus” External link

diarioeconomico Saturday, March 21, 2020 12:26:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula salienta : “Os mais de 1.700 passageiros e tripulação do AIDAmira não puderam desembarcar desde segunda-feira, 16 de março de 2020, após ter sido identificado que alguns dos passageiros estiveram em contacto com uma pessoa que apresentava sintomas do novo coronavírus” External link

24-sapo Friday, March 20, 2020 11:55:00 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

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



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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Ace Magashule said ( about Fikile Mbalula ) : “Members of the ANC, including Mbalula, if they have issues, we are pleading with them to raise matters internally. All of us must behave in that way because that’s how the ANC works, we raise matters internally,” External link

the-star Wednesday, October 14, 2020 9:12:00 AM EAT

Judith February said ( about Fikile Mbalula ) : “I was looking back to the statement that then sports minister Fikile Mbalula made, where he said there’s a cancer within cricket and it needs to be removed,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, September 10, 2020 3:18:00 AM EAT

Pule Mabe said ( about Fikile Mbalula ) : “The ANC has noted with concern a letter authored by faceless individuals who claim to be ANC comrades, members and supporters in the Department of Transport and its entities, making unsubstantiated allegations and attacking the integrity of the Minister of Transport, Cde Fikile Mbalula,” External link

iol Monday, September 7, 2020 8:10:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said ( about Fikile Mbalula ) : “I spoke to your leadership, I told them this is government’s decision, they told me they don’t agree with what I’m saying. I’m here now to say stop the violence. In the same breath: you’ve got the right to protest, you can say Mbalula must fall, but you’ve got no right to close roads. Anyone who says you do is misleading you,” External link

businessday Tuesday, June 23, 2020 3:12:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said ( about Fikile Mbalula ) : “I spoke to your leadership, I told them this is government’s decision, they told me they don’t agree with what I’m saying. I’m here now to say stop the violence. In the same breath: you’ve got the right to protest, you can say Mbalula must fall, but you’ve got no right to close roads. Anyone who says you do is misleading you,” External link

businessday Monday, June 22, 2020 9:37:00 PM EAT

Theo Malele said ( about Fikile Mbalula ) : "We are hopeful that the cordial working relationship we have with Mbalula and his department will mitigate against antagonist outcomes and conclusions. We therefore, appeal to our members and the commuting public to exercise a little patience while we are concluding these important conclusions," External link

news24 Tuesday, June 9, 2020 5:14:00 PM EAT