Fikile Mbalula

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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 said : “We as the government have great admiration and deep appreciation for our men and women in uniform from the South African National Defence Force, the South African Police Service, the National Traffic Police and all traffic law enforcement from our municipalities,” External link

citizen Friday, April 24, 2020 9:33:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “In a nutshell, we are no longer allowing movement of wines,” External link

dailymaverick Tuesday, April 21, 2020 2:37:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "Officials will also ascertain whether or not any lockdown regulations were contravened," External link

iol Monday, April 20, 2020 8:06:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The SA Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) had also received a handful of requests from small private aircraft owners, requesting permission to fly their aircraft for various business-related activities, including farm owners wanting to fly into various provinces to check on operations,” External link

sanews Saturday, April 18, 2020 9:04:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The SA Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) had also received a handful of requests from small private aircraft owners, requesting permission to fly their aircraft for various business-related activities, including farm owners wanting to fly into various provinces to check on operations,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, April 18, 2020 8:18:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “This year’s Easter holidays came against the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic, which led to a nationwide lockdown announced by the President,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, April 17, 2020 5:22:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Our traffic law enforcement authorities had done extensive preparations for this period, which is ordinarily characterised by high traffic volumes to places of pilgrimage and holidays,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, April 17, 2020 5:22:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The Disaster Management Regulations published by the Minister of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, remain in force and have been extended for the duration of the extended lockdown period. This extension includes the directions we have issued covering all modes of transport,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, April 17, 2020 5:22:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “These taxis should be parked at places where they ordinarily park overnight and drivers should return to their homes to avoid indirect gatherings,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, April 17, 2020 5:22:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “This was in sharp contrast with 807 arrested for drunken driving and 192 for speeding in 2019,” External link

businessday Friday, April 17, 2020 12:52:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Our law enforcement efforts will continue to enforce the lockdown rules and ensure compliance by all road users. Enforcement of the rules of the road will continue in earnest to maintain law and order on our roads,” External link

businessday Friday, April 17, 2020 12:52:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said ( about Easter Weekend ) : “As at the end of the Easter weekend, 26 fatal crashes were recorded, which resulted in 28 fatalities. Most crashes involved pedestrians and single vehicles overturned, with contributions of 38% and 19% respectively. The 2020 Easter period was extraordinary as there was limited movement. Despite the lockdown, there were those allowed to travel,” External link

citizen Friday, April 17, 2020 11:40:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "Officials will also ascertain whether or not any lockdown regulations were contravened," External link

iol Thursday, April 16, 2020 10:54:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The department through its entity, provincial departments responsible for road safety and municipalities, deployed traffic officers across the country to ensure compliance with the published regulations and directions,” External link

iol Thursday, April 16, 2020 10:54:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “He was arrested, he is on bail” External link

citizen Tuesday, April 14, 2020 4:02:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said ( about Cyril Ramaphosa ) : "I have discussed the Mr Mhlongo name-dropping of my name with President Cyril Ramaphosa and will on Friday morning report this matter to law enforcement authorities as regulated and published under the Disaster Management Act on fake news & mis- information peddling," "I have noted Mr Mhlongo's apology however I do not view his utterances as mere joke, the country is going through a serious disaster management period and any misinformation, irregular or unauthorized information being published is both unlawful and not assisting in our cause to manage public affairs carefully" External link

allafrica Monday, April 13, 2020 3:31:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula told : “There must be no doubt on my bona fides in relation to information that could be disclosed to me … I’m enjoined by the constitution to protect the state’s secrets,” External link

zimeye Saturday, April 11, 2020 8:53:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “It’s not personal. I’ve got a good relationship [with Somizi], he’s my friend, but the fact of the matter of that … we must not mix business with pleasure,” “I wish to make it clear I’m taking steps to address the particular matter. I will open a case and explain this particular video and leave it to the law to take its course” External link

zimeye Saturday, April 11, 2020 8:53:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “I’m very disappointed about the turn of events but it is not something that is insurmountable that cannot be attended to. The law will do the right thing and investigate and look at what actually happened,” External link

zimeye Saturday, April 11, 2020 8:53:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “As I did not discuss the lockdown timeline or extension plans with Mr Mhlongo at all, my conscience is clear and I am prepared to attest to this under oath. Mr Mhlongo acted very recklessly and irresponsibly. Name dropping has caused enough harm in our discourse before and we must now nip it in the bud,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, April 10, 2020 10:04:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “As I did not discuss the lockdown timeline or extension plans with Mr Mhlongo at all, my conscience is clear and I am prepared to attest to this under oath. Mr Mhlongo acted very recklessly and irresponsibly. Name dropping has caused enough harm in our discourse before and we must now nip it in the bud,” External link

sanews Friday, April 10, 2020 5:43:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “At no stage did I speak to Somizi about lockdown my phones can be checked or meet with him. Apology accepted,” External link

citizen Friday, April 10, 2020 2:25:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Mr Mhlongo acted very recklessly and irresponsibly. Name dropping has caused enough harm in our discourse before and we must now nib it in the bud,” External link

citizen Friday, April 10, 2020 2:25:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “I have noted Mr Mhlongo’s apology, however, I do not view his utterances as a mere joke. The country is going through a serious disaster management period and any misinformation, irregular or unauthorised information being published is both unlawful and not assisting in our cause to manage public affairs carefully,” External link

citizen Friday, April 10, 2020 2:25:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The department through its entity, provincial departments responsible for road safety and municipalities, deployed traffic officers across the country to ensure compliance with the published regulations and directions,” External link

iol Friday, April 10, 2020 1:58:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The department through its entity, provincial departments responsible for road safety and municipalities, deployed traffic officers across the country to ensure compliance with the published regulations and directions,” External link

the-star Friday, April 10, 2020 12:34:00 AM EAT

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

businessday Thursday, April 9, 2020 7:28:00 AM EAT

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

businessday Thursday, April 9, 2020 7:28:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We require public transport operators to adhere to the directions on sanitising vehicles and put measures in place to give effect to social distancing at all material times,” External link

citizen Tuesday, April 7, 2020 8:38:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "We have noted what was raised. We took that decision (to adjust taxi operations) to alleviate the pain for the taxi industry on fueling the car and paying the drivers. We are looking to relief for taxi operators," External link

iol Tuesday, April 7, 2020 6:40:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Any taxi operator which will be found to be in violation of these regulations will be brought to book. Your car will be impounded because you’re breaking the rules,” External link

dailymaverick Saturday, April 4, 2020 1:02:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “They say the shops open at nine o’clock and that that time coincides with the time taxis halt daily operations. We are giving everyone one-hour extra time to go and buy whatever they need from the supermarket. But ideally, taxis should not operate,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, April 2, 2020 5:31:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Alternatively ... all minibus and midi-bus taxi vehicles are permitted to load their maximum, 100% passenger capacity as provided for in their operating licences, provided that all passengers are wearing masks,” External link

businessday Wednesday, April 1, 2020 8:25:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The National Command Centre reflected on this,” External link

sanews Tuesday, March 31, 2020 8:07:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We have been briefed on that. The issues of a shutdown is no longer on the agenda. I’m optimistic. There's an understanding that we didn’t plan to be where we are now [in terms of the Coronavirus pandemic]. Coronavirus is an emergency,” External link

sanews Tuesday, March 31, 2020 8:07:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Taxis will be expected to operate, as per the revised regulations that have now raised loading capacity. We still want to maintain social distancing while operators at least break even,” External link

sanews Tuesday, March 31, 2020 8:07:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “People travelling in public transport collecting their grants are advised to carry their identity document and South African Social Security Agency cards with them” External link

citizen Monday, March 30, 2020 4:21:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Effective from tomorrow, 30 March 2020 until Friday, 3 April 2020, buses and taxis will be permitted to operate from 5am until 8pm in order to cater to the transportation needs of society’s most vulnerable,” External link

sanews Monday, March 30, 2020 1:19:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Having considered Minister Zulu’s request and representations made by various industry bodies, including the taxi industry, I have decided to amend the Public Transport Directions in order to accommodate grant beneficiaries,” External link

sanews Monday, March 30, 2020 1:19:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Effective from today, 30 March 2020 until Friday, 3 April 2020, buses and taxis will be permitted to operate from 5am until 8pm in order to cater to the transportation needs of society’s most vulnerable in getting their social grants,” External link

citizen Monday, March 30, 2020 12:42:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Our national traffic police are working closely with the defense force and the SAPS in enforcing the law at the Beitbridge and the Lebombo borders,” External link

citizen Monday, March 30, 2020 12:42:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “in order to cater to the transportation needs of society’s most vulnerable” External link

dailymaverick Monday, March 30, 2020 3:09:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Effective from tomorrow, 30 March 2020 until Friday, 3 April 2020, buses and taxis will be permitted to operate from 5am until 8pm in order to cater to the transportation needs of society’s most vulnerable,” External link

sanews Monday, March 30, 2020 1:11:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Having considered Minister Zulu’s request and representations made by various industry bodies, including the taxi industry, I have decided to amend the Public Transport Directions in order to accommodate grant beneficiaries,” External link

sanews Monday, March 30, 2020 1:11:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Effective from tomorrow, 30 March 2020 until Friday, 3 April 2020, buses and taxis will be permitted to operate from 5am until 8pm in order to cater to the transportation needs of society’s most vulnerable,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Sunday, March 29, 2020 11:08:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Having considered Minister Zulu’s request and representations made by various industry bodies, including the taxi industry, I have decided to amend the Public Transport Directions in order to accommodate grant beneficiaries,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Sunday, March 29, 2020 11:08:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said ( about Cyril Ramaphosa ) : “Following the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa on the days social grants would be paid, a number of industry bodies made representations on the relaxation of hours public transport vehicles are allowed to operate. A similar request was made by Minister of Social Development Lindiwe Zulu,” External link

citizen Sunday, March 29, 2020 7:07:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "Our own crew was not allowed to disembark in Wuhan. Our people came straight into the airline and we came back home. Crews changed on board," External link

polandsun Saturday, March 28, 2020 11:12:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We have received a number of reports of non-compliance with the regulations and directions governing transport movement during the lockdown period,” External link

citizen Saturday, March 28, 2020 6:35:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula explained : “The Queen Elizabeth II is waiting for clearance to enter the port in order to refuel and take provisions. This is a matter we are urgently considering,” External link

citizen Saturday, March 28, 2020 6:35:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The taxi industry has raised concern relating to the requirement that passengers in a taxi cannot exceed 50% of its legal capacity. We will look into the matter and find a solution that does not undermine the purpose of the lockdown or compromise the principle of social distance,” External link

sanews Saturday, March 28, 2020 12:53:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We encourage them to walk to the local shops. Where we have to use a taxi, it should be under exceptional circumstances,” External link

sanews Saturday, March 28, 2020 3:29:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Members of the South African Police Service (SAPS) and security personnel from the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) are on patrol duty at Park Station. Our National Traffic Police are working closely with the Defence Force and SAPS in enforcing the law at the Beitbridge and Lebombo border posts,” External link

sanews Saturday, March 28, 2020 3:29:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We received reports that in some areas in Gauteng, a number of taxis were being filled to capacity in violation of the capacity restrictions in the regulations,” External link

sanews Saturday, March 28, 2020 3:29:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The Queen Elizabeth II is waiting for clearance to enter the port in order to refuel and take provisions. This is a matter we are urgently considering,” External link

sanews Saturday, March 28, 2020 3:29:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The cyclist told officials that he was attempting to cycle to Cape Town. He has been detained at the Mondeor Police Station,” External link

sanews Saturday, March 28, 2020 3:29:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We encourage them to walk to the local shops. Where we have to use a taxi, it should be under exceptional circumstances,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, March 28, 2020 2:04:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Members of the South African Police Service (SAPS) and security personnel from the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) are on patrol duty at Park Station. Our National Traffic Police are working closely with the Defence Force and SAPS in enforcing the law at the Beitbridge and Lebombo border posts,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, March 28, 2020 2:04:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We received reports that in some areas in Gauteng, a number of taxis were being filled to capacity in violation of the capacity restrictions in the regulations,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, March 28, 2020 2:04:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The Queen Elizabeth II is waiting for clearance to enter the port in order to refuel and take provisions. This is a matter we are urgently considering,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, March 28, 2020 2:04:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The cyclist told officials that he was attempting to cycle to Cape Town. He has been detained at the Mondeor Police Station,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, March 28, 2020 2:04:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “process of issuing new directions covering transitional arrangements relating to driver’s and learner’s licensing issues” External link

citizen Saturday, March 28, 2020 1:02:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The Queen Elizabeth II is waiting for clearance to enter the port in order to refuel and take provisions. This is a matter we are urgently considering,” External link

citizen Saturday, March 28, 2020 1:02:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Taxis will be allowed to operate for essential services between 5am to 9am in the morning, and also in the evening,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, March 26, 2020 9:51:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “There will be no airlines coming from outside expected here except if it is cargo for essential service. And even in terms of that cargo, our direction is that they will not disembark,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, March 26, 2020 9:51:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Nothing is cast in stone, yet the main issue is the enforcement of the lockdown,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, March 26, 2020 9:51:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “What about hawkers who make money as a result of taxi rank operations?” External link

citizen Thursday, March 26, 2020 5:13:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula announced : “Operators should put measures in place to adhere to social distancing in order to curb the spread of the virus. All minibus-taxis must be sanitised after every trip,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, March 26, 2020 6:56:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Metered taxis and e-hailing vehicles must be sanitised after each journey. The industry will take responsibility for this. Where appropriate the government will assist,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, March 26, 2020 6:56:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “If you want to buy groceries and you stay in a remote area you will be catered for in the 5am to 9am [slot] and you’ll be catered for from 4pm to 8pm,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, March 26, 2020 6:56:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “When the regulations are implemented, there no doubt will be teething problems. It will be monitored by the NatJoints [the National Joint Operational and Intelligence Structure of bringing together police, the military, intelligence and others]. Nothing is cast in stone,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, March 26, 2020 6:56:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "Should your driver's licence expire during the duration of the lockdown, it shall be deemed to remain valid until the end of the lockdown, with the grace period of renewal within 14 working days thereafter unless otherwise determined," External link

irishsun Wednesday, March 25, 2020 11:26:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Should your driver’s licence expire during the duration of the lockdown it shall be deemed to remain valid until the end of the lockdown, with the grace period of renewal within 14 working days thereafter unless otherwise determined,” External link

businessday Wednesday, March 25, 2020 10:01:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Metered taxis and e-hailing vehicles must be sanitised after each journey. The industry will take responsibility for this. Where appropriate, government will assist,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, March 25, 2020 9:35:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “I want to dismiss the false information going around that the airports are closing,” External link

zambiareports Saturday, March 21, 2020 8:49:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “because constitutionally we have no right to stop South Africans from coming home” External link

dailymaverick Saturday, March 21, 2020 5:52:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Passengers are asked to contact their airlines for further details,” External link

dailymaverick Saturday, March 21, 2020 5:52:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “sent back to their own countries” External link

zimeye Saturday, March 21, 2020 1:46:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We have to assist our citizens to come back home. Constitutionally, we can’t bar them,” External link

iol Saturday, March 21, 2020 7:13:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We have citizens of the country who are somewhere in the sea in France and those countries have closed them out, they are crying for the president to help,” External link

iol Saturday, March 21, 2020 7:13:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “At the end, it is about the preservation of our country's interest,” External link

iol Saturday, March 21, 2020 7:13:00 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

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 said : “The AIDAmira’s more than 1,700 passengers and crew had not been able to disembark since Monday, 16 March 2020, following the discovery that some of the passengers had come into contact with someone who showed symptoms of the coronavirus,” External link

citizen Friday, March 20, 2020 9:49:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “I want to dismiss the false information going around that the airports are closing,” External link

citizen Friday, March 20, 2020 9:49:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula told : “With effect from today (Wednesday), no cruise ships will be permitted to call into South African ports or will any be allowed to leave our shores,” External link

africanewswire Friday, March 20, 2020 4:16:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “In terms of these regulations, no passenger vessels will be allowed in our ports. In essence, there is a total ban on cruise ships. This affects all leisure travellers. With effect from Thursday, no cruise ships will be permitted to call into South African ports, nor will any be allowed to leave our shores,” External link

iol Thursday, March 19, 2020 10:32:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula told : "In essence, there is a total ban on cruise ships," External link

marinelink Thursday, March 19, 2020 3:32:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula told : "With effect from today, no cruise ships will be permitted to call into South African ports or will any be allowed to leave our shores," External link

afp-en Wednesday, March 18, 2020 8:57:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula declared : "no passenger vessels will be allowed in our ports. " External link

afp-en Wednesday, March 18, 2020 8:57:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula told : "No passenger vessels will be allowed in our ports. In essence, there is a total ban on cruise ships," External link

reuters-en Wednesday, March 18, 2020 7:04:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula told : “No passenger vessels will be allowed in our ports. In essence, there is a total ban on cruise ships,” External link

themalaymailonline Wednesday, March 18, 2020 6:37:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula told : "With effect from today, no cruise ships will be permitted to call into South African ports or will any be allowed to leave our shores," External link

afp-en Wednesday, March 18, 2020 5:59:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula declared : "no passenger vessels will be allowed in our ports. " External link

afp-en Wednesday, March 18, 2020 5:59:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula told : "No passenger vessels will be allowed in our ports. In essence, there is a total ban on cruise ships," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, March 18, 2020 5:33:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “No more taverns, no more partying. We love these things and we love this life but things have to change,” External link

the-star Wednesday, March 18, 2020 9:46:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We will be meeting with all the interested parties because transport is an ongoing thing,” External link

the-star Wednesday, March 18, 2020 9:46:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “As a sector, we are continuously putting measures in place to mitigate the risks,” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, March 18, 2020 8:18:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “As a sector, we are continuously putting measures in place to mitigate the risks,” External link

citizen Wednesday, March 18, 2020 2:29:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Random screening will be applied in all the taxi ranks and also in the trains – but, equally, taxis will also be expected to undergo sanitation across the country” External link

citizen Tuesday, March 17, 2020 8:10:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The necessary regulations to enable these measures have been developed and will be implemented on time for the measures to kick in on 18 March 2020,” External link

sanews Tuesday, March 17, 2020 1:28:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The necessary regulations to enable these measures have been developed and will be implemented on time for the measures to kick in on 18 March 2020,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, March 17, 2020 12:42:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The social distancing will affect us in terms of taxis ... random testing will be applied in all the taxi ranks and all the trains but equally taxis will also be expected to undergo sanitisation,” External link

businessday Monday, March 16, 2020 6:04:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We’ve got Prasa which will undergo and perform sensitization in all our trains. Radom testing will be applied in all the taxi ranks and also in the trains,” External link

eyewitness-news Monday, March 16, 2020 5:51:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The social distancing will affect us in terms of taxis … random testing will be applied in all the taxi ranks and all the trains but equally taxis will also be expected to undergo sanitisation,” External link

businessday Monday, March 16, 2020 3:15:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “It [the bill] establishes a new category for operating licences and imposes certain obligations on technology providers not to allow illegal operators on their technology platforms,” External link

businessday Tuesday, March 10, 2020 7:08:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “It further deals with issues of handling of public complaints and treatment of passengers; colour coding as well as ensuring that SAPS, metro police have no business interest in the operations of public transport,” External link

citizen Tuesday, March 10, 2020 5:26:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "One of the most important aspects of the bill is the regulation of e-hailing services. It creates a new category for operating licences and imposes certain obligations on technology providers not to allow illegal operators on their technology platforms," External link

irishsun Tuesday, March 10, 2020 3:38:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We are disturbed by the recent developments. While we respect the independence of the taxi industry, we cannot allow for anarchy. "We will closely monitor the situation and assess whether or not a complete closure of taxi ranks in that area is warranted,” External link

iol Monday, March 9, 2020 11:42:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula added : “Bus operators who overload and place people’s lives at risk will be severely punished,” External link

citizen Wednesday, March 4, 2020 11:19:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula added : “Bus operators who overload and place people’s lives at risk will be severely punished,” External link

citizen Wednesday, March 4, 2020 1:35:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Reports indicate that the driver lost control of the bus, which subsequently rolled down a steep embankment, leaving 25 dead and approximately 62 injured,” External link

kuwaittimes Tuesday, March 3, 2020 8:42:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "To lose so many lives in a single accident is devastating and shocking. I send my heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families and the community of Centane," External link

allafrica Tuesday, March 3, 2020 7:45:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "Reports indicate that the driver lost control of the bus, which subsequently rolled down a steep embankment, leaving 25 dead and approximately 62 injured," External link

theCitizen Tuesday, March 3, 2020 1:25:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “It is not business as usual for me. I want to know what happened. The numbers tell you that this is a result of overload,” External link

citizen Tuesday, March 3, 2020 9:17:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “This includes regular reviews of procedures to ensure vehicle fitness, ensuring that drivers are fit to drive public transport vehicles. We will also continue to ensure that the conditions of our roads, including gravel roads are maintained in a manner that ensures they are safe to drive on,” External link

citizen Tuesday, March 3, 2020 9:17:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Reports indicate that the driver lost control of the bus, which subsequently rolled down a steep embankment, leaving 25 dead and approximately 62 injured,” External link

thenews-pk Tuesday, March 3, 2020 5:10:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Reports indicate that the driver lost control of the bus, which subsequently rolled down a steep embankment, leaving 25 dead and approximately 62 injured,” External link

themalaymailonline Tuesday, March 3, 2020 5:10:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "Reports indicate that the driver lost control of the bus, which subsequently rolled down a steep embankment, leaving 25 dead and approximately 62 injured," External link

japantoday Tuesday, March 3, 2020 2:21:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Reports indicate that the driver lost control of the bus, which subsequently rolled down a steep embankment, leaving 25 dead and approximately 62 injured,” External link

vanguardngr Tuesday, March 3, 2020 12:30:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "Reports indicate that the driver lost control of the bus, which subsequently rolled down a steep embankment, leaving 25 dead and approximately 62 injured," External link

modernghana Monday, March 2, 2020 9:42:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "Reports indicate that the driver lost control of the bus, which subsequently rolled down a steep embankment, leaving 25 dead and approximately 62 injured," External link

business-standard Monday, March 2, 2020 8:31:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "Reports indicate that the driver lost control of the bus, which subsequently rolled down a steep embankment, leaving 25 dead and approximately 62 injured," External link

afp-en Monday, March 2, 2020 8:24:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "Reports indicate that the driver lost control of the bus, which subsequently rolled down a steep embankment, leaving 25 dead and approximately 62 injured. The root cause of the accident is unknown at this stage," External link

iol Monday, March 2, 2020 6:36:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “To lose so many lives in a single accident is devastating and shocking. I send my heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families and the community of Centane. "We are committed to expediting the RTMC investigation and [will] ensure that it is concluded speedily. We remain committed to strengthening our measures aimed at ensuring the safety of our people on the roads. "This includes regular reviews of procedures to ensure vehicle fitness and ensuring that drivers are fit to drive public transport vehicles. We will also continue to ensure that the conditions of our roads, including gravel roads, are maintained in a manner that ensures they are safe to drive on,” External link

iol Monday, March 2, 2020 6:36:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "Reports indicate that the driver lost control of the bus, which subsequently rolled down a steep embankment, leaving 25 dead and approximately 62 injured," External link

afp-en Monday, March 2, 2020 6:07:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Prasa will make the a formal announcement on the resumption of the services across the province,” External link

citizen Friday, February 28, 2020 3:42:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The budget delivered by the Minister of Finance was bitter-sweet for our efforts to turn the fortunes of PRASA around. While we acknowledge that over the years, Prasa has faced critical challenges that impacted on its ability to deliver a reliable commuter rail service, we have equally made significant strides to halt this decline and accelerate the interventions to maintain the service and modernize commuter rail,” External link

sanews Friday, February 28, 2020 12:40:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Prasa will make the necessary pronouncements on the resumption of the services across the province,” External link

sanews Friday, February 28, 2020 12:40:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We will continue to robustly engage within the government to find a sustainable solution to the challenges facing commuter rail,” “The trade-offs that we make as a country in light of the dire economic climate must be responsible and not adversely affect the livelihoods of the poor who rely on public transport” External link

citizen Friday, February 28, 2020 2:45:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The suspension of commuter rail services in the Western Cape immediately affects 289,000 commuters who rely on the Metrorail service during the afternoon peak,” “Equally, this action represents the deepening of the crisis facing Prasa,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, February 28, 2020 2:22:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “I have equally noted that the AIID, in conducting this investigation, has taken reasonable measures to ensure independence and objectivity. This includes the appointment of an independent expert, a former managing director of the US’ National Transportation Safety Board,” “I am equally mindful of the concerns raised by the families on the potential conflict of interest on the part of the South African Civil Aviation Authority due to the fact that the aircraft in question belonged to the Sacaa and the personnel who manned the flight were Sacaa employees” External link

citizen Tuesday, February 25, 2020 1:41:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "I have equally noted that the AIID, in conducting this investigation, has taken reasonable measures to ensure independence and objectivity. This includes the appointment of an independent expert, a former managing director of the US' National Transportation Safety Board," "I am equally mindful of the concerns raised by the families on the potential conflict of interest on the part of the South African Civil Aviation Authority due to the fact that the aircraft in question belonged to the SACAA and the personnel who manned the flight were SACAA employees" External link

irishsun Monday, February 24, 2020 10:28:00 PM EAT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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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

Vas Soni said ( about Fikile Mbalula ) : “Apparently Minister Mbalula was complaining this morning on radio that he had not received the affidavits in which comments about the dismissal of Ms Kweyama’s board (were made). Mr Chairperson, I have been told and I have proof here that in respect of Ms Kweyama’s affidavit, that affidavit was in fact served on Mr Mbalula through an email address which the commission had used previously and about which there have been no complaints,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, March 12, 2020 5:14:00 PM EAT

Vas Soni said ( about Fikile Mbalula ) : “Kweyama’s affidavit was served on Mbalula through email address used previously with no complaints,” External link

citizen Thursday, March 12, 2020 2:33:00 PM EAT

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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 said : “We as the government have great admiration and deep appreciation for our men and women in uniform from the South African National Defence Force, the South African Police Service, the National Traffic Police and all traffic law enforcement from our municipalities,” External link

citizen Friday, April 24, 2020 9:33:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “In a nutshell, we are no longer allowing movement of wines,” External link

dailymaverick Tuesday, April 21, 2020 2:37:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "Officials will also ascertain whether or not any lockdown regulations were contravened," External link

iol Monday, April 20, 2020 8:06:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The SA Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) had also received a handful of requests from small private aircraft owners, requesting permission to fly their aircraft for various business-related activities, including farm owners wanting to fly into various provinces to check on operations,” External link

sanews Saturday, April 18, 2020 9:04:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The SA Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) had also received a handful of requests from small private aircraft owners, requesting permission to fly their aircraft for various business-related activities, including farm owners wanting to fly into various provinces to check on operations,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, April 18, 2020 8:18:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “This year’s Easter holidays came against the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic, which led to a nationwide lockdown announced by the President,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, April 17, 2020 5:22:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Our traffic law enforcement authorities had done extensive preparations for this period, which is ordinarily characterised by high traffic volumes to places of pilgrimage and holidays,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, April 17, 2020 5:22:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The Disaster Management Regulations published by the Minister of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, remain in force and have been extended for the duration of the extended lockdown period. This extension includes the directions we have issued covering all modes of transport,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, April 17, 2020 5:22:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “These taxis should be parked at places where they ordinarily park overnight and drivers should return to their homes to avoid indirect gatherings,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, April 17, 2020 5:22:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “This was in sharp contrast with 807 arrested for drunken driving and 192 for speeding in 2019,” External link

businessday Friday, April 17, 2020 12:52:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Our law enforcement efforts will continue to enforce the lockdown rules and ensure compliance by all road users. Enforcement of the rules of the road will continue in earnest to maintain law and order on our roads,” External link

businessday Friday, April 17, 2020 12:52:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said ( about Easter Weekend ) : “As at the end of the Easter weekend, 26 fatal crashes were recorded, which resulted in 28 fatalities. Most crashes involved pedestrians and single vehicles overturned, with contributions of 38% and 19% respectively. The 2020 Easter period was extraordinary as there was limited movement. Despite the lockdown, there were those allowed to travel,” External link

citizen Friday, April 17, 2020 11:40:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "Officials will also ascertain whether or not any lockdown regulations were contravened," External link

iol Thursday, April 16, 2020 10:54:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The department through its entity, provincial departments responsible for road safety and municipalities, deployed traffic officers across the country to ensure compliance with the published regulations and directions,” External link

iol Thursday, April 16, 2020 10:54:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “He was arrested, he is on bail” External link

citizen Tuesday, April 14, 2020 4:02:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said ( about Cyril Ramaphosa ) : "I have discussed the Mr Mhlongo name-dropping of my name with President Cyril Ramaphosa and will on Friday morning report this matter to law enforcement authorities as regulated and published under the Disaster Management Act on fake news & mis- information peddling," "I have noted Mr Mhlongo's apology however I do not view his utterances as mere joke, the country is going through a serious disaster management period and any misinformation, irregular or unauthorized information being published is both unlawful and not assisting in our cause to manage public affairs carefully" External link

allafrica Monday, April 13, 2020 3:31:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula told : “There must be no doubt on my bona fides in relation to information that could be disclosed to me … I’m enjoined by the constitution to protect the state’s secrets,” External link

zimeye Saturday, April 11, 2020 8:53:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “It’s not personal. I’ve got a good relationship [with Somizi], he’s my friend, but the fact of the matter of that … we must not mix business with pleasure,” “I wish to make it clear I’m taking steps to address the particular matter. I will open a case and explain this particular video and leave it to the law to take its course” External link

zimeye Saturday, April 11, 2020 8:53:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “I’m very disappointed about the turn of events but it is not something that is insurmountable that cannot be attended to. The law will do the right thing and investigate and look at what actually happened,” External link

zimeye Saturday, April 11, 2020 8:53:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “As I did not discuss the lockdown timeline or extension plans with Mr Mhlongo at all, my conscience is clear and I am prepared to attest to this under oath. Mr Mhlongo acted very recklessly and irresponsibly. Name dropping has caused enough harm in our discourse before and we must now nip it in the bud,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, April 10, 2020 10:04:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “As I did not discuss the lockdown timeline or extension plans with Mr Mhlongo at all, my conscience is clear and I am prepared to attest to this under oath. Mr Mhlongo acted very recklessly and irresponsibly. Name dropping has caused enough harm in our discourse before and we must now nip it in the bud,” External link

sanews Friday, April 10, 2020 5:43:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “At no stage did I speak to Somizi about lockdown my phones can be checked or meet with him. Apology accepted,” External link

citizen Friday, April 10, 2020 2:25:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Mr Mhlongo acted very recklessly and irresponsibly. Name dropping has caused enough harm in our discourse before and we must now nib it in the bud,” External link

citizen Friday, April 10, 2020 2:25:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “I have noted Mr Mhlongo’s apology, however, I do not view his utterances as a mere joke. The country is going through a serious disaster management period and any misinformation, irregular or unauthorised information being published is both unlawful and not assisting in our cause to manage public affairs carefully,” External link

citizen Friday, April 10, 2020 2:25:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The department through its entity, provincial departments responsible for road safety and municipalities, deployed traffic officers across the country to ensure compliance with the published regulations and directions,” External link

iol Friday, April 10, 2020 1:58:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The department through its entity, provincial departments responsible for road safety and municipalities, deployed traffic officers across the country to ensure compliance with the published regulations and directions,” External link

the-star Friday, April 10, 2020 12:34:00 AM EAT

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

businessday Thursday, April 9, 2020 7:28:00 AM EAT

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

businessday Thursday, April 9, 2020 7:28:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We require public transport operators to adhere to the directions on sanitising vehicles and put measures in place to give effect to social distancing at all material times,” External link

citizen Tuesday, April 7, 2020 8:38:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "We have noted what was raised. We took that decision (to adjust taxi operations) to alleviate the pain for the taxi industry on fueling the car and paying the drivers. We are looking to relief for taxi operators," External link

iol Tuesday, April 7, 2020 6:40:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Any taxi operator which will be found to be in violation of these regulations will be brought to book. Your car will be impounded because you’re breaking the rules,” External link

dailymaverick Saturday, April 4, 2020 1:02:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “They say the shops open at nine o’clock and that that time coincides with the time taxis halt daily operations. We are giving everyone one-hour extra time to go and buy whatever they need from the supermarket. But ideally, taxis should not operate,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, April 2, 2020 5:31:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Alternatively ... all minibus and midi-bus taxi vehicles are permitted to load their maximum, 100% passenger capacity as provided for in their operating licences, provided that all passengers are wearing masks,” External link

businessday Wednesday, April 1, 2020 8:25:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The National Command Centre reflected on this,” External link

sanews Tuesday, March 31, 2020 8:07:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We have been briefed on that. The issues of a shutdown is no longer on the agenda. I’m optimistic. There's an understanding that we didn’t plan to be where we are now [in terms of the Coronavirus pandemic]. Coronavirus is an emergency,” External link

sanews Tuesday, March 31, 2020 8:07:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Taxis will be expected to operate, as per the revised regulations that have now raised loading capacity. We still want to maintain social distancing while operators at least break even,” External link

sanews Tuesday, March 31, 2020 8:07:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “People travelling in public transport collecting their grants are advised to carry their identity document and South African Social Security Agency cards with them” External link

citizen Monday, March 30, 2020 4:21:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Effective from tomorrow, 30 March 2020 until Friday, 3 April 2020, buses and taxis will be permitted to operate from 5am until 8pm in order to cater to the transportation needs of society’s most vulnerable,” External link

sanews Monday, March 30, 2020 1:19:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Having considered Minister Zulu’s request and representations made by various industry bodies, including the taxi industry, I have decided to amend the Public Transport Directions in order to accommodate grant beneficiaries,” External link

sanews Monday, March 30, 2020 1:19:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Effective from today, 30 March 2020 until Friday, 3 April 2020, buses and taxis will be permitted to operate from 5am until 8pm in order to cater to the transportation needs of society’s most vulnerable in getting their social grants,” External link

citizen Monday, March 30, 2020 12:42:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Our national traffic police are working closely with the defense force and the SAPS in enforcing the law at the Beitbridge and the Lebombo borders,” External link

citizen Monday, March 30, 2020 12:42:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “in order to cater to the transportation needs of society’s most vulnerable” External link

dailymaverick Monday, March 30, 2020 3:09:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Effective from tomorrow, 30 March 2020 until Friday, 3 April 2020, buses and taxis will be permitted to operate from 5am until 8pm in order to cater to the transportation needs of society’s most vulnerable,” External link

sanews Monday, March 30, 2020 1:11:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Having considered Minister Zulu’s request and representations made by various industry bodies, including the taxi industry, I have decided to amend the Public Transport Directions in order to accommodate grant beneficiaries,” External link

sanews Monday, March 30, 2020 1:11:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Effective from tomorrow, 30 March 2020 until Friday, 3 April 2020, buses and taxis will be permitted to operate from 5am until 8pm in order to cater to the transportation needs of society’s most vulnerable,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Sunday, March 29, 2020 11:08:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Having considered Minister Zulu’s request and representations made by various industry bodies, including the taxi industry, I have decided to amend the Public Transport Directions in order to accommodate grant beneficiaries,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Sunday, March 29, 2020 11:08:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said ( about Cyril Ramaphosa ) : “Following the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa on the days social grants would be paid, a number of industry bodies made representations on the relaxation of hours public transport vehicles are allowed to operate. A similar request was made by Minister of Social Development Lindiwe Zulu,” External link

citizen Sunday, March 29, 2020 7:07:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "Our own crew was not allowed to disembark in Wuhan. Our people came straight into the airline and we came back home. Crews changed on board," External link

polandsun Saturday, March 28, 2020 11:12:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We have received a number of reports of non-compliance with the regulations and directions governing transport movement during the lockdown period,” External link

citizen Saturday, March 28, 2020 6:35:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula explained : “The Queen Elizabeth II is waiting for clearance to enter the port in order to refuel and take provisions. This is a matter we are urgently considering,” External link

citizen Saturday, March 28, 2020 6:35:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The taxi industry has raised concern relating to the requirement that passengers in a taxi cannot exceed 50% of its legal capacity. We will look into the matter and find a solution that does not undermine the purpose of the lockdown or compromise the principle of social distance,” External link

sanews Saturday, March 28, 2020 12:53:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We encourage them to walk to the local shops. Where we have to use a taxi, it should be under exceptional circumstances,” External link

sanews Saturday, March 28, 2020 3:29:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Members of the South African Police Service (SAPS) and security personnel from the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) are on patrol duty at Park Station. Our National Traffic Police are working closely with the Defence Force and SAPS in enforcing the law at the Beitbridge and Lebombo border posts,” External link

sanews Saturday, March 28, 2020 3:29:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We received reports that in some areas in Gauteng, a number of taxis were being filled to capacity in violation of the capacity restrictions in the regulations,” External link

sanews Saturday, March 28, 2020 3:29:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The Queen Elizabeth II is waiting for clearance to enter the port in order to refuel and take provisions. This is a matter we are urgently considering,” External link

sanews Saturday, March 28, 2020 3:29:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The cyclist told officials that he was attempting to cycle to Cape Town. He has been detained at the Mondeor Police Station,” External link

sanews Saturday, March 28, 2020 3:29:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We encourage them to walk to the local shops. Where we have to use a taxi, it should be under exceptional circumstances,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, March 28, 2020 2:04:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Members of the South African Police Service (SAPS) and security personnel from the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) are on patrol duty at Park Station. Our National Traffic Police are working closely with the Defence Force and SAPS in enforcing the law at the Beitbridge and Lebombo border posts,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, March 28, 2020 2:04:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We received reports that in some areas in Gauteng, a number of taxis were being filled to capacity in violation of the capacity restrictions in the regulations,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, March 28, 2020 2:04:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The Queen Elizabeth II is waiting for clearance to enter the port in order to refuel and take provisions. This is a matter we are urgently considering,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, March 28, 2020 2:04:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The cyclist told officials that he was attempting to cycle to Cape Town. He has been detained at the Mondeor Police Station,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, March 28, 2020 2:04:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “process of issuing new directions covering transitional arrangements relating to driver’s and learner’s licensing issues” External link

citizen Saturday, March 28, 2020 1:02:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The Queen Elizabeth II is waiting for clearance to enter the port in order to refuel and take provisions. This is a matter we are urgently considering,” External link

citizen Saturday, March 28, 2020 1:02:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Taxis will be allowed to operate for essential services between 5am to 9am in the morning, and also in the evening,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, March 26, 2020 9:51:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “There will be no airlines coming from outside expected here except if it is cargo for essential service. And even in terms of that cargo, our direction is that they will not disembark,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, March 26, 2020 9:51:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Nothing is cast in stone, yet the main issue is the enforcement of the lockdown,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, March 26, 2020 9:51:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “What about hawkers who make money as a result of taxi rank operations?” External link

citizen Thursday, March 26, 2020 5:13:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula announced : “Operators should put measures in place to adhere to social distancing in order to curb the spread of the virus. All minibus-taxis must be sanitised after every trip,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, March 26, 2020 6:56:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Metered taxis and e-hailing vehicles must be sanitised after each journey. The industry will take responsibility for this. Where appropriate the government will assist,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, March 26, 2020 6:56:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “If you want to buy groceries and you stay in a remote area you will be catered for in the 5am to 9am [slot] and you’ll be catered for from 4pm to 8pm,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, March 26, 2020 6:56:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “When the regulations are implemented, there no doubt will be teething problems. It will be monitored by the NatJoints [the National Joint Operational and Intelligence Structure of bringing together police, the military, intelligence and others]. Nothing is cast in stone,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, March 26, 2020 6:56:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "Should your driver's licence expire during the duration of the lockdown, it shall be deemed to remain valid until the end of the lockdown, with the grace period of renewal within 14 working days thereafter unless otherwise determined," External link

irishsun Wednesday, March 25, 2020 11:26:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Should your driver’s licence expire during the duration of the lockdown it shall be deemed to remain valid until the end of the lockdown, with the grace period of renewal within 14 working days thereafter unless otherwise determined,” External link

businessday Wednesday, March 25, 2020 10:01:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Metered taxis and e-hailing vehicles must be sanitised after each journey. The industry will take responsibility for this. Where appropriate, government will assist,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, March 25, 2020 9:35:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “I want to dismiss the false information going around that the airports are closing,” External link

zambiareports Saturday, March 21, 2020 8:49:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “because constitutionally we have no right to stop South Africans from coming home” External link

dailymaverick Saturday, March 21, 2020 5:52:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Passengers are asked to contact their airlines for further details,” External link

dailymaverick Saturday, March 21, 2020 5:52:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “sent back to their own countries” External link

zimeye Saturday, March 21, 2020 1:46:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We have to assist our citizens to come back home. Constitutionally, we can’t bar them,” External link

iol Saturday, March 21, 2020 7:13:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We have citizens of the country who are somewhere in the sea in France and those countries have closed them out, they are crying for the president to help,” External link

iol Saturday, March 21, 2020 7:13:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “At the end, it is about the preservation of our country's interest,” External link

iol Saturday, March 21, 2020 7:13:00 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

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 said : “The AIDAmira’s more than 1,700 passengers and crew had not been able to disembark since Monday, 16 March 2020, following the discovery that some of the passengers had come into contact with someone who showed symptoms of the coronavirus,” External link

citizen Friday, March 20, 2020 9:49:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “I want to dismiss the false information going around that the airports are closing,” External link

citizen Friday, March 20, 2020 9:49:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula told : “With effect from today (Wednesday), no cruise ships will be permitted to call into South African ports or will any be allowed to leave our shores,” External link

africanewswire Friday, March 20, 2020 4:16:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “In terms of these regulations, no passenger vessels will be allowed in our ports. In essence, there is a total ban on cruise ships. This affects all leisure travellers. With effect from Thursday, no cruise ships will be permitted to call into South African ports, nor will any be allowed to leave our shores,” External link

iol Thursday, March 19, 2020 10:32:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula told : "In essence, there is a total ban on cruise ships," External link

marinelink Thursday, March 19, 2020 3:32:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula told : "With effect from today, no cruise ships will be permitted to call into South African ports or will any be allowed to leave our shores," External link

afp-en Wednesday, March 18, 2020 8:57:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula declared : "no passenger vessels will be allowed in our ports. " External link

afp-en Wednesday, March 18, 2020 8:57:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula told : "No passenger vessels will be allowed in our ports. In essence, there is a total ban on cruise ships," External link

reuters-en Wednesday, March 18, 2020 7:04:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula told : “No passenger vessels will be allowed in our ports. In essence, there is a total ban on cruise ships,” External link

themalaymailonline Wednesday, March 18, 2020 6:37:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula told : "With effect from today, no cruise ships will be permitted to call into South African ports or will any be allowed to leave our shores," External link

afp-en Wednesday, March 18, 2020 5:59:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula declared : "no passenger vessels will be allowed in our ports. " External link

afp-en Wednesday, March 18, 2020 5:59:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula told : "No passenger vessels will be allowed in our ports. In essence, there is a total ban on cruise ships," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, March 18, 2020 5:33:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “No more taverns, no more partying. We love these things and we love this life but things have to change,” External link

the-star Wednesday, March 18, 2020 9:46:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We will be meeting with all the interested parties because transport is an ongoing thing,” External link

the-star Wednesday, March 18, 2020 9:46:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “As a sector, we are continuously putting measures in place to mitigate the risks,” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, March 18, 2020 8:18:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “As a sector, we are continuously putting measures in place to mitigate the risks,” External link

citizen Wednesday, March 18, 2020 2:29:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Random screening will be applied in all the taxi ranks and also in the trains – but, equally, taxis will also be expected to undergo sanitation across the country” External link

citizen Tuesday, March 17, 2020 8:10:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The necessary regulations to enable these measures have been developed and will be implemented on time for the measures to kick in on 18 March 2020,” External link

sanews Tuesday, March 17, 2020 1:28:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The necessary regulations to enable these measures have been developed and will be implemented on time for the measures to kick in on 18 March 2020,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, March 17, 2020 12:42:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The social distancing will affect us in terms of taxis ... random testing will be applied in all the taxi ranks and all the trains but equally taxis will also be expected to undergo sanitisation,” External link

businessday Monday, March 16, 2020 6:04:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We’ve got Prasa which will undergo and perform sensitization in all our trains. Radom testing will be applied in all the taxi ranks and also in the trains,” External link

eyewitness-news Monday, March 16, 2020 5:51:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The social distancing will affect us in terms of taxis … random testing will be applied in all the taxi ranks and all the trains but equally taxis will also be expected to undergo sanitisation,” External link

businessday Monday, March 16, 2020 3:15:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “It [the bill] establishes a new category for operating licences and imposes certain obligations on technology providers not to allow illegal operators on their technology platforms,” External link

businessday Tuesday, March 10, 2020 7:08:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “It further deals with issues of handling of public complaints and treatment of passengers; colour coding as well as ensuring that SAPS, metro police have no business interest in the operations of public transport,” External link

citizen Tuesday, March 10, 2020 5:26:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "One of the most important aspects of the bill is the regulation of e-hailing services. It creates a new category for operating licences and imposes certain obligations on technology providers not to allow illegal operators on their technology platforms," External link

irishsun Tuesday, March 10, 2020 3:38:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We are disturbed by the recent developments. While we respect the independence of the taxi industry, we cannot allow for anarchy. "We will closely monitor the situation and assess whether or not a complete closure of taxi ranks in that area is warranted,” External link

iol Monday, March 9, 2020 11:42:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula added : “Bus operators who overload and place people’s lives at risk will be severely punished,” External link

citizen Wednesday, March 4, 2020 11:19:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula added : “Bus operators who overload and place people’s lives at risk will be severely punished,” External link

citizen Wednesday, March 4, 2020 1:35:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Reports indicate that the driver lost control of the bus, which subsequently rolled down a steep embankment, leaving 25 dead and approximately 62 injured,” External link

kuwaittimes Tuesday, March 3, 2020 8:42:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "To lose so many lives in a single accident is devastating and shocking. I send my heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families and the community of Centane," External link

allafrica Tuesday, March 3, 2020 7:45:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "Reports indicate that the driver lost control of the bus, which subsequently rolled down a steep embankment, leaving 25 dead and approximately 62 injured," External link

theCitizen Tuesday, March 3, 2020 1:25:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “It is not business as usual for me. I want to know what happened. The numbers tell you that this is a result of overload,” External link

citizen Tuesday, March 3, 2020 9:17:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “This includes regular reviews of procedures to ensure vehicle fitness, ensuring that drivers are fit to drive public transport vehicles. We will also continue to ensure that the conditions of our roads, including gravel roads are maintained in a manner that ensures they are safe to drive on,” External link

citizen Tuesday, March 3, 2020 9:17:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Reports indicate that the driver lost control of the bus, which subsequently rolled down a steep embankment, leaving 25 dead and approximately 62 injured,” External link

thenews-pk Tuesday, March 3, 2020 5:10:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Reports indicate that the driver lost control of the bus, which subsequently rolled down a steep embankment, leaving 25 dead and approximately 62 injured,” External link

themalaymailonline Tuesday, March 3, 2020 5:10:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "Reports indicate that the driver lost control of the bus, which subsequently rolled down a steep embankment, leaving 25 dead and approximately 62 injured," External link

japantoday Tuesday, March 3, 2020 2:21:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Reports indicate that the driver lost control of the bus, which subsequently rolled down a steep embankment, leaving 25 dead and approximately 62 injured,” External link

vanguardngr Tuesday, March 3, 2020 12:30:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "Reports indicate that the driver lost control of the bus, which subsequently rolled down a steep embankment, leaving 25 dead and approximately 62 injured," External link

modernghana Monday, March 2, 2020 9:42:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "Reports indicate that the driver lost control of the bus, which subsequently rolled down a steep embankment, leaving 25 dead and approximately 62 injured," External link

business-standard Monday, March 2, 2020 8:31:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "Reports indicate that the driver lost control of the bus, which subsequently rolled down a steep embankment, leaving 25 dead and approximately 62 injured," External link

afp-en Monday, March 2, 2020 8:24:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "Reports indicate that the driver lost control of the bus, which subsequently rolled down a steep embankment, leaving 25 dead and approximately 62 injured. The root cause of the accident is unknown at this stage," External link

iol Monday, March 2, 2020 6:36:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “To lose so many lives in a single accident is devastating and shocking. I send my heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families and the community of Centane. "We are committed to expediting the RTMC investigation and [will] ensure that it is concluded speedily. We remain committed to strengthening our measures aimed at ensuring the safety of our people on the roads. "This includes regular reviews of procedures to ensure vehicle fitness and ensuring that drivers are fit to drive public transport vehicles. We will also continue to ensure that the conditions of our roads, including gravel roads, are maintained in a manner that ensures they are safe to drive on,” External link

iol Monday, March 2, 2020 6:36:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "Reports indicate that the driver lost control of the bus, which subsequently rolled down a steep embankment, leaving 25 dead and approximately 62 injured," External link

afp-en Monday, March 2, 2020 6:07:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Prasa will make the a formal announcement on the resumption of the services across the province,” External link

citizen Friday, February 28, 2020 3:42:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The budget delivered by the Minister of Finance was bitter-sweet for our efforts to turn the fortunes of PRASA around. While we acknowledge that over the years, Prasa has faced critical challenges that impacted on its ability to deliver a reliable commuter rail service, we have equally made significant strides to halt this decline and accelerate the interventions to maintain the service and modernize commuter rail,” External link

sanews Friday, February 28, 2020 12:40:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “Prasa will make the necessary pronouncements on the resumption of the services across the province,” External link

sanews Friday, February 28, 2020 12:40:00 PM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “We will continue to robustly engage within the government to find a sustainable solution to the challenges facing commuter rail,” “The trade-offs that we make as a country in light of the dire economic climate must be responsible and not adversely affect the livelihoods of the poor who rely on public transport” External link

citizen Friday, February 28, 2020 2:45:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “The suspension of commuter rail services in the Western Cape immediately affects 289,000 commuters who rely on the Metrorail service during the afternoon peak,” “Equally, this action represents the deepening of the crisis facing Prasa,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, February 28, 2020 2:22:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : “I have equally noted that the AIID, in conducting this investigation, has taken reasonable measures to ensure independence and objectivity. This includes the appointment of an independent expert, a former managing director of the US’ National Transportation Safety Board,” “I am equally mindful of the concerns raised by the families on the potential conflict of interest on the part of the South African Civil Aviation Authority due to the fact that the aircraft in question belonged to the Sacaa and the personnel who manned the flight were Sacaa employees” External link

citizen Tuesday, February 25, 2020 1:41:00 AM EAT

Fikile Mbalula said : "I have equally noted that the AIID, in conducting this investigation, has taken reasonable measures to ensure independence and objectivity. This includes the appointment of an independent expert, a former managing director of the US' National Transportation Safety Board," "I am equally mindful of the concerns raised by the families on the potential conflict of interest on the part of the South African Civil Aviation Authority due to the fact that the aircraft in question belonged to the SACAA and the personnel who manned the flight were SACAA employees" External link

irishsun Monday, February 24, 2020 10:28:00 PM EAT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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


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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

Vas Soni said ( about Fikile Mbalula ) : “Apparently Minister Mbalula was complaining this morning on radio that he had not received the affidavits in which comments about the dismissal of Ms Kweyama’s board (were made). Mr Chairperson, I have been told and I have proof here that in respect of Ms Kweyama’s affidavit, that affidavit was in fact served on Mr Mbalula through an email address which the commission had used previously and about which there have been no complaints,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, March 12, 2020 5:14:00 PM EAT

Vas Soni said ( about Fikile Mbalula ) : “Kweyama’s affidavit was served on Mbalula through email address used previously with no complaints,” External link

citizen Thursday, March 12, 2020 2:33:00 PM EAT