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SA transport minister urges heightened road safety during festive season

JOHANNESBURG, December 23 (ANA) – South Africa’s Transport Minister, Joe Maswanganyi, appealed to pedestrians and motorists to work with traffic authorities during the festive season to ensure safety on the country’s roads which see a surge in traffic accidents and fatalities during this period. In a statement released on Friday, Maswanganyi said that during the festive […]

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So many probes into SA state rail agency, government can’t keep track

PARLIAMENT, November 14 – There were so many investigations by different service providers into corruption at the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) that government could not keep track, Transport MInister Joe Maswanganyi told MPs on Tuesday. “There are so many investigations there, some we don’t even know what they are doing,” Maswanganyi said […]

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Transport minister denounces violences between Uber and metered taxis

JOHANNESBURG, September 8 – Transport Minister Joe Maswanganyi on Friday denounced acts of violence, torching of operators vehicles and intimidation between the Meter Taxi Operators and the E-Hailing Partners – Uber, Taxify and Zebracabs. Two Uber taxis were torched in Sandton, Johannesburg, on Thursday night. Uber drivers then got together and retaliated. They confronted metered […]

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N3 re-opened after bridge collapse, rouble cleared overnight

JOHANNESBURG, August 10 – Rouble and huge concrete structures from the pedestrian bridge which collapsed on the N3 between the Gildenhuys and Gilloolys interchanges on was cleared overnight and the busy freeway was reopened early Thursday morning. The decommissioned bridge collapsed onto vehicles below, injuring five people, in the early hours of Wednesday. Authorities had warned […]

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Minister lauds court ruling invalidating two Prasa contracts worth millions of rand

JOHANNESBURG, August 2 (ANA) – Transport Minister Joe Maswanganyi on Wednesday said he “welcomes” the Pretoria High Court judgment ruling two contracts entered into by Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) with Fenton Gastin, its chief finance officer, were invalid. The first contract that was found to be invalid was the one entered into when […]

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Maswanganyi outlines SOEs reform

PRETORIA, June 23 – Transport Minister Joe Maswanganyi on Friday outlined several turnaround strategies at State-owned enterprises (SOEs) under his portfolio, hoping that the reforms capacitate the entities to drive a developmental agenda and cut corruption. “Moving forward, with South Africa aspiring to be a developmental State, we are envisioning a framework for our SOEs […]