Mr Fix Mbalula has announced the new phase of the Taxi Recapitalisation Programme, which aims to both enrich what the Department of Transport has dubbed a 'hand-to-mouth industry' and ensure the nation's most popular means of transport is safe for citizens.
Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has launched the next phase of the Taxi Recapitalisation Programme.
Taking to social media, Mbalula said the heart of the endeavour is ensuring that vehicles used to ferry commuters meet safety standards.
Additionally, the programme aims to enrich the taxi industry by allowing participants to directly benefit from the process.
Briefly.co.za gathered that unsafe vehicles will be scrapped by a company that was appointed through a tender process, with the taxi industry owning a 60% share.
'Mr Fix' Mbalula seized his chance during the unveiling ceremony in Germiston to try his hand at operating one of the machines at hand.
With taxis serving South Africans nationwide as they commute to work, school and other activities, the new endeavour will hopefully bolster the industry and hail in a new era of safety on Mzansi's roads.
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