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The Zondo commission of evasion

Obfuscation, non sequiturs, outright lies, senseless babble, curry breaks — and we’re paying for it all

President Cyril Ramaphosa to address the nation next week

The national coronavirus command council will meet next week to discuss ways it can clamp down on the increasing Covid-19 infections. This is after the cabinet met this week to express its concerns

Mbalula’s war with military vets belies the Prasa disaster

The transport minister uses humour, which his targets don’t find funny, to survive in tough times or to divert attention from a problem.

Citizens tired of being played for a fool

The use of a South African Air Force jet by ANC officials without the minister following the required procedures is one such case — and more questions arise on examination of that case

Fikile has a daring plan for taxis

The transport minister presented to the ANC’s top body a proposal to establish a bank for taxi operators and to subsidise the industry

Editorial: ANC, stop hurting our country

The ANC either does not understand the best interests of those it was elected to serve — or it knows and doesn’t care

The government is ‘not afraid of the taxi industry’ — Fikile Mbalula

Transport minister Fikile Mbalula says that the decision to allow taxis to operate at full capacity is driven by ‘rationale’, not fear

Taxis and Covid-19: ‘The ideal doesn’t exist’

After months of complaining about the regulations imposed on the industry, taxi owners have been given a lifeline

Police brutality is government policy

For 20 years ministers in charge of the police have been telling them to beat up or kill criminals

‘I get nothing at the end of the day’

The taxi industry is the backbone of South Africa’s public transport system. But its drivers, at the mercy of their bosses and government, are struggling to survive the new Covid-19 rules

Mbalula defends changing taxi operating times

Regulations for taxis have been relaxed over the last few days of the lockdown prompting criticism. Transport minister Fikile Mbalula however, has defended the decision

‘Frustrated’ police resort to force

Regulation uncertainty leaves slap-happy police and soldiers to decide when people should or shouldn’t be allowed on the streets

South Africans stuck in Peru lockdown told to ‘hang in there’

Two women who travelled to South America for a friend’s wedding were told by the South African government to wait until Peru’s state of emergency ends. Now they could be coming home

SAA to operate emergency evacuation flights

Airports company, airlines on notice for mercy flights to evacuate foreigners from South Africa

Rules for lockdown: Stay put!

The lockdown regulations provide for strong curtailment of people’s movements, but many details of their implementation are still to come

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