Mbalula Announces Transport Regulations
Written by Mfundo on 31 December, 2020
Transport minister, Fikile Mbalula says there are no changes to the current public transport directions, which includes 70% loading capacity for long distance taxis and buses.
Mbalula says this as the country sees the amendment of many regulations following the announcement of moving back to lockdown alert level 3.
He says since many people will be travelling long distances to return to their places of work during the first weeks of January, the department proposes to allow long distance buses and taxis to complete their journeys.
On the aviation sector restrictions, the current rules include a curfew and a Polymerase Chain Reaction Test.
Commenting on maritime transport, Mbalula says the ban on passenger vessels and cruise liners remains in place, and only vessels bringing in cargo and small vessels are allowed to call on SA ports.
Cross-Border road transport measures remain unchanged, except for the re-opening of the Kosibay Port of Entry from 1 January 2021.
The transportation of liquor from manufacturing plant to storage facilities is permitted, however, such transportation may not be for the purpose of selling.