The Transport Department has affirmed that it is set to work on revising its regulations, with the aim of addressing and ending cases of GBVF in the taxi and rail sectors.
Minister of Transport, Fikile Mbalula took to Twitter on Tuesday, 4 May 2021, to detail some of the resolutions from the department’s latest portfolio committee meeting. The meeting was aimed at discussing and revising the department’s efforts in matters relating to the taxi and rail sectors.
According to Mbalula, the department is now committed to ending the scourge of gender-based violence and femicide (GBVF) in the aforementioned sectors. While news of GBVF in the taxi industry have not been shared of late, the matter is still of importance within the sector.
However, regarding the rail sector, there are more pressing issues that still need to be addressed by the department, such as the rejuvenation of the railroad system and its infrastructure. The matter of the train stations being looted is still one of the most pressing matters that have yet to be adequately addressed by the department. Moreover, the halt of the introduction of the People’s Train has also yet to be adequately addressed by the department.
See the post below.
Addressing and ending gender-based violence and femicide (GBVF) in the taxi industry and in rail transport have also become critical performance areas for the sector. https://t.co/5WJD5Ujhkb pic.twitter.com/Q2SL3FtXuC
— |Mr Fix (@MbalulaFikile) May 4, 2021