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Minister Madikizela to launch transport service to assist fight against COVID-19

17 May 2020

Western Cape Transport and Public Works Minister, Bonginkosi Madikizela will tomorrow, Monday 18 May 2020 launch the Red Dot service that will be providing two new services to support the provincial Department of Health’s fight against COVID-19.

Under the Alert Level 4 regulations of the National State of Disaster, public transport must stop operating at 19:00 and may only resume at 05:00 the next morning. This is problematic for many public health employees because their shifts end at 19:00. Red Dot Lite will provide a chartered transport service for those employees who need to travel home from work after 19:00.

A related service, Red Dot, will also transport people to and from public quarantine and isolation facilities from 1 June.

The service is being delivered through a partnership between the Department of Transport and Public Works and the minibus taxi industry.  A contract was concluded with Umanyano Travel Services, a company wholly owned by members of SANTACO Western Cape. 

At a media briefing and demonstration, Minister Madikizela will unveil the transport fleet and measures that have been put in place to mitigate the risk and exposure to the coronavirus.

Details are as follows:
Date:   Monday, 18 May 2020
Time:   15:00
Venue: Gene Louw Traffic College, Brackenfell

Media Enquiries: 

Ntomboxolo Makoba-Somdaka
Spokesperson for Minister Bonginkosi Madikizela
Tel: 021 483 8067
Cell: 082 953 0026