Minister Madikizela to inspect non-compliance at Du Noon taxi rank | Western Cape Government



Minister Madikizela to inspect non-compliance at Du Noon taxi rank

7 June 2020

As a continued drive to raise awareness in relation to public transport, Western Cape Transport and Public Works Minister, Bonginkosi Madikizela will tomorrow, Monday 8 June 2020, visit Du Noon taxi rank to ensure transport operators are complying with Alert Level 3 loading restrictions.

The Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works has been receiving a number of non-compliance complaints concerning public transport since the establishment of its effective USSD system.

 The system allows for the  monitoring of Covid-19 hygiene at public transport interchanges and give passengers a voice by sending free feedback of non-compliance in public transport by dialing *134*234# to let the Department know what kind of public transport vehicle they are travelling on, whether the vehicle is adhering to lockdown loading limits, whether the driver is wearing a mask, whether there is hand sanitiser on board, and whether the vehicle is clean and hygienic.

Du Noon has been identified by public transport users as one of the high risk areas where transport operators are not complying with the regulations.

Minister Madikizela will also use the opportunity to donate PPE’s to the taxi industry.

Details are as follows:

Date:   Monday, 8 June 2020
Time:   08:30am
Venue: Du Noon taxi rank

Media Enquiries: 

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