Parliament, Thursday, 30 April 2020 – The Chairpersons of the Committees on Transport have called on the Department of Transport to resolve apparent inconsistencies in regulations as they apply to level 4 lockdown, which will kick in tomorrow.
The committees held a joint virtual meeting to receive a briefing from the department on its plans following adjustments in the regulations to ease the opening up of the economy, as announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa.
The Chairperson of the Select Committee on Transport, Mr Kenneth Mmoiemang, said the transport portfolio needed to play its meaningful role in the phased approach of opening up the economy.
“Permits need to be clear on what goods and categories of transport allowed to move and there has to be clarity on movement across provinces. Transport interventions should be meaningful to transport users, and should not be the source of frustration.”
Mr Mmoiemang said the department should work speedily in anticipation of learners returning to school next week. “Necessary measures to enhance the safety, not only of learners but all users, should be drawn and communicated.” Mr Mmoiemang said the lockdown was not a punishment as some people perceive it, but only meant to protect South Africans. “Making the virus static is everyone’s responsibility, and the sooner we achieve that, the sooner our people will return to their normal lives.”
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