‘We are ready for them’: Fikile Mbalula warns taxi relief fund scammers

2022/01/12 14:13:00

Requirements for funding include that applicants be SA citizens or permanent citizens, must produce valid operating licences and must be registered as a taxpayer with the SA Revenue Service.

Requirements for funding include that applicants be SA citizens or permanent citizens, must produce valid operating licences and must be registered as a taxpayer with the SA Revenue Service.

Requirements for funding include that applicants be SA citizens or permanent citizens, must produce valid operating licences and must be registered as a taxpayer with the SA Revenue Service.

Reporter 12 January 2022 - 10:53 Transport minister Fikile Mbalula says subsidising the taxi industry will relieve the working class who use taxis daily.Ireland , have heeded the WHO’s call.A snapshot of the latest Covid-19 update by the NICD on Monday.11 January 2022 - 05:10 Ebrahim Harvey The ever-deepening and in fact unprecedented socioeconomic and political crises in SA, in which the devastating legacy of our history for the black majority has combined with the negative effects of neoliberalism in the purportedly “post” apartheid period since 1994, must serve to reshape liberalism and its likely future.

File photo.Image: Twitter/Department of transport Transport minister Fikile Mbalula says the department is “ready” and will keep a watchful eye on scammers who apply for relief funding meant for qualifying taxi operators.Ireland recently scrapped all testing requirements for fully vaccinated travellers entering the country.On Tuesday Mbalula outlined the implementation of the relief fund for taxi and e-hailing operators meant to ease the impact of lost income during the Covid-19 pandemic.“Today the institute reports 2,409 new Covid-19 cases that have been identified in SA, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 3,528,463.Requirements for funding include that applicants must be SA citizens or permanent citizens, must produce valid operating licences and must be registered taxpayers with the SA Revenue Service.And for those countries that still require some proof, the rapid antigen test, which is less than half the cost of a PCR with results available within 30 minutes, is commonly permitted as an alternative.Mbalula said he wanted the money to reach the right people..

We are ready for them.If they do show symptoms when they are in the country, they’ll get tested,” Tshifhiwa Tshivhengwa, CEO of the Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA), told Business Insider SA.“There has been an increase of 177 hospital admissions in the past 24 hours.I hope when we conclude this process, we will not be scammed.Taxi operators, please don't fall for scammers.So, if we continue with PCR testing, the travellers, when they choose where to go, will start with the countries that don’t require them, if they are fully vaccinated, to have PCR testing.Transport minister Fikile Mbalula “I know there are a lot of scammers out there.We are ready for them.The association’s CEO, David Frost, has argued that which would save visitors “hassle and cost”.

I hope when we conclude this process, we will not be scammed.Taxi operators, please don’t fall for scammers.“Reversing decisions on quarantine, contract tracing, etc is confusing for travellers.Help us get this money to the right people,” said the minister.He said each applicant will receive about R5,000 and said he was aware this was not enough to solve challenges faced by the industry at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic.” Professor Shabir Madhi, director of the Vaccines & Infectious Diseases Analytics Research Unit at the University of the Witwatersrand, told Business Insider SA that it “doesn’t make any sense to have testing for entry if the virus is so widespread in circulation.Mbalula said the taxi industry was the backbone of the public transportation system and the only industry that did not receive government business relief.

“The bus industry is benefiting from the government in terms of financial support.” Tshivhengwa confirmed that he had raised the issue of relaxing testing requirements with the highest levels of government but added that the process was moving too slowly.We give them money to transport people in and around the country.This is why, as minister of transport, I am reviewing the subsidy for public transport.We debated this last year and said, look, let’s be a little bit more progressive,” said Tshivhengwa.Part of the relief will focus on supporting the industry.” He said subsidising the taxi industry would relieve the working class who use taxis daily to commute to and from work and other destinations.Do I think government is taking this seriously? I would want them to move faster… we can’t just talk about recovery [of the tourism sector] without removing obstacles.

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I knew there was a catch🤣 A tax fee industry getting bailouts 🤣🤣🤣🤣 But we dont have Operating licenses as Taxi Drivers. Only our Bosses have those Licenses. So what about Us as drivers? Obvious the owners wont give us anything I think Mbalula is the first robotic Minister. He still needs a lot of work on.

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