MEC Jacob Mamabolo meets with Gauteng’s Driving School Operators

MEC Mamabolo holds a fruitful meeting with Gauteng’s Driving School Operators

MEC for Public Transport and Roads Infrastructure today, 11 October 2019, held a productive meeting with Driving School Operators in the province as part of finding an urgent intervention to curb road fatalities.

Gauteng Province Driving School Association and the South African Institute for Driving Schools have agreed that there was a need for government and the industry to forge a closer working relationship.

Driving schools are an important stakeholder if we are to deal with the alarming rate of road deaths on our roads. I am happy that we were able to agree on a few fundamentals on how we will be working together, said Mamabolo.

The meeting agreed on formalising relations by drafting a Memorandum of Understanding that will be signed by all driving schools in the Province.

The meeting is part of consultations that MEC Mamabolo will be conducting during October Transport Month with stakeholders across the entire transport value chain in order to position Gauteng as the City Region of Smart Mobility.

The department’s key priorities for a creating a city region for smart mobility include the reduction of road fatalities, decongesting Gauteng roads and also depolluting the road network.

Mamabolo has already held consultative meetings with Members of Mayoral Committees for Roads and Transport across all development corridors where he outlined the strategy.

A Road Safety Seminar will be held later this month where industry stakeholders will be given an opportunity to bring fresh ideas in a bid to curb deaths on the province’s road network.

Source: Government of South Africa