Mbalula’s high hopes for policy geared at getting SA rail on track
Vision includes allowing the private sector to operate routes with own stock
Transport minister Fikile Mbalula on Monday touted an ambitious national rail policy (NRP) under which the government could grant third-party access to railway lines and conclude the handover of commuter rail services to municipalities.
The NRP is geared at guiding the partnership between state-owned enterprises (SOEs) and private rail businesses but does not amount to privatisation, Mbalula said. “There is no such policy on the table.”..
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