Mbalula, under pressure from taxis, almost gets mask issue right
Remember, wearing a fabric mask doesn’t replace the need for social distancing, staying at home if you’re sick, or washing your hands
Transport minister Fikile Mbalula was, characteristically, both right and wrong at the same time.
On Wednesday afternoon, the transport minister gave into taxi union Santaco, which had been fuming that the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions prevented taxis from being more than 70% full to ensure social distancing guidelines were adhered to. So Mbalula backed down, saying that taxis would be able to travel without any passenger number restrictions, as long as everyone in the vehicle was wearing either a surgical or N95 mask...