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Minister Madikizela kick-starts transport month with road safety initiatives

To kick-start October Transport Month, Western Cape Transport and Public Works Minister, Bonginkosi Madikizela, will tomorrow, Thursday 1 October 2020, join the Cape Town International Airport in welcoming the first international flight into the City under Alert Level 1 conditions.

The month of October is being used by the government to advance, among others, the country’s road safety initiatives and to create awareness about safe, affordable and reliable transport systems for everyone.

Minister Madikizela will, throughout the month raise awareness about the importance of transport in the economy and encourage participation from businesses especially transport-related businesses including the taxi industry because of the upcoming taxi lekgotla.
 
At Cape Town International Airport, Minister Madikizela together with the Western Cape Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities, City of Cape Town, Management of CTIA, Wesgro and Cape Town Tourism will welcome the first international flight back to Cape Town under the new Lockdown Alert Level 1 regulations. This will be followed by a site visit at the new pedestrian bridge in Somerset West before participating at an integrated roadblock to promote road safety, one of Minister Madikizela’s four strategic focus areas for prioritising and implementing during his term in office.
 
Details are as follows:
 
Event: Welcoming of first international flight
Date:   Thursday, 1 October 2020
Time:   09:00
Venue: CIP Lounge, Cape Town International Airport
 
Event:  Site visit
Date:   Thursday, 1 October 2020
Time:   11:30
Venue: Somerset West pedestrian bridge, N2 highway
 
Event:  Integrated roadblock
Date:   Thursday, 1 October 2020
Time:   13:00
Venue: Location to be confirmed upon RSVP
 
All media are invited attend. There will be opportunities for media interviews and photographs.

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