Following the easing of public transport operating hours for social grant beneficiaries by transport minister Fikile MbalulaWestern Cape public transport working hours have been stretched out for individuals who are collecting their social grants. The Transport Ministry says this will be effective from today until Friday - buses and taxis will be allowed to work from 5 am until 8 pm. Western Cape Transport MEC Bonginkosi Madikizela says people who are not grant beneficiaries shouldn't try to take advantage of this special arrangement"it's very important for people to know that those who are going to get their grants, they must have their sassa cards handy".
Department of transport in the Eastern Cape area has allowed authorization to various transport organizations to transport SASSA recipients to collect their grants and do shopping. Transports were at first removed from the street due to lockdown, yet a unique agreement for transport is set up for the week. The executive of the Mayibuye Bus Corporation, Andile Mini, says the organization will do all in its capacity to guarantee the wellbeing of travellers"We will make sure that everyone that enters the bus has been sanitized, the bus will be disinfected with a spray that is normally provided for the same purpose".
Gauteng Police Commissioner, Elias Mawela says from today there will be expanded police visibility at all social grants pay points over the province in the midst of the coronavirus lockdown. Authorities will likewise guarantee that social removing iis observed"we will support policing and safeguarding the social grant paypoints because we know that there will be a high movement of cash in the province".
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