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24 October 2017

MEC Motlhabane to deliver three key service delivery projects in Taung

The official opening of the long awaited Taung Vehicles Testing Station (VTS) will bring sigh of relief to the communities of Taung and neighboring villages and farms. The station has been closed for years, resulting vehicle owners to travel long distances to get services that the station could not provide.

Community Safety and Transport Management MEC Dr Mpho Motlhabane will officially open the station for services to the communities, afet been renovated to meet the required standards.

Accompanied by the Greater Taung Local Municipality Mayor, MEC Motlhabane will also do the sod turning for the construction of the Kgomotso Registering Authority. This is part of bringing services closer to the communities, as most of the motorists from these areas have been traveling more than 70 km to access services, and mostly having to receive services from the neighbouring Northern Cape Province.

Following the moratorium on the operating licenses, MEC will further handover about 200 amended operating permits to taxi operators. The permits have been re-developed with new conditions and specifications to designated route of operations. The amendment will assist with the ongoing taxi feuds.

All the three key activities will culminate at the main event where the MEC will deliver the keynote address at Mmabana Taung. These activities are part of the October Transport Month activities, which is set to raise awareness of the important role of transport in the economy, and to invite participation from civic society and business in providing a safer, more affordable, accessible and reliable transport system for the community.

The October Transport Month Campaign is an annual feature on the calendar of the Department of Transport and is one of the platforms and vehicles through which the department engages directly with stakeholders. The month was officially launched in October 2005.

Members of the media are invited be part of the three key activities scheduled to take place as follows:

Date : 27 October 2017

Time : 07H30 – Sod turning at Kgomotso Registering Authority in Kgomotso village

: 10H00 – Official opening of the Taung Vehicle Testing Station (VTS)

: 11H00 – The official handing over of the amended taxi operating licences

Venue : Main event will be held at the Mmabana Taung.

For more information and confirmation of attendance, contact Rebaone Moeng on 063 659 6579 or email @


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