22 December 2012

South Africa: Deputy Minister of Transport Intensifies Road Safety in Eastern Cape As Part of 2012 Festive Season Campaign

press release

Deputy Minister of Transport, Ms Sindisiwe Chikunga together with Eastern Cape MEC for Roads and Transport, Thandiswa Marawu will interact with motorists, passengers and pedestrians during a multi-disciplinary road safety activation engagement as part of the 2012 National Festive Season Road Safety Campaign launched by the Minister earlier in November.

The Deputy Minister and MEC will be joined by road traffic law enforcement officers, the South African Police Service, senior national and provincial government officials and key transport sector stakeholders.

The activation will emphasize and call upon all road users, public transport operators (short and long distance), private motorists, passengers and pedestrians to take personal responsibility for their safety on the roads.

Road traffic law enforcement officers and officials will step up road safety operations throughout the festive period in order to reduce the carnage on the roads.

Together, we can save millions of lives!

The details of the event are as follows:

DATE: Sunday, 23 December 2012

VENUE: Kinkelbos, East of Port Elizabeth

TIME: 10:00

Members of the media attending the event are requested to confirm their attendance with Sello Tshipi on 073 498 6722 or Tshipa@dot.gov.za.

Issued by: Department of Transport

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