Question NW4173 to the Minister of Transport

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08 January 2024 - NW4173

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Sithole, Mr KP to ask the Minister of Transport

Whether her department has records of the number of mini-bus taxis operating as public transport in each province; if not, why not; if so, how many mini-bus taxis have (a) been impounded for not being roadworthy, (b) their operating licenses been (i) rejected and (ii) approved during the 2015-2022 period and (c) what are the relevant details in each specified case?


1.  How may mini-bus taxis have been (a) impounded for not being roadworthy

a) Land transport enforcement is a function of a province or municipality. As enforcement authorities, provinces and/or municipalities are responsible for the impoundment of vehicles where there are transgressions to section 87 of the National Land Transport Act (NLTA). Therefore, the Department does not have the records of the impounded vehicles in the different Provinces.

b) The number of operating licenses (OLs) that have been (i) rejected and (ii) approved during the 2015 – 2022 period are depicted in the table below:




1. Mpumalanga

3 356

31 277

2. Free State

1 567

17 759

3. North West

2 431

25 352

4. Limpopo

3 452

31 873

5. Eastern Cape

4 023

35 832

6. Gauteng

10 457

50 700

7. Northern Cape


20 970

8. Kwazulu Natal


34 405

9. Western Cape




26 464

248 168

NB: The relevant information has not been received from the Western Cape Province and will be provided once received.

c) Refer to (b) above.

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