ARTICLES RELATING TO BEN MARTINS

We pay our ministers too much

2014-06-04 15:40

We cannot have government shouting for a need to narrow the income gap in the private sector when our politicians fail to lead by example, says Lukhona Mnguni.

SA looking for more electricity: Martins

2014-04-14 20:00

Energy Minister Ben Martins says South Africa will start looking around to buy additional power as the country strives to prevent blackouts.

Govt drops inland transport levy

2014-03-28 07:36

An inland fuel transport levy which compensates oil companies forced to use roads because of full pipeline capacity will be abolished from next month.

SA renewable energy attracts investment

2013-11-05 08:56

A renewable energy procurement programme has attracted billions of rand in foreign direct investment, Energy Minister Ben Martins says.

Petrol strike ends, but challenges remain

2013-09-27 14:38

The Fuel Retailers Association has welcomed an agreement to end a pay strike by petrol attendants, but says the industry still faces key challenges.

Taxi industry being sidelined - NTA

2013-08-14 14:48

Government is not taking the taxi industry seriously, the National Taxi Alliance says.

Hard work ahead for new ministers - union

2013-07-10 16:31

The new ministers appointed by President Jacob Zuma must turn their departments around, trade union Nehawu says.

Zuma failed to address problems - IFPYB

2013-07-09 21:57

President Jacob Zuma did not address all the problems facing South Africans in his Cabinet reshuffle, IFP Youth Brigade chair Mkhuleko Hlengwa says.

Zuma repositions himself ahead of 2014

2013-07-09 17:42
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With less than a year to go to the 2014 elections, President Jacob Zuma has axed allies and ousted Human Settlements Minister Tokyo Sexwale.

Sanral ad spend gets 200% bump

2013-07-04 21:31

The SA National Roads Agency Limited's spending on advertising has increased 200% in the past two years, says Transport Minister Ben Martins.

Cosatu resumes e-tolls protest

2013-07-02 07:17

The Congress of SA Trade Unions is resuming its campaign against e-tolling with a drive-slow planned in Pretoria.

Minister's plea to road users after crash

2013-07-01 16:50

Transport Minister Ben Martin has lamented the death of 15 people in an accident in Sandfontein in North West.

Name, shame campaign hits speed bump

2013-06-13 22:28

A “name and shame” campaign for convicted drunk drivers in the Western Cape has been shut down by the department of justice, Transport MEC Robin Carlisle has claimed.

Sanral accused of abusing public funds

2013-06-05 19:55

The DA says the SA roads agency used R110 000 of taxpayers' money to pay for member fees to the organisation which awarded it an international accolade.

Zuma urged not to sign off on e-tolls

2013-05-29 21:07

The DA says it will appeal to President Jacob Zuma not to sign the e-tolling bill into law and ask for an investigation into alternative options.

E-tolls 'necessary for infrastructure'

2013-05-23 08:41

E-tolling is needed to pay for and maintain infrastructure critical to South Africa's future economic growth, Transport Minister Ben Martins says.

Sanral respects Cape toll ruling

2013-05-21 16:45

Sanral says it accepts the Western Cape High Court's decision to halt its planned Winelands toll project and will study the ruling to map the way forward.

Mantashe: Zuma doesn't have to explain

2013-05-20 14:16
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President Jacob Zuma does not have to explain his ties to the Gupta family to the ANC, its secretary general Gwede Mantashe says.

Waterkloof: Zuma, ministers not involved

2013-05-19 15:36
169 comments

President Jacob Zuma and his Cabinet had no involvement in the landing of a privately chartered plane at the Waterkloof Air Force Base, Justice Minister Jeff Radebe says.

No special airport treatment for Guptas

2013-05-05 16:20
133 comments

It's been reported that the Gupta family asked for, but were denied, special treatment at OR Tambo International Airport.

Still hope for e-tolls breather - AA

2013-04-15 17:16

The Automobile Association of SA has urged its members to not yet register for e-tags because they still believe an equitable solution can be hammered out.

Govt vs people on e-tolls, says DA

2013-04-11 16:59

Electronic tolling faces an uphill battle as public resistance mounts against plans to start charging motorists within the next two months, warns the DA.

Easter carnage claims 241

2013-04-09 08:18

At least 241 people were killed in road incidents during the 2013 Easter long weekend - most of them pedestrians.

Easter road death toll rises

2013-04-08 14:41

Preliminary figures indicate that at least 241 people, most of them pedestrians, died in road accidents over the Easter holiday, Transport Minister Ben Martins says.

Traffic slows as road blocks increase

2013-03-30 20:11

Traffic volumes on the roads are still low because commuters have arrived at their destinations and as road blocks increase.

 

Petrol price relief for motorists

2014-05-02 14:18
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Motorists will get some relief at the pumps with the retail price of petrol and diesel dropping, says the energy department.

Another petrol price blow for consumers

2014-03-28 16:20

Motorists will have to fork out more at the pumps for petrol as the energy department announces another price hike, but the price of diesel is coming down.

Energy DG steps down for health reasons

2014-03-20 19:13

Nelisiwe Magubane will step down as the director general of the department of energy for health reasons.

Zuma arrives in DRC for visit

2013-10-29 15:08

President Jacob Zuma has arrived in Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo for a two-day visit.

Taxis worse than before - union

2013-08-14 17:02

The government should review the taxi recapitalisation programme because taxi operators are in a worse position than before, urges the National Taxi Alliance.

New ministers sworn in

2013-07-10 17:48

New ministers and deputy ministers have been sworn in at the Sefako Makgatho presidential guest house in Pretoria.

New minister must scrap tolls - DA

2013-07-10 11:13

The newly-appointed transport minister must put an end to the controversial e-tolling project, the Democratic Alliance says.

Parliament posts to be filled

2013-07-09 21:57

The Parliamentary vacancies created as a result of the Cabinet reshuffle will be filled, the office of the ANC chief whip says.

200% hike in Sanral ads a waste - Outa

2013-07-08 21:07

The Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance says several millions of rands in taxpayers’ money have been wasted on Sanral's advertising campaign.

South Africans not e-toll fools - Outa

2013-07-02 21:59

The Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance says the public is not fooled by lower e-toll tariffs and warned the government to heed the concerns of South Africans.

Gauteng set for e-tolls protest

2013-07-01 17:44

The Congress of South African Trade unions is calling for motorists in Gauteng to join a planned drive slow protest against e-tolls, a report says.

Zuma assesses Limpopo village

2013-06-25 14:39

President Jacob Zuma has arrived in Muyexe village in Limpopo to assess the progress of a rural development programme.

'Radebe road ruling a killer'

2013-06-13 14:40

Western Cape transport MEC Robin Carlisle has voiced his concern about the state shutting down his 'name and shame' campaign; "the consequences will be a matter of life or death".

Gupta flight plan 'gobbledegook'

2013-05-30 10:03

The flight plan used by the Gupta family for the Waterkloof Air Force Base landing - FSSSZQZX FSSSYFYX FSSSFDPA FQBEZQZX FQBEYFYX FQBEFDPA FMMMZQZX - has left many confused.

SA needs toll roads, says minister

2013-05-28 17:39
187 comments

The state can't fund the road infrastructure backlog and the user pay principle will not have a crushing effect on the poor, says Transport Minister Ben Martins.

We are the real toll fighters - Cosatu

2013-05-21 22:36

Cosatu in the Western Cape has welcomed a high court ruling to halt the winelands tolling project, but says it is just a gimmick by the Democratic Alliance.

Cape tolls halted

2013-05-21 13:20

The City of Cape Town has been granted an interim interdict halting the proposed N1/N2 Winelands Toll Highway Project in the Western Cape.

Waterkloof probe damage control - DA

2013-05-19 22:19
81 comments

The probe into the Waterkloof debacle was a crafted damage control exercise to protect President Jacob Zuma and members of his Cabinet from the political fallout, the DA says.

E-tolls hit a speed bump

2013-05-10 21:05

Gauteng could be in for a reprieve following a proposed amendment to draft e-toll legislation that could delay the implementation of tolls, a report states.

Speeding blamed for fatal KZN bus crash

2013-04-25 08:05

The driver of a KwaZulu-Natal school bus that crashed, killing eight pupils, was allegedly speeding and ignored warnings to slow down on the wet road.

Make e-tolls unworkable, motorists told

2013-04-11 22:18
118 comments

Public resistance is mounting against plans to start charging motorists using Gauteng highways, with calls being made to protest and boycott e-tags.

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Buckle up, or be fined, Martins warns

2013-04-08 22:17
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A national clamp down is in the offing to ensure all people in vehicles use safety belts, Transport Minister Ben Martins says.

Authorities ready for Easter traffic

2013-03-31 14:34

The department of transport is ready for the traffic rush as the Easter break draws to a close and commuters return home.

Traffic volumes on roads still low - RTMC

2013-03-30 18:09

Traffic volumes on the roads are still low because commuters have arrived at their destinations, says the Road Traffic Management Corporation.

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