Chikunga: Women, young people 'must join old white men’ in transport sector

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Deputy Minister of Transport Sindisiwe Chikunga. (Pic: Gallo Images)
Deputy Minister of Transport Sindisiwe Chikunga. (Pic: Gallo Images)

Leipzig – It is time for women and young people to join the “old white men” who still dominate South Africa’s transport industry, according to Deputy Minister of Transport Sindisiwe Chikunga.

“It is not about kicking people out of the industry. Radical economic transformation in the transport industry is about the transfer of skills and integration,” she told Fin24 at the 10th annual summit of the International Transport Forum (ITF) taking place in Leipzig.

“People in the transport industry are also ageing and that is why more young people need to be mentored to take on leadership roles. The issue of training is very important in the transport industry. That is why we also focus on recruiting in schools.”

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