The Government Garage in East London will be used as “the hub” of the Transport Department’s new trading entity that will oversee the operations...

The Government Garage in East London will be used as “the hub” of the Transport Department’s new trading entity that will oversee the operations of the provincial fleet.
Transport MEC Thandiswa Marawu said in her Policy Speech that, the purchasing, preparing and dispatch-ing of vehicles would be done from East London, while Port Elizabeth and Mthatha would “act as second-ary bases” for the entity.
The MEC said that Queenstown, Aliwal North and Mount Ayliff would have satellite offices.
She said since her department had resumed responsibility for the management of the provincial fleet, a total of R241 million had been paid to buy back 1 953 vehicles against a target of 1 995.
She said that currently her department was in the process of recapitalising the provincial fleet and to date:
*24 sedan vehicles had been ordered for Traffic Law Enforcement with 21 delivered so far
*Nine 16-seater buses had been ordered with delivery expected this month, and
*64 bakkies had been ordered with the first 38 expected this month.

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