Taxi strike fails to dampen spirits of Western Cape matrics

LOCAL About 100 Western Cape matric students sat for Sepedi and Sesotho papers on Tuesday amid a taxi strike. The SA National Taxi Association (Santaco) in the province embarked on a two-day protest after the suspension of the City of Cape Town’s Blue Dot Taxi initiative. Insufficient budgets ended the initiative,[…]

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Violence erupts as taxis embark on strike action

By Abubaker Abrahams Scores of commuters were left stranded on Monday due to a chaotic mini bus taxi strike in Cape Town which resulted in violence in parts of the city. From as early as 6am, there were reports of road closures and traffic disruptions in different areas, with Khayelitaha[…]

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Passengers left stranded amid nationwide bus strike

Thousands of passengers across the country are likely to be left stranded on Wednesday due to strike action by bus drivers. Bus transport sector unions say their members won’t be returning to work until their demands are met. Starting Wednesday, drivers affiliated to five unions, including Satawu and Numsa will be protesting[…]

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Eight held for Mfuleni bus damage

Eight people were arrested on Tuesday for allegedly setting two trucks alight and damaging a bus in Mfuleni, Cape Town, Western Cape police said. Batteries and cellphones were stolen during the violent protest, Captain Frederick van Wyk said. “The suspects are detained on charges relating to malicious damage to property,[…]

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Chaos as busses set alight

Eleven buses were torched in Nyanga and Phillipi on Monday morning, after protest action. The body of a man, said to be a taxi driver, was found behind the Nyanga taxi rank. Two buses were torched at Nyanga bus terminus, eight at Govan Mbeki and New Eisleben and one at[…]

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