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UPDATE: WC minibus taxi industry downs tools at 4am Monday

Taxi associations, Cape Amalgamated Taxi Association (Cata) and the Congress of Democratic Taxi Association (Codeta), say no taxi’s will operate from  04h00 Monday morning. The Western Cape minibus taxi industry will on Monday embark on an indefinite strike as they meet with the MEC for Transport and Public Works to[…]

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MEC must step in, say angry taxi owners

The Western Cape Metered Taxi Council has asked the provincial transport department to intervene urgently to quell frustration among taxi drivers it says could end in violence and cripple the industry. The request, sent to transport and public works MEC Donald Grant on Tuesday, raised a number of frustrations experienced[…]

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MEC pleased with meeting on taxi violence

An on-going mediation process is attempting to curb a spate of taxi violence killings, spurred by tensions between the Cape Amalgamated Taxi Association (CATA) and the Congress for Democratic Taxi Associations (CODETA). The process, hosted by the South African National Taxi Council (SANTACO), saw all relevant role players in the[…]

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14 schools to remain open, for now

A group of 14 schools earmarked for closure in 2012 by former education MEC Donald Grant will, at least for 2015, function as if the threat of closure never existed. This is according to Save Our Schools co-ordinator Vanessa le Roux, who says an agreement was brokered between the organization,[…]

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Grant condemns Metrorail vandalism

Western Cape transport MEC Donald Grant on Wednesday condemned the vandalism of Metrorail infrastructure. “These vandals reportedly butchered signal cables at the busy section between Philippi and Nyanga, adversely affecting the train service between Nyanga and Khayelitsha/Chris Hani and Kapteinsklip/Mitchells Plain,” Grant said in a statement. Acts of vandalism threatened[…]

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