The National Union of Metal Workers of South Africa (Numsa) has threatened to approach the court on behalf of its members. Numsa general secretary Irvin Jim said should the government and the taxi industry not resolve their issues, their members, who are passengers, will be caught in the middle. This[…]
Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has appealed to minibus taxi associations to reconsider their decision to load taxis at 100 percent capacity, flouting the South African government’s Covid-19 regulations as from Monday. “I appeal to the leadership structures of the industry to reconsider their decision to incite lawlessness and place their[…]
The South African National Taxi Council (Santaco) is expected to announce an independent relief fund for the taxi industry on Tuesday to support those affected by the loss of business during the 21-day national lockdown. “All I can tell you is the fund will be announced tomorrow and the nature[…]
While the lawlessness of taxi drivers on Cape Town roads is no secret to motorists in the city, taxi drivers have recently become more brazen in defying the rule of law. Just weeks ago taxi drivers raised havoc in Dunoon and have now, mere days ago, again defiantly blockaded major[…]
The Taxi Task Team has condemned the torching of two Golden Arrow buses in Khayelitsha in Cape Town, but has denied that their members were responsible. Some taxi operators embarked on a strike on Monday morning, blaming lack of leadership by South Africa National Taxi Council (Santaco). Several taxi commuters[…]
A minibus taxi strike turned ugly in Cape Town on Monday‚ forcing commuters to change their travel plans. Authorities were also braced for a possible taxi strike in the capital Tshwane‚ although it appeared to have been called off at the eleventh hour. Golden Arrow bus service said they had[…]
The South Africa National Taxi Council (Santaco) president Phillip Taaibosch says the proposed taxi re-capitalization program presented to the government will change the life of the taxi industry for the better. Speaking at the organization’s Kwazulu-Natal Annual General meeting in Durban, Taaibosch says the programme will make business easier for[…]
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