Gauteng MEC for Public Transport and Roads Infrastructure Jacob Mamabolo said that since taking office, he has established that some taxi associations have their own hitmen. Mamabolo was testifying before the commission of inquiry into taxi violence on Thursday in Parktown, Johannesburg. The commission is chaired by Judge Jeremiah Shongwe[…]
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[…]
In the wake of a week of violent protests in Dunoon, the city of Cape Town issued more than R1m in warrants and impounded 118 taxis. The pushback from the city came after the protests, which left stakeholders on either side seething. Over the past week, taxi bosses have lamented[…]
Cape Town traffic officers have arrested taxi drivers for 1,596 outstanding fines. The amount equates to R3-million of unpaid fines. According to The South African, mayoral committee member for safety and security JP Smith the overall arrest tally is up to 300 for the week. Traffic officers were operating in Delft, Manenberg,[…]
Traffic authorities have urged motorists to be patient as a planned taxi protest makes its way through national roads in Gauteng on Thursday morning. Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) spokesperson Wayne Minnaar told News24 that taxis were blocking roads and travelling on the N1, N3 and N12.According to Minnaar, taxi[…]
At least four women have been raped in less than three weeks after boarding minibus taxis in and around Gugulethu, a gender rights activist said on Thursday. The first woman took an Avanza taxi to work with two other people, said Zoleka Mali, a counsellor at the Mosaic Centre for[…]
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