taxi operators

Hitmen in taxi industry a cause for concern – Gauteng MEC

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[…]

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Taxi blockades anticipated for this week

Taxi operators have warned that more disruptions in traffic and services can be anticipated as they are adamant their fines and warrants be scrapped by the City of Cape Town. On Friday, taxi drivers blocked major exit routes from Cape Town’s CBD, and this caused major peak-hour taffic delays. To[…]

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Business as usual: Dunoon protests suspended

Protests in Dunoon have been suspended following a meeting that took place last night between taxi drivers and associations and the community of Dunoon. This comes after several days of violent protests by taxi drivers against the law enforcement activities of traffic officials. The purpose of the meeting was to[…]

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Police on high alert amid Delft taxi tensions

Western Cape police and the City of Cape Town have urged residents to refrain from making comments or posting pictures which are alarming on social media platforms. This follows the circulation of old images of burning buses to create the impression that taxi violence in Delft and Nyanga had escalated.[…]

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Delft community on edge as taxi violence continues

The situation in Delft seems calm at present, as police continue to monitor the area on Thursday. Residents reported this morning that gunshots were fired and local schools had to send learners home. The Delft Taxi Association and the Cape Amalgamated Taxi Association are at war over taxi routes and[…]

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