taxi violence

WC gov to launch Blue Dot Taxi initiative next month

The Western Cape government has launched an initiative aimed at reducing illegal taxi operations and the deadly conflict in the industry. The provincial government’s Blue Dot Taxi was launched in Cape Town, and will initially include over a thousand vehicles. They will participate in an incentive programme aimed at rewarding[…]

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Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works to monitor Bellville and the Bloekombos taxi ranks

The Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works says it will continue to closely monitor the Bellville and the Bloekombos taxi ranks after reopening them yesterday. The busy transport hubs were closed following taxi conflict and shootings over the weekend. The department’s Jandré Bakker said the decision to reopen[…]

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11 dead in alleged taxi violence shooting in KZN

Eleven people are confirmed dead in an ambush shooting on the R74 in KwaZulu-Natal, which is now being investigated as an incident of taxi violence, police said on Sunday. “We have dispatched our taxi violence unit to the scene,” said police spokesperson Brigadier Jay Naicker. On Saturday night, a minibus[…]

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9 killed, three injured in Western Cape taxi violence

Nine people were shot dead and three others injured in alleged taxi violence in the Western Cape, police said on Saturday. The men were killed in different locations around Cape Town on Friday afternoon until the early hours of Saturday morning, police spokesperson Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana said. Rwexana said officers[…]

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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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