South Africa’s National Joint Operational and Intelligence Structure (NATJoints) stated that law enforcement officers have been deployed and are on high alert following threats of a “national shutdown” set to take place tomorrow. This follows unsigned messages and posters were circulated on various social media platforms, calling for a national[…]
LOCAL The National Taxi Alliance (NTA) says it has not yet decided whether it will support the call for a national shutdown, in protest against the recent fuel hikes. The NTA says it is currently engaging with the government to try and get it to exempt the taxi industry from some of[…]
LOCAL The B97 minibus taxi route between Mbekweni in Paarl and Bellville will remain closed for a further 4 months. In July last year, a number of violent incidents took place on the route as a result of tensions between conflicting taxi associations, the local Paarl Alliance Taxi Association, which[…]
LOCAL Transport minister, Fikile Mbalula, says they have extended the period for the disbursement of the Covid-19 Taxi Relief Fund to the 31st of March next year. He was speaking at the South African National Taxi Council’s elective conference in North West on Monday. The minister urged the taxi council[…]
E-hailing drivers say their industry has become tainted by unscrupulous criminals who easily enter their platforms because of a weak vetting systems. “We are getting robbed. We are having our riders robbed and that brings us a bad name. We are asking for regulations as an intervention, we are being[…]
COMMUNITY Western Cape Transport Minister, Daylin Mitchell, says all loading lanes at the Bellville Public Transport Interchange have been re-opened except for the Paarl loading lane at the long distance facility. Route B97 for taxis between Mbekweni and Bellville was closed last month following a deadly feud between associations, CATA[…]
Taxis in some areas affected by recent Western Cape taxi violence will resume operations, but only under strict conditions. This after negotiations between the two warring associations resumed. This is according to a joint statement issued by the national department of transport and the Western Cape department of transport and[…]
The Western Cape government said that coordinated efforts were in motion to end deadly taxi violence in Cape Town. Transport bosses have been meeting with warring taxi associations to try and quell tensions. There was a spate of shootings last week in which several people were killed and wounded. Premier[…]
Thousands of commuters in Cape Town have been forced to make alternative transport arrangements due to the ongoing taxi violence. Golden Arrow says limited bus services will be available for commuters on Tuesday. On Monday, services were disrupted after a bus driver was shot and wounded near Nyanga. The bus[…]
A taxi driver has been gunned down near Mfuleni in Cape Town’s northern suburbs and another man wounded during ongoing taxi violence in the Western Cape. Warring taxi associations, the Cape Amalgamated Taxi Association (CATA) and Congress of Democratic Taxi Association (CODETA), will meet with government authorities in Brackenfell again on[…]
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