The Western Cape Transport Department has called for calm in the taxi industry, following the murder of Chairperson of the Cape Amalgamated Taxi Association Victor Wiwi. He was gunned down when he was with a colleague near Nyanga last week. Wiwi was shot when he was returning from a meeting[…]
Two people arrested following shootings in the Cape Town CBD on Monday are expected to appear in court today. Seven people were wounded when gunmen opened fire at three locations including the Cape Town Station Deck. Two men aged 31-year-old and 39-years old were arrested at different locations on the[…]
A taxi driver in was found shot and killed today, September 29 in the Brackenfell area. Titanium Securitas Medical Response unit were first on the seen after receiving a call about the incident. At at approximately 4pm the Titanium Securitas Medical Response unit received a called regarding a taxi driver[…]
The Western Cape government together with 100 minibus taxis belonging to Umanyano Travel Services on Monday launched the Red Dot service for the exclusive use of essential health care workers. According to the provincial department of transport and public works, the service is for health care workers that may have[…]
Three commuters refused to disembark a minibus taxi in Capricorn and proceeded to hijack the vehicle, Western Cape police said on Thursday. The 40-year-old driver had stopped on Prince George Drive on Wednesday night when the men pulled out knives and took his cash and cellphone, police spokesperson FC van[…]
A 21-year-old taxi driver has been arrested for allegedly raping a 14-year-old schoolgirl in Kuilsriver. Provincial police spokesperson Constable Noloyiso Rwexana said in a statement that officers were conducting an awareness campaign at Kuilsiver train station on Thursday at 10:00 when a commuter reported that a pupil, in school uniform,[…]
French President Francois Hollande has condemned violent protests by taxi drivers against the car ride-booking app Uber, but maintained that the service should be taken off the road. Hollande, speaking early on Friday morning, described the Paris demonstrations as “unacceptable violence in a democracy, in a country like France”. But[…]
Fifteen people were injured on Tuesday after a taxi rolled down an embankment on Baden Powell Drive in Khayelitsha in the Western Cape, ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said. ER24 paramedics, along with Metro services, arrived on the scene and found the taxi lying on the side of the road. On[…]
Many private drivers shuttling pilgrims between Jeddah and Makkah ahead of haj are charging prices that are 10 to 20 times higher than the fares they charge on regular days, especially for illegal expats and permitless pilgrims who risk traveling to Makkah ahead of time to avoid inspections. Salem Al-Beishi,[…]
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