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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Commuters feel the pinch as strike continues

By Loushe Jordaan The situation at Mitchell’s Plain bus station remained the same if not worse than Wednesday, as workers affiliated to bus unions embarked on a second day of strike action. Some 1500 commuters were queuing since the early hours of this morning in hopes of getting to work[…]

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180 taxis, buses unroadworthy in 4 days

Four days into the City of Cape Town’s festive season road safety initiative, 180 public transport vehicles have already been found to be unroadworthy. On the positive side, most of the vehicles stopped and checked were roadworthy, the City said on Monday. Safety checks on 628 vehicles – of which[…]

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MEC pleased with meeting on taxi violence

An on-going mediation process is attempting to curb a spate of taxi violence killings, spurred by tensions between the Cape Amalgamated Taxi Association (CATA) and the Congress for Democratic Taxi Associations (CODETA). The process, hosted by the South African National Taxi Council (SANTACO), saw all relevant role players in the[…]

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Bail for licensing officials facing 118 charges

Four vehicle licensing officials have been released on R3 000 bail after appearing in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday on 118 charges of fraud, corruption and defeating the ends of justice. Farouk Martin, Sivuyile Charlie and Xolani Qhinga were arrested outside their workplace at the Cape Town Civic[…]

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