Minibus taxi operators vowed to fill their vehicles to 100% passenger capacity, regardless of lockdown rules that limited passenger numbers in an effort to curb the spread of Sars-CoV-2. Shortly after that threat President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that, while many other restrictions on daily life would continue, the government had[…]
The National Union of Metal Workers of South Africa (Numsa) has threatened to approach the court on behalf of its members. Numsa general secretary Irvin Jim said should the government and the taxi industry not resolve their issues, their members, who are passengers, will be caught in the middle. This[…]
Minister of Health, Zweli Mkhize, says if and when the coronavirus spreads to public transport areas such as taxi ranks and buses, that will present a new dynamic. Mkhize says this is when MECs will have to be roped in to set up quarantine facilities. There will be consistent evaluations[…]
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[…]
Police Minister Bheki Cele has responded to the deadly taxi clashes in the Hout Bay area. Cele met with stakeholders, including community members, on the Cape Peninsula following last week’s killing of five people. Two rival taxi associations have since been suspended as a result of the violence. Cele says[…]
When Charles and Lisa Onyigbuo asked Uber to recommend a driver to join them in their new business, it never occurred to them that the vetted driver would turn out to be an armed robber. Police have confirmed that “Ian Jordaan”, later identified as Dean Dube, is a suspect in[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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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