The South African National Taxi Council (SANTACO) has called on taxi operators to stop inflating fares. The call comes as some operators hike fares to compensate for their financial losses for carrying fewer passengers as per lockdown transport regulations.
Essential workers and grant recipients who use minibus taxis as a mode of transport may be left stranded from Wednesday.
The South African National Taxi Council has raised concerns over the major rehabilitation of Allandale Road towards Kyalami, in Gauteng, saying it could lead to taxi violence.
Taxi organisations that used a large motorcade to protest through the Pretoria CBD say their aim is to show that their industry is not xenophobic.
The South African National Taxi Council(SANTACO), says it welcomes the commission of inquiry appointed by Gauteng Premier David Makhura to look into the taxi violence in the province.
The South African National Taxi Council (Santaco) has dismissed reports of a nationwide taxi shutdown on Monday.
Santaco says it has limited powers with regard to taking action against taxi drivers who are responsible for crashes or negligence on the roads.
Acts of violence and intimidation are being reported in different parts of the Eastern Cape as the Santaco taxi shutdown continues.
The South African National Taxi Council has called on its members in Klerksdorp in the North West to keep calm and let the law take its course, following Monday’s violence and looting in the town.
The South African National Taxi Council (Santaco) in the North West has called on government to declare war between legal and illegal taxi operators a state of emergency.