E-hailing drivers threaten shutdown

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E-hailing drivers from services including Bolt and Uber have threatened to shut down operations on Monday. The protest relates to ongoing safety concerns as well as issues surrounding drivers’ commissions.

A number of e-hailing vehicles have been torched in recent months.

Drivers are demanding that e-hailing companies and government address all their concerns.

An economist and director at Antswisa Transaction Advisory, Miyelani Mkhabela, says the transportation sector is a critical engine to drive SA’s economic development and therefore needs to be properly regulated.

Mkhabela says the Transport Department should urgently attend to the concerns of stakeholders.

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