The City of Cape Town’s traffic officials have arrested 300 taxi drivers in a week-long operation
Taxi and bus commuters have been left stranded in Bloemfontein, Free State, on Tuesday night. This as drivers have embarked on a strike apparently due to unfair treatment by traffic officials and the issue of permits.
Global ride-sharing firm, Uber, on Friday faced another legal bump on the road to its blockbuster initial public offering, with taxi drivers launching a class action lawsuit in Australia.
The EFF in the Northern Cape has allegedly failed to pay some taxi drivers who transported supporters to the party’s provincial manifesto launch last month.
The case against 36 taxi drivers in Vereeniging has been provisionally withdrawn.
The Minister of Transport, Dr Blade Nzimande, has released a statement condemning what he says is “the senseless killing of 11 taxi drivers and the critical wounding of four.”
Commuters in Atteridgeville, west of Pretoria, remain stranded following a protest by taxi operators, belonging to the same association.
The South African National Taxi Organisation in KwaZulu-Natal has reiterated its call on the taxi drivers to respect the rules of the road.
KwaZulu-Natal police have warned Uber and metered taxi drivers about robberies in KwaMashu north of Durban.
Some taxi associations in Makapanstad, in Moretele in North West have threatened to penalize any driver who defies the nationwide lockdown regulations.