Western Cape Transport Minister Bonginkosi Madikizela says they are looking at the possibility of charging taxi operators who fail to adhere to COVID-19 safety regulations.

Madikizela made these comments during an inspection at the Nyanga Taxi Rank, where his department launched a number for commuters to raise issues and concerns.

Taxis departing from Nyanga Taxi Rank being inspected

Madikizela says they have received a number of complaints about taxis from Nyanga, with overloading being the main concern and says the department, in conjunction with the City of Cape Town, will clamp down on those who do not adhere to regulations.

Madikizela says, “Taxi operators – that violate regulations pertaining to overloading, not having sanitiser or not wearing masks – could face attempted murder charges. Under the current protocols, only ten commuters and the driver are allowed in a taxi.”

The infographic below outlines the regulations: