Taxi strike leaves commuters stranded

By Drum Digital
03 February 2014

Hundreds of commuters in Johannesburg have been left stranded this morning as members of the National Taxi Alliance (NTA) have announced that they will not be operating.

Taxi drivers are protesting against government's failure to issue them with operating permits, which they claim has made them liable to pay for e-tolls.

The NTA’s Theo Malele has accused the government of failing the taxi industry by not issuing them with permits.

“We are a black owned and controlled business and instead of being supported we’re being oppressed.”

Malele says the failure to issue them with permits has affected their businesses.

“How do you run a business without permits? The operating permit is our livelihood.”

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