Cape Town taxi drivers go on strike

2011-03-14 08:04
Cape Town - Minibus taxi commuters were left stranded in Cape Town on Monday morning as members of the SA National Taxi Council (Santaco) started striking to protest against the provincial government.

"There's a lot of unhappiness amongst my members in the Western Cape," said Santaco secretary general Philip Taaibosch.

"It is the only province in South Africa where you find that taxi operators are harassed in such a big way," he told Sapa.

Taaibosch said Santaco members were protesting about two matters - the red tape and "sloppiness" around the issuing of operating licences by the provincial government, and the "draconian" traffic laws.

He said authorities regularly impounded taxis without good reason.

"If he is a taxi operator, they just impound his vehicle," said Taaibosch.

He said he had requested his colleagues in the Western Cape to try and set up a meeting with transport and public works MEC Robin Carlisle to discuss Santaco's concerns.

The strike will end once "the provincial leadership had decided that their issues had been addressed", said Taaibosch.

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