Taxi strike hits Gauteng commuters

2014-11-17 08:13

Johannesburg - Gauteng commuters could struggle to get around on Monday due to a taxi strike in the province.

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The reason for the strike appears unclear and the SA National Taxi Council says it is not behind it.

Rea Vaya bus operators told Eyewitness News that its services could come under strain with the extra passengers.

Just after 07:00 it appeared that taxis were running as normal in some areas such as Randburg but commuters were said to be stranded in other parts of Johannesburg.

The Gauteng education department urged parents to make alternative transport arrangements for schoolchildren, including some who are writing matric exams.

EWN tweeted that Bree Street and Bara taxi ranks are two places where commuters have been left without transport.

Johannesburg  Metro Police Department said there will be a protest between 10:00 and 13:00 on Monday and that various streets in Johannesburg CBD will be affected.

The A Re Yeng bus services starts operating in Tshwane on Monday but it is unclear if the taxi strike is in any way connected to this.

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