The City of Cape Town celebrated a victory against Santaco on Friday after the High Court dismissed the association’s interdict.
Facilities in volatile areas remain closed until further notice, due to arson attacks associated to the taxi strike.
Watch news in a minute for a summary of SANTACO denies that its members are behind the on going attacks and violent scenes across Cape Town.
City of Cape Town Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis invites SANTACO WC to resume talks after their withdrawal last week, with a condition to end violence and intimidation.
Criminal law in South Africa protects a minor from being convicted for a crime hence taxi violence instigators are using them.
Mobility minster calls for SANTACO to return to the table and continue talking and describes the attacks on vehicles and buses as ‘barbaric’
Worried parents walked along the N2 in Cape Town in search for their children who could not make their way home due to the taxi strike
Incidents of public violence were reported in parts of the Western Cape amid an immediate taxi strike on Wednesday, 3 August.
A number of commuters are stranded in parts of Western Cape and the N2 in Cape Town is blocked in both directions due to a taxi strike.
Intercape has rejected a call from SANTACO for a meeting in trying to resolve the ongoing routes violence in the Eastern Cape.
With limitations in the police, some taxi associations have rolled up their sleeves and begun removing debris and burning tyres on roads.
Santaco said Monday would be a normal operating day across the country. They will not take part in the National Shutdown.
In a meeting with SANTACO, JP Smith said the leadership agreed that the lawless behaviour of drivers MUST NOT GO UNPUNISHED.
The special task team will look to fast-track taxi operating licenses, improve commuter safety and train registered drivers.
The Western Cape government managed to avert a taxi strike on Wednesday. SANTACO said it was happy with progress made in the meeting.
Golden Arrow Bus Services pleads with the South African National Taxi Council (Santaco) for safety ahead of the taxi strike on Wednesday.
The MEC and Premier hope to reach an agreement and avoid any disruption to public transport in Cape Town on Wednesday.
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The City of Cape Town said it will not tolerate ‘thuggish behaviour’ when SANTACO stages its stay-away protest this week.
The taxi strike in the Western Cape affected millions of commuters and kept 11% of learners in the province away from school.