Progress on challenges facing the taxi industry
Statement by Bonginkosi Madikizela, Western Cape Minister of Transport and Public Works
In my effort to resolve challenges facing the taxi industry, I held an intergovernmental workshop on public transport with the City of Cape Town yesterday.
The workshop follows my commitment after a meeting with the leadership of the South African National Taxi Council (SANTACO) last month where we addressed challenges facing the taxi industry including the issuing of operating licences for minibus taxis, metre taxis and the issue of identification of e-hailing.
In preparation for a formal consultation with the taxi industry, the province and city clarified processes and procedures around the issuing of operating licences and other related matters.
Considerable progress was made which will enable me to take the matter forward with the taxi industry.
I am committed to finding amicable solutions within the ambit of the law to ensure that people are transported to work safely and improve efficiency in the minibus-taxi industry which contributes massively to our economy.