Minister Madikizela meets SANTACO following road blockages | Western Cape Government



Minister Madikizela meets SANTACO following road blockages

21 October 2019

Today I met with the leadership of the South African National Taxi Council (SANTACO) to help find solutions to the ongoing disruptions we have seen on the roads across the city last week.

Taxi drivers blocked the roads in a protest over impoundment of vehicles and heavy traffic fines.

I cancelled other engagements to meet with the leadership of Santaco this morning. What we have witnessed happening around the City last week is unacceptable.

I fully understand the important role of the taxi industry and its contribution to our economy. However, the taxi industry just like everyone else must respect the rule of law.

If anyone breaks the law, law enforcement must make sure those responsible are brought to book otherwise we will live in a lawless society. Our responsibility as government is to make sure citizens are transported safely.

I am committed to work with the taxi industry to ensure the business is redeemed and respected.

I will engage the City of Cape Town and facilitate an urgent meeting between the City of Cape Town  and the taxi industry as the majority of concerns raised today lie in the City’s jurisdiction. An amicable solution must be reached.

I will be meeting with the City of Cape Town again on the 4 November in order to deal with outstanding operating licences and other related matters.

Media Enquiries: 

Ntomboxolo Makoba-Somdaka
Spokesperson for Minister Bonginkosi Madikizela
Tel: 021 483 8067
Cell: 082 953 0026