Local business and property owners say trade and values have plummeted due to taxi traffic congestion caused by the lack of a permanent public transport facility
The South African National Taxi Council agreed to release a warning notice of any future strike action at least 36 hours in advance
It has also brought to the fore the political power tussle between the DA in the Western Cape and the ANC-led national government
Geordin Hill-Lewis’s administration deserves to be shamed too for the bloodshed the extended taxi strike has wrecked. Not because enforcing traffic rules is wrong but because the way in which it has done so is idiocy
Taxi associations are protesting against the legal impounding of their vehicles
There have been reports of looting and the setting alight of vehicles since Thursday afternoon
Buses were set alight in Khayelitsha in the early hours of Monday morning, and thousands of commuters were left stranded
An indaba or a pre-elective conference — how wording is alleged to have sparked strike action
Scores of commuters have been left stranded as thousands of taxi drivers march to the department of transport and community safety in Johannesburg.
Gauteng traffic officials have urged taxi drivers to refrain from intimidation and unruly behaviour ahead of their planned strike on Monday.
Santaco said on Tuesday its members would not be joining taxi drivers marching to the Union Buildings in protest against the traffic demerit system.
The Durban taxi strike which left thousands of commuters stranded on Monday has been called off.
Taxi drivers and operators across the country will strike from September 1 over the implementation of the Bus Rapid Transit system.