Department of Transport
The Minister of Transport, Fikile Mbalula has given the motorists more time for the renewal of driving licences. Keep reading to find out all the details.
It appears that citizens throughout the country have found themselves having to spend more money on fewer products and services. This comes as a result of factors such as several job losses due to Covid19, the recent unrest and the rapid rise in e-tariff prices while the cost of living continues to rise.
An arbitration process to resolve the ongoing taxi-related violence in the Western Cape is underway following an earlier failed mediation process. This comes after failed mediation efforts to end the violent dispute between two of the Western Cape's rival taxi associations, CATA and CoDETA.
The Western Cape Government held a digital press conference on Tuesday to address the taxi violence in the province. This forms part its efforts to ensure the safety of commuters in the greater Cape Town region following disruptions in the taxi industry.
UDM leader Bantu Holomisa and SAFTU General Secretary Zwelinzima Vavi met with warring taxi associations in Cape Town this weekend about the ongoing taxi violence. Holomisa gave an update on the proceeding of their intervention.
Golden Arrow Bus Service has announced that it will deploy more buses to assist commuters who have been affected by the ongoing taxi strike. This follows the closure of certain routes by the Western Cape Transport MEC following a deadlock in negotiations between rival taxi groups on Friday last week.
The Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works has announced that it will close down the B97 taxi route between Mbekweni/Paarl and Bellville. This follows failed negotiations between two rival taxi associations involved in a deadly conflict over the route.
Taxi violence continues in the Western Cape, despite ongoing interventions by authorities as six people are reported to have been killed due to ongoing taxi violence this past week. This brings the death toll due to taxi violence this year to 80.
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