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Significant Progress Made in Cape Town Taxi Dispute Resolution

Published September 21, 2023
8 months ago

Significant progress is being made following the taxi strikes in Cape Town as a key agreement was sealed by the City of Cape Town, the Western Cape Government, and SANTACO-WC. The Minibus-Taxi Task Team participated in a crucial three-day imbizo, specifically focusing on addressing the essential challenges and determining suitable repercussions for any operating license condition violations.

The agreement, safeguarding commuter safety and delineating guidelines for future cooperation, was settled upon at the end of the imbizo. According to Roberto Quintas, a Mayoral Committee Member for Urban Mobility, over half of the operating license conditions have been agreed upon, with consensus achieved among all parties involved.

"This is unequivocally good news for the general public," Quintas said. In the forthcoming weeks, it is expected there will be ongoing discussions about various levels of enforcement linked to different transgressions. Quintas emphasizes the commitment to "negotiating in good faith, with open and robust dialogue." Dialogue that is aimed at securing commuter safety through reinforced regulations and more robust, cooperative relationships between the involved entities.

Quintas assures the initial agreements which ceased the taxi strike remain in place, presenting a positive outlook for continual conversations and further resolving of the issue.

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