Taxi drivers in South Africa on strike, stage demo

Taxi drivers in South Africa on Wednesday embarked on strike as they agitate over the country’s bus rapid transport system and conditions under which they operate.

The Taxi operators have also been staging a march across the country with more than 10,000 drivers joining.

The protesters are unhappy with the licences under the bus rapid transport system and public transport subsidies among other issues.

The National Taxi Alliance (NTA )is leading the protest with a memorandum document submitted to the transport department of South Africa for redress.

Leaders of NTA have also declared war against the government for allowing Uber to operate.

In September this year Taxi drivers in South Africa clashed with their colleagues driving Uber vehicles in the country’s major business district of Sandton near the Gautrain station, resulting in the destruction of three vehicles.




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