NATIONAL NEWS - The Minister of Transport Fikile Mbalula has urged the taxi industry to reconsider its decision to start operating at 100% capacity as of Monday, 29 June.
On Sunday afternoon, the South African National Taxi Council (Santaco) announced that all taxis across the country will operate with a full load whether government approved or not.
Mbalula had cancelled a meeting planned for Sunday with taxi operators, as well as other meetings which were planned for earlier in the week.
In a statement, the minister argued that the meeting had to be cancelled “due to unforeseen circumstances”.
“Following my engagements with the taxi industry leadership in the last week and my commitment to give them an update once the matters have been canvassed with the decision-making structures within government, I scheduled feedback meetings on Thursday.
“These had to be rescheduled due to unforeseen circumstances,” he said.