KZN taxis will operate as usual, for now: SANTACO

KZN taxis will operate as usual, for now: SANTACO

The South African National Taxi Council in KZN says taxis in the province will operate as normal on Monday, but their branches are planning to meet this week to discuss government's R1.1 billion coronavirus relief package for the industry. 

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SANTACO members in Gauteng have gone on strike today, saying the money is simply not enough. 

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula says government can't do more at this point. 

The once-off payment comes with strict conditions that will force taxi operators to register as business entities. 

READ: Taxi industry gets R1.1 bn relief package

The council's KZN chairperson, Sfisio Ntshangase says they're also not happy with what government's offering but they haven't yet decided on the way forward. 

"For now, people must rest assured we are operating. People will take decisions on their own because eventually the vehicles are owned by individuals not by SANTACO."

In Tshwane, there’ve been disruptions on the roads due to the taxi strike with some operators blocking several routes.

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