Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Taxi groups give warning to government

By Odette Ismail

The government’s Taxi Recapitalisation Programme was in the spotlight on Monday at the Western Cape Taxi Council’s week-long business development conference at Worcester.

Taxi associations warned government that there will be chaos if issues regarding the scrapping of old vehicles are not addressed.

According to Independent Online the Cape Amalgamated Taxi Associations in the Western Cape, Kwazulu-natal Transport Alliance and Johannesburg’s Top Six Taxi Management and others conceded that blockades and strikes would erupt.

Council chairman Junaid Peters added that they had signed a combine agreement with some of their partners, Caltex, Absa, Nedbank, Channel Life and Commutanet. The South African Revenue Services (Sars) will also be attending.

Peters said that the main focus will be the recapitalisation programme.


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