Thursday, January 18, 2007

No taxi strike planned in the Western Cape

By Chanel September
18 January 2007

Fears of a five day taxi strike have been calmed by the Western Cape Taxi Council.

The nationwide taxi strike was intended to oppose the government’s multi – billion rand recapitalisation programme.

Council spokesperson Mongezi Memani says that there was no taxi strike planned for the Western Cape.

He says that since reports of a strike surfaced their offices have been inundated with calls.

Memani says that commuters needn’t worry as operation will continue as normal.

The overall goal of the taxi recapitalisation programme is to replace the current ageing fleet that constitute the bulk of the taxi industry with new vehicles that are safe and reliable.

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