Monday, December 03, 2012

MEC for Transport and Public Works Robin Carlisle lifted restrictions on three taxi associations

Imogen Vollenhoven
3December 2012

The Western Cape MEC for Transport and Public Works Robin Carlisle today announced that the restrictions on three Bellville Taxi Associations have been lifted.

The three taxi Association were Cata Bellville, the Bloekombos and Durbanville taxi Association.

Carlisle said these restrictions were imposed following a period of taxi violence which saw three members of the industry murdered and others wounded.

 MEC`s Spokesperson Siphesihle Dube adds that the conditions for lifting the suspensions were a return to a peaceful operation and secondly the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the three associations and the provincial regulating entity.

The last stage which happened on Friday. Both these conditions have been met following extensive and extended formal an informal negotiations.

MEC noted that the restrictions which are now lifted, which was previously imposed was a suspension on temporary applications and duplicate of operator licences.

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