Minibus taxi operators urged to collect amended operating licenses

The Western Cape Provincial Regulatory Entity urges minibus taxi operators to collect the amended operating licenses.


The MEC for Mobility, Ricardo McKenzie, says more than half of licenses have not been collected. He urged all minibus taxi operators who have not collected the licenses to do so immediately as there is no cost involved.

‘’This week, our Provincial Regulatory Entity (PRE) officials are working overtime to assist minibus taxi operators who still need to collect their revised operating licence conditions, as the ‘interim agreement’ of the Mini-Bus Taxi Task Team (MBTTT) comes to an end on 29 February 2024.’’

The license helps to clarify the requirements for transporting passengers safely and legally.

‘’Since December 2023, our officials have travelled across the province, setting up a mobile office in local venues and minibus taxi ranks to make it easier for operators to ensure that they have all their documentation in order.’’

‘’The PRE conducted a review of its generic and mode-specific operating licence conditions in October 2023 as part of the ongoing work of the MBTTT to address challenges in the minibus taxi industry. Following intensive stakeholder and industry consultation, the updated conditions were published at the end of November 2023, helping to clarify the requirements for transporting passengers safely and legally,’’ added Mackenzie.

The MEC thanked municipalities for engaging as transport planning authorities. He also expressed gratitude to SANTACO-Western Cape for embracing the process and providing valuable input on behalf of its regions, associations, and members.

For assistance with licensing and regulatory issues, the PRE can be contacted on 021 483 0240, or in person at the Vangate Shared Service Centre in Athlone.


Done By: Esobusi Mkangelwa


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