City of Cape Town to engage with taxi associations

Avanza operators in Hout Bay blocked roads on Monday and attacked buses.

CAPE TOWN - The City of Cape Town will be engaging with disgruntled taxi associations on Tuesday.

Avanza operators in Hout Bay blocked roads on Monday and attacked buses.

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Mayoral committee member for transport, Rob Quintas says they have a dedicated team skilled at negotiating in the sector but he says it will be difficult to resolve the disputes.

Quintas said, "we'll be meeting with them in good faith. As I mentioned our extremely competent and experienced taxi engagement unit will be facilitating that meeting in the CBD."

"We will be providing transport for representation from Hout Bay Taxi Association and SANCO etc. to come through to the civic and the people who are skilled in these negotiations will continue to work with them."

"Bearing in mind that the concerns around compensation are in front of the court and that court application was actually filed by the Hout Bay Taxi Association and not the city of Cape Town."

"We are, in fact, a respondent to that. So that itself is going to be very difficult in itself when the matter is in a legal process and the city awaits the outcomes and findings of the court. But we certainly will engage."

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