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uberANA reports that Police Minister Fikile Mbalula and Transport Minister Joe Maswanganyi have appealed for calm in the dispute between metered taxis and Uber.  

This was after they met on Wednesday and discussed the increasing violent attacks involving the metered taxi operators and e-hailing operators such as Uber.  A joint statement issued on Thursday on behalf of the two department indicated that government was finalising the National Land Transport Act Amendment Bill, which would cover e-hailing public transport services.  The ministers also emphasised that any operator who operated a public transport service without an operating licence would be violating the law and law enforcement officers would act in respect of such an operator.  On Monday, Uber driver Lindelani Mashau died in hospital after suffering serious burn wounds when his car was set alight, allegedly by metered-taxi operators, in a petrol-bomb attack in June in Pretoria.  Mbalula and Maswanganyi strongly warned the parties to immediately cease acts of intimidation and disorder that have engulfed the industry.

  • Read this report in full at IOL News
  • Read too, Uber slams intimidation of its drivers, at eNCA
  • And also, Attacks, some deadly, on Uber drivers finally get ministers’ attention, at BusinessLive
  • As well as, Calls for permits for Uber taxis in effort to maintain peace, at Cape Times


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