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gautengThe New Age that some school pupils returning to school after the winter holidays were frustrated by the lack of taxis due to the closure of a number of ranks and routes in Soweto.  

But, other commuters were using different modes of transport and welcomed the closures because they brought peace to their communities.  The routes and taxi ranks were closed until 13 August by Transport MEC Ismail Vadi due to ongoing violence between the Witwatersrand Taxi Association and the Nancefield Dube Taxi Association that left about 28 people dead.  National Taxi Alliance (NTA) spokesperson Theo Malele said efforts were under way to ensure the closed routes and taxi ranks would be reopened soon.  He stated:  “The government and NTA are working closely to see such results.  We are working behind closed doors to bring strategies on a way forward and ensure both parties see eye to eye.’  He was not in a position to divulge any more information.

  • Read this report by Thabiso Machaka in full at The New Age

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