‘Uber drivers don’t adhere to transport laws, regulations’
About 100 protesters took to the streets of Johannesburg yesterday and handed over a memorandum.
JOHANNESBURG - Scores of metered taxi drivers have expressed their anger at Uber drivers, claiming they don't adhere to transport laws and regulations.
About 100 protesters took to the streets of Johannesburg yesterday and handed over a memorandum to transport officials in the city centre.
Some drivers say they want Uber to leave the country.
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Metered taxi drivers say Uber is having a detrimental effect on their business and they've had enough.
Driver Modupi Kubeka says he's taking strain.
"As a taxi driver this is my livelihood and it's where I make my money. This is where I get money to send my children to school."
Meanwhile, Uber's General Manager, Alon Lits, is adamant their drivers are sticking to the rules.
"Operators are currently applying and operating within the current regulatory framework."
Some protesters held placards calling for Uber to get out of the country, while others said they felt a summit would help all drivers to resolve their issues.
The online ride-hailing service took off in South Africa since its launch in 2013, but its popularity sparked tension in the cab industry both in Cape Town and Johannesburg.