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'Why we don’t want Uber’

Johannesburg Regional Metered Taxi Council chairperson Fred Skhosana says Uber is being given preferential treatment when applying for licenses.

JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng Roads and Transport MEC Ismail Vadi's decision to issue operating licenses to Uber has angered metered taxi drivers.

Johannesburg Regional Metered Taxi Council chairperson Fred Skhosana says Uber is being given preferential treatment when applying for licenses.

He says drivers are angry about the way it's being done.

Skhosana says the Transport Department issuing operating licenses to Uber was unfair and would kill their businesses.

"Metered taxis are aware that Uber is killing the industry... They are giving the operating licenses willy-nilly and they are encroaching on the territory of meter taxi drivers," he says.

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