Gauteng taxi strike called off amid talks with govt officials

The National Taxi Alliance was set to march to deliver a memorandum of grievances to the Department of Transport and the Presidency.

FILE: Taxi's blocking the entrance to the Midrand Gautrain station, motorists are advised to park elsewhere and walk in. Picture: Khumu Thema/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - The Bara City Taxi Owner’s Association says the taxi strike which was scheduled to take place on Thursday has been called off - for now.

The association’s mother body, the National Taxi Alliance, was set to march to deliver a memorandum of grievances to the Department of Transport and the Presidency.

Grievances include a dispute over the handing out of permits and the impounding of taxi vehicles.

The association says since the strike was announced, discussions have commenced with government and the strike was called off.

General secretary of the association Themba Mbhense said: “The National Taxi Alliance is the one that gave us a call about the discussion with the government. It would have been a provincial strike and everybody was consulted.”