Taxi drivers have now arrived at Emperor's Palace where Santaco is expected to give feedback on what has been decided.
[LIVE] Gauteng taxi strike causing heavy delays
Santaco taxi association drivers go on strike across Gauteng, blocking major roads and highways, in protest over high vehicle prices.
In its statement, OR Tambo Airport adds: “We are staying in close contact with the metro authorities and the South African Police Service in order to keep the routes into and out of the airport open,” says Leigh Gunkel-Keuler, Spokesperson of O. R. Tambo International Airport.
“However, protest action of this nature is not entirely predictable and passengers scheduled to depart from the airport on Thursday should make every effort to give themselves more time to get to the airport,” she says.
OR Tambo International Airport management has advised passengers flying from the hub to allow for longer travel time to the airport.
In a statement, it says: "The airport is not one of the six entities that the Mass Taxi Industry Protest Action Committee (MTIPAC) plans to target with its protest activities, but management of O. R. Tambo International Airport understands that certain highways and routes could also be subject to blockades or congestion."
What we know so far:
- Santaco is upset over the price of Toyota Quantum mini-buses.
Drivers affiliated to South Africa National Taxi Council (Santaco) have gone on strike on Thursday morning after talks with SA Taxi Finance Holdings deadlocked.
The association argues that the monthly instalments on the Toyota Quantums it uses are simply unaffordable.