Link:https://www.heraldlive.co.za/news/2022-06-09-santaco-kzn-distances-itself-from-rumoured-fuel-price-national-shutdown-demands-meeting-with-premier/?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter&s=08#Echobox=1654772774-1 The SA National Taxi Council (Santaco) in KwaZulu-Natal has reduced most, if not all, connection with a public closure supposed to be anticipated Friday. Nonetheless, the chamber has requested a gathering with head Sihle Zikalala to examine the fuel cost climbs.
SA National Taxi Council (Santaco) leaders in the Greater Johannesburg and Sedibeng regions have approached the high court to nullify Abner Tsebe’s election as national president at Sun City in North West earlier this month. Last Thursday, Santaco Greater Johannesburg regional chairperson Velanto Davide Thwala and Sedibeng regional chairperson Mzwabantu Midday Mali challenged the “constitutionality and legality” of a decision by its national leaders to place the Gauteng provincial executive under administration, just five days before the national conference.
Tough economic challenges have forced workers in the Eastern Cape to ignore the national shutdown. Provincial education acting communications director Nyamie Tokwe said on Thursday the department was aware of rumours of a shutdown. “However, schooling will continue as normal. Still, parents should assess the situation and take necessary precautions before sending children to school.
Richards Bay cabbie Nhlonipho Zulu was left dumbfounded when the SA National Taxi Council remunerated him with R40,000 for helping a lady convey her child. "I was so upbeat since I wasn't anticipating any of it. It empowered me and my kindred drivers in indicating that in the event that you make the best decision you will be remunerated," Zulu told TimesLIVE on Thursday. He said he hadn't chose how to manage the cash. Zulu, a dad of one, was hailed as a legend toward the start of January after he helped
Taxi associations are gearing up to protect shopping malls in Gauteng. The SA National Taxi Council in Tshwane has instructed all associations in the region to go out in full force to protect shopping centres in the city. Why did the Taxi Association do the same in Durban.
Cape Town - Taxi relationship in the Western Cape say Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula's as of late dispatched taxi help reserve (TRF), was extremely past due. The asset, which is relied upon to be dispensed one year from now later the arranged dispatch of the application cycle for administrators to get to the asset, is pointed toward supporting the taxi business.
The South African taxi drivers will be delighted to find out that they may be next in line to be vaccinated after the vaccination of the educators which started on Wednesday the 23rd of June . Minister Mbalula is reported to have made the remarks when he was in Pretoria on a Covid-19 awareness campaign.
Commuters can breath a sigh of relief after the much anticipated taxi shutdown was called off. The strike, announced on Thursday, was called off on Sunday afternoon after urgent intervention by premier Oscar Mabuyane, and after the provincial transport department had promised to pay the R73m it had owed to scholar transport service providers since November.
Transport minister, Fikile Mbalula When two elephant bulls fight,its usually the grass that suffers.This has been the case for the past two weeks as the war between minister Mbalula and taxi operators saw commuters being the most affected. The SA National Taxi Council Santaco seems to be softening up to the idea of engaging with the department of transport.They have issued a statement saying they will be nominating a powerful delegation to engage with the department's director general Alec Moemi. This augars
Taxi industry says tolls may be expanded mid-year DURBAN - THE taxi business has moved to mollify fears that it would be quickly climbing passages in the midst of the immense expansions in fuel costs this week.
The SA National Taxi Council estimates that the taxi industry has suffered financial losses of about R45 million in the two provinces that were affected by riots and looting this past week. It's good that this acts of hooliganism and criminality doesn't only affects one or certain individuals.
CAPE TOWN - The taxi business has asked suburbanites to prepare themselves for charge builds that might actually happen one month from now, asserting it was all the while staggering from the effect of Covid-19 on its activities and steep fuel costs. The most recent cost increment saw petroleum fly by past R19.50 a liter.
It's has been declared by the Basic Education Minister Angie Motshegka that all grades may return to school on July 6, of course under stringent school safety rules. All the while this could be a big risk for private school transport because they say they will load at full capacity. A huge percentage of these forms of transport fall into the SA National Taxi Council ( SANTACO), which has gone to say they will be loading at full capacity due the dispute with the Minister of Transport. This has brought panic and
A couple of days back , South Africa was hit by fuel price increases for the fourth month in a row since January.
Taxis reject Minister Mbalula’s R1.135 billion relief offer, vow to start operating at full capacity
All taxis will operate at full capacity from Monday, the SA National Taxi Council (Santaco) vowed on Sunday, as it rejected the R1.135bn in alleviation budget presented by the government. “We have decided to take the bull by way of the horns. We cannot have postponements on our livelihoods,” Santaco president Phillip Taaibosch advised reporters. “We have decided that each one provincial systems will from Monday, load 100% capability — whether or not the minister approves, or not. All long-distance taxis
Taxi drivers have been on an all out protest today morning.Taxis were seen blocking roads for commuters and not allowing them to pass. The SA National Taxi Council(Santaco) inititiated the strike in attempts to get the government's attention and for the government to provide relief for their industry. Santaco spokesperson Thabiso Malelekwa said that the industry was in strain since the lockdown began and Taxis have been struggling to make any solid income.Taxis had to drive less commuters with same rates th
The regional airline Airlink came together with Shoprite and law firm Herbert Smith Freewill, on a joint program distribute urgently-needed provisions to communities in and around Pietermaritzburg. The SA National Taxi Council or better known by their abbreviated name Santaco, have also joined Airlink, Shoprite and Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) to provide food supplies in Pietermaritzburg.
All taxis will operate at full capacity from Monday, the SA National Taxi Council vowed on Sunday, as it rejected the R1.135bn in relief funds offered by the government. “We have decided to take the bull by the horns. We cannot have postponements on our livelihoods,” Santaco President Phillip Taaibosch told reporters. He said the decision came after Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula four times failed to meet and discuss a way forward with the taxi industry. “We have decided that all provincial structures
It is truly a very sad day for South African commuters today, the Taxi Association is out to stop any movement in and out of the Gauteng Province. Several Gauteng roads were blockaded on Monday as taxi drivers affiliated to the SA National Taxi Council (Santaco) protested against what it believes to be insufficient government relief offered to the industry. ON THIS ARTICLE THIS IS WHAT YOU WILL FIND. 1. The SA National Taxi Council condemned the intimidation of commuters and motorists 2. Transportation Mini
Mbalula said he and SA National Taxi Council president Phillip Taaibosch would be among the cab drivers who will be inoculated in light of the fact that it is their "body electorate". The second period of the Covid-19 immunization rollout will be extended to cab drivers. This is as indicated by transport serve Fikile Mbalula, who made the declaration on Thursday during a site visit to taxi positions in Tshwane.