Mayor to meet with taxi industry today
By Mishkah Anthony
14 March 2009
Cape Town Mayor Helen Zille will meet with representatives of the taxi industry today as part of an ongoing engagement with the mini-bus taxi industry about the City’s proposed Integrated Rapid Transit (IRT) system.
Spokesperson for the Mayor, Robert McDonald says the mayor will explain the role of the taxi industry in this new transport system.
“This is a separate group from the NTA, which has refused to listen to the presentation and walked out of the meeting with the Mayor last week after threatening violence.”
Meanwhile Cape Town will know by Wednesday whether or not they need to brace themselves for yet another violent taxi strike. The National Taxi Alliance announced on Thursday that they would inform the associated taxi bodies on when and where the strike would take place.