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16 Sep 2017, Cape Town: Taxi associations in the Western Cape are preparing to embark on an indefinite strike from Monday, the province’s taxi association has said.
Members of the South African National Taxi Association (Santaco) are unhappy with the way the organization is being led and asked Donald Grant, MEC for Transport & Public Works in the province to intervene.
The unhappy associations, who have formed the Taxi Task Team, say that Grant and his department, which serves as the custodian of industry in the province, were initially not interested in their request to intervene, eNCA reports.
The Task Team wants Grant’s department to establish a pre-election conference for nominations for new leadership.
“This is what the people want because he must not think that he’s going to be managing us in that meeting and keep on delaying, the way he has done in the past.
He must know that this cry that we are having we are taking it very seriously,” Taxi Task Team spokesperson Besuthu Ndungane said.
Ndungane also explained that the strike was a way to get the MEC to “decisions quickly and give people what they want because it is within their democratic rights to be allowed to elect their own leadership."
"Currently we are victims of the legislations in the province that are being passed without being allowed to participate.”