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Update: MEC for Transport bans local taxis for 6 months – buses have been supplied, but expect workers to be late

Yesterday (December 6), MEC for Transport, Community Safety & Liaison Mxolisi Kaunda banned taxis from the Klipriver Taxi Association and Sizwe Taxi Association from operating in Ladysmith.

The MEC said they have taken the decision to suspend all taxi operations of the Klipriver and Sizwe taxi associations in Ladysmith for six months.

This means that both Sizwe and Klipriver taxi associations will not operate during the said period, effective from December 7 (today).

Also read: Mass shooting on the N11 near Ladysmith – 10 dead

“It was not an easy decision, because we know it will negatively affect the mostly innocent, working class commuters who rely on taxis for their daily travel to school, to clinics, to work and to town. However, because we value the lives of our people, we would rather spare them from the daily hazards of using minibus taxis in Emnambithi,” said the MEC.

As business owners, you should expect the late arrival of staff as they make new arrangements to get to work.

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Saish Motheram
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