Cape Town taxi strike 2023

Taxi task team reach agreement, but stay mum on details

Three-day imbizo on the way forward for the mini-bus taxi industry ends on a positive note


News | 1 September 2023

Taxi strike cost Western Cape R5-billion, MEC tells Parliament

The strike was called without notice and badly affected businesses, learners, clinics and government services


News | 25 August 2023

EFF disrupts Cape Town council meeting, takes aim at JP Smith

But the controversial Mayco Member received a standing ovation from DA members for his handling of the taxi strike


News | 24 August 2023

Cape Town taxi agreement made an order of court

The High Court also dismissed SANTACO’s interdict application


News | 18 August 2023

Philippi residents roll up sleeves to clean looted library and community hall

“The people behind these attacks need to realise that they are depriving their own communities of vital services” says clean-up volunteer


Brief | 14 August 2023

Taxi strike: Women march to demand end to violence and looting

Philippi marchers call for City of Cape Town to use its CCTV cameras to bring the perpetrators of crimes committed this week to book


Brief | 10 August 2023

SANTACO ends the taxi strike

Mayor describes what has been agreed to


Brief | 10 August 2023

Taxi strike: Townships endure severe shortages and price hikes

“Bakeries are no longer distributing bread because it is not safe in the townships.”


News | 10 August 2023

How the taxi industry works in the Western Cape

Here are facts on how big the industry is, how much drivers make, and the taxi industry’s role in crime

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Information | 10 August 2023

Taxi strike death toll mounts as minister and mayor hit stalemate

Five people have died in incidents related to the taxi strike, announces police minister Bheki Cele

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News | 8 August 2023

Taxi council must prove it took reasonable steps to stop violence, rules court

SANTACO will have to show it complied with an interdict and is not in contempt of court


Brief | 8 August 2023

City of Cape Town granted urgent interdict against taxi council

“Stop this madness as soon as possible,” says judge

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Law | 7 August 2023

Taxi drivers chase school children in day of violence in Cape Town

Truck driver describes his narrow escape after his vehicle was torched by mob

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News | 7 August 2023

In photos: Violence marks taxi strike

Two dead, motorists attacked, buses torched, and taxis impounded


Photo Essay | 7 August 2023

Lives of poor and working class people upended by violent taxi strike

“Ordinary people like me are the ones suffering” says patient as clinic services impacted by taxi strike

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News | 4 August 2023