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santacoEWN reports that taxi bosses in the Western Cape have not yet reached agreement over whether to support a call to disregard lockdown regulations.  

Taxi body Santaco's Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal affiliates have been loading up to a 100% this week, in contravention of a restriction limiting operators to 70% capacity.  Santaco representatives in the Western Cape have met, but not all associations are in favour of breaking the law, despite the financial strain.  Taxi drivers at Cape Town's station deck indicated that they would adhere to lockdown regulations, even though the restrictions had hit them hard.  One driver said:  "We're sticking to the regulation of 10 people because if the traffic cop catches me, he's going to fine me and it's going to cost me R3,000 or R4,000, so I'm not making money at the end of the day."  However, there are those who'll take a chance for an extra buck and another driver said:  "Sometimes I take an extra one or two and the people complain and then I rather take the extra passengers out."  Drivers said that they supported the call for operations to resume at full capacity.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Shamiela Fisher at EWN

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