Cape Town High Court condemns Disadvantanged Taxi Association for operating on Garden Route – SABC News

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The Western Cape Department of Transportation has said it fully supports the decision of the Municipality of George to ban members of the Disadvantaged Taxi Association from operating in the town of Garden Route.

Cape Town’s High Court has granted the municipality a ban on banning the CODETA affiliate from operating at the local taxi rank as well as on all routes.

The underprivileged taxi association has since complied with the order and ceased all activities pending an appeal. It has been operating without a license since 2019, Western Cape Transport spokesperson Jandre Bakker.

“This group has submitted various memoranda to the Municipality of George demanding operating licenses and seeking recognition as a legitimate taxi association without following due process. The processes of applying for recognition as a legitimate taxi association and applying for a business license have been explained to this group on numerous occasions. However, this group continues to use tactics such as protests to try to force the government to accede to its demands regardless of process, procedure and applicable public transport laws. “

-Report by Sphiwe Hobasi

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