100 Minibus taxis to assist fight against COVID-19 in the Western Cape


Today we are proud to be launching the Red Dot service which we believe is the first in South Africa.

It is partnership between the Western Cape Government and the minibus taxi industry to deliver critical transport services as part of the fight against COVID-19.

The service is called Red Dot because of the sticker on the vehicles, making it easily identifiable for intended passengers.

Beginning today, these services will safely transport essential healthcare workers who have been left stranded due to limited public transport operating hours in the evenings.

Under the Alert Level 4 regulations of the National State of Disaster, public transport must stop operating at 19:00 and may only resume at 05:00 the next morning. This is problematic for many public health employees because their shifts end at 19:00. However, the Alert Level 4 regulations also allow essential service employees with the required permits to use chartered transport at times that suit their shifts and working…

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