The following speech was delivered by Minister Bonginkosi Madikizela at the Western Cape Taxi Lekgotla today

The following speech was delivered by Minister Bonginkosi Madikizela at the Western Cape Taxi Lekgotla today

Minister of Transport, Fikile Mbalula

City of Cape Town Mayco Member for Transport, Ald Felicity Purchase

President of SANTACO: Western Cape, Mr Nazeem Abdurahman

First Deputy Chairman of SANTACO: Western Cape, Mr Mzoxolo Dibela

Representatives of the Metered Taxi Industry, led by Mr Dave Drummond

Representatives of SA Women in Transport (SANWIT), led by Ms Moira Krige

Representatives of the disability sector

Senior Government Officials

Municipal Officials linked via the digital platform

Members of the Media

Ladies and Gentlemen

The importance of the minibus taxi industry

The minibus taxi industry has a very rich and colourful history in the Western Cape.

From the big old ‘Valiants’ that operated as metered taxis, responding to the need for larger vehicles to transport people who heeded calls to boycott buses during the Apartheid era. The minibus taxi industry grew by responding to the needs of the communities that they served.

Today,…


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