Taxi operators under the South African National Taxi Council (Santaco) are embarking on a defiant go-slow as a response to government regulations put in place for COVID-19.
The taxi industry complained that they were going to incur losses as a result of the number of passengers who will be transported.
On Wednesday, Santaco and Fikile Mbalula, Minister of transport are set to brief the nation after a nationwide strike was called off.
“We had a meeting up until late last night with the taxi industry, sharing some of their concerns. We will brief you on the agreements tomorrow,” said Mbalula.
The transport minister have said that government has been in discussions to subsidise and to regulate the taxi industry.
The Minister said,”We were looking at the subsidy but got caught up with the virus and are dealing with that at the present moment.”
Taxis were allowed to to transport essential services workers only between 05:00- 09:00 and 16:00 to 20:00.