The Western Cape Department of Transport says no new taxi operators’ licences will be issued to CATA and CODETA taxi operators until the suspension of the special regulatory process has been lifted.

The Department says it has engaged with the City of Cape Town to suspend the regulatory process in response to last week’s violent and disruptive taxi protests here in the Mother City.

Spokesperson, Jandre Bakker says only when authorities are satisfied that the violence had come to an end, would the lifting of the suspension be considered.

Bakker says Transport MEC Daylin Mitchell is studying the report he received from officials after the strike.

He says, should the violence continue, the suspension of the regulatory process will stay in place.

He says it has also been decided to place CATA and CODETA taxi operators under red status for the time being.

Bakker says some operators may also have their operating licences suspended.

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The Western Cape Department of Transport has urged the province’s motorists to renew their licences before the 31 March deadline.

To date, only 78% of motorists already renewed drivers’ licences as the deadline looms.

MEC Daylin Mitchell urges residents to use the remaining two weeks to renew their driving licences before the end of the month to avoid long queues and increasingly difficult time pressures.

Of the 327295 drivers’ licences from the Western Cape that should have been renewed from August 2021, 255551 have been renewed leaving 71744 to be renewed.

This means 78.1% of motorists have renewed their licences for the period under review.

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More than 200 Golden Arrow Bus Service employees received their Covid-19 vaccination at the company’s new pop-up vaccination site in Arrowgate.

Most employees got their second dose of the vaccine, while many others had the opportunity to get their first injection.

GABS-spokesperson, Bronwyn Dyke-Beyer says the site was launched on Monday, in collaboration between the bus company and the provincial departments of Health and Transport.

Bronwyn Dyke-Beyer says the site allows employees easier access to the vaccine.

Read more on the initiative here.

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