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Should Uber RSA be regulated?

MMC for Transport in Gauteng Christine Walters has just returned from an international public transport conference in Milan where Uber was top of the agenda for cities across the world.

Uber has boomed in popularity across the world over the past few months, popular as a service that makes the experience of calling a cab easy and convenient for consumers, the company has also been met with tension from metre taxi's around the world who feel that they are being pushed out of the industry and cannot compete.

In an interview with 702's Xolani Gwala Walters explains that "the horse has bolted out of the stable" regarding Uber, and all that's left to do is for the province to respond to the growing changes in public transport by incorporating digitization.

The office of the MMC Transport in Gauteng has been in discussion with San Antonio where a regulatory framework for Uber has been set up, Walters says that her office is looking to take notes from the American city on how to regulate Uber.

Listen to Walters' conversation with Xolani Gwala below:

Earlier today the Chairperson of the Johannesburg Regional Metertaxi Association, Fred Skhosana denied that drivers under his association have been attacking Uber drivers and passengers, as reported by 702 listeners on The John Robbie Show as well as on The Redi Tlhabi show.

While Skhosana denied that meter taxi operators have been violent towards Uber drivers and passengers, he mentioned that he feels the frustration may have escalated to levels of initimidation (by meter taxi drivers).

Says Fred Skhosana:

Customers have a right to use any taxi service that they choose to. I don't condone intimidation of passengers.

Listen to the full interview with Fred Skhosana below:


This article first appeared on 702 : Should Uber RSA be regulated?


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