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Taxi drivers oppose "unfair competition" from Uber

Lisa Seftel, Executive Director for Transport at City of Joburg reports back to Xolani on a summit held today between approximately 100 metered taxi organisations.

Initiated by the MMC for Transport, the forum was not only for the City to hear about the problems of the metered taxis but also as a mechanism established for the taxi drivers to give feedback in the future. According to Seftel, issues like licensing, safety and fares were discussed - in addition to the concerns around Uber operations in the city. Hear what the taxi drivers grievances were about the Uber operators here:

Meanwhile, earlier in the day John Robbie spoke Uber General Manager for Sub-Saharan Africa, Alon Lits the current situation and the operations at Uber. Lits explained that Uber is not a taxi service but a smartphone app that connects drivers and customers. Listen to the full interview here -


This article first appeared on 702 : Taxi drivers oppose "unfair competition" from Uber


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