Tensions within the transport industry have risen in recent months with the increasing usage of the online cab-hailing service Uber.
(Also read our article: Metered Taxi associate says Uber is denting income of professional drivers)
Uber South Africa has faced a lot of heat over controversy surrounding the operating licences of their partner drivers and the disruption to the metered taxi market.
(Also read our article: Uber SA sets the record straight on their business model and other concerns)
The metered cab industry has been vocal about their disapproval of the service and has been fighting to get Uber drivers to comply with South African regulation that governs the metered taxi industry and the Western Cape Transport Department recently approved 145 taxi operating licence applications from Uber partner drivers.
WATCH: Over 100 metered taxi drivers marched to Western Cape Transport MEC Donald Grant’s offices to protest against Uber.
Meanwhile many public transport users have expressed their dissatisfaction with the existing standard of service offered by metered taxis; citing high costs, poor safety and inconvenience as part of their move to the opposition.
Western Cape Metered Taxi Council: Aldino Muller - Chairman (left) & David Drummond - Vice chairman (right) in studio pic.twitter.com/CnwORc6c7z— CapeTalk on 567AM (@CapeTalk) July 21, 2015
CapeTalk presenter Kieno Kammies spoke with Aldino Muller, Chairman of the Western Cape Metered Taxi council and David Drummond, the Vice chairman: