Gauteng Transport MEC says addressing taxi industry challenges requires time

Gauteng MEC for Roads and Transport, Ismail Vadi, says the Provincial Taxi Summit was successful.

Vadi says two major taxi associations have denounced violence and are committed to peaceful resolutions.

The aim of the summit was to address road safety concerns, taxi regulation and the economic empowerment of the broader taxi industry.

Vadi acknowledged some of the challenges within the taxi industry, saying his department has identified major routes which will have law enforcement in place.

Taxi drivers think they can do whatever they want to on the road, and to change that culture is going to require time.

Ismail Vadi, Gauteng MEC for Roads and Transport

If all of us can begin to say this kind of conduct is wrong, I think we can get a culture shift here.

Ismail Vadi, Gauteng MEC for Roads and Transport

We have climbed bigger mountains before, I think we've got to crack this one.

Ismail Vadi, Gauteng MEC for Roads and Transport

Listen to Stephen Grootes, standing in for Xolani Gwala, interviews the MEC below...


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