Fire talks to avert taxi strikes

Dis­cus­sions over griev­ances

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“These things could have been re­solved a long time ago and this (the protests) could have been avoided,” he said.

Mnisi said he could not pre­empt what was go­ing to be dis­cussed at the meet­ing.

“The min­is­ter (Maswan­ganyi) is go­ing there with an open mind, know­ing very well what­ever is­sues the in­dus­try has raised be­fore, we have tried to in­ter­vene and ad­dress. The min­is­ter and the in­dus­try, to­gether with prov­inces, meet from time to time. It’s not the first, and I pre­sume not the last,” he said.

Mnisi said the is­sue of op­er­at­ing li­cences had been raised sev­eral times by the taxi in­dus­try but in terms of the Na­tional Land Trans­port Act that was a com­pe­tency that lay with the prov­inces and mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties.

“We can lis­ten to the is­sues

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