Santaco Western Cape Calls of Strike

Santaco Western Cape has called off the taxi strike with immediate effect. It says it has reached an agreement that allows 14 days to resolve issues around impounded vehicles.

From the desk of Mandla Hermanus, Chairperson of SANTACO Western Cape
Stay Away Officially Called Off with Immediate Effect

It is with profound relief that we announce the immediate cessation of the Stay Away. This comes after painstaking deliberations and immense pressure on all parties involved.

First and foremost, on behalf of SANTACO Western Cape, I convey our sincerest condolences to the families of those who tragically lost their lives during the Stay Away. We stand with you in this time of grief and offer our profound sympathies.

We also extend our heartfelt sympathy to everyone who was negatively affected by the events of the past days.

It deeply saddens and disappoints us that it took this long for all parties to find a resolution. The wellbeing of our community and the public at large has always been our top priority, and it pains us to witness the unnecessary pain and suffering that transpired.

I am pleased to announce that as part of the resolution reached between the Taxi Industry and the Government, there is an agreement that the next 14 days will be utilised to work towards the release of the vehicles that were wrongly impounded.

In conclusion, a heartfelt thank you goes out to each and every one of you for your patience, resilience, and unwavering resolve during these challenging times. We pledge our ongoing commitment to serve our communities with integrity, ensuring such incidents do not repeat in the future.

Issued by the South African National Taxi Council, Western Cape.

Mr. M Hermanus (Chairperson), Mr. N Enge (1″ Deputy), Mr. G Geyer (2nd Deputy) Mr. E Saaiers (General Secretary), Mr. N Siyona (Deputy Secretary) Mr. I Waldeck (Treasurer) Mr. A.October (Assistant Treasurer) Mr. S Amsterdam (Secretary for Members’ Affairs) Mr. M Tumana (PRO) Mr. K de Wet (Training Officer)