Striking e-hailing drivers give govt two weeks to respond

Striking e-hailing drivers give govt two weeks to respond

Striking e-hailing operators have given government 14 days to respond to their various demands.

e-hailing operators say they’re not being heard Durban strike
Lauren Beukes

On day two of the e-hailing strike, drivers marched to the office of Gauteng Transport MEC Jacob Mamabolo in Johannesburg, where they delivered a memorandum of demands.

The drivers are demanding improved regulation of the sector.


They also want government to intervene on fares that have remained the same despite the fuel price increase.

Convenor Melithemba Mnguni says they expect feedback within the stipulated timeframe.

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"We note that our grievances are not new to all cited governmental departments. We expect leadership tone and the expression of political willingness from the hierarchy from the president, cascading down to the ministers and business.

"Fourteen working days is hereby given to actively resolve cited grievances and bring exploitation to an immediate halt.

"The industry will only engage in good faith to immediately change the status quo."


The strike will continue on Thursday when Uber, Uber Eats and Bolt drivers are expected to all shut down their apps.

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