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South Africa: Taxi driver protest and strike in Eastern Cape Sep. 19

Taxi drivers in Eastern Cape to hold protest march and strike on September 19; expect significant transportation delays

19 sept. 08h41 UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 19/9/2018, 12h00 until 20/9/2018, 11h59 (Africa/Johannesburg). COUNTRY/REGION King William Town

Event

Members of the South African National Taxi Council are staging a protest on Wednesday, September 19, in King William's Town (Eastern Cape province). The taxi operators are expected to march from Victoria Grounds to hand over a list of demands at the ANC party's provincial headquarters, Calata House, at noon (local time). All major roads in the area are expected to be closed, prompting some businesses to close. A heightened security presence is expected.

Context

The National Taxi Council is protesting to draw attention to a number of grievances, such as the state of roads, the increase in fuel prices, and the difficult process for obtaining a Professional Driving Permit (PrDP).

Advice

Individuals present in Eastern Cape, notably in King William's Town, are advised to monitor the situation, anticipate transportation disruptions, and avoid any demonstrations due to the risk of violence.

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