CAPE TOWN – Cape Town will engage with disgruntled taxi associations on Tuesday.

Avanza operators in Hout Bay blocked roads on Monday and attacked buses.

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Member of the mayor’s transport committee, Rob Quintas says they have a dedicated and skilled team to negotiate in the sector, but he says it will be difficult to resolve disputes.

Quintas said, “We will meet them in good faith. As I mentioned, our extremely knowledgeable and experienced Taxi Engagement Unit will facilitate this meeting in the CBD.”

“We will provide transport for representatives of the Hout Bay Taxi Association and SANCO etc. to reach the citizens and those qualified in these negotiations will continue to work with them.”

“Bearing in mind that the compensation concerns are in court and the legal claim was in fact brought by the Hout Bay Taxi Association and not Cape Town.”

“We are, in fact, a respondent to that. So that in itself is going to be very difficult when the case is in a legal process and the city is waiting for the results and the findings of the court. But we will certainly engage.”