As part of an ongoing endeavour to engage with public transport drivers in the eThekwini Municipality, the eThekwini Transport Authority held a Public Transport Drivers’ summit.
“This was an opportunity for us all to begin having meaningful conversations about the future of transport in the city.” says His Worship the Mayor, Cllr James Nxumalo. “This summit marks the first in many gatherings we as a municipality need to have with this sector which employs literally thousands of people across the city. Transport as we see it, provides the secret to the economic success of the city and it also provides the tangible aim for our vision of making this Africa’s most liveable and caring city by 2030.”
“The objective of the summit was to create a platform for discussing a range of issues, which affect public transport drivers.” explains the Mayor. “Some of these issues include the implementation of the sectoral determination (basic conditions of employment) for the industry particularly the minibus taxi industry; the improvement of customer care and the promotion of professional conduct by public transport drivers, the skill requirements for the new integrated rapid public transport network environment and future subsidized service contracts, on-going consultation and information sharing about planned changes, and new developments in public transport in the City, and very importantly the ongoing challenge of road safety.”
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