The taxi strike in Cape town has gotten out of hand and it is leaving thousands stranded. The strike took a violent turn as buses and cars have reportedly been stoned and set alight.

Commuters have been advised to use alternative modes of transport.

The strike is set to include members of the Congress of Democratic Taxi Associations (Codeta), Cape Amalgamated Taxi Association (Cata) and the Retreat Taxi Association.

The strike is believed to be due to taxi impoundments, new taxi laws and the upcoming provincial South African National Taxi Council (Santaco) elections.

The taxi strike has also affected buses and trains. Buses were seen to stoned and 29 trains have reported to have been cancelled.


According to the City of Cape Town Whatsapp group, there have been very few taxis at Bellville and Mitchells Plain and no minibus taxis operating at Koeberg, Blaauwberg, Retreat and along the Main Road from Wynberg to Mowbray.

There are no minibus taxis along Voortrekker Road between Jakes Gerwel and Durban Road.

Tyres and buses are reported to have been set alight and commuters have said that cars were also stoned in Wynberg.