Commencement of e-hailing mediation process welcomed

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Gauteng MEC for Public Transport and Roads Infrastructure, Jacob Mamabolo, has welcomed the commencement of the mediation process between the Gauteng e-Hailing Partners Council (GEPCO) and e-hailing technology companies, Uber and Bolt.

The mediation process, scheduled to take place on 02 and 03 August 2022, follows a series of engagements between the Department and affected parties to find sustainable and amicable solutions to their challenges. These range from pricing, security, fare structuring as well as downgrading of vehicles, amongst others.

MEC Mamabolo said the Department recognises the important role played by the e-hailing industry in the transport sector and called on affected parties to give the mediation process a chance.

“We applaud all parties for agreeing to participate in this process. We look forward to a fruitful mediation process where all parties will cooperate to ensure a successful resolution to all issues”. Mamabolo added that the Department’s mission of creating a seamless, integrated transport system requires that there be peace and stability. “Successful integration of all public transport systems requires us to work together to find innovative ways to resolve issues and minimise violence in the sector”.

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