Aug 11

Cape Town taxi strike: Santaco distances itself from shutdown rumours as it considers City’s proposal

Rumours of a “total shutdown” in Western Cape are circulating on social media. A voice note, which has been widely shared, claims that no government institutions, except essential services, will be allowed to operate today 11 August. According to News24, in some instances, the audio clip is being shared without context, with some people linking it to the ongoing taxi stayaway in the Western Cape. Santaco, in the Western Cape, has distanced itself from “all rumours, suggestions, voice notes and posts referring to a proposed national shutdown”.