This emerged after public hearings were held last week on the Land Transport Amendment Bill aimed at regulating the e-hailing industry and bringing legislation in line with the meter-taxi industry.
Uber and Taxify cited the inability to get the correct licensing requirements for drivers as one of their main challenges.
Last year the government took the decision to amend the National Land Transport Act in an effort to accommodate e-hailing services. The public hearings began in George on Tuesday night and in Cape Town on Wednesday.
Under current legislation the driver must submit an application to the city’s Transport and Urban Development Authority (TDA) and once the city has approved the application they will issue a letter of support for the driver.