“Currently, Uber drivers apply for and ideally are granted operating licences as metered taxis," said Ubers’s Michael Evows during a market inquiry into the land-based public passenger transport sector public hearings at the Manhattan Hotel in Pretoria on Thursday.
"This is in accordance with a decision of the Transport Appeal Tribunal. The new section of the bill substantially reproduces the provisions in the section which deals with metered taxis. The cut-and-paste exercise is inappropriate.”
The inquiry, chaired by Competition Commission chief legal counsel,Bukhosibakhe Majenge, heard submissions from the Department of Transport, Uber, Taxify and Intercape.