For Creamer Media in Johannesburg, I’m Sane Dhlamini.
Making headline: Ramaphosa says the taxi industry is 'the lifeblood of public transport', EFF fight for UIF and TERS money and, Tanzania's opposition candidate calls election a "travesty"
Ramaphosa says the taxi industry is 'the lifeblood of public transport'
President Cyril Ramaphosa has described the taxi industry as the "lifeblood of our public transport system", but has also emphasised that problems need to be tackled.
Ramaphosa virtually addressed stakeholders on Thursday at the three-day taxi lekgotla that kicked off in Boksburg..
The government is looking at different ways to formalise and regulate the taxi industry and the Department of Transport will be hosting "robust discussions and engagements" with the taxi industry and key stakeholders.
Ramaphosa said over the next three days government will chart a course for a reimagined, better-regulated and empowered industry.
EFF fight for UIF and TERS money
The EFF in the Western Cape have joined the Astron Energy contract workers in their fight to access their Temporary Employer/Employee Relief Scheme allowance and Unemployment Insurance Fund money.
A group of approximately 60 contract workers joined members of the Western Cape EFF to march peacefully to the offices of the Department of Labour in Long Street, where they handed over a memorandum of demands.
The EFF have promised mass action against South African companies should they not pay their employees their UIF money.
Tanzania's opposition candidate calls election a "travesty"
Tanzania's leading opposition presidential candidate has asked countries around the world not to recognise the eventual results of an election held the previous day, calling it a "travesty" due to widespread irregularities.
Tundu Lissu, the main challenger to incumbent President John Magufuli said the defects in the process meant that the results - expected within a week -- could not be trusted.
Magufuli is seeking a second, five year term in presidential and parliamentary polls marked by complaints of restricted internet access and accusations of fraud.
That’s a roundup of news making headlines today
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