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Santaco distances itself from ‘national shutdown’

News of possible shutdown surfaced online this week after the spike in fuel prices.

THE SA National Taxi Council (Santaco) has distanced itself from having any involvement in the planning of a national shutdown on Friday.

This comes after news of a possible national shutdown surfaced online this week, with taxi fares set to increase after the recent spike in fuel prices.

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The taxi alliance, which is one of the biggest associations in the country, said that they did, however, still hold the strongest view that urgent intervention was needed from the government regarding high fuel prices, which were leading to pressure on consumers who now need to pay increased taxi fares.

Petrol prices increased by R2.43 per litre last week, while diesel prices increased by just over R1 per litre.

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