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PETER ATTARD MONTALTO: Steering through the politics of the Cape Town taxi strike
Despite all the noise, it is unlikely the taxi strike will swing any votes in the 2024 election
There was an absolutely glorious amount of ‘what-about-ary’ last week with the Cape Town taxi strike. What about accepting we need some informality in the taxi industry? What about the mayoral committee member who said quite a number of rather odd things? What about that the national rules aren’t imposed elsewhere? What about the views of the national government in a matter that is the purview of the city?
I found this event so fascinating because it was an extremely rare example of a discrete localised pure political fight between two sets of actors. ..
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