ECTTC leading the way with transforming the taxi industry

Published: Tuesday, October 27, 2020


Eastern Cape Transport Tertiary Co-operative Limited (ECTTC), a 100 % black owned and operated taxi, van and bus co-operative, is blazing the trail of the public transport transformation program.

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Honourable Minister of Transport, Mr Fikile Mbalula, announced in Hammanskraal on 1 October 2020 at the launch of the 2020 Transport month that the focus of this year would be the formalisation of the taxi industry. 

The Eastern Cape province is leading the way in the transformation agenda through the formation of primary and secondary co-operatives. The ECTTC, Provincial Department of Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism (DEDEAT) and the National Treasury (Corporate Bank Development Agency) teamed up and embarked on an information sharing campaign to the elected leadership of these co-ops which kicked off at the ECTTC offices on 06 October 2020 with the second leg taking off in Port Elizabeth on Monday, 12 October 2020 and East London following on Tuesday, 13 October 2020. 

The roadshows will run over a period of two weeks, with the following towns yet to still be visited, Queenstown on Wednesday, 14 October 2020 moving to Aliwal North on Thursday, 15 October 2020 Matatiele on Monday, 19 October 2020 and Mthatha on Tuesday 20 October 2020. 

The information sessions cover education on the structure and governance of co-operatives. The Eastern Cape transport community is also discussing and considering a co-operative bank. The sessions also provide clarity on how this initiative would be structured, how it would work and what the benefits would be to the industry.

Cashless Fair systems are also in discussion, to catapult the business in to the 21st century, to ensure safer travel, adequate financial reporting and more efficient management of drivers, vehicles and commuters.

Not only do these road shows aim to educate but to also consult with the representatives of the various taxi and bus associations forming part of the co-operatives on what they would like to see going forward with all the developments on the cards for the industry.
The ECTTC is proud to introduce all these innovations to an industry that carries the economy of the country through the 15 million daily trips nationally according to the Competition Commission. The ECTTC takes its role to provide support to transport co-operatives from inception to fully fledged operational entities seriously. 

Currently the Eastern Cape Transport Tertiary Co-operative is comprised of 164 active primary co-operatives and 11 secondary co-operatives from across the province.


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