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South African taxi drivers blocked roads to Johannesburg's airport on Friday, holding up thousands of travellers in the latest protest against ride-hailing app Uber.
Uber Technologies' service has triggered protests by taxi drivers from London to Hungary and New Delhi as it upends traditional business models that require professional drivers to pay steep licensing fees to drive cabs.
Hundreds of drivers blocked the main highway to Africa's busiest airport, O.R. Tambo International, causing long traffic jams on Friday.
"Uber is illegal," Reuben Mzayiya, a spokesman for the metered taxi business in Gauteng province, told broadcaster 702 Talk Radio.
"If you want to operate, you must register with the department of transport and fulfill all the requirements. Uber doesn't do all those things. It just operates a parallel structure with a fraction of what we are charging."http://www.the-star.co.ke/news/2017/03/11/south-africa-taxis-block-roads-to-or-tambo-airport-in-uber-protest_c1522723