Essential services workers who’ve been struggling with transport to get to and from work, will be happy to know that 100 taxis will soon be available, just to service them.

On Monday, Western Cape Transport MEC, Bonginkosi Madikizela, and some Cape taxi bosses, have launched the Red Dot service, which is believed to be the first in South Africa.

It’s a partnership between provincial government and the minibus taxi industry, to deliver critical transport services as part of the fight against corona virus.

The service is called Red Dot because of the sticker on the vehicles, making it easily identifiable for intended essential services passengers.

Madikizela says this will also safely transport healthcare workers who have been left stranded due to limited public transport operating hours in the evenings.

He’s thanked SANTACO Western Cape for their cooperation, enthusiasm, and support for this initiative.