The Operating Licensing Function (OLF) has not been assigned to the City of Cape Town as yet. The City is waiting for ministerial sign off and promulgation by the President. This needs to take place for the Municipal Regulatory Entity (MRE) function to take effect in Cape Town. This will mean the management of all operating licences and related public transport operations (other than tourism services) that operate within or emanate from Cape Town.
In the interim, the City of Cape Town, as the planning authority, provides the necessary comment and input to the Provincial Regulatory Entity (PRE) which then issues operating licences.
As a starting of taking over the MRE function in Cape Town and the functional area, TCT in consultation with provincial government, has embarked on two processes as detailed below. Upon assignment of the MRE function TCT will with immediate effect take over these functions and the others will follow within a year.
1. Management of the metered taxi industry, as elaborated on in the approved Metered Taxi Strategy.
2. Management of Tuk Tuks