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South African taxi drivers block roads to main airport in Uber protest
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South African taxi drivers block roads to main airport in Uber protest

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Thousands of travellers were held up at Johannesburg’s Airport on Friday, after South African taxi drivers blocked roads in the latest  of protests against ride-hailing app Uber.

Hundreds of drivers blocked the main highway to Africa’s busiest airport, O.R. Tambo International, causing long traffic jams.

Uber 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.

The protests have prompted the South African airports operator to begin talks with airlines about possible flight delays.

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