The app driven taxi service has seen huge growth in South Africa since its introduction into the country in 2013.
Eyewitness News says Uber drivers operate on a “chartered licence” in Johannesburg, which is not to difficult to qualify for. In Cape Town they require a metered taxi permit.
According to Alon Lits of Uber the national government has issued a practice note that Uber drivers should apply for chartered service operating licences, but the Western Cape has chosen to ignore this.
“Individuals have been trying got obtain these licences for over six months. This is a process that should take a month; two months at most,” he told Eyewitness news.
City officials say all public transport operators will be treated equally.