Jenine Khan appointed as mediator to resolve the disputes between Uber, Bolt and the Metered-Taxi industry

Jenine Louise Khan, an Advocate of 11 years’ standing and a member of the Rivonia Group, has been appointed by the Gauteng Department of Roads and Transport to assist in resolving the dispute between e-hailing services companies, Uber and Bolt, and their driver partners.  Khan is further tasked with ensuring peace and stability between the metered-taxi industry and e-hailing operators.

Khan’s appointment follows a number of meetings between the stakeholders and MEC for Public Transport and Roads infrastructure, Jacob Mamabolo, in an effort to resolve the long-standing dispute between partner drivers and their companies over the terms of their employment.

Khan, whose practice has historically been focussed on civil trials, opposed motions and family law, has become an advocate for alternative dispute resolution since qualifying as a Mediator in 2017.  Khan attributes her passion for mediation to the fact that it is an inexpensive alternative to litigation, results in a quicker resolution of disputes and preserves relationships.  She feels strongly that, in an environment where conflict and misinformation are the norm and where the court rolls are clogged with matters that could easily be resolved, litigation should be the last port of call and not the first.

In addition to running a busy practice as advocate and mediator, Khan is also involved in Advocacy Training and heads up the mediation committee of the Rivonia Group.  She has plans to elevate mediation to the preferred alternative dispute resolution process.  

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