ARTICLES RELATING TO SANTACO

Commuters happy with taxi Wi-Fi

2014-06-12 19:07

Taxi commuters in Soweto are happy about getting free Wi-Fi access while travelling in taxis or waiting at the taxi rank.

Taxi body slams e-tolls boycott reports

2014-04-14 16:56

Taxis have no reason to boycott e-tolls because public transport vehicles were exempt from these fees, says the SA National Taxi Council.

New image and a new business model for the taxi industry

2014-04-01 09:44

The new president of the South African National Taxi Council sends out a clear message on how to take on a new image and business approach for the industry.

Santaco to take govt to competition watchdog

2014-02-18 09:00

The SA National Taxi Council intends to approach the Competition Commission, claiming that government subsidy agreements with bus operators are uncompetitive.

Taxis worse than before - union

2013-08-14 17:02

The government should review the taxi recapitalisation programme because taxi operators are in a worse position than before, urges the National Taxi Alliance.

Petrol hike pushes up taxi fares - report

2013-08-06 12:30

Consumers are in for a tough time with an increase of about 20% in taxi costs because of the soaring petrol price, warns the South African National Taxi Council.

Bus strike set to intensify

2013-04-22 19:31

The countrywide suspension of bus services is gaining more support with bus drivers for luxury liners also threatening to strike for more pay, a union says.

Ramphele shocked at taxi driver death

2013-03-01 19:02

Agang leader Mamphela Ramphele has expressed shock at the death of a minibus taxi driver who was allegedly assaulted by police.

Cape Town to consult taxi industry

2012-10-29 16:14

The taxi industry will be consulted on plans for a single Cape Town transport network, city authorities and Santaco agreed.

Miniskirt taxi assault victim gets apology

2012-08-09 16:01

The taxi industry has finally apologised to a woman, three years after she was assaulted at a Johannesburg taxi rank for wearing a miniskirt.

KZN taxis plan 5c protest

2012-07-24 20:35

Toll cashiers near Ladysmith could find themselves counting 5c coins from every minibus taxi passing through the plaza.

Taxi council fires leader

2012-05-21 15:51

Santaco president Jabulani Mthembu has been given the boot after an internal probe accused him of committing fraud, the organisation says.

Taxi protests not industry-led: Santaco

2012-05-14 12:45

The Johannesburg taxi operators' protest is not led by the taxi industry, says the SA National Taxi Council.

Police ready as support for mass action swells

2012-03-06 22:58

Police countrywide say they are ready for Cosatu's mass action against e-tolling and labour broking, which includes 34 marches, and is expected to draw up to 100 000 people.

Taxi fares to go up 10%

2011-11-04 08:35

The SA National Taxi Council says it will increase taxi fares by 10% at the end of the year.

Taxi council launches training academy

2011-10-21 14:23

The SA National Taxi Council will launch its own training academy next week with the aim of halving road carnage by 2020.

Durban IRT plans include taxi industry

2011-09-22 12:32

The SA National Taxi Council has praised the eThekwini Municipality for involving minibus taxi operators in its plans for Durban’s integrated transport system.

Govt gets tough on public transport

2011-08-31 13:08

All buses and minibus taxis will be stopped and checked with immediate effect as accidents have got "out of hand", Transport Minister Sibusiso Ndebele says.

AA warns of tolls disobedience

2011-08-11 19:20

The Automobile Association says civil disobedience is possible by motorists opposed to tolls on Gauteng's highways.

Ndebele: Taxi airline will promote BEE

2011-07-01 17:55

A low cost airline run by Santaco will bring the black-owned taxi industry more into the mainstream economy, says Transport Minister S'bu Ndebele.

Santaco not behind commuters' strike

2011-06-20 15:11

The SA National Taxi Council is not leading the taxi commuters' strike in Soweto because the taxi industry had already communicated with government.

Suspend taxi strike, urges Cosatu

2011-03-15 15:30

The minibus taxi industry in the Western Cape should suspend its strike for a month, and provincial government should desist from impounding taxis, Cosatu says.

Minister vows to resolve taxi strike

2011-03-14 21:43

Transport Minister Sibusiso Ndebele has vowed to ensure the Western Cape taxi dispute is resolved as soon as possible.

Cape Town taxi drivers go on strike

2011-03-14 08:04
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Many minibus taxi commuters in Cape Town have been left stranded as members of the SA National Taxi Council start a strike to protest against the provincial government.

An industry in need of change

2010-09-10 08:56

With public anger against taxi drivers reaching boiling point, questions are again being asked about the way in which the industry operates.

 

Over 46 000 taxis registered for e-tolls

2014-04-28 13:24
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More than 46 000 taxis have registered for e-tolling in Gauteng, the SA National Roads Agency Limited says.

Outa applauds taxi call to boycott e-tolls

2014-04-14 11:41

The Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance applauds the SA National Taxi Council for its call to boycott the e-toll system.

New image, business model for taxi industry

2014-03-31 15:55

The new president of the South African National Taxi Council sends out a clear message on how to take on a new image and business approach for the industry.

Joberg taxi violence 'surprises' Santaco

2013-09-11 17:43

The SA National Taxi Council cannot explain a recent spate of shootings in the Gauteng taxi industry.

Expect more petrol price hikes - report

2013-08-08 08:14

While motorists are paying the highest price yet for a litre of petrol, an economist warns that further hikes can be expected.

Taxi fares are too low - Santaco

2013-06-27 17:15

Taxi costs would need to be increased by up to 70% to meet all the operational costs of a commuter taxi service, says the SA National Taxi Council.

Taxis busier as bus strike continues

2013-04-22 10:38

There is a lot more activity than usual at the country's minibus taxi ranks as commuters left stranded by an ongoing nationwide bus strike take taxis instead, Santaco says.

Gauteng licensing racket exposed

2012-12-20 08:47

Thousands of vehicles that were deemed unroadworthy in KwaZulu-Natal were then taken to Gauteng where they obtained their certificates through bribery and corruption, an investigation has revealed.

End users should not pay tyre levy

2012-10-04 16:12

Manufacturers and producers should pay the new tyre recycling levy instead of end users, says the SA National Taxi Council

Heavy police presence at KZN toll plaza

2012-07-25 11:51

There is a strong police presence at the Mariannhill toll plaza ahead of the planned taxi protest in Pietermaritzburg, where taxi owners and drivers will march to the premier's office.

KZN seeks delay in taxi scheme

2012-07-24 16:57

KwaZulu-Natal is to ask the national government to delay the taxi recapitilisation programme in the province, officials say.

Johannesburg taxi protest over

2012-05-14 18:51

A protest by disgruntled Johannesburg taxi operators is over and taxis are back on the roads, says the SA National Taxi Council.

Santaco to fly in face of storm

2012-03-25 13:18

Aspirant budget carrier Santaco Airlines is planning to take to the skies even though local airlines are in dire straits.

Ray of change in the taxi industry

2011-11-28 17:30

Screeching tyres, the smell of burning rubber and persistent hooting are daily occurrences in the minibus taxi industry but Santaco is working towards creating a professional taxi industry throughout the country.

Taxi driver academy launched

2011-10-24 22:28

A taxi driver training academy has been launched by the minibus taxi organisation Santaco to deliver trained drivers.

Hoax airline sites make the rounds

2011-10-02 15:24

Hardly a month after its launch, Santaco Airlines has become a potential target for scammers.

Taxi industry makes history with airline

2011-09-16 11:19

Santaco Airlines, the brainchild of the SA National Taxi Council, has launched an all-in-one transport system between taxi ranks in different provinces.

Tolls: AA warns of disgruntled motorists

2011-08-11 20:03
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The Automobile Association has raised the spectre of civil disobedience against tolling on the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project.

Taxi council: No plans to strike

2011-07-21 07:54

There are no plans for the taxi industry to embark on a strike, but petrol supply constraints are increasing, says the SA National Taxi Council.

Taxi industry takes to the skies

2011-06-29 13:12
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The SA National Taxi Council is launching a low-cost airline but the group has promised that “our taxi drivers won’t drive the planes”.

Western Cape taxi strike suspended

2011-03-15 21:07

The strike by the taxi industry in the Western Cape has been suspended, a union federation official says.

Bus set alight in Cape Town taxi strike

2011-03-15 07:48

Cape Town's minibus taxi strike continues to be marred with violence, with a bus being set alight and cars stoned overnight.

Cape Town cracks down on taxi violence

2011-03-14 16:04

Cape Town officials say law enforcement will be out in full force, after a man was shot dead and a little girl injured when the Cape Town minibus taxi strike turned violent.

Cosatu condemns Cape taxi strike

2011-03-11 16:49

Western Cape Cosatu boss Tony Ehrenreich has condemned the planned Cape Town taxi strike adding that local government is lying about having contingency plans.

Taxi industry unites in W Cape

2010-07-13 18:13

Taxi organisations in the Western Cape have formally committed themselves to work under one representative body - the SA National Taxi Council.

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