ARTICLES RELATING TO TAXI

Owner defends taxi crash driver

2015-07-21 11:16

MAQAYI Phungula, the owner of the taxi involved in a horror accident in Bulwer last week, has defended his driver.

Western Cape MEC speaks on Uber controversy

2015-07-13 08:00

The Western Cape’s MEC for transport, Donald Grant, has told News24 Live that his administration is being watched carefully regarding licensing of e-hailing service Uber.

Gauteng MEC: Uber must ‘register' to continue operating

2015-07-10 12:09

Different regulations will be enforced on internet ride-sharing service Uber in Gauteng, according to transport MEC Ismail Vadi.

Uber drivers get protection in Johannesburg

2015-07-06 19:00

Internet taxi firm Uber says it is providing security for its drivers after verbal threats from other taxi operators in the latest outbreak of friction to hit the fast-growing company.

War on Uber: 70 cars smashed in France

2015-06-26 10:11

Angry French taxi drivers smashed cars, set tyres ablaze and blocked roads in a nationwide strike against Uber.

Need a ride in busy Beijing? Dial-a-chopper

2015-05-18 11:49

A trial helicopter hailing service jointly launched by Chinese aviation operator Reignwood Star and China's taxi hailing platform promises to be a success.

Slaughter goes on: 8 die as taxi rolls

2015-02-11 11:15

Eight people were killed and seven injured when the driver of the taxi they were travelling in lost control and overturned near Settlers.

65 Uber cars impounded in Cape Town

2015-01-21 12:06

Traffic police have impounded over 60 cars affiliated with the internet ride-sharing service in Cape Town during January so far.

India to boost women taxi drivers

2014-12-15 10:35

The alleged rape of a woman passenger by an Uber taxi driver spotlights the risks of India's transport system, one solution: Taxis driven by women for women.

'Virtual wallets' keep Indian Uber alive

2014-11-13 14:06

Controversial taxi-hailing app Uber has changed its payment method for Indian customers - a virtual wallet linked to their bank cards.

 

27 hurt in just two taxi crashes

2015-07-16 09:15

No matter where you are in South Africa, taxi safety is a national concern. Two separate crashes at opposite ends of the country caused many people injury.

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Metered taxi drivers in Cape Town have told News24 Live that internet ride-sharing service Uber is hurting their business.

Metered taxi drivers in Cape Town have told News24 Live that internet ride-sharing service Uber is hurting their business.

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SA startup helps taxis take on Uber

2015-07-09 12:56

Resurrected startup Zapacab plans to equip local metered taxis with technology to help them be more competitive against internet ride sharing service Uber.

‘Illegal’ protest against Uber in Joburg

2015-07-03 16:25

A group of taxi drivers have launched protest action against internet ride sharing service Uber in Johannesburg without the necessary permission from local police.

Ses'fikile now rolling off Durban lines

2015-06-23 12:48

Toyota SA has started production of the Ses'fikile multi-seat taxi on its Quantum production lines in Prospecton, Durban.

Now Uber service banned in Germany, too

2015-03-20 07:49

Netherlands, Spain, France... Germany becomes the latest European country to ban troubled ride-sharing service Uber.

Uber in bid to meet Cape Town permit requirements

2015-01-29 14:22

Ride-sharing app Uber is trying to meet metered taxi permit requirements in Cape Town in the short-term as protests against the internet service kicked off in the city.

Uber defies ban in Spain

2014-12-27 10:26

Smart-phone car-ride service Uber has vowed to keep operating in Spain despite a ban following a lawsuit by taxi drivers.

Sanral toll puzzle in Zuma crash

2014-11-25 07:43

'Information from Sanral is irreconcilable and inconsistent,' said a state prosecutor in the inquest involving SA president Jacob Zuma's son Duduzane's horrific taxi crash which killed one passenger and injured three others.

Uber eyes aggressive expansion despite bans

2014-08-27 12:05

Car service Uber is planning an aggressive expansion in Germany despite a backlash from cities like Berlin and Hamburg, which have questioned its right to operate in highly-regulated markets dominated by traditional taxis.

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