ARTICLES RELATING TO TAXI

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.

Nissan reveals London's new taxi

2014-01-07 12:38

Nissan unveiled its new Taxi for London in January, having adapted an existing van to make recognisable as one of the British capital's iconic black cabs.

Taxis: 1 day, 2 crashes, 14 dead

2013-12-03 09:23

"Losing 14 at once is too much." The ANC has trotted out the same trite remarks after 14 people - eight of them children - died in one taxi smash. So, how many IS enough?

BAW brings luxury to taxi trade

2013-06-03 12:09

BAW South Africa has announced the introduction of a 16-seat taxi - the Sasuka. it's Zulu for "we are departing”.

New wages for taxi, hospitality sectors

2013-02-15 19:27

Pay and working conditions in the taxi and hospitality sectors will be reviewed, with new minimum wage levels expected to be set by Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant.

'Operation Escargot' hits France

2013-01-11 09:59

Thousands of French taxi drivers have clogged the country's streets to protest against deregulation proposals they fear will cut into their business. Commence "Operation Escargo-not!"

Taxi boss has R1.6m 'fines' tab

2012-12-03 08:01

A Durban taxi owner has taken only two years to accumulate more than 4000 traffic prosecution notices with a possible penalty total of R1.6-million.

Horror crash - ten pupils killed

2012-09-18 09:50

A horror crash killed ten school children and the driver of a Toyota Hi Ace after the vehicle collided with a cow and plunged off a bridge in Ladysmith, KwaZulu-Natal.

 

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.

Hamburgers get to keep Uber

2014-07-25 18:45

Uber has won a new lease of life in the German city when a court suspended a ban imposed by local regulators.

Nissan reveals London's new taxi

2014-01-07 09:50

Nissan unveiled its new Taxi for London in January, having adapted an existing van to make recognisable as one of the British capital's iconic black cabs.

Citroen minibus taxis for SA

2013-10-18 06:25

Citroen is entering the South African minibus taxi market with a range of 15, 16 and 19-seat Relay buses.

Cops clamps down on taxi violence

2013-03-06 10:42

Western Cape transport MEC Robin Carlisle says he will clamp down on taxi associations involved in several days of lawless behaviour at the Bellville taxi rank.

Reader: Elbow fine a joke

2013-01-21 08:41

Wheels24 reader JURGENS VAN EEDEN believes that citizens will never respects the South African police unless they begin upholding the law.

Head-on Dakar crash kills two

2013-01-10 15:30

Two people were killed and seven others were injured, including members of the Race2Recovery team, in a head-on collision between a Dakar support vehicle and a taxi near Peru's border with Chile.

Choking cabbie saved by crash

2012-10-30 09:51

We're often bombarded with statistics, scared-stiff videos and gruesome images of fatal crashes. In Germany however, one lucky man’s car crash saved his life.

Taxi industry aims to start airline

2011-06-29 10:22

The SA National Taxi Council says it wants to branch out into other transport modes, including a low-cost airline.

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