Reader speaks: Stop the taxi madness on SA roads

2016-02-11 07:44

"The time has come for all South African road users to unite against the daily taxi chaos on our roads," says Wheels24 user Robert Cronje.

Uber’s surge pricing ‘a failed concept’, Fin24 users say

2015-12-28 13:34

In reaction to internet ride-sharing app Uber’s explanation of its dynamic or ‘surge’ pricing concept, Fin24 users have responded with criticism.

New quest for quiet New York taxis, buses and trains

2015-10-16 09:07

A pair of initiatives designed to bring more peace and quiet to taxis, buses and trains moving in and about New York City has been set in motion.

Taxi association apologises to Mamelodi commuters

2015-07-10 20:04

The Mamelodi Local and Long Distance Taxi Association has apologised to commuters for the recent violence and says life will return to normal following the release of impounded minibus taxis.

India's booming taxi-app firms face problems

2015-06-15 19:26

India's ultra-competitive app-based taxi-hailing market has quickly become a multi-billion-dollar industry, but several problems threaten to halt the industry.

Calls for single-sex transport on rise

2014-10-29 10:03

Calls for sex-segregated trains, buses and taxis are on the rise as women around the world say they'd feel safer in them.

High-five for wi-fi in thousands of taxis

2014-06-13 07:55

Dangerous driving, horror crashes... the SA National Taxi Council has a dubious reputation but it has now come up with a plan to sway passengers' hearts and minds - taxi wi-fi.

6 things you should know about taxi drivers

2014-04-11 08:38

'The main cause for reckless driving is to make a buck as taxi drivers have a quota to fulfill,' writes Wheels24 reader Neil van Rooyen who shares his thoughts on taxi drivers and owners in South Africa.

Nissan wants stake in SA's taxi business

2014-03-10 20:26

Around 1 200 new taxis are sold every month and about 80% of them are Toyota's, but Nissan is planning to make inroads into the industry after an 18-year hiatus.

EC, WCape taxis 'speed, ignore rules'

2013-12-23 09:52

Taxi drivers covering long distances "do not adhere to speed limits, are often ignorant of the 100km/h speed limit for taxis and drive faster if they are not the owners of the vehicle," according to research by Stellenbosch University.


Protest againt Uber: French taxis on strike

2016-01-26 11:18

Paris taxi drivers protesting what they consider unfair competition from rival services such as Uber are joining teachers and other public servants in nationwide strikes.

New York to try out GPS-based meters on 1000 taxicabs

2015-10-16 09:20

Some New York City taxicabs will switch to using GPS-based fare calculators from current metering systems under a pilot program.

Watch: The reason why taxis 'disregard the law'

2015-08-21 13:34

'There's a complete disregard for safety and the value of human life inside a taxi,' says Western Cape emergency services spokesperson Robert Daniels.

24 taxi drivers bust for driving on wrong side of road

2015-06-17 18:34

Johannesburg metro police have arrested 24 minibus taxi drivers in Parktown for reckless driving after they drove into oncoming traffic.

Taxi strikes choke economic drive - chamber

2014-11-18 07:00

Recurring taxi strikes and threats of more protest action are hampering economic growth, says the Johannesburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Jakarta threatens to ban Uber

2014-08-20 13:22

The Indonesian capital is threatening to shut down controversial smartphone car-hailing service Uber due to licensing issues. The threat comes after Germany banned the service.

Taxi wars: Black taxis vs high-tech rival

2014-06-08 09:33

They have been the kings of London's roads for over a century but now the drivers of the iconic black taxi cabs are battling a modern-technology competitor.

Driving SA's economy

2014-03-11 10:21

The country's rattletrap taxis move 15 million each day and power the workforce.

Sanral threatening taxi operators - NTA

2014-02-03 16:59

The National Taxi Alliance is demanding that taxi operators be issued with permits within three months to exempt them from paying for e-tolls.

Durban taxi rivals sign peace deal

2013-11-10 14:22

The KZN transport department says two rival taxi associations in Durban have signed a peace deal to end a feud.

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