ARTICLES RELATING TO TAXIS

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.

Need a taxi? Just 'e-hail'

2013-10-30 09:48

Gone are the days of lifting your arm to hail a taxi in New York... An appeals court has given the okay to test a smartphone app.

New mall to benefit taxis

2013-09-23 20:43

The minibus taxi industry stands to benefit from the opening of a mall in the North West, the local taxi association says.

Taxis to top agenda at transport summit

2013-03-27 16:50

The long-term sustainability of the taxi industry in Gauteng will be the focal point of an upcoming summit, transport MEC Ismail Vadi says.

Satawu: Govt must subsidise taxi industry

2013-03-18 17:42

The taxi industry should be subsidised by the government in the same way as the bus sector, the SA Transport and Allied Workers' Union says.

Limpopo starts taxi wage hearings

2013-03-12 19:28

Public hearings into pay and working conditions in the taxi industry were under way in Phalaborwa, the labour department says.

Zuma's nephew in bus tender dispute

2012-12-09 10:29

President Zuma's nephew has rejected claims that he used his political influence to win a R300m bus contract, the Weekend Argus reports.

Gauteng taxis go green

2011-04-08 16:20

In a pilot project taxis are using a combination of liquefied petroleum gas and petrol in a bid to reduce carbon emissions.

Safety deadline for taxis

2010-03-05 16:04

The government has given taxi owners and financial institutions six months to fix the illegally converted minibus taxis currently on the roads.

 

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.

Taxi strike leaves commuters stranded

2013-10-10 18:15

Hundreds of commuters between Mpumalanga and Gauteng have been left stranded following a stoppage by taxi operators.

Leaf drifts into taxi industry

2013-05-29 13:34

Taxi companies are starting to shift from diesel taxi cabs to electric vehicles such as the Nissan Leaf. Are they cleaning up?

Citroen enters SA taxi market

2013-03-26 15:35

Citroen is entering the South African minibus taxis market with the local launch of its Relay buses.

SA makes solid progress in assembling

2013-03-17 14:59

The government has made strides in its efforts to have more goods assembled locally, the economic development department says.

NYC taxis 'brothels on wheels'

2013-01-04 09:00

New York taxi drivers have been ordered to watch a sex-trafficking awareness presentation to avoid promoting prostitution.

Toyota’s Ses’fikile comes home

2012-07-08 11:51

Toyota South Africa Motors is again producing minibus taxis – specifically the Ses’fikile – following a R70m investment in its Prospecton plant.

Moratorium placed on taxi impounding

2011-04-07 18:46

A two-month moratorium has been placed on the impounding of taxis in Gauteng, says the roads and transport department.

Charm school for taxi drivers

2009-08-24 14:48

Minibus taxi drivers could soon start treating their customers better and improving the industry's dented image, with the launch of a new training programme.

 
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