ARTICLES RELATING TO TAXIS

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.

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.

 

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.

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.

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