ARTICLES RELATING TO TAXI INDUSTRY

Mbalula vows to meet taxi, bus unions to end violence

2019-10-02 18:09

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has reported back on a meeting with Autopax management and workers after a nine-day stayaway following the shooting of two drivers, and has vowed to meet with taxi and bus union leaders to bring an end to the violence.

Local taxi association ‘forced to act against illegal operators’

2019-03-13 15:26

The Northern Suburbs Taxi Association (NSTA) says it is being forced to take action against illegal taxi operators who wreak havoc along their routes and poach their customers.

Taxi industry needs urgent transformation, yet is missing from political party manifestos

2019-02-26 08:51

As our cities grow and become more sophisticated with renewed transportation networks, the minibus taxis will soon be shunned as outdated. This will intensify violence in the industry, writes Ralph Mathekga.

Taxify expands to the Garden Route - and now covers double the number of SA places compared to Uber

2018-11-20 16:59

South Africa is one of the Estonian company's largest markets.

New taxi app brings meter taxis on board

2018-07-01 06:02

A new innovative e-hailing application is threatening to disrupt the meter taxi industry, but this time with the traditional meter taxis as partners.

SA public transport is steeped in a history rarely told

2018-05-06 06:48

The current state of public transport in South Africa is steeped in a history rarely told – and even more rarely understood, writes Yolisa Kani.

How giving way to minibus taxis serves the economy

2017-11-17 09:17

Minibus taxis are an asset to the South African economy. It's about time we start giving them right of way, especially on roads where dedicated taxi lanes are conspicuously absent, writes Robert J. Traydon.

Metered taxis launch drive to beat Uber

2017-09-17 06:00

A prospective local competitor to Uber, ­co-owned by metered taxi companies, says it can match the e-hailing giant’s fares – even while claiming that these are unsustainable.

Is L'vovo a taxi boss?

2017-08-25 10:20

Kwaito star L'vovo talks about rumours that he has joined the busy Durban taxi industry

Preventing the next big taxi strike

2017-06-26 12:32

By subsidising the taxi industry the government would directly address the socio-economic wellbeing of poor South Africans by improving their mobility, which lies at the heart of social welfare, writes Oliver Dickson.

 

Mbalula begins scrapping of 1 000 panel vans illegally converted into taxis

2019-08-23 14:05

The Department of Transport has resumed the scrapping of 1 000 panel vans which were illegally converted into minibus taxis.

‘My car is not a taxi’

2019-02-26 14:52

A Northdale man is fighting a local taxi association which allegedly impounded his car on the grounds that he was operating an illegal taxi.

SA taxi industry to get a boost

2018-11-22 08:44

Transaction Capital, which funds the purchase of about 650 South African minibus taxis a month, plans to dig deeper into its customer base by facilitating transactions by drivers and owners.

Taxi bosses act on traffic

2018-10-22 16:02

Minibus taxi association Santaco has stepped in to ease traffic congestion caused by taxis in the city.

Slikour in driver’s seat of the family business

2018-05-17 10:25

Hip hop star opens up about his taxi business and his relationship with money

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WATCH: Shocking state of this taxi forces traffic chief to impound vehicle

On Tuesday Western Cape Provincial Traffic gave us a demonstration on how their Mobile Testing Units work. These units are checking the road-worthiness of vehicles ahead of the festive season, and this battered minibus taxi failed the exam. Watch.

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City taxi blockade threat

2017-09-19 13:45

Thousands of minibus taxi commuters could on Wednesday find themselves stranded following plans by taxi owners to disrupt taxi operations in the Esigodini area and surrounds.

Commuters live in fear over taxi wars

2017-09-05 09:09

Call on police and government to intervene

Taxi council suspends plan for July 12 strike

2017-07-06 10:00

Taxi operators have suspended plans to strike on July 12, pending the outcome of talks with Transport Minister Mkhacani Maswanganyi.

No taxi protests planned 'for now' over rising price of Quantum

2017-06-08 12:56

There will be no taxi protest "over the escalating price of the Toyota Quantum in Durban for now”, the SA National Taxi Council (Santaco) has announced.

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