Our social development programs are too focused on welfarism and too little on healing the social pain that is overwhelming so many, writes Mamphela Ramphele.
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.
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.
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grow and become more sophisticated with renewed transportation networks, the minibus taxis will soon be shunned as outdated.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.
South Africa is one of the Estonian company's largest markets.
A new innovative e-hailing application is threatening to disrupt the meter taxi industry, but this time with the traditional meter taxis as partners.
The current state of public transport in South Africa is steeped in a history rarely told – and even more rarely understood, writes Yolisa Kani.
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.
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.
Kwaito star L'vovo talks about rumours that he has joined the busy Durban taxi industry
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.
The Department of Transport has resumed the scrapping of 1 000 panel vans which were illegally converted into minibus taxis.
A Northdale man is fighting a local taxi association which allegedly impounded his car on the grounds that he was operating an illegal taxi.
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.
Minibus taxi association Santaco has stepped in to ease traffic congestion caused by taxis in the city.
Hip hop star opens up about his taxi business and his relationship with money
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.
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.
Call on police and government to intervene
Taxi operators have suspended plans to strike on July 12, pending the outcome of talks with Transport Minister Mkhacani Maswanganyi.
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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