ARTICLES RELATING TO TAXI VIOLENCE

Ramaphosa visits slain taxi driver's family, vows to keep taxi ranks safe

2019-09-13 17:58

President Cyril Ramaphosa has vowed that the government will work together with the National Taxi Association to curb the scourge of violence and xenophobia.

Taxi boss killed amid violent flare-ups over Cape Town routes

2019-06-12 08:05

The Blackheath-Malibu area has been plagued by route invasions by illegal operators in the past, which has caused flare-ups of violence and sporadic clashes between taxi associations and operators.

Cape Town’s taxi violence - rooted in attempts to govern competition

2019-04-20 17:30

South Africans need consistent and thoughtful local leadership both to enable convenient transport and to save lives, say Fiona Anciano and Laurence Piper.

They were sent from Ladysmith to kill him – Ladysmith taxi war spills over to Bedfordview

2019-03-26 20:37

A bloody taxi war that has been raging in Ladysmith in KwaZulu-Natal for more than six years, has spilt over to Bedfordview in Johannesburg.

Police units deployed to 6 shuttered Soweto taxi ranks

2019-03-15 10:17

Gauteng police have deployed more officers in Soweto to ensure commuters are safe on their way to work following the closure of of six taxi ranks and several routes.

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grow and become more sophisticated with renewed transportation networks, the minibus taxis will soon be shunned as outdated.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.

Taxi hitman sentenced to life in prison

2019-01-21 15:32

North West taxi hitman Simphiwe Mcunukeli has been sentenced to life imprisonment by the Gauteng High Court.

Chaos at temporary rank following closure of Bellville taxi rank due to violence

2018-09-26 13:36

The Western Cape's transport MEC says the Bellville rank will reopen once it is safe following violence last week.

2 dead in apparent clash between taxi drivers and foreign nationals in Klerksdorp - reports

2018-09-10 13:46

Two men have reportedly been killed in the escalating violence between taxi drivers and foreign nationals in Pienaarsdorp, Klerksdorp.

Accused with links to KZN taxi massacre claims 'he was badly beaten by police'

2018-08-01 17:46

A lawyer for a KwaZulu-Natal man with suspected links to the Colenso taxi massacre that left 12 dead has made several claims against the police, including that they assaulted her client in custody.

 

'I fear something is going to happen' - wife of slain Cape Town taxi boss to husband before he was shot

2019-06-14 07:56

Celeste Consani, wife of slain Blackheath-Malibu Taxi Association chairman Patrick Consani, says 'she knew something was going to happen' because of threats they had received.

R250K reward offered for info on killers of Limpopo taxi boss

2019-05-01 13:40

Limpopo police have issued another R250 000 reward to anyone with information that could lead to the arrest of the suspects in the killing of a taxi owner in Manini village.

WATCH: Women team up to stop a man from harassing one of them in a taxi

2019-04-18 11:20

“See how women adjust just to protect each other and we still blame them because boys will be boys?”

Police impound 9 minibus taxis in Soweto following closure of taxi ranks

2019-03-15 11:42

Gauteng police joined by other law enforcement agencies have impounded nine minibus taxis in Soweto following the closure of six taxi ranks.

Taxi violence breaks out in Orlando West and Dobsonville in Soweto

2019-03-05 09:34

At least two incidents of taxi-related violence have been keeping police busy in Soweto.

3 men shot dead, 2 injured on N2 bridge in Cape Town

2019-02-21 10:12

Three men have been killed and two more injured near Khayelitsha in Cape Town in what is believed to be a taxi violence-related incident.

2 taxi bosses gunned down in separate attacks

2018-10-26 10:17

Two taxi association chairpersons have been shot and killed – one in Roodepoort and the other in Lenasia.

Motive for shooting of KZN taxi boss unknown - police

2018-09-11 16:10

The motive for the fatal shooting of a taxi boss in Tongaat has still not been established, police say.

8 arrested for Cape Town taxi shooting after victim dies in hospital

2018-08-27 13:03

Western Cape police have arrested eight suspects for the fatal shooting of a 40-year-old man in an apparent minibus taxi shooting in Cape Town.

‘Cops’ vested interest fillips taxi killings’

2018-07-29 12:01

In the wake of more killings in the minibus taxi industry, taxi bosses believe as long as law enforcement officers still have a vested interest in the industry, there won’t be an end to the scourge.

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