Racial edicts in the form of the current empowerment regime have been presented as a non-negotiable by President Ramaphosa, writes Terence Corrigan.
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The majority of South Africans use minibus taxis, and TB is one of the major diseases afflicting the country’s population.
Pricing algorithms for e-hailing services are determined by demand and supply. And on New Year's Eve demand soars.
Public transport subsidies favour the privileged more than they benefit working class and poor commuters, says Transport Minister Blade Nzimande.
ANC members of the Western Cape legislature and the SA National Taxi Council are expected to deliver feedback on a meeting relating to a possible provincial taxi strike.
The national bus strike has left many commuters stranded, seeking alternate means on transportation. Watch this video which showcases the ordeal people have to go through just to get to work.
With the earlier taxi strike in August and a potential fuel price hike to hit motorists, we look at all things related to traffic laws this week.
Road laws, fuel price set to drop, new models for SA... here are the top 10 motoring stories of the week.
'This is a rubbish idea', 'I fully support the impounding of vehicles but they should concentrate on taxis.', says Wheels24 readers on new laws for serious traffic offenders in the Cape.
A Limpopo taxi driver caught with 31 passengers in his 15-seater vehicle - some of whom were undocumented migrants - is expected to appear in the Mokopane Magistrate's Court.
'I suspect that metro police are either afraid to stop taxis, or they are given 'lunch money' by the Taxi Associations,' says Wheels24 reader Philip Spies regarding taxi drivers in Gauteng.
Almost 70% of SA households use minibus taxis, which only became legal in 1987.
French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday tried to take the heat out of mass anti-government protests.
They are hated by motorists for their bad behavior on the road, but the taxi industry plays a very vital role in South Africa.
The current state of public transport in South Africa is steeped in a history rarely told – and even more rarely understood, writes Yolisa Kani.
On Monday a minibus taxi swerved and rolled into oncoming traffic on Jakes Gerwel Drive in Mitchells Plain in Cape Town, colliding with two other vehicles. The moment was caught on a dash-cam. Watch.
Taxi drivers have embarked on illegal protest action in Tshwane, blocking several roads and railway lines and pelting passing cars with rocks.
"We have so many traffic regulations that are continually being violated on a second by second basis by incompetent and selfish drivers, and virtually nothing is done about it!," writes Wheels24 reader Patrick Benetti.
'Police need to be more visible', 'Where do these guys get their licenses?', 'Report them!' Wheels24 readers respond to reckless minibus taxi drivers.
'I understand that for the drivers and owners of taxis it is their livelihood but how can we compromise on safety?' writes a concerned reader about road safety in Durban.
"The time has come for all South African road users to unite against the daily taxi chaos on our roads," says Wheels24 user Robert Cronje.
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