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Gautrain. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)
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The Competition Commission is launching its fifth market inquiry, this time looking to intervene in the fraught public transport sector and its long history of turf wars, selective subsidies and high prices.

Draft terms of reference were published this week indicating that the commission would address the ongoing war between Uber and other app-based taxi services such as SnappCab, Zebra and Ryda on one hand, and the ailing metered taxi sector on the other.

The inquiry will also delve into the minibus taxi sector and the various bus services, as well as the state-owned Passenger Rail Agency of SA and Gautrain.

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