SATURDAY PROFILE | How taxi association Santaco became the unlikely heroes of #UnrestSA

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Phillip Taaibosch during the launch of the National Taxi Lekgotla Public Discourse Platform on 20 August  2020 (Photo by Gallo Images/OJ Koloti)
Phillip Taaibosch during the launch of the National Taxi Lekgotla Public Discourse Platform on 20 August 2020 (Photo by Gallo Images/OJ Koloti)

South African National Taxi Association (Santaco) president Phillip Taaibosch says it just made sense to him for taxi operators not to partake in looting in parts of Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal over the past week and protect shopping centres. Taaibosch speaks to James de Villiers about why he believes criminality is behind the current social unrest, where his love for the taxi industry came from, and why he has hope for the future. 

In a week of unparalleled destruction and looting in a democratic South Africa, taxi association Santaco has become the country's unlikely hero.

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