On Friday, Western Cape MEC for Transport Daylin Mitchells announced the closure of a major taxi route, the B97 between Mbekweni in Paarl and Bellville from Monday. This follows weeks of taxi violence in the province. Here is a list of affected taxi ranks and lanes: Closed ranks in Bellville[…]
There are growing calls for the stakeholders in the taxi industry to unite and speak with one voice. This comes as the National Taxi Lekgotla enters its second-day in Boksburg east of Johannesburg. The meeting has brought together various transport stakeholders including taxi group, the South African National Taxi Council[…]
The South African National Taxi Council (Santaco) is expected to announce an independent relief fund for the taxi industry on Tuesday to support those affected by the loss of business during the 21-day national lockdown. “All I can tell you is the fund will be announced tomorrow and the nature[…]
Gauteng MEC for Public Transport and Roads Infrastructure Jacob Mamabolo said that since taking office, he has established that some taxi associations have their own hitmen. Mamabolo was testifying before the commission of inquiry into taxi violence on Thursday in Parktown, Johannesburg. The commission is chaired by Judge Jeremiah Shongwe[…]
The taxi industry needs to be modernised. Gauteng Transport MEC Jacob Mamabolo says the industry, which transports almost 67% of South Africans, should look at ways of evolving. Mamabolo was speaking at the start of a two-day Taxi Summit in Vanderbjilpark in the Vaal. For many South Africans, taxis are their sole[…]
By Anees Teladia The taxi industry in South Africa has become known as one of the most dangerous and unruly industries to nearly all South Africans. Taxis are regularly implicated in reports on violence and unlawful road conduct. Recently, Hout Bay has found itself to be at the centre of[…]
Authorities have condemned the murder of a Cape Town taxi boss, gunned down at his home yesterday evening. Dan Khumalo was a senior leader in the Cape Amalgamated Taxi Association (CATA). Western Cape MEC for Transport Donald Grant has described the murder as senseless and tragic. “After receiving the news,[…]
By Abubaker Abrahams Scores of commuters were left stranded on Monday due to a chaotic mini bus taxi strike in Cape Town which resulted in violence in parts of the city. From as early as 6am, there were reports of road closures and traffic disruptions in different areas, with Khayelitaha[…]
A proposed MyCiti bus route being touted for Wynberg and Plumstead is expected to have negative implications for a taxi industry currently operating within the same vicinity. The new Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system is being planned for construction on South Road, which runs through both suburbs. However the route[…]
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