Taxi industry

Taxi industry urged to speak in one voice

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[…]

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Hitmen in taxi industry a cause for concern – Gauteng MEC

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[…]

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‘Taxi industry should look into ways of evolving’

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[…]

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Hout Bay taxi violence causes chaos

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[…]

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CATA taxi boss gunned down

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,[…]

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Violence erupts as taxis embark on strike action

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[…]

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Proposed BRT route to affect taxi industry

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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