The reform of South Africa’s taxi industry was at the forefront of discussions at a three-day National Taxi Legotla which drew to a close in Johannesburg on Saturday. Transport minister Fikile Mbalula expressed optimism that the engagement between the various stakeholders would see the sector regulated and subsidized in coming[…]
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[…]
Ministers in the Security Cluster say public transport including minibus taxis, trains and passenger flights will come to a virtual halt when the 21-day lockdown takes effect at midnight tonight. They announced far-reaching measures at a media briefing in Pretoria on Wednesday to clamp down on the movement of people[…]
After ongoing problems with the Dial-a-Ride service for disabled people persisted for most of this year, it seems that relief is finally on the horizon for the thousands of registered but dissatisfied users in Cape Town. Recently, a new contract has been adopted by the City’s Transport Directorate with HG[…]
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 Dial-A-Ride passengers are dissatisfied and distressed at the quality of service they are receiving. Many users have faced situations where they have been left stranded, whilst others complain of the service showing up despite cancellations by users. Member of the Dial-A-Ride forum and an employee of Disabled[…]
One in three taxi commuters in SA feel that minibus taxis are “very” or “somewhat” unsafe, a new report has found. The Public Perceptions of Taxi Use, Safety and Crime report, prepared by the Institute of Race Relations (IRR) in conjunction with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom is designed[…]
Commuters in Cape Town already in the midst of a bus strike have to contend with a near breakdown of train services, after Metrorail announced massive delays across its network on Friday morning. The company said there were delays of more than 60 minutes on all lines heading into Cape[…]
The City of Cape Town has urged the South African Police Service (SAPS) to thoroughly investigate those responsible for violent attacks on Cape Town’s public transport system. A Golden Arrow bus driver was fatally shot in an attempted armed robbery in Nyanga while behind the wheel of a bus on[…]
Cape Town’s problematic traffic congestion may be solved in certain areas following a study that has been launched by the City of Cape Town’s Transport department (TCT). The study aims to determine current and future access needs within, to and from southern suburbs. The study, which will last for the[…]
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