The country’s taxi industry aims to register its own security company and to work in collaboration with the police and the private security sector
Local business and property owners say trade and values have plummeted due to taxi traffic congestion caused by the lack of a permanent public transport facility
Brave new minibus taxi world: Cashless and taxed
Twenty-two percent of Capetonians use minibus taxis, but the city’s transport model will reduce this
The South African National Taxi Council agreed to release a warning notice of any future strike action at least 36 hours in advance
The national transport minister has slammed local by-laws while the police minister has distanced himself from the taxi mayhem that’s playing itself out in the Western Cape
The national taxi council is seeking legal advice to apply for an urgent interdict for the release of all its impounded vehicles
Sindisiwe Chikunga said that the city’s by-laws contravened national laws
Taxi associations are protesting against the legal impounding of their vehicles
There have been reports of looting and the setting alight of vehicles since Thursday afternoon
The South African National Taxi Council has called an urgent meeting after live rounds were fired in the city centre
The South African National Taxi Council says its members can decide if they want to take part in the national shutdown planned for 20 March
The programme attempted to formalise the notorious transport sector by requiring tax compliance and good driver behaviour, but it is set to end on 30 November
The reopening of Route B97 without an agreement may result in a flood of illegal taxi operators and reignite taxi violence
The demonstration, organised by two taxi associations, Codeta and Cata, blocked several arterial roads into the city’s central business district on Thursday morning
The flare-up of the taxi war in the Western Cape has again shown the industry’s ability to hold commuters, the state and the local economy to ransom
But despite the calm, rival taxi associations have not yet made peace in their turf war
Western Cape government cuts off its Blue Dot incentive payments to Cata and Codeta and financial support agreement with Santaco
Forty-three people were shot dead in the first six months of this year in the Western Cape’s intractable taxi violence, while close to 100 have been arrested and 40 are on court rolls in connection with the conflict
The taxi industry is the backbone of South Africa’s public transport system. But its drivers, at the mercy of their bosses and government, are struggling to survive the new Covid-19 rules
Covid-19 and the subsequent lockdown have continued to tear through profits in the taxi industry, requiring the sector to formulate a new approach for how it operates, even beyond the pandemic
Santaco blames the transport department’s permit issuing procedures for increased taxi violence
Taxi fare has increased by R2 since the department of energy announced petrol price increases of between 23 and 26 cents per litre
The queue marshal and the taxi owner: Snapshots from the life and times of the taxi
The smart card will benefit taxi drivers, commuters and owners – but previous attempts to introduce it were met with violent opposition.
Not only does it want more of them as drivers, it also regards them as serious business partners.
With Christmas around the corner, consumers are feeling the pinch as the latest fuel price increases hit home.
A new airline to open up the skies to taxi commuters was launched at Lanseria airport, north of Johannesburg, on Friday.
A low cost airline by the South African National Taxi Council will help to bring the black-owned taxi industry into the mainstream economy.
The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) on Monday condemned reports of violence by striking taxi workers in Cape Town.
The committee set up to tackle public transport issues in Gauteng, including the controversial tolling system, met for the first time on Wednesday.
The killing of a Santaco official was not related to tension around the roll-out of the BRT system, the Gauteng transport minister said on Tuesday.