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/ 19 March 2008

Taxi industry puts recapitalisation on hold

The taxi industry on Wednesday placed ”on hold” its participation in the government’s programme to replace old, unsafe taxis with safer vehicles. The South African National Taxi Council said it would not continue with the multibillion-rand taxi-recapitalisation programme as long as its concerns were not addressed.

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/ 11 March 2008

Taxi fares to increase

Minibus-taxi commuters should brace themselves for an increase in taxi fares due to the increase in the petrol price, the South African National Taxi Council (Santaco) said on Tuesday. ”We are pressed and we can no longer afford petrol prices. We are forced to put our hands in the commuters’ pockets,” said Santaco general secretary Philip Taaibosch.