Taxi Commuters

Pupils are condemned to death road

Parents depend on often unroadworthy vehicles to get their children to school because provincial departments are not fulfilling their obligations

Everyday commute of curiosity

When I have conversations with women, they ask about my religion and my reasons for wearing hijab.

‘State must step up on taxi safety’

Drivers’ reactions to the news of two women being robbed and raped in taxis have been mixed, but the industry agrees it needs to step up precautions

Taxi industry tries to usher in smart card system

The smart card will benefit taxi drivers, commuters and owners - but previous attempts to introduce it were met with violent opposition.

The taxi strike: Seven things you need to know

Scores of commuters have been left stranded as thousands of taxi drivers march to the department of transport and community safety in Johannesburg.

The art of taxi hand signals

A new exhibition reveals the silent language used by millions of South Africans to travel through life.

Opinion: On taxis and taxi drivers

Mpho Moshe Matheolane recalls a scary incident while riding in a taxi and wonders how to improve the South African public transport system.

Taxi signs get the finger on South African stamps

From solid fists to raised victory signs, South Africa's unique hand signals used to hail minibus taxis have been inked into postage stamps.

Latest

From the archives: For the first time, an insiders’ account of the Third Force

Two young gangsters give an horrific account of how they were encouraged, equipped and trained to carry out violence against ANC-linked targets by the security forces.

Ramaphosa bets big on infrastructure to boost economy

Sona was a mixed bag but there were some meaningful announcements

Stranded commuters say Ramaphosa’s rail promises ring hollow

Cape Town’s largest passenger rail line has been closed for months, hitting people’s pockets and adding to road traffic congestion

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it