Taxi Drivers

How South Africa’s minibus taxi industry exploits its drivers 

The drivers who are the bedrock of the public transport system are often paid less than the sectoral determination stipulates

The sterrings of the journey

The queue marshal and the taxi owner: Snapshots from the life and times of the taxi

#BusStrike: Taxis bracing for busy day as bus drivers go on strike

Bus services such as MyCiTi, Putco, Rea Vaya, Gautrain bus service and Algoa Bus Company are among those whose services will be suspended

The white man’s last outpost: His 4×4

His vehicle is a war machine, his targets are women drivers; wives are silent, children absorb this lesson

‘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.

(Im)perfect wedding outrage has a silver lining

Men and women are starting to push back against an ingrained culture of sexual violence in South Africa.

Khaya Dlanga: ‘No English’, and other taxi tales

Some ban certain languages, and others hold potentially damaging propositions. But while taxi stories can be horrific, they're always entertaining.

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.

Court denies bail to officers accused of killing Macia

The nine police officers accused of killing taxi driver Emidio Macia have been denied bail by the Benoni Magistrate's Court.

Memorial service held for taxi driver Mido Macia

Friends and family of the taxi driver, who died in custody after being dragged behind a police van in Daveyton, have held a memorial service for him.

Government to help taxi driver Macia’s son ‘this year’

The Gauteng government has said that it will offer assistance to the son of the Daveyton taxi driver who died in police custody, says an official.

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Conferences connect people to ideas

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SAB Zenzele Kabili B-BBEE share scheme

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Digging deep

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TFSAs are the gymnasts of the retirement savings world

The idea is to get South Africans to save, but it's best to do your research first to find out if a TFSA is really suited to your needs

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences