taxi industry

 
Taxi owners bled dry by credit costs
Taxi owners bled dry by credit costs
Taxi bosses brought Gauteng highways to a standstill last week. The middle classes lamented the inconvenience, but the real target of the disruption was SA Taxi Finance and its eye-popping interest rates....
Uber cited as example of the sharing economy, but its vast revenues suggest otherwise
Uber cited as example of the sharing economy, but its vast revenues suggest otherwise
A new generation of start-ups has sent the world into a frenzy. At the forefront of the movement – like a flaunting, radiant cover model – is...
Banks wash their hands of killer taxis
Banks wash their hands of killer taxis
The four major banks take no responsibility for the illegally converted taxis that have injured and killed many people, and which they have...
Killer taxis took to the roads in 2005 – and the fight to remove them is still raging
Killer taxis took to the roads in 2005 – and the fight to remove them is still raging
Eleven years after the first red flag signalled that Toyota Quantum panel vans were illegally converted into passenger taxis, the public protector is...
Taxi industry tries to usher in smart card system
Taxi industry tries to usher in smart card system
The South African National Taxi Council (Santaco) is making another stab at introducing cashless smart card payment systems in minibus taxis, a...
Wheels come off the taxi industry every other day
Wheels come off the taxi industry every other day
Once every three months or so, taxi boss Timothy Mazibuko takes over from one of his drivers. Timothy Mazibuko is not his real name because in the...
[Video]Mamelodi transport debacle: Threat of a stalemate
[Video]Mamelodi transport debacle: Threat of a stalemate
Interviews with affected parties and local government in Mamelodi revealed signs of a breakdown in communication and the potential for a stalemate.
Uber is excellent, not evil
Uber is excellent, not evil
Earlier this month, the little guy won a historic victory against a big mean corporation. That little guy or, in this case, girl is a Californian...
Khaya Dlanga: 'No English', and other taxi tales
Khaya Dlanga: 'No English', and other taxi tales
Last week I asked people on Twitter to tell me their worst taxi stories. Some were funny, while others were tragic – a friend of...
The state of SA's public transport
The state of SA's public transport
South Africa is a country in desperate need of a viable and sustainable public transport network.
The art of taxi hand signals
The art of taxi hand signals
Every day thousands of hands stretch out along commuter routes across Gauteng speaking a silent language of taxi gestures.

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