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Scores die in Western Cape’s deadly taxi tit-for-tat

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 government is ‘not afraid of the taxi industry’ — Fikile Mbalula

Transport minister Fikile Mbalula says that the decision to allow taxis to operate at full capacity is driven by ‘rationale’, not fear

Taxis and Covid-19: ‘The ideal doesn’t exist’

After months of complaining about the regulations imposed on the industry, taxi owners have been given a lifeline

The taxi industry deserves a full load of respect

If the government has money to bail out the aviation, energy and broadcasting industries, why can it not help this anchor of our economy?

Virus shakes up taxi sector

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

Public transport inequality

The Competition Commission’s market inquiry reveals that South Africa’s public transport system remains skewed by class, advantaging middle- and high-income earners

Drivers strike as Uber poised to go public

Uber is expected to launch its initial public offering on Friday giving it an estimated valuation of some $80-billion

​Taxi violence: Santaco decries lack of justice

Santaco blames the transport department’s permit issuing procedures for increased taxi violence

The indefatigable taxi is a symbol of defiance

Their history follows the trajectory of the struggle and they are an ever-present reminder of people power, writes Zaza Hlalethwa

Taxi owners bled dry by credit costs

Seen as risky, operators have to finance their vehicles at high interest rates and many are battling to stay afloat

Uber cited as example of the sharing economy, but its vast revenues suggest otherwise

The king of the sharing economy is catalysing innovation and raking in cash, but who benefits?

Banks wash their hands of killer taxis

They have told the public protector they were confused by regulators and duped by dealerships.

Killer taxis took to the roads in 2005 – and the fight to remove them is still raging

Authorities have known about the vehicles for over a decade, but they are still being sold and they are still on the road.

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.

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