TAXI

Tiny taxi offers a cute alternative

A new e-hailing service offers rides at a fraction of its rivals’ prices, and it’s cooking with gas

The art of taxi art

The everyday experiences of commuters and the taxi industry are being reflected in public spaces through murals, artworks and dance

#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

Slice of life: Hijacked, but it felt like a movie

'I realised I needed to keep quiet because, if I didn’t, I was going to die'

Stranger than fiction

This tween book series, grounded in the South African reality, will stun its young readers with its relatability

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

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.

Musings of a mlungu on a kasi road trip

I regretted getting in the front straight away, yet there I was: a sleepy white guy in over his head.

Uber is excellent, not evil

Taxi service Uber is neither particularly big nor particularly mean. And it works.

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.

Taxi commuters happy about free wifi access

Commuters are pleased following the launch of WiTaxi, which will see 1 500 taxis and 50 taxi ranks providing free internet access to passengers.

Taxi industry calls for fuel subsidy

The National Taxi Alliance has called on the government to give the taxi industry a fuel subsidy.

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South African tourism to be hit hard by coronavirus

The stream of about 100 000 Chinese tourists to South Africa each year has dried up for now, MPs told

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

Court date finally set for death in detention Haffejee inquest

Another apartheid-era death will be investigated after NPA pressured to finally act

Press Releases

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income

SAB Zenzele Kabili B-BBEE share scheme

New scheme to be launched following the biggest B-BBEE FMCG payout in South Africa’s history

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

Making sense of tax-free savings and investment

Have you made the most of your tax-free investment contributions?

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.