Gauteng Roads and Transport Department concerned about unresolved taxi violence cases

20 September 2020, 10:19 AM
The Gauteng Roads and Transport Department says it is deeply concerned about over a thousand unresolved taxi violence-related cases in the province.
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Fikile Mbalula
National Taxi Lekgotla Public Discourse Platform launched in Johannesburg 20 August 2020, 7:07 PM

Discussions to reform the country's taxi industry kicked off on Thursday in Johannesburg.

We lost trust in government after failure to formalise taxi industry: SANTACO 20 August 2020, 3:26 PM

The South African National Taxi Council President, Philip Taaibosch, says they lost trust in government after it abandoned plans to formalise the taxi industry three decades ago.

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Taxi industry hopes government will address its challenges during Lekgotla 20 August 2020, 8:00 AM

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula will launch the National Taxi Lekgotla Public Discourse platform in Gauteng on Thursday. The platform is a build up to the National Taxi Lekgotla that's planned to take place at the end of October.

Rustenburg taxi industry takes a step towards formalisation 20 August 2020, 6:50 AM

The Rustenburg taxi operators, in the North West, say they are forging ahead with plans to advance the formalisation of the sector, with the formation of the Rustenburg Long Distance Transport Holdings (RLDTH) as a step towards formalisation.

Gauteng to introduce single ticketing transport system 19 August 2020, 7:27 PM

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Gauteng taxi unions sign historic agreement to end violence 14 July 2020, 8:13 AM

The National Taxi Council in Gauteng and the Gauteng National Taxi Alliance have since signed what has been hailed as a historical agreement committing to end taxi violence.

Mbalula pleased with progress made with taxi industry 30 June 2020, 8:27 PM

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula says he is happy with the commitment that taxi industry leaders have shown in resolving issues with the department. 

Taxi industry grievances should not result in lawless behaviour: Mbalula 30 June 2020, 5:41 AM

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula says grievances by the taxi industry should not result in lawless behaviour by members of the industry.

Taxi industry accuses Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula of not taking them seriously 28 June 2020, 1:36 PM

The South African taxi industry has accused Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula of not taking them seriously after a scheduled meeting between the Minister and taxi organisations was postponed yet again.

Commuters
This is the right time to transform the taxi industry: Mbalula 22 June 2020, 3:32 PM

Thousands of commuters in Gauteng were left scrambling for transport as taxis halted their services.

Taxi industry says relief fund amount offered by government is not sufficient 19 June 2020, 12:48 PM

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula says government has offered the taxi industry over R1.1 billion in relief packages due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown which led to the loss of income. Mbalula was speaking during a virtual press briefing in Midrand, Johannesburg.

Taxis in town
Government needs to provide support to taxi industry: SA Taxi Finance 8 June 2020, 5:31 PM

The South African Taxi Finance says the government needs to provide the taxi industry with the support it needs as the industry grapples with lost revenue as a result of the national lockdown regulations implemented by government

Taxi drivers want financial help from Government 12 April 2020, 1:27 PM

Long distance taxi operators in Mahikeng in the North West are requesting financial relief from government. They say the national lockdown has compromised their businesses.

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Six long distance taxi associations have formed the Rustenburg Long Distance Transport Holdings. They are in the process of registering a bank and opening a tire manufacturing company.

Mbalula gives taxi owners ultimatum to hand in unroadworthy vehicles 23 August 2019, 5:30 PM

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has given taxi owners an ultimatum to hand in unroadworthy vehicles by next week.

Santaco laments limited powers in dealing with taxi accidents 19 August 2019, 8:41 PM

Santaco says it has limited powers with regard to taking action against taxi drivers who are responsible for crashes or negligence on the roads.

‘Taxi industry should look into ways of evolving’ 24 July 2019, 9:36 PM

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Soweto residents give taxi associations chance to operate again 12 June 2019, 8:55 PM

The Gauteng department of Transport says Soweto residents are willing to give rival taxi associations a chance to operate again, provided there's no repeat of violence.

R8 billion budgeted for taxi Recapitalisation Programme 26 April 2019, 5:51 PM

Transport Minister Blade Nzimande says the reviewed Taxi Recapitalisation Programme that followed the damning report by the Public Protector will help government in rooting out illegal taxis.

A taxi involved in a crash
Many South Africans rely on taxis for transport: Report 26 February 2019, 6:41 PM

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The Gauteng Community Safety Department tackles gender based violence this festive season.
Stakeholders tackle gender based violence in taxis 19 November 2018, 6:34 AM

The Gauteng Community Safety Department says it is prepared to tackle crime including any cases of gender-based violence during the festive season.

Taxi alliance supports proposed bill on road accident scheme 8 August 2018, 6:15 AM

The National Taxi Alliance says it fully supports the passing of the proposed bill on the road accident scheme.

Taxi bosses call for peace in the industry 13 July 2018, 4:03 PM

Taxi bosses in Gauteng have called on warring parties in the taxi industry to restore peaceful relations. This follows a series of taxi-related violence in Gauteng and KwaMaphumulo in KwaZulu-Natal.

Uncedo, Border Alliance reach agreement to end taxi violence 21 April 2018, 7:59 AM

The Uncedo and Border Alliance taxi associations in Mthatha in the Eastern Cape have signed a binding agreement that will see both associations working together to ferry people.