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Discussions to reform the country's taxi industry kicked off on Thursday in Johannesburg.
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.
As plans to change the taxi industry and save it from the challenges it faces are to be made public during a National Taxi Lekgotla (NTL), the infographi gives an outline of the taxi industry.
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.
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.
A swift, efficient and cost-effective movement of commuters across all different modes of public transport. That's the vision the Gauteng government is working on for an integrated or single ticketing transport system.
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.
Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula says he is happy with the commitment that taxi industry leaders have shown in resolving issues with the department.
Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula says grievances by the taxi industry should not result in lawless behaviour by members of the industry.
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.
Thousands of commuters in Gauteng were left scrambling for transport as taxis halted their services.
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.
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
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.
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.
Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has given taxi owners an ultimatum to hand in unroadworthy vehicles by next week.
Santaco says it has limited powers with regard to taking action against taxi drivers who are responsible for crashes or negligence on the roads.
The taxi industry needs to be modernised.
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.
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.
On Tuesday the IRR, in conjunction with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF), released the findings of a poll into public perceptions of taxi use, safety, crime and related violence.
The Gauteng Community Safety Department says it is prepared to tackle crime including any cases of gender-based violence during the festive season.
The National Taxi Alliance says it fully supports the passing of the proposed bill on the road accident scheme.
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.
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.