Taxi drivers in the Bloemfontein say the taxi industry has been forgotten since the start of the country’s lockdown.
Western Cape Transport Minister Bonginkosi Madikizela says they are looking at the possibility of charging taxi operators who fail to adhere to COVID-19 safety regulations.
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.
Western Cape taxi drivers breaking lockdown regulations to get to the Eastern Cape have been issued a stern warning.
Metered taxi and E-hailing drivers in Port Elizabeth are appealing to the Minister of Transport Fikile Mbalula to relax the transport curfews put in place during the coronavirus lockdown.
The South African National Taxi Association has launched an initiative aimed at curbing the spread of coronavirus at taxi ranks.
A woman has died from the coronavirus in Japan, the first such death in the country since the epidemic spread from China, the Health Minister said on Thursday.
Taxi drivers at the OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg say they have been hit hard by the South African Airways strike. The airline’s workers have downed tools to demand an 8% salary increase.
Traffic in Cape Town has been brought to a standstill on the N2 in- and outbound. This after taxi drivers have abandoned their vehicles in the middle of the freeway, blocking all the lanes.
Police are monitoring taxi drivers who have started to assemble at the Bloed Street taxi rank in the Pretoria city centre.