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Taxi industry NOT evolved
Minibus taxi industry wants government to allow it to self-regulate. Speaking to Sakina Kamwendo on the #ForumAt8 President of the South African National Taxi Council SANTACO Phillip Taaiboch.
The minibus taxi industry in South Africa started in the late 1970s to meet the demands of a growing urban African workforce, who as a consequence of the apartheid spatial planning were settled in the periphery towns.
The industry saw exponential growth after the deregulation in 1977.
Today, the mini taxi industry is a critical pillar within the country's public transport system. Not only is it the most accessible mode of transport, it is also the most affordable to the majority of commuters.
It's a vital service to millions of South Africans. However, the industry has been marred by violence and fights over routes as well rude taxi drivers who are law unto themselves.
On the #ForumAt8Sakina Kamwendo speaks President of the South African National Taxi Council SANTACO Philip Taaibosch.
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