Brian Sokutu
Senior Print Journalist
3 minute read
4 Dec 2019
6:35 am

Find a lasting taxi industry solution ‘or ruin the sector’

Brian Sokutu

Taxi World editor Joel Mafenya calls for an end to the carnage and urges government to be 'proactive' not 'reactive'.

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While the fledgling R50 billion-rand taxi industry continues on a growth trajectory in South Africa, non-formalisation and lack of real empowerment opportunities are set to ruin the sector, an expert has cautioned. The latest spate of minibus taxi violence has claimed the lives of at least five people, with several others injured in Tshwane’s Olivenhoutbosch, Commenting on this, Taxi World editor Joel Mafenya, whose latest edition calls for an end to the carnage, has urged government to be “pro-active and not be reactive”. Gauteng premier David Makhura has announced a commission of inquiry into the taxi violence, set to have...