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Rein in the taxi industry cowboys

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From the N1 to the R40 road, they may not be in corridors of power, but this group dictate to the powers that be, wrestle the arm of the law and resort to veiled threats of violence to get their way.


25 Jun 2020
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Rein in the taxi industry cowboys

Stranded taxi commuters queue outside Reya Vaya bus terminal at Thokoza Park at Soweto in Johannesburg, 22 June 2020, after a taxi shutdown on government's R1.135 billion relief fund announced on Friday. Picture: Nigel Sibanda

There is a thick sense of entitlement in the air and on Monday it was impossible to miss its stench. While the country comes to grips with the new normal as we all grow weary and restless of the lockdown restrictions, we must also survive as a nation the economic effects of Covid-19. We must keep creditors, hunger and bankruptcy at bay. Despite our anger at the inability of government to meet all our needs, we must acknowledge that not all of us can be catered for, specifically not in ways we believe we deserve. We all seem to know...

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