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Recalcitrant taxi industry could win fight with govt

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Taxi organisations have indicated that they are ‘vehemently opposed’ to linking the support packages with the process to regularise the industry.


20 Jun 2020
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Recalcitrant taxi industry could win fight with govt

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It appears that the government is playing hardball with the recalcitrant taxi industry. While it hands out relief packages totalling R1.135 billion, it won’t give money to any operator who is not “legal”. That means that if a taxi operator wants money from you and I – taxpayers in other words – he or she will have to register for, and pay, tax, just like we do. In addition, the vehicles and drivers will have to be licensed and roadworthy and legally permitted to operate – the same laws the rest of us must comply with – before any of...

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