Establishing a green economy for the taxi industry makes good business sense

Vincent Raseroka The Green Transport Strategy released late last year is a promising document that, if implemented correctly, can transform the South African transport system into a functioning, sustainable and reliable network that South Africans can be proud of. Core to this strategy is that the transport sector contributes its “fair share” to the national…

Volunteering for a compulsory taxi recapitalisation programme

By Vincent Raseroka Just before the elections, former transport minister Dr Blade Nzimande announced a new taxi recapitalisation scheme focused on removing older, unroadworthy minibus taxis from the country’s road, thereby increasing vehicle safety for drivers, their passengers and other road users. The Taxi Recapitalisation scheme is not a new thing. First introduced in 2006…