A VIOLENT LEGACY: The taxi industry and government at loggerheads
For over a decade the taxi industry has been heavily embroiled in conflicts that have claimed thousands of lives. At the heart of the problem is the persistent struggle over control of this multi-billion rand industry that carries over 60% of South Africaâ€™s commuters. Given its troubled and often violent history, and its substantial share of the commuter market, clearer government commitment is needed in the form of adequate investment and implementation of a comprehensive and participatory recapitalisation programme.
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