Creative Art meets The Taxi Industry

In 2015 Dion Chang was asked to adjudicate in The Taxi Foundation Art Awards. The awards mirror the role that creativity plays in the taxi industry.

The taxi foundation asks artists to take their own artwork and interpret it further and create a decal that will cover an entire taxi.

Friday Stand In, Dion Chang spoke to Kalnisha Singh, head of transformation and special projects at SA Taxi and director of the SA Taxi Foundation about this fascinating project.

We started the Taxi Foundation with the specific purpose of elevating the public perception of the mini bus taxi industry in South Africa.

Kalnisha Singh, head of transformation and special projects at SA Taxi

Listen to the full conversation below:

Secondly, giving back to the community that led to our successes as SA Taxis...

Kalnisha Singh, head of transformation and special projects at SA Taxi

So we thought it will be a very good idea to marry these two very misunderstood industries and essentially see what happens, and it has been a huge success.

Kalnisha Singh, head of transformation and special projects at SA Taxi

We have managed in the past two years to elevate the status of the Taxi industry, especially in Gauteng.

Kalnisha Singh, head of transformation and special projects at SA Taxi

The foundation also offer a number of essential services to the mini bus taxi owners and drivers such as free driver training, customer services and financial training.

Read More
Why 'I believe you' are important words for sexual assault survivors

Why 'I believe you' are important words for sexual assault survivors

Not In My Name's Siyabulela Jentile says supporting sexual assault survivors could potentially help prevent any further abuse.

Blessee's taste of the 'champagne lifestyle' told in new book

Blessee's taste of the 'champagne lifestyle' told in new book

This is the story of Bontle Tau, a woman who exploits her looks to access material success and juggles her three main 'blessers'.

Former Eldos drug user opens up about losing her kids and getting clean

Former Eldos drug user opens up about losing her kids and getting clean

Gugs Mhlungu spoke to a former drug addict and the department of social development about the scourge of drugs in communities.

Yho! Callers share their nightmare cinema and theatre-going stories

Yho! Callers share their nightmare cinema and theatre-going stories

Listeners phoned in to share some of their unpleasant encounters while out to a enjoy a film or play.

JSE-listed 'Cloud Atlas' helps investors navigate African markets

JSE-listed 'Cloud Atlas' helps investors navigate African markets

Cloud Atlas is a young investment firm that's devoted to boosting investment and growth in African financial markets.

Mental illness tends to manifest at varsity student age - psychiatrist

Mental illness tends to manifest at varsity student age - psychiatrist

Africa Melane hosted guests in studio for a discussion on tertiary students who are battling depression.

Popular articles
LISTEN: Gerrie Nel on why he's persuing prosecution against Duduzane Zuma

LISTEN: Gerrie Nel on why he's persuing prosecution against Duduzane Zuma

AfriForum will prosecute Duduzane Zuma after NPA declined to do so in 2015 following a 2014 accident where a woman died.

How we invented the modern concept of sleep

How we invented the modern concept of sleep

Dr Bodhisattva Kar reveals how industrial capitalism influenced the world's current sleep patterns.

Hassen Adams (he brought Burger King and Dunkin’ Donuts to SA) talks money

Hassen Adams (he brought Burger King and Dunkin’ Donuts to SA) talks money

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Adams about his attitude to money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.).

Kloof Street residents living in fear as crime multiplies

Kloof Street residents living in fear as crime multiplies

A Cape Town man was stabbed to death on Saturday while trying to assist two women who were being mugged on Kloof street.

‘I started my thriving business with R5000 (and made a profit in the 1st month)’

‘I started my thriving business with R5000 (and made a profit in the 1st month)’

After 3 years there are 3 Nic Harry stores (incl online) that sell 100 000 pairs of socks in over 20 countries around the world.