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.


This article first appeared on 702 : Creative Art meets The Taxi Industry


Recommended

by THE NEWSROOM
Read More
New breakthrough will help target optimum cancer drugs for use in patients

New breakthrough will help target optimum cancer drugs for use in patients

The Naked Scientist Chris Smith answers all things science - from diseases to birds and why the second tooth doesn't grow back.

[LISTEN] NPA sets record straight on Prasa, but Zackie Achmat remains firm

[LISTEN] NPA sets record straight on Prasa, but Zackie Achmat remains firm

The NPA responds to statements made by activist and leader of #UniteBehind Zackie Achmat made in an interview on Wednesday.

Their way or the highway? 7 annoying habits many drivers are guilty of

Their way or the highway? 7 annoying habits many drivers are guilty of

Passengers often endure all sorts of irritations from drivers. Callers share their biggest gripes about folks behind the wheel.

[WATCH] Eusebius commends ANC's Carrim for his honesty about VAT reservations

[WATCH] Eusebius commends ANC's Carrim for his honesty about VAT reservations

ANC's Yunus Carim says an increase on VAT was not desirable and it is regressive.

Looking for a new read? Four fiction books that come highly recommended

Looking for a new read? Four fiction books that come highly recommended

Editor Kate Sidley and writer Georgina Guedes review enticing novels with twists and turns that'll have you running the bookstore.

Fault line between DA and EFF: To hike corporate tax or not  #Budget2018

Fault line between DA and EFF: To hike corporate tax or not #Budget2018

DA says corporate tax should be reduced to stimulate economy while the EFF argues that corporates should be taxed more.

Popular articles
NICD: Listeriosis cases rapidly rising in SA, death toll at 172

NICD: Listeriosis cases rapidly rising in SA, death toll at 172

National Institute for Communicable Diseases says all cases traced back to the same bacterial strain and source needs to be found.

'Foreshore development plan will exacerbate spacial and social divide'

'Foreshore development plan will exacerbate spacial and social divide'

UCT planning expert raises concerns over bidder's proposed plans for Foreshore development.

UK issues terror warning against SA after Brit couple abducted in KZN

UK issues terror warning against SA after Brit couple abducted in KZN

The British gov issued a travel advisory‚ warning of possible attacks when traveling to SA, after a UK couple was kidnapped.

Saps: Attackers spared 5 female cops in Ngcobo police shooting

Saps: Attackers spared 5 female cops in Ngcobo police shooting

E Cape Saps says they are investigating the murder of five police officers and one retired soldier at Ngcobo Police Station.

How to make your first million

How to make your first million

Warren Ingram discusses his new book in which he shares practical ways for ordinary people to achieve financial freedom.