Will the new SA Taxi Industry Awards improve the treatment of commuters?

The Department of Transport launched the South African National Taxi Industry Awards on Tuesday, to encourage good service and to improve the treatment of commuters.

The awards have been initiated by taxi association SANTACO.

The department's spokesperson Ishmael Mnisi says have endorsed the awards as a means of building a sustainable taxi industry.

“One of the categories of the awards is to award the best operator, meaning the best taxi owner, but what we have continuously emphasized with the operators is that there needs to be a contract between themselves and the drivers which then stipulates the environment in which they must operate. ”

He adds “When we launched the awards on this month, all associations or most associations were represented and they have made a direct commitment to make sure they improve the services that they offer to the people.”

If they do not improve the standards by ensuring that the commuters get the best out of the services that they offer, obviously commuters have got alternatives that they will use to transport themselves.

Ishmael Mnisi

We hoping that they will heed to governments call and if not they will lose the subsidies that we are giving them through the taxi recap which we have invested lots of money in.

Ishmael Mnisi
Read More
Should heads of state make public their health status?

Should heads of state make public their health status?

Following speculations on the health of Nigerian President Buhari, Gugs and Sizwe ask why head of states hide when they are sick.

A steep price tag may not always constitute a good bed

A steep price tag may not always constitute a good bed

702's Gugs and Sizwe chat to UCT sleep researcher about how much time and energy should go into choosing the right bed.

Suicide is prevalent among business owners - insurance advisor

Suicide is prevalent among business owners - insurance advisor

Karina Namhing, Director at Nam Inc analyses the reason insurance companies are reporting high suicide rates in 2016.

Why documentaries still matter

Why documentaries still matter

Movie Producer and long-standing industry member, Anant Singh speaks to 702's Sizwe Dlomo about the relevance of factual content.

Overbooking issue should have been resolved at the gate - airline expert

Overbooking issue should have been resolved at the gate - airline expert

Following a video that's been making the rounds online 702's Gugs and Sizwe ask if airlines are allowed to overbook.

Waste pickers don't realise they're  saving the planet

Waste pickers don't realise they're saving the planet

Clinical Psychologist, Naledi Mqhayi explains the psychology behind people not recycling.

Popular articles
'Red Tie Guy'  who captured the world's attention during an Obama speech dies

'Red Tie Guy' who captured the world's attention during an Obama speech dies

Stellenbosch University's Goldfields Residence confirmed the news of Mikhail Hendricks death in a social media post on Friday.

10 things millennials will never fully grasp (and many other flashbacks)

10 things millennials will never fully grasp (and many other flashbacks)

Remember a time before Wifi or dial up internet? How did folks do it? Old school listeners take a trip down memory lane.

"We are waiting on a miracle” - city official on Cape Town drought

"We are waiting on a miracle” - city official on Cape Town drought

A City official told delegates at the African Utility Week conference that they never anticipated the severity of drought.

Cloud eggs are a new craze, here's how it's done (with no egg on your face)

Cloud eggs are a new craze, here's how it's done (with no egg on your face)

Kieno Kammies shows us how to make these fluffy clouds with their sunshine centres, a fad that's sweeping across social media.

Suspect arrested in connection with murder of Courtney Pieters (3)

Suspect arrested in connection with murder of Courtney Pieters (3)

The 40-year-old man is expected to appear in the Goodwood Magistrates Court on a charge of murder, but the date is still unknown.