What causes turf wars between taxi associations? An analyst explains
Gauteng MEC for Roads and Transport, Dr Ismail Vadi has given Nancefield-Dube West Taxi Association (Nanduwe) and Witwatersrand Taxi Association (Wata) until Friday to make submissions motivating why their ranks and routes should stay open.
The MEC has sent a stern warning to these associations to end the violence or lose access to their routes.
The two taxi rivals Nanduwe and Wata have been involved in persistent violent clashes for routes in recent times.
To explain the rivalry and violence on these taxi routes, public transport analyst Paul Browning speaks to Bongani Bingwa.
He says when the democratic government came into power in 1994, it found that that there was already violence between different taxi associations.
It set up under minister Mark Maharaj a national taxi task team and one of the outcomes was the registration of associations. And the associations were able to claim the routes that they had originally operated.Paul Browning, Public transport analyst
Then they were allocated those routes so that no one else could take over those routes and compete with them. That worked for a while and inevitably other associations started to come in on the more lucrative routes, thus leaving the situation to deteriorate.Paul Browning, Public transport analyst
If the registrations of these routes were properly enforced, we might have less of these wars.Paul Browning, Public transport analyst
Listen below to the full interview:
This article first appeared on 702 : What causes turf wars between taxi associations? An analyst explains
Filmmaker Leslee Udwin is on a mission to teach children to love and value other human beings.Read More
Attorney Dario Mil says after the surveillance is over, one should be notified should within three months.Read More
DA Chief Whip, John Steenhuisen explains the party's proposed legislation to tackle gender-based violence.Read More
Yusuf Ambramjee shared a video showing sealed packets of what appears to be drugs hidden in pieces of cooked meat.Read More
Lester Kiewit and estate agent Karen Dunlop take a satirical look at what the former president's homestead has to offer.Read More
Gauteng Education MEC says there is no room in a non-racial South Africa for reminders of apartheid.Read More
The Deputy Minister of Mineral Resources died in a car crash on Friday. The details surrounding the crash remain unclear.Read More
A Facebook post has put the Wykeham Collegiate private school for girls in Pietermaritzburg in the limelight.Read More
The fired Old Mutual CEO has responded to board chair Trevor Manuel's claims made in a media briefing on Friday.Read More
Residents have been urged to adapt accordingly as the Integrated Vaal River System is also negatively impacted by the decline.Read More