This entrepreneur wants to change the perception of the minibus taxi profession

The taxi industry is the most popular form of public transport in the country, with millions of South Africans using minibus taxis in their daily commute to and from work.

(Watch this video: South Africa taxi drivers clean up their image)

Unfortunately, the prevailing perception is that taxi operators are aggressive and unlawful. In an effort to change this mindset, improve the commuter experience and professionalise the industry, Theo Lengwati has founded the project Civil Taxis.

Our core function is to transform the customer experience when in a taxi and driving a long side a taxi.

Theo Lengwati, founder of Civil Taxis

Lengwati says that the idea is to create professional network for taxi owners to operate within, much like the service Uber, with employee benefits for taxi drivers and an advanced business model.

The drivers will be employed under Civil Taxi’s and we will give them a salary that is over 200% of what they currently earn as well as benefits such as medical aid, funeral cover, disability cover and a credit record and history.

Theo Lengwati, founder of Civil Taxis

Listen to the full conversation from The John Robbie Show:

Read More
City of Joburg's finances are healthy‚ says finance MMC

City of Joburg's finances are healthy‚ says finance MMC

The ANC and former Johannesburg Mayor Parks Tau accused the DA of mishandling of funds in the municipality.

Flagged nuclear documents fuel public perception of dodgy deals, says expert

Flagged nuclear documents fuel public perception of dodgy deals, says expert

Energy expert Chris Yelland says discrepancies have immense harm on the reputation of Eskom, government and the energy industry.

Manyi's Gupta media acquisition not for profits or transformation, expert says

Manyi's Gupta media acquisition not for profits or transformation, expert says

Media analyst Anton Harber says Mzwanele Manyi purchase of Gupta-owned ANN7 and The New Age is more about political interests.

Suspect arrested in connection with Uber acid attack

Suspect arrested in connection with Uber acid attack

Uber SA has reiterated that, while it tries to protect its drivers, crime-related incidents need to be dealt with by authorities.

What are your rights when shopping at factory shops or reject stores?

What are your rights when shopping at factory shops or reject stores?

Consumer journo Wendy Knowler has helped shed light on the rights of consumers when dealing with factory shop defaults.

IDC on the hunt for disruptive industries to invest in

IDC on the hunt for disruptive industries to invest in

The IDC is looking to fund and support disruptive industries with the potential to shake up the business space.

Popular articles
NSRI has freed False Bay whale entangled in ropes

NSRI has freed False Bay whale entangled in ropes

NSRI has manged to free a southern right whale entangled in ropes in Fish Hoek, False Bay.

Local desalination company says no to small-scale tender

Local desalination company says no to small-scale tender

Tom Callaghan at Grahamtek says desalination tender is not viable for business but will bid for the large-scale land based plant.

Snakes on a plein: Drought to push snakes closer to properties

Snakes on a plein: Drought to push snakes closer to properties

Snake catcher Shaun McCleod says about 99% of snakes in the WC are just looking for food.

Vodacom to reimburse customers by end of the morning

Vodacom to reimburse customers by end of the morning

Spokesperson Byron Kennedy says the problem was a configuration change on their billing system.

5 reasons why South Africa granted Grace Mugabe diplomatic immunity

5 reasons why South Africa granted Grace Mugabe diplomatic immunity

 Simon Allison, Africa Editor at the Mail & Guardian explains the political considerations behind Mugabe's diplomatic immunity.

"ANN7 and  New Age sale is effectively a transaction between  Manyi and Guptas"

"ANN7 and New Age sale is effectively a transaction between Manyi and Guptas"

Phillip de Wet, Associate Editor at Mail & Guardian breaks down the sale of Gupta owned ANN7 TV Station and The New Age paper.

This is incredibly embarrassing for both countries - SAIIA Head of Governance

This is incredibly embarrassing for both countries - SAIIA Head of Governance

On Saturday international relations minister Maite Nkoane-Mashabane granted diplomatic immunity to Grace Mugabe.

Meet Bonang Mohale, BLSA's outspoken (‘don’t blame colonialism’) Chairperson

Meet Bonang Mohale, BLSA's outspoken (‘don’t blame colonialism’) Chairperson

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Business Leadership South Africa’s Mohale for his weekly “ShapeShifter” feature.