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Commuters warned about possible increase in taxi fares

7 April 2021 1:28 PM
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taxi fare hike
National Transport Alliance

The National Taxi Alliance (NTA) has warned that taxi fares could soon increase following the record-high fuel price hike.

The price of petrol has increased by R1 a litre while diesel has risen by between 63 and 65 cents.

RELATED: Fuel prices at tipping point - latest hike will have to be passed on to consumer

NTA spokesperson Theo Malele says that the increases will have a knock-on effect on the taxi industry, which has barely recovered from the impact of the Covid-19 lockdowns and restrictions.

"We may not even be able to meet our monthly financial obligations with our lenders", he tells CapeTalk.

Malele says the government needs to find a way to provide a subsidy for public transport sector.

The petrol increase means a plethora of issues that affect the industry.

Theo Malele, Spokesperson - National Taxi Alliance

It is not only fuel that's going to go up. This is also going to affect the fares, maintenance of the vehicles and other basic commodities

Theo Malele, Spokesperson - National Taxi Alliance

This will also hit on our already squeezed margins as an industry to the point that we may not even be able to meet our monthly financial obligations with our lenders.

Theo Malele, Spokesperson - National Taxi Alliance

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7 April 2021 1:28 PM
Tags:
nta
taxi fare hike
National Transport Alliance

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