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CityPress No taxi fare increases in Mpumalanga Province

No taxi fare increases in Mpumalanga Province
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“With the current situation happening across the country and the world, it is not fare to the community to increase fares. The taxi industry has been negatively affected by COVID-19 but we wish to continue engage with the Government that taxis must go back to full-capacity (100%) with passengers wearing masks and sanitation.”

Mpumalanga province SANTACO chairperson, Mr F. Sibanyoni has assured the community of Mpumalanga that there will be no taxi fare increases in the area.

This follows after numerous rumours have been making rounds on social media platforms about fee increases in the taxi industry. 

No taxi fare increases in Mpumalanga Province
Taxis on a misty morning

READ ALSO: SANTACO announces taxi times to collect grants https://thebulletin.co.za/2020/03/29/santaco-announces-taxi-times-to-collect-grants/

Speaking on behalf of SANTACO and Vukanini Taxi Association (VUKTA), Mr F. Sibanyoni said: “With the current situation happening across the country and the world, it is not fare to the community to increase fares. The taxi industry has been negatively affected by COVID-19 but we wish to continue engage with the Government that taxis must go back to full-capacity (100%) with passengers wearing masks and sanitation.”

SANTACO is the governing structure of the taxi industry in the country

“Negative comments have been making rounds on social media platforms about the taxi industry that there will be 117% fee increment but we can assure our community that our business is affected but increasing fee is not an option for now,” he continued

READ ALSO: Department of Transport/About/Minister of Transporthttps://www.transport.gov.za/minister-of-transport

This week it is expected that all transport representatives will meet with Transport Minister, Mr Fikile Mbalula to discuss way forward about the crisis facing South Africa. 

No taxi fare increases in Mpumalanga Province
Transport Minister, Mr Fikile Mbalula

No need to panic, there will be no taxi fare increases in Mpumalanga province.

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No taxi fare increases in Mpumalanga Province

“With the current situation happening across the country and the world, it is not fare to the community to increase fares. The taxi industry has been negatively affected by COVID-19 but we wish to continue engage with the Government that taxis must go back to full-capacity (100%) with passengers wearing masks and sanitation.”

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