The decision to close SA’s land borders has cost the taxi industry more than R100m, the country’s second-largest taxi organisation said on Monday.

Though unregulated, the sector is crucial to the economy as it contributes R5bn to GDP and transports 16.5-million people a day. While local taxis were allowed to operate at set times and at 70% capacity from level 5 down to level 3, their cross-border counterparts were grounded in conformity with a ban on international travel...

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