SA land border closures cost taxi industry over R100m, says association
The 20 crossing points were closed to prevent super-spreader events
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...