Minibus taxis provide the majority of workers with transport, so the lockdown has hit the industry particularly hard. There has been some financial relief for taxi owners and employees, but not all qualify for the aid. And this offers an opportunity for SA to reshape the taxi industry.

As soon as the lockdown was announced, SA Taxi Finance, the largest provider of finance to the sector, announced it would provide interim repayment assistance to taxi operators to help them honour their financial commitments for April.   ..

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