MICHAEL AVERY: Taxi industry profitability is dwindling
Overtraded and infiltrated by organised crime, it is the most important cog of SA’s transport network
Last week’s violent taxi protests in Cape Town reignited a critical question about how to better integrate and formalise this crucial aspect of SA’s transport infrastructure.
In SA, where most families rely entirely on public transit to get essential services, and where the spatial legacy of apartheid necessitates long-distance travel to work and places of education, investment in public transport generates strong economic and social returns. ..
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