LEBOGANG MOKOENA: The unbearable hypocrisy of government’s soft-touch approach to taxis
The decision to allow this form of transport to go back to 100% passenger capacity is reckless and misguided, given the clear evidence that close contact with infected people for long periods spreads the virus
It’s ironic that, from Monday, schools are closed – yet taxis can roam the roads with full loads. Sure, the children are the future, but does that mean their parents are expendable?
Next to Eskom, you’d have to say the taxi industry must be one of the biggest threats to the economy. For too long the industry has been left ungoverned – so much so that it now has no hesitation in defying the government without a thought...