New research shows while most taxi and rideshare journeys are completed safely, there is still an unacceptable level of harassment and intimidation.
Uber drivers are back in court for a final showdown with the American company.
The taxi industry carries 75% of commuters daily, yet, unlike bus and train operators, does not benefit from government subsidies.
Violence is very common on South Africa’s various taxi routes.
A national minimum wage could benefit young people who have jobs and stimulate those who have given up trying to find work. But those without work need additional help.
Millions of Americans rely on public transit to get to school, work or stores, but many can’t get the service they need. ‘Uberizing’ transit by offering more options on demand could fill the gaps.
Rules are made to be broken. Innovation stalls when you don’t follow that simple maxim.
South Africa needs to review its approach to rolling out Bus Rapid Transit systems as the current model is proving to be too expensive and unsustainable.