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Cashless payments coming for Gauteng commuters

The Gauteng provincial government will in the next three months introduce a pilot project for a single e-ticket for public transport users. A similar card-based pilot project was introduced in Pretoria last year by the South

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Gauteng taxis to go cashless

Digital payments of minibus taxi fares are set to be rolled out to the industry across Gauteng. The card-based project, which is backed by the Gauteng provincial government and headed up by TaxiChoice Association, will be introduced to the Johannesburg

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Uber violence ‘must stop’ before lives are lost

Conflict between Uber partner-drivers and metered taxi owners needs to be resolved before lives are lost, says the chair of parliament’s transport portfolio committee. Dikeledi Magadzi in a statement on Monday voiced her concerns

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Gun drawn in airport Uber dispute

An argument broke out between an Uber and metered taxi driver, resulting in one of them pointing a firearm at the other near King Shaka International Airport, police said on Thursday. The two became involved in an argument at a Sasol petrol

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Transport MEC slams anti-Uber violence

Gauteng roads & transport MEC Ismail Vadi has spoken out against a group of metered taxi drivers who assaulted him last week Monday during the department’s announcement that it would be licensing Uber operators. “I want to make it absolutely

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Uber wants SA transport laws changed

Internet ride-sharing service Uber wants government to formally introduce a category that would cater to transporters who use technology. On Tuesday, Uber headed to parliament to present

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Unregistered Uber taxis to be impounded

Gauteng MEC for transport Ismail Vadi has sent out a stern warning to Uber on Wednesday, saying unregistered taxis would be impounded. “Uber vehicles will have to register with us,” said Vadi. “If they are unregistered, they are operating illegally

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ANC man calls for e-tolls alternative

Funding mechanisms other than e-tolls will have to be found for the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP), transport MEC Ismail Vadi said on Talk Radio 702 on Friday. “I can’t predict what the recommendations [of the e-toll advisory panel] will be, but I think what is quite clear

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