Possible taxi fare increases

The South African National Taxi Council says that there is a possibility of increasing taxi fares as the price of fuel soared higher. Motorists have been warned to brace themselves for record-high increases which would see them pay about R17 for a litre of petrol. The increases come into force at midnight tonight. Santaco spokesperson, Thabisho Molelekwa, says that the increases would have a knock-on effect on the taxi industry, which had barely recovered from the impact of the COVID-19 lockdowns and restrictions.