Time for taxi industry to put people before profits

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It read like a bad April fool’s joke. In the midst of a countrywide lockdown to stem the rapid spread of the Covid-19 virus, transport minister Fikile Mbalula announced that taxis would be allowed to carry a full load as long as passengers all wore masks.

He had caved in to pressure from the taxi industry, which threatened a national strike over the prescribed 50% loading capacity because they were losing profits...

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