santacoDaily News reports that fares for taxi commuters in KwaZulu-Natal increased by at least R1 from Friday, according to the SA National Taxi Council (Santaco).  

Santaco‚Äôs KZN chairman, Boy Zondi, said taxi operators had been feeling the fuel increases but had taken a decision with the 246 taxi associations in the province that taxi fare increases would only be allowed once a year, on 1 July, so as to not overburden commuters.  He indicated that the annual increase varied, as it was left to the associations to decide by how much they would increase fares.

Zondi also stated that they were ready to start talks with the government about a subsidy for minibus taxi operators, an issue that had been on the table for at least 10 years.  A government task team was established in 2014 to investigate the possibility of subsidising taxi operators.

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