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    Fuel increase or not, SANTACO-KZN increases taxi fare next month

    Taxi fare increase in the SANTACO-KZN regulated taxi associations is not determined by fuel increase.

    The regulatory body in the province made its stance clear amid talks about another fuel hike next month.

    In a statement today, Wednesday, 22 June, SANTACO-KZN made it known that the KZN taxi fare increase is part of its long-term resolution which does not aim to dig deep into commuters’ pockets.

    “The SANTACO-KZN leadership took a resolution 8 years ago to raise Taxi Fares on 1 July annually.

    It was decided that all the 246 Associations throughout the province will only do this once a year regardless of the increase in fuel, motor spares and all transportation costs,” the statement read.

    SANTACO-KZN reminded commuters that the Taxi Industry is a self-sustaining industry which is a leader in mass transportation service, moving all South Africans in a continuously improving Transport service that is affordable, safe and reliable.


    “Associations have engaged with community leaders and agreed on reasonable amounts. The commuters are urged to accept the new fares taking into consideration that SANTACO also empower the communities through Hlokomela campaign.

    On behalf of all Taxi Operators in KZN, we would like to thank all commuters for their continued support,” the statement further read.

    ALSO READ: ‘Litre of petrol costs more than minimum wage’: Tweeps bemoan fuel hike

    FUEL INCREASE VS TAXI FARE


    As a daily taxi commuter in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, are you aware of how much you will have to add to your taxi fare next month?

    Here are three ways to save and avoid petrol hikes and taxi fares:
    1. Use lift clubs – lift clubs are common among workers in the same company, so your job is to find a car owner who lives close to your area.

    2. Bus – if you live in a metro, your best option would be to purchase a monthly bus ticket which most of the time costs less than a taxi or filling up your car.

    3. Buy a bicycle – if work is a few kilometres away, investing in a bicycle wouldn’t break your budget but instead help you save and maintain a healthy lifestyle.




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