Cape Town minibus taxi fares set to increase by R1
The taxi fare prices in Cape Town is set to increase by R1 due to the rise the petrol. Commuters are to dig deep into their pockets as the fare charges are expected to commence as from Sunday 1st December. The Congress of Democratic Taxi Associations (Codeta) reports that the main reason there are increasing the prices is because they are struggling to keep up with the rise in petrol.
Codeta spokesperson Andile Khanyi said they regretted the impact of the adjustments on commuters, especially on the poor. These news are going to affect a lot because most are struggling as it is. Andile also reported that the taxi fare will now be R20 for a one way to town. Mr. Khjanyi also informed that they decided to increase the price by R1 because they are aware of the challenges faced by the commuters. The taxi fare increase announcement comes as the City has yet to finalize plans to resume the suspended MyCiTi N2 Express service after previously saying that an interim provider would be appointed by next month.
The increase is due to affect all route of the CODETA.
By Chuma Matiwane