70% Taxi capacity during Covid-19 Coronavirus lockdown 02/04/20
Minister Mbalula rescinds 100% loading direction
The Ministry and Department of Transport have been engaged with the process of consultations with the view of finding a solution to a challenge raised by the taxi industry resulting from reduction to permitted loading capacity, intended to promote social distancing within public transport, which includes taxis. The unintended consequence of this reduction was an industry operating at a loss as a result of these regulations. The regulations on COVID-19 Lockdown prescribed a 50% loading capacity.
The Ministry and the Department have since reviewed this measure and will only apply a 70% loading capacity for Minibus taxis.