The SA National Taxi Council estimates that the taxi industry has suffered financial losses of about R45 million in the two provinces that were affected by riots and looting this past week.
It's good that this acts of hooliganism and criminality doesn't only affects one or certain individuals. It is a chain of reaction which revolves around everyone including perpetrators themselves,, next time you will stand against this behavior taxi associations because it risks your jobs too this thing.
Economy is a big value chain you mess up with one chain you destroy the rest. This may be prolonged because people have lost jobs and all this is because of one self centered individual.
As taxi industry in Botshabelo, Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality in the Free State we also suffered a stroke of financial loss as most of our commuters are working in factories. Most of these factories closed down as they could not get raw materials from Durban harbour. Some big factories had to lay off workers due to non delivery of their products to suppliers in Gauteng. It's bad, our taxi industry is suffering a second blow after Covid.
How quickly was that amount estimated did the taxi associations ever calculate the impact of their rogue taxi strikes on us the tax paying law abiding citizens and preventing ehailing services and privately owned cars from transporting people to work.
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