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Commuters to dig deep into their pockets as fares are up for an increase

 It is not good news as it was reported by SABC news that the commuters who use mini-bus taxis would have to dig deep into their pockets for the services as from Friday.

In accordance with the report, some of the trips are going to increase in costs by up to R5 . It was highlighted that rising fuel prices was having a negative impact on the taxi industry , including one which focuses on short distances. 

The taxi owners were reported as having said that the increase could not be avoided because of the increase in the input costs. A taxi owner who reportedly spoke to SABC , Mr Joseph Mente claimed that a lot of money was being lost regularly.

He reportedly said that they were struggling to even pay their workers.The taxi owner reportedly said that some taxis were being repossessed as a result of the losses which were being endured because of fuel price increases.

Click on the link below for more on the story:

https://www.sabcnews.com/sabcnews/taxi-commuters-to-pay-an-additional-r5-in-fare-from-friday/

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Joseph Mente SABC

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