Are Durban ratepayers forking out for a taxi incentive white ...

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Are Durban ratepayers forking out for a taxi incentive white elephant?

The council approved R202m for the project, but there is no system in place for commuters to rate driver behaviour

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Has the eThekwini Municipality taken ratepayers for a ride with its multimillion-rand taxi incentive project?

That’s the question councillors and commuters are asking about Durban’s voluntary programme that was touted to improve the city’s taxi industry.

Launched more than two years ago by former mayor Zandile Gumede, Moja Cruise’s aim was to reward taxi drivers who didn’t blare music, respected the rules of the road, had trackers installed to ensure compliance with speed limits and maintained their vehicles...

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