KZN taxi fare hike deals another blow to cash-strapped households
Though fare increases are fairly regular, this one is expected to push families to breaking point
When the SA National Taxi Council (Santaco) in KwaZulu-Natal took a decision to increase fares eight years ago, most commuters were not as financially strapped.
The increase, which comes into effect on Friday, is most likely to lead to more hungry families and absenteeism in schools and workplaces.
Pietermaritzburg Economic Justice & Dignity Group (PMBEJD) coordinator Mervyn Abrahams told Sunday Times Daily the level of inflation and the financial pressures that households were dealing with meant any increase affected them much greater than it would have in the past...