Majority of South Africans travelling to work use taxi s as their mode of transport. It is generally the most affordable for many but with the rising fuel prices, taxi owners are forced to increase their fares. eNCA speaks to Theo Malele, National Taxi Alliance spokesperson for more. Courtesy #DStv403
JOHANNESBURG - The majority of South Africans travelling to work use taxis as their mode of transport.
It is generally the most affordable for many. But with the rising fuel prices, taxi owners are forced to increase their fares.
On Tuesday, the Minerals Resources and Energy Department announced an adjustment to the fuel prices.
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The price of 93 octane petrol will increase by R2.43c a litre and 95 octane petrol will be going up by R2.33c a litre.
Meanwhile, e-hailing drivers are saying they are operating at a loss due to high commissions deducted by companies.
E-hailing operators spokesperson Vhatuka Mbelengwa says the latest fuel price hike will have a major impact on their operations.
"Our challenge really at the moment is that we have long had the issue of not being able to determine prices for ourselves within the e-hailing sector and this will further impact us within in the time now with rising fuel costs," he said.
The price of petrol continues to rise yet commuter's salaries remain the same. Already the e-hailing drivers are saying they're operating at a loss due to high commissions deducted by companies. eNCA speaks to Vhatuka Mbelengwa e-hailing operators spokesperson. Courtesy #DStv403