Transport providers are taking us for a ride
Taxi fares are high and you sometimes have to get a second one, writes Sandile Ntuli.
With respect to the e-hailing service Uber, Minister of Police Fikile Mbalula was quoted in July as saying: “It has restored the dignity of people practising their celebrity status”.
Those far from celebrity status simply want to get from point A to point B on time at a reasonable price, and prefer Uber.
Taxis and e-hailing services deliver us instead of Rea Vaya as, more often than not, their system at the various stations is offline, thus you can’t load money onto your bus card.
Taxis don’t provide much succour as their fares are high and sometimes you have to get a second one before reaching your final destination.
Then again, when using an e-hailing service, one picks up that some drivers intentionally take a longer route that has a million robots so they can charge you more.
Transport providers are really taking us for a ride, pun intended.