Minibus taxis

Why the South African state should not subsidise minibus taxi owners

Pippa Green, SALDRU on 19 July 2022
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About 60% of South African households use minibus taxis as their main mode of transport. They spend about 26% of their gross earnings in doing so. Should taxi operators receive subsidies from the state? There are several reasons why policymakers should think about enhancing competition and improving efficiency in the public transport sector instead.