Participants were the male and female taxi drivers who became successful winners during district competitions held between July and September this year.
The taxi driver competition is aimed to enhance safety on our roads. This is in line with the National Road Safety Strategy of reducing road traffic fatalities by 50% in 2030.
Added to that, the award ceremony is to improve the knowledge, skills and attitudes of professional drivers and ultimately improve the standard of vehicle driving.
MEC APPLAUDS DRIVERS
By any standard, the Taxi industry is a very big economic player. Nationally, we have over 400 000 registered minibus taxis which transport about 17 million commuters daily. This is over 60% of commuters,” said MEC Radzilani.
In Limpopo, we are servicing about 127 taxi associations with over 9000 registered members operating over 11 000 taxi vehicles with operating licenses. Our vision as government is to build and support a unified public transport system that is professional, free from violence, safe, affordable; accessible and reliable at all times. Beyond this, we also want a public transportation system that also creates more employment opportunities for our people. One taxi can generate more than three employment opportunities.”
The award ceremony was held on Saturday, 29 October 2022 at The Ranch Resort in Polokwane.
OVERALL TAXI DRIVER WINNER
Apel Taxi Association
Tshitale Taxi Association
Polokwane-Sibasa Taxi Association
Mankweng Taxi Association
Rotterdam Taxi Association
Masemola Taxi Association
Nebo Taxi Association
Giyani Taxi Association
Nchabeleng P.D Masemola Taxi Association
Bochum Taxi Association
Mphebatho Taxi Association