Everything in South Africa is going up- VAT is up, petrol is up, and unemployment is up. And now, as of 1 August 2018, taxi fares also higher.
Earlier this week it was announced taxi fare would go up from the first day of August and the news sent social media users into a frenzy.
Taking to Twitter, South Africans gave their opinions on the higher taxi fares.
Social media user Siphamandla, who goes by the Twitter handle @Sowellnomics, wrote: “The South African National Taxi Association announced a taxi fare increase between R1-R20 from tomorrow. To put this in perspective pensioners grants went up by R10 & child grants by R20, while transport expenses go up by an average of R100 a month. ANCnomics are something else.”
Twitter parody account Man’s Not Barry Roux shared photos of the new prices for South Africans who would be using taxi services in Soweto.
Briefly.co.za saw his post sparked a reaction from tweeps, who complained about the cost of living continuing to rise while people are getting poorer by the day.
Leroy.Lee (@leroy101leigh) commented, “Only now people will realise that Petrol increase doesn't only affect people with cars but everyone but when we want a national shut down they stand and think we fools.”
Some tweeps added they were going to be dressing like school kids to avoid paying the higher taxi fares.
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