Taxi fare increase: 'Meanwhile taxi bosses are living a nice nice nice life'

Taxi fare increase: 'Meanwhile taxi bosses are living a nice nice nice life'

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.

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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.

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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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