Mbalula begins scrapping of 1 000 panel vans illegally converted into taxis

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The Department of Transport has resumed the scrapping of 1 000 panel vans which were illegally converted into minibus taxis.

The scrapping process of illegally converted vehicles took place in Elandsfontein, outside Johannesburg, on Friday under government's Taxi Recapitalisation Programme. Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula said the department had, to date, received and processed 1 464 applications for scrapping of old taxi vehicles.

The taxi industry is the largest public transport mode, estimated to service about 15 million commuters each day.

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