The Minibus Taxi, Bus Services & Metered Taxi Industry in South Africa 2020 -

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The Minibus Taxi, Bus Services & Metered Taxi Industry:

South Africa's metered taxi, minibus taxi and bus and coach services industry is essential for the growth of the South African economy. Minibus taxis remain the most popular choice of transport for about 69% of South Africa's commuters, generating an estimated R50bn in fares annually. Buses and metered taxis continue to lose ground to e-hailing services. The Bus Rapid Transit system has been a failure, with high capital expenses and subsidies and low ridership undermining the plan to provide fast, affordable public transport.

Taxi Growth:

Despite taxi violence and strikes, and fare increases due to higher fuel prices and higher vehicle prices, the demand for minibus taxi transport continues to grow. Taxis are used by about 69% of households compared to 59% fifteen years ago. The high price of owning a car and increasing fuel and maintenance costs has made it cheaper for many commuters to use taxis and e-hailing services rather than buy a car. Uber continues to dominate the e-hailing subsector with more than 13,000 drivers and more than one million riders, although Bolt now covers twice the number of areas in South Africa than Uber. The metered taxi sector has been struggling to survive since the launch of e-hailing apps and continues to call for regulation to protect metered taxi services. Some metered taxi organisations have launched their own apps to remain competitive.

Report Coverage:

This report includes comprehensive information on the public and private metered taxi, minibus taxi and bus and coach services industry including the state of these services, pending regulation and the effect of e-hailing services on the sector. There are profiles of 53 companies including bus services such as Putco, Duzi and Algoa, e-hailing services such as Uber, Bolt and new player Chaufher and large players such as Unitrans.

Key Topics Covered:



2.1. Industry Value Chain

2.2. Geographic Position



4.1. Local

4.1.1. Corporate Actions

4.1.2. Regulations

4.1.3. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development

4.2. Continental

4.3. International


5.1. Government Initiatives

5.2. Economic Environment

5.3. Rising Operating Costs

5.4. Tourism

5.5. Road Safety, Security, Violence and Intimidation

5.6. Labour

5.7. Technology, R&D and Innovation

5.8. Cyclicality

5.9. Environmental Concerns

5.10. Electricity Supply Constraints


6.1. Barriers to Entry




9.1. Publications

9.2. Websites

Company Profiles

  • Africa's Best 350 (Pty) Ltd
  • Algoa Bus Company (Pty) Ltd
  • Amarosa Trading (Pty) Ltd
  • Arrow Coaches Cc
  • Atamelang Bus Transport (Pty) Ltd
  • Autopax Passenger Services Soc Ltd
  • Biza Ride (Pty) Ltd
  • Bolt Services Za (Pty) Ltd
  • Brakpan Bus Company Soc Ltd
  • Buscor (Pty) Ltd
  • Chaufher South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • City Of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality (The)
  • Combined Transport Services (Pty) Ltd
  • Cream Magenta 326 (Pty) Ltd
  • Cullinan Holdings Ltd
  • Duzi Bus Service (Pty) Ltd
  • Eagle Radio Taxis (Pty) Ltd
  • Elwierda (Stellenbosch) (Pty) Ltd
  • Emmaculate Transport And Cabs (Pty) Ltd
  • Emondhlo Bus Service (Pty) Ltd
  • Excite Backpackers Cc
  • Gauteng Coaches (Pty) Ltd
  • Gmtc Taxi Rides Company (Pty) Ltd
  • Great North Transport (Soc) Ltd
  • Hosken Passenger Logistics And Rail Ltd
  • Ikhwezi Bus Service (Pty) Ltd
  • Imperial Logistics Motion (Pty) Ltd
  • Intercape Ferreira Mainliner (Pty) Ltd
  • Itumele Bus Lines (Pty) Ltd
  • Johannesburg Metropolitan Bus Services Soc Ltd
  • Kzn Bus Services (Pty) Ltd
  • Kzt Bus Services (Pty) Ltd
  • Kzt Country Cruiser (Pty) Ltd
  • Maxi Drivers Association
  • Mayibuye Transport Corporation
  • Metro Bus Service (Pty) Ltd
  • Midbank Bus Service (Pty) Ltd
  • Northwest Star Soc Ltd
  • Phola Coaches (Pty) Ltd
  • Phumatra Transport Enterprise Cc
  • Piotrans (Pty) Ltd
  • Putco (Pty) Ltd
  • Roodepoort Metered Taxi Association
  • Rose Travel And Enterprises Ltd
  • Sandton Taxi Cabs (Pty) Ltd
  • Scopefull 21 (Pty) Ltd
  • South Coast Bus Service (Pty) Ltd
  • Stabus Tours (Pty) Ltd
  • Tansnat Coachlines (Pty) Ltd
  • Taxi Live (Pty) Ltd
  • Thembalethu Bus Services (Pty) Ltd
  • Uber Technologies Inc
  • Unitrans Passenger (Pty) Ltd

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Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager
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Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager
For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470
For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630
For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900