S.Africa moves on plan to replace dangerous taxis

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CAPE TOWN, May 20 (Reuters) - South Africa will press ahead with a 7.7 billion rand ($1.2 billion) plan to replace thousands of dangerous minibus taxis and will publish safety requirements for new vehicles in June, the transport minister said on Friday. The government plans to offer a "scrapping allowance" of 50,000 rand ($7,808) that small operators can use as a deposit to buy new vehicles to replace the old 18 and 25-seater taxis. Operators also will have to register and obtain licences ...

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