S.Africa says minibus replacement plan to proceed


CAPE TOWN, June 17 (Reuters) - South Africa will press ahead with a multi-billion rand plan to replace thousands of ageing minibus taxis with new vehicles, Transport Minister Jeff Radebe said on Thursday, rejecting speculation that the project has been scrapped. "The taxi recapitalisation process is on track," Radebe told parliament. The government announced plans four years ago to replace the unsafe, privately-owned minibus taxis with 100,000 new purpose-built 25-seat or 18-seat ...

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