The City of Johannesburg’s by-laws state that minibus taxis may not park on public roads to pick up or drop off passengers.
The City of Johannesburg has promoted its by-laws in a social media campaign.
Motorists in Johannesburg have become accustomed to minibus taxis hooting to alert customers of their services.
Taxis in the city are also known for stopping on public roads to pick up or drop off customers.
The City’s by-laws prohibit this behavior from minibus taxis, but it does not seem to have any effect.
Here are some of the City of Johannesburg’s metered taxi, minibus, midibus, and bus by-laws.
- No stopping: No person may park a metered taxi, minibus, midibus, or bus on any public road for the purpose of providing a public passenger road transport service.
- No hooting: The driver of a metered taxi, minibus, midibus, or bus may not use a hooter or sounding device to attract passengers.
- No intimidation of Uber drivers: No driver of a metered taxi, minibus, midibus, or bus may prevent or seek to prevent any person from hiring any other metered taxi.
- Must have good and clean vehicles: The owner and the driver of any metered taxi, minibus, midibus, or bus must keep the vehicle clean and in good condition at all times.
- Driver must be clean and well dressed: The driver or conductor of any vehicle engaged in a public passenger road transport service must be clean and neatly dressed at all times.