The Minibus Taxi, Bus Services & Metered Taxi Industry in South Africa 2018

  • ID: 4559402
  • Report
  • Region: Africa, South Africa
  • 173 Pages
  • Who Owns Whom
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Amarosa Trading (Pty) Ltd
  • Buscor (Pty) Ltd
  • Excite Taxis 2 CC
  • Intercab CC
  • Mozzie Cabs (Pty) Ltd
  • Phola Coaches (Pty) Ltd
  • MORE

The Minibus Taxi, Bus Services & Metered Taxi Industry: The commuter transport industry is integral to the existence, survival and growth of the South African economy as it transports people to and from work. The focus of this report is the land transport sector which includes buses, coaches, minibus taxis and metered taxis. It is a sector that is beset by problems that include unreliable services, vandalism, taxi violence and strikes. According to the Southern African Bus Operators' Association (SABOA), public bus transport has suffered major underinvestment which has driven down the quality and effectiveness of services. Meanwhile the bus rapid transit (BRT) system which has been the recipient of billions of Rands, is underused and the R15bn Gauteng BRT has been described as a failure.

Continuing importance of the minibus taxi sector: Although informal and largely unregulated, minibus taxis remain the most readily available and affordable mode of transport for the majority of South Africa's commuters. They are the primary travel mode for 69% of households and generate an estimated R120bn in fares annually. According to the South African National Taxi Council (SANTACO), the taxi industry employs more than 600,000 people and transports 15 million commuters daily. There are more than 200,000 minibus taxis on the road and the average taxi travels 6,500 kilometres per month. Despite its importance, the industry remains privately-run and financed with no state support but has to compete with bus and train services that enjoy state subsidies.

Report coverage: The detailed report on South Africa’s metered taxi, minibus taxi and bus and coach services industry discusses current conditions, new developments, challenges faced and factors influencing the success of the sector. The report profiles 44 players in the bus and coach sector, including national companies Translux / City-to-City and Intercity Xpress, which also operates a Zimbabwe route. Profiles for 12 players in the metered taxi and e-hailing taxi sector are also provided and include Zebra Cabs which was acquired by taxi finance company, SA Taxi in 2015 with a view to expanding the business and competing against Uber.

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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Amarosa Trading (Pty) Ltd
  • Buscor (Pty) Ltd
  • Excite Taxis 2 CC
  • Intercab CC
  • Mozzie Cabs (Pty) Ltd
  • Phola Coaches (Pty) Ltd
  • MORE

1. INTRODUCTION

2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY
2.1. Industry Value Chain
2.2. Geographic Position

3. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY

4. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY
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. INFLUENCING FACTORS
5.1. Government Initiatives
5.2. Economic Environment
5.3. Rising Operating Costs
5.4. Tourism
5.5. Labour
5.6. Road Safety, Security, Violence and Intimidation
5.7. Technology, Research & Development (R&D) and Innovation
5.8. Environmental Concerns
5.9. Cyclicality
5.10. Electricity Supply Constraints

6. COMPETITION
6.1. Barriers to Entry

7. SWOT ANALYSIS

8. OUTLOOK
9. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS

10. REFERENCES
10.1. Websites
COMPANY PROFILES - Urban, Suburban & Inter-urban Bus & Coach Passenger Lines
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
BRAKPAN BUS COMPANY SOC LTD
BUSCOR (PTY) LTD
BUTHOTIS TRADING (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
ELWIERDA (STELLENBOSCH) (PTY) LTD
EMONDHLO BUS SERVICE (PTY) LTD
GAUTENG COACHES (PTY) LTD
GREAT NORTH TRANSPORT (SOC) LTD
HOSKEN PASSENGER LOGISTICS AND RAIL LTD
IKHWEZI BUS SERVICE (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
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
SCOPEFULL 21 (PTY) LTD
SOUTH COAST BUS SERVICE (PTY) LTD
STABUS TOURS (PTY) LTD
TANSNAT COACHLINES (PTY) LTD
THEMBALETHU BUS SERVICES (PTY) LTD
UNITRANS PASSENGER (PTY) LTD
COMPANY PROFILES - The Metered Taxi Industry
EAGLE RADIO TAXIS (PTY) LTD
EMMACULATE TRANSPORT AND CABS (PTY) LTD
EXCITE TAXIS 2 CC
GMTC TAXI RIDES COMPANY (PTY) LTD
INTERCAB CC
MAXI DRIVERS ASSOCIATION
MOZZIE CABS (PTY) LTD
ROODEPOORT METERED TAXI ASSOCIATION
ROSE TRAVEL AND ENTERPRISES LTD
SANDTON TAXI CABS (PTY) LTD
TAXIFY SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD
UBER TECHNOLOGIES INC

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  • Amarosa Trading (Pty) Ltd
  • Arrow Coaches CC
  • Atamelang Bus Transport (Pty) Ltd
  • Autopax Passenger Services SOC Ltd
  • Brakpan Bus Company SOC Ltd
  • Buscor (Pty) Ltd
  • Buthotis Trading (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 Taxis 2 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
  • Intercab CC
  • 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
  • Mozzie Cabs (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
  • Taxify South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Thembalethu Bus Services (Pty) Ltd
  • Uber Technologies Inc
  • Unitrans Passenger (Pty) Ltd
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