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The Department of Transport calling on Taxi Operators to Apply for the Taxi Relief Fund

About the opportunity:

In July 2020, Parliament allocated R1,135 billion Taxi Relief Fund as a once-off

payment to taxi operators to provide relief for the COVID-19 impact on the sector, as

a consequence of restrictions that had a devastating effect on the industry, similar to

many other sectors.

Differences with the industry on the conditions and the manner with which the funds

were to be disbursed gave rise to disbursements delays. The Department of Transport is pleased that they have resolved the matter and they have partnered with the National Empowerment Fund (NEF). The NEF will be responsible for the disbursement of the funds on behalf of the Department.


In January 2022, The Department of Transport officially launch the application process for operators to access the fund. At this launch, they provide details of the application process, which will enable the Department, with the support of the NEF, to start accepting applications from individual operators. The application window will remain open until midnight on 28 February 2022.

The taxi and e-hailing operators to qualify for the taxi relief fund must be:

  • South African citizen or permanent resident in the Republic;

  • Must be registered with South African Revenue Services for Income Tax

  • Own a valid drivers license or receipt as proof of application for renewal of an operating license.

Required Documents:

  • Certified ID

  • Proof of Residence

  • Bank Stamped letter of business account

  • Company registration Certificate

  • SARS Tax Certificate

Submission Deadline:

  • 28 February 2022

For more information and to Apply, please click:

www.transport.gov.za or https://trf.transport.gov.za/

Contact Details:

email: taxireliefdocuments@dot.gov.za

Tell: (Toll Free) 0800 201 971

SMS: ID Number number to 45864

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