The South African National Taxi Council (Santaco) is introducing a new smart-card payment system for taxi commuters.
This new cashless payment system called Fair Pay will be on trial in Pietermaritzburg next year.
Speaking on AM Live, Santaco President Philip Taaibosch says the system will minimize the interaction between the driver and the commuter.
Taaibosch says it will take away the cash from the driver and the cash payment from the commuters.
He says they have noticed that through the exchange of cash accidents do occur.