How to apply for Taxi Relief Fund in South Africa

The Taxi relief Fund TRF is a once-off financial support programme by the Department of Transport (DoT) in collaboration with the National Empowerment Fund (NEF) to help mitigate the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic in the taxi industry. Each operator will qualify for a grant of R5 000.

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It is intended for all minibus taxi and metered taxi operators, as well as e-hailing partners such as Uber, Bolt, Taxify. The funds to be paid only into the applicant’s account. This is meant for Taxi operators who were operating at the commencement of national lockdown. Complete the Taxi relief fund application form online.

Qualifying Criteria For Taxi Relief Fund

In order to qualify for taxi relief fund, a taxi operator must:

  1. be a South African citizen or permanent resident in the Republic and
  2. be in possession of a valid operating license, or receipt as proof of application for renewal of an operating license.
  3. Must be registered for income tax with the South African Revenue Services

How to Apply For Taxi Relief Fund

  • Apply online via online https//  and complete the Taxi relief fund application form
  • Call Toll free Number 0800 201 971 (8am-5pm Weekdays)
  • SMS your ID number to 45864

Documents required when applying for Taxi Relief Fund

Documents required ned not older than 3 months and can be uploaded direct on https// or email to

Proof of Tax Registration number to be provided on application.

How to check if you qualify for Taxi relief fund

  • Check online –
  • Call Toll free – 0800 201 971
  • SMS your ID number – 45864

Taxi Relief Fund Closing Date

Taxi Relief Fund Closing date is 28 February 2022.
Update: The Closing date has been extended to 11 March 2022.

See Also:
Taxi Relief Fund Status Check
SA Taxi Finance