It's the same old story for the taxi drivers; they are still griping about the N$9 basic commuter fare - after a minimum tariff increase which was implemented by just one dollar last month.
And the consensus amongst the majority is that is that this was a drop in the ocean, and doesn't make the slightest difference to their turnover since the price of petrol has gone up.
Any taxi fare increase, they say, has been swallowed up by the petrol price hike, and, coupled with the growing number of taxi's drivers in operation, times are getting tougher. The streets are becoming a competitive battle ground amongst taxi operators in Windhoek to notch up daily fares for their survival, and with more taxis on the road the business spread is slowing down.
Woema caught up with some of the guys on their daily route, and was told that they have to just keep on going like everyone else, but that the taxi industry is experiencing hard times.
"The N$1 increase is useless, we are not getting profits, and if we make N$400 on a day, you can be sure that nearly half of that goes into our petrol tanks," said Alex Uusiku, who drives a Toyota Corolla for the family business.
"Plus, if you drive a car for someone else like I do, then they take the profit, and you are left with something small to take home - but am still grateful for this work because there are many people sitting on the pavements.
"I try to operate close to town where the majority of people are, and keep the distances short - this way I can save on petrol and keep my costs down.
"But you still need to drive around looking for business in the quiet times and sometimes you spend more on petrol than what you bargained for."
One of the biggest complaints was the hefty traffic fines imposed on taxi drivers by the City of Windhoek Traffic Department, in particular in areas where they stop to pick up customers in the road.
Uusiku said that they have no option but to stop for customers when they are flagged down, because they need the business. He feels that there should be more pick-up points around town for taxis especially in the busy areas such as China Town.
When asked, a frequent customer who travels by taxi from town to Katutrura, if they were squeezed by the N$9 taxi fare, she claimed that the commuter is still paying less than what it would cost them to own a private car - litre per kilometre ratio. She also said it has been a long time since the taxis have put up their fares despite the constant petrol price increases, and that we all have to dig deep into our pockets to make ends meet these days.
"All things taken into account these guys need to make a living - so if the petrol prices go up, it is only fair that the taxi fare goes up as well."