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Scattered clouds. Mild.
Satawu members on a wildcat strike at bus company Autopax have agreed to go back to work, but might return to striking if they are not happy with a meeting set for Friday.
Numsa says it has rejected an offer by long-distance bus company Autopax, partly to avoid parallel negotiations outside the bargaining council.
The board of the Passenger Railway Agency of SA is to hold a press briefing, which could shed light on several issues, including why they fired CEO Lucky Montana.
Minibus taxi drivers in Mamelodi have agreed to hold talks with government about the violence in the area, which was prompted by the arrival of a new bus operator.
Police in Mamelodi have impounded dozens of minibus taxis in a bid to halt violence against a new bus operator.
The police presence in Mamelodi will be increased and the army could be deployed if necessary following violent protests over a new bus service, Gauteng Premier David Makhura says.
Buses are operating in Mamelodi ahead of a meeting between the Gauteng government, transport stakeholders, community organisations and Mamelodi residents.
Police have increased their presence in Mamelodi, north of Pretoria, following the stoning of buses and violent attacks against some bus drivers in the area.
As the violence escalates in Mamelodi due to taxi drivers opposing the introduction of the Autopax bus service in the area, the SA Transport and Allied Workers Union says it has lost all faith in the transport department.
Mamelodi commuters have angrily confronted Tshwane Mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa at a bus depot he visited after shots were fired at a bus in the area.
Autopax, the operator of Translux and City to City, has confirmed it has signed a wage agreement which will effectively see its services resume operations.
Nineteen Autopax buses were torched during protests in Mamelodi, Pretoria, the company said on Monday evening.
Bus operator Autopax does not have to take on the staff of Putco bus service after the latter voluntarily terminated eight contracts with the department of transport.
Mamelodi minibus taxi operators have accused government of going back on its word and taking a stance against them after dozens of taxis were impounded.
The streets of Mamelodi are filled with blue lights as police vehicles escort buses which are operating despite the violence which broke out in the area last week.
Residents of Mamelodi say they want clarity regarding who has the authority to ferry them to their various destinations.
Calm has returned to Mamelodi following days of violence as taxi operators opposed the implementation of Autopax buses in the township.
Gauteng Premier David Makhura says the government won't be held to ransom by aggrieved taxi owners who are opposing the modernisation of public transport.
A Putco bus has been shot at in Mamelodi outside Pretoria. Here is a timeline of events leading up to the conflict.
A Putco bus has been shot at as violence escalated in Mamelodi, where taxi owners continue to oppose the introduction of the Autopax bus service in the area.
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