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Commuters stranded by the nationwide bus strike will be forced again to make alternate plans, as talks at the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) are not expected to get drivers back behind the wheel, the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) says.
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 taxi operators say government was wrong to impound their taxis following a decision to release them.
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.
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.
Putco has confirmed that two of its buses have been attacked near Mamelodi but there were no fatalities reported.
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Commuters in Mamelodi say government must bring back Putco so that life can return to normal while taxi operators say their actions will, in the long run, benefit the community.
At least 50 bus companies are not operating across the country as the strike intensifies, forcing people to queue for taxis.
No agreement has been reached between government and Mamelodi taxi operators regarding the release of more than 50 impounded taxis.
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.
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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.
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.
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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