Gauteng public transport MEC calls urgent meeting with Putco over string of bus accidents

2019-11-21 13:41

Gauteng Public Transport and Roads Infrastructure MEC Jacob Mamabolo has called an urgent meeting with bus service operator Putco over a series of accidents in the province.

BUS STRIKE: Thousands stranded, taxi services flooded across the country

2018-04-18 13:18

At least 50 bus companies are not operating across the country as the strike intensifies, forcing people to queue for taxis.

No agreement reached with taxi operators

2015-07-10 05:22

No agreement has been reached between government and Mamelodi taxi operators regarding the release of more than 50 impounded taxis.

Taxis impounded in Mamelodi

2015-07-06 08:14

Police in Mamelodi have impounded dozens of minibus taxis in a bid to halt violence against a new bus operator.

We will deploy army to Mamelodi if necessary: Gauteng premier

2015-07-05 13:01

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 operating in Mamelodi

2015-07-05 07:51

Buses are operating in Mamelodi ahead of a meeting between the Gauteng government, transport stakeholders, community organisations and Mamelodi residents.

The first week of July brought with it love, equal rights, violence and grief. Here are some of this week’s trending topics.

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We won't be held to ransom, Gauteng premier warns taxi drivers

2015-07-03 15:46

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.

Transport dept failed Putco drivers: Satawu

2015-07-03 13:07

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.

Angry commuters confront mayor in violence-hit Mamelodi

2015-07-03 11:41

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.


Bus strike expected to continue on Friday

2018-04-19 16:31

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.

Autopax does not have to take on Putco staff - court

2015-07-16 19:00

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.

Government was wrong: Mamelodi taxi operators

2015-07-09 20:18

Mamelodi taxi operators say government was wrong to impound their taxis following a decision to release them.

Police escort for Mamelodi buses

2015-07-06 06:19

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.

We want clarity, say Mamelodi residents

2015-07-05 11:21

Residents of Mamelodi say they want clarity regarding who has the authority to ferry them to their various destinations.

Autopax buses back on the roads, with police escorts

2015-07-04 10:05

Calm has returned to Mamelodi following days of violence as taxi operators opposed the implementation of Autopax buses in the township.

Heavy police presence in Mamelodi after violent attacks

2015-07-04 08:50

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 confirms buses attacked in Mamelodi

2015-07-03 13:55

Putco has confirmed that two of its buses have been attacked near Mamelodi but there were no fatalities reported.

10 key events leading to Mamelodi bus violence

2015-07-03 12:03

A Putco bus has been shot at in Mamelodi outside Pretoria. Here is a timeline of events leading up to the conflict.

Bring back Putco, beg commuters

2015-07-03 09:41

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.

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