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Different taxi associations have led a motorcade through Tshwane as a demonstration against xenophobia and to clear their names in the recent violence that broke out in the capital city.
The South African National Taxi Council said "faceless people" were wrongfully using the name of the taxi industry to perpetrate acts of hatred and destroy property.
Taxi operators in the Vaal Triangle have suspended their strike only to honour and celebrate those who died and others left injured on March 21 1960 in Sharpeville.
At least 14 taxi drivers are expected to appear in magistrates' courts in the Eastern Cape following taxi driver protests which turned violent in some towns.
ANC members of the Western Cape legislature and the SA National Taxi Council have appealed to commuters to give them space to continue discussions, after meetings failed to deliver conclusive results.
ANC MPLs, councillors and the police minister's special adviser, Lennit Max, have already met with members of the minibus taxi industry task team, another meeting is planned with Santaco.
Watch as protesters get ready to torch a vehicle on Langalibalele Street in Pietermaritzburg, during a strike by minibus taxi drivers.
The SA National Taxi Council in KwaZulu-Natal says it is unable to confirm whether rival taxi wars played a role in the recent shooting of a Newcastle taxi operator.
A total of 53 people have been arrested in Nyanga during a minibus taxi strike that saw roads being barricaded, buses set alight and commuters injured, Western Cape police say.
Taxi drivers have suspended their strike around Cape Town, but not before two buses were torched and at least 52 people were injured.
The Tshwane metro police have warned motorists that several streets in the city will be affected due to a motorcade.
The Department of Transport has resumed the scrapping of 1 000 panel vans which were illegally converted into minibus taxis.
More than 50 taxi operators have been arrested for blockading roads and allegedly pelting vehicles with stones around the Vaal area.
Social grant payments have been disrupted in parts of the Eastern Cape as taxi associations went on strike, blocking roads and pulling passengers out of vehicles.
ANC members of the Western Cape legislature and the SA National Taxi Council are expected to deliver feedback on a meeting relating to a possible provincial taxi strike.
Western Cape taxi drivers are expected to go on strike on Monday.
At least one vehicle has been set alight and several others have been pelted with stones in a strike by mini bus taxi drivers in the Pietermaritzburg CBD.
A 12th person has died in hospital following a deadly shooting in Ladysmith, in the north of KwaZulu-Natal, police say.
Western Cape taxi owners say drivers will pull out all the stops to make sure commuters can get home, after they called off their strike.
Rubber bullets have been fired into a group of people throwing stones at buses and police in Du Noon, north of Cape Town, as a taxi driver strike takes hold.
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