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[LIVE BLOG] Striking taxi drivers arrive at Union Buildings

Drivers are demanding a subsidy and the scrapping of the AARTO bill, which seeks to stop drivers from renewing their operator licenses.

The NTA want Transport Minister Joe Maswanganyi to step down: 

UPDATE: The NTA's convener,  Mr Molaze, handed over a memorandum to the Acting Director General of Dept of Transport Mr Mokgonyane. They are now marching to the Union Buildings.

A suggestion from someone on Twitter: 

Okay back the seriousness of the matter: The NTA is demanding subsidies just like bus companies.

News from Limpopo: The Mankweng Taxi Association has now announced that it will take part in today's march.

What does a hooting taxi sound like?

The A Re Yeng bus operation in Tshwane has been suspended due to ongoing taxi strike.

Taxi operators are striking because the industry is unhappy about the bus rapid transport system's operating licences, and public transport subsidies among other issues.

Please note: The Gautrain bus service in Pretoria has been affected: 

Nothing to see here, just taxi drivers having fun:

The situation at Bree taxi rank as of 9:02AM

IMPORTANT: Pupils who arrive late for exams will not be turned away. Go and write.

Alternative modes of transport: Metrorail, Gautrain, bus, Uber, Taxify and maybe carpool. Please do note that although there are other means of transport, there are huge delays.

A report says 2 taxi drivers were arrested in Mamelodi for allegedly assaulting a metro police officer

Expect huge delays on the N3 North approaching Alexandra.

Are you in Midrand? There is a taxi blockade on the N1 North approaching New Road in Midrand

Please be patient and careful on the roads, some motorists are now driving to oncoming traffic in the in Pretoria CBD:

Also in Johannesburg: Traffic is affected on the N12 Southgate and is pilling up until Golden highway on N1 North.

Please avoid: N1 Randburg, M2, N3 Germiston, R21 Pomona, R80 Akasia.

ALTERNATIVE ROUTE IN TSHWANE: The N1 is flowing, while  entrances to R101 and N1 blocked.

Back to the capital, chances are not looking good for those hoping to get to work on time.


All commuters are affected; motorists, learners trying to get to school to write exams, people trying to get to work, bus commuters because taxis have blocked roads.

The alliance says it expects nothing less than 10,000 of its affiliates to join in.

So what do we know so far?

Welcome to EWN's live blog on the taxi strike that has hit parts of Gauteng, originating from Tshwane.