A R200-million local taxi assembly plant has been launched in Springs, Ekurhuleni, and is expected to create at least 500 jobs in the first phase.
Mangled wreckage from deadly head-on collisions is usually what lands South Africa's notoriously aggressive minibus taxis in the headlines.
The Durban taxi strike which left thousands of commuters stranded on Monday has been called off.
The Jo'burg council and taxi industry have signed an agreement to remedy loss of income for operators following the introduction of the Rea Vaya buses
The taxi industry's bark appeared to be worse than its bite in the wake of the largely successful launch of the bus rapid transport system this week.
The minibus taxi industry on Tuesday demanded full ownership of the bus rapid transit (BRT) system.
Satawu supports government efforts to regulate the taxi industry and will push for the unionisation of the sector, it said on Friday.
Johannesburg's bus rapid transit (BRT) system -- which lurched to a halt after threats by taxi bosses -- on Thursday received the go-ahead.
Jacob Zuma made the most of his last few days out of government, criticising the Department of Transport at the SA taxi council's summit on Monday.
African National Congress president Jacob Zuma will address a summit of taxi operators at Gallagher Estate in Midrand on Monday morning.
About 5 000 taxi drivers and owners gathered at the Library Gardens on Tuesday to protest the introduction of the bus rapid transit system.
Johannesburg commuters were left stranded on Tuesday morning as thousands of taxi drivers protested against the bus rapid transit system.
No taxis will operate throughout Gauteng on Tuesday as the United Taxi Association Forum will strike against the proposed bus rapid transit system.
The new taxi-payment card system, which is rapidly replacing the old cash-payment system on many routes, is proving a hit with most commuters.
Alex Mabizela is a poster boy for the lawless world of SA minibus taxis. Standing outside a taxi rank in Johannesburg, he cuts a hapless figure.
The taxi industry is under threat and needs to unite or its businesses will fail, the South African National Taxi Council said on Thursday.