Johannesburg - The Gauteng Provincial Government (GPG) on Tuesday said it will vet minibus taxis before they can be allowed to operate on reopened Soweto routes.
"The GPG will today, 18 June 2019, begin the process of vetting minibus taxis that will be operating on the now reopened Soweto ranks and routes that had been closed over the past three months," said a statement from the provincial authority.
"The Operating License serves to confirm that prior to the closure of the routes in March 2019, the vehicle was duly authorised to operate."
Earlier this year in March authorities shut down six Soweto routes because of a violent dispute between the Nancefield Dube West Taxi Association (Nanduwe) and the Witwatersrand Taxi Association (Wata).
The affected routes included the Dube taxi rank, Uncle Tom’s, Jeppe station, Mofolo Park and Makita.