Taxi bosses from the United Taxi Association Forum are meeting in southern Johannesburg to hammer out more issues relating to government’s Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system.

Drivers, operators and owners from across the country are opposed to the new public transport initiative. They claim they will lose their jobs if the BRT is implemented. But government argues the project will benefit taxi operators and the public as a whole.

The forum was hosting the meeting to bring drivers from across the country together to form a united front.

President Jacob Zuma addressed thousands of taxi operators at Gallagher Estate in Midrand two days before the general elections. He he supported their calls to halt the implementation of the project until more talks between the taxi industry and government could take place.

Taxi drivers want Zuma to live up to his promise that their concerns will be properly addressed by the Transport Department.

The forum said it hoped to hear from Zuma soon.

Officials said they would use Friday’s meeting to plan its route forward if it did not get a reaction from the president.