On Monday 12 June 2017 there was an outbreak of protest action in Cosmo City on South Africa road and Tennessee crest. The protest was because the Randburg Taxi Association informed Avanza drivers in Cosmo City that they would no longer be allowed to transport passengers to Fourways. This was because of the complaints that had been received by the association from Fourways residents that Avanza’s are not road worthy said Wandile Mrubata of JMPD. One driver also said ‘The association decided that Avanza drivers should only stay local in Cosmo City and for Quantum taxis to take passengers to Fourways.
The Randburg Taxi association failed however to inform drivers of this changes which resulted in mayhem and unhappy drivers who complained that this decision would not benefit them and as it would be them who end up suffering. They would still be forced to pay the association a mandatory fee every month said one of the drivers. He also stated that, what was happening in Cosmo City was unfair because they also had living expenses to think of and even children. Some drivers also elaborated by saying that the association wanted them to change their transport roots from Fourways to only end up in North gate and Honeydew and still expected them to pay a weekly fee of R100. The Randburg Taxi association spokesperson Mr Ngwako Daniel Mokaola commented saying ' the association came to this decision because Avanza drivers are all over the road, they park in front of customers, some do not have licenses to operate on the road and they cannot drive’. He also said that they wanted the Avanzas to be kept locally and to not drive outside Cosmo City.