Bus commuters in Mabopane, north of Pretoria, say they are frustrated by Wednesday's nationwide bus driver strike as they have been left stranded and cannot go to work.
Thousands of bus drivers affiliated to Numsa and Satawu are demanding a 15% pay hike.
Scores of commuters are now queuing and waiting for taxis.
Some say they are going home as they don’t have money after buying their bus tickets for the month.
Taxis also have their hands full with more commuters to deal with than usual.
At the same time, the only buses seen driving around this morning belong to the City of Tshwane.
On Tuesday, Transport Minister Joe Maswanganyi said that government had no contingency plan in place to deal with the nationwide strike.
Numsa members are expected to picket outside bus depots across the country on Wednesday morning.
A chaotic morning awaits Capetonians as thousands of bus drivers are downing tools as part of the nationwide strike.
Golden Arrow and MyCiTi buses are grounded on Wednesday as a precaution to ensure the safety of staff and passengers.
Nearly 300,000 commuters will have to find alternative transport.
Metrorail services which usually takes strain will come under added pressure due to the industrial action.
Many will have to use trains to get to their destinations.
Trade unions and bus companies have failed to reach a pay hike agreement. Unions want a 12% increase, while employers are offering 7.5%.
The rail operator's Richard Walker says Golden Arrow commuters will be accommodated.
“We have a standing arrangement with Golden Arrow for years. In the event of anything, we honour each other’s tickets.”