Taxi operators confronted Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula during a media briefing in Tshwane on Monday, saying they did not have essential protection gear as well as the required permits.
In addition, taxi operators are also unhappy about the grant amount proposed by the government.
Following reports of violence during a taxi strike in Gauteng on Monday, Mbalula made his way to Tshwane to address the media as well as the taxi industry.
Mbalula condemned the violence, and also stood his ground on the grant amount offered to the industry.
While he was speaking, dozens of taxi operators surrounded Mbalula while airing their concerns.
Things started to heat up, the crowd became more aggressive, and Mbalula was forced to hop into his car and drive away.