Some relief can wash over Cape Town as rival taxi associations, Codeta and CATA, finally reach an agreement. Taxi violence in Western Cape saw many losing their lives and injured with residents living day to day in fear.
An arbitration process to resolve the ongoing taxi-related violence in the Western Cape is underway following an earlier failed mediation process. This comes after failed mediation efforts to end the violent dispute between two of the Western Cape's rival taxi associations, CATA and CoDETA.
The Western Cape Government held a digital press conference on Tuesday to address the taxi violence in the province. This forms part its efforts to ensure the safety of commuters in the greater Cape Town region following disruptions in the taxi industry.
UDM leader Bantu Holomisa and SAFTU General Secretary Zwelinzima Vavi met with warring taxi associations in Cape Town this weekend about the ongoing taxi violence. Holomisa gave an update on the proceeding of their intervention.
Golden Arrow Bus Service has announced that it will deploy more buses to assist commuters who have been affected by the ongoing taxi strike. This follows the closure of certain routes by the Western Cape Transport MEC following a deadlock in negotiations between rival taxi groups on Friday last week.
The Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works has announced that it will close down the B97 taxi route between Mbekweni/Paarl and Bellville. This follows failed negotiations between two rival taxi associations involved in a deadly conflict over the route.
Negotiations between Western Cape rival taxi associations CATA and Codeta have failed to reach an agreement this week. This is despite multiple engagements between both associations, the Western Cape government and national transport Minister Fikile Mbalula.
The Western Cape government has committed to ensuring the safety of it commuters in the midst of ongoing taxi violence. This comes after Premier, Alan Winde, and the MEC for Transport and Public Works, Daylin Mitchell, recently engaged the management of Golden Arrow Bus Services (GABS) in a meeting to ensure more public transport capacity is brought into the system.
The Western Cape Government promises to resolve the ongoing deadly taxi violence in Cape Town. It has been two weeks of taxi violence and people living in fear of random attacks by unknown taxi related gunmen.
Taxi violence continues in the Western Cape, despite ongoing interventions by authorities as six people are reported to have been killed due to ongoing taxi violence this past week. This brings the death toll due to taxi violence this year to 80.
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