The Western Cape MEC for Transport, Daylin Mitchell says the arbitration process, to find a lasting solution to the ongoing tax-violence, has now started.

Mitchell says the new negotiation-process comes after the earlier mediation-process, between the province’s main taxi-associations, failed to reach a working solution.

He says the violence has claimed the lives of 83 people since the beginning of the year.

Mitchell also announced the suspension of financing to taxi-associations as a means to suppress the violence.

He says the move follows the inability of CATA, Codeta and Santaco to find a lasting solution to the violence.

Read Mitchell’s full statement here.

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The Western Cape Transport MEC, Daylin Mitchell has expressed his disappointment that, despite weeks of engagement, no agreement has yet been reached between taxi-operators.

Mitchell, during an online briefing yesterday said he had been in talks with representatives of Codeta and CATA, to find a solution to the ongoing taxi-violence.

Mitchell says the conduct of a criminal few, in the taxi-industry, is holding the livelihoods of thousand of Mother City residents ransom.

Mitchell and premier Alan Winde is again meeting with the provincial Police Commissioner, general Thembisile Patekile today to find ways to end the ongoing dispute.

Access yesterday’s full briefing here.

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