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.
- Alternative transport arrangements for commuters after the closure of the B97 taxi route between Bellville and Mbekweni.
- WC Government working to restore public transport, end taxi violence.
- [Listen]: Police presence ramped-up to quell taxi-unrest.
— TransportPublicWorks (@WCGovTPW) July 27, 2021
Two taxi ranks in Mbekweni, certain local route loading lanes at the Bellville PTI, the long-distance facility at the Bellville PTI, the “Paint City” rank in Bellville, and a Bellville informal rank are closed to minibus taxis. Visit https://t.co/lxJpKfUTNM for details. pic.twitter.com/cQXnDxKlqX
— TransportPublicWorks (@WCGovTPW) July 26, 2021