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Taxi associations, CATA and CODETA, have finally reached an agreement on the highly contested B7 taxi route.

The B97 taxi route, between Paarl and Belville, has been closed for more than a year.

This is after a spate of killings and violence between operators – affiliated with CATA and CODETA – for the route, in July last year.

Authorities have since been trying to find solutions to the problem, especially after an arbitrator decided that both associations could operate there.

Western Cape Mobility MEC, Daylin Mitchell, has commended the leadership in the taxi industry.

“Both parties have agreed, in line with the arbitration award, to co-exist and to provide bi-directional services. The Drakenstein Municipal Council resolved to support new operating licences in respect of route B97 to create a more equitable balance between demand and supply. The route will in the meantime remain closed until the regulatory process has been finalised. Details of the closure period will be shared in due course.”