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Peace Accord between Congress for Democratic Taxi Association (CODETA) and the Cape Amalgamated Taxi Association (CATA)

 SUMMARY OF CONCERNS RAISED BY INDIVIDUAL ASSOCIATIONS (CATA & CODETA) AND THEIR COMMITMENT TO FINDING IMMEDIATE, MID AND LASTING SOLUTION TO THE CURRENT TAXI CONFLICT

1.     Introduction
The General Secretary of the South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU), Zwelinzima Vavi and the President of the United Democratic Movement (UDM), General Bantu Holomisa, convened a meeting with Congress of Democratic Taxi Association (CODETA) leadership in Site C in Khayelitsha on Saturday the 24th of July 2021 at 10:00 and with Cape Amalgamated Taxi Association (CATA) on the same day at 14:00 in Bellville. This meeting had been convened to find immediate, medium-term, and long-term solutions to the ongoing conflict between these two taxi associations in the Western Cape. By late July, the conflict witnessed 24 deaths and 29 injuries, and the subsequent closure of routes by the Western Cape government.This document is a product of the facilitated process between the parties concerned. This document will now be sent to the Minister of Transport, Mr Fikile Mbalula, Minister of Police, Mr Bheki Cele and MEC for transport in the Western Cape, Daylin Mitchell, for the consideration and hopefully endorsement. It will be followed by the reconvening of all the parties to sign off and use the document as a working document and a guide to addressing the taxi violence in the Western Cape.
2.      The sources of the crisis from a perspective of CODETA and CATA
CODETA CATA
2.1.                        Concerns Concerns
CODETA raised the following concerns:

1.      Route from Paarl to Bellville is the major cause of the conflict

2.      They have been in this conflict for the past year and 8 months

3.      CATA’s “A Point”<