Police and traffic officials are maintaining a strong presence at the Bellville taxi rank in Cape Town.

This follows a decision by Western Cape Transport Minister Daylin Mitchell to close the route from Bellville to Paarl for two months due to a spike in taxi-related killings.

More than 20 people have been killed in clashes between CATA and CODETA in recent weeks. The provincial Transport Department said earlier that Golden Arrow buses will be used to transport commuters.

Mediation talks between the rival organisations are also expected to take place this week. Police will continue to monitor the situation in Bellville and Paarl over the coming days.

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