TRANSPORT

Photo of protest

Union marches against Mbalula’s plans for North West bus service

SATAWU says employees were not consulted by transport minister

By Zoë Postman - 20 August 2019
Photo of a train

Commuters left stranded by Metrorail in Cape Town

“Every day when I arrive at work I am already exhausted because of the shoving and standing inside the overcrowded trains.”

By Tariro Washinyira - 19 August 2019
Photo of bus

MyCiTi suspension on N2 hits commuters hard

Khayelitsha commuters are battling with transport costs

By Peter Luhanga - 16 August 2019
Photo of a road

Eastern Cape villagers demand municipality fix their roads

Over 200 residents march to Intsika Yethu Municipality

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 15 August 2019
Photo of a man in court

Man charged with torching Metrorail carriages remanded in Pollsmoor hospital

He will appear again in court on 29 August

By Tariro Washinyira - 1 August 2019
Photo of protesters

After 25 years of waiting for government, Ncwadi erupts in protests

“Now that we are doing what other communities are doing, police shoot at us. Protesting is the last option but we had no choice.”

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 30 July 2019
Photo of a taxi rank

New Masiphumelele taxi rank open at last

The rank has stood unused since its completion in May

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 26 July 2019
Photo of protesters

Learners sing for new bridge to cross treacherous river to school

Scholars from Solomon Mahlangu High and Aston Gontshi Primary protested on Friday

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 19 July 2019
Photo of buses

Bus shortage costs Polokwane commuters

“I earn R2,900 a month. Per week my transport fare is R420 using minibus taxis.”

By Bernard Chiguvare - 17 July 2019
Photo of a taxi rank

Masiphumelele’s R15-million new taxi rank cannot operate

City says taxi association has refused to sign a memorandum of agreement

By Ella Ndongeni - 15 July 2019
Photo of a man on a motorbike

Immigrant food couriers risk death on South African roads

“When it rains, it’s trouble. Guys are falling all the time.”

Text by Kimon de Greef. Photos by Ashraf Hendricks. - 2 July 2019
Photo of a school

Somerset West residents will get long awaited pedestrian bridge

School children from Garden Village cross the busy N2 in peak traffic

By Tariro Washinyira - 28 June 2019
Photo of commuters

Transport minister dreams of bullet trains … but commuters want Metrorail to work now

Civil society and commuter groups tell Fikile Mbalula their demands

By Ashraf Hendricks - 26 June 2019
Minister of Transport Fikile Mbalula took a train from Khayelitsha to Langa but it didn't go as planned.

Minister abandons commuters on train

After severe delays on Metrorail, transport minister Fikile Mbalula went back to his sirens and “blue light brigade”

By Ashraf Hendricks - 25 June 2019
Photo of a road

Rush to spend infrastructure millions in Uitenhage

Councillor says protest action has prevented municipality from fixing roads

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 20 June 2019
Photo of a Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane

Public Protector lets PRASA off the hook

But Busisiwe Mkhwebane recommends Hawks investigate destruction of records

By Steve Kretzmann - 10 June 2019