Transport

Residents complain of potholes in Khayelitsha

What started out as just a tweet from a frustrated Khayelitsha resident, has now put the spotlight on potholes.

Mary-Anne Gontsana

News | 19 March 2014

Misunderstood and villainised: the minibus taxi industry’s real issues with MyCiTi

For many Capetonians, minibus taxis are synonymous with survival. Without the taxi fleet, which evolved to fill system-wide gaps in public transport planning and service delivery, many would be stranded. Yet the industry is viewed with contempt by many: a stain on the city, or a problem out of control.

Martin Eichhorn

News | 19 March 2014

Time for serious action on road carnage

The road crash massacre on the Moloto Road in Mpumalanga last week provides an horrific portent for the annual festive season slaughter on the highways and byways of South Africa. And the manner in which the deaths of 29 people were reported, being consigned, for the most part, to the inside pages of newspapers, reveals just how accepting the country has become of such carnage.

Terry Bell.

Opinion | 18 November 2013

Taxi associations fight over routes

Two taxi drivers from the Delft Taxi Association were shot dead during the course of last week in a shooting spree between taxi drivers from Delft, Nyanga and Khayelitsha over ownership of certain routes.

Pharie Sefali

News | 11 September 2013

MyCiTi: Why Cape Town needs a unique solution to public transport

BRT has become a buzzword when talking about creative transport solutions. However, it is only under very specific conditions that BRT provides the one-size-fits-all answer to a cityโ€™s needs.

Martin Eichhorn

Opinion | 10 July 2013

Mixed response to Metrorail fare increases

Commuter service Metrorail increased their fares on 1 June.

Thandile Majivolo

News | 10 July 2013

MyCiTi should not be compared to Golden Arrow: A response to Martin Eichhorn

This is a response by the Mayoral Committee Member for Transport, Roads and Stormwater to an article published on GroundUp by Martin Eichhorn.

Brett Herron

News | 19 June 2013

Plumber who cycles to his clients

While many South Africans are enduring overcrowded taxis or ever-increasing rail fares on their daily commute, Wilfred โ€œJackโ€ Delekile, a 60 year old plumber from Khayelitsha, is cycling to and from his work.

Bonga Magazi

News | 13 June 2013

MyCiTi: brilliant service delivery or irresponsible public planning?

Policy makers hail the MyCiTi Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) as the solution to Cape Town's public transport. MyCiTi has been lauded for its service quality. But it has also been criticised for its drain on public funds, and the system is also being questioned by existing operators.

Martin Eichhorn

Opinion | 29 May 2013

Struggle for disabled people to use Cape Town’s transport

On Monday Cape Town bus drivers ended their strike after 25 days. They had asked for a wage increase of 18% but settled for a preliminary increase of 9.5% which will increase to 10% from October. What does the strike reveal about how poor people get around in Cape Town, particularly for disabled people?

Nkosikhona SwartbooiAndiswa Hala

News | 15 May 2013

Funeral for victims of De Doorns bus accident

A memorial service was held in Khayelitsha stadium on 21 March for the victims of the Hex River bus accident on 15 March 2013.

Nokubonga Yawa

Brief | 27 March 2013

Girl killed by train during gang fight

On 7 February a teenage Khayelitsha girl, Siyamthanda Mdunyelwa, was hit by a train while crossing the railway at about 7:30pm in order to escape from the police who were breaking up a gang fight.

Mihle Pike

News | 13 February 2013

Metrorail or Metrofail?

Metrorail is one of the three divisions of the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA), the state-owned enterprise which is responsible for most passenger rail services in South Africa. It is also one of the most troublesome forms of public transport.

Mary-Anne Gontsana

Feature | 6 February 2013

Renting out recycled bicycles

Eight years ago Bongani Ndlazi started collecting old bicycles and making them new again. He has turned his talent into a business that puts food on the table.

Nokubonga Yawa

News | 6 February 2013

Premier’s excuses leave the lights off

Last week GroundUp and the Cape Times published Doron Isaacs's detailed account of his repeated but unsuccessful attempts to have authorities repair dysfunctional streetlights in Khayelitsha.

Gavin Silber

Opinion | 23 January 2013

Golden Arrow bus crashes into shack

Here are photographs of a Golden Arrow bus that crashed into and destroyed someone's shack on Mew Way Road, Khayelitsha.

Nokubonga Yawa

Brief | 28 November 2012