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

Man killed by train on Cape Town to Strand line

Metrorail passengers were caught unaware when the train from Cape Town en route to Strand stopped abruptly at Mutual Station last night.

Margo Fortune and Janine Fortuin

News | 24 October 2012

Taking Cape Town’s transport into the future: an interview with Brett Herron

GroundUp interviewed Mayoral Committee (Mayco) Member responsible for Transport, Roads and Stormwater, Brett Herron, about the city's transport system plans.

Veronica Washaya and Mary-Anne Gontsana

News | 4 July 2012

Getting Cape Town’s transport right

Modern cities need transport systems that are safe, affordable, reliable, extensive and easy to understand.

GroundUp Editor

News | 4 July 2012

Crowded, slow and unsafe: Travelling from Delft to Rondebosch via Cape Town

GroundUp journalist Janine Fortuin describes travelling from Delft to Rondebosch via Cape Town.

Janine Fortuin

News | 4 July 2012

Choosing the lesser evil: taxi or train?

GroundUp journalist, Tariro Washinyira, describes the aggravations of taking a minibus taxi from Bellville to Cape Town. But taking the train instead has its own hassles.

Tariro Washinyira

News | 4 July 2012

From Gugs to Rondebosch in 60 minutes

Mary-Anne Gontsana describes the complicated, slow route from her home to work.

Mary-Anne Gontsana

News | 4 July 2012

The pros and cons of travelling from Belhar to Rondebosch by train

GroundUp journalist Neo Sithole describes what works and what doesn't travelling from his home in Belhar to work in Rondebosch.

Neo Sithole

News | 4 July 2012

Lost in Cape Town: Tourists try our transport

For GroundUp's focus on transport, we asked two tourists to visit three of Cape Town's biggest tourist attractions, using nothing but public transport.

Allen Jiang and Audrey Leasure

News | 4 July 2012

Getting to work from Khayelitsha by bus

GroundUp journalist Nokobonga Yawa explains how she travels to work in Rondebosch from one of Khayelitsha's suburbs.

Nokubonga Yawa

Brief | 4 July 2012