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 “Jack” 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

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