Khayelitsha commuters unite to tackle Metrorail

A group of Khayelitsha residents are preparing to confront Metrorail with their complaints about the train system.

Joy Shan

News | 6 June 2014

Capricorn violence: taxi drivers killing each other

Residents from Capricorn near Muizenberg are afraid to go to work and school because of violent clashes. There appears to be a taxi war with racial overtones.

Pharie Sefali

News | 20 May 2014

Metrorail warns commuters in attempt to stop deaths on its network

Following two deaths in April, Metrorail security services have been told to take strong action against any commuter found riding outside the trains.

Fergus Turner

News | 10 April 2014

Two deaths in two days on Metrorail

This morning Metrorail passengers travelling on the Philippi route witnessed a traumatising scene when they saw a body lying next to the railway line. The police have confirmed the death and are investigating the cause.

Pharie Sefali

News | 2 April 2014

Metrorail promises R233 million to upgrade its service

At a press conference today, 25 March 2014, Western Cape Provincial Metrorail regional manager Mthuthuzeli Swartz said the rail company is on the verge of an upgrade revolution.

Mary-Anne Gontsana

News | 25 March 2014

Commuters fed up with Metrorail train delays

Since last week, Metrorail trains on the Khayelitsha line have been repeatedly delayed and even cancelled due to an “infrastructure problem” in Cape Town. Commuters want to know when it will end.

Mary-Anne Gontsana

News | 20 March 2014

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 city’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 “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