A group of Khayelitsha residents are preparing to confront Metrorail with their complaints about the train system.
News | 6 June 2014
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.
News | 20 May 2014
Following two deaths in April, Metrorail security services have been told to take strong action against any commuter found riding outside the trains.
News | 10 April 2014
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.
News | 2 April 2014
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.
News | 25 March 2014
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.
News | 20 March 2014
What started out as just a tweet from a frustrated Khayelitsha resident, has now put the spotlight on potholes.
News | 19 March 2014
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.
News | 19 March 2014
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.
Opinion | 18 November 2013
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.
News | 11 September 2013
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.
Opinion | 10 July 2013
Commuter service Metrorail increased their fares on 1 June.
News | 10 July 2013
This is a response by the Mayoral Committee Member for Transport, Roads and Stormwater to an article published on GroundUp by Martin Eichhorn.
News | 19 June 2013
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.
News | 13 June 2013
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.
Opinion | 29 May 2013
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