My hectic Metrorail trip

Delays, jumping off carriages, no refunds and no improvement


News | 15 April 2016

Metrorail commuters warned of strike

But company says trains will be provided


News | 6 April 2016

Opposition to annual Metrorail price hike

Activists run petition against fare increases without improved service


News | 31 March 2016

Workers march on Prasa offices

SATAWU demands an end to outsourcing


News | 22 March 2016

Wolwerivier shows how far Cape Town is from integration

Poor and working class people live furthest from centres of economic activity and job opportunities


Opinion | 18 March 2016

School transport: Why we are going to court

The Eastern Cape Department of Education is failing to meet its constitutional duty


Analysis | 8 March 2016

Cursed to use Metrorail

Commuters say they have little choice in public transport


News | 19 February 2016

Metrorail’s skorokoro trains

Here’s why the trains are delayed every day


News | 11 February 2016

Diepsloot’s community of cyclists

Unable to afford public transport, this group of 200 people have opted for pedal power


News | 8 February 2016

Where are the traffic death statistics?

The government agency responsible for publishing them has not done so since March 2011.

By and

Feature | 11 January 2016

City steps up bus safety checks for annual exodus to Eastern Cape

The City of Cape Town will, from 10 December until Christmas Eve, step up safety checks on buses departing to the Eastern Cape. But some bus drivers are annoyed by the inconvenience this causes at the busiest time of the year.

Siyavuya Khaya and GroundUp staff

News | 7 December 2015

Khayelitsha residents protest after Metrorail cuts electricity connections

Angry residents of Khayelitsha Site C blocked railway tracks and roads, and burned tyres today after their electricity connections were cut by a Metrorail team.

Siyavuya Khaya

News | 25 November 2015

Khayelitsha commuters blast Metrorail

Khayelitsha residents are fed up with the poor public transport servicing the township, especially Metrorail. Activist organisation, Public Transport Voice (PTV), held a public meeting on Saturday at Masibambane Hall in Harare to voice their concerns.

Siyavuya Khaya

News | 23 November 2015

No buses for stranded Metrorail passengers

Every weekday morning, Kungile Mzwakadi, a 48-year-old security guard working in the city centre, takes the 5:20am train from Langa to Cape Town. For his journey to and from work, Mzwakadi spends R150 on a monthly train ticket.

Sibusiso Tshabalala

News | 11 November 2015

Capricorn residents accuse taxi association of inciting violence

Violence over taxi routes erupted in Cape Town’s South Peninsula yesterday morning. The South Africa Police Service (SAPS) reports that a 59-year-old taxi driver and his 20-year-old assistant were shot dead at about 5:30am this morning in Seawinds.

Tariro Washinyira

News | 15 October 2015

Meet the Hanover Park woman who drives a taxi

What’s it like to be a woman taxi driver? It’s OK, says 52 year old Amina Stevens from Hanover Park - though some of her women passengers took a while to feel safe with her.

Siphesihle Matyila

News | 4 September 2015