One in three taxi commuters in SA feel that minibus taxis are “very” or “somewhat” unsafe, a new report has found. The Public Perceptions of Taxi Use, Safety and Crime report, prepared by the Institute of Race Relations (IRR) in conjunction with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom is designed[…]
The DA Western Cape representatives sacrificed the comfort of their cars to travel by train in the early morning peak from Nyanga Train Station to Cape Town Central Station on Friday, to highlight to see first-hand the conditions of Cape Town’s congested rail network. The Cape Town Central line has[…]
Bus commuters are once again urged to find alternative transport on Monday morning as the nation-wide bus strike continues. This comes after negotiations between the unions and the employers deadlocked once again last week. The unions have revised their demand from 9.5% to 9% for the first year, while employers are[…]
Commuters in Cape Town already in the midst of a bus strike have to contend with a near breakdown of train services, after Metrorail announced massive delays across its network on Friday morning. The company said there were delays of more than 60 minutes on all lines heading into Cape[…]
By Loushe Jordaan The situation at Mitchell’s Plain bus station remained the same if not worse than Wednesday, as workers affiliated to bus unions embarked on a second day of strike action. Some 1500 commuters were queuing since the early hours of this morning in hopes of getting to work[…]
Thousands of commuters around the country, who use buses as their primary mode of transport, will once again have to find alternate modes of transport on Thursday as the nationwide bus strike enters its second day. About 15 bus companies affiliated to transport union South African Transport & Allied Workers[…]
Commuters on the Cape Flats are bearing the brunt of the nationwide bus strike, with thousands of people still waiting for transport to the CBD and other areas. A nationwide strike by bus drivers has inconvenienced an estimated 1.4 million commuters who are struggling to find other modes of transport to[…]
The City of Cape Town’s Brett Herron got a first-hand account of the daily commute of thousands of Capetonians who use Metrorail and was left shell-shocked after his experience. On Thursday, Herron took a train from Khayelitsha to Cape Town to see just what Cape Town’s workforce have to endure[…]
Ricardo Afrika photographed and filmed train surfers by sticking his cellphone camera out of a broken window on Metrorail’s central line, GroundUp reported. Train surfers stand outside a train, either on the side or on the top, while a train is moving. They perform stunts, such as dodging the overhead[…]
Strike action by the provincial taxi industry has been called off. This after a meeting with MEC for Transport, Donald Grant this morning to discuss their grievances. Public transport services were disrupted this morning as thousands of commuters were left waiting for busses and trains. There were also numerous incidents[…]
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