Capetonians woke up to complete chaos on Thursday morning as traffic was congested on major parts of the N2 due to the Khayelitsha shutdown. Tyres and rubble were set alight, blocking roads in and around the area which resulted in Khayelitsha being declared a no-go zone for public transport. “We’ve[…]
The City of Cape Town has urged the police to track down the people who stoned and then tried to petrol bomb a MyCiTi bus in Dunoon on Thursday night. “The South African Police Service (SAPS) is investigating the incident, and the outcome will hopefully shed some light on the[…]
Police have tracked down a man who allegedly stoned two MyCiTi buses in the Cape Town City Bowl on Tuesday morning, causing damage to the vehicle and leaving commuters shaken. The 42-year-old was arrested just hours after the buses were attacked on Kloof Nek Road, Western Cape police spokesperson Sergeant[…]
Hosken Passenger Logistics and Rail announced a 9.5% fare increase for passengers on its Golden Arrow buses in Cape Town – on the same day it unveiled a bid for a bigger share of the city’s commuter market. Golden Arrow general manager Derick Meyer said fares would rise on December[…]
Yet another MyCiTi bus was petrol bombed on Monday night, leaving the driver with serious burn wounds. Fire and Rescue Services spokesperson Theo Layne said two fire engines and one rescue vehicle were deployed to the scene shortly before 22h00. The driver sustained serious injuries while one passenger received noncritical[…]
The cost of damage to several MyCiTi buses has been put at R10 million. Just this week alone, there have been two arson attacks on buses. On Wednesday a MyCiti bus was set alight in Khayelitsha. Another bus was set alight in Milnerton on Tuesday. Last month, a MyCiTi bus[…]
Former Cape Town mayor Patricia De Lille is set to lay fraud charges against several Democratic Alliance (DA) senior members, including MPs, regarding a forged Auditor General’s report circulated on social media. The two MPs are DA deputy chief whip Mike Waters and National Council of Provinces MP Bronwynn Engelbrecht.[…]
The Western Cape Education Department has expressed concerns that ongoing strike action by employees of MyCiTi bus services, may cause difficulty for matriculants who are have begun writing their final exams. Communications manager at the Western Cape Education Department Bronagh Hammond said as per the NSC rules and regulations, learners[…]
A “wildcat” strike by MyCiti bus drivers entered its third day on Wednesday with some routes disrupted in Cape Town. Amid disgruntled and frustrated comments from commuters, the MyCiti social media accounts announced around 07:00 that the following routes were currently operational: T03, T02, X02, D01, D02, D03, D04, 101,[…]
A “wildcat” strike by MyCiti bus drivers appeared to enter its second day on Tuesday as the bus service announced disruptions to several routes around Cape Town. Around 200 protesting MyCiti employees at the Cape Town Civic centre had on Monday promised to continue with their strike if their demands[…]
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