Thousands of commuters in Cape Town have been forced to make alternative transport arrangements due to the ongoing taxi violence. Golden Arrow says limited bus services will be available for commuters on Tuesday. On Monday, services were disrupted after a bus driver was shot and wounded near Nyanga. The bus[…]
Taxis and buses will be allowed to operate throughout the day with no time restrictions, but with limited passengers from Monday. Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has announced minibus-taxis will remain at 70% loading capacity, while buses, e-hailing transport, metered taxis and shuttles as well as chauffer and charter services will[…]
Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has urged all taxi owners and operators to abide by the amended regulations and preserve the lives of their passengers. Mbalula has announced amended measures for public transport during the remainder of the coronavirus lockdown period. Public transport will be permitted to ferry essential services workers[…]
While concerned South Africans find ways to safeguard themselves from the novel coronavirus, it’s not that simple for commuters. Having to take various modes of transport to work and home, commuters find themselves a little too close for comfort to fellow passengers in usually overcrowded taxis, trains and buses. Many[…]
The City of Cape Town has announced that they are seeking an interim operator for the N2 Express service. This comes after the N2 Express Company shareholders, namely the Cape Organisation for the Democratic Taxi Association (Codeta), the Route 6 Taxi Association and the Golden Arrow Bus Service failed to[…]
Another train has been set alight at the Cape Town station. The City’s Fire and Rescue Services has confirmed that they are still at the scene where one train with three carriages is on fire. About 160 carriages have been destroyed by arsonists since 2015 with damages estimated at millions.[…]
One suspect has been arrested in connection with a devastating Cape Town train fire which gutted carriages on Sunday. Cape Town Central train station was engulfed by flames and pandemonium on Sunday afternoon when a MetroRail train, stopped at Platform 19, was set ablaze. Emergency services rushed to the scene but were[…]
Cape Town – Golden Arrow Bus Services (Gabs) has expressed concern after passengers on a bus en route to Bellville were robbed yesterday. Gabs spokesperson Bronwen Dyke-Beyer said: “Golden Arrow can confirm an incident which occurred on a bus travelling from Town Centre (Mitchells Plain) to Bellville. “According to witnesses,[…]
Algeria’s ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has returned to the country on Sunday, where he faces widespread protests against his plans for a fifth term in power, after two weeks away for “routine” medical checks in Switzerland. Schools and shops shut and public transport ground to a halt in the capital[…]
A minibus taxi strike turned ugly in Cape Town on Monday‚ forcing commuters to change their travel plans. Authorities were also braced for a possible taxi strike in the capital Tshwane‚ although it appeared to have been called off at the eleventh hour. Golden Arrow bus service said they had[…]
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