Struggle for disabled people to use Cape Town’s transport

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

15 May 2013

Funeral for victims of De Doorns bus accident

A memorial service was held in Khayelitsha stadium on 21 March for the victims of the Hex River bus accident on 15 March 2013.

Nokubonga Yawa

27 March 2013

Girl killed by train during gang fight

On 7 February a teenage Khayelitsha girl, Siyamthanda Mdunyelwa, was hit by a train while crossing the railway at about 7:30pm in order to escape from the police who were breaking up a gang fight.

Mihle Pike

13 February 2013

Metrorail or Metrofail?

Metrorail is one of the three divisions of the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA), the state-owned enterprise which is responsible for most passenger rail services in South Africa. It is also one of the most troublesome forms of public transport.

Mary-Anne Gontsana

6 February 2013

Renting out recycled bicycles

Eight years ago Bongani Ndlazi started collecting old bicycles and making them new again. He has turned his talent into a business that puts food on the table.

Nokubonga Yawa

6 February 2013

Premier’s excuses leave the lights off

Last week GroundUp and the Cape Times published Doron Isaacs's detailed account of his repeated but unsuccessful attempts to have authorities repair dysfunctional streetlights in Khayelitsha.

Gavin Silber

23 January 2013

Golden Arrow bus crashes into shack

Here are photographs of a Golden Arrow bus that crashed into and destroyed someone's shack on Mew Way Road, Khayelitsha.

Nokubonga Yawa

28 November 2012

Man killed by train on Cape Town to Strand line

Metrorail passengers were caught unaware when the train from Cape Town en route to Strand stopped abruptly at Mutual Station last night.

Margo Fortune and Janine Fortuin

24 October 2012

Taking Cape Town’s transport into the future: an interview with Brett Herron

GroundUp interviewed Mayoral Committee (Mayco) Member responsible for Transport, Roads and Stormwater, Brett Herron, about the city's transport system plans.

Veronica Washaya and Mary-Anne Gontsana

4 July 2012

Getting Cape Town’s transport right

Modern cities need transport systems that are safe, affordable, reliable, extensive and easy to understand.

GroundUp Editor

4 July 2012

Crowded, slow and unsafe: Travelling from Delft to Rondebosch via Cape Town

GroundUp journalist Janine Fortuin describes travelling from Delft to Rondebosch via Cape Town.

Janine Fortuin

4 July 2012

Choosing the lesser evil: taxi or train?

GroundUp journalist, Tariro Washinyira, describes the aggravations of taking a minibus taxi from Bellville to Cape Town. But taking the train instead has its own hassles.

Tariro Washinyira

4 July 2012

From Gugs to Rondebosch in 60 minutes

Mary-Anne Gontsana describes the complicated, slow route from her home to work.

Mary-Anne Gontsana

4 July 2012

The pros and cons of travelling from Belhar to Rondebosch by train

GroundUp journalist Neo Sithole describes what works and what doesn't travelling from his home in Belhar to work in Rondebosch.

Neo Sithole

4 July 2012

Lost in Cape Town: Tourists try our transport

For GroundUp's focus on transport, we asked two tourists to visit three of Cape Town's biggest tourist attractions, using nothing but public transport.

Allen Jiang and Audrey Leasure

4 July 2012

Getting to work from Khayelitsha by bus

GroundUp journalist Nokobonga Yawa explains how she travels to work in Rondebosch from one of Khayelitsha's suburbs.

Nokubonga Yawa

4 July 2012