The cost of transport is up to half of a Khayelitsha household’s expenses and it is going ever up.
Trains on Prasa’s central line in Cape Town have not run since November 2019, allowing landless people to move on to the railway. It is now unclear when rail services on the city’s busiest line will resume.
The Western Cape education department says that at the height of the strike, 852,259 learners stayed home from school in the province.
On the 4th of July the National Public Transport Workers Association (Qina Mshayeli) notified the department of employment and labour of their intent to register the union.
The partial re-opening of the central line in Cape Town has brought a collective sigh of relief from commuters.
The ongoing blockade of learner transport operators in Khayelitsha has resulted in over 13,000 learners missing school since Monday.
The protest called by Santaco left thousands stranded on the first day of the two-day action.
Vendors that trade at central line stations say that the suspension of the railway service has negatively affected them.
To round off the year, Elitsha brings you some of the stories we covered this year.
It is still not clear when train services on Metrorail’s Central Line will resume after it was suspended last month.
There is no end in sight of the suspension of the Central line in Cape Town.