Public Transport Voice, a community based organization in Khayelitsha has launched a campaign to fight the proposed ticket hike by Metrorail. The organisation says that about 4,000 people signed a petition against Metrorail’s annual ticket price increases in Khayelitsha.
Despite the South African government declaring the month of October as transport month, public transport in South Africa is still a big problem. October has come and gone but commuters in Khayelitsha township in Cape Town are frustrated with public transport.
For many people who rely on trains, buses or minibus taxis to go to and from work, public transport is dysfunctional.
It has been a year since the Khayelitsha Commission concluded its work on policing. The work of the commission covered a lot of challenges facing policing in Khayelitsha some of which include domestic violence. It found that the police were ill equipped to deal with cases involving domestic violence and women abuse.