Daily commuting in Cape Town has never been so dangerous. Eighty people have been killed this year, casualties in a turf war between taxi associations.
The lockdown regulation requiring taxis to run at reduced capacity has, in the absence of relief funds from government, forced taxi owners to hike fares.
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.
There is a lack of safety and security on South Africa’s rail network with 3,990 operational occurrences and 9,268 security-related incidents recorded between April 2018 and March 2019.
The City of Cape Town has deployed auxiliary law enforcement officers to improve the security of commuters on buses.
Commuters continue to suffer the lack of a safe, reliable and affordable public transport system.
UNTU which is the majority union at Prasa wants the rail agency to be integrated with Transnet.
The transport minister and his deputy got stuck on a train in what looked like a public relations stunt.
After getting stuck on a train to Pretoria, President Ramaphosa got cornered by commuters protesting passenger rail services in Cape Town.
The five workers who were arrested and charged for public violence appeared in Cape Town magistrate’s court on Thursday.