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Is MyCiTi unsustainable?

Is MyCiTi unsustainable?

In the third instalment of our four-part series on public transport in Cape Town, MARISKA MORRIS investigates the MyCiTi bus rapid transit (BRT) system’s R52-million deficit and what plans have been proposed to turn this around

 
A case for  Minibus taxis

A case for Minibus taxis

In the second part of our four-part series on public transport in Cape Town, MARISKA MORRIS takes a look at the minibus-taxi industry and how it could help reduce what is spent on the MyCiti bus rapid transit (BRT) system by 50 to 70 percent

 
Saving Cape Town from congestion

Saving Cape Town from congestion

Public transport could be the solution to traffic congestion. In this first article in a series of four, MARISKA MORRIS speaks with experts about solving the issue

 
Suing the Road Accident Fund

Suing the Road Accident Fund

The recent case of Lategan versus Jansen van Vuuren; Intercape Ferreira Main Liner and others, ZAECDHC 2016 September, involved a straightforward-enough matter: Is a passenger in a bus, injured in a motor accident, entitled to sue the person who is alleged to have caused his injury?

   
If it looks like a bus…

If it looks like a bus…

FRANK BEETON reports on a very different type of “bus”...

 
Looking ahead

Looking ahead

What might the future hold for the transport sector in South Africa?

 
Four-step programme

Four-step programme

It’s often said that any type of successful relationship in the transport industry needs to be based on mutual trust and confidence. The recent handover of the 1 000th MAN bus to Golden Arrow Bus Services (Gabs) proves this beyond any doubt. GAVIN MYERS reports

   
Brazilian buses and South African befuddlement

Brazilian buses and South African befuddlement

FRANK BEETON reports on Brazil’s ailing bus industry and the possible implications for South Africa

 
Crowd Mapping – making sense of the chaos

Crowd Mapping – making sense of the chaos

Public transport in most developing countries is an ever-changing mix of independent operators all following their own rules, routes, schedules and rate hikes. The result is an erratic and often unreliable system. A recent study conducted in the city of Kampala, Uganda, shows that smartphone technology could offer a brilliant solution and bring some structure (and huge benefits) to this chaotic environment

 
China’s electric bus boom

China’s electric bus boom

FRANK BEETON reports on China’s rapid and enthusiastic development of the electric bus

   
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