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Cape Town’s Mayco recommends extending the N2 Express MyCiTi bus service contract
21st February 2024 By: Irma Venter

Cape Town’s Mayoral Committee has recommended that the city extends the operating contract of the N2 Express bus service for another two years, until June 30, 2026.  This is to allow for the... 


BMW brings prototype hydrogen fleet to SA
BMW brings prototype hydrogen fleet to SA
20th February 2024

Vehicle manufacturer BMW South Africa has brought prototype hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles to South Africa to showcase the future mobility technology to local stakeholders, test its domestic... 


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Cape Town to invest R43bn in infrastructure in the next three years – mayor
14th February 2024 By: Irma Venter

Cape Town Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis says the city will invest R43-billion in infrastructure over the next three years. The ten-year project pipeline is valued at R120-billion. 


The Durban Container Terminal
Business stakeholders find ‘election-oriented’ SoNA wanting
9th February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Business stakeholders agree that President Cyril Ramphosa was right to emphasise economic reforms in his State of the Nation Address (SoNA) on February 8, as these are critical to turning around... 


A Gautrain-branded midibus taxi
Gautrain celebrates midibus feeder service successes
14th December 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Urban commuter rail service Gautrain has opened additional midibus routes from its stations in Centurion and Hatfield in partnership with the minibus taxi operators. The Gautrain Midibus Feeder and... 


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PRASA sets sights on big recovery in passenger trips by 2030
1st December 2023 By: Irma Venter

Like many other State-owned entities, the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) has had its share of scandals. Its board chairperson was fired following an investigation into abuse of PRASA... 


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RFA, SAAFF, Hume reiterate concern about South Africa’s logistics performance
28th November 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Representative organisation the Road Freight Association (RFA) emphasises that the deterioration of South Africa’s ports and rail has been a slow, continued process over at least ten years, and... 


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Richards Bay Port says it ‘may’ halt trucks carrying cargo to the port; RFA outraged
17th November 2023 By: Irma Venter

Richards Bay Transnet Port Terminals (RCB TPT) says it “may” suspend the processing of trucks bringing cargo into its terminals by road. Only trucks whose vessels have been already nominated shall... 


First phase of Rosebank Public Transport Facility upgrade completed
7th November 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The first phase of construction upgrades for the Rosebank Public Transport Facility has reached practical completion, the Johannesburg Development Agency (JDA) reports. Phase two of the project... 


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Process to appoint new Gautrain partner post-2026 under way
6th November 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The Gauteng executive council has approved the procurement of a new delivery partner for the Gautrain system, meaning that the Gautrain Management Agency (GMA) has been granted the approval to go... 


Broad-based strain evident in the logistics sector, Ctrack index shows
27th October 2023 By: Irma Venter

The Ctrack Transport and Freight Index (CTFI) retreated further during August, to an index level of 118.8, the lowest since February, when it was at 116.7.  This represents a 1.5% decrease. It is... 


Image of Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis at the launch of the Cape Town public transport safety team
Cape Town deploys new safety team at public transport facilities
26th October 2023 By: Irma Venter

Cape Town has added a Public Transport Facilities Safety Team to its Transport Enforcement Unit. The Western Cape Mobility Department is funding the new team as part of its safer public transport... 


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Metrobus launches intelligent transport system, moves premises
25th October 2023 By: Darren Parker

City of Joburg public transport provider Metrobus has launched an intelligent transport system, which includes an automated fare collection platform, an onboard bus camera monitoring system and... 


R575m Goodwood social housing project gears up for its first tenants
13th October 2023 By: Irma Venter

Tenanting is set to begin in November on the 330-unit first phase of the Goodwood social housing megaproject, which will, once completed, provide affordable rental opportunities for more than 1 000... 


Neglect, mismanagement threaten S Africa's once-promising transport infrastructure, warns Cesa
13th October 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

South Africa boasts extensive road and railway systems, along with well-equipped ports and airports, some of which are comparable to infrastructure in developed nations. However, a lack of... 


Gauteng Premier Panyaza Lesufi
Gauteng must play a key role in advancing smart mobility – Lesufi
2nd October 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Smart mobility is a pivotal part of achieving the government’s Vision 2030 plan and Gauteng must play a leading role in this, especially with its transition towards a digital economy, Gauteng... 


New Gautrain Management Agency CEO announced
New Gautrain Management Agency CEO announced
22nd September 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Tshepo Kgobe has been named the next CEO of the Gautrain Management Agency (GMA), succeeding William Dachs, who will step down when his tenure ends on January 31. Kgobe is an engineer with diverse... 


City of Cape Town to launch dispute mediation process on PRASA devolution, service standards
22nd September 2023 By: Irma Venter

Cape Town mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis says the city is briefing its lawyers to launch an intergovernmental dispute on passenger rail devolution and service standards.  Hill-Lewis says the city has... 


Five more Western Cape rail corridors targeted for recovery – PRASA
22nd September 2023 By: Irma Venter

The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) says it has, to date, recovered eight lines in the Western Cape following the complete collapse of service during the Covid-19-pandemic. Six of the... 


Image of the Goodwood social housing development in Cape Town
R575m Goodwood social housing project gearing up for its first tenants
20th September 2023 By: Irma Venter

Tenanting is set to begin in November on the 330-unit first phase of the Goodwood social housing megaproject, which will, once completed, provide affordable rental opportunities to more than 1 000... 


Image of a MyCiTi bus stop
Cape Town’s MyCiTi bus service logs 68% growth since 2021
18th September 2023 By: Irma Venter

Cape Town’s MyCiTi bus service has logged 18.32-million passenger trips for the 12 months from July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023. This is significantly more than the target of 16.9-million passenger... 


Stellenbosch University converts Toyota taxi into EV, testing to start shortly
8th September 2023 By: Irma Venter

The Department of Industrial Engineering at Stellenbosch University (SU) has joined forces with Rham Equipment to convert a Toyota Hiace Ses’fikele minibus taxi into a battery electric vehicle... 


Taxis critical to transport system, but rail has to be the backbone – Cape Town oil, gas sector
8th September 2023 By: Irma Venter

The recent minibus taxi strike in Cape Town cost the Western Cape economy an estimated R5-billion, while it also caused at least R18-million worth of damage in the city, according to provincial data. 


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Cape Town to launch dispute on PRASA devolution, service standards
7th September 2023 By: Irma Venter

Cape Town Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis says the city is briefing its lawyers to launch an intergovernmental dispute on passenger rail devolution and service standards.  Hill-Lewis says the city has... 


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Five more Western Cape corridors targeted for recovery – PRASA
31st August 2023 By: Irma Venter

The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) says it has, to date, recovered eight lines in the Western Cape following the complete collapse of service during the Covid-19-pandemic. Six of the... 


Durban Container Terminal Pier 2
Draft Freight Logistics Roadmap promised by year-end
28th August 2023 By: Terence Creamer

A new ‘Freight Logistics Roadmap’ is currently undergoing an internal government consultative process for publication before the end of the year, the latest Operation Vulindlela progress update... 


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Taxis critical in transport system, but rail has to be the backbone – Cape Town
28th August 2023 By: Irma Venter

The recent minibus taxi strike in Cape Town cost the Western Cape economy an estimated R5-billion, while it also caused at least R18-million in damages in the City of Cape Town, this according to... 


Cape Town Taxi Strike
Resolution of taxi strike met with strong collective approval
11th August 2023 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

The South African National Taxi Council has put an end to its industrial action with immediate effect, following a meeting with the City of Cape Town to find amicable solutions that address... 


Some Rivonia road lanes to be closed for Rea Vaya station construction
4th August 2023 By: Schalk Burger

The southbound lanes on Rivonia road, in Sandton, will be reduced to two lanes from Monday, August 7, for three months to accommodate the bus rapid transit (BRT) road widening project. At a later... 


PE Car Terminal’s dual ramp operation boosts performance
1st August 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The Port Elizabeth Car Terminal recently embarked on a dual ramp operation to enhance performance, with this resulting in a 14% increase in units handled per hour (UPH) – exceeding the terminal’s... 


a photo of hundreds of cars inside the Northgate Dome which is now the showroom for WeBuyCars in the north of Johannesburg
Firm rolls out sustainability project
21st July 2023

Second-hand vehicle buying and selling company WeBuyCars has successfully executed various sustainability solutions across its showrooms nationally, including the adoption of light-emitting diode... 


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Transport Minister welcomes PRASA War Room progress; Aarto ruling
20th July 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The Department of Transport is pleased with the progress the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) is making through a War Room that is meant to coordinate the recovery effort of various... 


Taxis used during the Blue Dot programme
Cape Town’s Blue Dot pilot offers lessons, demonstrates successes for minibus taxi industry
13th July 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Cape Town has piloted and enjoyed successes from its Blue Dot programme, which was the city’s approach to improving minibus taxi transportation – a necessary intervention given that minibus taxi... 


Parking for EVs
Dept moves towards implementation of Green Transport Strategy
11th July 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Department of Transport (DoT) research and development chief director Themba Tenza has confirmed that the department is moving towards implementation of its Green Transport Strategy (GTS), which... 


Transport Minister Sindisiwe Chikunga
Transport sector has role to play in sustainable economies – Chikunga
10th July 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The transport sector is not untouched by climate change and also has considerably high negative externalities, and this necessitates innovative thinking around the opportunities to renavigate... 


Parliamentary committee calls on dept not to delay PRASA leadership stabilisation
10th July 2023 By: Schalk Burger

The Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Transport chairperson Minah Lesoma has urged the Department of Transport not to prolong the process of stabilising leadership at the Passenger Rail Agency... 


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