Eight MyCiTi buses were attacked in Khayelitsha and Mitchells Plain over the past weekend. The spike in stoning incidents along the N2 Express routes is in all likelihood related to our efforts to assist rail commuters who are left stranded due to the service disruptions on the Metrorail Central Line.
Mr Gershwin Fortune, Portfolio Manager for Integrated Transport, has been appointed as acting commissioner for the City’s Transport and Urban Development Authority (TDA) with immediate effect.
A total of 219 157 passenger journeys were recorded on the four N2 Express routes operating between the Cape Town central business district (CBD), Kuyasa in Khayelitsha and Kapteinsklip in Mitchells Plain.
The City of Cape Town’s Mayoral Committee Member for Area Central, Councillor Siyabulela Mamkeli, and officials from the Transport and Urban Development Authority assisted the Banjatwa family from Nyanga with the move to their new house as Mr Victor Banjatwa (66) is in a wheelchair. Mr Banjatwa and his wife, Ntombokwenzani, will live in a new two-bedroom BNG house which is situated just off Govan Mbeki Road in Manenberg.
The Transport and Urban Development Authority urges residents and those registered on the City’s housing database to be aware of fraudsters posing as community representatives. The fraudsters make false promises to prospective housing beneficiaries, and often take money under the pretence of speeding up housing processes.
Celebrating the New Year at the Waterfront? Avoid the traffic jams on New Year’s Eve. Park in town and use the free MyCiTi shuttle. This shuttle will run from 10pm until 2am between the Civic Centre, Thibault Square and Stadium stations.
The City’s Transport and Urban Development Authority (TDA) will host a rail summit early in 2018 in an effort to find short-term solutions that will address the commuter rail crisis as we work towards the incremental takeover of the urban rail function.
The R135 million Dido Valley housing development in Simon’s Town is progressing well. This will be home to 600 beneficiaries, including 100 land claimants, who are currently living in Gugulethu and Ocean View.
The City of Cape Town urges residents and visitors to use public transport as far as possible during the festive season. Road users should note that the City will intervene to alleviate traffic congestion along routes to popular destinations as from mid-December 2017 until the first week in January 2018.
Ahead of the festive season, the City of Cape Town’s Transport and Urban Development Authority has handed over a total of 330 title deeds to the property owners of Breaking New Ground housing developments in Heideveld, Kleinvlei and Roosendal. These handovers are testament to the City’s commitment to empowering some of our most vulnerable residents as first-time property owners.