The Crisis of Public Transport in South Africa and workers

Workers On Wednesday 23 May
broadcast on SAfm 104-107 and online, Wednesdays at 10 a.m.

Call in number 089 110 4207

Public transport is an essential service but over the years it seems that instead of improved public transport, it has actually deteriorated. This is despite several government initiatives to improve public transport. Workers and members of the public regularly complain about late and overcrowded trains, overloaded and dangerous taxis, taxi violence, problems of their personal security and crime, public transport being far from their homes and workplaces, the high cost of transport and more. At times this frustration experienced by commuters results even in arson attacks on trains.

In this show we look at the state of public transport and its impact on workers’ lives. We also explore possible solutions to what is effectively a crisis.


  • Zukiswa Vuka / Bruce Baigrie(Unite Behind: Organiser)
  • Bronwen Dyke-Beyer (Golden Arrow Bus Service: Public Relations Manager)

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