In its early days, the Vespa was a cheap and efficient way of zipping around bombed-out Rome. Now, it stands atop a multi-billion dollar scooter industry, chosen by the world’s elite because of it’s style and sex appeal. But how did all that happen?
Joburg has already had their taste of Rihanna, and now it’s Cape Town’s turn. And if you’ve been in Cape Town long enough, you’ll realise just how much impact a huge gig such as this will have on the roads around the stadium. With that in mind, here’s a few tips on how to get in and get out as smoothly as possible.
There is a lot going on in the news at the mo with regards to the rollout of this new ‘E-toll’ vibe. The DA even ran billboards mocking the ANC. Watch this video to get to grips with the whole thing.
Genius, billionaire, playboy and philanthropist…Enter Elon Musk, the man who founded SpaceX, Tesla Motors and PayPal. The next trick up his sleeve is the revolutionary “fifth mode of transport”, the Hyperloop, which is tipped to outshine trains, planes, busses and boats. Musk will be unveiling the service today.
The time is drawing nearer for concrete details regarding the design of the high-spped transportation system to be published. Founder of SpaceX and Tesla, Elon Musk will soon be releasing the design for his Hyperloop.
Author, Mike Brodie has spent years documenting the phenomenon of train hopping in the US, and he’s found that most train hoppers are middle class kids. Mike Brodie is one of them, Brodie left home when he was 17 years old and has never looked back.
The Monarch Tuksi Company’s has been taken off the road by the City of Cape Town. Brothers, James and Daniel Clarence are the founders of the Monarch Tuksi Company, with its fleet of 20 tuk-tuks. The Monarch Tuksi Company provides a one of a kind “private chauffeur co-operative and media business.” The arrival of the [...]
Lady Gaga kicked off her South African tour on Friday night with a concert at Soweto’s FNB Stadium. This evening will see Mother Monster take to Cape Town Stadium. The Darkness will kick off the show, and gates are to open at 17:00.
It seems Transport MEC Robin Carlisle is serious about curbing road deaths in the Western Cape. He is currently busy considering a raft of radical road-safety measures, including lowering the speed limit to 110km/h and a new law for motorists overtaking cyclists. All the details inside.
We’ve by now all grown used to the shiny blue MyCiti busus, the glass stations, and the special strips of red tarmac especially reserved for them. The service, which has been running now for almost two years, was reported this morning to be running at a loss.
Taxi Rank is a newly-launched web app that lets folks in Cape Town order cabs online or via smartphones – which isn’t in itself especially new or useful. What is pretty neat is that, once pick-up and drop-off points are specified, the service also provides estimated quotes by Cape Town’s various taxi companies, organized by price.
VW are proposing a new technology that will allow drivers to take their hands off the wheel at speeds up to around 130km/h, and let the car’s system temporarily take over. Look, it isn’t exactly Knight Rider, but it’s good that VW’s looking after people who want to multitask while cruising down highways.
Patting people down for a living must take a special kind of person. To see just how special, check out this video of a 6-year-old girl being searched EVERYWHERE for possible drugs. It is conducted by a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employee – the people responsible for the safety on board public modes of transport in the US. They clearly take their job very seriously.
The nightmare continues for commuters throughout the Cape Town metropolitan area, due to continued striking by Santaco (the SA National Taxi Council). Violence re-erupted overnight when a bus was set alight and cars were stoned. Police are monitoring the situation but it’s still very hard to catch a taxi.