Posts tagged with 'South Africa'
Spotlight on the World Cup: Efficient Match Day Transport
Spotlight on the World Cup: Efficient Match Day Transport
During a recent trip to South Africa, I found Johannesburg polished and looking its best for the World Cup, and the match day transport services were well-planned and efficient. While this was my first World Cup, I did attend the ...
Spotlight on the World Cup: Small Urban Interventions Enhance Host City
Spotlight on the World Cup: Small Urban Interventions Enhance Host City
I’ve been in Johannesburg for the past two and a half weeks for the World Cup, perfecting my vuvuzela skills, watching endless hours of soccer and enjoying the fantastic festival atmosphere here. Living in Cape Town in 2004 when South ...
Toot Your Vuvuzelas for the Gautrain
Toot Your Vuvuzelas for the Gautrain
Sports fans around the globe are all going a bit insane from listening to the incessant drone of South Africans’ blow horns, the Vuvuzelas. But we think Africa’s first high-speed train, the Gautrain, deserves some horn-tootin’.
Spotlight on the World Cup: Transit in Durban and Pretoria
Spotlight on the World Cup: Transit in Durban and Pretoria
After the official kick-off, we’re back to follow up on our series about how soccer can help sustainable transportation. A week and a half ago we highlighted World Cup-inspired mass transit improvements in Johannesburg, Cape Town, and Port Elizabeth. South ...
Spotlight on the World Cup: South Africa Boosts City Transit Systems
Spotlight on the World Cup: South Africa Boosts City Transit Systems
The 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa is now less than two weeks away. An estimated three million fans will be pouring into stadiums in South Africa’s nine host cities to watch the games, and hundreds of millions more will ...
Johannesburg's Rea Vaya Moves Forward Despite More Violent Attacks
Johannesburg's Rea Vaya Moves Forward Despite More Violent Attacks
Today’s introduction of the remaining Phase 1A routes on the Rea Vaya bus rapid transit (BRT) system in Johannesburg, South Africa was preceded by more violence last Friday. In two separate incidents, gunmen opened fire on BRT buses, leaving at ...