Thursday, April 2, 2009

Cape Town's Transit System A Key Point in Provincial Premiership Race

Differences over the Integrated Rapid Transit system that's being developed for Cape Town have put provincial premier candidates at odds, with each jostling for mutual ground with the taxi operators that are opposing the IRT.

Premier Lynne Brown and Cape Town Mayor Helen Zille have held yet another meeting to iron out their differences over the Integrated Rapid Transit system and the conflict over it with taxi operators.

The two women are candidates to lead the province after the April 22 election, and this has led to accusations that each is using the fallout from the National Taxi Alliance's stiff resistance to the IRT to gain political capital.

Brown, Zille 'ready to move on IRT'
Independent Online
April 2, 2009