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25 Aug 2011 Transport

SAMWU WORKERS ‘PETROL BOMB’ BUS

Striking South African Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) workers reportedly petrol bombed a Golden Arrow bus in Cape Town on Thursday morning. The vehicle was set alight at the old Harare terminus in Khayelitsha as passengers were boarding. Golden Arrow’s François Meyer said, “As the passengers started abandoning the bus, one of the striking workers threw […]

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8 Jul 2011 Transport

GOLDEN ARROW TO BENEFIT FROM MYCITI PLANNING

The Golden Arrow bus service will not be left out in the cold as the MyCiTi bus service continues to be rolled out. A total of 200 stations will be constructed along the Atlantic Seaboard towards Hout Bay. The city’s Kylie Hatton said they have been in negotiations with the taxi industry and Golden Arrow […]

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10 Nov 2010 Transport

DRIVER SHORTAGE COULD HIT 2010 PLANS

Golden Arrow fears the skills shortage in the commuter bus sector, including a national shortage of 7 000 drivers, is not only going to affect the city’s hosting of 2010 World Cup games, but other operations too. In its quarterly journal, Interchange, the bus company said the skills shortage “ravaging” the industry was putting pressure […]

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6 Oct 2010 Transport

PASSENGERS FLEE BURNING BUS

When people riot in Cape Town they often burn the buses that are there to take them to work… On Monday night ANOTHER bus from the Golden Arrow company was torched. This time, as service delivery protests in Phifippi, in the Western Cape, continued, the bus was torched in Nyanga. It’s the second Golden Arrow […]

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6 Oct 2010 Transport

GOLDEN ARROW BUS ALIGHT

A GOLDEN Arrow bus was torched in Nyanga on the Cape Flats, the second such incident in a week, the bus company said yesterday. “Protesters began stoning the bus quite heavily and the driver jumped out,” said Golden Arrow’s Cape Town spokesman Bronwen Dyke. “The protesters placed a burning tyre underneath the bus. It caught […]

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6 Oct 2010 Transport

KHAYELITSHA STREETS STILL LITTERED AFTER PROTEST

TRASHED: Angry protesters demanding RDP houses have again left Mew Way in Khayelitsha covered in litter. Public transport was disrupted as buses and taxis had to be rerouted due to rubbish containers blocking the road. KHAYELITSHA streets were still covered in litter yesterday after service delivery protests resulted in chaos on Monday night as garbage […]

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6 Oct 2010 Transport

GOLDEN ARROW SERVICE TO CONTINUE

Golden Arrow yesterday moved to assure passengers that its services would continue uninterrupted after a bus was torched in Nyanga on the Cape Flats by protesters on Monday evening. Source: Business Day – SAPA

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5 Oct 2010 Transport

BUS SET ALIGHT IN SERVICE DELIVERY PROTEST

THE GOLDEN Arrow bus service has come under attack for at least the 12th time in less than a week. A bus was gutted by arsonists last night, after stone- throwers forced the driver to [lee from the vehicle in Nyanga. “Protesters began stoning the bus quite heavily and the driver jumped out,” said Golden […]

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23 Aug 2010 Transport

GOLDEN ARROW WARNS OF FARE RISES

CHARGING A FLAT FARE FAILS WHN THE ROUTE LENGTH INCREASES Golden Arrow Bus Services has listed a litany of concerns about the city’s Integrated Rapid Transit (1RT) project, saying the fares would be 30 percent higher than current prices, which would have a radical impact on consumers. Golden Arrow says its services along the Atlantic […]

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4 Aug 2010 Transport

THIS BUS IS FOR HOSKEN

ROUGHLY six years ago Cape Town-based empowerment group Hosken Consolidated Investments (HCI) did the unthinkable by buying out local bus company Golden Arrow. The deal was unthinkable because HCI was considered a progressive investor with – at that juncture – stakes in mainly technology and media companies. In any event HCI forked out R250 million […]

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