Our local City Council newspaper tells us that for the duration of 2010 Soccer World Cup some roads leading to the city will be closed. And on match days no public parking will be permissible at and around Cape Town stadium.
That means those who have booked hired cars and staying in the city – might have a problem. They are not alone. Those of us who have been living here all these years – also have a problem.
In the meantime the first of 43 custom built buses for the Integrated Rapid Transport (IRT) system have arrived. Mini bus and regular taxis will be subject to the rules and will have difficulty getting about. The only option is going to be the planned public transport or walking. In the picture is the depot for the IRT bus in Green Point. It’s almost ready. I believe up north in Jozi they have already rolled out their IRT.

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