The City of Cape Town’s Transport Directorate is working on restoring the full cleaning services at various public transport interchange facilities across the city. The services have been disrupted due to the unforeseen termination of a cleaning tender.

The affected facilities include the following:

Gugulethu

Blackheath

Athlone

Hanover Park

Bloekombos

Atlantis

Joe Gqabi

Eerste River

Bellville

Khayelitsha

Kalkfontein

Du Noon

Kuyasa

Kuils River

Durbanville

Lentegeur

Lwandle

Elsies River

Mfuleni New

Macassar

Koeberg

Mfuleni Old

Malibu Village

Langa

Mitchells Plain

Somerset West

Maitland

Nolungile

Tygerberg

Melton Rose

Nomzamo

Unibell

Mowbray

Nonkqubela

Wallacedene

Parow

Nyanga Central

Nyanga Junction

Potsdam

Philippi

Station Deck

 

‘We are well aware of the negative impact this is having on commuters, minibus-taxi operators, and the businesses and traders who are operating from these facilities. I want to assure all that we are working around the clock to resolve the matter. The Transport officials are working on this as a matter of urgency. If all goes as planned, the matter should be resolved by the end of April 2021,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Transport, Alderman Felicity Purchase.

As an interim measure, skeleton staff consisting of regular cleaning staff have been deployed to assist with the required cleaning services at these facilities. This interim measure, however, cannot maintain optimum cleaning levels at the various public transport interchanges at all times due to the sheer volume of commuters and feet passing through these facilities.

‘We apologise for the inconvenience and ask that commuters, operators, and traders please bear with us while we are sorting this out,’ said Alderman Purchase.