Public Transport Voice is having a Public meeting in Tafelsig to make service providers of public transport to hold to account.
22 January 2016:
Tomorrow, 23 January 2016 Public Transport Voice, local activists and commuters will meet in Tafelsig Community Centre to make to make public transport service providers to account and address daily problems we face as commuters because as commuters we faced different problems such as safety, accountability, reliability and many other problems. This is one of many campaigns on the insistence of the right to protection of public transport users.
Our demand for this meeting and beyond:
• Safe and Secured public transport
• Reliable public transport
• Affordable public transport
• Accountable service providers in public transport
What is Public Transport Voice?
Public Transport Voice is a community and membership-based organisation. It advocates for quality and equality in the South African public transport system and engages in evidence-based activism for improving the nations. PTV's campaigns, based on detailed research and policy analysis, are aimed at achieving quality public transport for all.
We promote the rights to equality public transport, with the firm belief that these will enable the poor and working classes to an equal opportunity in life.
Public transport is an end in itself. Also, a reliable public transport will helps one to understand and demand the full realisation of the rights enshrined in the Constitution. Led by diverse activists, PTV seeks to improve the poor quality of public transport in South Africa by working together with communities, service provides, commuters, academics, researchers and the government. We build an understanding of the public transport system, whilst drawing attention to problems faced by public transport and their communities. Equipped with this knowledge, PTV offers a new way for people to participate in the democratic system and bring change to public transport and society.
History of Public Transport Voice
The organisation began in July 2014 by conducting research in public transport modules and we did community engagement in Khayelitsha (a working-class community in Cape Town, with a population of approximately 700,000 people, 80% of its population depend on public transport). Public transports in Khayelitsha, like those in other poor communities, are under-resourced, under-staffed and overcrowded - factors which have a significantly negative impact for people not getting early at work, students missing their exams and people miss out their appointments such jobs interviews and doctor appointments. PTV began with the aim of supporting the many hardworking service providers and determined passengers within the community who are battling in difficult conditions.
Public Transport Voice is aiming to be national organization but now we are currently operating in Western Cape khayelitsha, and we have friends of PTV who are active in most provinces. The Head Office is in Khayelitsha, where it intends to stay.PTV will have active branches across the country.