Impact

Mapping Minibus Routes

Cape Town’s public transport system is still marked by the apartheid era. The formal public transport system does not cater for the majority of the population of Cape Town that dwell in periphery. This population tends to rely on minibus taxis that lack formal timetable routes and present safety concerns.

 

Cape Town Hub wishes to organize a civic hackathon to mobilise programmers and tech geniuses in creating an app mapping minibus taxis’ routes and allowing users to follow the location of vehicles by tracking other users’ application thereby supporting safe and timely travel.