And you wonder why we say ‘the weather’ is a barrier to cycling in Cape Town…




GoMetro, Metrorail’s mobile info service, looks back on its first 30 days in action

Thirty days ago, as part of Metrorail’s “Programme of Action” initiative, Metrorail Western Cape partnered with South African technology start-up company, mobi.lity, to launch Go Metro – a digital resource for commuters to have more control in their journey when travelling on Metrorail trains in the Western Cape. The first month has seen the mobi-site […]

Giving infrastructure projects a green rating: how to design ‘green’ from the inside out

As we face significant challenges issues such as climate change and global warning, it is clear that the engineering profession has a significant part to play in influencing the future of our planet. Whatever we may think about environmental responsibility, we can be sure of this: that we all need, and will continue to need, […]

Fuel-cell cargo bike could power your lights and TV too

Locally designed hydrogen-powered tricycle – named ‘A hi Fambeni’, Xitsonga for ‘Let’s go’ – has attracted much attention since its 2010 launch in South Africa as a sustainably powered goods-to-market vehicle for rural areas. It’s also an entry into the international SMART Mobility EnterPrize competition, which aims to identify existing and emerging sustainable mobility business […]


  1. Like any other sports the proper clothing and uniform is needed in cycling. These clothing are especially tailored to cater the need of the player dependent on the type of sports. For instance in cycling, the cycling jerseys are light, comfortable, and absorbent. This will enhance the endurance and capability of players to continue the usually long road of a cycling tournament. The need for proper cycling uniform is already established. The question now is how to find the right cycling clothing for you. Here are some tips so you wouldn’t have to waste your money buying the wrong cycling equipment.

    • Not sure there’s any clothing that protects against Cape Town’s regular galeforce winds? If you read the post… That’s the thing: you can dress for rain, snow, cold… But wind?

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