Some people were pleased with the enforced use of public transport over the month-long EcoMobility World Festival in Sandton. For others it meant traffic jams and loss of income. But the general sentiment was that it was a good idea and got people thinking.
In his response to the collapse of the walkway over the M1 highway in Sandton, President Jacob Zuma passed on his condolences to those who lost family members in the incident and wished the 22 who were injured a speedy recovery.
After the walkway bridge on Grayston Drive, Johannesburg, collapsed on the afternoon of 14 October that has killed two people and injured 22, transport minister Dipuo Peters called for a thorough investigation into the incident and has passed on her sympathy to the families affected by it.
The Sandton CBD will be closed to cars during the month-long EcoMobility World Festival over October. Instead, people will be encouraged to use public transport, cycle and walk. Johannesburg hopes they will see the benefits of going car-free and that there will be a permanent shift.
At a workshop held in Johannesburg this week, Brand South Africa urged stakeholders and provinces to align themselves with its brand so that the nation would have one story, well told.
Tackling the gender divide in theatre and performing arts is close to Mokgoro Ntshieng’s heart. The celebrated theatre doyenne is bent on bringing female theatre professionals to the forefront of the industry.