This week: Work shuttles around the world

The way we get to work is changing nearly every day now, in the age of innovation. While South Africa has yet to catch up on some of the acceleration, we seem to have a bright future in getting people to and from work in increasingly sophisticated corporate shuttles. While GoMetro gets SA [...]

November 20th, 2017|Informative, Uncategorized|Comments Off on This week: Work shuttles around the world

Six benefits to work shuttles that aren’t petrol savings – and some that are

Our parents lived by rules when it came to work. Just like their parents did before them. You have one job at a time, which you play out in your designated cubicle, and no gaps in your CV for silly things like travel. You keep your head down, you pretty much as a [...]

November 6th, 2017|Featured, Informative, Traffic|Comments Off on Six benefits to work shuttles that aren’t petrol savings – and some that are

Mission possible: put away parking lots

Recently, GoMetro was lucky enough to be featured in Real Estate Investor magazine for some of our pioneering ideas on better traffic and quality of life with less, not more, parking spaces. It's as the Counting Crows said it: you pave paradise, and put up a parking lot. But there's another way... Take [...]

October 30th, 2017|Featured, GoMetro News, Informative, Traffic, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Mission possible: put away parking lots

GoMetro team picks: the best weekend vibes in Cape Town

On Monday mornings, the weekend seems very far away... But that's exactly when you need your weekend vibes on. Cheer up, Cape Town is the best place on earth to be in the warmer months. With long days of sun, phenomenal wine, people from around the world and gorgeous sunsets that start long [...]

October 23rd, 2017|Featured, South Africa, Uncategorized, Western Cape, Western Cape Metrorail|Comments Off on GoMetro team picks: the best weekend vibes in Cape Town

Things you’ll only see on your commute in South Africa

Good and bad, there's nowhere like South Africa... Here, some things you'll only see on the roads if you're in the rainbow nation: People speeding. Especially Joburgers. People doing all kinds of weird things in bakkies. The occasional animal crossing... ... Or filling [...]

October 13th, 2017|Featured, South Africa, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Things you’ll only see on your commute in South Africa

Lessons from Accra: just believe

Here at GoMetro we are all about innovation changing the way we move around cities, but some cities are better at it than others. Often when speaking to South Africans about it, the assumption is that you need to either be a first world city or have a first world budget to solve [...]

October 6th, 2017|Featured, Informative, Traffic|Comments Off on Lessons from Accra: just believe

Watch this space – Kigali

Each country and its major city centres all have their own public transport DNA, as unique as a fingerprint. But some are more similar than others. Kigali, for instance, is in many ways South Africa’s twin when it comes to public transport and mobility. The main mode of transport for the average person is [...]

October 2nd, 2017|Featured, Informative, Traffic|Comments Off on Watch this space – Kigali

To Cape Town from Paris: a love letter

 GoMetro’s Baptiste Boittiaux is a Frenchman in love with SA. Having lived in Paris most of his life, he was recently back in the City of Lights for the Google PitchDrive tour – a high-profile tour of Europe’s biggest cities and biggest investors with Africa’s finest innovators – and he couldn’t wait to get back [...]

September 21st, 2017|Featured, South Africa, Uncategorized, Western Cape|Comments Off on To Cape Town from Paris: a love letter

Let’s talk about: cashless taxis

Guest post by freelance innovation journalist Katya Stead Every country has its own ways, its unspoken survival codes that seem set in stone. One of South Africa’s is this: don’t sit in the front of the taxi if you can help it, because you’ll have to count the money. But all that looks set [...]

September 15th, 2017|Featured, Informative, South Africa, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Let’s talk about: cashless taxis

GoMetro takes on Europe with PitchDrive

We have just concluded an amazing business tour of Europe, thanks to Google and Co-Creation Hub in Nigeria. On Monday 14 August, representatives from 14 African start-up companies set out for PitchDrive – a whirlwind tour of London, Amsterdam, Berlin, Zurich and Paris, in which we met some of the biggest investors in the world. [...]

September 11th, 2017|Featured, GoMetro News, South Africa, Uncategorized|Comments Off on GoMetro takes on Europe with PitchDrive