Archive for the ‘Metrorail Mondays’ Category

A New Journey

21 February 2017 | 2 Comments

“The 7h10 train from Strand to Cape Town is delayed due to technical reasons,” the voicemail lady announces. “Ja, OK tell me something new,” a commuter says in frustration. “Hulle het niks skaamte,” another voice adds to the choir. A street kid roaming around stops at the guy who has just raised his opinion and […]


Remembering Differently

13 February 2017 | 1 Comments

“Hello Candice… I’m going to be a bit late because of the trains being delayed… Yes tell me about it… OK see you later,” a lady speaks into her mobile and then hangs up. She flicks her wrist and takes a quick glance at her watch.“I don’t believe it,” she whispers. The phone disappears into […]


A Scary Act

06 February 2017 | 5 Comments

It’s a sunny windless morning outside. Inside the train the smell of perfume and cologne overwhelm the senses; each one has its own character and charm. “Wat klap soe?” a guy asks a group of three friends as the train makes its way to the next station. “It staan soe,” a guy from the group […]


The Recommitment

31 January 2017 | 4 Comments

A man in his late thirties looks asleep in the corner with his head resting on his bag. Every so often his eyelids flutter. Another day; another dollar, he thinks as he almost falls into a deep sleep. Why is Keeanu in jail for peddling drugs while I’m doing my best, working my butt off […]


Keeping the Promise

23 January 2017 | 2 Comments

The carriage is a bit crowded as we enter. The train is on time. Is this a fresh start with new intentions for 2017? Would this be maintained? “Ek is nogal ’n bietjie laat,” a lady says to the commuter next to her. In return she just nods and smiles politely. The train gains momentum; […]