Since there are very few employment opportunities and formal shops in Khayelitsha people have to travel suburbs closer to Cape Town work and shop. They use taxis, buses and trains to travel.
Travelling by Train
Traveling by trains is not safe because thieves steal from travellers. They would come to the trains carrying guns and big knives and search everyone in the train.They take their jewellery, wallets and sometimes even their clothes. Travellers who refuse to give them their jewellery face the risk of being stabbed. Women used to hide their money in their bras but thieves know about this so they hide it in their panties. They hide it by putting it in toilet papers and roll it up then put it in their panties.
Travelling by Taxi
Traveling by taxi is also dangerous because the taxi drivers fight alot. Taxis often break down on the way to work and school and cause travellers to be late. Sometimes the taxi drivers do not wash they just get up and smell awful, sometimes they are drunk.
Traveling by Bus
It is also not safe traveling by buses because if you are sitting at the bus- stop the thieves would come and take your jewellery and money. If you try to scream they would stab you because they know that no one is going to do anything.