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Cape Town is South Africa’s most congested city [infographic]

You probably didn’t need a report to tell you this…

south africa new traffic laws

Look, if you have ever been in peak traffic in Cape Town or Jozi, you’ll know it’s a pretty shit place to be. And don’t even get us started on trying to leave the Cape Town CBD on a Friday afternoon from about lunchtime.

If you want to know just how shit it is, though, you’re in luck. The latest Traffic Index from TomTom shows that Cape Town is all sorts of horrible when it comes to dealing with traffic.

The report studied almost 400 cities from around the world and while it’s all going to hell in a hand cart for Cape Town’s traffic, Jozi has actually made some improvements.

Johannesburg was one of only six cities to have received an honourable mention by the international panel of traffic experts for its “implementation of effective traffic management systems across the city”.

Globally, Johannesburg sits in 70th spot while Cape Town is 48th and its congestion level has increased by five percent.

These reports tally with similar reports from other organisations that rank Cape Town as the most congested city in the country.

Here’s the list of South Africa’s congestion.

And here’s a breakdown of some of the nitty gritty traffic stats from Cape Town and Johannesburg.

And, if you’re interested, here is the list of most congested cities globally.