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2019-07-19 12:00

Leigh-Ann Londt

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From ride-sharing platforms to unique e-hailing services, the 2019 South African Transport Conference, held earlier in July, has revealed interesting ways South Africa will be investing in its transport system.

The minister of transport Fikile Mbalula addressed the conference in Pretoria with a theme of "future of mobility" in SA.

Mbalula said that as South Africa, we are somewhere between "being pioneers in information technology-based mobility disruption and being later responders and adopters".

We asked readers what they believe the transport minister should focus on and our homepage poll garnered more than 11 000 votes. The majority of readers believe the transport department should focus on improving public transport (52%) and infrastructure (44%). Only 1% believe SA should roll-out self-driving cars...


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