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Leading bus company makes case for greater State support as urbanisation accelerates :
Publication Date: 11 October 2019
It would probably be fair to say that Golden Arrow Bus Services (GABS) has seen the best and worst the South African transport industry has to offer. The company this year celebrates its 158th birthday, with its roots tracing back through an unbroken chain of acquisitions and mergers to the very first bus service ever operated in Cape Town in 1861. The idea for a bus company in Cape Town was first put forward by newspaper editor Mrs J H Silberbauer in the Cape of Good Hope and Port Natal Shipping and Mercantile Gazette, explains GABS CEO Francois Meyer.
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Gauteng can build an economy around transport, says MEC Mamabola :
Publication Date: 10 October 2019
With Johannesburg no longer the city of gold, Gauteng has to develop a new economic plan for the future, says Gauteng Transport and Roads MEC Jacob Mamabola. 'Smart mobility can be one of the biggest next economies of Gauteng. I think we can reposition transport . . . build an economy around transport.'
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Mbalula discusses e-tolls with Cosatu, others :
Publication Date: 04 October 2019
The National Economic Development and Labour Council Community Constituency has noted that the implementation of Phase 1 of the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project was conducted without proper consultation and proposed the scrapping of e-tolls, saying the system was expensive. Similarly, the Congress of South African Trade Unions reiterated its stance that the model in its current form is not functioning and has been met with strong opposition by society.
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Public transport requires greater integration :
Publication Date: 04 October 2019
Public transport in the country is not performing effectively, efficiently and to its full potential, owing to the various modes of public transport not being integrated. This was indicated by a representative from the Department of Transport during a Transport Forum discussion of bus-rapid transit systems, held in Johannesburg this week.
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