The Competition Commission has given members of the public just more than a month to make submissions to its inquiry into the state of passenger transport in SA. The chairwoman of Parliament’s portfolio committee on transport, Dikeledi Magadzi, has encouraged South Africans to use the opportunity to detail all their frustrations with passenger transport in SA. The commission is seeking assistance in identifying challenges or impediments in the public transport sector. Whether it is the largely unregulated taxi industry or the relatively small number of air passenger and coach bus operators, the commission wants SA’s views. In its request for submissions, issued on Monday, the commission said it would look into matters including price, price setting, and transport planning, as well as licensing of operators and regulation of practice. The public has until August 24 to make submissions. "The inquiry will analyse different price-setting mechanisms used in different markets within the l...

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