Passenger mobility in SA has been ripe for disruption for some time and, as with many other sectors, the advent of Covid-19 has heightened the imperative for a new way of moving SA’s millions of workers between their homes and places of work safely and efficiently.

SA’s pre-Covid-19 public transport system left much to be desired, between an ageing railway system, a loosely regulated minibus taxi industry and multiple bus networks with varying reliability rates. All these networks experienced one constant: overcrowding. Their stations and pick-up and drop-off points were also by nature overcrowded and frequently overcome by litter and other dirt and waste...

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