Herman Mashaba. Picture: SOWETAN
Herman Mashaba. Picture: SOWETAN

Perhaps the first letter to the editor of 2019 was a good omen (DA misses bus in Joburg, January 10).

Shambolic public transport — not only in Joburg — gets very little proper analysis in the business media. The previous day, January 9, I patiently endured a 35-minute telephone call from a market research company contracted by the City of Johannesburg. There were 50 questions about roads, housing, power, water, health, police, etc. There was even a question “Do you know who Herman Mashaba is?”

There was no question about public transport in any form.

Johannesburg Metrobus is probably the most underperforming Joburg entity, so I politely asked the interviewer to bring this omission to the attention of her employer.

I hope that this letter will back her up.

Vaughan Mostert, Fairland