High-speed rail links between our major cities is a proposal I have put to the government before based on Taiwan’s exceptional high-speed rail system, which has replaced air travel within Taiwan completely at a fraction of the cost.

The funds that would otherwise be spent bailing out SAA could be used to cover the cost of such a rail system, starting with Johannesburg-Durban and then Johannesburg–Bloemfontein–Cape Town.

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