Gauteng to introduce a seamless transport system


South Africa’s economic hub Gauteng is on a drive to computerise its departments so as to allow easy management of its transport and licensing systems.

The provincial government will soon make it easier for bus and train passengers to jump from one mode of transport to another using one ticket, CNBC Africa has learnt.

Ismail Vadi, Member of the Executive Council for Roads and Transport of Gauteng Provincial Government told CNBC Africa that the provincial government was building a seamless transport system.


“We are working to modernise our transport system and Gautrain” is one such project, said Vadi.

He also added that the bus rapid transit in Johannesburg and A Re Yeng in Pretoria are part of the modernisation drive.

Vadi said there was a need to have one ticket that could be used across public transport options.

“We need to get an electronic system so we integrate transport options as to make sure passengers do not have to move around with a load of tickets for Rea Vaya, Metro rail, Gautrain and for other public transport systems,” he added.

He also noted the department was working on an initiative that would speed up the processing and testing of drivers’ licences.

“We are busy building a new driver’s licence testing centre in Sebokeng with electronic queue management system,” said Vadi.

“Everything will be highly computerised in this 63 million rand state of the art facility where the learners’ licence test and biometrics system will be computerised,” he added.