Getting around Joburg on a minibus taxi can be daunting for newbies. But once you know your short right from your after robot, and your Diepsloot from your Orange Farm, it's the fastest, most popular and often the cheapest way to get where you want to go.
Some people were pleased with the enforced use of public transport over the month-long EcoMobility World Festival in Sandton. For others it meant traffic jams and loss of income. But the general sentiment was that it was a good idea and got people thinking.
Taxi drivers are notoriously bad drivers, and commuters are often too scared to speak up about unsafe taxis. But Wiser Driver is working with commuters, owners, associations and drivers to overcome this and make the roads safer for everybody.
Plans have been drawn up to extend the successful rapid rail link between Joburg, Pretoria and OR Tambo International Airport. It is seen as a solution to transport challenges, land use patterns, job creation and freight movement.