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mycitiWeekend Argus reports that nearly three months after announcing a grand plan involving free MyCiTi bus rides for Cape Town’s unemployed job seekers, the city has admitted that it still has no idea how it will work.  

The idea was that job hunters would be able to get a Myconnect card and ride the buses between 10am and 3.30pm without being charged for the trips.  The R6.6 million plan was meant to be rolled out next month, but when pushed for answers, mayoral committee member for transport and urban development, Brett Herron, was vague about the mechanics of the project, when it would get off the ground and how the budgeted money would be spent.  Herron pointed out that there were no precedents to work from as this hadn’t been done anywhere in SA before, but the rules and mechanics were being worked out.  He added:  “We’re making good progress and will announce how we will go about it soon.”

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