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gautengTimesLive reports that the future of thousands of bus commuters hangs in the balance because the Gauteng department of roads and transport wants to dump a number of bus contracts onto municipalities.  

The department manages 34 bus contracts in the province‚ which for years have been a headache for provincial government‚ it told the Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa) in the Gauteng legislature on Friday.  But Scopa chairperson Mbongeni Radebe raised serious issues with the move to end contracts and transfer them to cities.  “We will invite the department again to explain more around their vision on bus contracts.  We don’t think they can just be dumped on the municipalities‚” he said‚ warning that this could result in a situation similar to the social grants debacle if it was not managed carefully.  He added:  “We want services to be continued for the people.  There must not be disruption and the department must give us a sense of that.  We did not get a sense of that.  They need to plan properly.”

  • Read this report by Penwell Dlamini in full at TimesLive

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