Public transport Covid-19 safety

From the 1st of May all road-based public transport services were permitted to operate from 5am until 7pm, with a grace period of one hour in the afternoon to complete their trips and drop off passengers. This includes minibus-taxis, buses, metered taxis, e-hailing services, charter and shuttle services. The loading capacity for minibus-taxis remains at 70% of licensed passengers, with social distancing and other mitigating measures remaining in place. All taxi ranks in the Gauteng province will be sanitised every three days in the fight against Covid-19 as part of a Gauteng transport department initiative. Gauteng transport MEC Jacob Mamabolo says every taxi, commuter and driver will also be sanitised.

Joining us on the line is:

• Bafana Magagula, chief strategic manager at South African National Taxi Council (SANTACO)
• Dr Karmen Coetzee is the Chairperson of the South African Medical Association (SAMA)
• Theo Nkonki the spokesperson of the Gauteng Department of Roads and Transport