[FROM THE ARCHIVES] Gqeberha transport bungle
𝗧𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆 𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗴𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘆 𝗮𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝗼𝗻 𝟮𝟱 𝗦𝗲𝗽𝘁𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝟮𝟬𝟭𝟱.
Eight years and R2.5 billion later, Port Elizabeth’s (Gqeberha) elaborate Integrated Transport Plan is stagnant. The idea was that buses and minibuses, bought for the 2010 Soccer World Cup to ferry tourists, would later be used in the city’s transport network. Now, all the city has to show for the billions spent are a few vandalised taxis and buses baking in the sun in municipal parking lots. Who’s been milking the coffers? Carte Blanche investigates.
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