Deep in South Africa has produced an interactive map below of the top hijacking and smash ‘n’ grab hotspots in Gauteng, based on data from the Gauteng Department of Community Safety and eBlockwatch.
The data from the Department of Community Safety comes from a question-and-answer session with Gauteng Community Safety MEC Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane. Nkosi-Malobane mentioned problems with the data, citing “system errors”.
The following infographic shows the overall impact of the bus strikes on the City of Johannesburg.
When asked about the contribution of maintenance and infrastructure to the overall loss, Rea Vaya SSMA Benny Makgoga explained that “maintenance cost is minimal as infrastructure is not being used and buses are not operating.“
Passenger refunds also do not form part of the revenue loss. Makgoga remarked that “No passengers were re-imbursed during the strike as they were advised to use their smartcards as debit cards to make purchases.”
There is no official release on the Rea Vaya website about the continued suspension of bus services. The official Twitter account posted 2 days ago, urging customers to be patient.
#ReaVayaStrikeUpdate Rea Vaya service remain suspended, we will inform the passangers when service will resume