A step towards making public transportation comfortable, accessible for everyone

The Minister of Transportation, Fikile Mbalula (in brown bucket hat and white T-shirt) uses a bus to showcase Tshwane's integrated transport systems on 25 October 2019. Picture: @MbalulaFikile/Twitter

This past Friday the Mister of public transportation, Fikile Mbalula took to the roads of Pretoria to conduct an inspection on various modes of transport used by commuters.

The transportation system has come a long way in providing people living with disabilities access, however, there is still a lot of work to be done. In a country where everyone is granted equal rights, it is only fair that everyone is offered the same comforts and respect in the transportation industry.

Mbalula urged the South African government to continue developing public transportation infrastructure that caters for all South Africans despite their disability.

The inspection is aimed at providing applicable solutions to improve public transportation accessibility. It is indeed a great step to making a long-lasting positive change. To ensure that the data acquired would indeed make a difference, the mister commuted around the city of Pretoria alongside individuals living with disabilities and got to witness at first-hand their daily struggles in public transport.

Tebogo J. Mphatswe