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Stats SA survey reveals commuters’ endless headaches with transport

New analysis exhibits South Africans’ transport issues.



  • Stats SA launched its National Household Travel Survey on Thursday which provides perception into the travelling habits of South Africans and the way they get to their workplaces and academic establishments.
  • Across provinces, the best share of pupils who walked to their academic establishment had been present in KwaZulu-Natal (20.3%) and Gauteng (17.7%) adopted by the Eastern Cape and Limpopo each at 14.6%.
  • The survey additionally discovered that prepare passengers had increased dissatisfaction charges, with the exception of fares, whereas taxi and bus passengers had been notably dissatisfied with amenities at taxi ranks or bus stops and the behaviour of the taxi/bus drivers.

The variety of pupils who stroll to high school final year decreased to 10.1 million from 11 million in 2013, in keeping with Stats SA.

Stats SA launched its National Household Travel Survey on Thursday which provides perception into the travelling habits of South Africans and the way they get to their workplaces and academic establishments.

“The primary purpose of undertaking a trip by household members was travelling to educational institutions,” Statistician-General Risenga Maluleke mentioned.

Across provinces, the best share of pupils who walked to their academic establishment had been present in KwaZulu-Natal (20.3%) and Gauteng (17.7%) adopted by the Eastern Cape and Limpopo each at 14.6%.

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“In 2020, learners who used public transport experienced long travel times in the morning to access their educational institution – train users travelled for 91 minutes, bus travellers spent 59 minutes travelling and taxi users travelled 51 minutes.”

Pupils who walked all the way in which to their academic establishment took about 29 minutes to reach there.

“The percentage of learners who travelled for longer than 60 minutes to their educational institution increased most significantly in Western Cape, Eastern Cape and Gauteng,” in keeping with the survey.

Trips to the workplace had been the second commonest function for family members to journey.

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These journeys had been most predominant in Western Cape (37.4%), Gauteng (31.1%), and KwaZulu-Natal (28.3%).

According to the survey, about 17.4 million South Africans walked all the way in which to their vacation spot, adopted by 10.7 million people who made use of taxis and 6.2 million who used a automotive/truck as a driver.

Trains had been the mode of journey that was least utilized by family members, aside from Western Cape (1.6%) and Gauteng (1.5%), the place multiple per cent of family members used this mode of transport.

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“There has been a general increase in households who used taxis (from 9.8 million to 11.4 million). However, a significant decrease was recorded in the number of households who used a bus (from 2.9 million to 2.1 million) and a train (1.4 million to 0.5 million) as their preferred mode of transport.”

According to the survey, in 2020, journey prices (30.8%) surpassed journey time as (23,3%) as the largest issue influencing modal selection of households. Flexibility was talked about by 11.9% of households.

The survey additionally discovered that prepare passengers had increased dissatisfaction charges, with the exception of fares, whereas taxi and bus passengers had been notably dissatisfied with amenities at taxi ranks or bus stops, the behaviour of the taxi/bus drivers.


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