A dark Christmas for commuters taking the Golden Arrow bus

The Golden Arrow Bus says that their commuters can expect a hike in fares from Christmas Day. Fares will be increased by an average of 7% due to sorrowing fuel costs. This comes after the price of Diesel has increased by 12% while wages are merely increased by 9%.

Spokesperson for the public transport voice Dalton Ndongeni chats about the impact that the fare will have on the working class.

This is not good news at all for the working class says Ndongeni. He adds that research has shown that South Africans spend about 40% of their salary on transport.

Ndongeni says that there’s suppose to be public hearings before they introduce new process.

The closure of the central line had a negative impact on commuters says Ndongeni. He adds that he has experienced it personally as he needs to walk long distances to get home.

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