The City of Ekurhuleni’s bus service, Harambee, has announced that it has launched a safe and smart travel card for its commuters. The municipality explains that it allows passengers to make secure, cashless payments when using the bus service.
According to The Citizen, once a passenger has obtained the card, they have an option to load it up via EFT using their credit or debit card, or using cash at any Harambee Kiosk.
“We are grateful for the cooperation and patience from the public to date, and we would like to urge the public to join us in the Harambee journey as we strive to connect and serve Ekurhuleni and its citizens,” said executive mayor of the City of Ekurhuleni, Mzwandile Masina.
The publication reports that the Harambee card expires after five years and can be reloaded with a maximum amount of R1 500 per single load, with a maximum of R3 000 per month.
“The City of Ekurhuleni believes the Harambee card will provide efficiency and ease of travel to its customers. As the City, our aim is to change the way the public views and uses public transport by adopting systems and technologies that allow all public transport users to manage their travel budgets and get to their destinations safely,” added Masina.
Commuters can purchase their card from 1st August. The card requires a once-off fee of R35, while a single trip costing roughly R14.