Money never enough to address SA transport problems - top official

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Leipzig – South Africa is facing three main challenges in reaching its goal of making transport accessible to all, Themba Tenza, chief director of research at the Ministry of Transport, told a global forum on Thursday.

He represented SA Minister of Transport Dipuo Peters on a panel discussion on inclusive transport growth for low density rural areas during the global summit of the International Transport Forum (ITF) taking place in Leipzig this week. Peters had to withdraw from the panel because she was feeling unwell.

Tenza said the challenges were income inequality, poverty reduction and unemployment, with all three needing to “fit into” addressing the accessibility issue.

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