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Daily work commute: Lost productivity as exhaust fumes win the race.

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Time is irreversible, and something that’s gone forever. But how much of it is wasted? Working from home has taken away the personal traffic burden, but just how long are people caught reading number plates on a daily basis in South Africa.

The lost productivity in John Maynard’s analysis below is mind-blowing. He uses data from Statistics South Africa’s General Household Survey and has taken out how long it takes people to get to work.

He also breaks this comparison into the nine provinces. And what should concern everyone is just how much time is being lost to exhaust fumes, angry drivers and broken traffic lights. – Stuart Lowman

By John Maynard*


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