PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SOLUTIONS IN SOUTHERN AFRICA: CASE STUDY ZIMBABWE AND SOUTH AFRICA

  • Giuseppe T. Cirella Chair of Transport Economics, Faculty of Economics, University of Gdańsk, Poland
  • Carole Mtizi Chair of Logistics, Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
  • Felix O. Iyalomhe Polo Centre of Sustainability, Imperia, Italy; Chair of Environmental Science and Natural Resource Management, National Open University of Nigeria, Abuja, Nigeria

Abstract

Our research investigates current challenges faced in southern Africa’s public transport sector and proposes a possible solution to overcome these challenges. Using South Africa and Zimbabwe as case studies, we identify shared challenges experienced in both countries for which a universal solution may be adopted. It was found that these challenges could mostly be attributed to government actions. We propose a need for better integration of social outcomes within public transport policy at the strategic, tactical and operational levels throughout the region. Moreover, we suggest that technology-driven solutions can be introduced in the public transport realm, amongst other solutions, entailing a universal cashless payment system coupled with GPS technology.

Published
Apr 29, 2019
How to Cite
CIRELLA, Giuseppe T.; MTIZI, Carole; IYALOMHE, Felix O.. PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SOLUTIONS IN SOUTHERN AFRICA: CASE STUDY ZIMBABWE AND SOUTH AFRICA. Transport Economics and Logistics, [S.l.], v. 79, p. 77-86, apr. 2019. ISSN 2657-6104. Available at: <http://www.znetil.ug.edu.pl/index.php/etil/article/view/335>. Date accessed: 17 sep. 2019. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.26881/etil.2018.79.06.
Section
Transport economics and transport systems