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North West eager for new transport system

North West eager for new transport system

In February this year, the Rustenburg municipality began road construction in the CBD to prepare for the area’s new bus rapid transit system. WILLIAM GEORGE looks at the progress and the future plans for this service in the North West province

 
Redefining “entry level”

Redefining “entry level”

Mercedes-Benz has the ambition to be the number one manufacturer in the South African bus market. To do so, it is boosting the structure of its bus business and strengthening its commuter-bus offerings with a new entry-level model. GAVIN MYERS attends the launch

 
Scania goes soot free

Scania goes soot free

Scania has joined the Global Industry Partnership on Soot-Free Clean Bus Fleets! CHARLEEN CLARKE asked Alan Hugo, general manager bus and coach at Scania South Africa, about the significance of this development

 
Joburg’s commuters and ineffective Public transport

Joburg’s commuters and ineffective Public transport

How do the people of Johannesburg view the city’s public transport system? FOCUS reports on a study conducted by researchers Gert Heyns and Rose Luke, from the University of Johannesburg (UJ)

   
The people have spoken

The people have spoken

What does the public think about the state of public transport in South Africa? The telling answers are in the recently published results of the opinion poll review conducted by Gert Heyns and Rose Luke, researchers at the Institute of Transport and Logistic Studies

 
Year of the Afriway

Year of the Afriway

Time flies when you’re having fun... The truth of that statement could not have been more surprising when the realisation dawned on GAVIN MYERS that it was exactly a year ago that we last spoke with Ray Karshagen, head of the bus division at Iveco South Africa Works

 
Defining the bus of the future

Defining the bus of the future

FOCUS looks into its crystal ball to uncover some innovations that hint at the buses of the future

   
From left: Volvo’s Carlos Álvaro, Vinesh Rambaran and Marius Botha with the new Volvo B8R chassis.

Everything in one

At the 2017 Southern African Bus Operators Association (Saboa) conference, Volvo introduced a new, versatile, environmentally friendly chassis. GAVIN MYERS finds out more

 
A jewel in the Iveco crown

A jewel in the Iveco crown

Family businesses have been the backbone of entrepreneurship for many years. A key factor is their longevity, which translates to these businesses becoming a beacon in the areas in which they operate. Lowveld Bus Services is one such company

 
Scania’s F250 4x2 automatic is tasked with expanding the brand’s product portfolio.

Under promise and over deliver

Scania South Africa presented a development of its front-engine bus chassis at the 2017 Southern African Bus Operators Association (Saboa) conference. GAVIN MYERS finds out more

   
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