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Seminar by Dr Herrie Schalekamp about minibus transport in South Africa at TSU Oxford, 20 June, 4:00 pm

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Tim Schwanen <[log in to unmask]>

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Dear all,


Next Wednesday, 20 June, Dr Herrie Schalekamp<http://www.civil.uct.ac.za/herrie-schalekamp> of the Centre of Transport Studies at the University of Cape Town will be giving a seminar at the Transport Studies Unit at the University of Oxford. The title of his talk will be "Technology and formalisation in the minibus-dominated public transport sector in South Africa" (abstract below).


The seminar will start at 4:00 pm and take place in the Herbertson Room of the School of Geography and the Environment, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3QY.


We look forward to welcoming you.


Best wishes,

Tim Schwanen



Technology and formalisation in the minibus-dominated public transport sector in South Africa

Dr Herrie Schalekamp


Unscheduled, small business-owned minibus services continue to be the mainstay of public transport in South African cities in spite of a nationally-funded bus rapid transit (BRT) implementation programme launched in 2006. Fiscal, equity and organisational challenges with BRT services in the four cities where they now operate, coupled with the pervasiveness of minibus services, are stimulating a policy-level shift that focusses on improving and restructuring rather than replacing minibuses. Information and communication technologies (ICTs) that enable minibus route mapping, hailing and cashless fare collection are being lauded as the next wave of reform that can facilitate this policy shift and serve as an alternative to an infrastructure-centric formalisation approach. However the uptake of ICT-mediated improvements has been limited. In this seminar I will identify some of the passenger and minibus operator dimensions that might need to be addressed in parallel to introducing new technologies to enable more widespread reform. As with BRT, ICT-based innovations in the public transport arena need to be grounded in the contexts in which minibus services and their passengers are located.





Dr Tim Schwanen

Director of the Transport Studies Unit
Associate Professor in Transport Studies
Fellow in Geography, St Anne's College

School of Geography and the Environment
University of Oxford
South Parks Road, Oxford
OX1 3QY, England

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