Community Empowerment

Harambee Service Extension Launch

The City’s Integrated Rapid Public Transport Network (IRPTN), compromising of public bus transport – Harambee, is progressing well to connect nine towns and 17 townships with an accessible and reliable public transport.

Harambee is a golden thread that ties the IRPTN together by connecting with other transport modes (rail, buses and taxis) and continues to see exciting traction with its operation.

On Monday, 28 October 2019, the City celebrates yet another milestone – the Harambee service extension launch from Tembisa Hospital to Bartlett in Boksburg, and the arrival of a fleet of 22 new buses.

The launch of the service extensions gives an opportunity to look at the rear-view mirror to assess and reflect on the impact of the investment already made and the currently running operations.

Harambee smart travel cards, called the Eku card, can now be purchased and reloaded at kiosks at OR Tambo International Airport. The kiosks are prominently visible with Harambee colours, located downstairs at the bus terminal.

The Harambee service launch extension coincides with the opening of a licensing office in Tembisa, bringing the total number of licensing hubs in the City to 10.