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City of Ekurhuleni replaces bus coupons

City replaces bus coupons, cash payments with (QR) code system for municipal bus fares.

The City of Ekurhuleni is on course to be a fully functional digital city, with the introduction of the Quick Response (QR) code system as a form of payment for municipal bus fares.

As of June 1, municipal bus drivers will no longer accept cash or new Wayfarer tickets as a form of payment due to the migration to the new system.

According to Ekurhuleni spokesperson Zweli Dlamini, despite this development, a grace period of a month will be afforded to commuters who had already loaded funds on their Wayfarer cards for June.

“Such commuters will have until the end of the month to utilise these. The digital system is aimed at improving the commuting experience, streamlining the ticketing process, as well as enhancing commuter convenience by speeding up the boarding process while promoting a safe cashless environment,” Dlamini explained.

Commuters are urged to plan their travel accordingly to ensure all trips are used up before the system is phased out.

He said the QR code tickets are already on sale at all municipal bus depots.

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