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QR code system replaces cash for Ekhurhuleni bus fares

Cash and Wayfarer tickets will be a thing of the past for Ekurhuleni's municipal bus riders.

The City of Ekhurhuleni 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.

Municipal bus drivers no longer accept cash or new Wayfarer tickets as a form of payment due to the migration to the new system.

Spokesperson of the city, Zweli Dlamini, said despite the 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,” said Dlamini.

Dlamini urged commuters 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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