Nothing to Worry About
Don’t worry – my friend is still alive! Despite my fretting.
Moreover, his experiences on the minibus taxis validated my frequent declarations: they’re awesome.
Yesterday when he caught the bus in the morning, all he had were R200 bills. Considering the ride is usually R10, that’s a lot of cash to get back. In the mornings, minibus taxis drivers rarely have the change for such a big bill.
So what happened?
A stranger paid his fare!
On another transportation-related note, today he took the Rea Vaya (Joburg’s Bus Rapid Transit system) to Soweto from my office and said it was super easy. I still haven’t taken the Rea Vaya, but plan on doing it before I leave. Nice to know that it shouldn’t be a problem!