Rebuilding Foundations

An exploration of international development work in Africa

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!

Yep.  Awesome.

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!


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