ABSTRACT

We recall actions of many commuters and transport workers as part of our resistance and struggle against apartheid. We remember these events and struggles not just because they were part of our struggle for freedom, but to remind us that our task today is to build a transport system which is about meeting needs, and not about using transport as an instrument of monopolisation or artificial social engineering (Dullah Omar, Minister of Transport, address to the National Council of Provinces, presenting the National Land Transport Transition Bill, 13 April 2000).