The Gautrain Management Agency’s annual report of the 2017 to 2018 term reflects that this luxury costs the province’s taxpayers R100 million a month.
The Cosatu union says they are shocked by the news that the provincial Department of Transport is subsidized.
Economists point out that it costs taxpayers R1,6 billion annually and experts believe it would have been much better to stop this luxury and use the money to build new roads between the two cities.
Alternatively, the Gautrain can be privatized to get the burden off the incompetent government department and to appoint a consortium of private entities that can operate the service effectively and profitably.
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