The nauseating local combi transport

All aboard: Combis are the most affordable public commuter method for many but the standards leave a lot to be desired PIC: YOURBOTSWANA
All aboard: Combis are the most affordable public commuter method for many but the standards leave a lot to be desired PIC: YOURBOTSWANA

Reliance on mini-buses, combis as they are locally called, as a form of public transport in and around the environs of the city of Gaborone is not for the faint hearted.

Not only is this transport system not well regulated and unreliable, it also comes with all manner of practices that can be very irritating to the unsuspecting passenger (s). Just a day’s ride with combis to and from one’s destination can turn into a nightmare as an assortment of unpleasant incidents normally lie in wait.

For starters, unlike in other developed or developing cities, where all forms of transport from air to rail and road are regulated and time-scheduled, the local combi industry is still far from conforming to universal public transportation standards.

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