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Mobility 2030: Government in the driving seat

Mobility 2030: Government in the driving seat

With the proposed legislation changes and partnerships with private sector to create a favourable environment for mobility, it is evident that government is embracing e-mobility.

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South Africa’s unemployment rate is high, with 38.2% of young people (aged 15–34) without jobs. With the rise of Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things, there will be a shift in the job market. The common perspective is that robots will take jobs away. The other perspective, often not shared, is rather, with the help of tech entrepreneurs, different jobs are being created – which will ultimately stimulate the economy. This is one reason why the South African government should continue embracing the future of mobility.

With the proposed legislation changes and partnerships with private sector to create a favourable environment for mobility, itis evident that government is embracing e-mobility. Besides for boosting the economy and creating jobs, e-mobility will help government tackle a few issues. The Department of Transport is constantly grappling to find solutions for increasing traffic congestion, urbanisation, unregulated public transport and aging transportation infrastructure. These challenges have driven the Department of Transport to partner with other government departments and private sector to invest in initiatives that support mobility technology.

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