Public transport confronts many challenges in South Africa. The majority of workers and the poor still live in displaced, dormitory townships distant from places of work and other amenities. As a result, the cost of mobility and time spent commuting between home and workplace is draining and difficult to sustain.

The Draft National Biodiversity Offset Policy has been published for public comment, the Department of Environmental Affairs said. The draft policy was published in Government Gazette 40733 (Notice No. 276), in terms of the National Environmental Management Act, 1998 (Act No. 107 of 1998) (NEMA).