Transport for Cape Town, the City of Cape Town’s transport authority, has partnered with retailers across Cape Town to make it possible for MyCiTi commuters to load Mover points or buy myconnect cards from their local shopkeepers.
Apart from the 41 retailers who are now selling MyCiTi products to the public, commuters can also load Mover packages at 34 cash-accepting Absa automated teller machines (ATMs) located near MyCiTi routes across the city.
‘We have been working behind the scenes for months to make it possible for commuters to buy MyCiTi products from their local retailers or other participating stores close to their workplaces. The 41 retailers are situated in the vicinity of the MyCiTi trunk and feeder routes. Counting among the retailers are local pharmacies, grocery stores, cafés, a hairdresser, a guesthouse and even a perfumery,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member: Transport for Cape Town, Councillor Brett Herron.
The retailers are located all over Cape Town – from Gardens, the central business district, Woodstock, Hout Bay, Salt River, Century City and Sea Point to Table View, Dunoon, Mitchells Plain, Camps Bay and Khayelitsha.
‘Thanks to the participating retailers it will be more convenient for commuters to load value on their myconnect cards. Instead of queuing at the busy kiosks at the MyCiTi stations, they can now buy Mover points when they go to their local grocery store or pharmacy. With this addition I am convinced that even more residents will be willing to give the MyCiTi service a go, in particular during the festive season when taking the MyCiTi bus to the beach or shopping centre is the most convenient way of getting around,’ said Councillor Herron.
A full list of the 41 retailers, their addresses, opening hours and contact numbers, is available on the MyCiTi website at www.myciti.org.za.
Commuters who do not have access to the internet can phone the Transport Information Centre (TIC) on 0800 65 64 63 to find out about the participating retailer nearest to them.
‘I also want to encourage commuters to make use of cash-accepting Absa ATMs to load Mover packages on their myconnect cards. The only trick with these machines is that you must insert the exact amount in notes. There are 34 cash-accepting Absa ATMs in the vicinity of MyCiTi routes across Cape Town – once you get the hang of it, it is a quick and easy way of topping up,’ said Councillor Herron.
A list of the ATMs is also available on www.myciti.org.za, or those needing more information can phone the TIC where callers are assisted 24/7.