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PODCAST | The maths behind a phantom traffic jam

The physics of getting from A to B

Senior science reporter

According to global traffic tracker, South African cities have become highly congested over the past few years - particularly Cape Town but also Johannesburg and Durban.

“You can add 20 minutes to any 30 minutes of driving time if you’re doing it during rush hour either way in Cape Town,” according to TomTom.

During lockdown, however, the decongestion on the roads became highly visible - and then as we moved incrementally from level five to level one, the traffic jams have slowly returned...

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