Parking marshals have been equipped with handheld point-of-sale (POS) devices which now make it possible for motorists to pay for parking with their bank cards.
Brett Herron, the City’s Mayoral Committee Member: Transport for Cape Town said: “The marshals with the handheld POS devices are wearing badges indicating that they can accept card payments. The POS devices make it easier and more convenient to pay for parking as motorists do not always have cash on hand and then have to search for an ATM to withdraw money.”
Since October 2014, motorists have been able to use a smartphone payment application, SnapScan, as an alternative payment option.
Herron said: “I want to assure motorists that the parking marshals are still obliged to accept cash as payment for parking, despite the additional payment methods that are now available.
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