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Facility : Apply for Rea Vaya Smartcard
Location : Johannesburg

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How To Apply For Rea Vaya Smartcard?

Terms and Conditions :
1. Card Security :
1.1 You must treat your Card as if it is CASH. As with cash, anyone in possession of your Card can use it to make contactless payments.

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1.2 You must make sure that you keep your Card, the security features of the Card, and the PIN safe and secure by:
1.3 never allowing anyone else to use your Card;
1.4 taking care to ensure that your Card is always in your possession;
1.5 not interfering with any magnetic stripe or chip on you Card;
1.6 not giving your Card number to any unauthorised person;
1.7 not writing the PIN on your Card;
1.8 not carrying the PIN with your Card;
1.9 not recording the PIN where it may be accessed by other people;
1.10 not giving your PIN to anyone else including the police and bank employees;
1.11 not giving details of any of the security features of your Card to any unauthorised person; and

1.12 complying with all reasonable instructions received from Absa about keeping your Card and the security features of your Card safe and secure.
1.13 Due to fact that the Card is similar to having Cash, Absa/Rea Vaya cannot guarantee that your Card will not be used and the funds depleted after you have reported it lost or stolen.
1.14 Absa will not be liable for the replacement of any lost or stolen card or the remaining value on the card

Lost, Stolen & Damaged Cards

2.1 If the Card is lost, stolen or damaged, you can purchase a replacement Card at the following Rea Vaya Stations: Orlando Stadium, Diepkloof, UJ Kingsway, Park Station, Johannesburg Art Gallery and Carlton Center

2.2 If the chip on a damaged card can still be read, the replacement card will be loaded with the remaining value on the damaged card within 30 days.

2.3 If the Card is lost or stolen, or the chip on a damaged card cannot be read, the remaining value on the lost, stolen or damaged Card will be transferred to your replacement card within 30 (thirty) days after you requested this at any Customer Care Centre, provided that you are able to prove your identity and entitlement to the remaining value.

Where To Buy Your Rea Vaya Smartcard
You can buy your smartcard for R26.50 from any of the following stations :
** Park Station
** UJ Kingsway
** Johannesburg Art Gallery
** Orlando Stadium
** Thokoza Park
** iNdingilizi
** Diepkloof
** Carlton Centre Westbound

FAQ On Rea Vaya Smartcard

Frequently Asked Questions FAQ On Rea Vaya Smartcard

Where To Load Your Smartcard ?
You can load Rea Vaya points onto your smartcard at any Rea Vaya station

How To Travel Using Your Smartcard
** Simply “tap in” with your card as you enter the paid area of a Rea Vaya station or at a bus stop, and “tap out” again as you exit at your destination. Rea Vaya stations have access gates with validators. Hold your card against the validator and the gate will open. There are staff members, wearing Rea Vaya uniforms, standing by to assist you.

** If you embark or disembark at a bus stop rather than a station, simply tap in or tap out using the validator near the door of the bus.
** The system will automatically deduct the correct fare, based on how far you’ve travelled, from the money pre-loaded on your card. Check the validator display to view your remaining balance .

What’S The Minimum Balance Needed To Travel?
It’s important to ensure that there is sufficient points on your smartcard to travel. You need at least R14.10, which covers the fare for the longest trip on the Rea Vaya routes.

Know your smartcard number and expiry date :
** The faster we’re able to trace your details on the smartcard database, the sooner we’ll be able to transfer your money.

** To this end, it will help if you can provide the number of your old smartcard.
** For this reason, commuters are encouraged to keep their Rea Vaya smartcard number and expiry date written down somewhere safely in case their card is one day lost or stolen.

** The smartcard number is the 16-digit number on the front of the card.
** The expiry date is the month-year combination (for example, 03/19) under “valid thru”, also on the front of the card.

** You should also take care to provide your correct ID number, as the wrong number will also delay the money transfer process.
** Still have questions about your smartcard? Contact Rea Vaya’s call centre on 0860 562 874.

Benefits of Rea Vaya Smartcard

Rea Vaya is a rapid transit bus system in Johannesburg, South Africa, that uses a smartcard system to make payments for rides. Here are some of the benefits of using a Rea Vaya smartcard:

A Rea Vaya smartcard allows you to pay for your bus fares without the need for cash or a paper ticket, making it a convenient payment option for daily commuters.

Cost Savings:
Rea Vaya offers discounted fares for smartcard users, which can save you money in the long run if you use the bus system frequently.

Faster Boarding:
Using a Rea Vaya smartcard allows for faster boarding, as you can simply tap your card on the card reader as you board the bus, rather than waiting for a ticket to be printed or finding exact change for cash payment.

Additional Simplified Procedure

As of now, there is no way to apply for a Rea Vaya Smartcard online.

You can only purchase a Rea Vaya Smartcard at one of the following locations:
* Rea Vaya Stations
* Absa ATMs
* Selected Shoprite and Checkers stores

To purchase a Rea Vaya Smartcard, you will need to bring the following documents:
* A valid South African ID or passport
* Proof of residence
* R30 (the cost of the card)

Once you have purchased a Rea Vaya Smartcard, you can load it with money at any Rea Vaya Station or Absa ATM.

Here are the steps on how to apply for a Rea Vaya Smartcard in person:
1. Go to a Rea Vaya Station.
2. Approach the customer service counter.
3. Provide the required documents.
4. Pay the R30 card fee.
5. Receive your Rea Vaya Smartcard.

Here are the steps on how to load money onto your Rea Vaya Smartcard:
1. Go to a Rea Vaya Station.
2. Locate the self-service terminal.
3. Insert your Rea Vaya Smartcard.
4. Select the “Load” option.
5. Enter the amount you want to load.
6. Pay the loading fee.
7. Your Rea Vaya Smartcard will be loaded with the specified amount.

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  1. monique pannel

    i wana load money on the card for a month

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