A couple of posts ago I put up an inquiry about Southbound Transport bus company from Shalendra Ramadhar. I have since had the following from my informant Frank Beeton:
I have just seen the request in FAD for information on Southbound Transport .
I can tell you that I had some contact with them around 1974/75. There were twelve brothers named Ramanand who lived with their families in one huge house at Isipingo near the railway station and ran one bus on a route, I think, in the Clairwood/Jacobs area. The bus was an underfloor-engined Leyland Worldmaster with bodywork built by Bobby’s Coach Works of Clairwood.
I was working for Lawson’s Autodiesels in Umgeni Road at the time, and tried, unsuccessfully, to sell them a Volvo bus!
By the way, anybody with an interest in Durban’s Indian Bus operators should try to get hold of the fascinating softcover book: “Indian Buses – The History, The Memories, The Personalities”, that has been written by Zainul Aberdeen, and published by Osborne Porter.