I think this is the first time I have seen the word for conductor in full. In normal use people only say "konda"
I assume this is the assistant on a bus who takes passengers' fares (as well as the more familiar English meaning of somebody with similar tasks aboard a train)?
Correct (source: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/kondakta).
Fun fact: a conductor of an orchestra is a muongozaji wa muziki (from kuongoza -- to lead, guide or direct). Or as Tanzanians have joked to me, "baba muziki" which I think is great!
Apparently a "conductor" as in a material that transmits electricity, heat, light or sound is an utingo.
does kondakta also apply to things that conduct energy like wires?
If this is the person who checks the tickets, why is guard not an acceptable translation?
Is this only for trains, or for orchestras as well?