Articles by James Stent

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Why is PRASA still trying to buy trains that can’t be used?

The too-tall AFRO4000 locomotive rears its head again

By James Stent - 26 March 2020
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Christiaan Barnard Memorial wasn’t ready to accept Covid-19 patient

Woman is now being treated in Groote Schuur

By James Stent - 20 March 2020
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Covid-19: Here’s what occupations in Cape Town are doing in response to the pandemic

Woodstock Hospital is well prepared, but occupiers at Central Methodist Church and Helen Bowden Nurses Home are at great risk

By James Stent - 19 March 2020
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Covid-19: Why “test, test, test” is easier said than done

Both money and logistics are barriers to scaling up the number of tests for the novel coronavirus

By James Stent and Nathan Geffen - 17 March 2020
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Covid-19: Washing hands is not easy when you have no running water

“It’s easy to keep your hands clean when you stay in a house because you have a tap inside, but it’s difficult when you have to walk long, tiring distances to fetch water”

By Vincent Lali, James Stent, Nathan Geffen and Thamsanqa Mbovane - 12 March 2020
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15% of SA’s wealth is in the hands of just 3,500 people, study finds

New estimates confirm extreme inequality

By James Stent - 10 March 2020
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PRASA ordered to pay security companies plus punitive costs

#UniteBehind intervention application postponed until 26 March

By James Stent - 6 March 2020
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Cape Town Central Line will return to service in September, says PRASA Administrator

Rail agency plans 80-bus fleet to provide alternative transport

By James Stent - 5 March 2020
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Refugees arrested during clashes in Cape Town

“We are dying in this country” says Somali man

By Ashraf Hendricks and James Stent - 2 March 2020
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Ramaphosa should declare passenger rail a national disaster

Six actions that would help fix our rail system

By James Stent and Mmeli Dube - 19 February 2020
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PRASA attempts to hire Eskom’s security

Investigators have already found irregularities involving some of the companies

By James Stent - 27 November 2019
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Mkhwebane’s report on PRASA is flawed

Public Protector has submitted unfinished homework

By James Stent - 11 September 2019
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EFF’s sinister sudden interest in PRASA

Party questions corruption investigation instead of corruption itself

By James Stent - 14 August 2019