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PRASA takes disciplinary action against staff implicated in corruption

Commuter activists welcome “new era of effective, honest, transparent, and decisive governance”

By GroundUp Staff - 14 September 2018
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Metrorail activists call for national disaster to be declared

The very contemplation of a train journey strikes fear into passengers’ hearts, says #UniteBehind

By Thembela Ntongana - 13 September 2018
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Commuters want September train tickets to be valid for two months

Metrorail admits 37% trains delayed and 18% cancelled in August in Cape Town

By Bernard Chiguvare - 6 September 2018
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Who is burning Cape Town’s trains?

#UniteBehind sends letter to President Ramaphosa calling for perpetrators to be found

By Barbara Maregele - 1 August 2018
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If commuters thought Metrorail couldn’t get worse, it did this week

Cape Town’s central line is operating with eight train sets. It needs 33.

By Tariro Washinyira and Mary-Anne Gontsana - 27 July 2018
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Will Prasa’s new board get it back on track? An interview with Khanyisile Kweyama

PRASA is in ICU but not the morgue, says new chairperson

By Aidan Jones and Kimon de Greef - 6 June 2018
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Women and children may get their own train carriages

#UniteBehind says PRASA board chair has undertaken to introduce chaperoned carriages

By Barbara Maregele - 21 May 2018
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Metrorail adds to commuter woes during bus strike

“Make use of alternative transport” says official

By Tariro Washinyira - 24 April 2018
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Prasa Rail acting CEO removed

Minister Blade Nzimande appoints new board

By Aidan Jones - 13 April 2018
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Court puts the brakes on R56-million payment to Siyaya

Head of Prasa’s legal services leads charge against payment

By Aidan Jones and Zoë Postman - 6 April 2018
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Commuter takes stand against Metrorail sexual harassment

Parliament’s transport committee chair says she will ask rail company to investigate

By Kamilah Tom - 6 April 2018
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Survival of the fittest for Metrorail commuters

Elderly woman struggles to catch train even when it was an hour late

By Tariro Washinyira - 5 April 2018
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Prasa’s bizarre CEO appointment

Cromet Molepo was appointed in December with more days of leave owed to him than work days left before his retirement

By Rebecca Redelmeier - 4 April 2018
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Train strike looms

Union says it has reached deadlock with Prasa

By Tariro Washinyira - 28 March 2018
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Court finalises interdict against Prasa

Employees may not intimidate UniteBehind members

By Rebecca Redelmeier - 26 March 2018

Blade Nzimande says getting trains working is “urgent task” but provides no time frame

Chair of Prasa board, Tintswalo Makhubele, resigns following conflict of interest

By Aidan Jones - 23 March 2018