METRORAIL

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Lawyers dump PRASA after failure to pay R19 million

This means the agency has no lawyers in disputes, some of them imminent, involving billions of rands

By Lucas Nowicki - 16 January 2020
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PRASA boss offers new turnaround strategy

“We have heard this all before, a nightmarish sense of déjà vu” says #UniteBehind

By Zoë Postman - 15 January 2020
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“Travelling on the Metrorail network is easy” says Metrorail. Really?

In a country which claims to be headed for “a better life for all” it is outrageous that thousands of commuters can be abandoned to a failing public transport system

By GroundUp Editors - 15 January 2020
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Diary of a Metrorail kid

The daily gamble with commuters’ time

By Lucas Nowicki - 14 January 2020
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Nightmare start to 2020 for thousands of Cape Town commuters

Khayelitsha bus and train services still suspended

By Mary-Anne Gontsana and Tariro Washinyira - 13 January 2020
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Cautious welcome for Mbalula’s shock PRASA announcement

Commuter groups hope to see action

By Zoë Postman - 9 December 2019
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Mbalula a no-show at meeting with #UniteBehind

“Commuting to and from work has become a matter of life and death” says commuter activist group

By Ashraf Hendricks - 5 December 2019
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Commuter Lunga Zawa uses a wheelchair. But Nyanga station is only accessible by stairs

Cape Town Association for the Physically Disabled has been fighting since 2015 for better access

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 29 November 2019
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Mbalula under fire following train arson

Eighteen coaches “gutted” at Cape Town station at a cost of over R60 million

By GroundUp Staff and Karabo Mafolo - 28 November 2019
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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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Train station burnt and railway lines sabotaged

Attack on Metrorail infrastructure coincides with termination of security contracts

By GroundUp Staff - 19 November 2019
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High Court orders PRASA to create safety plan for railway security

Safety of railway commuters put at risk by PRASA terminating contracts

By Madison Yauger - 19 November 2019
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Trial of official accused of stealing railway line set for June

Mthuthuzeli Swartz and Nadhir Mohiudeen are accused of theft and fraud

By Joseph Chirume - 25 October 2019
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JSC dismisses complaint by Judge Makhubele against Judge Tuchten

Ruling vindicates Tuchten’s judgment that raised serious questions about Makhubele’s conduct at PRASA

By Drew Wayland - 9 October 2019
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Women-only train carriage proposal derailed

PRASA appears to have abandoned plan to set aside carriages for women and children

By Drew Wayland and Mary-Anne Gontsana - 20 September 2019
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Train driver pays the price for Metrorail inefficiency

Woman driver injured when commuters stoned her cabin

By Sandisiwe Shoba - 12 September 2019