METRORAIL

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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
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Train derailed at Bellville station

About 20 minor injuries

By Tariro Washinyira - 12 September 2019
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PRASA’s Swartz back in court in October

Hearing postponed again

By Joseph Chirume - 9 September 2019
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Make trains safer for women and children, demand commuters

#UniteBehind and other train commuters stage picket on Friday

By Ashraf Hendricks - 26 August 2019
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JSC in spotlight for slow adjudication of complaints against two judges

One complaint alleges state capture. The other alleges racism and sexism.

By Barbara Maregele - 23 August 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
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Top PRASA manager accused of selling 42km of railway line he didn’t own

Mthuthuzeli Swartz’s case is being heard in the Port Elizabeth Specialised Crimes Court

By Joseph Chirume - 6 August 2019
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Man charged with torching Metrorail carriages remanded in Pollsmoor hospital

He will appear again in court on 29 August

By Tariro Washinyira - 1 August 2019

JSC has sat on a complaint against a judge for over six months

“We can’t allow people that contribute or enable corruption to continue doing their work as if nothing happened” says activist

By Barbara Maregele - 31 July 2019
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Massive protests needed to change PRASA

UNTU has the right idea; the execution needs work

By GroundUp Editors - 30 July 2019
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Activists highlight how state capture affects everyday life

Collapse of Metrorail and policing is hurting poor people

By Tariro Washinyira and GroundUp Staff - 28 July 2019

Low turnout to Metrorail protests

“Passengers are accosted by criminals on the trains. Our employees are being threatened at gunpoint and assaulted. We can’t continue under these conditions.”

By GroundUp Staff - 26 July 2019
About 50 #UniteBehind members protest outside the German Consulate General in Cape Town.

Activists call on German government to prosecute state capturers

#UniteBehind singles out Vossloh, whose subsidiary sold trains to PRASA that don’t fit local tracks

By Ashraf Hendricks - 25 July 2019
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This is why Metrorail employees will strike on Friday

But two unions, SATAWU and NTM, will not be joining

By Tariro Washinyira and GroundUp Staff - 22 July 2019
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PRASA executive fired after internal probe

Company secretary dismissed; chief strategy officer suspended

By Ashraf Hendricks - 2 July 2019