METRORAIL

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40% of Metrorail trains are out-of-service

And only half the rest have the standard 12 carriages

By Kristine Liao - 16 May 2019
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No lights, no security and piles of rubbish at Parow train station

Commuters say they don’t feel safe

By Tariro Washinyira - 9 May 2019

Metrorail arson suspect referred to Valkenberg

Thobela Xoseni’s brother says his arrest came as a shock to the family

By Barbara Maregele - 2 May 2019
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Judge lodges complaint against judge

Judge Tuchten raised questions about Judge Makhubele’s role in a PRASA dispute. Now she accuses him of racism

By Kristine Liao - 30 April 2019
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Train arson suspect in court on Wednesday

Western Cape has increased its available train sets from 39 in December 2018 to 56 currently

By Barbara Maregele, Kristine Liao and Tariro Washinyira - 23 April 2019
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Family of learner killed on Metrorail suffers two more tragedies

“We were expecting great things from this child, but now he is gone”

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 18 April 2019
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Learner killed on Cape Town Metrorail

Simo Maninginingi Kwepe was hit by a train on Friday morning

By Kristine Liao - 15 April 2019
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Metrorail’s collapse costs those that need it most

“If I take the train and arrive at 11am, the boss can fire me”

By Lucas Nowicki - 15 April 2019
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Nzimande has high hopes for PRASA turnaround

“I am confident that with this decisive intervention, we will very soon begin to see changes and improvements”

By Kristine Liao - 11 April 2019
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Activists haul Blade Nzimande to court

#UniteBehind wants PRASA to hand over list of security contracts

By Wilmien Wicomb - 28 March 2019
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GROUNDVIEW: Cyril Ramaphosa wants to fix PRASA. Here’s what he needs to do

Metrorail broke down because of state capture

By GroundUp Staff - 21 March 2019
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PRASA officials implicated in corruption asked to make court submissions

Court rules that a trial isn’t needed, but Lucky Montana and others must have an opportunity to give their side

By Zoë Postman - 8 March 2019
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PRASA vs Siyangena: court decision on Friday

Judges to rule whether or not case will go to trial

By Zoë Postman - 6 March 2019
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Former PRASA Rail CEO back in the dock for fraud

Mthuthuzeli Swartz, who is also accused of stealing railway lines and sleepers, attacks #UniteBehind and makes allegations against his former colleagues

By Joseph Chirume and GroundUp Staff - 28 February 2019
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“Prosecute the PRASA thieves”

Activists fighting for a decent Metrorail service protest at NPA

By Tariro Washinyira - 25 February 2019
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PRASA says rail enforcement units are succeeding

Capetonians spend more time in traffic because people have stopped using Metrorail, says city councillor

By Ashraf Hendricks - 14 February 2019