Metrorail

Minister promises land to people living on railway track

Fikile Mbalula tells community leaders he’ll be back in two weeks to show them the land

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Brief | 14 May 2022

Lansdowne train station is full of excrement, garbage - and rats

Subway is too filthy to use, so commuters cross over the railway lines

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News | 12 May 2022

Embarrassing court defeat for PRASA

Judge rules that agency defamed Pearl Munthali

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Law | 20 April 2022

Metrorail’s Northern Line is coming back to life, but V-E-R-Y slowly

Trains still don’t stop at what was the line’s busiest station

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News | 22 March 2022

No trains operating in the Eastern Cape for over two months

PRASA says “operational challenges” led it to the decision to stop all trains since 7 January

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Brief | 11 March 2022

PRASA lets stations go to ruin on Pretoria-Pienaarspoort line

PRASA claims it will rebuild and reopen the stations this year

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News | 2 March 2022

Traders are selling goods on the railway tracks in Mamelodi

PRASA vowed to clean up its train stations in Pretoria but very little has been done to improve the service

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News | 18 February 2022

PRASA dropped by lawyers as billion-rand corruption deal appeal looms

Siyangena has appealed against the court judgment setting aside its contracts

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News | 9 February 2022

Mitchells Plain train stations are in ruins

But Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula says the Central Line will be running again by July 2022

Text and Photos by Ashraf Hendricks

Photo Essay | 2 February 2022

There are signs of hope amid Metrorail’s decay

On a trip arranged for journalists I saw that Philippi station has been ransacked - but the new trains are fantastic

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News | 28 January 2022

Simon’s Town train service is back, but commuters are worried about their safety

Passengers crowd together to fend off robbers

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Feature | 13 January 2022

Court grants PRASA another eight months to relocate Cape Town Central Line shack dwellers

Eerste River residents opposing relocation near their community partly to blame for delay says PRASA

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News | 26 November 2021

PRASA CEO Zolani - aka Kgosie - Matthews: an embarrassing appointment

He has been suspended because of information that should have been known to the board before he was appointed

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Analysis | 23 November 2021

Race against the clock to meet court deadline to move railway families

Court ruled that families living along the railway line in Langa must be shown new site four weeks before being moved

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News | 18 November 2021

PRASA blames Covid-19 and vandalism for collapsing East London train service

Some stations GroundUp visited were derelict

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News | 7 September 2021

Families living along Cape Town railway line to be resettled

Court rules that the land occupiers must get basic services on new land

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News | 6 August 2021