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Cape Town commuters still derailed

Cape Town’s largest passenger rail line has been closed for months, hitting people’s pockets and adding to road traffic congestion in the city

Stranded commuters say Ramaphosa’s rail promises ring hollow

Cape Town’s largest passenger rail line has been closed for months, hitting people’s pockets and adding to road traffic congestion

Cape Town trains off the rails

Cape Town’s transport problems have reached a crisis point and officials are seeking solutions before the rail system breaks down

Cosatu slams Golden Arrow for letting down working-class commuters

The strike comes after a “stalemate in wage talks” between unions and employer associations

Second train crash in a week leaves 200 injured

A crash between two Metrorail trains at the Geldenhuys train station in Germiston has left over 200 commuters moderately injured on Tuesday morning.

New Prasa boss faces tough job

Corruption still bedevils the agency but Molepo says he will not be an armchair chief executive

Commuters rebel as Metrorail fails

Power failure brings Cape Town trains to a halt across the city

The joys of Jo’burg: Big trains, smaller penis ads

The ads for penis enlargement in Cape Town's Metrorail are getting a bit much for Hansie Smit who would prefer Gauteng's speed and efficiency.

Cosatu to strike against Metrorail fare hike

The trade federation in Cape Town, which plans to protest, has urged Metrorail to delay increasing its fares until its services had improved.

Soweto residents could be stranded by Mandela memorial

Road closures and public transport disruptions will mean residents of Soweto and greater Gauteng could struggle to get to work on Tuesday.

Protesters threaten ‘to burn the Gautrain’

A group of irate commuters have threatened to torch Gautrain coaches if the authorities do not urgently improve the Metrorail train service.

Metrorail’s service just won’t do, says Zuma

Problems at the passenger train service Metrorail are detrimental to South Africa's economic growth and development, says President Jacob Zuma.

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eThekwini commuters pay for council’s contracts

Perhaps a commission of inquiry can shine the spotlight on public transport in Durban, where bus and taxi passengers have to contend with fare increases and disrupted services

Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip: The guerilla priest

From his adventures with Steve Biko to his support for shack dwellers in KwaZulu-Natal, Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip has always walked the talk of radical Christianity

Tshwane water woes in court again

The municipality has been accused of deliberately derailing the contract to sort out toxic water crisis in Hammanskraal

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Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs