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Soweto rail crash just tip of the iceberg

A 2009 report shows collisions climbed sharply, compelling more stringent safety standards.

Safety regulator looks into Soweto train collision

The Railway Safety Regulator is investigating a passenger train collision that took place in Soweto at about 5.50pm on Thursday afternoon.

One dead, hundreds injured in Pretoria train accident

A train driver was killed and 200 people were injured when two Metrorail trains collided at about 4pm on Friday.

Unhappy Jo’burg train commuters want Transnet back

Protesting Johannesburg train commuters on Wednesday called for the reinstatement of Transnet as an operator.

Special report: transport

Staff 'fleece' Metrorail in online scam; meanwhile, in the Eastern Cape, government cannot get its trains back on track.

Apology after power cut strands World Cup trains

A power cut that crippled trains stranded 2 000 World Cup fans until early on Thursday morning after hosts SA's 3-0 defeat by Uruguay.

Three games, three modes of transport

World Cup fans, leave your car -- public transport wins hands down in Jozi.

Metrorail strike enters third week

A strike by SA Transport and Allied Workers' Union members against the Passenger Rail Agency of SA went into its third week on Monday.

Satawu holds out as Metrorail resumes service

Metrorail trains will be running in Gauteng from Monday following a strike that left thousands of commuters stranded nationwide last week.

‘Some progress’ in Prasa wage talks

Some progress was made in wage talks between Prasa and labour unions on Monday, with the rail operator changing certain conditions of its offer.

Commuters stranded as rail strike bites

A strike by rail workers left two million commuters stranded on Monday just 24 days from the kick-off of the Soccer World Cup.

Prasa hopes for quick resolution to train strike

The Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) has promised the government that it would reach a wage agreement with striking unions by mid-week.

Strike chaos looms for rail commuters

Train commuters will be left stranded on Monday due to a nation-wide strike by transport unions, the Passenger Rail Agency of SA said on Monday.

Metrorail strike rolls on

A strike by Metrorail workers continued into a fourth day on Thursday, despite a court interdict ordering them back to work, the company said.

Metrorail strike to end following interdict

A Metrorail strike by members of the Satawu is set to end -- at least temporarily -- following a court interdict, the union said on Wednesday.

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Unions cry foul over SABC dismissal costs and retrenchments

Broadcaster bodies say claims that a recent skills audit is unrelated to retrenchments are ‘irrational’

Finance probe into the Ingonyama Trust Board goes ahead

The threat of legal action from ITB chairperson Jerome Ngwenya fails to halt forensic audit ordered by the land reform minister

Fake trafficking news targets migrants

Exaggerated reports on social media of human trafficking syndicates snatching people in broad daylight legitimate xenophobia while deflecting from the real problems in society

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Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

Mental Health

During the pandemic there's been a dramatic increase in depression, anxiety and suicides, according to some of the surveys done

Expert financial advice still recommended – especially in uncertain times

A financial advisor is an expert who will help you to protect your wealth and make a realistic plan when unexpected events threaten your wellbeing

What is a virtual card, and how does it work?

A virtual card lets you pay online without ever having to take your card from your wallet or exposing your actual account information

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