Illegal train strike over, says Metrorail

Metrorail has said an illegal strike by its train drivers over the lack of security and high rate of abuse and harassment by commuters has ended.

Drivers won’t be made ‘scapegoats’ by Metrorail

Train drivers were not prepared to be "scapegoats" for Metrorail's system failures, the United Transport and Allied Workers' Union said on Friday.

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.


From the archives: For the first time, an insiders’ account of the Third Force

Two young gangsters give an horrific account of how they were encouraged, equipped and trained to carry out violence against ANC-linked targets by the security forces.

Ramaphosa bets big on infrastructure to boost economy

Sona was a mixed bag but there were some meaningful announcements

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

Press Releases

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

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it