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Mbalula’s war with military vets belies the Prasa disaster

The transport minister uses humour, which his targets don’t find funny, to survive in tough times or to divert attention from a problem.

Jo’burg’s public transport systems not ready yet for coronavirus

Early studies suggest that the Covid-19 can survive up to three days in droplets that are coughed or sneezed on to surfaces

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

Ramaphosa bets big on infrastructure to boost economy

Sona was a mixed bag but there were some meaningful announcements

Everything Ramaphosa said about the economy in the Sona

The poor condition of state-owned enterprises remains a blight on growth forecasts

Prasa ordered to pay R7.3-million it owes to two security companies

The sheriff of the Western Cape High Court attached seven of Prasa's coaches on Monday in lieu of R2.4-million owed to Chuma Security.

Inside Prasa’s dirty battles

Heated correspondence shows the fight for state contracts at SA's passenger rail agency and suggests pressure exerted to pay an ANC-aligned supplier.

Public Protector launches Prasa probe

The Passenger Rail Association of South Africa is facing allegations of tender irregularities and financial mismanagement.

Prasa defends commuter fee increases

Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa chief executive Lucky Montana says train fares are skewed in favour of rail commuters and poor communities.

Fedusa bemused by transport changes

Fedusa says unions should have been consulted about plans to introduce an integrated public transport system controlled by municipalities.

Cities could take over passenger train management

Deputy Transport Minister Jeremy Cronin says government is considering taking the responsibilities of Prasa and handing it to cities for management.

Railways could get R137bn injection from government

Prasa has said government could be investing R137-billion in modern rail infrastructure as private funding for the project might be unaffordable.

Soweto rail crash just tip of the iceberg

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

Safety under spotlight after train crashes

The driver of a train that crashed into a stationary train in Soweto last week was dismissed on Tuesday for doing 85km/h in a 30km/h zone, Prasa says.

Unhappy Jo’burg train commuters want Transnet back

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

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Pay-TV inquiry probes the Multichoice monopoly

Africa’s largest subscription television operator says it is under threat amid the emerging popularity of global platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime

Covid-overflow hospital in ruins as SIU investigates

A high-level probe has begun into hundreds of millions of rand spent by the Gauteng health department to refurbish a hospital that is now seven months behind schedule – and lying empty

​No apology or comfort as another Marikana mother dies without justice

Nomawethu Ma’Bhengu Sompeta, whose funeral will be held this weekend, was unequivocal in calling out the government for its response to the Marikana massacre

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