Train Crash

Dozens injured as commuter train derails in New York

At least four people have died and 63 injured when a train derailed in New York, says an official.

Spain crash: Train driver was travelling over twice the speed limit

A Spanish train was hurtling around a curve at 179kph, more than twice the speed limit, when it leapt off the tracks in a fatal disaster.

Spain train crash: Black boxes reveal driver was on phone

The driver of a train wreck in Spain was responding to a phone call from the rail company when the crash took place, according to a court report.

French rail crash: The search for answers

Investigators have been working to determine the cause of a train crash near Paris that has claimed six lives.

Train services stalled due to crash in Pretoria

Train services have been interrupted as a result of an accident between two commuter trains that collided near Pretoria.

Train driver critically injured in Pretoria crash

A Metrorail train driver has been critically injured after two passenger trains collided in Pretoria.

Farmworkers killed in Mpumalanga train collision

At least 19 people have been killed and 24 others were injured when a truck collided with a train at a level crossing in Malelane, Mpumalanga.

Passenger trains collide in Soweto

Two trains ferrying several hundred passengers collided head-on in Meadowlands, Soweto on Thursday evening.


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