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Relocation of more than 880 families from Cape Town central railway line completed

PRASA says it can now recover infrastructure and restore train services


Brief | 16 February 2024

Fire minister Dipuo Peters, rail activists demand

#UniteBehind wants President Ramaphosa to axe the deputy minister for allegedly enabling looting at PRASA


Brief | 12 February 2024

Cape Town commuters stranded again as cable theft brings trains to a halt

Metrorail must prioritise security, say commuters


Brief | 7 February 2024

Worker who earns R3,500 per month spends R1,200 on transport

Metrorail’s return to service remains extremely limited


Brief | 1 February 2024

Urgent court bid by Dipuo Peters to stop her suspension fails

The ANC MP was sanctioned by Parliament for state capture breaches while she was Minister of Transport


Law | 29 January 2024

Dipuo Peters takes Parliament to court

Former Transport Minister seeks to have her suspension lifted. #UniteBehind opposes her bid.


News | 25 January 2024

City flooded with more than 900 comments over relocation of railway occupiers

Once the rail agency responds to these comments, a report will be sent to the Municipal Planning Tribunal for a final decision


News | 25 January 2024

Deadline to open Stellenbosch rail link pushed out two months

Metrorail to run again at the end of February


Brief | 17 January 2024

PRASA settlement to double in size in spite of problems with water and sanitation

Nearly 500 more families to be moved in by the end of the month


Brief | 10 January 2024

Cape Town’s railway occupiers are being moved but there are snags with water and sanitation supply

Some people occupying the Central Line are now refusing to be moved until service issues are resolved


News | 14 December 2023

Pietermaritzburg station opens but train delayed 10 hours

Passenger rail services were suspended at the station in 2021 due to vandalism and theft


News | 12 December 2023

Metrorail shack dwellers moved, but to a place without toilets or water

First families moved off Central Line railway tracks


News | 8 December 2023

Trains to return to Stellenbosch by year end, says Metrorail

Residents struggling to pay for alternative transport look forward to the return of rail services


News | 5 December 2023

Mitchells Plain residents refuse to accept Langa rail occupiers as neighbours

“Try to understand our plight and our current living conditions” says Langa rail occupier


News | 9 November 2023

How to steal a railway line and stay out of jail

Legal manoeuvres have stalled the case against former PRASA acting CEO Mthuthuzeli Swartz and businessman Syed Mohiudeen


Feature | 8 November 2023

Scathing court order against PRASA over passenger safety

The passenger rail agency has until end of November to report back on the status of a new tender process for security contracts


Law | 6 November 2023