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The European company that profited from corruption at PRASA

Vossloh made R1.8-billion from a dodgy deal and has not paid back a cent

Ra'eesa Pather and Qiqa Nkomo for Open Secrets

Analysis | 14 March 2024

Thousands of people still living on Cape Town’s Central Line

This is in addition to the hundreds of families in shacks who were relocated from the railway line in Philippi in December


News | 14 March 2024

Ramaphosa suspends Dipuo Peters

But only for a month


Brief | 1 March 2024

PRASA relocation of railway line occupiers was illegal, claims City of Cape Town

Parliament hears that City issued a contravention notice to rail agency, despite being part of relocation discussions


News | 28 February 2024

Relocated railway line occupiers protest for water, electricity, and toilets

The families were moved in December to land owned by PRASA but the City of Cape Town is tasked with giving them basic services


Brief | 23 February 2024

Justice in limbo for another year as massive rail theft case stalls

A High Court review in the criminal case involving a former PRASA acting CEO accused of stealing 42km of railway line in the Eastern Cape, has yet to be set down for hearing a year after it was filed


News | 23 February 2024

#UniteBehind’s seven-year push for accountability at PRASA

The activist group is fighting legal battles to bring those responsible for the collapse of railway services to book

By and

News | 20 February 2024

President gives go-ahead to dig into corruption at PRASA

But it’s four years late, says activist


News | 19 February 2024

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