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RSR reports an increase in operational safety-related incidents for the year
25th October 2022 By: Darren Parker

The Railway Safety Regulator (RSR) has revealed a 6% decrease in security-related incidents but a 2% increase in operational safety-related occurrences on South Africa’s railways over the last... 


Court orders govt to draft action plan to stop attacks on long-distance bus company Intercape
21st October 2022 By: Irma Venter

A judgment handed down by the Makhanda High Court on October 7 found that Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula and his Eastern Cape counterpart have failed to fulfil their legal obligation with regard... 


CSIR engineer researches sustainable transport obstacles
18th October 2022 By: Donna Slater

Council for Scientific and Industrial Research graduate engineer Mashudu Rathogwa is conducting research into the future of transport from a system dynamics perspective that has, thus far, focussed... 


Minister officially launched Transport month campaign
14th October 2022

The National Department of Transport put rail at the centre stage during this year’s October Transport Month campaign launch. During the official launch of the 2022 October Transport Month... 


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Pandemic’s shadow hangs over rail sector
14th October 2022 By: Nadine Ramdass

A significant challenge the rail sector currently faces is reinstating its services following the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, says Railway Safety Regulator (RSR) CEO Tshepo Kgare. During the... 


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PRASA a 'total rebuild', not a recovery process – strategy GM
11th October 2022 By: Irma Venter

The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) is being totally rebuilt, says PRASA strategy GM Anna-Marie Lubbe. “We are hard at work rebuilding PRASA. It is not a recovery, it is not a... 


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Partnership formed to grow Gauteng on the Move
11th October 2022 By: Donna Slater

The Gauteng Transport Authority (GTA) is partnering with the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) to broaden its ability to gather data on the public transport sector in Gauteng.... 


Image of an Intercape bus after it was attacked
Court orders govt to draft action plan to stop Intercape attacks 
10th October 2022 By: Irma Venter

A judgment handed down by the Makhanda High Court on Friday [October 7] found that Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula and his Eastern Cape counterpart have failed to fulfil their legal obligation... 


Intercape bus
High Court compels EC transport MEC, Minister to act on Intercape safety issues
30th September 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Bus service Intercape has welcomed an order handed down by the High Court in Makhanda, in the Eastern Cape, in a matter the company brought against the Eastern Cape’s transport MEC, as well as... 


Cape Town to add two new MyCiTi depots in R340m project
9th September 2022 By: Irma Venter

The City of Cape Town has started construction of two new MyCiTi bus depots. The R340-million project forms part of the roll-out of the MyCiTi service to Mitchells Plain, Khayelitsha, Claremont and... 


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Network industries gather to discuss work that still needs doing to tackle infrastructure sabotage
2nd September 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

While some progress has been achieved in tackling the high rate of theft and vandalism on critical infrastructure networks across the country, there is still considerable work to be done to ensure... 


VERIFICATION AND VALIDATION
Blockchains facilitate the involvement of many witnesses and points of verification
How Blockchain is being used to build trust across value chains
2nd September 2022 By: Schalk Burger

Distributed ledger technologies, such as blockchain, in which immutable copies of ledger entries are shared with all stakeholders, are being used to improve the speed at which members and whole... 


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Blue Train to resume services
29th August 2022 By: Schalk Burger

State-owned Transnet has completed investigations into incidents that led to the suspension of the Blue Train service in the latter part of the 2021/22 financial year, which paves the way for... 


Intercape pleads for intervention as terror campaign intensifies
26th August 2022 By: Irma Venter

Long-distance coach company Intercape earlier this month appeared before the Western Cape legislature’s Standing Committee on Transport and Public Works, as well as members of the senior provincial... 


Cosatu to march over 'unreliable, unsafe and broken' train service
24th August 2022 By: News24Wire

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) is planning to protest in front of the offices of the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) on Wednesday against a "public transport... 


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Proposed Gautrain expansion faces heavy resistance by committee
17th August 2022 By: Darren Parker

The proposed Gautrain expansion project was harshly criticised as a vanity project, a white elephant and a waste of government finances by members of the Gauteng Legislature’s Portfolio Committee... 


Klipspruit Valley road in Soweto to be closed for three months
15th August 2022 By: Schalk Burger

The Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA) has advised the residents of Orlando and Greater Soweto that the Klipspruit Valley road, which is an arterial road going in and out of Soweto and a main route... 


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Cape Town to add two new MyCiTi depots in R340m project
11th August 2022 By: Irma Venter

The City of Cape Town will this month start construction of two new MyCiTi bus depots. The R340-million project forms part of the roll-out of the MyCiTi service to Mitchells Plain, Khayelitsha,... 


Image of an Intercape bus that was attacked
Intercape pleads for intervention as terror campaign intensifies
8th August 2022 By: Irma Venter

The Intercape long-distance coach company last week appeared before the Western Cape Standing Committee on Transport and Public Works, as well as members of the senior provincial police management,... 


ITSSA to disband as project has realised its mandate
5th August 2022 By: Irma Venter

The Intelligent Transport Society of South Africa (ITSSA) has disbanded, as it has fulfilled its mandate, says CEO Dr Paul Vorster. An ITSSA annual general meeting in July confirmed a decision... 


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Volkswagen tops used-car sales survey
29th July 2022

According to a report carried out over six months by used car sales and buying service WeBuyCars, German motor vehicle manufacturer Volkswagen ranked as South Africa’s most sought-after used car... 


Cape Town pursues reinstatement of joint rail enforcement unit
29th July 2022 By: Irma Venter

The City of Cape Town says it is keen to help revive the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) rail enforcement unit (REU), which operated as a three-way government partnership between... 


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Rail revitalisation needed
29th July 2022 By: Sabrina Jardim

Revitalising South Africa’s rail infrastructure is necessary to ensure that it is a reliable, available, competitive and efficient mode of transport, allowing users to capitalise on the sector’s... 


An image depicting Irene Charnley, Leonard Ramatlakane, David Makhura, Fikile Mbalula and other dignitaries in the transport and rail industries standing in front of the one-hundredth PRASA train
Gibela unveils its one-hundredth train set
29th July 2022 By: Sabrina Jardim

Earlier this month, train manufacturer Gibela celebrated the high-profile handover ceremony of its one-hundredth train set to the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) in Dunnottar,... 


Image of PRASA's new trains the X'strapolis
PRASA gears up to open sections of the Western Cape’s Central line
25th July 2022 By: Irma Venter

The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) will start trial operations on the Cape Town to Langa via Mutual station route, the Cape Town to Langa via Pinelands station route, and the... 


Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula
PRASA working to restore three Gauteng rail corridors before year-end
21st July 2022 By: Schalk Burger

The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) is rebuilding and recovering five high-priority commuter rail corridors, three of which, in Gauteng, will reopen before the end of the year. These... 


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ITSSA to disband as the project has realised its mandate – CEO
15th July 2022 By: Irma Venter

The Intelligent Transport Society of South Africa (ITSSA) has disbanded as it has fulfilled its mandate, says CEO Dr Paul Vorster. An ITSSA annual general meeting in July confirmed a decision taken... 


Gautrain ridership recovers to 42% of pre-Covid numbers
15th July 2022 By: Irma Venter

Ridership on the Gautrain has recovered to 23 358 average weekday rail trips, which is 42% of pre-Covid-19 numbers, says Gautrain Management Agency (GMA) communication and marketing senior... 


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Joburg Mayor commends Metrobus for completing refurbishment of 105 buses
13th July 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

City of Johanneburg (CoJ) and Metrobus executives on July 13 unveiled some of the 105 buses it recently refurbished to the value of R50-million. The entity started a 36-month refurbishment... 


PRASA awards R7.5bn in contracts for rolling stock overhaul
8th July 2022 By: Irma Venter

The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) has awarded five companies general overhaul contracts for its older rolling stock to the value of R7.5-billion. The agency says the five-year... 


The one-hundredth X'trapolis Mega commuter train to be produced by Gibela for PRASA's Metrorail service
Gibela celebrates completion of one-hundredth X’trapolis Mega train for PRASA
4th July 2022 By: Sabrina Jardim

Rail transport consortium Gibela on July 4 unveiled the one-hundredth X’trapolis Mega commuter train it is building for the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA). Gibela, whose shareholders... 


Image of a vandalised Metrorail coach
City of Cape Town pursues reinstatement of joint rail enforcement unit 
1st July 2022 By: Irma Venter

The City of Cape Town says it is keen to help revive the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) rail enforcement unit (REU), which operated as a three-way government partnership between... 


Feasibility study on the City of Cape Town’s takeover of Metrorail gets under way
1st July 2022 By: Irma Venter

The City of Cape Town will, on July 1, start a feasibility study on the devolution of the city’s passenger rail system from the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) to the metro. PRASA... 


Image of the Gautrain
Gautrain ridership recovers to 42% of pre-Covid numbers
30th June 2022 By: Irma Venter

Ridership on the Gautrain has recovered to 23 358 average weekday rail trips, which is 42% of pre-Covid-19 numbers, says Gautrain Management Agency (GMA) communication and marketing senior... 


Satsa calls on Presidency to urgently intervene in licensing debacle
22nd June 2022 By: Darren Parker

The South African Tourism Services Association (Satsa) has called on the Presidency to urgently intervene and declare an immediate moratorium on new and renewal applications for accreditation,... 


Numsa signs above inflation wage increase with Gautrain operator
17th June 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) says it has signed an above-inflation wage increase of 7%, effective July 1, with the Bombela Operating Company (BOC), the agency which is... 


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