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Golden Arrow operator keen on running passenger rail service in Cape Town
Golden Arrow operator keen on running passenger rail service in Cape Town
5th November 2020 By: Irma Venter

Hosken Passenger Logistics & Rail (HPL&R), which among others operates the Golden Arrow bus service in Cape Town, is interested in expanding its operations to become a private participant in the... 


The 'jig is up' for rail saboteurs - Mbalula tells Parliament
4th November 2020 By: News24Wire

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula wants the "might of the law unleashed" on those responsible for the destruction of South Africa's rail infrastructure. "The jig is up," he told the National... 


South Africa begins talks to regulate key minibus taxi industry
South Africa begins talks to regulate key minibus taxi industry
3rd November 2020 By: Bloomberg

South Africa’s government began talks to regulate the minibus taxi industry, a key economic sector that transports 40% of the population but whose reputation has been tarnished by lawlessness and a... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa
The taxi industry is 'the lifeblood of public transport', but we must fix problems – Ramaphosa
29th October 2020 By: News24Wire

President Cyril Ramaphosa has described the taxi industry as the "lifeblood of our public transport system", but has also emphasised that problems need to be tackled. Ramaphosa - who is... 


PRASA appoints acting CEO
27th October 2020 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The newly appointed board of control of the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) held its first meeting on October 27 and appointed group executive for human capital management Thandeka... 


Smart mobility plan launched to improve Gauteng transport by 2030
27th October 2020 By: Donna Slater

The Gauteng MEC for Public Transport and Roads Infrastructure Jacob Mamabolo on October 27 launched the province’s Smart Mobility 2030 Plan, which is a roadmap aimed at addressing the province’s... 


Gauteng’s Transport Authority to be formally established by the end of the year
Gauteng’s Transport Authority to be formally established by the end of the year
16th October 2020 By: Simone Liedtke

The Transport Authority of Gauteng (TAG) will be formally established by the end of this year, interim CEO Jack van der Merwe confirmed on October 16. Speaking during an engagement session, he... 


Buses, trains shunned in favour of cars, taxis, reveals Gauteng travel survey
Buses, trains shunned in favour of cars, taxis, reveals Gauteng travel survey
15th October 2020 By: Irma Venter

Low capacity transport modes, such as minibus taxis and private cars, have become the backbone of the transport network in the Gauteng province, as opposed to high-capacity modes, such as rail and... 


Gautrain, Numsa settle wage dispute
Gautrain, Numsa settle wage dispute
15th October 2020 By: Simone Liedtke

Gautrain and the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) have signed a wage proposal made by the Bombela Operating Company (BOC), who manages the Gautrain, effectively ending the... 


Dr Ismail Vadi
Concessioning best option to revive urban rail, says former Gauteng Transport MEC
13th October 2020 By: Irma Venter

Metrorail has little chance to revive its rail services in Gauteng, says University of Johannesburg senior research associate Dr Ismail Vadi.  He is also the former Gauteng Roads and Transport MEC. 


Johannesburg mayor warns rogue business forums not to delay projects
6th October 2020 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Johannesburg Executive Mayor Geoffrey Makhubo has warned "business forums" not to interfere in service delivery projects. “The stopping of service delivery projects by business forums will not be... 


BOC says contingency plans in place for Gautrain strike
5th October 2020 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Operator of the Gautrain, the Bombela Operating Company (BOC), says it will implement a contingency plan to ensure it is able to still deliver a train service to its passengers after trade union,... 


Numsa serves notice for Gautrain strike
2nd October 2020 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Trade union the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) on October 2 issued a notice to strike at the Bombela Operating Company (BOC) − the management and operating company for the... 


Gautrain extension will improve Gauteng’s competitiveness, says GMA
Gautrain extension will improve Gauteng’s competitiveness, says GMA
30th September 2020 By: Irma Venter

Even if the next phase of the Gautrain rail system were to get the green light from National Treasury today, it would take three to four years before construction could start on the project, says... 


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Being able to safely complete a task while suspended from a structure takes a specialised team which Skyriders offers
Maintenance work completed during lockdown
25th September 2020 By: Halima Frost

A team of eight work-at-height specialists representing rope access company Skyriders has safely completed the cleaning and maintenance of two storage tanks at a petrochemicals producer, in... 


Big loss for Gautrain predicted as ridership falls, owing to Covid-19
18th September 2020 By: Irma Venter

Weekday Gautrain rail ridership has fallen to 7 478 passenger trips a day, about 14% of pre-Covid-19 levels, says Gautrain Management Agency (GMA) COO Tshepo Kgobe. Bus ridership is at 16% of... 


Security function now top priority at PRASA, says CEO
18th September 2020 By: Irma Venter

While Covid-19 has given the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) the opportunity to “stop and think” about its service offering and the way forward for the rail entity, it also left the... 


Security function now top priority at PRASA, says CEO
Security function now top priority at PRASA, says CEO
7th September 2020 By: Irma Venter

While Covid-19 has given the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) the opportunity to “stop and think” about its service offering and the way forward for the rail entity, it also left the... 


Gibela CEO Hector Danisa
Gibela has spent R6bn on local procurement since 2014
28th August 2020 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Train manufacturer Gibela has launched its first socioeconomic impact report, sharing the progress it has made in terms of economic, social and environmental initiatives from January 2014 to March... 


Interprovincial travel allowed, four more airports to reopen, says Mbalula
25th August 2020 By: News24Wire

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula announced on Tuesday that four more airports have been permitted to operate under Level 2 travel regulations. A total of 18 airports are now be able to operate. 


Six buses stoned in Atlantis in the Western Cape
25th August 2020 By: News24Wire

Eight people were injured when six Sibanye buses were stoned in the Witsand area of Atlantis in the Western Cape on Tuesday morning. Seven passengers and a driver were treated for minor injuries. 


Tshepo Kgobe
Gautrain set for big loss as ridership falls owing to Covid-19
21st August 2020 By: Irma Venter

Weekday Gautrain rail ridership has fallen to about 14% of pre-Covid-19 levels, to 7 478 passenger trips a day, says Gautrain Management Agency (GMA) COO Tshepo Kgobe. Bus ridership is at 16% of... 


Covid-19 to have lasting impact on the transport sector
Covid-19 to have lasting impact on the transport sector
14th August 2020 By: Irma Venter

The Covid-19 pandemic means it will never again be business as usual for the transport sector, says Transport Authority for Gauteng (TAG) CEO Jack van der Merwe. The disease has upended almost... 


Alstom Southern Africa appoints new MD
7th August 2020 By: Irma Venter

Rail transport company Alstom has appointed Bernard Peille the new MD of Alstom Southern Africa, effective July 15.  Peille joined Alstom in 1989. He has more than 30 years’ experience in the... 


Covid-19 compliance exacting huge costs on contracted bus sector
31st July 2020 By: Irma Venter

It costs about R1.3-million a day, or R34-million a month, for the contracted public transport bus sector to adhere to the hygiene and safety protocols implemented under the Covid-19 pandemic, says... 


PRASA, railway equipment company managers arrested for theft
PRASA, railway equipment company managers arrested for theft
27th July 2020 By: Irma Venter

The Organised Crime Unit of the South Africa Police Service (SAPS) and the Protection Services of the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) on the weekend arrested two suspects in... 


Metrorail recovers R1.3m in stolen feeder wire 
Metrorail recovers R1.3m in stolen feeder wire 
24th July 2020 By: Irma Venter

Metrorail’s Gauteng Protection Services this week recovered stolen feeder wire worth an estimated R1.3-million. Metrorail’s Rapid Response Unit intercepted a truck carrying four pallets of... 


Taxi assistance approved in principle, says TAG’s Van der Merwe
24th July 2020 By: Irma Venter

Government has taken the policy decision to financially assist minibus taxis, but the mechanism to do this has not yet been determined, says Transport Authority of Gauteng (TAG) head Jack van der... 


UP, CSIR sign collaboration agreement on smart transport, cities 
UP, CSIR sign collaboration agreement on smart transport, cities 
23rd July 2020 By: Irma Venter

The University of Pretoria (UP) and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), an entity of the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI), have signed a memorandum of agreement to... 


Bernard Peille
Alstom Southern Africa appoints new MD
22nd July 2020 By: Irma Venter

Rail transport company Alstom has appointed Bernard Peille as the new MD of Alstom Southern Africa, effective July 15.  Bernard joined Alstom in 1989. He has more than 30 years’ experience in the... 


Commuter rail sector urged to prepare for the future
Commuter rail sector urged to prepare for the future
20th July 2020 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

South Africa's commuter rail industry must, while dealing with the immediate challenges of navigating through the Covid-19 pandemic, also ensure that it positions itself as a safer, more advanced... 


Santaco hits back at Cosatu strike threats over taxi load capacity
Santaco hits back at Cosatu strike threats over taxi load capacity
20th July 2020 By: News24Wire

The South African National Taxi Council has said labour federation the Congress of South African Trade Union's threat to strike over the full loading capacity regulation for some taxis is... 


PRASA to recruit 3 100 additional security guards
20th July 2020 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) has started a recruitment process to employee 3 100 security guards to protect its rail infrastructure and other assets. The recruitment drive... 


Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula
Lockdown: The rejected R1.135bn taxi relief fund is 'safe' in govt coffers, says Mbalula
17th July 2020 By: News24Wire

The R1.135-billion government relief fund rejected by the taxi industry is "safe" in government coffers. Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula told the nation that the rejected funds were with his... 


Contracted bus sector struggles with high cost of Covid-19 compliance
Contracted bus sector struggles with high cost of Covid-19 compliance
13th July 2020 By: Irma Venter

It costs around R1.3-million a day, or R34-million a month, for the contracted public transport bus sector to adhere to the hygiene and safety protocols implemented under the Covid-19 pandemic,... 


PRASA appoints acting chief procurement officer
7th July 2020 By: Donna Slater

The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) has appointed Willie Mathebula acting group chief procurement officer, with effect from July 7. He assumes the position which has been left vacant... 


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