Vendors that trade at central line stations say that the suspension of the railway service has negatively affected them.
Problems with public transport will continue to plague commuters from Khayelitsha and Mitchells Plain this year.
There is no end in sight of the suspension of the Central line in Cape Town.
There is a lack of safety and security on South Africa’s rail network with 3,990 operational occurrences and 9,268 security-related incidents recorded between April 2018 and March 2019.
UNTU which is the majority union at Prasa wants the rail agency to be integrated with Transnet.
After getting stuck on a train to Pretoria, President Ramaphosa got cornered by commuters protesting passenger rail services in Cape Town.
Prasa has committed to dealing with poor rail services after being pressured by a coalition of civil society organisations under the #UniteBehind hashtag.
In what was a show of force to the rival federation SAFTU and to opposition parties ahead of the 2019 general elections, COSATU and tripartite alliance leaders used the platform of Workers’ Day to defend the proposed labour law amendments and national minimum wage.
PRASA in the Western Cape has announced that it has put its regional head on special leave . This coincides with the reopening of Cape Town’s busiest train route that was suspended for 6 weeks.
Cape Town’s busiest train route, the central line has been reopened after 6 weeks of suspension following the shooting murder of a security guard at Chris Hani station in Khayelitsha.
Cape Town Councillor for Transport and Urban Development announced the City’s intention to take over management of commuter rail. Cosatu differs, saying that public transport must be the responsibility of higher tiers of government, as well as warning of a political ploy