The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) will lead a march in Cape Town on Thursday morning to highlight its demand for a reliable and affordable commuter rail system. Cosatu Provincial Chairperson Motlatse Tsubane says they have had several meetings with the relevant stakeholders to raise their unhappiness about[…]
The crisis in public transport and the South African railway system will remain unsolved unless stability and good leadership are introduced to the state-owned enterprise Prasa, according to Unite Behind. The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) has experienced numerous public embarrassments over the years, arguably as a result[…]
Civil society group Unite Behind announced that they will host a public launch and reading of Pieter-Louis Myburgh’s book, Gangster State: Unravelling Ace Magashule’s web of capture, in Cape Town on Monday. This comes as chaos erupted at the book launch that took place at Exclusive Books in Sandton on[…]
“Until 70 percent of trains run on time for three consecutive months, monthly ticket holders should be entitled to use their ticket for the duration of the next consecutive month.” This was but one of the demands commuters were calling for yesterday, as activists from the organisation #UniteBehind hosted a[…]
Metrorail has promised a response in the next two days to demands that it compensate commuters for delays. Lobby group #UniteBehind wants the rail provider to extend monthly tickets of commuters who’ve been affected by delays until Metrorail can run a consistently reliable service. The group organised a protest in[…]
The South African activist group United Behind, protested against the Cape Town Metrorail train services on Tuesday. The coordinator Vuka Zukiswa said the purpose of the protest was due to, “dodgy tenders and corruption thatwas draining money meant to fix issues that railway commuters meet daily.” About 30 members protected[…]
Eight members of advocacy group #UniteBehindCoalition, including activist Zachie Achmat, have called on all South Africans to join the campaign to have President Jacob Zuma arrested. The eight were arrested for trespassing on Wednesday as they were approached the offices of the National Prosecuting Authority in Cape Town. They are[…]
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