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Prasa put under administration, interim board dissolved

Transport minister Fikile Mbalula has placed the embattled Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) under administration.Speaking at a press briefing in Braamfontein on Monday, Mbalula introduced Bongisizwe Mpondo, who has worked on various boards,...
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Car swept away in Gauteng floodwater, roads waterlogged after 5 days of rain

The weather service predicts that rainfall will continue until Wednesday A car was swept away in the Evaton area, as waterlogged roads were flooded, particularly in Centurion, and rivers overflowed in Gauteng on Monday.Motorists have...
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“Blue Light Protocol” no longer safe for South African drivers

Justice Project South Africa (JPSA) has withdrawn its endorsement of the “Blue Light Protocol” following violent abuse against South African drivers by police officers.The protocol was developed by JPSA and the Road Traffic Management...
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SAA placed under business rescue

The Board of South African Airways (SAA) has adopted a resolution to place the company under business rescue.“This is the optimal mechanism to restore confidence in SAA and to safeguard the good assets of...
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Fikile Mbalula warns interim Prasa board over ‘dismal’ audit results

Transport minister Fikile Mbalula has asked members of the interim Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) board to explain why they should remain in office.Mbalula made this revelation in the National Assembly on Tuesday,...
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Air Zimbabwe cancels all flights

AIR Zimbabwe has cancelled all its flights which were scheduled for today due to what it described as unforeseen “operational limitations.”In a statement yesterday, Air Zimbabwe acknowledged the serious inconveniences caused by the disruptions,...
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Ford fined R35 million for Ford Kuga debacle

The Ford Motor Company of South Africa (FMCSA) has been fined an administrative fine of R35 million for the incidents in which the company’s Kuga 1.6 model caught fire.“After an intensive investigation, the National...
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Petrol price increase for December

The price of petrol will increase by between 11-19 cents a litre next month, according to estimates by the AA.“The rand/US dollar exchange rate has remained fairly flat throughout November, contributing around a six...
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Tough decisions needed to make SAA viable

Tough decisions will need to be made in the immediate to turn South African Airways into a viable airline.Public Enterprises Deputy Minister Phumulo Masualle said this in the National Assembly on Tuesday when he...

Lefentse Phokwane Reaching new heights at SAA

Growing up on the streets of Vosloorus in Ekurhuleni, Lefentse Phokwane aspired to become a chemical engineer, but ended up studying for a Diploma in Non-Destructive Testing Inspection at the Vaal University of Technology...
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Solidarity goes to court to have SAA placed under business rescue

Solidarity wants SAA to be placed under business rescue.The trade union on Thursday said it had filed an application to the court and served the papers on SAA and the ministers of finance and...
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SAA close to total collapse, losing R15 million each day

Solidarity said SAA is on its way to total collapse and has brought an application to place the airline in business rescue.The union today served court papers on SAA and the Ministers of Finance...
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No more money for SAA

South Africa’s government ruled out an intervention in the ongoing battle between the struggling state airline and unions leading a strike, with Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan refusing to step in to fund wage...
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Big petrol price increase expected for December

The price of petrol is expected to rise next month while other fuels drop in price, according to the Automobile Association (AA), which was commenting on unaudited mid-month fuel price data released by the...
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Beware this driver job scam in South Africa

SABRIC acting CEO Susan Potgieter has warned South Africans of an increase in banking crime over the festive season.Speaking at a media event in Johannesburg, Potgieter said that the holidays see a big increase...
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SAA cancels flights in midst of industrial action

South African Airways (SAA) has cancelled almost all its domestic, regional and international flights scheduled for Friday and Saturday as a result of industrial action.SAA said the flight cancellation decision was made as a...
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Transnet confirms legal review of 10-64 locomotive contracts

  State-owned logistics group Transnet confirmed on Monday that it is initiating a legal review of the a R49-billion locomotive procurement contract, known as 10-64, having already declared the contracts irregular and unlawful. Speaking at the release of the group’s interim...
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The e-tolls deadline is upon us. What sort of plan can we expect?

The jury is out on whether a presidential task team will meet its deadline of reporting back to cabinet on solutions to the multibillion-rand Gauteng e-tolls impasse.The team, led by transport minister Fikile Mbalula,...
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Home Affairs relaxes travel requirements for child tourists

Home Affairs Minister, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, has signed a waiver that allows foreign children to enter the country without carrying additional supporting documents such as birth certificates and consent letters.The waiver has been applicable...
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Tshwane bus services suspended for ‘safety’ reasons as wage talks with unions continue

The City of Tshwane said its bus services would remain suspended on Tuesday, pending the outcome of wage negotiations with unions.Commuters were left stranded on Monday by a workers' strike.Workers are unhappy with the...
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WATCH | Durban highway floods as the city is lashed by heavy rain

The heavy rain that has lashed Durban since Sunday has resulted in mud slides, road closures and several vehicle accidents.On Monday city authorities were forced to shut the busy M4 highway between Umhlanga and...
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South Africans can’t afford new cars

The AA has published its latest research into the automotive industry, which shows that 90% of South Africans are keeping their vehicles longer than before due to the state of the South African economy.According to the...
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WATCH | So close! Transport worker rescues man from tracks, with seconds to spare

A California, US, transport worker is being hailed as a hero after he rescued a man who fell on to the tracks as a train was arriving at a station. A California rapid transit employee...
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City trains now running on time more than 60% of the time: Fikile Mbalula

Transport minister Fikile Mbalula says intervention by the Passenger Rail Agency of SA’s (Prasa) newly established War Room has resulted in improved service on the tracks, but there is still much work to be...
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M2 Bridge officially reopened

After the eight-month construction period, the M2 Bridge will officially reopen this morning. I commend the @CityofJoburgZA’s Mayor @HermanMashaba and the entire JRA team for great work to keep motorists safe and reopening on time...

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