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Mamelodi protest causes bus delays

2014-08-20 14:13

Protests in Mamelodi, Pretoria, have caused bus service delays in the area, Putco says.

Police: Driver didn't dodge Moloto crash

2013-11-13 13:55

The driver of a tipper truck alleged to have caused the bus accident on the Moloto road did not run away, Mpumalanga police say.

Commuters left stranded by bus strike

2013-04-19 08:40

Bus drivers have embarked on a national wage strike as a result of a deadlock in wage negotiations, leaving many commuters stranded.

Putco buses set alight

2013-03-21 13:25

Two Putco buses have been set alight by angry protesters at Enkangala near Bronkhorstspruit outside Pretoria, the SABC reports.

RTMC to probe Putco crashed bus claims

2012-07-05 18:55

Claims that someone altered the roadworthy certificate of a Putco bus that crashed last week will be probed, the Road Traffic Management Corporation says.

SA needs elite accident unit - DA

2012-07-04 16:58

An elite accident unit needs to be established to investigate the causes of fatal accidents, the DA in Gauteng says.

RTMC waiting for bus crash report

2012-07-03 12:35

The Road Traffic Management Corporation says it is waiting for a report on the cause of the bus accident that claimed 19 lives near Meyerton.

Gauteng worried about Putco safety

2012-06-26 20:06

The safety of Putco's operations is a source of worry, says Gauteng's roads and transport portfolio committee.

Man held for torching bus

2011-06-24 08:28

A man who was apparently unhappy about increased bus fares has been arrested in connection with the torching of three buses in Dobsonville, Gauteng police have said.

Runaway bus crashes into 2 cars

2011-03-08 09:56

A bus passenger has told how she just prayed when the brakes of the bus she was travelling in apparently failed, causing it to crash into two cars at an intersection.

Protest over shortage of buses

2010-01-04 12:55

Putco buses are running normally again in Pretoria after a protest by commuters who were angry over a shortage of buses due to cuts over the holiday period.

Bus hits 121km/h in 80km zone

2009-12-10 11:24

A 56-year-old Putco bus driver has been arrested in Kyalami for allegedly speeding, according to Johannesburg metro police.

 

Red tape holds up Moloto project - DA

2013-11-18 23:08

The DA says bureaucracy has stalled a rail project aimed at making the notorious R573 Moloto Road in Mpumalanga safer.

Calls for investigation into Moloto Road crash

2013-11-12 19:21

Parliament's transport portfolio committee has been saddened by the accident on the Moloto Road, in Mpumalanga, in which 29 people died and has called for a full investigation into the crash.

Bus failed roadworthy before crash

2013-04-04 09:05

An inquiry into the crash which killed 20 people in Meyerton last year found that the Putco bus involved had failed a roadworthy test two days before, according to a report.

Putco buses attacked in Mamelodi

2013-02-01 17:14

Angry commuters have allegedly attacked and damaged 20 Putco buses in Mamelodi, Silverton police have said.

SA road deaths not normal - Chikunga

2012-07-04 22:32

There is nothing normal about 14 000 people dying in South African road accidents every year, Deputy Transport Minister Sindisiwe Chikunga says.

50 Putco buses impounded in Mpumalanga

2012-07-03 22:23

Fifty Putco buses have been impounded by the Mpumalanga Public Transport Inspectorate, says the Road Traffic Management Corporation.

Meyerton crash to be 'scrupulously' probed

2012-06-29 22:43

Putco has promised to "scrupulously" investigate reports that the bus involved in a crash that killed 19 people was unroadworthy.

Bus crash: Putco to help rebuild house

2012-03-28 14:51

Putco will rebuild part of the house one of its buses crashed into in Soweto, killing two people, the transport department says.

Soweto protesters torch buses

2011-06-23 22:31

Three buses have been set on fire in a commuter protest over proposed fare increases in Dobsonville, Soweto, a report says.

88 injured in bus accident

2010-01-23 09:00

Eighty-eight people have been injured, 16 of them seriously, when the Putco bus they were travelling in overturned on Moloto road, north of Pretoria.

24 more buses pulled off roads

2009-12-14 16:58

Authorities have pulled another 24 buses from Gauteng's roads for being unroadworthy, says the provincial department of community safety.

Crackdown on Putco

2009-12-09 18:03

Gauteng community safety MEC Khabisi Mosunkutu has ordered tough measures against Putco to be "redoubled" following another accident that has left four people dead.

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