ARTICLES RELATING TO SA ROADLINK

CEO: SA Roadlink is solvent and safe

2013-05-27 14:45

SA Roadlink CEO Allan Reddy has rejected claims that the firm is applying for liquidation and says it will continue to operate on South African roads.

SA Roadlink dismisses liquidation talk

2013-05-18 12:00

Bus company SA Roadlink says that it is solvent despite reports that it faced liquidation if it does not repay a multi-million rand bank loan.

Angry passengers force bus to turn back

2013-03-22 08:48
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Furious passengers have forced a Roadlink bus driver to turn around barely 2km after leaving for Durban after it became clear the vehicle was unsafe.

Roadlink taking Western Cape govt to court

2012-07-04 11:39

SA Roadlink plans to apply for an urgent interdict to stop Western Cape traffic officials from continually pulling its buses off the road.

Officials probe Roadlink bus crash

2012-05-16 21:51

A special investigation has been launched into the SA Roadlink bus accident in the Free State in which five people were killed, the Road Traffic Management Corporation says.

W Cape MEC warns bus company

2011-08-18 18:00

Western Cape Transport MEC Robin Carlisle has warned SA Roadlink that threats of legal action will not deter him from "rigorous inspection" of all public transport vehicles in the province.

Impounded bus mechanically sound: SA Roadlink

2011-05-05 17:06

An SA Roadlink bus recently impounded had been "mechanically sound", the company says, adding that the incident was completely blown out of proportion.

Woman dies as Roadlink bus overturns

2010-12-16 09:33

A woman has been killed and 45 passengers injured after a Roadlink bus overturned on the N1 highway south of Kroonstad, police say.

SA Roadlink bus impounded

2010-11-26 13:09

Western Cape traffic officers have impounded an SA Roadlink passenger bus for operating without a valid permit, as part of their festive season safety crackdown.

Roadlink evicted from Park Station

2010-10-21 12:14

Controversial bus operator SA Roadlink has been ordered to vacate Park Station by the South Gauteng High Court after it failed to pay rent.

MEC wants Roadlink prosecuted

2010-04-29 21:00

A Western Cape government delegation will ask the National Prosecuting Authority to prosecute national bus operator SA Roadlink for allegedly breaking traffic laws.

Support for Roadlink crackdown

2010-04-09 16:18

Opposition parties in the KwaZulu-Natal legislature have endorsed Transport MEC Willies Mchunu's call for tough control measures against SA Roadlink.

SA Roadlink bus up in flames

2010-03-22 18:06

Sixty-eight passengers have lost all their luggage on an SA Roadlink bus which caught fire in KwaZulu-Natal. The passengers included two Americans who also lost their aeroplane tickets to the US.

W Cape cracks down on buses

2010-01-08 12:21

The Western Cape transport ministry is planning to remove the licences of bus companies that repeatedly send unroadworthy vehicles onto the road.

Vow to stop unsafe bus firms

2010-01-05 19:03

The Western Cape transport MEC says he can't ban unscrupulous bus operators outright, but he'll launch an investigation that could cost them their licences.

SA Roadlink driver suspended

2010-01-04 22:05

A Western Cape SA Roadlink driver who was arrested for drunken driving has been suspended, says the bus company.

Another Roadlink bus impounded

2010-01-03 20:04

A third Roadlink bus has been impounded in less than a week after being found with defective brakes in George in the Southern Cape, reports say.

Bus driver 'was too tired'

2009-10-29 08:49

A passenger on an SA Roadlink bus that crashed in 2006, killing 12 passengers, has testified that the driver had said he was "too tired and never had time to sleep".

Roadlink must explain - MEC

2009-09-06 20:43

Bus company Roadlink is to be summoned to a meeting with the Western Cape transport MEC after another of its buses was found breaking the law.

 

SA Roadlink to keep running

2013-05-20 09:33

SA Roadlink has reached a settlement with FirstRand bank and will not be liquidated, it was reported.

End of the road for SA Roadlink?

2013-05-17 08:25

Bus company, SA Roadlink, faces liquidation if it does not repay a multi-million rand FirstRand bank loan, a report says.

Bus crashes into bridge in Joburg

2012-12-09 20:57

An SA Roadlink bus has been towed to Laanglagte testing station after it lost control and collided with a bridge on the M1 north, the Johannesburg Metro Police Department says.

Bus passenger tells of horror crash

2012-05-17 10:47

A bus passenger says he saw a fellow passenger’s leg being ripped off and how another lost a hand when a brand-new SA Roadlink bus overturned outside Bloemfontein.

5 die in SA Roadlink bus crash

2012-05-16 12:12

Five people have died after an SA Roadlink bus carrying 28 people overturned on the N1 near Bloemfontein, the Free State transport department says.

SA Roadlink bus impounded

2011-07-27 12:54

An SA Roadlink bus has been impounded near Beaufort West for being unroadworthy, Western Cape officials say.

Roadlink bus taken off the road

2010-12-28 14:20

A Roadlink bus travelling from Port Elizabeth to Pretoria has been taken off the roads after being found unroadworthy, Arrive Alive says.

Roadlink challenges impounding of bus

2010-11-26 18:11

Allegations of non-compliance with the National Land Transport Act are not true, says SA Roadlink after traffic officials said they had impounded one of the company's buses.

'Business as usual' for SA Roadlink

2010-10-22 08:00

SA Roadlink says Prasa reneged on a verbal agreement to settle its debt for outstanding rent - which was caused by a technical glitch - but it is still operating from Park Station.

SA Roadlink settles 2006 crash claims

2010-09-22 22:35

Claims against bus company SA Roadlink, following a 2006 bus crash on the N3 freeway that killed 12 people and injured 30 others have been settled.

Roadlink driver out on bail

2010-04-28 21:06

An SA Roadlink bus driver who was arrested in Beaufort West, in the Karoo, for overloading has been released on bail, the SABC has reported.

Strict measures for Roadlink

2010-04-08 22:06

Controversial long-distance bus operator SA Roadlink will be put under stringent operational measures, including pre-trip inspections, the KwaZulu-Natal transport MEC says.

Photocopied permit disc on bus

2010-01-11 22:14

An SA Roadlink bus with a photocopied permit disc has been pulled off the road in KwaZulu-Natal for continuing to operate despite being declared unroadworthy.

Union applauds Roadlink action

2010-01-06 13:02

The Transport and Omnibus Workers' Union has applauded the official action being taken against SA Roadlink bus company but felt it was "too little too late".

Roadlink requests meeting

2010-01-05 10:36

SA Roadlink has requested a meeting with Western Cape authorities, after complaining that at least 200 of its buses were unfairly pulled off the road.

Officials meet over Roadlink

2010-01-04 12:55

The Western Cape's transport and community safety MECs are meeting to discuss SA Roadlink's operations in the province.

'Driver error' behind bus crash

2009-10-29 20:36

The KwaZulu-Natal High Court has heard that driver error and not a burst tyre caused a 2006 bus crash in which 12 people died.

Victim sues SA Roadlink

2009-10-28 20:03

A 30-year-old man who suffered severe head injuries in an SA Roadlink bus crash in 2006 is claiming R1.215m from the bus company's passenger services.

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