ARTICLES RELATING TO TRANSPORT

Caustic political reaction to R600m train tender

2015-07-05 16:05

The DA and the EFF had caustic reactions to reports that Prasa imported brand new locomotives worth R600m despite explicit warnings that the trains are not suited for local rail lines.

We will deploy army to Mamelodi if necessary: Gauteng premier

2015-07-05 13:01

The police presence in Mamelodi will be increased and the army could be deployed if necessary following violent protests over a new bus service, Gauteng Premier David Makhura says.

Buses operating in Mamelodi

2015-07-05 07:51

Buses are operating in Mamelodi ahead of a meeting between the Gauteng government, transport stakeholders, community organisations and Mamelodi residents.

Autopax buses back on the roads, with police escorts

2015-07-04 10:05

Calm has returned to Mamelodi following days of violence as taxi operators opposed the implementation of Autopax buses in the township.

We won't be held to ransom, Gauteng premier warns taxi drivers

2015-07-03 15:46

Gauteng Premier David Makhura says the government won't be held to ransom by aggrieved taxi owners who are opposing the modernisation of public transport.

Transport dept failed Putco drivers: Satawu

2015-07-03 13:07

As the violence escalates in Mamelodi due to taxi drivers opposing the introduction of the Autopax bus service in the area, the SA Transport and Allied Workers Union says it has lost all faith in the transport department.

Angry commuters confront mayor in violence-hit Mamelodi

2015-07-03 11:41

Mamelodi commuters have angrily confronted Tshwane Mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa at a bus depot he visited after shots were fired at a bus in the area.

Putco bus shot at during taxi protest

2015-07-03 08:58

A Putco bus has been shot at as violence escalated in Mamelodi, where taxi owners continue to oppose the introduction of the Autopax bus service in the area.

Cape Town taxi drivers go to business school

2015-07-03 08:13

Henry ‘Hawk’ Williams never finished matric. But he is one of 90 “senior” students applying their minds at UCT preparing to take on a role in the MyCiTi bus service.

Court hears of possible retrenchment of Putco drivers

2015-07-02 13:45

There is a good chance that the Putco employees who are not transferred to other parts of the business will be retrenched if Autopax does not incorporate them into their own business, the Labour Court in Johannesburg has heard.

 

Mamelodi troublemakers will be arrested, vows Makhura

2015-07-05 14:49

Gauteng Premier David Makhura has promised the people of Mamelodi that there will be stability in the township following violent protests by minibus taxi owners opposing the introduction of a new bus service in the area.

We want clarity, say Mamelodi residents

2015-07-05 11:21

Residents of Mamelodi say they want clarity regarding who has the authority to ferry them to their various destinations.

SA's R600 million train blunder

2015-07-05 07:27

SA railways officials have imported brand new locomotives from Europe worth hundreds of millions of rand despite explicit warnings that the trains are not suited for local rail lines.

Heavy police presence in Mamelodi after violent attacks

2015-07-04 08:50

Police have increased their presence in Mamelodi, north of Pretoria, following the stoning of buses and violent attacks against some bus drivers in the area.

Putco confirms buses attacked in Mamelodi

2015-07-03 13:55

Putco has confirmed that two of its buses have been attacked near Mamelodi but there were no fatalities reported.

10 key events leading to Mamelodi bus violence

2015-07-03 12:03

A Putco bus has been shot at in Mamelodi outside Pretoria. Here is a timeline of events leading up to the conflict.

Bring back Putco, beg commuters

2015-07-03 09:41

Commuters in Mamelodi say government must bring back Putco so that life can return to normal while taxi operators say their actions will, in the long run, benefit the community.

Taxi drivers causing chaos in Mamelodi

2015-07-03 08:33

Get the latest as taxi drivers continue to cause chaos in Mamelodi near Pretoria where Autopax buses are being prevented from running.

Taxi drivers barricade Mamelodi roads with burning tyres

2015-07-03 06:36

Minibus taxi drivers are continuing to barricade roads in Mamelodi near Pretoria in protest against the introduction of the Autopax bus service in the area.

Buses stoned in Mamelodi as taxi drivers continue protest

2015-07-02 09:00

Buses have been stoned in Mamelodi as minibus taxi drivers continue to protest against the introduction of the Autopax bus service in the area.

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