Railways on verge of total collapse

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In September last year, more than 6km of cables were stolen within 24 hours. Photo: Lulekwa Mbadamane
In September last year, more than 6km of cables were stolen within 24 hours. Photo: Lulekwa Mbadamane

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South Africa’s railway system is teetering on the verge of total collapse as a result of the daily theft of kilometres of electric cable, vandals carrying away tracks and signalling equipment, and station buildings being completely demolished, according to a new report.

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