More Civil Society Voices Call for Action By Rail Agency

[GroundUp] About 50 members and supporters of Public Transport Voice (PTV) marched through Cape Town train station to protest the deteriorating state of the railway system.

[GroundUp] About 50 members and supporters of Public Transport Voice (PTV) marched through Cape Town train station to protest the deteriorating state of the railway system.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Op-Ed – Can South Africa’s Constitutional Democracy Be Sustained?

[Daily Maverick] Despite the troubled time that South Africa is going through, it is not on the verge of becoming “just another failed African post-colonial experiment”. Far from it. This it the climate for optimism. By SIPHO PITYANA.

[Daily Maverick] Despite the troubled time that South Africa is going through, it is not on the verge of becoming "just another failed African post-colonial experiment". Far from it. This it the climate for optimism. By SIPHO PITYANA.

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#UniteBehind to Take Rail Agency to Court

[GroundUp] On Thursday night, about 100 train users from across Cape Town gathered at the Cissie Gool Hall in Woodstock to speak about their daily commuting struggles with overcrowded, delayed and crime-ridden trains. The activist forum, organised by t…

[GroundUp] On Thursday night, about 100 train users from across Cape Town gathered at the Cissie Gool Hall in Woodstock to speak about their daily commuting struggles with overcrowded, delayed and crime-ridden trains. The activist forum, organised by the #UniteBehind coalition, discussed an action plan against the ongoing problems at Metrorail and its parent company, the state-owned Passengers Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA).

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Marikana – Survivors of the Massacre Are Still Hounded and Assassinated Amid Rumoured ‘Hit List’

[Daily Maverick] Miners are being assassinated in Marikana, again. The truth as to who’s to blame has also become a victim as the bodies and accusations pile up. By GREG NICOLSON.

[Daily Maverick] Miners are being assassinated in Marikana, again. The truth as to who's to blame has also become a victim as the bodies and accusations pile up. By GREG NICOLSON.

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Minister Bathabile Dlamini Hosts Service Delivery Imbizo in Lusikisiki and Mbizana, 21 to 22 Oct

[Govt of SA] The Minister of Social Development, Ms Bathabile Dlamini, will on Saturday, October 21 and Sunday, October 22, take Project Mikondzo to rural communities of Lusikisiki and Mbizana respectively.

[Govt of SA] The Minister of Social Development, Ms Bathabile Dlamini, will on Saturday, October 21 and Sunday, October 22, take Project Mikondzo to rural communities of Lusikisiki and Mbizana respectively.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Water Dept Staff Devastated By Colleague’s Death

[News24Wire] Staff at the Department of Water and Sanitation were devastated at the news that policy director Marie Brisley was found dead while on holiday in Mossel Bay, spokesperson Sputnik Ratau said on Friday.

[News24Wire] Staff at the Department of Water and Sanitation were devastated at the news that policy director Marie Brisley was found dead while on holiday in Mossel Bay, spokesperson Sputnik Ratau said on Friday.

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