Tshego wants to train his daughter how to kill men after his girlfriend s.e.xually harassed

Rapper Tshego is furious after his girlfriend got s.e.xually harassed by a man known to them. The rapper who is a father to a baby girl, has made it his role to protect the women in his life. In a country where gender-based violence is at it’s peak, many men still do not know what […]

At least 48 dead as Taiwan train derails in tunnel

Dozens of people were killed on Friday when a packed train derailed inside a tunnel in eastern Taiwan, the island’s worst railway accident in decades. Taiwan’s National Fire Agency said at least 48 people were confirmed dead with 66 others sent to the hospital. Officials said the accident could have been caused by a maintenance […]

Dozens feared dead as Taiwan train derails in tunnel

At least 41 people were reported killed and dozens injured after a packed express train derailed in a tunnel in eastern Taiwan on Friday morning, the country’s railways administration said, in the worst train crash on the island in at least 40 years. The transport ministry said some 40 injured passengers had already been sent […]

Foot of alleged intoxicated man amputated by train

A man is reportedly in a serious condition after his foot was amputated in a freak accident involving a train in Tongaat, KwaZulu-Natal on Sunday. The 35-year-old was alleged to have attempted to board a moving goods train while it was in motion, Reaction Unit South Africa (Rusa) said. When the man slipped, his right […]

Dad of 4 stabbed to death in train carriage

The heartbroken widow of a Retreat man, who was robbed and stabbed to death on a train, is appealing for help from witnesses who may have seen his attackers. Chanice Peters, 29, says on 11 February she waited eagerly for her husband Randall, 39, to return home from work as they had planned surprises for […]

Prasa heads to court over homes on Cape Town train tracks

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula says Prasa will be approaching the High Court in Western Cape to remove those who built homes on railway tracks in Cape Town, affecting rail services. Illegal settlements on rail lines are delaying construction work to reopen lines from Langa to Khayelitsha. The rail agency’s new CEO Zolani Mathews says he’ll […]

100-year-old Potch train station destroyed in fire – Pictures

The historic Potchefstroom train station building, built-in 1919, has been destroyed in a fire. Potchefstroom Herald reported on Saturday that the fire took place on Saturday evening. Transnet security guard Lawrence Mtshali told Potchefstroom Herald that around 11 pm, he saw the roof of the station on fire. “It’s terrible! I was in the office […]

Over 170 train stations have no electricity

South Africa’s train stations are not only in a dilapidated state, more than 35% of them have no electricity at all, compromising the national rail operator’s ability to get trains back on the tracks. The Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) manages 487 train stations, of which 174 have no electricity. There are, however, 313 […]

Metrorail suspends train service between Cape Town and Retreat over public violence fears

With the SAPS in the Western Cape placed on high alert in anticipation of “planned public violence action” in Cape Town, Metrorail suspended its limited train service between Cape Town and Retreat for Monday. “The suspension comes as a safety precaution in the wake of service delivery protests,” Metrorail regional manager Raymond Maseko said on […]

Cape Town train service resumes after overhead power restored

Train services on the city’s southern line have resumed. This morning, trains operating between Cape Town and Retreat were suspended following damage to overhead power supply systems as a result of severe weather conditions. Metrorail spokesperson, Riana Scott: “The train service between Cape Town and Retreat has resumed after we had to suspend it earlier. […]