Cosatu and its affiliates commemorated the International Day of Decent Work, 6 October, with marches in urban centres around the country. Elitsha attended the actions in Cape Town, King William’s Town in the Eastern Cape, and Tshwane.
Speakers at the memorial service of slain politician and businessman, Loyiso Nkohla, urged the communities to continue with the struggle. Nkohla joined the ANC in 2004, the DA in 2016, and the Land Party and Patriotic Alliance since then.
The partial re-opening of the central line in Cape Town has brought a collective sigh of relief from commuters.
Prasa says the plan is to have the Central Line operating again by next year December.
Khayelitsha and Mitchells Plain residents will have to put up with limited public transport for a long time to come.
Vendors that trade at central line stations say that the suspension of the railway service has negatively affected them.
Problems with public transport will continue to plague commuters from Khayelitsha and Mitchells Plain this year.
There is no end in sight of the suspension of the Central line in Cape Town.
There is a lack of safety and security on South Africa’s rail network with 3,990 operational occurrences and 9,268 security-related incidents recorded between April 2018 and March 2019.
UNTU which is the majority union at Prasa wants the rail agency to be integrated with Transnet.
After getting stuck on a train to Pretoria, President Ramaphosa got cornered by commuters protesting passenger rail services in Cape Town.