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Lessons from (and for) London!

Lessons from (and for) London!

A recent visit to Great Britain’s capital city revealed that even a country with such an illustrious public transport past can sometimes miss the mark.

 
All aboard the 235?

All aboard the 235?

Back in 1961, South African songwriter Jeremy Taylor put together a ditty called Ag Pleez Deddy, which became a local hit – outselling Elvis Presley in that year, we are told. Many of us “oldies” will remember the catchy tune, and with some up-dated lyrics it has strong implications for public transport …

 
More “advice” for Prasa

More “advice” for Prasa

In July, this column warned of problems ahead with the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa’s (Prasa’s) plans to buy 7 224 new coaches. If the hoo-ha around the public protector’s report, dodgy contracts, oversized locomotives and bogus qualifications are anything to go by, the future has already arrived.

 
What happened to Appendix F?

What happened to Appendix F?

Last month we pointed to the mysterious disappearance of Appendix F from the website of the Gauteng 25-year transport plan. It was criticised in the March issue of this column, so I’d like to think that there is some connection!

   
Today, Sepp Blatter. Tomorrow … ?

Today, Sepp Blatter. Tomorrow … ?

What does Argentinian football legend Diego Maradona have in common with transport union SATAWU? Maradona wanted Sepp Blatter out, while SATAWU wants the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) board out

 
Of Rhodes and rails!

Of Rhodes and rails!

Last month I made some suggestions for the Gautrain. A further development has been the withdrawal, due to lacking support, of the Nasrec Business Express (launched with much fanfare in October 2014). Taking into account current issues – such as the toppling of Rhodes’ statue, xenophobia and colonialism – we need to take a broader look at the current role of railways throughout Africa.

 
The story of the two “Gs”

The story of the two “Gs”

Let’s talk about two “Gs” this month. They are Go!George and the Gautrain. Both of them have crucial implications for public transport in South Africa.

   
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