DA to push for better Gautrain subsidy deal

The current Gautrain subsidy is the largest single item of expenditure in the budget of the Gauteng Department of Roads and Transport, making up roughly 35% of its budget for the past financial year. The recent announcement of the expansion plans for the Gautrain have focussed attention on the possibility…

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Another Billion Spent On The Gautrain

Gautrain Expansion Plans

Gautrain Management Agency The Gautrain Management Agency (GMA) together with the Gauteng Treasury and Department of Roads and Transport has paid out R980 million to Bombardier, the Gautrain operating company in an out of court settlement. This information was recently revealed to the Gauteng Portfolio Committee on Roads and Transport by…

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MEC’s Budget Fails To Tackle Gauteng’s Problems

Barbara Creecy

Well-connected political elite continue to prosper at detriment of ordinary citizens Gauteng Finance MEC, Barbara Creecy’s 2017/18 budget is out of tune with the tough economic climate faced by millions of Gauteng’s residents – and will continue to perpetuate a system where the well-connected political elite will continue to prosper at…

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Rail Regulator Must Investigate Gauteng Rail Safety Standards

Railway Safety Regulator

Metrorail Head-on Collision The head-on collision by two Metrorail trains yesterday in Pretoria raises serious concerns about rail commuter safety in Gauteng. This is the second incident in a week after a Gautrain carriage derailed between Hatfield and Pretoria last week. The DA calls on the Rail Safety Regulator to…

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