Tshisimani Centre for Activist Education and #Unitebehind hosted an educational workshop on Saturday 4th November 2017 for Metrorail commuters to share their testimonies of Cape Town’s train system, and how delays and damage to railways impact on our lives. Activists listened to Yolisa Pikie describe how ‘state capture’ has stolen money that could be used to renew rail tracks, signalling and security systems, disabled access, and provide decent passenger service. We also discussed the way forward: how ordinary people can work together to secure a safe, efficient, comfortable, punctual rail service for all the people of Cape Town.

 

Readings

Yolisa Pikie goes through the history of some of the questionable decisions made at Prasa and describes how state capture has stolen money that could be used to renew rail tracks, signalling and security systems, disabled access and provide decent passenger service.