For Immediate Release
27th July 2022
SATAWU ON PRASA WESTERN CAPE
The South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (SATAWU) Congratulates Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) in the Western Cape for resuming its services between Langa and Cape Town via Pinelands station route, and Bellville and Ysterplaat via Lavistown route on the central line corridor in the Western Cape. PRASA is expected to resume the services yesterday, the 26th of July 2022.
SATAWU understands that these lines were suspended for over tw0 (2) years due to cable theft and vandalism. We also take note that it has been very difficult for our members and workers in the Western Cape as they rely to the trains as their transportation to and from their different work destinations. We also wish to commend South African Police Service and Security Sector in the Province for having arrested several people behind the cable theft and vandalism in the above-mentioned stations and cases were opened.
The South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (SATAWU) once again calls on people of the Western Cape to work with law enforcement agencies to report any kind of vandalism at any station in the province.
SATAWU is of the view that the cable theft is not only a strain and inconvenience to our members and workers only but a sabotage to our economy. To refurbish these stations cost government billions of rands, money that could be used to develop our country and create job opportunities for South Africans.
The South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (SATAWU) is committed in serving its members with respect, safe and convenient services in all its sectors, we will continue to fight against poor service delivery to our people throughout the country. We wish to once again congratulate PRASA for the good work done for our members and commuters generally. We wish our members and workers well as they start their responsibilities after a number of years.
Issued by SATAWU
General Secretary Cde Jack Mazibuko : 082 660 4793
Deputy General Secretary Cde Anele Kiet : 071 021 1903
Head of Communications Amanda Tshemese : 062 945 7217