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01 August 2018 4:47 AM Gautrain moves to normalise peak period operations, as strike continues

As the indefinite strike continues into the third day, the Gautrain has expanded its limited operations and opened the Rosebank station on Wednesday morning. The Bombela Operating Company (BOC) which runs the Gautrain, on Tuesday introduced a rail service between OR Tambo International Airport and Sandton stations, stopping at Rhodesfield station 25

28 July 2018 4:20 PM Another fire breaks out at train station in Cape Town, arson suspected

Two carriages have been affected during a fire at Cape Town train station on Saturday, which occurred at exactly the same platforms as a fire last Saturday, the City confirmed. The fire broke out at approximately 17:40 on platforms 15 and 16, the City of Cape Town’s Fire & Rescue spokesperson Theo Layne told News24. He said nineteen firefighters, three 52

13 July 2018 2:53 PM Passenger train derails near Egypt's Giza, scores injured

A passenger train derailed Friday on a railway track south of Cairo, wounding at least 55 people, Egyptian officials said. The accident took place when three of the train's carriages derailed at a station close to Giza, Egypt's railway authority said. It added that lifting tools, cranes and maintenance teams were dispatched to the site. Ahmed al-Ansari 51

05 July 2018 7:10 PM Gabon to keep troops in UN mission in CAR

Gabon said it will keep its 444 troops in the UN peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (CAR), reversing a decision to quit after allegations of abuse were made against the contingent. A government statement said the reversal followed "several requests and appeals from CAR President Faustin-Archange Touadera and the UN Secretary General" 37

04 July 2018 4:30 AM DHA investigates cadet programme aimed at easing immigration queues at Cape Town Airport

A cadet programme between Cape Town International Airport (CTIA) and the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) is on the cards to help alleviate the long immigration queues that plague the airport. Although the DA claims that the Department of Home Affairs refused to collaborate on a cadet programme, CTIA spokesperson Deidre Davids notes that the DHA is still 26

03 July 2018 7:02 PM Marcelo, Costa back training for Brazil ahead of quarters

Sochi - Brazil were given a boost in the build-up to their Soccer World Cup quarter-final against Belgium as Marcelo and Douglas Costa both took part in training on Tuesday. "Good news! Douglas Costa was released to return to training with the rest of the squad and took part in today's activity," said the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) on their 24

18 June 2018 8:19 PM Baby born on Paris suburban train gets free rides until 25

A woman gave birth on a Paris train on Monday, prompting the French capital's transport network to offer her newborn boy free rail travel until he turns 25. The train stopped at the Auber station in central Paris as the woman went into advanced labour and the baby was born at 11.40, helped by around 15 people including emergency workers, police and rail staff 31

15 June 2018 5:20 PM Kyrgios stands in Federer's path to No 1

Stuttgart - Roger Federer edged closer to displacing Rafael Nadal at the top of the world rankings as he dispatched Guido Pella 6-4, 6-4 at the Stuttgart Cup on Friday. Top seed Federer needs to win on Saturday against Australian fourth seed Nick Kyrgios, who put out 2017 finalist Feliciano Lopez 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, if the Swiss is to return to the No 1 spot for the second 29

08 June 2018 11:22 AM SNAPS: Locnville's Kenyan getaway is making us crave a holiday

Johannesburg – Locnville have swapped the city life for some time on the beach. The twins headed to the Kenyan coast and we’re a little jealous of the pictures they’ve been sharing. From drinks on beach, to some time spent by the pool, and even a scenic train ride, the guys really are making the most of their time off. “It’s moments like these where 30

07 June 2018 5:54 PM Egypt repatriates stolen ancient artifacts from France

Egypt says it has repatriated nine illegally smuggled artifacts, including statuary and coffins, from France. Thursday's statement by the Foreign Ministry says French authorities had seized the artifacts at a train station in Paris in 2012. The Egyptian Antiquities Ministry says the artifacts include parts of five coffins, two statues of cats, a depiction 24