Rail Enforcement Unit on the beat for another year | Western Cape Government


Rail Enforcement Unit on the beat for another year

17 September 2019

The Rail Enforcement Unit has been deployed for another year to assist with the safety and security of rail commuters and infrastructure.

The new memorandum of agreement between the City of Cape Town, the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA), and the Western Cape Government demonstrates the collaborative spirit between the different spheres of government.

Tomorrow, 18 September 2019, the Minister of Transport and Public Works, Bonginkosi Madikizela; PRASA’s acting Group Chief Executive Officer, Dr Nkosinathi Sishi; and the City’s Mayoral Committee Members for Transport; and Safety and Security, Aldermans Felicity Purchase and JP Smith, will meet the new recruits during a parade at the Cape Town Station.

The event also comprises a train trip by Minister Madikizela from Athlone Station to Cape Town Station and the media is welcome to join.

Date:          Wednesday, 18 September 2019
Time:          06:30 depart from Athlone Station to Cape Town Station
Venue:       07:30 at the Cape Town Station

All media are welcome to attend.

Media Enquiries: 

Ntomboxolo Makoba-Somdaka,
Spokesperson for Minister, Bonginkosi Madikizela
Department of Transport and Public Works
Tel: 021 483 8067 
Cell: 082 953 0026

Riana Scott
Spokesperson: Metrorail Western Cape:
cell: 083 284 3508
email: RScott@metrorail.co.za

Alderman JP Smith,
Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security,
City of Cape Town,
Tel: 021 400 1311
Cell: 083 675 3780
Email: jean-pierre.smith@capetown.gov.za (please always copy media.account@capetown.gov.za)

Alderman Felicity Purchase,
the City of Cape Town’s Mayoral Committee Member for Transport,
Tel: 021 400 7197
Cell: 083 629 0829
Email: felicity.purchase@capetown.gov.za (please always copy media.account@capetown.gov.za)