South Africa: Opposition Urges Roadlink to Shut Down


The country's main opposition DA says local bus company SA Roadlink must be shut down pending an inquiry into fraud of forging transport permits.
Photo: cornstaruk

Many people have died in Roadlink accidents since 2006 on South African roads.

  • South Africa:  Roadlink to Be Probed After Fatal Crash

    BuaNews, 16 May 2012

    The Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) has urged all provincial and metropolitan traffic officers to provide evidence on Roadlink buses that have been discontinued, ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Minister Ndebele on Roadlink Bus Crash

    South African Government Information, 16 May 2012

    Transport Minister Sibusiso Ndebele has conveyed condolences to the families of those killed in a road crash involving a SA Roadlink bus in the Free State this morning (16 May). read more »

  • South Africa:  Minister Carlisle Responds to SA Roadlink Legal Action Threat

    South African Government, 18 August 2011

    Robin Carlisle, the Minister for Transport and Public Works in the Western Cape has warned South African Roadlink that threats of legal action will not deter him from rigorous ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Minister Carlisle - All SA Roadlink Buses Entering Western Cape to Be Stopped And Inspected

    South African Government, 15 August 2011

    Carlisle views Roadlink's image revamp with scepticism. read more »

  • South Africa:  Another Unroadworthy SA Roadlink Bus Impounded - Dan Plato

    South African Government, 27 July 2011

    Provincial traffic officials acted swiftly yesterday to remove another unroadworthy SA Roadlink bus, travelling on the N1 near Beaufort West, from the road. read more »

  • South Africa:  Stern Warning for Motorists

    BuaNews, 29 December 2010

    Motorists have been warned to watch their behaviour behind the wheel as reckless driving could see them go into the New Year without their licenses. read more »

  • South Africa:  Final Seconds of Death Bus

    Cape Argus, 6 May 2010

    The driver of the bus that claimed 24 lives spent the night under police guard before being escorted to a mobile court in Touws River to face culpable homicide charges this ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Killer Busses - Tougher Laws Sought Ahead of World Cup

    West Cape News, 22 January 2010

    The recent furore over unsafe busses, combined with the prospect of foreign tourists needing to get around the country during the 2010 World Cup, has led the Department of ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Killer Busses - Western Cape Ministers Vow Action

    West Cape News, 6 January 2010

    Western Cape transport MEC Robin Carlisle is to seek a review of existing transport legislation to give the province powers to take operators who continue to flout safety laws off ... read more »

  • South Africa:  MEC Wants Traffic Law Rewritten

    Business Day, 6 January 2010

    Western Cape transport MEC Robin Carlisle said yesterday that the law had to be changed so that bus fleet owners or operators could be held liable if they allowed unroadworthy ... read more »

  • South Africa:  We'll Fight Bus Ban, Says SA Roadlink

    Cape Argus, 4 January 2010

    Embattled national bus operator SA Roadlink is determined to fight for its right to run on Cape roads as provincial Transport MEC Robin Carlisle repeated his vow on Monday to ban ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Cops Crack Down on Roadhogs

    Cape Argus, 19 December 2009

    Provincial and city authorities have declared war on poor driving and overloaded and unroadworthy vehicles as thousands of people are set to hit the roads next week to spend ... read more »

  • South Africa:  More Dodgy Buses Bust in Road Blitz

    Cape Argus, 25 July 2009

    Two buses belonging to SA Roadlink, the company whose bus overturned near Beaufort West killing seven people and injuring 50 others earlier this month, have been impounded in the ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Drunk Drivers, Beware!

    Cape Argus, 10 July 2009

    Police will not hesitate to stage roadblocks outside city drinking holes to stamp out drunk driving. read more »

  • South Africa:  Roadlink Crash Survivors Seek Reparation

    Cape Argus, 8 July 2009

    Some of the survivors of a horrific bus crash that killed seven people and left 50 badly injured say they will seek compensation from the bus company, SA Roadlink. read more »

  • South Africa:  Three Dead in Roadlink Bus Crash

    Cape Argus, 7 July 2009

    At least two men and a child died in a bus accident this morning on the N1, about 3km outside of Beaufort West, police said. read more »

  • South Africa:  SA Bus Company Set to Increase Fleet

    The Herald, 14 April 2009

    ONE of South Africa's biggest passenger transport companies, Roadlink, has expressed interest in increasing the number of its buses that operate in the country. read more »

  • South Africa:  Roadlink Assessing Effects of Cele Ban

    Business Day, 9 January 2009

    BUS operator SA Roadlink said yesterday that it was assessing the effect of KwaZulu-Natal transport MEC Bheki Cele's attempt to ban the company from the province after a fatal ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Driving a Point Home

    Business Day, 19 December 2008

    WHEN he announced this week that he would ban bus operator SA Roadlink's buses from operating in his province, KwaZulu-Natal community safety and liaison MEC Bheki Cele called the ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Cape Town Traffic Officers Inspect Buses For Safety

    BuaNews, 18 December 2008

    To ensure that holiday-makers have a safe trip to the Mother City, city traffic officers have conducted safety inspections on long distance buses at the Joe Gqabi Transport ... read more »

  • South Africa:  SA Roadlink Bus Impounded in 'Shocking' State

    Cape Argus, 31 December 2006

    Yet another SA Roadlink bus has been impounded after failing a roadworthy test. read more »