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Author: Zanele Nondzimba

Photographers should steer clear from railway tracks

The Railway Safety Regulator is very concerned that rail tracks have become a popular location for photographs for matriculants and wedding parties. Rail reserves are private property and those accessing are trespassing and can be fined or imprisoned.  It is illegal to cross railway tracks

External bursaries now available

Kindly note that external bursaries are available for final year, Honours and Masters students who are registered at tertiary institutions in South Africa in the following fields: Mechanical Engineering Civil Engineering Electrical Engineering Electronics Engineering To obtain an application form, kindly email bursaries@rsr.org.za.

KEEPING OURSELVES IN CHECK WITH ISO

Rail transport forms the pillar of our economy as one of the most cost-effective ways of travelling. Millions of South Africans rely on us to ensure that they not only travel safely, but that they make it to their homes alive. It, therefore, goes without

All clued up on various safety permits

We have reached the end of our three-part edition and we hope that we have shed some light on the ins and outs of safety permits. To conclude the series, we delve into the different types of safety permits that are offered. OTHER TYPES OF

Hot off the press

Hot off the press

Deputy Minister of Transport and RSR Board to attend rolling stock inspection at PRASA maintenance depot in Pretoria Members of the media are hereby invited to join the Deputy Minister of Transport, Ms Dikeledi Magadzi and the Board of Directors of the Railway Safety Regulator

Safety Permit Insight

Safety Permit Insight

In the last article, we took you through what a safety permit is, how classes are assigned and who should apply for a safety permit. In this insert, we look at how operators are assisted and frequently used railway terms. New operators are assisted as

Safety Permit Insight

Safety Permit Insight

Have you ever wondered what is required for a train to be allowed to operate on a regular basis? The Safety Permit Insight guide is a three-part edition aimed at shedding light on the importance of acquiring a permit before the commencement of any railway

Auditing the virtual way

Auditing the virtual way

In a world governed by systems, the Railway Safety Regulator (RSR) is no different in that we ensure that operators reach the optimal level of compliance with the National Railway Safety Regulator Act No. 16 of 2002 (as amended) and other relevant national legislation and

NEW WORKS & TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT REVIEWS

NEW WORKS & TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT REVIEWS

The RSR is mandated to oversee the safety of railway transport, promote safe railway operations, to ensure continuous safety improvements and to promote the use rail as a mode of transport.  In accordance with this mandate, safety permits are issued to operators based on a

RSR flights new TV ad with a powerful safety message

RSR flights new TV ad with a powerful safety message

After months of hard work and many delays due to the COVID -19 restrictions, the RSR launched its new television advertisement on the SABC channels in January 2021.  The advertisement is aimed at commuters and communities living adjacent to railway lines to deter unsafe behaviour