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April 20, 1987
The state-run South African Transport Services announced that police and troops will guard railway property beginning today in a bid to stop violence that has marked a bitter, six-week-old strike by 18,000 black transport workers. About 60 train cars were firebombed or stoned last week. But, since today is a public holiday in South Africa, the new security arrangement may not face a serious test until Tuesday morning, officials said.
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December 13, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
South African police fired on striking black transport workers in Cape Town, injuring 50, officials said. A bomb exploded on a railway line, forcing cancellation of morning rush hour trains. Another 1,073 workers were fired by the state-run South African Transport Services, raising the total fired in the six-week strike to 12,617. About 20,000 workers walked out Nov. 2, demanding a higher minimum wage and recognition of their union.
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December 13, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
South African police fired on striking black transport workers in Cape Town, injuring 50, officials said. A bomb exploded on a railway line, forcing cancellation of morning rush hour trains. Another 1,073 workers were fired by the state-run South African Transport Services, raising the total fired in the six-week strike to 12,617. About 20,000 workers walked out Nov. 2, demanding a higher minimum wage and recognition of their union.
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July 31, 1988 | SCOTT KRAFT, Times Staff Writer
In a desperate rush to catch his commuter train a few months ago, Walter Moloto leaped under the "whites-only" sign into a first-class coach as it was leaving the station. It was Moloto's first visit inside a white train car and, he hoped, his last. The other passengers cursed him, a conductor grabbed him by the shirt and he was shoved out the door at the next stop. Moloto hurried back to the third-class cars, where for 40 years the law has said that black passengers in South Africa must ride.
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June 9, 1988 | United Press International
South African trains, which currently have separate cars for blacks and whites, will be integrated "as soon as possible," a spokesman for the Transport Ministry said Wednesday. Signs designating cars for blacks and for whites have already been taken down and destroyed in the western Cape Province, but no date has been set for similar moves in Johannesburg and other major cities.
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June 20, 1987 | Associated Press
Eighteen people were killed and 84 were injured Friday when a bus collided with a train at a railroad crossing, South African Transport Services reported. All the victims were black. The transport service said the bus driver appeared to have fled the scene of the accident, but bus company officials later said they were told that the driver was admitted to a nearby hospital.
NEWS
July 31, 1988 | SCOTT KRAFT, Times Staff Writer
In a desperate rush to catch his commuter train a few months ago, Walter Moloto leaped under the "whites-only" sign into a first-class coach as it was leaving the station. It was Moloto's first visit inside a white train car and, he hoped, his last. The other passengers cursed him, a conductor grabbed him by the shirt and he was shoved out the door at the next stop. Moloto hurried back to the third-class cars, where for 40 years the law has said that black passengers in South Africa must ride.
NEWS
August 6, 1986 | MICHAEL PARKS, Times Staff Writer
The South African government, declaring it is "prepared to make a sacrifice for what we believe in," said Tuesday that international economic sanctions, however harsh and however long they last, will not force it into political concessions on the country's future. Foreign Minister Roelof F.
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March 9, 1997 | KARIN DOMINELLO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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NEWS
June 9, 1988 | United Press International
South African trains, which currently have separate cars for blacks and whites, will be integrated "as soon as possible," a spokesman for the Transport Ministry said Wednesday. Signs designating cars for blacks and for whites have already been taken down and destroyed in the western Cape Province, but no date has been set for similar moves in Johannesburg and other major cities.
NEWS
June 20, 1987 | Associated Press
Eighteen people were killed and 84 were injured Friday when a bus collided with a train at a railroad crossing, South African Transport Services reported. All the victims were black. The transport service said the bus driver appeared to have fled the scene of the accident, but bus company officials later said they were told that the driver was admitted to a nearby hospital.
NEWS
April 20, 1987
The state-run South African Transport Services announced that police and troops will guard railway property beginning today in a bid to stop violence that has marked a bitter, six-week-old strike by 18,000 black transport workers. About 60 train cars were firebombed or stoned last week. But, since today is a public holiday in South Africa, the new security arrangement may not face a serious test until Tuesday morning, officials said.
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