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Metrorail hikes unacceptable - Cosatu

All provinces will be affected by the Metrorail price increase, the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa...

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All provinces will be affected by the Metrorail price increase, the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) said on Friday.

Earlier, Metrorail confirmed that tariffs will increase on April 1, but the operator said it has not decided how the increases will be implemented.

According to a report, fares will increase by around 27 percent.

Prasa spokesperson Lawrence Venkile said increases will vary according to province.

"The figures will be different because the services are different in each province."

Meanwhile, the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu)'s Tony Ehrenreich said its members could embark on a strike to protest the hikes.

"The community has no chance to save for the increase. It is totally unacceptable."