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Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa Receives Safety Permit

Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa Receives Safety Permit

The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) has received a one year safety permit, dated the 31stof August 2018, through to 31 July 2019, allowing them to continue operations. However, the United National Transport Union (UNTU) is disturbed as to how the Railway Safety Regulator (RSR) could have provided PRASA with a safety permit […]

Former Passenger Rail Agency of SA Board To Take Minister To Court

Former Passenger Rail Agency of SA Board To Take Minister To Court

South African Minister of Transport, Dipuo Peters, announced in parliament on 8 March that the board of directors of the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) have been relieved of their duties, effective immediately. The announcement follows the controversy around PRASA CEO, Collins Letswalo’s 350% salary hike, which would see him earning R5.9 million […]

Passenger Rail Agency of S.Africa Locomotives Contractor Paid ANC ‘Fundraisers’

Passenger Rail Agency of S.Africa Locomotives Contractor Paid ANC ‘Fundraisers’

Less than a week after Prasa made its first payment of nearly R500 million to the supplier of the controversial Afro4000 locomotives, the latter’s managing director paid an amount of R14.3 million into the account of a lawyer who had introduced himself as a fundraiser for the ANC. Auswell Mashaba, the MD of Swifambo Rail […]

South African Rail Agency Board Dissolved Amid Corruption Probe

South African Rail Agency Board Dissolved Amid Corruption Probe

One of Popo Molefe’s last acts as Prasa chairperson was to send a scathing letter to Hawks boss Berning Ntlemeza over his unit’s alleged failure to probe suspect tenders worth billions of rand. News24 has obtained a letter Molefe sent to Ntlemeza on February 13, in which the former Prasa chairperson says the Hawks “failed […]

South Africa’s R600 million train blunder

South Africa’s R600 million train blunder

South African railways officials imported brand new locomotives from Europe worth hundreds of millions of rand despite explicit warnings that the trains are not suited for local rail lines. In what may be the country’s largest and most expensive recent tender blunder the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) has to date received thirteen […]

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