ARTICLES RELATING TO PRASA

Transnet taking new strategy away from mines

2016-04-26 18:59

Transnet is working on a strategy to be less reliant on mines and diversify into oil and gas and fast-moving consumer goods, says CEO Siyabonga Gama.

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Metrorail says it's 'under siege' after latest train fire at Kraaifontein

Another train was set alight, in the early hours of this morning. In what Regional Metrorail Manager for the Western Cape, Richard Walker, is calling "a siege", another four carriages were destroyed by fire in Kraaifontein staging yard shortly after midnight. Watch.

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Metrorail granted interdict against train strike

2016-04-07 09:57

An interdict has been granted to avert a train strike led by the SA Transport and Allied Workers Union (Satawu) from going ahead, Metrorail has said.

Can Mr Fix-it curb state spending?

2016-03-18 06:30

Treasury’s chief procurement officer, Kenneth Brown, has had his work cut out since his appointment in 2013. Can he help battle the kleptocracy some believe South Africa is becoming?

We can't place lives in danger and not act - Prasa

2016-03-14 20:03

The Passenger Rail Agency of SA says it does not tolerate non-accountability when it comes to safety, and those found to be in breach are dealt with.

Prasa gets R172bn for commuter system overhaul

2016-03-14 12:07

SA’s rail commuter system needs a complete overhaul and therefore the Passenger Rail Agency has receive R172bn over ten year period, says Minister Dipuo Peters.

Prasa's finance chief missing in action for months

2016-02-23 14:19

Neither the minister nor the new CEO of the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa has ever met or seen Prasa's chief financial officer, MPs have been told.

Prasa alleges fraud in R4bn of tenders

2016-02-08 09:18

The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa has asked the High Court to declare two contracts awarded to a security company invalid.

Prasa money trail: R80m to Zuma's friends

2016-01-31 08:04

Questionable payments, totaling almost R80m, were made to an Angolan businesswoman who is close friends with President Jacob Zuma, and to a controversial lawyer who is the business partner of one of his sons, according to the Rapport newspaper.

Safety body releases report on Prasa’s Afro 4000 locomotives

2015-12-03 07:29

A report into the Afro 4000 locomotives has confirmed that they are at times too high for SA’s railway network, but shows they can still operate without causing safety issues.

 

Transport minister slams torching of Metrorail trains

2016-04-17 16:01

Transport Minister Dipuo Peters has condemned recent arson attacks on Metrorail trains in the Western Cape.

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WATCH: Homeless man beaten, dragged by Cape Town security

WATCH: Video shows a homeless man being forcibly removed by a group of Cape Town security guards.

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Satawu threatens to strike over Prasa outsourcing

2016-03-22 17:36

The SA Transport and Allied Workers Union has threatened strike action if Prasa does not deal with "incompetent' senior management" and stop the outsourcing of critical services.

Ethics committee recommends fine for Mabe over Prasa deal

2016-03-16 19:27

Parliament's ethics committee has recommended that ANC MP Pule Mabe be fined and reprimanded in the National Assembly for benefiting from a contract with a state-owned enterprise.

Human error, ineffective communication led to Denver train crash

2016-03-14 13:17

A lack of maintenance, ineffective communication, human factors, and ineffective allocation of capital funding contributed to the train accident in Denver, Johannesburg last year that left one person dead.

Prasa getting back on track - board chair

2016-03-08 18:53

The Passenger Rail Agency of SA's chief financial officer Hunadi Manyatsa is back at work after a long period of illness, Parliament's committee on transport has been told.

Ex-Prasa boss snubs graft allegations, lists property deals

2016-02-08 18:08

Former Prasa CEO Lucky Montana has rejected all allegations that he received property through corrupt dealings.

DA calls on the Hawks to widen investigation into Prasa's money trail

2016-01-31 21:09

The DA has called on the Hawks to widen their investigation into the R80m paid to Angolan businesswoman who is close friends with President Jacob Zuma, and to a controversial lawyer who is the business partner of one of his sons.

Prasa train supplier bags extra R335m

2015-12-09 14:11

Swifambo Rail Leasing, the company that won the multi-billion rand contract to deliver the controversial Afro 4000 locomotives to Prasa, has pocketed an extra R335m.

Prasa alleges tender rigging in court filing

2015-12-01 14:52

A bidding process to supply locomotives to rail agency Prasa included 'irrational' specifications whose sole purpose was to rig the outcome, says Popo Molefe in court papers.

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