Spy boss part of dodgy Prasa deal

2016-10-09 06:25

A security company, partly owned by South Africa’s new spy boss, last year scored a contract worth about R90 million from the Passenger Rail Agency of SA, without following tender processes.

Prasa owes suppliers R796m - minister

2016-09-28 19:18

Cash flow problems at the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa have made it difficult for the parastatal to pay service providers on time.

Prasa train coaches attached over unpaid security debts

2016-09-12 18:02

Prasa's woes have mounted with the attachment of seven of its train coaches after the parastatal has allegedly failed to pay its security bill.

DA wants police to probe claims that ANC got kickbacks from Prasa deal

2016-09-09 15:23

DA MP Manny de Freitas has asked the police to investigate allegations that the ANC may have benefited from money siphoned from a controversial Prasa locomotive deal.

Why Peters stopped the Prasa probe

2016-08-30 17:36

Transport Minister Dipuo Peters didn’t direct Prasa to merely stop an investigation, which has amounted to about R83m so far, says chairperson Popo Molefe.

Components cannibalisation, acting staff throw Prasa off track

2016-08-30 10:36

Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa has achieved only 45% of its target set out in the 2015-’16 annual performance plan.

Prasa: R42m for 70 toilet seats

2016-08-26 18:02

Former Prasa chief executive officer Lucky Montana approved a recommendation that the state-owned company fork out R42m for 70 toilet seats for its new locomotives, court documents show.

EXCLUSIVE: ANC implicated in Prasa ‘bribes’

2016-08-26 11:04

The supplier of Prasa's controversial Afro 4000 locomotives paid R80 million to "entities who were not creditors" of the company, it has emerged in court papers.

Peters denies canning Prasa probe

2016-08-25 15:02

The Department of Transport has "categorically denied" that Minister Dipuo Peters had issued an instruction to stop an ongoing probe into contracts awarded by the Passenger Rail Agency of SA.

Prasa: Contractor 'gratified' project manager with penthouse

2016-08-21 09:00

A contractor of Prasa and a lawyer linked to the company are accused of having bought a luxury Durban apartment as "gratification" for a senior Prasa employee who oversaw a multi-billion-rand security contract.


Prasa wastes billions in irregular spending

2016-10-03 18:39

The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa has incurred billions of rand in irregular expenditure in the most recent financial year.

Another court order for Prasa to pay security companies

2016-09-13 21:24

The Western Cape High Court has ordered Prasa to pay the R7.3m it owes two companies for security services immediately.

EXCLUSIVE: Myeni and co's R16m Prasa 'freebie'

2016-09-11 06:51

SAA chair Dudu Myeni's son Thalente and other politically-connected stakeholders in Prasa's R51bn contract for new passenger carriages have cashed in on their shares in the huge tender before a single new train has been built.

ANC never received R80m - Mantashe on Prasa bribery claims

2016-08-30 21:30

The ANC has denied claims that it received R80m from the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa.

Prasa acting CEO: We have a Montana problem

2016-08-30 13:46

Prasa, which has incurred irregular expenditure of R13.9bn, has a problem, but it isn't insurmountable, says acting CEO Collins Letsoalo.

We warned you about tall trains – Transnet boss to Prasa

2016-08-29 10:50

A year before Prasa started importing its controversial Afro 4000 locomotives, Transnet warned the agency that the trains were not suited for South Africa and would cause significant safety issues.

ANC denies it benefited from Prasa deal

2016-08-26 13:48

The ANC has rejected allegations that the party had been implicated in alleged bribery by a supplier of locomotives to Prasa.

Public Protector office clarifies Prasa probe order

2016-08-25 19:16

Prasa’s forensic investigation has not been stopped, but told to speed up, Public Protector spokesperson Oupa Segalwe has explained.

BREAKING: Peters tells Prasa to halt contracts probe

2016-08-24 11:35

Transport Minister Dipuo Peters has instructed Prasa to stop its ongoing investigation into contracts worth billions of rands awarded during the tenure of Lucky Montana, Prasa's former CEO.

EXCLUSIVE: Zuma friend's R550m bonanza

2016-08-14 09:02

Mystery surrounds payments in excess of R550m to a known ANC benefactor and friend of President Jacob Zuma by a tender-rich IT security firm.

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