ARTICLES RELATING TO PRASA

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.

Prasa maladministration ‘a very serious matter’

2015-11-19 11:43

The Prasa board's investigation is rigorously going through the issues raised by Public Protector Thuli Madonsela, says board chairperson Popo Molefe.

Train did not experience system failure - Prasa

2015-10-24 14:05

A Johannesburg train, from which panicked commuters jumped from, did not experience a system failure in its brake system, the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) says.

Prasa bleeds as theft hits archaic rail system

2015-10-15 15:19

The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa has incurred a R1bn loss for the 2014/15 financial year as SA's "archaic" rail system suffered from vandalism and theft.

Prasa management must ‘shape up or ship out’

2015-10-15 14:26

Managers at the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa have not been holding each other accountable, says acting CEO Nathi Khena.

Stop stalling on Pule Mabe investigation, Parliament told

2015-10-05 17:26

A formal complaint has been lodged for Parliament to act speedily to investigate ANC MP Pule Mabe after he was implicated six weeks ago in irregularities at Prasa.

Nine corruption scandals worse than Nkandla

2015-09-22 11:36

Trade union Solidarity has detailed nine corruption scandals that have cost the taxpayer much more than the R246m spent on the President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla home.

 

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.

Judgment a victory for train assault victims

2015-11-27 14:33

A new Constitutional Court judgment could have far-reaching consequences for rail commuters who are assaulted on trains operated by Prasa.

Cable theft causes major delay for Shosholoza Meyl trains

2015-10-24 20:57

About 90 passengers were forced to commute via buses after cable theft caused two long-distance Shosoloza Meyl trains to stop in their tracks near Beaufort West in the Western Cape.

Human error behind most train accidents: Rail Safety Regulator

2015-10-16 21:41

Human error accounted for 71% of the rail accidents recorded in South Africa last year.

Prasa’s management accepts blame for failings, must ‘shape up or ship out’

2015-10-15 14:27

The management of the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa is prepared to take the blame for the problems being experienced by the institution.

Another horror journey for Shosholoza Meyl passengers

2015-10-06 20:32

Angry passengers on a Shosholoza Meyl train from East London arrived in Johannesburg more than 22 hours later than scheduled after the locomotive had be to replaced twice.

Is Pule Mabe scot-free?

2015-10-05 17:15

Public Protector’s finding that Mabe’s company received a contract worth millions from Prasa without tender processes is still not being probed by ethics committee

Prasa’s new loco woes

2015-09-15 10:04

It seems as if Prasa’s controversial Afro­4000 locomotives are not only too tall for South African rail lines, their brakes could pose a danger.

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