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The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa is still considering buying the notorious locomotives which are too tall for much of South Africa's long-distance rail network, GroundUp reports.
The Zondo Commission of inquiry into state capture on Monday heard testimony from Prasa's legal head Martha Ngoye, who said she had been sacked from the rail agency by ex-CEO Lucky Montana after questioning procurement processes.
The Passenger Rail Agency of SA has placed twelve senior officials on suspension pending a disciplinary process.
The judicial commission of inquiry into state capture continues with testimony from the former chairperson of Prasa, Popo Molefe, as he returns to the stand. Watch live.
The City of Cape Town is disconnecting Prasa's services because it is R98 million in arrears on its water and lights bill. But it will be done in a way that trains won't lose power and won't leave commuters stranded.
The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa’s liabilities stood at a projected R9.7 billion with this figure set to fluctuate.
The Department of Transport budgeted a massive amount of money to get the problematic Cape Town Central train line back on track.
A message circulating via WhatsApp claiming that five Western Cape train stations will be disconnected as a result of non-payment is false, according to Eskom.
We remain a nation of two halves; of insiders and outsiders; of rich and poor; of access and scarcity; of elites and the excluded, Mmusi Maimane.
The commute to the city centre was marginally easier than usual for many Capetonians, after a chaotic end to Thursday's work day when Metrorail suspended train services on all lines.
Prasa's Finance, Capital Investment and Procurement committee played a role in the approval of a contract that grew from an initial budget of R517 million in 2011,to an eventual R2.2 billion without the approval of the board, the Zondo Commission heard on Tuesday.
Contacts over the value of some R7 billion were awarded to companies that did not meet Prasa's requirements, the commission of inquiry into state capture heard on Friday.
Former Prasa chair Popo Molefe said the board found irregular expenditure amounting to over R500 million by 2014 and 2015, which would escalate to billions within a year.
Roy Moodley told Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa in a 2017 meeting that he held a top position in the country and that the state-owned enterprise was going to see changes that everyone had to be on good terms with, the Zondo commission heard on Wednesday.
Former president Jacob Zuma received over R1.5 million from Royal Security before leading the country, the Zondo Commission into State Capture heard on Wednesday.
The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) is set to enter into negotiations with Stadler Rail in a bid to acquire the remaining locomotives, which will be used on its long-distance railway line, at a reduced price.
Prasa aims to pay R22 million to the City of Cape Town by March 15, 2020.
Autopax, a bus operator which is a subsidiary of Prasa, has once again failed to pay its employees full salaries as financial woes continue to batter the company.
Eskom cites customer confidentiality for not warning train users in the Western Cape that it would cut power to Metrorail because of non-payment of its bill.
A state entity cutting another state entity's power should never have happened, Parliament's transport portfolio committee chairperson, Mosebenzi Zwane, said in reference to account issues between Eskom and the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa.
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