Prasa closes Pretoria train station for 40 days for maintenance

2018-12-14 14:54

The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa will be carrying out maintenance at the station, completely closing it to the public for at least 40 days.

M&G political editor sacked for breaching code of ethics

2018-12-12 22:23

The Mail & Guardian has confirmed that its political editor Matuma Letsoalo's employment has been terminated.

Appeal Court strikes down infamous locomotive contract

2018-12-04 20:45

The Supreme Court of Appeal has delivered a scathing judgment about the shenanigans at the Passenger Rail Agency of SA under its former CEO Lucky Montana.

Swifambo loses SCA bid to retain R3.5bn 'tall trains' Prasa tender

2018-11-30 13:17

Controversial locomotive supplier Swifambo Rail Leasing has lost a Supreme Court of Appeal challenge to a High Court order that stripped it of a R3.5bn tender with the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa.

14 Prasa workers allegedly attempted to rob Hatfield offices with toy gun, knife

2018-11-06 18:30

A toy gun and a knife found outside the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa's headquarters in Pretoria may be linked to the 14 employees who allegedly attempted to rob officers in October.

New train manufacturing plant hailed, but Prasa's woes could delay rollout - reports

2018-10-26 11:14

A new train manufacturing plant has been hailed as a boon to the economy, but Prasa must upgrade its infrastructure before new trains can hit the rails.

AG questions Prasa's future as mismanagement, burnt trains take their toll

2018-10-17 11:07

Auditor General Kimi Makwetu has given Prasa a qualified audit opinion on its latest annual report and financial statements, saying he is uncertain Prasa can continue as a going concern.

Court instructs Prasa to comply with requirements set by Railway Safety Regulator

2018-10-12 22:35

The North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has issued a supervisory order instructing the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa to comply with the safety requirements set out by the Railway Safety Regulator.

Parly's transport committee grills Prasa on lack of progress

2018-10-09 21:11

Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Transport has grilled the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa's presentation at a meeting in Cape Town for lacking urgency and progress.

Train attacks: Prasa to brief Parliament on its strategy

2018-10-09 05:22

The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa is expected to brief Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Transport on its strategy for dealing with attacks on its trains.


Why are the lights off at Prasa?

2018-12-13 21:32

R53m worth of solar lighting equipment that was purchased four years ago to improve security at Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa depots appears to be sitting unused in a warehouse, says a report.

Prasa spent millions on automated gates that don’t work

2018-12-06 05:06

After the gruelling ordeal of commuting to Cape Town on dangerously overcrowded Metrorail carriages because of a severe shortage of train sets, passengers are then forced to endure another bottleneck as they squeeze through only two or three manned access gates to Cape Town station, GroundUp reports.

Montana wants his name removed from Prasa "tall trains" judgment

2018-12-01 12:37

Former Prasa CEO Lucky Montana is fuming over being called "corrupt" in the damning Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) judgment setting aside Swifambo's R3.5bn "tall train" deal, saying he had not been allowed to defend himself in the court application.

Prasa won't have to pay 'sorely needed' R58m to Siyaya

2018-11-27 21:45

Prasa has been granted a rescission of a default judgement which would have required it to pay R58m to Siyaya Consulting Engineers and Siyaya Rail.

Mail & Guardian suspends political editor over 'involvement' in irregular Prasa tender

2018-10-31 18:39

The Mail & Guardian has suspended its political editor, Matuma Letsoalo, while an independent investigation is conducted into allegations of a conflict of interest with the Passenger Rail Authority of South Africa.

Vandalism on trains is 'beyond our call of duty' - Prasa

2018-10-25 15:56

Addressing vandalism on trains is "beyond our call of duty", says Passenger Rail Agency South Africa spokesperson Nana Zenani.

Prasa welcomes revoking of suspension, pledges safety compliance

2018-10-14 22:43

Prasa has said that it welcomed the revoking of a safety permit suspension notice which had been issued previously by the Railway Safety Regulator.

Sanral, RAF may grind to a halt - AG report

2018-10-10 16:23

The Auditor General doubts that operations at the SA National Roads Agency and the Road Accident Fund can continue in future given their liquidity challenges, MPs have heard.

Firefighters quell fresh blaze at Cape Town train station

2018-10-09 12:34

Firefighters have arrived at Cape Town train station to battle yet another train-related blaze after thick, black smoke permeated the air above the station.

Prasa operating permit suspension held over

2018-10-08 11:49

The North Gauteng High Court has held over the suspension of the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa's operating permit, the Railway Safety Regulator has confirmed.

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