Why is Prasa still trying to buy trains that cannot be used?

2020-03-27 06:23

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.

Ex-Prasa boss shunned legal advice, ruled with iron fist, inquiry hears

2020-03-16 20:15

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.

Prasa suspends 12 senior officials

2020-03-13 17:26

The Passenger Rail Agency of SA has placed twelve senior officials on suspension pending a disciplinary process.

WATCH | Former Prasa chair Popo Molefe continues testimony at Zondo commission

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.

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City of Cape Town plans to cut Prasa's services over unpaid water and lights

2020-03-11 21:04

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.

Prasa calculates potential liabilities of R9.7bn

2020-03-11 14:25

The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa’s liabilities stood at a projected R9.7 billion with this figure set to fluctuate.

Massive R1.4bn boost to get Cape Town central line back on track - including 4m-high wall

2020-03-05 12:41

The Department of Transport budgeted a massive amount of money to get the problematic Cape Town Central train line back on track.

Western Cape train station power cuts message is false, Eskom says

2020-03-04 12:55

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.

Mmusi Maimane: 'Two South Africas' divide best illustrated by our transport system

2020-03-02 11:33

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.

Traffic easier in Cape Town, following Thursday afternoon Metrorail chaos

2020-02-28 11:44

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.


Siyangena got extended R2.2bn Prasa contract without board approval, inquiry told

2020-03-17 21:57

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.

Prasa lost billions to inexperienced contractors, Zondo hears

2020-03-13 21:45

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.

Ex-CEO lied to Prasa board about R51bn rail contract, Zondo Commission told

2020-03-12 20:56

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 was like Prasa's own Gupta, Zondo commission hears

2020-03-12 05:00

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.

Security company paid Zuma over R1.5m, Zondo commission hears

2020-03-11 17:02

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.

Prasa to enter into negotiations to acquire Spanish locomotives at reduced price

2020-03-10 22:35

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 in talks with City of Cape Town to 'keep lights on' at stations

2020-03-04 15:09

Prasa aims to pay R22 million to the City of Cape Town by March 15, 2020.

Translux, City-to-City workers not paid their full salaries - yet again

2020-03-03 10:14

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.

Why Eskom did not warn train users of cutting power to Metrorail

2020-02-28 16:57

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.

Eskom should not have cut Prasa's power in Western Cape - transport committee

2020-02-28 07:08

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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