The one positive of this, even if some of it is depressing, is that there'll be life on the other side, writes Adriaan Basson.
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.
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 state-owned freight rail company has hit back at reports that conflict with Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan lies at the heart of a delay in appointing a permanent head.
Transnet told Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises on Wednesday that it was seeking to have irregular expenditure dating back to the state capture era ring-fenced so it would not undermine the entity's audit outcomes and credit rating.
There is a broader "fight back" campaign underway by those who have been unseated by revelations of state capture at the Zondo Commission, claims Transnet chair Popo Molefe.
Mahommed Mahomedy told the state capture inquiry that a review of contracts by the new group's board uncovered a serious disregard for processes and management structures in the appointment of service providers.
Judge Raymond Zondo expressed surprise when he heard that top executives at state-owned freight rail company Transnet could choose to keep tenders secret up until they were awarded.
Transnet Board chairperson Popo Molefe names Former CEOs Brian Molefe, Siyabonga Gama and former chief financial officer Anoj Singh as the architects of the capture at the state enterprise.
After investigating Eskom, the inquiry has turned its attention to probing allegations of fraud, corruption and kickbacks at the state-run freight rail group.
The judicial commission of inquiry into state capture will turn its attention to investigating wrongdoing at state-owned freight rail company Transnet, including allegations of kickbacks to members of the Gupta family.
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.
It is designed to travel 861 km between Sishen in the Northern Cape and Saldanha in the Western Cape.
The Canadian rail equipment manufacturer says it expects to testify before the state capture inquiry to 'lay to rest several speculative issues in the public domain'.
Transnet is continuing its investigations into allegations of irregularities in procurement processes for a berth deepening project.
Transnet Group Acting Chief Executive Officer, Mohammed Mahomedy, is set to take the stand on Wednesday when the judicial commission of inquiry into state capture resumes in Parktown, Johannesburg.
Transnet is in the process of recovering billions lost by its directors and companies which benefited from irregularly awarded contracts, Chairperson Popo Molefe said.
Transnet board chair Popo Molefe says that the capture of state enterprises was a strategic operation in which key decision makers were targeted in an effort to benefit the interests of a few.
The circumstances around the 2011 appointment of former Transnet CEO Brian Molefe will be probed by the judicial commission of inquiry into state capture over the next two weeks.
Transnet has said it will not renew the six-month contract of acting CEO Tau Morwe, and will appoint a new acting CEO instead.
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