ARTICLES RELATING TO RAIL INFRASTRUCTURE

Why we need a 'thuma mina' trains signalling project team to fix deadly railway network failures

2019-06-16 10:00

For thuma mina to be taken seriously, it has to be broken into to manageable thuma mina projects with clear objectives, responsibilities, timelines and budgets, and managed by competent people, writes Phumlani Moholi.

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.

OUTA takes on PRASA over locomotive deal

2017-10-26 15:02

Civil rights body OUTA has laid charges of corruption and fraud against the former PRASA board for awarding a controversial 2013 locomotive contract to little-known company Swifambo.

Transnet looks to build two new heavy haul rail lines

2017-09-10 06:00

Transnet is looking for funding to build a heavy haul railway line to link South Africa and Swaziland. In addition, the parastatal aims to complete a feasibility study next year into a Waterberg-Botswana coal rail link.

Embattled Prasa faces crippling strike

2017-03-15 15:46

South Africa's rail passenger transport service risks coming to an abrupt halt over demands for a double-digit salary increase, a union federation warns.

Prasa gets R172bn for commuter system overhaul

2016-03-14 12:07

SA’s rail commuter system needs a complete overhaul and therefore the Passenger Rail Agency has receive R172bn over ten year period, says Minister Dipuo Peters.

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.

Montana slams Madonsela for 'creating drama'

2015-08-25 13:08

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has been creating nothing but drama following the release of her report on the Passenger Rail Agency of SA, says ex-CEO Lucky Montana.

Montana: I will go to court over Prasa report

2015-08-25 11:35

Former Prasa CEO Lucky Montana will go to court in a bid to clear his name after Public Protector Thuli Madonsela implicated him in maladministration.

More probes against Prasa on the way

2015-08-24 18:00

More investigations against Prasa are in the pipeline as the parastatal failed to provide Thuli Madonsela with information, the Public Protector says.

 

Dear Mr President, now that you've experienced a train delay, let's get a few things straight

2019-03-20 05:00

On Monday, you found yourself stuck for hours on a train to nowhere. You seemed surprised, but surely this cannot be possible. You cannot act like you don't know that commuters are in mortal peril.

New board chair for Gibela Rail Transport Consortium

2017-11-04 11:00

Mpho Makwana has been appointed the new chairperson of the board of directors of Gibela Rail Transport Consortium, taking over from Dr Xolani Humphrey Mkhwanazi.

The politics of infrastructure

2017-09-28 09:42

Infrastructure projects can shape the economic future of a country. Government's role is to identify projects that would ensure broad-based economic development. But is this happening?

Prasa inks deal with Huawei for digital railway network

2017-06-15 12:46

Prasa has concluded a deal with Huawei this week that will see the installation of one of Africa's first digital railway communications networks.

How to build Africa’s railroads to the future

2016-06-28 14:47

An integrated rail network system can cut the cost of doing business on the continent and link Africa’s distribution hubs with production centres, thereby improving economic growth and competitiveness.

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.

Transnet says rail plans will cost R1.5trn

2015-09-22 15:20

Transnet’s plan to widen the country’s railways will cost as much as R1.5trn, take years to implement and require the cooperation of neighbouring nations, it says.

Montana surprised, disappointed by Madonsela report

2015-08-25 12:48

Prasa ex-CEO Lucky Montana has voiced disappointment and surprise over the findings of the public protector's report into maladministration at the parastatal.

Montana widely implicated in Prasa report

2015-08-24 18:44

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s report on maladministration at Prasa directly implicates axed CEO Lucky Montana on eight charges.

Madonsela clears Prasa on 13 allegations

2015-08-24 17:17

Here are the 13 complaints against Prasa which the public protector probed, and found were either unsubstantiated, or lacked sufficient evidence to make a finding.

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