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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.

Transnet receives R30bn loan from Chinese Bank

2015-06-04 17:50

Transnet will pocket a R30bn loan from the China Development Bank to improve its ageing train fleet, says its acting CEO.

 

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.

Four reasons why Prasa faces a gruelling week

2015-07-21 07:08

It will be a week of high drama at the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa, in which the future of senior executives and politicians could be in the balance.

Thailand looking to Japan for railways revamp

2014-12-21 11:30

Thailand is talking to Japan with a view to building three rail routes, a move to kick-start long-delayed plans to modernise its aging rail network.

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