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So many probes into SA state rail agency, government can’t keep track

PARLIAMENT, November 14 – There were so many investigations by different service providers into corruption at the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) that government could not keep track, Transport MInister Joe Maswanganyi told MPs on Tuesday. “There are so many investigations there, some we don’t even know what they are doing,” Maswanganyi said […]

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Workers and families suffer from corruption at SoEs, ‘scrap and democratise’ boards – Numsa

JOHANNESBURG, October 8 – The current boards of all state-owned enterprises (SoEs) must be “scrapped and democratised”, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) said on Sunday. Workers and their families were suffering from the impact of corruption at various SoEs, including Eskom, South African Airways (SAA), the Passenger Rail Agency of South […]

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SACP condemns detoriorating Metrorail service in the WCape

CAPE TOWN, August 24 – The South African Communist Party in the Western Cape has lashed out at the deteriorating state of Metrorail trains operating in Cape Town, threatening possible mass action as a result. In a statement, SACP provincial secretary, Benson Ngqentsu, said the party “condemns in the strongest terms possible the deteriorating state of Metrorail trains operating […]

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Minister lauds court ruling invalidating two Prasa contracts worth millions of rand

JOHANNESBURG, August 2 (ANA) – Transport Minister Joe Maswanganyi on Wednesday said he “welcomes” the Pretoria High Court judgment ruling two contracts entered into by Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) with Fenton Gastin, its chief finance officer, were invalid. The first contract that was found to be invalid was the one entered into when […]

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Fedusa calls on police commissioner to intervene in Prasa corruption investigations

JOHANNESBURG, August 2 – The Federation of Unions of South Africa (Fedusa) on Wednesday called on acting national police commissioner, Lieutenant-General Lesetja Mothiba, to urgently intervene and order the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigations (Hawks) to come clean about the progress of investigations into alleged corruption at the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa). This […]

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Outgoing Prasa board slams transport minister on completion of tenure

JOHANNESBURG, August 01 – Popo Molefe, the outgoing chairperson of Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) board which completed its term on Monday, took a parting shot at new Transport Minister Joe Maswanganyi for failing to attend requested meetings aimed at tackling corruption and governance anomalies. “The outgoing board of Prasa has successfully completed its tenure, during […]