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Rail regulator bans Prasa from manually authorising trains after collision

JOHANNESBURG, January 10 – The Railway Safety Regulator said on Wednesday it was prohibiting the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa from manually authorising trains, saying the utility had operated under conditions which threatened railway safety, leading to a train collision. More than 200 people were injured in a rear-end collision between two trains at […]

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Maswanganyi calls on RSR and Prasa to investigate trains accident in Germiston

JOHANNESBURG, January 9 – The Minister of Transport, Joe Maswanganyi, has directed the Railway Safety Regulator (RSR) and the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) to expedite the investigation into the cause of the two Metrorail trains that collided on Tuesday morning at Geldenhuis Station East of Johannesburg. Both these trains were authorised to […]

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#ANC54: ANC wants new mechanisms to hold government officials accountable

JOHANNESBURG, December 20 – The African National Congress (ANC) needed to come up with effective tools to hold people it deploys to government accountable, especially at state-owned enterprises (SOEs), the party’s Legislature and Governance Commission proposed on Wednesday. ”Regarding MPs [Members of Parliament], MPLs [Members of provincial legislatures], councillors in [local] government and matters relating […]

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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 […]