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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 […]

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Transport minister says four senior Prasa staffers linked to companies they awarded contracts

PARLIAMENT, July 7 – Transport Minister Joe Maswanganyi has revealed that four Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) employees have been identified as awarding contracts worth over R100 million to companies whose directors they have a connections with. In a reply to a parliamentary question published on Monday, Maswanganyi said the employees, Sonwabile Kondlo, a […]

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RSR bans Gauteng Prasa operating under ‘abnormal’ working conditions following Elandsfontein crash

PRETORIA, June 3– The Railway Safety Regulator (RSR) has banned the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa’s (Prasa) Gauteng region from operating trains under “abnormal” working conditions. The prohibition directive was in terms of section 36 of the National Railway Safety Regulator Act for abnormal working conditions – manually authorising train movements which led to […]