Passenger Rail Agency Of South Africa

Cape Town commuters still derailed

Cape Town’s largest passenger rail line has been closed for months, hitting people’s pockets and adding to road traffic congestion in the city

Ramaphosa bets big on infrastructure to boost economy

Sona was a mixed bag but there were some meaningful announcements

Everything Ramaphosa said about the economy in the Sona

The poor condition of state-owned enterprises remains a blight on growth forecasts

Prasa ordered to pay R7.3-million it owes to two security companies

The sheriff of the Western Cape High Court attached seven of Prasa's coaches on Monday in lieu of R2.4-million owed to Chuma Security.

Inside Prasa’s dirty battles

Heated correspondence shows the fight for state contracts at SA's passenger rail agency and suggests pressure exerted to pay an ANC-aligned supplier.

Public Protector launches Prasa probe

The Passenger Rail Association of South Africa is facing allegations of tender irregularities and financial mismanagement.

Prasa defends commuter fee increases

Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa chief executive Lucky Montana says train fares are skewed in favour of rail commuters and poor communities.

Fedusa bemused by transport changes

Fedusa says unions should have been consulted about plans to introduce an integrated public transport system controlled by municipalities.

Cities could take over passenger train management

Deputy Transport Minister Jeremy Cronin says government is considering taking the responsibilities of Prasa and handing it to cities for management.

Railways could get R137bn injection from government

Prasa has said government could be investing R137-billion in modern rail infrastructure as private funding for the project might be unaffordable.

Soweto rail crash just tip of the iceberg

A 2009 report shows collisions climbed sharply, compelling more stringent safety standards.

Safety under spotlight after train crashes

The driver of a train that crashed into a stationary train in Soweto last week was dismissed on Tuesday for doing 85km/h in a 30km/h zone, Prasa says.

Latest

Court date finally set for death in detention Haffejee inquest

Another apartheid era death will be investigated after NPA pressured to finally act

State capture commission granted a 13-month extension

Judge Wendy Hughes says this is the final extension because finality is "owed to the nation"

eThekwini commuters pay for council’s contracts

Perhaps a commission of inquiry can shine the spotlight on public transport in Durban, where bus and taxi passengers have to contend with fare increases and disrupted services

Press Releases

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs