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Mbalula’s war with military vets belies the Prasa disaster

The transport minister uses humour, which his targets don’t find funny, to survive in tough times or to divert attention from a problem.

eThekwini’s everlasting security contract

An invalid contract worth R85-million a month is still being paid — three years after a court order to stop

State capture commission granted a 13-month extension

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

Stranded commuters say Ramaphosa’s rail promises ring hollow

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

Everything Ramaphosa said about the economy in the Sona

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

In his Sona speech, Ramaphosa must tread the line between promises and reality

South Africa has a slew of service-delivery problems, most notably in the water and electricity sectors. The time for promises is over: what the country needs is action

Waiting for Autopax: the state-owned bus company is running on empty

The Prasa subsidiary has been unprofitable for years. And although its fleet contains broken and poorly maintained buses, it plans as if 100% of its fleet is operational. This means a lot of waiting

Cosatu has a plan to save Eskom

The union federation says urgent, bold action is needed to keep the state-owned utility (and South Africa) going

Mkhwebane hauled to court again

The public protector’s report on Prasa is irrational, according to NGO coalition #UniteBehind

Prasa leaves guards in the cold

Security guards, who face danger while protecting the rail system, will lose their jobs because the agency is ending contracts with providers

The curious case of Prasa’s ‘simulated’ robbery

Security guards released on bail after allegedly tying up fellow guards and attempting to steal vehicles

AG questions Prasa’s future as mismanagement, burnt trains take a toll

Besides recovering from instances of past mismanagement, Prasa is also facing incidences of damaged carriages and passenger infrastructure

Prasa board chair hijacked, kidnapped

Prasa board chairperson Khanyisile Kweyama was pepper-sprayed, bundled into the boot of her car and driven around for at least three hours

Editorial: State recapture of SOEs

'Given the vast scale of the depredations suffered by the SOEs, it’s clear that restoration will be a huge job'

Corruption-buster Molefe tackles Transnet

The move is part of Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan’s overhaul of state-owned enterprises

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