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    Government told to appoint permanent Prasa board as ridership decline continues


    SOUTH AFRICA: Badisa Matshego was appointed as the de facto head of Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa by the national finance ministry on September 1, joining the embattled passenger operator from airport management company ACSA. Matshego arrived as Accounting Officer following the annulment of ...

  • Transnet has re-opened the freight route between Pretoria North and Hercules

    Vandalised freight line reopened after six years


    SOUTH AFRICA: Transnet has re-opened the freight route between Pretoria North and Hercules, which has been closed since August 2014 owing to cable theft and sabotage. Reopening is intended to improve the efficiency and reliability of trains serving customers in the mining and automotive sectors, supporting ...

  • A PRASA Metrorail EMU at Kalk Bay on the Western Cape suburban network.

    Five senior appointments at embattled Prasa


    SOUTH AFRICA: Passenger operator Prasa announced a management reshuffle on May 29, when Administrator Bongisizwe Mpondo announced five senior appointments. Nosipho Damasane becomes Chief Executive of Prasa Rail, while Hishaam Emeran is named CEO of engineering business Prasa Technical. Neil Roesch heads road transport subsidiary ...

  • Cape Town Central Line tracks (Photo: Minister of Transport Fikile Mbalula)

    Cape Town commuter rail recovery plan announced


    SOUTH AFRICA: Plans to restart Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa’s suspended commuter services on the Central Line between Cape Town and Chris Hani were announced by Minister of Transport Fikile Mbalula on March 5. The route has been without services since November, when operations ...