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Montana claims he fought off a bid to change the PRASA board

By: African News Agency      31st January 2018 Former Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) CEO Lucky Montana on Tuesday told the parliamentary inquiry into Eskom that he resisted a political attempt to impose a new board at the entity that would be favourable to the Gupta brothers and help them secure contracts in a locomotive tender... 

More Metrorail delays after delayed Cape Town trains torched

By: News24Wire      13th June 2017 Train commuters were on Tuesday stuck with further delays on all routes after eight train carriages were set alight at Cape Town station. In a service alert on its Twitter account, Metrorail said residual delays of "60+" minutes were being experienced in the region. 

South Africa’s first locomotives

By: Jade Davenport     22nd July 2016 The South Africa of the late 1850s was an economic and industrial backwater with limited growth prospects, especially when compared with other colonial outposts. Diamonds and gold, which were to drive the country’s industrial revolution, were still a long way from being discovered and, thus, the... 

Transport minister slams torching of Metrorail trains

By: News24Wire      18th April 2016 Transport Minister Dipuo Peters on Sunday condemned recent arson attacks on Metrorail trains in the Western Cape. “Law enforcement agencies are called upon to arrest perpetrators of this senseless destruction of property, criminality and sabotage,” said Peters in a statement issued by the... 

Rail arson in Cape Town will cause train delays

By: News24Wire      11th April 2016 Arson attacks on trains at the Cape Town station on Saturday will cause delays to Metrorail’s service on Monday. Five platforms at the station are out of commission while repairs are conducted after carriages were torched. Delays of up 60 minutes are expected as trains wait in a holding pattern... 

Minister receives new batch of PRASA locos 

By: SANews, SA government news service     15th January 2015 When a new batch of diesel locomotives was docked off the ship at the Cape Town harbour on Wednesday, Transport Minister Dipuo Peters walked towards the Afro4002 loco and kissed it. The Minister then told journalists that the delivery of the locos was an exciting moment for government and the... 

New Rolling Stock Procurement Programme, South Africa

5th December 2014 Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa unveiled Africa’s first 4000-series diesel locomotive at Cape Town Station on December 1. 

PRASA unveils first new long-haul passenger locomotive 

By: Natasha Odendaal     1st December 2014 The next three years will see an influx of new long-haul passenger locomotives enter service in South Africa after the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) unveiled Africa’s first 4000-series diesel locomotive at Cape Town Station on Monday. The new high-powered locomotive – the first of... 

RSR finds PRASA, Transnet W Cape rail lines to be in poor condition

By: Leandi Kolver     28th March 2014 The Railway Safety Regulator (RSR) this week imposed a 15 km/h speed restriction on the Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) and Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) rail lines outside Bellville station, in the Western Cape, as well as on all the Prasa main lines into Cape Town Station, owing to... 

RSR Issues Two Improvement Directives to PRASA Metrorail Western Cape

28th March 2014 The Railway Safety Regulator issued an improvement directive to Metrorail Western Cape on 13 March 2014.  The improvement directive was issued for the poor condition of the track infrastructure between Cape Town Station and Woodstock in the vicinity of the Christiaan Barnard overpass. Due to the... 

R418m Cape Town station revamp moves into final phase

By: Jade Davenport     15th January 2010 The extensive R418-million renovation of the Cape Town Station is moving into its final phase of construction and is anticipated be completed in time for the kick-off of the 2010 Fifa Soccer World Cup. 

Cape Town-based generator supplier experiences significant growth

By: Jade Davenport     18th September 2009 Cape Town-based turnkey generator supplier, Superwatt, has experienced significant growth over the last 18 months. 


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