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Transport Minister gives interim Prasa board its orders


As fired members of the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) were arguing in court that their dismissal was illegal, Transport Minister Dipuo Peters met with the interim board of the state-owned commuter rail agency on Friday.

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“Minister Peters indicated to the board that Prasa is currently implementing a bold plan to transform and modernise passenger rail services over the next 20 years in South Africa. This is in line with its vision to become the backbone of public transportation as the mass carrier supported by all other modes of transport,” the Transport Ministry said in a statement.

The interim board, appointed by Peters on Monday comprises the former CEO of the SA National Roads Agency Limited Nazir Alli, former National Union of Mineworkers secretary-general Frans Baleni, former Transport Department spokesman Tiyani Rikhotso, lawyer Ronny Mkhwanazi and the CEO of the SA Local Government Association, Xolile George.


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