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daFin24 reports that the Democratic Alliance (DA) claims it has information that confirms that the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) is not compliant with sections of the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA).  

According to Manny de Freitas, DA shadow minister of transport, this means it may not get the funds it desperately needs from the Department of Transport.  "This is very alarming as Prasa transports two million people to and from work every day.  If Prasa does not meet the requirements to get the funding it needs to keep trains running, these people will be left stranded and will inevitably lose their jobs and livelihoods," De Freitas said in a statement on Sunday.  In his view, Transport Minister Joe Maswanganyi has neglected his duties and has failed to uphold his mandate.  "He must urgently intervene to ensure Prasa gets its affairs in order as our country cannot afford to shed more jobs in this adverse economic climate," said De Freitas.

  • Read this report in full at Fin24
  • See too, Minister's negligence could result in millions of job losses, says DA, at IOL News
  • Read the DA’s press statement at DA Newsroom

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