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prasaFin24 reports that the regional manager for the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) in the Western Cape, Richard Walker, has been placed on paid leave "while the organisation attends to the numerous challenges in the region."  

In a statement on Tuesday, the agency's spokesperson, Makhosini Mgitywa, said Raymond Maseko, who has over 18 years’ hands-on experience in railway planning, infrastructure development, project and product management, and systems engineering strategies, had taken over as acting regional manager in the Western Cape with immediate effect.  Mgitywa said that Maseko's appointment was aimed at stabilising the region and improving performance and added that the Western Cape region had proven to be the "most troubled among all of Prasa’s regions".  It had experienced “multiple challenges and lapses as the operating unit of Prasa Rail Operations, which have led to passengers, commuters and stakeholders losing confidence in the business".  Prasa's fleet of trains in the Western Cape has also been decimated by the burning of carriages.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Jan Cronje at Fin24

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