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prasaGroundUp reports that the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) has failed to provide a security plan or a tender for new security contracts, as required by a court ruling made in November 2019.  

Judge John Hlophe had given Prasa a month to submit such documents.  Three security companies operating in the Western Cape took Prasa to court in November after their contracts were terminated without any alternative safety plan, so leaving the railway vulnerable to crime.  Commuter activist group #UniteBehind accordingly lodged an application with the Western Cape High Court on Tuesday, seeking to have Minister of Transport Fikile Mbalula held accountable for Prasa‚Äôs failure to present a security plan to the court.  #UniteBehind also asserted that it was necessary for Mbalula to intervene and oversee the process as Prasa lacked a board to fulfill its oversight duties.  In the application, #UniteBehind pointed out that Prasa was obliged to update the court on what was being done about a new tender contract, as well as give reasons for not complying with the court order.


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