Prasa joins list of SOEs struggling to pay salaries on time

The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) has joined the list of state-owned entities struggling to pay its employees on time.

Earlier this week, state arms manufacturer Denel informed workers they would receive only 85% of their June salaries, before a last-minute approval resolved the situation.

Read: Cash-strapped Denel to pay employees only 85% of salaries

On Wednesday, Prasa released a statement alerting staff that not all of them would be paid on Thursday as expected.

It attributes this delay to an unforeseen technical glitch.

Clement Manyathela asks Prasa spokesperson Nana Zenani which employees are affected.

The Prasa corporate office, as well as Metrorail, are affected by the delay. The reason for that is that those two areas have the highest number of employees. So when you look at the balance of the amount that needed to be banked in order to give an increase to workers outside managerial positions, it created a discrepancy.

Nana Zenani, Spokesperson - Prasa

Zenani says the company has launched an investigation to ascertain who is to blame for this discrepancy.

The delay we are talking about is a just a 12-hour delay, but it doesn't exonerate Prasa from doing the right thing as this is an inconvenience.

Nana Zenani, Spokesperson - Prasa

Listen below to the full interview:


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