Streaming issues? Report here
money-show-thumbnailjpg money-show-thumbnailjpg
The Money Show with Bruce Whitfield
18:00 - 20:00
volume_up
volume_mute

Up Next: The Aubrey Masango Show
See full line-up
The Money Show with Bruce Whitfield
18:00 - 20:00
Home
arrow_forward
Politics
fiber_manual_record
Local

'Things aren't perfect at train stations, but war room has brought improvements'

5 November 2019 8:30 AM
Tags:
PRASA
War Room
train stations

Department of Transport director-general Alec Moemi reflects on the new moves to addresses safety and security concerns at Prasa.

Transport Minster Fikile Mbalula delivered the progress of the newly established war room at a press briefing on Monday.

According to Mbalula, since the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) war room began its work in August, more trains have been on time and there have been fewer accidents.

To discuss the war room's successes, Bongani Bingwa speaks to the Department of Transport director-general Alec Moemi.

RELATED: War room has improved trains' on-time arrival, says Prasa

Moemi says President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed a proclamation for special investigations unit, which has commenced with the work of investigating all malfeasance that happened during the years of state capture.

The work on bringing wrongdoers to book continues and we will try to recover what is due to the company.

Alec Moemi, Director- general - Department of Transport

Mbalula set up a war room to address safety and security concerns and the quality of operations at Prasa, he explains.

If things were proper, there would be no need for a war room and there would be no need for a continued intervention by the Department of Transport into the affairs of Prasa.

Alec Moemi, Director- general - Department of Transport

The department has intervened because it realised that what the customer wanted is not being delivered.

The customer wants reliability and wants the trains to always be available, they want predictability and they also want to feel safe. We are not saying all is well at train stations, what we are saying is that there has been improvements in various areas.

Alec Moemi, Director- general - Department of Transport

Listen below to the full conversation:


5 November 2019 8:30 AM
Tags:
PRASA
War Room
train stations

More from Politics

Candle Eskom 123rf 123rfbusiness 123rflifestyle

Eskom want its stolen money back – from Koko, Molefe, Singh (etc) and the Guptas

3 August 2020 6:27 PM

The process to recover the looted billions has begun. Bruce Whitfield talks to Steven Powell, Director in Forensics at ENS Africa.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

20200803normagigabaoutsidecourtjfif

This is intimidation, this is a way to silence Norma Gigaba - Advocacy group

3 August 2020 4:40 PM

EWN reporter Veronica Mokhoali says Wise 4 Africa supports Norma amid malicious damage to property and crimen injuria charges.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

20200803normagigabaoutsidecourtjfif

Norma Gigaba's arrest by Hawks 'was done within confines of law'

3 August 2020 1:02 PM

Spokesperson Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi explains why his department apprehended her and says nothing was wrong with the action.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

ramaphosa-imbizojpg

'Stop passing on inside information about tenders to families and friends only'

3 August 2020 12:52 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa pained by 'a businessperson who can inflate the price of a surgical mask by as much as 900%'.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

200728Andrew

'People hoped cadres can put eating tendencies aside and focus on saving lives'

3 August 2020 11:37 AM

Clement Manyathela facilitates a conversation on the governing party's corruption allegations against its members.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

191017-david-mabuza-edjpg

Be assured that Deputy President David Mabuza is at home and well - Presidency

2 August 2020 8:53 PM

The Office of the Deputy President has received numerous calls from concerned South Africans regarding his health status.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

200109john

DA calls for snap debate over 'ANC's COVID feeding frenzy'

2 August 2020 1:34 PM

The last few weeks have seen numerous allegations of corruption leveled against senior party members.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

cyril.jpeg.jpg

'It's unconscionable that people use COVID-19 crisis to enrich themselves'

2 August 2020 10:07 AM

President Cyril Ramaphosa reiterates that they have empowered law-enforcement agencies to probe reports of alleged corruption.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

200801davidgif

Masondo says he called the Hawks to ‘protect his family’

1 August 2020 12:23 PM

Minister Masondo defended his actions to the ANC’s integrity commission on Friday after it recommended that he step down from both his positions in government and within the party.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

200731 Bheki Cele1

Murder, sexual assault and common assault surge as Cele releases crime stats

31 July 2020 1:16 PM

EWN reporter Theto Mahlakoana and ISS's Johan Burger reflect on the recent crime statistics released by the police ministry.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

More from Local

Covid-19 workplace safety measures 123rf

Act, Mr Ramaphosa! Cosatu wants special courts to tackle COVID-19 corruption

3 August 2020 6:27 PM

On Monday, the federation released a statement expressing its concern over allegations of corruption against state officials.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Electricity load shedding power outages 123rfpolitics 123rf

Soweto, Ivory Park affected as Eskom implements load reduction in four provinces

3 August 2020 6:00 PM

In Gauteng, residents in many parts of Ivory Park and Soweto will be affected from 5pm until 10pm.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

eskom-logojfif

Eskom and SIU seek to recoup funds lost to state capture corruption

3 August 2020 5:50 PM

The power utility and the Special Investigating Unit have approached the North Gauteng High Court to recoup R3.8-billion.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

cigarette-pack-smoker-tobacco-product-addiction-packet-smokes-smoking-123rf

South Africa to take part in a tobacco survey ahead of planned new restrictions

3 August 2020 5:46 PM

Business Insider Inc associate editor thinks the results of the survey may create a false baseline for South Africa.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

cellphone-mobile-phone-user-chat-texting-SMS-apps-city-skyline-123rf

5G infrastructure pushback: Research shows exposure not having effect on health

3 August 2020 5:20 PM

Communications acting director-general Nomvuyiso Batyi says we cannot conclude the technology radiation has cancer-causing cells.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Tintswalo Makhubele

Zondo dismisses Judge Makhubele’s application to postpone her testimony

3 August 2020 4:25 PM

Eyewitness News reporter Nthakoana Ngatane has the details.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

alcohol-liquor-booze-drinking-glasses-whiskey-clinging-celebrations-123rf

Scientist says booze ban is helpful but offers alternatives so it can be lifted

3 August 2020 2:56 PM

South African Medical Research Council has called on the government to review the ban in alcohol sales.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Visa

[LISTEN] Home Affairs extends validity of visas that expired during lockdown

3 August 2020 1:13 PM

Mandy Wiener spoke to Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi to find out more.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

school-learner-child-pupil-writing-notebook-classroom-pencil-stationery-123rf

Sadtu says it will not hesitate to seek school break if COVID-19 flares up

3 August 2020 1:12 PM

The union will call on the department to say they should close down schools to ensure learners and teachers are not put in danger.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Mkhwebane

Mkhwebane says she’s been inundated by reports of service failures during COVID

3 August 2020 11:29 AM

Busisiwe Mkhwebane's office also said 450 people have approached the chapter 9 institution, complaining that they were unfairly denied the monthly R350 special social relief grant.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward