Crippled by extensive vandalism said to have cost it an estimated R4bn in the past few years, the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) has launched an intelligence-driven plan aimed at protecting its assets.

The plan, launched on Wednesday by transport minister Fikile Mbalula, hinges on intelligence gathering, analysis and co-ordination; proactive, combative and reactive approaches as well as the insourcing of 3,100 security officers to beef up Prasa’s security unit, among others.

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