Affordable and efficient passenger rail transport is critical to any thriving economic activity. All over the world millions of people use passenger rail to travel to and from work. SA relies on the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) for this important service.

Prasa operates the Metrorail commuter trains and the Shosholoza Meyl long-distance service. However, during the Covid-19 lockdown, much of its infrastructure was targeted by criminals, who stripped rail stations and stole cables and other valuables...

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