Question NW644 to the Minister of Finance

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19 December 2018 - NW644

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Bara, Mr M R to ask the Minister of Finance

With reference to the Minister of Transport’s reply to question 3537 on 23 November 2017, what (a) progress has the National Treasury made with regard to each investigation into irregular and unauthorised expenditure by the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa, as instructed in the Public Protector’s report titled Derailed and (b) are the total costs to date in this regard?


a)  National Treasury submitted the draft reports to PRASA on 25 April 2017. The PRASA Board requested time to consider the reports until 31 October 2017. The National Treasury was informed that PRASA had discovered additional documentation that must also be subjected to investigation. However, feedback is still awaited from PRASA on the draft reports that were submitted during April 2017.

b)  The total amount spent on the 13 companies was R24 174 529.

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