Question NW52 to the Minister of Transport

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09 March 2020 - NW52

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Hunsinger, Mr CH to ask the Minister of Transport

(a) On what legislative structural basis did the War Room of the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) come into existence, (b) to whom did the PRASA War Room report, (c) who was in charge of the War Room, (d) what was the total expenses for the PRASA War Room during its existence, (e)(i) what total number of staff was employed at the PRASA War Room and (ii) on whose payroll were they and (f)(i) whose equipment did they use and (ii) what agreements were established on these arrangements?


(a) The PRASA War Room was established by the Accounting Authority of PRASA under direction of the Executive Authority.

(b) The Steering Committee of the PRASA War Room reported to the Minister of Transport.

(c) The Steering Committee of the PRASA War Room met weekly and was chaired by the Director General: Department of Transport. A Technical Committee managed the day to day functioning of the War Room chaired by the Head of Strategic Planning at PRASA.

(d) No extra cost was attributed to the War Room as it was staffed with PRASA employees.

(e) (i) Five(5) PRASA employees staffed the War Room on a permanent basis.

(ii) Refer to (d) above.

(f) (i) All equipment used in the War Room is owned by PRASA.

(ii) Refer to (f)(i) above.

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