'A pragmatic approach is needed to fix the Prasa crisis'

Professor Marianne Vanderschuren from the centre for transport studies at the University of Cape Town says a pragmatic approach is needed to fix the Passsenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) crisis.

This follows statement made by Transport Minister Blade Nzmande that he will appoint a task team to undertake an analysis of Prasa over the next two months.

Nzimande on Thursday also said government’s strategy to turn around the crisis-ridden Prasa had failed.

We need to identify where we need to fix the system first. An analysis of that can be done within a month.

Marianne Vanderschuren, Senior lecturer - Centre for Transport Studies at UCT

They need to prioritise what needs to be done and put their money where their mouth is.

Marianne Vanderschuren, Senior lecturer - Centre for Transport Studies at UCT

Listen to what solutions Van der Schuren has suggested...


This article first appeared on 702 : 'A pragmatic approach is needed to fix the Prasa crisis'


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