The Railway Safety Regulator (RSR) will issue the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) with a Temporary Safety Permit.
It is the view of the RSR that the issuance of a Temporary Safety Permit will assist PRASA in continuing with their operations, but most importantly, provide PRASA with another opportunity to develop robust action plans that will address the identified inadequacies, RSR said in a statement.
The safety permit is valid from Thursday till 31 August 2018.
The RSR has issued PRASA with a Contravention Notice for operating trains on 1 August 2018 without being in possession of a valid Safety Permit.
It is the RSR's legislative obligation, as an authority responsible for overseeing rail safety, to ensure that operators demonstrate the highest levels of commitment towards the safety of railway operations customers, staff, contractors, visitors and others who may be affected by its railway operations, RSR said.
Source: South African Government News Agency