Spending soars to protect railways from cable thieves

posted by Andrew Allen
in Law
9 June 2022

South Africa’s railway networks are spending more than R1.5bn ($98m) a year in security costs to protect infrastructure from vandalism as theft of cables soars.

The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) and state logistics provider Transnet have to foot the bill to prevent thieves stealing vital parts of the rail infrastructure and selling them as scrap metal.

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