Siyangena and Prasa legal battle heads to SCA

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The multi-billion rand legal battle between Siyangena Technologies and the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) is heading to the Supreme Court of Appeal on Friday.

Siyangena is challenging the October 2020 judgment which set aside its contracts with Prasa.

The High Court in Pretoria found that, among others, Siyangena unlawfully won contracts worth billions of rands to supply security infrastructure to Prasa stations for the 2010 World Cup.

The items included automated speed tile gates, information boards, CCTV, lights and communication systems, to a contract value of approximately R6 billion.

The High Court also ordered that an independent engineer be appointed to evaluate the cost of the work done by Siyangena.

This evaluation will then be compared to the money already paid to the company.

State Capture

In 2020, the State Capture Inquiry heard how signatures were forged in order to facilitate certain contracts at Prasa.

VIDEO: Prasa’s Head of legal, Martha Ngoye, detailed how procurement processes were flouted when Prasa awarded a contract to Siyangena Technologies: