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PRASA Appoints New Group CEO Mr Sibusiso Sithole

 

05 JUNE 2018

 

The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) today welcome its new Group CEO, Mr. Sibusiso Sithole, who has been appointed for a period of 12 months effective 1 June 2018.

 

Addressing the senior executives at the welcome meeting this morning, Mr Sithole was appreciative and sensitive to the issues affecting the organisation to which he said PRASA was not alone as most SOEs are currently going through turmoil. However, he emphasised the need for PRASA and employees to be forever cognisant of the role the organisation is playing, which is focusing on delivering on the needs of the poorest of the poor who rely on rail as the backbone of public transport. He expressed confidence on the calibre of the entire PRASA employees and their ability to rise to the occasion as part of the new dawn the country is experiencing.

 

Mr. Sithole, who has been appointed to bring stability and certainty to PRASA is the former City Manager of EThekwini Municipality. A turnaround strategist and policy specialist, Sithole has held key positions including General Manager at Umgeni Water Board, Xhuma Development Solutions, just to mention a few.

 

The Chairperson of the Board of Control, Ms Khanyisile Kweyama said the appointment of Mr. Sithole comes at an opportune moment and she hopes that he can hit the ground running. “Mr. Sithole is quite aware of the immense challenges facing the organisation. PRASA is at its worst performance levels and there is an expectation from the public that we serve for the organisation to turn itself around. We cannot overemphasise what our expectation as a Board is from the CEO. Fortunately with the kind of experience he has, we should not expect any difficult in him executing the task at hand”.

 

Mr. Sithole holds a B. Proc (Law) Degree from University of Natal, Masters in Education from Manchester University (UK), MBA in Corporate Strategy (UNISA), and is currently pursuing a Doctor of Business Administration with Walden University (USA).

 

The Board has urged all staff and management to give Mr. Sithole all the support he will need during this challenging period.

 

 

 



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