Paul Ash Senior reporter

Paul Ash is a senior reporter at the Sunday Times, covering transport, environment and wildlife, farming, tourism and defence. He was a 14-year veteran of the paper's travel section before moving to the newsroom in 2020 to focus on writing, reporting and telling stories in sound.

Paul Ash Senior reporter
Back on track: too-tall locomotives to leave SA for new home

Hobbled by height, court and lockdown obstacles, the Spanish locos are finally on their way to Tanzania

Paul Ash Senior reporter
Prasa chugging along much better now, says outgoing boss

Prasa administrator Bongisizwe Mpondo will leave a very different rail agency to the one he joined in November 2019.

Paul Ash Senior reporter
Aviation experts call for borders to reopen ahead of travel season

If SA's border closure extends into the summer season, when tens of thousands of tourists usually flock to the country, the aviation sector will be ...

Paul Ash Senior reporter
Prasa’s ‘too tall’ locomotives to go under the knife

Lofty engines back on track to help out depleted rail fleet

Paul Ash Senior reporter
SA-born professor in harassment row at Harvard

A South Africa-born professor from Cape Town, who has carved out a successful career in the hallowed halls of Harvard, has been accused of sexual ...

Paul Ash Senior reporter
Live-streaming keeps animal actors in work

Animal actors from a farm near Cape Town will be able to keep working during the Covid-19 lockdown.

Paul Ash Senior reporter
Cable theft and 'sabotage' cripple Prasa commuter trains

As cable thieves pillage SA's rail infrastructure and render Metrorail's electric trains useless, the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) had to ...

Paul Ash Senior reporter
SADC takes cover as Mozambique fights jihadists

After insurgents captured the northern Mozambique port of Mocimboa da Praia on Tuesday, SA contract workers in the gas-field town of Palma, 70km to ...

Paul Ash Senior reporter
Sagging commodity prices will put the brakes on SA's economic recovery

Reduced consumer demand and plunging commodity prices caused by the coronavirus pandemic spell a long road to recovery for SA’s economy.

Paul Ash Senior reporter
'This is such a unique thing': Rail contract goes for 'cheap' R78K

Antiquarian book dealer Ronald Levine has sold some rare books in his time, but few will match the handwritten articles of contract for SA's first ...

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