http://www.engineeringnews.co.za
  SEARCH
Login
R/€ = 13.70Change: -0.14
R/$ = 11.02Change: -0.06
Au 1198.09 $/ozChange: 3.14
Pt 1212.50 $/ozChange: 7.00
 
 
Note: Search is limited to the most recent 250 articles. Set date range to access earlier articles.
Where? With... When?








Start
 
End
 
 
And must exclude these words...
Close Main Search
Close Main Login
My Profile News Alerts Newsletters Logout Close Main Profile
 
Agriculture   Automotive   Chemicals   Competition Policy   Construction   Defence   Economy   Electricity   Energy   Environment   ICT   Metals   Mining   Science and Technology   Services   Trade   Transport & Logistics   Water  
What's On Press Office Tenders Suppliers Directory Research Jobs Announcements Contact Us
 
 
 
RSS Feed
Article   Comments   Other News   Research   Magazine  
 
 
Apr 09, 2008

Radebe insists World Cup transport infrastructure will be in place

Back
 
Pretoria|Africa|Gautrain|Gautrain Rapid Rail|Murray & Roberts|PROJECT|Resources|Rosebank|Africa|South Africa|Gautrain|Oliver Tambo International Airport|Park Station|Building|Transport|FIFA|Gauteng Provincial Government|Gautrain|Bombardier|Gautrain|Infrastructure|Jeff Radebe|Rail|Sean Flanagan|FIFA World Cup|World Cup
|Africa|Gautrain|Gautrain Rapid Rail|PROJECT|Resources||Africa||Gautrain||Building|Transport|Gautrain|Gautrain|Infrastructure|Rail||
pretoria|africa-company|gautrain-company|gautrain-rapid-rail|murray-roberts|project|resources|rosebank|africa|south-africa|gautrain-facility|oliver-tambo-international-airport|park-station|building|transport-industry-term|fifa|gauteng-provincial-government|gautrain-organization|bombardier-person|gautrain|infrastructure|jeff-radebe|rail|sean-flanagan|fifa-world-cup|world-cup
© Reuse this Transport Minister Jeff Radebe on Wednesday asserted that the first phase of the Gautrain rapid-rail project would be completed before South Africa hosts the soccer World Cup, as well as on budget.

This came after a significant shareholder in the consortium building the project said last month that there was no part in the R25-billion contract that stipulated any part of the project would have to be completed in time for the sporting event.

Murray & Roberts executive director Sean Flanagan said at the time that the Gauteng provincial government would have to pay extra should it wish to have the first phase of the Gautrain rapid-rail project completed in time for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

Bombela has been contracted to complete the first phase of the 80-km project in 45 months, which makes the completion date July 2010, by when the World Cup would be over.

However, Radebe told reporters in Pretoria that the contract had been signed for the project to be ready to ride by early June 2010.

"Contrary to what you have heard, by 2010, before we host the World Cup, the link between Park Station, Sandton, and Oliver Tambo International Airport (ORTIA) will be complete," he said.

"So when you land at ORTIA at the beginning of June 2010, you will be able to get onto the Gautrain, and 12 minutes later be alighting in Sandton or Rosebank," affirmed Radebe. "There is no truth in the fact that we are still negotiating the contract."

He stressed that the government had signed the deal and "knows how much it is going to pay".

Meanwhile, Flanagan said that government would have to renegotiate with the Bombela consortium, if it wanted the first phase of the project done before the soccer World Cup. At the time, he said that the project would have to be accelerated by two months to complete it in time for the event.

"This will cost money, as we would have to bring in additional resources," Flanagan stated.

The Gautrain is a public-private partnership between the Gauteng provincial government and Bombela, a consortium consisting of international partners Bombardier and Bouygues, and local stakeholders Murray & Roberts, as well as black economic-empowerment company Strategic Partners Group.

Edited by: Mariaan Webb
© Reuse this Comment Guidelines (150 word limit)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other Rail News
South Africa’s rail network fell victim to a total of 4 703 separate “security-related incidents”, which largely comprised acts of vandalism and theft, in the 2013/14 financial period – denoting a 14% jump in the number of similar occurrences in the prior year, the...
The multipurpose trade between South Africa and West Africa is expected to grow in 2015 as a result of South African companies strengthening their footprint in the West African market and becoming globally competitive, says multipurpose vessel owner Safmarine MPV.
There were signs of progress this week on the long-awaited Tripartite Free Trade Agreement (T-FTA), which has been under discussion between the Common Market of Eastern and Southern Africa, the East African Community and the Southern African Development Community...
More
 
 
Latest News
Increased maintenance costs, poor rolling mill yields and strike action have widened Evraz Highveld Steel’s operating loss, from R149-million in the nine months ended September 30, 2013, to R483-million for the comparative 2014 period. The company added on Monday...
Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson has misled Parliament and should be suspended pending an investigation, the DA said on Monday. "Reports indicate that the minister was involved in recommending and appointing Mr Tshepo Kgadima as chairman of the board of...
More
 
 
Recent Research Reports
Defence 2014: A review of South Africa's defence industry (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Defence 2014 report examines South Africa’s defence industry, with particular focus on the key participants in the sector, the innovations that have come out of the sector, local and export demand, South Africa’s controversial multibillion-rand...
Road and Rail 2014: A review of South Africa's road and rail infrastructure (PDF report)
Creamer Media’s Road and Rail 2014 report examines South Africa’s road and rail transport system, with particular focus on the size and state of the country’s road and rail network, the funding and maintenance of these respective networks, and the push to move road...
Real Economy Year Book 2014 (PDF Report)
This edition drills down into the performance and outlook for a variety of sectors, including automotive, construction, electricity, transport, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum.
Real Economy Insight: Automotive 2014 (PDF Report)
This four-page brief covers key developments in the automotive industry over the past 12 months, including an overview of South Africa’s automotive market, trade figures, production and the policies influencing the sector.
Real Economy Insight: Construction 2014 (PDF Report)
This five-page brief covers key developments in the construction industry over the past 12 months. It provides an overview of the sector and includes details of employment in the sector, infrastructure and municipal spending, as well as insight into companies’...
Real Economy Insight: Electricity 2014 (PDF Report)
This five-page brief covers key developments in the electricity industry over the past 12 months, including details of State-owned power utility Eskom’s generation activities, funding and tariffs, independent power producers and prospects for the sector.
 
 
 
 
 
This Week's Magazine
JSE-listed real estate investment trust (REIT) Rebosis Property Fund achieved a distribution growth of 8.1% to 99.45c per linked unit in the financial year ended August 31, despite volatile market conditions.
JAMES ROBERTS The MOM incubator was designed to help babies in developing nations who were dying in conflict-struck nations or who do not receive hospital care
A low-cost, inflatable incubator won this year’s international James Dyson design award, which aims to encourage and inspire the next generation of design engineers.
The World Bank released its ‘Doing Business 2015: Going Beyond Efficiency’ report last month and ranked South Africa 43 out of 189 global economies for its ease of doing business, with Singapore topping the rankings.
Air Products South Africa officially launched its R300-million Eastern Cape air- separation unit (ASU), at its new manufacturing facility in the Coega Industrial Development Zone (IDZ), earlier this month. It is the second facility that Air Products launched in South...
BMW South Africa (SA) has signed a power purchasing agreement with energy company Bio2Watt. The offtake partnership will bring renewable energy to the carmaker’s Rosslyn plant, north of Pretoria.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alert Close
Embed Code Close
content
Research Reports Close
Research Reports are a product of the
Research Channel Africa. Reports can be bought individually or you can gain full access to all reports as part of a Research Channel Africa subscription.
Find Out More Buy Report
 
 
Close
Engineering News
Completely Re-Engineered
Experience it now. Click here
*website to launch in a few weeks