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Jun 22, 2012
JSE-listed Barloworld and Electro-Motive Diesel (EMD), of the US, have confirmed the formation of a Southern African rail solutions joint venture, known as Electro-Motive Diesel Africa. EMD is a leading global supplier of diesel-electric locomotives and a subsidiary...
Jun 22, 2012
Tanzania has unveiled a plan to transform public transportation in the capital city, Dar es Salaam, by reviving the near nonexistent commuter railway service. State-owned Reli Holding Company Limited (Rahco) said it intends to bring on board an independent operator...
Jun 21, 2012
Gautrain operator Bombela Concession Company on Thursday announced that the rapid rail system had transported its 10-millionth train passenger, since its inception in June 2010. The trains have now completed over 300-million passenger kilometers, with a 99%...
Jun 21, 2012
Construction work on the R1.3-billion, 3.5 km new dual Bridge City rail link (BCRL), north of Durban, was on schedule, and should be completed by the end of March 2013, said Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) group CEO Lucky Montana on Thursday. The new...
Jun 21, 2012
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Rail infrastructure development in Africa can play a crucial role in the formation of trade corridors, as railroutes are developed to link major cities, providing companies with access to large markets. Frost & Sullivan environment building technology group analyst...
Jun 19, 2012
A Southern African Development Community (SADC) Regional Infrastructure Master Plan (RIMP), which could involve cross-border projects with a combined investment value of up to $500-billion, has been finalised and will be presented to the subregion’s heads of State...
Jun 14, 2012
Indian State-owned diversified manufacturing company BEML opened its first office in Africa, in Johannesburg, on Thursday. This is to allow the further development of its business in South Africa and Africa – the company is already active in South Africa, Botswana,...
Jun 08, 2012
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Gauteng will require additional container terminal capacity by 2016, when City Deep, in Johannesburg, will reach its full capacity, Gauteng MEC for Economic Development Qedani Mahlangu said Friday. Container movements to the province was projected to grow to over...
Jun 07, 2012
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Jun 01, 2012
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May 24, 2012
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May 18, 2012
French railways solutions multinational Alstom Transport says it has integrated localisation into its global business model and that it is ready to pursue joint venture, partnerships and technology transfers in South Africa as the country prepares to make some...
May 18, 2012
The Gautrain Management Agency (GMA) is mulling possible expansions to the Gautrain system, says GMA CEO Jack van der Merwe, but will not go asking government for any project funding soon.
May 17, 2012
Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba has indicated that the procurement of 1 064 new locomotives by State-owned freight logistics group Transnet could cost about R35-billion. He told lawmakers this week that, during the next quarter, Transnet would begin...
May 16, 2012
AltX-listed engineering company Ansys on Wednesday said the refocusing of its business on the rail and mining market segments has resulted in the strong recovery of its financial results for the year ended February. The group’s turnover increased 4% to R102-million;...
May 16, 2012
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Transnet Rail Engineering (TRE’s) Salt River railway plant in Cape Town, which celebrated 150 years of operation this week, could play an important part in upcoming rail investment projects in South Africa, said group CEO Brian Molefe. He said a return to Salt...
May 16, 2012
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South Africa has performed better than its Brics counterparts in the latest World Bank logistics survey, which examines global trade logistics performance in 155 countries. In its ‘Connecting to Compete 2012: Trade Logistics in the Global Economy’ report, the World...
May 11, 2012
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The feasibility study for a coal rail link between Botswana and South Africa was under way and would be completed by the end of the current financial year, State-owned Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) executive manager of planning, Deidre Strydom, said on Friday....
May 11, 2012
Africa needs a collective effort by all countries to address telecoms, rail and freight infrastructure challenges to improve business opportunities in the region, states global investment research and communications group Africa Investor (Ai).
May 11, 2012
The issue of excessive water ingress in the tunnel between Park and Rosebank stations on the Gautrain system “remains unresolved”, says Gautrain Management Agency (GMA) CEO Jack van der Merwe, following reports by Gautrain operator Bombela that the problem is no...
May 09, 2012
A 34 km railway link from Standerton to Eskom’s Tutuka power station has been refurbished and commissioned, the State-owed power utility reported on Wednesday. It said the road-to-rail project should result in a material reduction in the number of trucks...
 
 
 
 
May 07, 2012
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State-owned freight logistics group Transnet has confirmed the receipt of nine bids in response to a request for proposals (RFP) for the purchase of 95 electric locomotives for Transnet Freight Rail’s (TFR’s) general freight business. The electric locomotives are...
May 04, 2012
Gautrain Management Agency (GMA) CEO Jack van der Merwe is hopeful the remaining leg of the Gautrain route, running between Rosebank station and Park station, in downtown Johannesburg, will open “some time in May”.
Apr 30, 2012
The head of State-owned freight logistics utility Transnet – which recently unveiled a R300-billion, seven-year investment programme – is expecting the group’s 2015/16 financial year to prove the most difficult to navigate, as in that year the group’s capital...
Apr 27, 2012
Apr 26, 2012
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The issue of excessive water ingress in the tunnel between Park and Rosebank stations on the Gautrain system “remained unresolved”, said Gautrain Management Agency (GMA) CEO Jack van der Merwe on Wednesday evening, following reports by Gautrain operator Bombela that...
Apr 24, 2012
Gautrain operator Bombela has started demonstration running of trains to Park station, in downtown Johannesburg, ahead of the opening of the final leg of the route next month, spokesperson Errol Braithwaite said on Tuesday. He told Engineering News Online that work...
Apr 23, 2012
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The Gautrain Management Agency (GMA) is mulling possible expansions to the Gautrain system, says GMA CEO Jack van der Merwe, but will not go asking government for any project funding soon. “We are looking at extending the line to the east and west, for example. It...
Apr 20, 2012
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Transnet CEO Brian Molefe says the State-owned freight logistics group is in talks with luxury car manufacturers Mercedes-Benz and BMW on a new transport plan that could increase the number of vehicles transported domestically by rail. Currently, vehicles produced...
Apr 20, 2012
Around 60% of Gautrain passengers are women, says Bombela spokesperson Kelebogile Machaka. And, when looking at the racial breakdown, 45% of passengers are white, 12% are Asian, and 35% black.
Apr 20, 2012
One of the few novel themes explored in the latest version of South Africa’s Industrial Policy Action Plan (Ipap) is the concept of “developmental integration” – a emerging idea that seeks to align South Africa’s industrial policy aspirations with the even more...
 
 
 
 
Apr 19, 2012
The launch of the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa’s (Prasa’s) request for proposal (RFP) for new rolling stock marked the dawn of a new era for public transport in the country, said Transport Minister Sibusiso Ndebele. The Minister on Thursday formally opened...
Apr 16, 2012
Gautrain Management Agency (GMA) CEO Jack van der Merwe is hopeful the remaining leg of the Gautrain route, running between Rosebank station and Park station, in downtown Johannesburg, will open “some time in May”. “The contractor still has some work to do to bring...
Apr 13, 2012
Plans for unlocking South Africa's coal- and platinum-rich northern mineral belt through transport, water and energy interventions, were deliberated upon on Friday by officials representing all three spheres of government. The officials convened in Gauteng under the...
Apr 13, 2012
Concrete products manufacturer Rocla has added the Alfabloc precast concrete retaining wall system to its range of products.
Apr 13, 2012
Rail infrastructure contractor Racec has successfully completed major projects in the Northern Cape and Sierra Leone and has consolidated its position as a rail contractor following the disposal of its subsidiaries and its noncore loss-making manufacturing operations...
Apr 13, 2012
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State-owned enterprise the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa’s (Prasa’s) Vision 2015 plan aims to position it as the top public transport provider in high-volume corridors.
Apr 13, 2012
Software developer Dariel Solutions has been awarded an innovation grant by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) for its WBX weighbridge software for rail and road and is planning to export the system.
Apr 13, 2012
The third East & Central Africa Roads & Rail Infrastructure Summit, which is aimed at discussing the challenges facing the road and rail infrastructure in this region, will take place in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Apr 13, 2012
US locomotives manufacturer GE Transportation, which is, through its local subsidiary General Electric South Africa Technologies (Gesat), producing 143 locomotives for State-owned freight logistics group Transnet, says it aims to tap into further rail opportunities...
Apr 10, 2012
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State-owned transport utility Transnet will issue an open tender later this financial year, which ends on March 31, 2013, for the purchase of 1 000 new diesel and electric locomotives, valued at around R30-billion. Speaking at the launch of the group’s R300-billion,...
 
 
 
 
Apr 10, 2012
Apr 06, 2012
Gautrain operator Bombela has increased the capacity on its Pretoria–Johannesburg line by 40% during peak periods, owing to customer demand.
Apr 06, 2012
Apr 02, 2012
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Around 60% of Gautrain passengers are women, says Bombela spokesperson Kelebogile Machaka. And, when looking at the racial breakdown, 45% of passengers are white, 35% black, 12% are Asian and 8% coloured. “About 35% of our passengers fall into the 35 to 49 age...
Mar 29, 2012
The City of Johannesburg on Thursday tabled its Integrated Development Plan (IDP) and Flagship Programmes for the next five years to the city council, highlighting green projects and infrastructure upgrades as being critical to achieve the Joburg 2040 Strategy...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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