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Rail News

R400m Dunnottar train plant contract awarded to black-owned firms

By: Irma Venter     17th June 2016 Gibela has awarded the Trencon Black Jills joint venture (JV) the R400-million contract to build the main site buildings at its Dunnottar train manufacturing plant, on the East Rand. The plant will be used to produce the 580 trains Gibela is to supply to the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa... 

Gibela secures 32 local suppliers for R51bn PRASA contract, seeks many more

By: Irma Venter     10th June 2016 The number of local suppliers in the R51-billion contract to produce 600 new passenger trains for the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) has reached 32. Six trains have been completed and shipped to South Africa to date. These units form part of an order of 20 that are being imported... 

Gibela secures 32 local suppliers for R51bn PRASA contract, seeks many more
Photo by Duane Daws
Gibela's X'Trapolis Mega train, built for PRASA

Vadi aiming for Gauteng Transport Authority deal ahead of August elections

By: Irma Venter     10th June 2016 The Gauteng government hopes to sign an in-principle agreement with Gauteng’s three major municipalities – Ekurhuleni, Tshwane and Johannesburg – on the formation of a Gauteng Transport Authority (GTA) before the local elections, to be held on August 3, says Gauteng Roads and Transport MEC Dr... 

South African emergency response app receiving international attention

By: Schalk Burger     10th June 2016 The locally developed emergency response CrashDetech smartphone application (app) will compete against international social businesses and technologies as part of The Venture competition in New York, next month. CrashDetech is in talks to potentially deploy the solution in Zambia, the UK,... 

South African emergency response app receiving  international attention
JACO GERRITS Our aim has always been to make a large contribution to road safety and reduce roadside fatalities and injuries

Five firms get R550m in funding under Black Industrialist programme

By: David Oliveira     10th June 2016 The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has provided R550-million in finance to five companies that have been approved for participation in the department’s Black Industrialists (BI) programme, Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies revealed. Speaking at a media briefing following the... 

African countries need greater collaboration on infrastructure development, empowering women

By: Ilan Solomons     9th June 2016 Infrastructure sharing can greatly assist in developing African countries and can also save billions of dollars in costs, African Union Commission (AUC) infrastructure and energy commissioner Dr Elham Mahmood Ahmed Ibrahim told delegates at the Infrastructure Africa conference, in Johannesburg,... 

African countries need greater collaboration on infrastructure development, empowering women
Geraldine Joslyn Fraser-Moleketi, Tas Anvaripour and Dr Elham Mahmood Ahmed Ibrahim

Two more X'Trapolis train sets en route from Brazil, says passenger rail agency

By: David Oliveira     3rd June 2016 The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) has, to date, taken delivery of five X’Trapolis Mega train sets being manufactured by the Gibela Rail Transportation Consortium, in Brazil. A further two of the train sets, each comprising six coaches, were en route to South Africa, while the... 

Trencon Black Jills JV wins R400m Gibela train plant contract

By: Irma Venter     2nd June 2016 Gibela on Thursday announced that it had awarded the Trencon Black Jills joint venture (JV) the R400-million contract to build the main site buildings at its Dunnottar train manufacturing plant, on the East Rand. The plant would be used to produce the 580 trains Gibela was to supply to the... 

Trencon Black Jills JV wins R400m Gibela train plant contract
Photo by Christo Greyling
Gibela CEO Marc Granger

Prasa begins open line testing on new commuter trains 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      2nd June 2016 The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa, along with the Gibela Rail Transportation Consortium, began open line testing on the first test train imported from Brazil last month. Anine Kilian tells us more. 

Prasa begins open line testing on new commuter trains
Prasa begins open line testing on new commuter trains

Black industrialists receive R550m funding support 

By: David Oliveira     1st June 2016 The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has provided R550-million in finance to five companies that have been approved for participation in the department’s Black Industrialists (BI) programme, Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies has revealed. Speaking at a media briefing following the... 

Black industrialists receive R550m funding support
Photo by Duane Daws
Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies

Gautrain disruptions cause havoc in Johannesburg

By: African News Agency      1st June 2016 The month of June started badly for Gautrain passengers with service interruptions adding to the pain of fare increases which came into force on Wednesday. Passengers faced the grim possibility of missing their flights as services from Johannesburg’s Park Station and Pretoria to OR Tambo... 

Gautrain disruptions cause havoc in Johannesburg

Bombela awarded R624m in Gautrain Sandton station claim

By: Irma Venter     31st May 2016 The arbitration tribunal ruling on the Bombela Concession Company’s (BCC’s) Gautrain Sandton Station cavern claim, has increased it provisional quantum award of R354-million, as set in March, to R624-million (excluding VAT). The award was in relation to a claim lodged by the Bombela Civil Joint... 

Bombela awarded R624m in Gautrain Sandton station claim

Insight into proposed Gautrain expansion expected in June

By: Irma Venter     27th May 2016 The Gauteng government will make an announcement on the possible expansion of the province’s rapid rail system by the end of June, says Gautrain Management Agency CEO Jack van der Merwe. He notes that the feasibility study – which is investigating the viability of expanding the Gautrain network –... 

More X’Trapolis Mega trains delivered to PRASA 

By: David Oliveira     25th May 2016 The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) has, to date, taken delivery of five X’Trapolis Mega train sets being manufactured by the Gibela Rail Transportation Consortium, in Brazil. A further two of the train sets, each comprising six coaches, were en route to South Africa, while the... 

More X’Trapolis Mega trains delivered to PRASA
Transport Minister Dipuo Peters tells communities to value and protect the new trains being acquired by the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa. Video and editing: Darlene Creamer

Transnet appoints chief information officer

     24th May 2016 Transnet has appointed Makano Mosidi chief information officer (CIO), effective June 1. Mosidi will report to group CE Siyabonga Gama in line with the group’s objective of ensuring that digitalisation is central to driving innovation efficiency and cost effectiveness across all operations. She is... 

DTI moving to iron out local-content frustrations around Transnet contracts

By: Terence Creamer     24th May 2016 The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has confirmed that it is “concerned” about whether all four of the original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) that have been awarded parts of a R50-billion contract to supply 1 064 electricity and diesel locomotives to Transnet will meet the minimum... 

DTI moving to iron out local-content frustrations around Transnet contracts

Transnet appoints group executive for R&D

     20th May 2016 State-owned Transnet has appointed Khomotso Phihlela group executive for research and development to spearhead and monetise the company’s intellectual property drive. The group has identified innovation as one of the key drivers of revenue and profitability, operational efficiency and a way of... 

Transnet Engineering targets big rise in third-party orders as OEM strategy evolves

By: Terence Creamer     19th May 2016 The engineering unit of State-owned Transnet has set a target of securing 40% of its revenue from third-party orders by 2021, which would represent a material increase from current levels of around 12%. The bulk of Transnet Engineering’s R10-billion in yearly revenues is currently derived from... 

Transnet Engineering targets big rise in third-party orders as OEM strategy evolves
Photo by Duane Daws
Transnet chief advanced manufacturing officer Thamsanqa Jiyane

Nair confirmed as TFR chief as Transnet unveils new team

By: Creamer Media Reporter      18th May 2016 Freight logistics group Transnet on Wednesday unveiled its new leadership team and structure, which the State-owned company said was in line with revisions to its operating model and its aspiration to capture new market opportunities. Group CEO Siyabonga Gama, who was recently confirmed as the... 

Nair confirmed as TFR chief as Transnet unveils new team
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Transnet CEO Siyabonga Gama

DTI urged to consult widely on new rail, agroprocessing incentives

By: Terence Creamer     17th May 2016 Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies reaffirmed on Tuesday that government planned to pursue an increasing number of sector-specific incentive schemes, with an initial focus on the creation of new incentives for the agroprocessing and railways industries. Speaking at a business briefing... 

DTI urged to consult widely on new rail, agroprocessing incentives

Announcement on Gautrain expansion project expected by the end of June

By: Irma Venter     12th May 2016 The Gauteng government would make an announcement on the possible expansion of the province’s rapid rail system by the end of June, said Gautrain Management Agency CEO Jack van der Merwe on Thursday. Speaking to Engineering News Online on the sidelines of the Transport Forum conference in... 

Announcement on Gautrain expansion project expected by the end of June

Davies weighs in on rail localisation

By: Terence Creamer     9th May 2016 Government was aware of the complaints surrounding the lack of progress in ensuring that localisation in Transnet’s locomotive procurement programme, Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies said on Monday. However, he gave an assurance that there was a plan, as part of the latest Industrial... 

Davies weighs in on rail localisation
Photo by Duane Daws
Rob Davies, Ebrahim Patel and Sibusiso Maphatiane on the factory floor at Guestro Casting & Machining

Transnet TE hands wagons over to Swaziland Rail 

     5th May 2016 From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report. Sashnee Moodley: Transnet Engineering presented 25 fuel tanker wagons and 20 container wagons to Swaziland Railway in April. Anine Kilian tells us more. 

Transnet TE hands wagons over to Swaziland Rail
Transnet TE hands wagons over to Swaziland Rail

Mkhwanazi appointed Gibela chair

     4th May 2016 Dr Xolani Mkhwanazi has joined the Gibela board as nonexecutive chairperson from May 1.   He currently serves on a number of boards, including as chairperson of the Central Energy Fund and nonexecutive director of South32.  He has extensive executive leadership, business and technical experience... 

Mkhwanazi appointed Gibela chair
Photo by Duane Daws
Gibela chairperson Dr Xolani Mkhwanazi

Transnet implements stringent measures to meet commitments

By: African News Agency      2nd May 2016 Transnet announced on Monday the implementation of a series of governance, control and monitoring measures to ensure the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) meet the company’s stringent localisation obligations and supplier development commitments. Transnet Group CEO Siyabonga Gama said:... 

Transnet implements stringent measures to meet commitments

‘Clinics-on-wheels’ on track for 12m-patient milestone this year 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      28th April 2016 Transnet’s Phelophepa I and II healthcare trains are on track to reach their 12-millionth patient by the end of September, Transnet chairperson Linda Mabaso reports. To date, the ‘clinics-on-wheels’ have reached a combined 11.7-million patients since inception in 1994. The Phelophepa healthcare... 

‘Clinics-on-wheels’ on track for 12m-patient milestone this year

New Transnet chief prioritising diversification as commodity ‘meltdown’ bites 

By: Terence Creamer     28th April 2016 State-owned freight logistics group Transnet is taking aim at new sectors, such as fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) and manufacturing, as it seeks to sustain volumes amid the prevailing commodity “meltdown”. Speaking publically for the first since his appointment as permanent Transnet CEO,... 

New Transnet chief prioritising diversification as commodity ‘meltdown’ bites
Photo by Duane Daws
Transnet CEO Siyabonga Gama

Rail sector moves to deal with ‘mismatch’ between localisation promises and delivery 

By: Terence Creamer     28th April 2016 The railways sector and government have agreed to the creation of a framework to improve the monitoring and implementation of localisation commitments associated with multibillion-rand investments being undertaken by both Transnet and the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA). Discussions... 

Rail sector moves to deal with ‘mismatch’ between localisation promises and delivery

PRASA starts open line testing of new X’Trapolis Mega trains

By: Anine Kilian     25th April 2016 The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA), along with the Gibela Rail Transportation Consortium, on Monday began open line testing on the first test train (TT1) imported from Brazil. Testing took place between Wolmerton and De-Wildt in Pretoria and would be completed by the end of... 

PRASA starts open line testing of new X’Trapolis Mega trains

Comments sought on amended empowerment code for transport sector

By: Irma Venter     22nd April 2016 The Department of Trade and Industry has invited comment on the Draft Amended Transport Sector Code, which has been gazetted in terms of the Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment Act.   The transport sector code, one of the biggest sector codes, consists of eight subsector codes. It has been... 

Transport minister slams torching of Metrorail trains

By: News24Wire      18th April 2016 Transport Minister Dipuo Peters on Sunday condemned recent arson attacks on Metrorail trains in the Western Cape. “Law enforcement agencies are called upon to arrest perpetrators of this senseless destruction of property, criminality and sabotage,” said Peters in a statement issued by the... 

Transport minister slams torching of Metrorail trains

Gama appointed permanent Transnet CEO 

By: Terence Creamer     13th April 2016 Cabinet approved the appointment of Siyabonga Gama as the permanent CEO of Transnet at its meeting on Wednesday – a role that he had been performing in an acting capacity since the departure of Brian Molefe to Eskom in April last year. Gama, who has been at Transnet for the past 21 years and an... 

Gama appointed permanent Transnet CEO
Photo by Duane Daws
Transnet group CE Siyabonga Gama

Draft code targets 10% black pilots, 35% black bus ownership, more women in taxi industry 

By: Irma Venter     11th April 2016 The Department of Trade and Industry has invited comment on the Draft Amended Transport Sector Code, which has been gazetted in terms of the Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment Act. The transport sector code, one of the biggest sector codes, consists of eight subsector codes. It has been... 

Draft code targets 10% black pilots, 35% black bus ownership, more women in taxi industry

Rail arson in Cape Town will cause train delays

By: News24Wire      11th April 2016 Arson attacks on trains at the Cape Town station on Saturday will cause delays to Metrorail’s service on Monday. Five platforms at the station are out of commission while repairs are conducted after carriages were torched. Delays of up 60 minutes are expected as trains wait in a holding pattern... 

Rail arson in Cape Town will cause train delays

Metrorail granted interdict against train strike

By: Reuters     7th April 2016 An interdict has been granted to avert a train strike led by the SA Transport and Allied Workers Union (Satawu) from going ahead, Metrorail said on Thursday. But defective signals and cable theft resulted in delays between ten minutes and one hour on the southern and northern lines. 

Metrorail granted interdict against train strike

Alstom moves to solidify local presence with 51% stake in CTLE

By: Natasha Odendaal     7th April 2016 With the 51% acquisition of local rail company Commuter Transport and Locomotive Engineering (CTLE) now complete, French multinational Alstom is moving to develop a platform that will fully localise its rail presence in South Africa. The group, which rebranded the Nigel-based train modernisation... 

Alstom moves to solidify local presence with 51% stake in CTLE

Eskom says Majuba rail line to be completed in 2017

By: Reuters     7th April 2016 South African electricity utility Eskom said on Thursday that construction of a railway line linking its Majuba power plant with the main coal line would be completed at the end of 2017. The 68-kilometre corridor is the first large green field freight rail infrastructure project to be carried out... 

Eskom says Majuba rail line to be completed in 2017

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