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Nov 08, 2013
Railroads and rail shippers face ongoing challenges in lowering inventory and maintenance costs, while also increasing efficiencies so as to decrease unplanned downtime, which ultimately leads to higher revenue. To address the challenges that rail shippers face, a...
Nov 08, 2013
The inadequate state of the South African railway industry in the past decade poses a challenge in meeting the requirement for rapid infrastructure development to support the country’s urbanisation and economic growth, says auditing, consulting and financial advisory...
Nov 08, 2013
German transport and technology manufacturer Vossloh is continuing its internationalisation strategy and is set to start shipment of a large locomotives order in the second quarter of 2014, with the final shipment taking place by the end of 2016. Vossloh reports that...
Nov 08, 2013
ON TRACK FOR TOMORROW The revitalisation of rail will ensure economic growth for South Africa
During the next 25 to 30 years, the number of containers moved between Durban and Gauteng will be almost ten times what the figure currently is, says head of the government’s steering committee for the country’s Gauteng-based  aerotropolis project, Jack van der...
Nov 08, 2013
Johannesburg-based locomotive solutions provider DCD Rolling Stock believes it has unlimited growth potential owing to its patented Jika passive hydraulic steering (PHS) system for bogies, which is an industry-first due for commercial release. DCD Rolling Stock...
Nov 07, 2013
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Brian Molefe
State-owned freight-logistics group Transnet has become the first South African company to list a rand-denominated bond on the international capital markets, the proceeds from which will be used to help fund its R307.5-billion investment into ports, railways and...
Nov 05, 2013
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President Jacob Zuma
President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday led Transnet workers in the launch of the company’s newly designed rail wagons for vehicle manufacturers, as the State-owned company accelerates its efforts to boost South African manufacturing and advance its multimodal road-to-rail...
Oct 30, 2013
The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) was ordered on Wednesday to settle disputes with the Auditor General (AG) about the transport entity's annual report. The instruction came from Parliament's public accounts standing committee (Scopa) chairperson...
Oct 30, 2013
Oct 25, 2013
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Oct 24, 2013
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Oct 23, 2013
Investment in projects by State-owned companies, including the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa’s (PRASA’s) R123-billion fleet renewal programme, would account for the largest investments in economic infrastructure by the public sector over the medium-term...
Oct 22, 2013
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Barloworld Logistics CEO Steve Ford and TFR CEO Siyabonga Gama
State-owned railways utility Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) has signed yet another collaborative deal with a private logistics partner as it seeks to accelerate the implementation of South Africa’s stated goal of shifting rail-friendly cargo from the country’s roads...
Oct 18, 2013
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Oct 18, 2013
Gauteng’s 25-year integrated transport master plan (ITMP25) should be completed by the end of October, with the period for public feedback on the document now closed, says ITMP25 project leader Jack van der Merwe. He notes that the completed ITMP25 will now be...
Oct 17, 2013
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The Gautrain Management Agency (GMA) has proposed the development of seven new rapid rail routes along identified “high-mobility corridors” in Gauteng, which will be promulgated under the province’s 25-year Integrated Transport Master Plan (ITMP25). The proposed...
Oct 15, 2013
Edwin Dreyer, Louis Delport and Owen Maroleni
Amid high-level calls for the emergence of black industrialists, a new black-owned manufacturing company has been formed through a merger of pipe-bending specialist Delberg Engineering and metals trader Corrotherm Special Metals Africa. The company began trading...
Oct 14, 2013
The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) and Gibela Rail Transportation on Monday signed a R51-billion contract for the supply of 600 passenger trains, made up of 3 600 coaches, to be delivered between 2015 and 2025. French multinational Alstom is the...
Oct 14, 2013
The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) has rejected the DA's call for the auditor general to investigate a R3.5-billion locomotive deal, and said it was outsourced because Transnet would not have been able to deliver. "We question the Democratic Alliance's...
Oct 14, 2013
State-owned Eskom on Monday said it had cut back on its coal-hauling times on the back of a recent spate of driver fatalities on Mpumalanga roads. The trucking of coal to Eskom’s power stations, which was an around-the-clock operation, would be halted from 18:00 on...
Oct 11, 2013
South Africa’s road transport industry “is definitely starting to feel the impact” of certain classes of cargo increasingly shifting to rail, says UD Trucks Southern Africa (UDTSA) corporate planning and marketing GM Rory Schulz.   “As government develops the various...
Oct 11, 2013
SHERMANDRA SINGHAfrica requires dependable logistics services and skills underpinned by an established infrastructure, a world-class information technology (IT) systems and an entrepreneurial culture
Africa requires dependable logistics services and skills, backed by an established infrastructure and world-class information technology (IT) systems, to sustain its positive growth trajectory, logistics software solutions provider Dovetail business development...
Oct 10, 2013
Transport Minister Dipuo Peters
Transport Minister Dipuo Peters has urged members of the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci), and other platforms like it, to provide government with knowledge and input on ways to improve South Africa’s transport infrastructure ahead of the...
Oct 04, 2013
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South Africa requires a new freight railway line between Durban and Gauteng, much more than it needs a high-speed passenger service, said University of Johannesburg Department of Transport and Supply Chain Management head Professor Jackie Walters on Thursday....
Oct 04, 2013
The Gauteng Roads and Transport Department hopes to launch the Gauteng Transport Commission in October, says Gauteng Roads and Transport MEC Dr Ismail Vadi. He said the commission will not be an authority with “overarching powers”, as the province’s “powerful”...
Oct 04, 2013
During the fourth leg of its national campaign, the South African Railway Safety Regulator (RSR) engaged with stakeholders in Gauteng on proposed revisions to its railway safety permit-fee model last month.
Oct 03, 2013
Jack van der Merwe
Gauteng’s 25-year integrated transport master plan (ITMP25) should be completed by the end of October, with the period for public feedback on the document now closed, said ITMP25 project leader Jack van der Merwe on Thursday. Speaking in Johannesburg at a Transport...
Oct 01, 2013
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The Gautrain Management Agency (GMA) was mulling the acquisition of 40 new Gautrain rail cars, said GMA CEO Jack van der Merwe on Tuesday. “We will have to make a decision before the end of the year.”
Sep 27, 2013
Gauteng’s population was growing at around 20 000 people a month, says Gauteng Roads and Transport MEC Dr Ismail Vadi. He says people were flowing into the province, the country’s economic powerhouse, from all over the country, as well as north of South Africa....
Sep 20, 2013
Seamless transport in South Africa and across the borders of the Southern African Development Community countries will help improve regional integration and growth and will be bolstered by the TransAfrica Expo, says Department of Transport Integrated Transport chief...
Sep 19, 2013
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The Majuba power station
State-owned power utility Eskom reports that the first coal-loaded train is scheduled to begin operating on the R5.2-billion, 68 km railway corridor, which is currently being built to link the coal mines of Mpumalanga with the Majuba power station, on May 31, 2016....
Sep 17, 2013
State-owned Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) said on Tuesday that it had railed a record volume of coal to the Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT) during August. The parastatal had deposited almost 6.9-million tons of coal at the terminal for export during the month. This...
Sep 13, 2013
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Ismail Vadi
The Gauteng Roads and Transport Department hopes to launch the Gauteng Transport Commission in October, says Gauteng Roads and Transport MEC Dr Ismail Vadi. He said the commission will not be an authority with “overarching powers”, as the province’s “powerful”...
Sep 13, 2013
Heavy-lifting equipment manufacturer and services provider Konecranes in March supplied State-owned freight logistics group Transnet’s City Deep upgrading project with RailQ, an alignment survey technology developed to provide faster, safer and more accurate analysis...
Sep 11, 2013
Transnet CEO Brian Molefe
South Africa’s Transnet Engineering (TE) is assembling 30 General Electric-branded C30ACi diesel-electric locomotives at it Koedoespoort facility, east of Pretoria, for African railways customers and has entered into a partnership with the US multinational to jointly...
Sep 09, 2013
IDC CEO Geoffrey Qhena
South Africa’s State-owned Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), which plans to issue bonds up to R12-billion in the next 18 months, on Monday announced stepped-up R2.7-billion funding to boost youth entrepreneurship. The State-owned corporation, which disbursed...
Sep 06, 2013
The Gautrain control system has triple redundancy to prevent the loss of control, should connectivity to each of the stations’ control room fail. Each control room can operate independently of the central control room until connectivity is re-established, says...
Sep 03, 2013
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Gauteng Roads and Transport MEC Dr Ismail Vadi
Gauteng’s population was growing at around 20 000 people a month, said Gauteng Roads and Transport MEC Dr Ismail Vadi on Tuesday. He addressed the Intelligent Transport Society South Africa’s international conference, held in Midrand.
Aug 30, 2013
ISMAIL VADI The ITMP25 is a radical paradigm shift in spatial and transport planning
Gauteng Roads and Transport MEC Dr Ismail Vadi has unveiled the province’s proposed 25-year integrated transport master plan (ITMP25), set to guide the Gauteng government in its transport development and planning. The public has the opportunity to comment on the...
Aug 23, 2013
With BMW exports from the country set to more than double in 2013, BMW South Africa (SA) has added the Maputo port, in Mozambique, to the Durban port it has historically used to export the Pretoria-made 3 Series to the rest of the world. “BMW SA has increased its...
Aug 22, 2013
Aug 21, 2013
Imperial CEO Hubert Brody
The Imperial Group saw an 8% increase in operating profit to R6-billion for the year ended June 30, with revenue up 14% to R92.4-billion. One of the shining stars in yet another year of growth for the JSE-listed industrial services group, was its rest-of-Africa...
Aug 20, 2013
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Aug 19, 2013
State-owned freight logistics group Transnet confirmed on Monday that it had raised another R1.5-billion, five-year bond through its Domestic Medium Term Note Programme – the issuance forms part of a larger R15.6-billion fundraising campaign for the group’s 2014...
Aug 19, 2013
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