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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...
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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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...
Mar 23, 2012
Reducing regulatory hurdles for all sizes of companies, as well as reducing corruption and maladministration in governmental departments will be key to ensuring delivery on Budget 2012's stated goal of improving the environment for job creation, two commentators have...
Mar 20, 2012
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Gautrain operator Bombela announced on Tuesday that it had increased the capacity on its Pretoria–Johannesburg line by 40% during peak periods, owing to customer demand. Gautrain users in recent weeks complained that they could no longer find seats on the train...
Mar 16, 2012
The struggling Rift Valley Railways (RVR) is to embark on a five-year turnaround programme after a consortium of financeirs released the first tranche of a $168-million syndicated loan agreed on last year.
Mar 15, 2012
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South Africa’s State-owned Transport Rail Engineering (TRE) on Thursday shipped the last 98 of 200 wagons, including spare parts, to diversified mining group Rio Tinto’s Moatize coal operation, in the Tete province of Mozambique. The wagons will carry coking...
Mar 13, 2012
Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba on Monday officially unveiled State-owned Transnet’s R82-million second healthcare train Phelophepa II, reaffirming the group’s commitment to corporate citizenship. The new train will operate simultaneously with Transnet...
Mar 12, 2012
Gautrain operator, Bombela, reported on Monday that a Gautrain bus driver had been shot while trial-running bus routes in the Centurion area. The trial was in preparation for the route being reinstated following recent illegal strikes by Gautrain bus drivers, which...
Mar 02, 2012
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Mar 02, 2012
The Gauteng government has appointed the 2037 Consortium to assist it in generating a 25-year integrated master transport plan for the province, says transport plan task team leader and Gautrain Management Agency CEO Jack van der Merwe.
 
 
 
 
Mar 02, 2012
The rolling stock fleet the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) aims to procure in its R136-billion renewal programme will most likely be electric multiple units with 3 kV DC traction, but 25 kV AC traction for the Eastern Cape, says Prasa enterprise...
Mar 01, 2012
South Africa's two largest State-owned companies (SoCs), Eskom and Transnet, would soon launch the second phase of their local-procurement plans, with targets for increasing the local content in their multibillion rand investment programmes. The Economic Sectors and...
Feb 29, 2012
Grindrod was interested in participating in the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa’s (Prasa’s) proposed R136-billion rolling stock renewal programme, said Grindrod freight services division CE Dave Rennie on Wednesday. He said the JSE-listed shipping and...
Feb 27, 2012
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Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba has denied that any disagreement exists between him and Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan over the potential for the private sector to play a role in South Africa’s R3.2-trillion infrastructure programme. Speaking on Radio...
Feb 24, 2012
The Gautrain Management Agency (GMA) has received a bid from Gautrain operator Bombela to extend the platform at the OR Tambo International Airport station, to allow the rail link to offload passengers from 4.5 coaches, instead of the current 2.5 coaches.
Feb 24, 2012
The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) has launched a local supplier market survey to determine the capacity of local industry to meet the 65% localisation target qualifying bidders have to adhere to in the agency’s R136-billion programme to acquire new...
Feb 23, 2012
Feb 22, 2012
The South African government will inject an additional R4-billion over the coming three years into the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa), which operates the Metrorail network in a number of cities. The capital will enable the State-owned company to begin...
Feb 21, 2012
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To make any modifications to the current schedule of the Gautrain, Bombela, as the operating company, will have to receive an instruction to do so from the Gauteng province, “as this will invoke a variation to the concession agreement” between the parties, says...
Feb 20, 2012
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Feb 16, 2012
The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) on Thursday denied that any plans were in the pipeline to transfer the Cape Metrorail system to the City of Cape Town. “No such plans are under way and Metrorail will remain an integral part of the agency for a...
Feb 14, 2012
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Feb 14, 2012
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Plans are underway to transfer local passenger rail services to the city of Cape Town from the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa), the city said on Tuesday. Rail formed part of the city's plans to create an integrated public transport system, with buses and minibus...
Feb 14, 2012
Cabinet has confirmed a number of high-level appointments, including the extension of Science and Technology director-general Dr Phil Mjwara’s contract for another three years from April 1. Mjwara joined the Department of Science and Technology as director-general...
Feb 13, 2012
Kenya wants to involve private investors in plugging a gap of over $44-billion in funds needed to build new ports, roads and railways and to improve water and electricity supply over the next five to eight years, a senior finance ministry official said on Monday....
Feb 10, 2012
The Gauteng government will pay an estimated R280-million to Gautrain operator, the Bombela Concession Company, for the financial year ending March 31, as income from the rapid-rail service will not reach the levels projected by the provincial government.
Feb 09, 2012
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The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) says it will launch a local supplier market survey to determine the capacity of local industry to meet the 65% localisation target qualifying bidders have to adhere to in the agency’s R136-billion programme to...
Feb 07, 2012
The Competition Commission told a Competition Tribunal hearing on Tuesday that it stood by its initial conditions on the proposed merger of electrical equipment manufacturer Actom and electrical service, repair and import company Savcio. The hearings were postponed...
Feb 07, 2012
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The Gauteng government has appointed the 2037 Consortium to assist it in generating a 25-year integrated master transport plan for the province, says transport plan task team leader and Gautrain Management Agency CEO Jack van der Merwe. The 2037 Consortium consists...
Feb 03, 2012
Malawi is finalising a review of the concession of the country’s rail operator, Central East African Railways (CEAR), to ensure the company, which has incorporated Brazilian mining giant Vale Emirates as a major shareholder, is entirely responsible for the...
 
 
 
 
Feb 01, 2012
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Transnet was to able unlock 23-million tons of coal a year from South Africa’s emerging Waterberg coalfield, GM Divyesh Kalan said on Wednesday. Kalan told the IHS McCloskey South African Coal Exports Conference in Cape Town that the timeline for that unlocking of...
Feb 01, 2012
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Gautrain operator Bombela on Wednesday afternoon informed customers that all bus services had been “suspended until further notice and pending urgent disciplinary procedures now invoked”. It said Gautrain bus management company, Mega Express, was doing...
Jan 31, 2012
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The Gauteng government will pay an estimated R280-million to Gautrain operator, the Bombela Concession Company, for the financial year ending March 31, as the company's income from the rapid-rail service will not reach the levels projected by the provincial...
Jan 27, 2012
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Any very high-speed (VHS) rail service between Durban and Johannesburg, as is currently being mulled by government, will probably have to be subsidised, similar to Gautrain operations, says Alstom Transport South Africa director Philippe Roch.
Jan 20, 2012
The rolling stock and defense division of DCD, RSD, has handed over the first batch of specialised pressurised rail tank cars for an order of 95 new units placed by Sasol Solvents, a division of Sasol Chemical Industries.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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