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Jul 10, 2012
Jul 09, 2012
A country’s transport system is the “conveyor belt” of any economy, said Forum of European Highway Research Laboratories (FEHRL) president Joris Al on Monday. Speaking at the Southern African Transport Conference, held in Pretoria, the Dutch citizen noted that a...
Jul 06, 2012
The board of State-owned Transnet has been reduced to 14 members, from 18, Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba announced on Friday. Nolwazi Gcaba, Peter Moyo, Don Mkhwanazi and Tembakazi Mnyaka had been retired from the board, following extensive consultation...
Jul 06, 2012
The production of Electro-Motive Diesel (EMD) railway locomotives in South Africa is set to recommence following the announcement last week of a joint venture (JV) between US railway products and services company Progress Rail Services and EMD (part of the...
Jul 02, 2012
Rail technology group Bombardier Transportation has restructured its South African subsidiary company, which is now owned 26% by local employee and business trusts. Bombardier Transportation South Africa (BTSA) chairperson Alan Flint said on Monday that the local...
Jun 29, 2012
Rolling stock manufacturer and refurbishment company DCD Rolling Stock, formerly known as RSD, has developed a new bolsterless fabricated passenger coach bogie specifically designed for South African conditions.
Jun 29, 2012
Road and rail infrastructure improvement projects by entities such as the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa), State-owned logistics group Transnet and the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) are highly advantageous for the future of the...
Jun 29, 2012
India’s High Commissioner to South Africa has affirmed that the historical links between the two countries, rooted in their mutual support for their respective freedom struggles, provides a firm base for trade and investment between them. The two countries enjoy “a...
Jun 29, 2012
Jun 28, 2012
Jun 27, 2012
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Jun 27, 2012
 
 
 
Jun 26, 2012
The development of Africa’s railways and the revival of its freight rail lines would require a ‘master plan’ to integrate all the development initiatives, Namibian Transport and Works Deputy Minister Samuel Ankama said on Tuesday. “All rail development programmes...
Jun 26, 2012
Although intra-African trade was currently low compared with other major continents, its growth was inevitable and would require significant investment in transport infrastructure development, such as rail, Transnet CEO Brian Molefe said on Tuesday. The growth of...
Jun 25, 2012
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The production of Electro-Motive Diesel (EMD) railway locomotives in South Africa is set to recommence following the announcement on Monday of a joint venture (JV) between US railway products and services company Progress Rail Services and EMD (part of the...
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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The Gautrain made its first passenger run to the new Park station in the Johannesburg central business district on Thursday. Gauteng transport MEC Ismail Vadi and Gautrain Management Agency CEO Jack van der Merwe braved the cold to catch the 7am train from the...
Jun 01, 2012
The Presidential Infrastructure Coordinating Commission’s (PICC’s) seventh Strategic Integrated Project (Sip 7) focuses on using coordinated development of urban and integrated transport networks to establish cities as engines of growth and development, two national...
May 25, 2012
May 24, 2012
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State-owned transport group Transnet has launched a new business unit to focus on the agriculture sector, CEO Transnet CEO Brian Molefe said at an Agribusiness Indaba on Thursday. The new business unit, which would start operations soon, would consolidate...
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...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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