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Oct 26, 2011
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State freight logistics group Transnet confirmed on Wednesday that it had brought forward R6.1-billion worth of capital expenditure (capex) previously earmarked for the tail-end of its five-year rolling budget into the next two years in a bid to improve rail and port...
Oct 26, 2011
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Oct 24, 2011
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The Gautrain Management Agency (GMA) would appeal the decision by the National Consumer Commission that the rail operation was contravening the Consumer Protection Act by allowing its frequent user discount passes to lapse within seven days and 35 days, respectively,...
Oct 24, 2011
Development agency Blue IQ has a number of new projects on its books as the majority of its first round of projects have come, or are coming to end, such as the Gautrain rapid-rail link and Cradle of Humankind development. Blue IQ is an agency of the Gauteng...
Oct 21, 2011
There is a growing realisation within South Africa and within the broader region that trade liberalisation alone will be insufficient to ensuring that a solid platform is created for far higher levels of intraregional trade.
Oct 07, 2011
The Gautrain Management Agency (GMA) and the Bombela operating company are in talks around alleviating the congestion experienced on trains, such as those departing Centurion station, during the morning rush hour, says GMA spokesperson Dr Barbara Jensen.
Sep 27, 2011
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The Gautrain Management Agency (GMA) and the Bombela operating company are in talks around alleviating the congestion experienced on trains, such as those departing Centurion station, during the morning rush hour, says GMA spokesperson Dr Barbara Jensen. A number of...
Sep 23, 2011
Despite the rhetoric in the New Growth Path about shifting South Africa’s future economic growth trajectory from the prevailing consumption-led bias to one based on productive activities, South Africa’s mining, manufacturing and agricultural sectors remain in...
Sep 23, 2011
Sep 20, 2011
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Sep 16, 2011
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Sep 09, 2011
A Johannesburg inner city regeneration project in close partnership with the State-owned Public Railways Association of South Africa will see unused land between Fordsburg and Doornfontein developed and structures created above railways for residential and business...
Sep 08, 2011
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The South African Cabinet confirmed on Thursday that Nkululeko Poya had been appointed CEO of the Railway Safety Regulator (RSR) for a period of five years. The RSR is a public entity established to oversee safety of railway transport and to monitor compliance...
Sep 05, 2011
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Friday, September 2, marked one month of operations for the Tshwane – Johannesburg link of the Gautrain system. The rapid-rail link’s operator, Bombela, reported on Monday that it had carried around 750 000 train passengers and 125 000 bus passengers during this...
Sep 02, 2011
The disruption to the Gautrain service owing to copper cable theft is “very disappointing”, says Gautrain Management Agency (GMA) CEO Jack van der Merwe.
Sep 02, 2011
Sep 02, 2011
There is sustained and increasing demand for both freight and passenger rail development in Africa, but the strength of the rand is hampering South African manufacturers, who have to compete with Chinese and Indian imports of products, says rail manufacturer and...
Aug 31, 2011
Global law firm DLA Piper on Wednesday estimated that Africa would need an estimated $93-billion infrastructure investment each year. “This is best exampled when you consider there are only 10 000 km of roads connecting African countries and between 60 000 km and...
Aug 30, 2011
The Gautrain Management Agency (GMA) is mulling construction work to the Gautrain station at the OR Tambo International Airport (ORTIA) which will allow it to offload passengers from 4.5 coaches, instead of the current 2.5 coaches, says GMA CEO Jack van der Merwe....
Aug 26, 2011
Fifty-four trains were cancelled on the Gautrain’s Hatfield-Centurion service on August 10 owing to overnight copper cable theft in Tshwane.
Aug 26, 2011
Russia’s biggest privately owned train company is tapping the world’s longest rail network to move high-value auto parts and electronics from East Asia to Europe, slashing 30 days from ship-borne delivery times. Globaltrans Investments, part of Moscow-based...
 
 
 
 
Aug 25, 2011
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Aug 19, 2011
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The disruption to the Gautrain service owing to copper cable theft was “very disappointing”, said Gautrain Management Agency (GMA) CEO Jack van der Merwe on Thursday. “There is a direct impact on operations, but also on people’s long-term view of the...
Aug 19, 2011
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The Gautrain recorded 20 000 passenger trips on the train system, and 3 300 trips on the ancillary bus service for the first day of operations between Tshwane and Johannesburg.
Aug 17, 2011
The Gauteng government team tasked with drawing up a new 25-year integrated transport plan for the province would go out on tender for a consortium to assist it “in a few weeks”, said task team leader and Gautrain boss Jack van der Merwe on Wednesday. Speaking...
Aug 11, 2011
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Fifty-four trains were cancelled on the Gautrain’s Hatfield-Centurion service on Wednesday owing to overnight copper cable theft in Tshwane. Gautrain Management Agency (GMA) spokesperson Dr Barbara Jensen said it took until 13:00 to resume operations on this...
Aug 05, 2011
Chinese rail suppliers, who helped build the world’s largest bullet-train network in less than a decade, may struggle to sell equipment overseas after two locomotives collided, killing at least 39 people. Trainmakers CSR Corporation and China CNR Corporation,...
Aug 05, 2011
Established in 1940, the State-owned Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) provides something of a mirror image of South Africa’s recent economic and industrial past, as well as the prominent role played by the minerals and energy complex within that history.
Aug 02, 2011
Aug 02, 2011
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The City of Johannesburg, whose population is expected to grow to 8-million by 2040 from 3.8-million currently, has acknowledged that it will need to make material investments into transport, water and energy infrastructure if the city is to cope with this...
Aug 01, 2011
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Transnet Rail Engineering has sold 18 passenger coaches and two power cars to Angola, it said on Monday. "They were sold to Angola after Kei Rail Passenger Service running between Mthatha and East London no longer needed their service," Transnet Rail Engineering...
 
 
 
 
Jul 29, 2011
There are many people who believe South Africa should move from its current narrow Cape rail gauge (1 067 mm) to standard gauge (1 435 mm), says Deputy Transport Minister Jeremy Cronin.
Jul 28, 2011
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The Johannesburg-Pretoria link of the R26.4-billion Gautrain project would open on August 2, at 05:30, said Gauteng Transport MEC Ismail Vadi on Thursday. He warned, however, that trains would only operate between Rosebank and Hatfield stations, as Park station was...
Jul 22, 2011
The priority for passenger rail in South Africa today is securing new rolling stock for commuter rail operator Metrorail and long-distance passenger carrier Shosholoza Meyl, and not building high-speed rail systems such as the one proposed between Durban and...
Jul 22, 2011
The obstacles to trade within the proposed trilateral free trade area (FTA) encompassing the East African Community, the Common Market of Eastern and Southern Africa and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) are not “tariff barriers so much”, says...
Jul 22, 2011
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The Johannesburg – Pretoria link of the Gautrain should open in “two to three weeks”, says Gautrain Management Agency CEO Jack van der Merwe.
Jul 21, 2011
State freight logistics group Transnet has unveiled plans to conduct feasibility studies during its 2011/12 financial year into the technical and economic viability of railway and associated agroprocessing and mining infrastructure, which could be developed in the...
Jul 20, 2011
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Economic recovery in South Africa was gathering strength, with economic growth expected to pick up to 3.5% in 2011, the World Bank’s country director for South Africa Ruth Kagia said at the release of the inaugural ‘South Africa Economic Update’ on Wednesday...
Jul 15, 2011
The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a $40-million loan for the $246-million rehabilitation of the Rift Valley Railway (RVR) between Kenya and Uganda, which is seen as a key project to reduce transport costs and increase inter-Africa trade. London-based...
Jul 15, 2011
Commuter rail operator Metrorail and long-distance passenger rail operator Shosholoza Meyl are expected to go to tender for new rolling stock in 2012, says Deputy Transport Minister Jeremy Cronin.
Jul 13, 2011
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The Gautrain Management Agency and Bombela are in discussions to start with the full service operations between Johannesburg and Pretoria “as soon as possible”, a statement said on Wednesday. Gautrain Management Agency CEO Jack van der Merwe said on Tuesday that...
 
 
 
 
Jul 12, 2011
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The Johannesburg – Pretoria link of the Gautrain should open in “two to three weeks”, said Gautrain Management Agency CEO Jack van der Merwe on Tuesday. The second phase of the R26-billion project had originally been scheduled to start operations in March. The...
Jul 08, 2011
According to current planning, the second phase of the Gautrain project should open by the end of July, says Gautrain Management Agency CEO Jack van der Merwe.
Jul 01, 2011
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There are many people who believe that South Africa should move from its current narrow Cape rail gauge (1 067 mm) to standard gauge (1 435 mm), says Deputy Transport Minister Jeremy Cronin. However, he says rail operator Transnet is opposed to this. “I...
Jul 01, 2011
The obstacles to trade within the proposed trilateral free trade area (FTA) encompassing the East African Community, the Common Market of Eastern and Southern Africa and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) are not “tariff barriers so much”, says...
Jun 30, 2011
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South Africa’s new deep-water harbour Ngqura, in the Eastern Cape, is the logical choice for any large-scale expansion of South Africa’s manganese exports, Transnet Freight Rail’s (TFR’s) newly reinstated CEO Siyabonga Gama argues. He acknowledges that the...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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