R/€ = 13.69
R/$ = 12.32
Au 1168.78 $/oz
Pt 1083.00 $/oz
Jun 26, 2015
RwandAir has signed a deal with a regional African bank for a $160-million loan as part of the financing to buy two aircraft from Airbus, the airline and the bank said on Thursday. The loan will be arranged by the Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development...
Jun 23, 2015
Freight logistics group Transnet has secured a R2.8-billion loan from Germany’s KfW Development Bank to fund part of its 1064 locomotives acquisition programme. Transnet would use the proceeds to fund the acquisition of 240 electric locomotives to be built in...
Apr 10, 2015
State-owned rail utility the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa’s (PRASA’s) rail expansion and renewal project is prompting much-needed large-scale orders for the casting industry, which is encouraging Bronkhorstspruit-based specialist foundry Steloy Castings to...
Mar 20, 2015
Privately owned air carrier CemAir has opened a twice-daily flight from OR Tambo International Airport, in Gauteng, to Bloemfontein, in the Free State, to meet demands of business travellers, says CemAir CEO Miles van der Molen. The company already runs a daily route...
Jan 16, 2015
On October 19, 2004, the world’s first exclusively biofuel powered production aircraft received its certification, allowing it to be flown operationally. That aircraft was (and is) the Neiva (now Embraer) EMB-202A Ipanema crop duster. This is the most recent version...
Jan 16, 2015
No specific method, timeline or costs have been finalised yet to remedy the water ingress, excessive to contractual specifications, into the Gautrain tunnel.
Jan 16, 2015
On October 19, 2004, the world’s first exclusively biofuels powered production aircraft received its certification, allowing it to be flown operationally. That aircraft was (and is) the Neiva (now Embraer) EMB-202A Ipanema crop-duster. This is the most recent version...
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Jun 11, 2014
ExecuJet Aviation Group and Rolls-Royce have signed engine service agreements authorising ExecuJet Service Centres in China, Malaysia, South Africa, Nigeria and Australia to perform engine line maintenance, removals and installations on Rolls-Royce BR710 engines....
Nov 29, 2013
An arbitration tribunal has ordered the Bombela Concession Company to undertake immediate remedial work on the Gautrain tunnel section between Johannesburg Park Station and Emergency Shaft 2 to halt the inflow of water into the tunnel.
Oct 25, 2013
The Gautrain Management Agency (GMA) is mulling the acquisition of 40 new Gautrain rail cars, says GMA CEO Jack van der Merwe. “We will have to make a decision before the end of the year.”
Oct 25, 2013
The Gautrain Management Agency has proposed the development of seven new rapid rail routes along identified high-mobility corridors in Gauteng.
Oct 04, 2013
The Gautrain Management Agency is mulling the acquisition of 40 new Gautrain rail cars.
Oct 01, 2013
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 06, 2013
The delay and disruption claim the Bombela consortium filed against the Gauteng government in August last year will only be resolved by 2016.
Aug 23, 2013
The Riyadh Public Transport Project entails the development of six new subway lines.
Aug 09, 2013
The world’s commercial aeroplane fleet – airliners and freighter aircraft – is predicted to grow by more than 180% between now and 2032. This is the forecast of the UK civil aviation advisory and research service Ascend. It expects 35 450 new jet and turboprop...
Aug 09, 2013
The Department of Public Enterprises is seeking to develop closer relations between the country's three State-owned aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) organisations, Denel Aviation, SAA Technical (SAAT) and South African Express (SA Express) Technical....
Jul 12, 2013
The Bombela Concession Company can double only one more train, operating in the mornings on the Pretoria–Johannesburg line, before it has provided all the rolling stock it has available.
Jun 07, 2013
The South African Air Force (SAAF) will acquire one or more new “VVIP” aircraft during the current financial year. And a number of acquisition programmes for the army will be pushed forward. The Department of Defence also wants to play a direct role in the...
Jun 04, 2013
Despite tight conditions in the airline industry, Rwanda’s national airline, RwandAir, is expanding rapidly into Africa, with Canadian-manufactured Bombardier as its chosen aircraft. RwandAir, which flew to six African destinations in 2008, now serves 15...
May 24, 2013
The South African Air Force (SAAF) will acquire one or more new “VVIP” aircraft during the current financial year. This was announced by Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula in her departmental Budget Vote speech on Thursday. “In November...
Feb 01, 2013
The arbitration case between Bombela and the Gautrain Management Agency is likely to take at least another two years.
Dec 07, 2012
The Gibela Rail Transportation has been awarded a R51-billion contract to supply 3 600 passenger trains to the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa.
Dec 05, 2012
The State-owned Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) has confirmed that the Gibela Rail Transportation – a consortium comprising French multinational Alstom and local engineering company Actom – has been awarded the much-anticipated R51-billion contract to...
Nov 09, 2012
Nigel-based locomotives manufacturer Union Carriage & Wagon (UCW), a Murray & Roberts- (M&R-) owned company, has started manufacturing 32 15 E locomotives for Transnet Freight Rail's (TFR's) iron-ore line between Sishen and Saldanha.
Oct 26, 2012
Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) CEO Lucky Montana is positive the first train in Metrorail’s R123-billion fleet renewal programme can be delivered by 2014 or 2015. “It’s an ambitious programme, yes,” he admits. Prasa owns the Metrorail commuter service....
Oct 24, 2012
Bombardier Transportation has successfully delivered the 600th MOVIA metro car to the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation.
Oct 22, 2012
BOMBARDIER ZEFIRO 380 very high speed (VHS) train named as a top product design in transportation Independent specialist jury’s recognition marks third award for the world’s most economical and eco-friendly VHS train
Oct 12, 2012
Prasa CEO Lucky Montana is optimistic that the first train in Metrorail’s R123-billion fleet-renewal programme can be delivered by 2014 or 2015.
Oct 05, 2012
Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) CEO Lucky Montana is positive the first train in Metrorail’s R123-billion fleet renewal programme can be delivered by 2014 or 2015. “It’s an ambitious programme, yes,” he admits.
Oct 03, 2012
The South African aerospace industry is poised for significant growth in the wake of the recent African Aerospace and Defence exhibition in Tshwane and the recommendations on the strategic role of Denel contained in the Draft Defence Review 2012
Sep 25, 2012
The SKF Group has received the Sustainable Supplier Award from Bombardier Transportation for integrating CSR in business principles and in management standards
Sep 18, 2012
Bombardier Aerospace will be a key business aviation participant at the 2012 edition of Africa Aerospace and Defence at South Africa’s Waterkloof Air Force Base in Centurion
Sep 14, 2012
The delay and disruption claim the Bombela consortium has filed against the Gauteng government regarding the Gautrain project is unlikely to be “settled in the short term”.
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...