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Joburg Mayor commends Metrobus for completing refurbishment of 105 buses
13th July 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

City of Johanneburg (CoJ) and Metrobus executives on July 13 unveiled some of the 105 buses it recently refurbished to the value of R50-million. The entity started a 36-month refurbishment... 


PRASA awards R7.5bn in contracts for rolling stock overhaul
8th July 2022 By: Irma Venter

The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) has awarded five companies general overhaul contracts for its older rolling stock to the value of R7.5-billion. The agency says the five-year... 


The one-hundredth X'trapolis Mega commuter train to be produced by Gibela for PRASA's Metrorail service
Gibela celebrates completion of one-hundredth X’trapolis Mega train for PRASA
4th July 2022 By: Sabrina Jardim

Rail transport consortium Gibela on July 4 unveiled the one-hundredth X’trapolis Mega commuter train it is building for the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA). Gibela, whose shareholders... 


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City of Cape Town pursues reinstatement of joint rail enforcement unit 
1st July 2022 By: Irma Venter

The City of Cape Town says it is keen to help revive the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) rail enforcement unit (REU), which operated as a three-way government partnership between... 


Feasibility study on the City of Cape Town’s takeover of Metrorail gets under way
1st July 2022 By: Irma Venter

The City of Cape Town will, on July 1, start a feasibility study on the devolution of the city’s passenger rail system from the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) to the metro. PRASA... 


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Gautrain ridership recovers to 42% of pre-Covid numbers
30th June 2022 By: Irma Venter

Ridership on the Gautrain has recovered to 23 358 average weekday rail trips, which is 42% of pre-Covid-19 numbers, says Gautrain Management Agency (GMA) communication and marketing senior... 


Satsa calls on Presidency to urgently intervene in licensing debacle
22nd June 2022 By: Darren Parker

The South African Tourism Services Association (Satsa) has called on the Presidency to urgently intervene and declare an immediate moratorium on new and renewal applications for accreditation,... 


Numsa signs above inflation wage increase with Gautrain operator
17th June 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) says it has signed an above-inflation wage increase of 7%, effective July 1, with the Bombela Operating Company (BOC), the agency which is... 


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Sector can reap benefits from rail liberalisation
17th June 2022 By: Sabrina Jardim

Liberalising rail will allow for rail freight to be operated with the efficiency of the private sector at the core of designed operations, says rail infrastructure consulting company Taylorail CEO... 


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Rail infrastructure challenges abound
17th June 2022 By: Sabrina Jardim

Train operators are working to restore the condition of South Africa’s rail network, including trains and stations, which is in “dire straits”, says Railway Safety Regulator (RSR) chief operations... 


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SGR to provide rail benefits
17th June 2022 By: Sabrina Jardim

With the National Rail Policy (NRP) emphasising the introduction of high speed standard gauge rail (SGR) technology on South Africa’s major rail networks, rail infrastructure consulting company... 


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Policy opportunity for rail infrastructure
17th June 2022 By: Sabrina Jardim

With South Africa’s reliance on commodity exports, which can be handled only in large volumes by rail, law firm Norton Rose Fulbright Africa director and transport head Malcolm Hartwell says rail... 


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Policies require international funding – law firm
17th June 2022 By: Sabrina Jardim

Without international assistance, South Africa does not have the capacity to fund some of the large rail projects outlined by the National Rail Policy (NRP), released by Transport Minister Fikile... 


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Cape Town to start Metrorail take-over feasibility study on July 1
13th June 2022 By: Irma Venter

The City of Cape Town will, on July 1, start a feasibility study on the devolution of the city’s passenger rail system from the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) to the metro. PRASA... 


Sanral e tolls and highway
Sanral to introduce one ticket system for all public transport, tolling
10th June 2022 By: Darren Parker

State-owned South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) is aiming to move away from traditional toll accounts to mobility accounts, Sanral northern region project manager Siveshni Pillay... 


Route of Phase 1 of proposed Gautrain extension published
10th June 2022 By: Irma Venter

Gauteng Public Transport and Roads Infrastructure MEC Jacob Mamabolo has made public the preferred route for Phase 1 of the proposed expansion of the 80-km Gautrain system, in what is called the... 


Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula
National rail policy to support local industry, manufacturing
3rd June 2022 By: Schalk Burger

The National Rail Policy White Paper has a deliberate bias towards local manufacturing to ensure industrialisation and the local production of steel, railway lines, rolling stock and supplies, and... 


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Rail White Paper stresses private sector participation, move to standard gauge
3rd June 2022 By: Schalk Burger

The National Rail Policy White Paper will see the rail network opened to participation by the private sector, along with a progressive national move to standard gauge to increase the average speeds... 


PRASA starts rehabilitation of three Gauteng corridors
3rd June 2022 By: Irma Venter

The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) says it will terminate rail services on three Gauteng corridors for the next few months to allow for the rehabilitation and restoration of the... 


Mbalula says decision on e-tolls ‘imminent’, calls for scrap metal export ban
3rd June 2022 By: Irma Venter

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has yet again promised that a decision on the future of e-tolls in Gauteng is imminent. Delivering his department’s Budget Vote speech late last month, he noted... 


REDUCED DEMAND About 60% to 70% of Widney Transport Components’ bus orders are linked to government tenders, with activity currently muted
Local bus sector under the pump
3rd June 2022 By: Tracy Hancock

The South African bus sector has faced challenges over the past two years, with commercial-vehicle sliding-window designer and manufacturer Widney Transport Components noting a drop in volumes,... 


Gauteng unveils transport authority board
1st June 2022 By: Yvonne Silaule

Gauteng MEC for Public Transport and Road Infrastructure Jacob Mamabolo says good corporate governance is critical for the success of the Gauteng Transport Authority (TAG). “The TAG is committed to... 


KZN taxi owners empowered to become bus drivers
27th May 2022 By: Yvonne Silaule

KwaZulu-Natal taxi owners are now eligible to be bus owners following the signing, this week, of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Transport and the Ithala... 


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Mamabola publishes route for Phase 1 of proposed Gautrain expansion
25th May 2022 By: Irma Venter

Gauteng Public Transport and Roads Infrastructure MEC Jacob Mamabolo has made public the preferred route for Phase 1 of the proposed expansion of the 80-km Gautrain system, in what is called the... 


Intercape urges govt intervention as attacks by rogue taxi operators increase
20th May 2022 By: Irma Venter

Days after long-distance coach company Intercape went public about a violent campaign waged against the industry by rogue taxi associations, three more of its buses came under attack in Gauteng.... 


Fikile Mbalula
Decision on e-tolls ‘imminent’; scrap metal exports must be banned – Mbalula
18th May 2022 By: Irma Venter

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has yet again promised that a decision on the future of e-tolls in Gauteng is imminent. Delivering his department’s budget vote on Wednesday, he noted that the... 


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PRASA starts rehabilitation work on three Gauteng corridors
17th May 2022 By: Irma Venter

The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) says it will terminate rail services on three Gauteng corridors for the next few months to allow for the rehabilitation and restoration of the... 


PRASA’s KZN floods repair bill stands at almost R3bn
13th May 2022 By: Irma Venter

The direct cost to restore passenger rail services in KwaZulu-Natal following the recent floods stands at an estimated R2.6-billion to R2.9-billion, says the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa... 


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Unions in passenger bus wage talks ink 6% wage deal
6th May 2022 By: News24Wire

The South African Road Passenger Bargaining Council (Sarpbac) has announced that unions at the passenger bus wage talks have accepted a 6% wage offer and signed a deal with employers in the sector.... 


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Intercape urges govt intervention as attacks from taxi industry grow
3rd May 2022 By: Irma Venter

Days after long-distance coach company Intercape went public about a violent campaign waged against the industry by rogue taxi associations, three more of its buses have come under attack in... 


Police recover stolen copper in Devland, Johannesburg
29th April 2022 By: Schalk Burger

The South African Police Services (SAPS) raided the premises of a scrap metal dealer in Devland, near Johannesburg, and found a large cache of stolen copper cables. Working on a tip-off, the police... 


WPIC encourages investment in platinum in Earth Day message
29th April 2022 By: Schalk Burger

Industry organisation the World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC) is encouraging investment in and use of platinum-based technologies that are helping to support greener operations, industries and... 


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Sandton Pause lounge to keep taxi drivers occupied during off-peak times
28th April 2022 By: Donna Slater

A “Pause Lounge” was launched at the JR005 taxi rank, in Sandton, on April 28, to provide taxi drivers on off-peak times after the morning rush with a place to rest, relax and pass time while they... 


Former PRASA boss must be reinstated, arbitration hearing finds
19th April 2022 By: News24Wire

Axed Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) CEO Zolani Matthews is free to return to his office following an arbitration ruling in his favour. Matthews was placed on precautionary suspension... 


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Alstom appoints new CEO for Bombela Maintenance Company 
6th April 2022 By: Irma Venter

Alstom Southern Africa has appointed Shumani Madanda as the new CEO of the Bombela Maintenance Company (BMC).   In his new role, Madanda will be responsible for strategy and operations, while he... 


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Moove raises $105m to take its African financing model global
18th March 2022 By: Irma Venter

Mobility fintech group Moove has raised $105-million in a Series A2 funding round, consisting of equity and debt. This newest round of funding was led by existing investors, Speedinvest, Left Lane... 


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