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Special Investigating Unit
SIU gets green light from Ramaphosa to investigate Home Affairs, PRASA
20th February 2024 By: Sashnee Moodley

The Special Investigating Unit is set to probe maladministration at Home Affairs and the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa following proclamations signed by President Cyril Ramaphosa. The... 


Critical infrastructure blackouts top business risk in SA – Allianz
16th February 2024

For the second consecutive year, international financial services provider Allianz’s Risk Barometer indicates that critical infrastructure blackouts attributed to power outages and the failure of... 


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S Africa’s infrastructure at a crossroads – council
16th February 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Industry body Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) has emphasised the significance of maintenance as a proactive measure against further decay of South Africa’s infrastructure. The council... 


Locomotives owned by Transnet Freight Rail
EIB in talks with South Africa over loan for ports, freight rail
15th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

The European Investment Bank (EIB) said it’s in talks to loan South Africa money to upgrade its port and freight-rail infrastructure as its first contribution to a decarbonization pact known as the... 


Subdued growth expected in transport sector; more freight going to Maputo – Ctrack index
Subdued growth expected in transport sector; more freight going to Maputo – Ctrack index
14th February 2024 By: Irma Venter

The Ctrack Transport and Freight Index (Ctrack TFI) forecasts “another year of fairly subdued growth for the transport sector”. This is based on the assumption of mediocre economic growth in South... 


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HPX, Liberian govt, Guma sign letter of intent to develop Liberty Corridor
12th February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

US-based mineral exploration and development company High Power Exploration (HPX), which is backed by Ivanhoe Mines co-chairperson Robert Friedland, has signed a letter of intent (LoI) with the... 


DFC announces new financing for Lobito Corridor
9th February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) deputy CEO Nisha Biswal has announced new financing in support of the Lobito Corridor, which extends across Angola, Zambia and the Democratic... 


The Durban Container Terminal
Business stakeholders find ‘election-oriented’ SoNA wanting
9th February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Business stakeholders agree that President Cyril Ramphosa was right to emphasise economic reforms in his State of the Nation Address (SoNA) on February 8, as these are critical to turning around... 


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Loadshedding, logistics, water crises key themes of SoNA 2024
9th February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Engineering News editor Terence Creamer discusses some of the key themes that emerged during President Cyril Ramaphosa's final State of the Nation Address of the current administration and how... 


Transnet needs ‘the right, permanent management, quickly’ – Stellenbosch University academic
9th February 2024 By: Irma Venter

State-owned rail and port operator Transnet could, potentially, show significant improvement this year, compared with last year’s dismal performance, says transport economist and macrologistics... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa
Ramaphosa moots ‘innovative investment models’ for grid as he reiterates support for power and logistics reform
8th February 2024 By: Terence Creamer

President Cyril Ramaphosa used his final State of the Nation Address ahead of upcoming elections to reiterate government’s commitment to reforms in the country’s failing power and logistics... 


ArcelorMittal South Africa CEO Kobus Verster
AMSA sees plausible pathway for salvaging longs unit, but ready to reverse closure deferral if urgent progress is not made
8th February 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Steel producer ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) has deferred the wind-down of its long-products business by six months amid widespread concern regarding the detrimental impact of the closure on... 


Long product being produced
AMSA announces six-month deferral to longs closure after agreements on short-term measures
8th February 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Steel producer ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) has deferred the wind down of its long-products business by six months amid widespread concern regarding the detrimental impact of the closure on... 


Cape Town Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis
Hill-Lewis urges Ramaphosa to fast-track devolution of rail, policing powers to deal with crises
6th February 2024 By: Sashnee Moodley

Cape Town Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis is looking to President Cyril Ramaphosa for answers on the delay of the national Rail Devolution Strategy, which could save lower-income families R932-million... 


Transnet receives locomotive batteries through RBCT partnership
6th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

State-owned Transnet has taken delivery of seven full sets of batteries procured by the Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT). The delivery of these critical spares will improve the reliability of... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa
We are turning ports around, but it will take time – Ramaphosa
5th February 2024 By: Sashnee Moodley

While the recently launched African Continental Free Trade Area will provide advantages for South African companies, the efficiency and competitiveness of the country’s logistics architecture needs... 


Locomotives operating on Transnet Freight Rail's rail lines
Clear commitment to reform implementation needed in SoNA – Mavuso
5th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Business organisation Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) CEO Busi Mavuso has urged President Cyril Ramaphosa to show a clear commitment to the hard work of reform implementation during his... 


Coal being transported to port
Transnet says rail volumes recovered slightly in the last quarter of 2023
2nd February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) says it experienced an improvement in rail volumes in the last quarter of the 2023 calendar year, as the implementation of Transnet’s recovery plan got under way. The... 


New Gautrain CEO starts steering strategic expansions
1st February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Gautrain Management Agency CEO Tshepo Kgobe has assumed his role as of February 1, following the company’s announcement to this effect in September last year. He previously served as COO of... 


Dr Juanita Maree
Freight forwarders note some progress in tackling logistics crisis, but call for intensification of collaborative efforts
1st February 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The CEO of the South African Association of Freight Forwarders (SAAFF) believes progress is being made in navigating the ‘perfect storm’ of South Africa’s current logistics crisis, which is... 


Investec logistics head Denys Hobson
Global economic growth expected to stagnate this year
30th January 2024 By: Darren Parker

Global economic growth is expected to be subdued, if not stagnant this year, with global trade also expected to be sluggish, financial services provider Investec reports. According to the World... 


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Transnet needs ‘the right, permanent management, quickly’ – Havenga
29th January 2024 By: Irma Venter

State-owned rail and port operator Transnet could, potentially, show significant improvement this year compared with last year’s dismal performance, says transport economist and macrologistics... 


Road and rail
Government's new plan to shift cargo from roads back to rail
26th January 2024 By: News24Wire

Government is seeking to finalise a plan aimed at improving its rail network and move cargo away from its overburdened roads.  While the economy loses a billion rand per day to its logistics... 


A road fright truck on the N3 corridor
Dedicated freight lanes and restricted truck operating hours mooted in draft plan to shift cargo back to rail
25th January 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The Department of Transport (DoT) is canvasing as series of interventions aimed at attracting freight back to South Africa’s struggling rail system from road, which has emerged as the country’s... 


BLSA CEO Busi Mavuso
South Africa must build renewable energy momentum, and then move on to other sectors – Mavuso
22nd January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The rapid pace at which South Africa is building renewable energy projects, driven by private sector investment, is viewed as positive in the global context, including at the recently held World... 


Coal being transported on South Africa's railway
Transnet partially restores service on coal export line
19th January 2024 By: Reuters

South African freight rail operator Transnet said late Thursday it resumed partial service on the line connecting to the country's main coal export terminal, four days after two trains collided and... 


Coal loaded for transport by rail
Transnet plans to partially reopen coal line after derailment
18th January 2024 By: Reuters

South African freight rail operator Transnet plans to reopen the first of two coal lines to the country's major coal export terminal on Thursday after it was blocked following a train collision... 


RFA CEO Gavin Kelly
RFA urges investigation into outdated TFR systems following derailment
17th January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Industry organisation the Road Freight Association (RFA) says the collision of two coal trains on the Richards Bay ore line at the weekend underscores the vulnerability of the multi-ore line owing... 


Train collision site near Richards Bay
Recovery efforts under way following derailment of two trains near Richards Bay
16th January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

State-owned Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) is busy with recovery efforts after a derailment in which two trains collided in the early hours of January 14 at Elubana, outside Richards Bay, in... 


new conveyor at Richards Bay Bulk Terminal
Richards Bay Bulk Terminal conveyor repairs remove 400 coal trucks from roads
10th January 2024 By: Darren Parker

One of three conveyor belts damaged in the October 2021 fires has returned to full operation at the Richards Bay Bulk Terminal, in KwaZulu-Natal, and will prioritise the handling of coal exports.... 


Transnet Freight Rail highlights challenges and plans to address them
Transnet Freight Rail highlights challenges and plans to address them
10th January 2024

Transnet Freight Rail is facing a wide array of challenges undermining its ability to operate, ranging from cable theft to community-related challenges. The struggling rail operator recently took... 


Coal shipments on Transnet freight-rail network have plunged to 30-year lows and iron-ore railings are at their lowest in a decade
Crumbling South African rail prompts Botswana to forge new route
19th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

Botswana has received unsolicited bids from investors to build a rail line to a Namibian port that will help avoid South Africa and its disintegrating logistics network. The 1 500 km... 


Transnet freight locomotives
Transnet halts plan to allow private companies to operate key rail line
14th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

State-owned ports and rail company Transnet withdrew a request for quotes for an operating lease on a freight-rail artery that connects its biggest port with its industrial hub, because changes in... 


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