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Image of a train to show that Booyco Engineering is supplying HVAC units for locomotives on a coal mine
HVAC solution for coal mine locomotives
18th March 2023

A leading South African coal producer selected Booyco Engineering to supply purpose-designed heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems for its 8E locomotives. The order is for six... 


Trackless mobile machine safety next big challenge, says Minerals Council
17th March 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Having last year achieved the lowest fall of ground fatalities ever, South African mining’s next big safety challenge is to achieve greater safety in the use of trackless mobile machines –... 


Rolls-Royce Plc Announces New Leadership for Africa
14th March 2023

John will assume group-wide leadership and representation for the Group’s Civil Aerospace, Power Systems and Defence businesses across the META region Rolls-Royce plc (www.Rolls-Royce.com) is... 


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Third-party access crucial for sector
10th March 2023 By: Tracy Hancock

Rail industry representative African Rail Industry Association (ARIA) is driven by a mandate to facilitate public–private partnerships (PPPs) as a tool to revitalise the South African rail... 


Study shows Alstom supported 9 000 jobs, injected R3.9bn into South Africa in one year
1st March 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Rail and mobility solutions company Alstom supported more than 9 000 jobs and injected R3.9-billion into South Africa as it continues to grow its local presence. These were the findings of a report... 


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Trackless mobile machine safety next big challenge, says Minerals Council
27th February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Having last year achieved the lowest fall of ground fatalities ever, South African mining’s next big safety challenge is to achieve greater safety in the use of trackless mobile machines –... 


Iron-ore being transported by rail
Transnet snubs Kumba’s overture to run lucrative iron-ore rail line
24th February 2023 By: Bloomberg

South Africa’s State-owned logistics company has rejected an overture from an Anglo American unit to take over the running of its iron ore rail line, which is one of its most profitable but battles... 


TFR's operations
Sanral, Transnet, Denel among SOEs to receive fiscal support in 2023/24
22nd February 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

As State-owned entities (SOEs) continue to rely on government bailouts and dominate the guarantee portfolio of the fiscus, Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana has announced conditional in-year... 


TFR will separate out the infrastructure manager from freight operations
Separation of TFR’s infrastructure, operator functions may open way for big third-party ramp-up
20th February 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Separation of TFR’s infrastructure, operator functions to open way for big third-party ramp-up State-owned freight logistics group Transnet aims to launch a dedicated infrastructure manager... 


MPs to Transnet: Fix this mess you are creating for the ANC government
16th February 2023 By: News24Wire

African National Congress (ANC) and Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) MPs tore into Transnet Group CEO Portia Derby on Wednesday, accusing her of "doing nothing" to arrest the company's slide into... 


Transnet to shrink rail network
9th February 2023 By: Bloomberg

State-owned logistics company Transnet plans to shrink the 20 000 km freight rail network it operates by at least 35% as it focuses on delivering more profitable cargo loads. Transnet, which also... 


Seriti CEO Mike Teke.
Seriti wins plaudits for decarbonising its coal mines while keeping coal lights on
8th February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The 91% black-owned and -controlled Seriti Resources was seen at the Investing in African Mining Indaba as setting a compelling example by generating wind energy to decarbonise its coal mining... 


Integrated Air Solutions gains traction in the railway sector forging new partnership with Compressor & Engine Engineering (CEE)
1st February 2023

Compressed air systems specialists, Integrated Air Solutions, are proud to announce the appointment of Compressor & Engine Engineering (CEE) as their exclusive distributor for the ELGi compressor... 


Integrated Air Solutions gains traction in the railway sector forging new partnership with Compressor & Engine Engineering (CEE)
30th January 2023

Compressed air systems specialists, Integrated Air Solutions, are proud to announce the appointment of Compressor & Engine Engineering (CEE) as their exclusive distributor for the ELGi compressor... 


Graphic to show Booyco Engineering software used to determine structural vibrations within a roof mounted HVAC system
Simulation software shortens HVAC prototyping time
20th January 2023

Simulation software shortens HVAC prototyping time Simulation software can help to significantly shorten product prototype development time in the heating, cooling and ventilation (HVAC) sector and... 


A Transnet locomotive
Transnet to issue locomotive rehabilitation tender as it reaches impasse with CRRC
12th January 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

State-owned Transnet says it has reached an impasse with CRRC E-Loco Supply, following an "unwillingness" on the part of CRRC to engage with the relevant authorities in South Africa to normalise... 


Third-party access has been identified as one of the main reforms to be pursued for implementation under government’s Operation Vulindlela initiative
TFR says lessons from slot-sale process will inform future third-party model
30th November 2022 By: Terence Creamer

Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) insists that valuable lessons have been gained from a recent attempt to sell 16 slots on its Cape and Container corridors, which resulted in only one applicant emerging... 


ARIA CEO Mesela Nhlapo
Association warns of imminent collapse of Transnet
16th November 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The African Rail Industry Association (ARIA) says State-owned freight utility Transnet’s reluctance to implement structural reforms is costing the economy and South Africa’s international... 


Green hydrogen and fuel cell collaboration announced by Nel and General Motors of the US.
Top green hydrogen/fuel cell collaboration boost for platinum-group metals
16th November 2022 By: Martin Creamer

A joint development agreement struck between global majors Nel Hydrogen US and General Motors is expected to speed up the development of green hydrogen technology that is competitive with fossil... 


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Transnet Freight Rail 10-64 locomotives acquisition programme, South Africa
28th October 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Transnet Freight Rail CEO Sizakele Mzimela has reported that the group’s plan to procure new locomotives will be put on hold. 


Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana
Higher revenue collections support consolidation as growth headwinds strengthen
26th October 2022 By: Terence Creamer

Better-than-expected revenue collection enabled Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana to report an improvement in government’s fiscal position relative to the one forecast in the February Budget.... 


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Traxtion calls for open rail access in South Africa, looks to build on 35-year journey
26th October 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

As it celebrates 35 years of operation, private rail operator Traxtion has called for open rail access in South Africa, to enable the company to replicate similar success and freedom it has enjoyed... 


Transnet operations
Transnet and unions to resume CCMA-facilitated talks on Wednesday
11th October 2022 By: Terence Creamer

Transnet and its recognised unions – the United National Transport Union and the South African Transport and Allied Workers Union – will reconvene talks at the Commission for Conciliation,... 


Minerals Council South Africa CEO Roger Baxter.
South Africa takes 354 days to issue prospecting right, Botswana does it in 40
10th October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Why does it take 354 working days for South Africa’s Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) to issue a prospecting right which Botswana accomplishes in 40 days? Mineral Council South... 


Mergence acquires rest of Lasercraft as part of growth strategy in South Africa
4th October 2022 By: Schalk Burger

Southern African industrial company Mergence Industrial Group (MIG) has increased its stake in precision sheet-metal and plate engineering company Lasercraft to 100%, as part of the group’s growth... 


Transnet says agreement with Alstom may pave way for completion of locomotives delivery
Transnet says agreement with Alstom may pave way for completion of locomotives delivery
3rd October 2022 By: Terence Creamer

State-owned freight logistics group Transnet announced on Monday that an in-principle agreement had been reached with Alstom in relation to a legal dispute arising from an electric locomotive... 


Transnet locomotive
NPA charges McKinsey SA with fraud over Transnet locomotive debacle
30th September 2022 By: News24Wire

The National Prosecuting Authority has indicted McKinsey South Africa on charges of fraud, theft and corruption related to State capture at Transnet.  The NPA's Investigating Directorate announced... 


Train service between Cape Town, Malmesbury withdrawn amid 'negotiations' with locomotive provider
19th September 2022 By: News24Wire

Metrorail has withdrawn its train service between Malmesbury and Cape Town, in what the Western Cape government has dubbed a "major setback". Metrorail said the withdrawal of diesel trains and... 


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Battery solutions for mining industry
13th September 2022

Energy costs are a large part of a mine’s total operating costs and South African mining companies are looking at innovative ways to reduce dependency on grid power, increase productivity, reduce... 


Hydrogen key part of green economy, but as part of diversified energy ecosystem
7th September 2022 By: Schalk Burger

While hydrogen is expected to become a key element of the green economy worldwide, owing to the need to significantly reduce greenhouse-gas emissions to limit climate change within a short space of... 


Transnet, CRRC E-Loco say ‘in-principle agreement’ reached to resolve legal disputes
Transnet, CRRC E-Loco say ‘in-principle agreement’ reached to resolve legal disputes
31st August 2022 By: Terence Creamer

South Africa’s Transnet and China’s CRRC E-Loco announced on Wednesday that an in-principle agreement had been reach “towards the resolution of all current legal disputes between the two companies,... 


Former Transnet CEO Brian Molefe
Transnet arrests signify success of Presidency’s anticorruption efforts
29th August 2022 By: Darren Parker

In a letter issued by President Cyril Ramaphosa on August 29, he said his administration's efforts to root out corruption were starting to yield results, with the Hawks reporting that, between the... 


Grindrod achieves strong interim performance
26th August 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

JSE-listed Grindrod achieved a strong performance for the six months ended June 30, delivering good earnings growth in its core businesses.  This was underpinned by strong mineral commodity markets... 


Thungela, Transnet conclude deed of amendment to long-term rail agreement
18th August 2022 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Coal miner Thungela Resources and State-owned Transnet have agreed to amendments to an earlier long-term coal transportation agreement. This follows after Transnet, through its Transnet Freight... 


A photo of Exxaro's Grootegeluk mine
Exxaro's half-year earnings soar 147% to R10bn
18th August 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified resources group Exxaro on Thursday reported increased half-year revenue, earnings and sufficient cash flow to fund capital expenditure and dividends. Group earnings before interest tax... 


A Transnet Freight rail locomotive
Transnet seeks court order compelling CRRC to release spares for 120 idle locomotives
17th August 2022 By: Terence Creamer

State-owned freight logistics group Transnet has launched a High Court application through which it is seeking an order compelling China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation (CRRC) E-Loco Supply to... 


Aria proposes interventions to arrest Transnet’s rail network decline
10th August 2022 By: Donna Slater

Rail industry body the African Rail Industry Association (Aria) suggests several interventions to help State-owned Transnet address its prevailing inefficiencies, including re-introducing systems... 


An image depicting the Unilok E55S
S Africa hampered by rolling stock challenges
29th July 2022 By: Sabrina Jardim

South Africa is facing challenges regarding its rolling stock, owing to rail networks being vandalised during Covid-19 lockdowns, and this will be costly to repair, says consultant and supplier of... 


Transnet CEO Portia Derby
Transnet to issue big locomotive tender in August as it clears legal hurdles
27th July 2022 By: Terence Creamer

State-owned freight logistics group Transnet intends launching its much-anticipated tender for new locomotives in August having recorded a 5.6% drop in rail volumes last year as a result of a... 


Menar MD Vuslat Bayoglu
Logistics solutions needed quickly to avoid lost commodity price opportunity – Menar
18th July 2022 By: Martin Creamer

While there is commitment from State rail enterprise Transnet to find a solution to bulk commodity logistical disruption, the issue is time, as the challenges need to be overcome with the necessary... 


Urgent privatisation of South African rail network is called for
11th July 2022

By Simon Norton, Manager, International Zinc Association (IZA), Africa Desk  A cursory online search reveals the tragic and appalling state of the railway network in South Africa, which has been... 


Coal being transported to port by TFR
TFR offers deed of amendment to lift force majeure on coal exporters
6th July 2022 By: Schalk Burger

State-owned Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) is encouraging coal export parties to sign a deed of amendment for the remaining term of a long-term agreement, which expires in March 2024, to lift its... 


Exxaro highlights strong European coal demand, while local rail challenges persist
Exxaro highlights strong European coal demand, while local rail challenges persist
30th June 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Diversified mining and energy group Exxaro Resources says high-quality thermal coal remains significantly in demand as the Russia/Ukraine war persists. The company reported in a pre-close... 


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