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Grindrod recovers locomotives from Sierra Leone
22nd July 2019 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

JSE-listed freight and financial services company Grindrod has, this month, taken delivery of 20 of its locomotives that had been recovered and transported from Sierra Leone to the Port of Durban.... 


Durban rail corridor to benefit most from addition of standard gauge track
Durban rail corridor to benefit most from addition of standard gauge track
9th July 2019 By: Irma Venter

The freight corridor between Durban and Gauteng would benefit most from a standard gauge railway track being constructed next to the current narrow gauge track. The addition of the line would aid... 


An integral part of Afrox’s 360-degree solutions
An integral part of Afrox’s 360-degree solutions
8th July 2019

Safety is at the heart of Afrox’s 360-degree Solutions initiative, particularly when it comes to welding and cutting in difficult to reach places on site and at height. Afrox’s Business Manager for... 


Transnet Freight Rail Breakthrough Technologies
Transnet Freight Rail Breakthrough Technologies
19th June 2019

In a context of increasing competition, growing demand and tighter management of operational and capital costs, freight railways are constantly looking for ways to increase efficiency by boosting... 


IHHA conference to ‘better equip’ Transnet to take advantage of global knowledge, technology
31st May 2019 By: Simone Liedtke

As it keeps the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) in mind, Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) is hopeful that the upcoming International Heavy Haul Association (IHHA) conference will provide the... 


R1.25bn relocation costs for Transnet train tender 'unjustifiable', inquiry hears
31st May 2019 By: News24Wire

Two transportation companies contracted to build billions of rands' worth of locomotives for Transnet had "no justification" for hiking costs by R1.25-billion as a relocation fee, the State capture... 


Getac fully rugged tablets ensure transportation safety for Lithuanian Railways
Getac fully rugged tablets ensure transportation safety for Lithuanian Railways
23rd May 2019

Officially founded in 1919, Lithuanian Railways is the century-old State-owned railway company of Lithuania. It provides passenger and freight services on a network covering nearly 2 000 km of... 


Transnet acting CE Mohammed Mahomedy
Mahomedy tackles locomotive costs, interest rate swaps at Zondo Commission
16th May 2019 By: African News Agency

Transnet acting CE Mohammed Mahomedy continued his testimony at the Zondo commission of inquiry into State capture on Thursday, further detailing how the State-owned entity was bleeding billions of... 


Outa says submits evidence against Transnet to Zondo commission
3rd May 2019 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) says it has handed, what it calls a comprehensive submission, to the Zondo Commission of Inquiry into State Capture that allegedly details corruption,... 


IN-SERVICE TRAINING Artisans provided with competence to perform in the workplace
Theoretical balance crucial in applied competencies assessment
3rd May 2019 By: Thabi Shomolekae

In assessing applied competencies in terms of training and working on mining machinery, there must be a balance between theoretical, practical and workplace competences that are suited to a... 


Localisation can help revive South Africa’s rail industry
3rd May 2019 By: Natasha Odendaal

Original equipment manufacturer Bombardier Transportation South Africa (BTSA) wants to be an integral part of South Africa’s growth story as it pursues localisation ambitions beyond 60%. South... 


Transnet to meet OEMs this month in bid to reach settlement on ‘unlawful’ locomotive contracts
Transnet to meet OEMs this month in bid to reach settlement on ‘unlawful’ locomotive contracts
12th April 2019 By: Terence Creamer

State-owned logistics group Transnet will, during the course of April and May, seek to secure “just and equitable” negotiations with the four original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) supplying it... 


Traxtion showcases new Rosslyn-based locomotive maintenance, refurbishment facility
Traxtion showcases new Rosslyn-based locomotive maintenance, refurbishment facility
10th April 2019

Private locomotive and rail operation Traxtion last month showcased its new maintenance and refurbishment facility, in Rosslyn, as part of the company’s plans to increase its capacity to provide... 


Transnet group executive of new business growth and diversification Herbert Msagala
Transnet execs seek balance between efficiency improvements, growth opportunities
5th April 2019 By: Shirley le Guern

It is not about pouring concrete and spending, it is a war of efficiency, Transnet group executive of new business growth and diversification Herbert Msagala told a select special interest group... 


IEC Holden (Pty) Ltd appoints new Chairperson, MD
4th April 2019 By: Creamer Media Reporter

IEC Holden (Pty) Ltd., headquartered in Kempton Park, Gauteng, is proud to announce the appointment of Mr. Amos Hadebe as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors, and Mr. Pedro Adams as... 


Traxtion unveils new facility to provide locomotive rebuild, overhaul services for Africa
Traxtion unveils new facility to provide locomotive rebuild, overhaul services for Africa
26th March 2019 By: Simone Liedtke

Private locomotive and rail operator Traxtion on Tuesday showcased its new maintenance and refurbishment facility, in Rosslyn, as part of its plans to increase its capacity to provide locomotive... 


Yauricocha silver/gold/copper/lead/zinc project, Peru
Yauricocha silver/gold/copper/lead/zinc project, Peru
22nd February 2019 By: Sheila Barradas

Sierra Metals has been granted environmental approval for its Yauricocha tailings expansion project. 


Harmony Gold CEO Peter Steenkamp
Harmony Gold net profit plunges, operational cash soars
12th February 2019 By: Martin Creamer

The net profit of Harmony Gold plunged in the six months to December 31, dropping from R897-million for the corresponding period of last year to R75-million. However, production soared by 34% and... 


Yauricocha silver/gold/copper/lead/zinc project, Peru
Yauricocha silver/gold/copper/lead/zinc project, Peru
8th February 2019 By: Sheila Barradas

Sierra Metals has completed all the necessary work and has submitted all the required documentation to the authorities for its Yauricocha mine. 


Transnet misses H1 export coal target
Transnet misses H1 export coal target
19th December 2018 By: Mariaan Webb

Freight logistics group Transnet has missed its half-year coal export target by 2.3-million tons, the State-owned company reported on Wednesday, citing locomotive failures, community unrest, as... 


Yauricocha silver/gold/copper/lead/zinc project, Peru
Yauricocha silver/gold/copper/lead/zinc project, Peru
14th December 2018 By: Sheila Barradas

Sierra Metals is facing a delay at the project. 


Swifambo loses SCA bid to retain R3.5bn 'tall trains' PRASA tender
30th November 2018 By: News24Wire

Controversial locomotive supplier Swifambo Rail Leasing has lost a Supreme Court of Appeal challenge to a High Court order that stripped it of a R3.5-billion tender with the Passenger Rail Agency... 


Former Public Enterprises Minister Barbara Hogan
'It actually shocked me' that Zuma wanted Gama as Transnet CEO – Hogan
12th November 2018 By: News24Wire

Former public enterprises minister Barbara Hogan told the judicial commission of inquiry into allegations of State capture on Monday that former president Jacob Zuma wanted Siyabonga Gama as the... 


Alstom, Lagos government to collaborate on first two Blue Line metro phases
5th July 2018 By: Marleny Arnoldi

French multinational Alstom has signed a heads of agreement with the Lagos state government, which is represented by the Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (Lamata), for both Phase 1 and... 


ABB opens traction transformer factory
ABB opens traction transformer factory
18th May 2017

The Global CEO of technology group ABB, Ulrich Spiesshofer, was in South Africa this month to officially open the company’s latest manufacturing investment in the country – a state-of-the-art... 


RED ENGINE
RED ENGINE
3rd April 2015

President Jacob Zuma climbing aboard one of the 85 electric locomotives produced at Transnet’s manufacturing and engineering facility in Koedoespoort, Pretoria. The locomotive is one of the 95... 


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