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Train service between Cape Town, Malmesbury withdrawn amid 'negotiations' with locomotive provider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Metrorail has withdrawn its train service between Malmesbury and Cape Town, in what the Western Cape government has dubbed a "major setback".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... 


CEO Mervyn Naidoo
Actom anticipating demand as energy projects continue to flow from REIPPPP
8th September 2022 By: Simone Liedtke

With a major increase in renewable energy projects anticipated over the next 12 months, turnkey electrical solutions provider Actom is confident that this will translate into an increased demand... 


Former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe
Eskom recovers the R30m it 'unlawfully' paid to former CEO Brian Molefe
7th September 2022 By: News24Wire

Power utility Eskom says it has recovered the R30-million it "unlawfully" paid to its pension fund for the benefit of its former CEO Brian Molefe in 2016.  This follows a ruling by the North... 


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... 


Brian Molefe
Brian Molefe, Anoj Singh and co-accused granted bail after arrests in Transnet fraud case
29th August 2022 By: News24Wire

Former Transnet chief executive officer (CEO) Brian Molefe, Anoj Singh, the parastatal's former finance boss, and their co-accused were granted bail on Monday after being arrested in connection... 


Rail infrastructure owned by Transnet
Transnet and unions declare wage deadlock, strike looms
26th August 2022 By: Reuters

South Africa's Transnet announced on Friday a deadlock in wage negotiations, with two labour unions raising the prospect of a strike that could further cripple the State-owned logistics company and... 


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BSSC Radiators continues to ensure diverse, efficient product delivery
24th August 2022 By: Simone Liedtke

Privately-owned BSSC Radiators continues to develop and transform itself into a market leader, with over four decades of diverse experience and service in the mining industry. Through this... 


The 72-tonne electric truck in operation in Indonesia
Vale tests 72-t battery-powered trucks
22nd August 2022 By: Mariaan Webb

Diversified major Vale has received two battery-powered 72-t off-highway trucks, which will be tested in the mines of Água Limpa, in Brazil, and Sorowako, in Indonesia. These trucks, produced by a... 


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... 


Northern Cape level crossing incident results in damage to rail track, equipment
17th August 2022 By: Schalk Burger

The railway track and overhead track equipment at the Glosam level crossing, in the Northern Cape, sustained significant damage when a truck collided with a train owned and operated by State-owned... 


SA coal exports to Europe surge, shipments to Asia decline
15th August 2022 By: Reuters

South Africa's coal sales to Europe rose eight-fold during the first half of 2022 compared with last year as demand for the fossil fuel surged ahead of a ban on Russian coal, Thungela Resources... 


An iron-ore train
ArcelorMittal to seek access to rail network amid a collapse in Transnet service
12th August 2022 By: Terence Creamer

ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) has confirmed that it will seek to secure third-party access to Transnet’s rail network as part of efforts to stabilise the logistics involved in supplying key raw... 


Location map of the Minim Martrap project
Minim Martrap bauxite project, Cameroon
12th August 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

A bankable feasibility study has confirmed a robust long-term project. 


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... 


Science, Innovation dept envisions a solid hydrogen economy by 2050
4th August 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

South Africa’s Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) views hydrogen as a key enabler of decarbonisation, particularly in the transport sector – heavy-duty trucking, shipping, aviation, and... 


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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... 


An image depicting a red locomotive
Rail revitalisation needed
29th July 2022 By: Sabrina Jardim

Revitalising South Africa’s rail infrastructure is necessary to ensure that it is a reliable, available, competitive and efficient mode of transport, allowing users to capitalise on the sector’s... 


Tanzania starts test runs on section of electrified SGR network
29th July 2022 By: John Muchira

In a major milestone on its journey towards modernising its railway network, Tanzania has started test runs on a section of its new electric-powered standard-gauge railway (SGR) line and has... 


An iron-ore train
ArcelorMittal to seek access to rail network amid a collapse in Transnet service
28th July 2022 By: Terence Creamer

ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) has confirmed that it will seek to secure third-party access to Transnet’s rail network as part of efforts to stabilise the logistics involved in supplying key raw... 


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... 


Big blow for Chinese rail giant as court dismisses its bid against Sars
19th July 2022 By: News24Wire

The North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has dismissed a bid by the local unit of the Chinese Railway Rolling Stock Corporation (CRRC) to have the SA Revenue Service (Sars) return money taken from... 


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... 


Cable theft disrupts coal deliveries by rail to Majuba power station
6th July 2022 By: Schalk Burger

Cable theft has critically constrained the delivery of coal by rail to the Majuba power station, as the portion of the rail network owned by State-owned power utility Eskom that feeds directly into... 


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... 


TFR signs cross-border agreement with Railways of Mozambique
1st July 2022 By: Schalk Burger

State-owned rail agency Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) has signed a cooperation agreement with Mozambique State agency Ports and Railways of Mozambique (CFM) to implement an immediate train... 


Third-party rail access unlikely to unlock private investment, owing to restrictive terms – ARIA
1st July 2022 By: Irma Venter

African Rail Industry Association (ARIA) CEO Mesela Nhlapo says the association has serious concerns regarding the restrictive terms and conditions Transnet has imposed on the use of the national... 


Former Prasa CEO Lucky Montana
Zondo calls for new inquiry into how SA's passenger rail was left on brink of collapse
23rd June 2022 By: News24Wire

The final report of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into State Capture has recommended that a new probe be instituted to get to the bottom of why SA's state-run passenger rail agency was allowed... 


Opportunities abound in transport, logistics if challenges can be addressed
22nd June 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

There are considerable challenges facing the country’s commuter transport, freight and logistics sectors, which are impeding economic growth; however, there are signs of improvement. This was a key... 


Transnet to issue locomotive tender in July to address crippling port and rail backlog
21st June 2022 By: News24Wire

In a bid to improve on its operational performance, clear logistic backlogs, and claw itself out of its financial predicament, Transnet has confirmed that it will issue a tender for the procurement... 


Brand SA image
Strong investment case for country’s mining sector, but issues must be addressed
21st June 2022

There are a myriad of opportunities that can be capitalised on in South Africa’s mining sector and there has been notable progress in improving the state of the industry; however, to further... 


An image depicting Taylorail's red rail wagon
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... 


Europe imports more South African coal as Russian ban looms
Europe imports more South African coal as Russian ban looms
15th June 2022 By: Reuters

European countries, scrambling to secure alternatives to Russian coal, imported 40% more coal from South Africa's main export hub in the first five months of this year than over the whole of 2021,... 


Image of Transnet Freight Rail's operations at the Richards Bay Coal Terminal
Minerals Council expresses concern about impact of logistics constraints on mineral exports
10th June 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

South Africa’s exported bulk mineral tonnages have dropped to their lowest level since the Covid-19 lockdown in the first half of 2020, with rail, port and border constraints negatively affecting... 


Moody’s raises alarm on Transnet, puts it on notice for downgrade
9th June 2022 By: News24Wire

The credit ratings agency Moody's has placed most of Transnet’s credit ratings on review for a downgrade. Moody’s says it has become increasingly concerned over the Transnet's exposure to weak... 


Image of Transient trains
Transnet’s interpretation of third-party access will see no investment – ARIA
8th June 2022 By: Irma Venter

African Rail Industry Association (ARIA) CEO Mesela Nhlapo says the association has serious concerns regarding the restrictive terms and conditions Transnet has imposed on the use of the national... 


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... 


Former Transnet CEO Siyabonga Gama
More arrests expected in corruption case against Gama and other ex-Transnet officials
27th May 2022 By: News24Wire

Former Transnet CEO, Siyabonga Gama, who is among the five people accused of R93-million fraud and corruption in a case relating to the procurement of 1 064 locomotives by the State-owned freight... 


An image showing a Trident SA lithium battery pack for a mining locomotive
Trident’s lithium-powered locomotives engendering benefits for mining operations
13th May 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Original-equipment manufacturer Trident SA has diversified its offering and is now providing lithium-powered batteries for locomotives used by global mining operations. During a visit to the... 


Gangs stealing cables miles underground torment South African platinum mines
9th May 2022 By: Bloomberg

South African miners are battling a growing threat miles underground in the world’s deepest platinum shafts: Gangs stealing copper cables and disrupting operations. Enticed by high copper prices,... 


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Only way to fix Eskom, Transnet is to work as SA Inc, conference hears
6th May 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Putting South Africa’s 60-million people first and working as South Africa Incorporated – SA Inc – is the only way to solve the problems of this country’s biggest State-owned enterprises, Eskom and... 


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