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A black xox or tag manufactured by Quuppa and installed by Ya Batho measures real time positioning in a manganese mine in South Africa
Location tech adds real value
3rd September 2021 By: Halima Frost

Since the installation of a real-time intelligent location system – developed by global location technology platform company Quuppa – the mine in which it has been installed has reported a... 


An image of a Transnet rail line
Govt targets August next year, or sooner, for third-party rail access
30th August 2021 By: Irma Venter

The current target date for enabling third-party operators in the rail-freight sector is August next year, says Dr Sean Phillips, head of National Treasury’s Operation Vulindlela unit. There are,... 


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Grindrod targets port, rail projects in govt’s private sector participation drive 
27th August 2021 By: Irma Venter

Ports and logistics operator Grindrod is positioning itself to take part in the private sector participation (PSP) opportunities to be created by government in the rail and port sectors, says... 


Grindrod's interim business performance improves
18th August 2021 By: Schalk Burger

The performance of JSE-listed freight and financial services company Grindrod’s core businesses improved during the first six months of this year, compared with the six months ended June 30, 2020,... 


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Thermal coal price recovery buoys Thungela maiden interim
13th August 2021 By: Martin Creamer

New coal mining company Thungela Resources on Friday reported interim results for the six months ended June 30 after one month of operating as an independent business. Thungela generated half-year... 


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Australian miners accelerate green investment amid net-zero flurry
13th August 2021 By: Esmarie Iannucci

With the rise of environmental activism and greater investor interest in environmental and social governance, Australian miners and the Australian government have started to give greater priority... 


3CR12 grade steel train wagon transporting coal
Production surplus meets growing rail industry demand
30th July 2021 By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah

Although stainless steel supplier Columbus Stainless can meet South Africa’s stainless steel material demands in all sectors, including the railroad industry, the apparent stainless steel... 


Fibertex geotiles
Supplier’s materials can contribute to secure railway structures
30th July 2021

Construction materials supplier Fibertex geotextiles are used to stabilise the foundations of railway structures, enabling them to withstand the dynamic loads of high speeds and great weights of... 


Tanzania gearing up for its first electrified rail network
30th July 2021 By: John Muchira

The East African region is set to have its first electric-powered railway network in Tanzania, where the State-owned Tanzania Railways Corporation (TRC) is preparing to take delivery of electric... 


Gauteng High Court dismisses application to set aside BBBEE Commission’s investigative report
7th July 2021 By: Simone Liedtke

The Broad-Based Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) Commission has welcomed the decision by the Gauteng High Court to dismiss, with costs, the application by CRRC E Loco Supply to set aside a decision of... 


Fortescue chairperson Andrew Forrest
FFI flies through June targets
6th July 2021 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The energy arm of iron-ore major Fortescue, Fortescue Future Industries (FFI) on Tuesday announced that it had completed all of its key projects targeted for June 30, as part of its initial... 


Transnet aims to implement three private-sector participation projects this year
Transnet aims to implement three private-sector participation projects this year
11th June 2021 By: Terence Creamer

Freight logistics group Transnet expects to proceed with three private sector participation (PSP) projects before the end of the year, with Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan confirming... 


Transnet doubles Bethlehem grain rail haulage capacity, launches 2021 grain export season
Transnet doubles Bethlehem grain rail haulage capacity, launches 2021 grain export season
27th May 2021

State-owned logistics company Transnet Freight Rail has increased its planned haulage of grain through the Bethlehem silo facility of VKB Agriculture by 133%, with 550 000 t of grains planned to be... 


McKinsey to repay R870m to Transnet
25th May 2021 By: Marleny Arnoldi

State-owned utility Transnet and management consulting company McKinsey & Company have finalised the settlement on the fees McKinsey committed to return to Transnet during the Judicial Commission... 


Transnet aims to implement three private sector participation projects this year
Transnet aims to implement three private sector participation projects this year
25th May 2021 By: Terence Creamer

Freight logistics group Transnet expects to proceed with three private sector participation (PSP) projects before the end of the year, with Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan confirming... 


Fortescue commits FFI to local spend
19th May 2021 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Iron-ore major Fortescue Metals has committed that its Fortescue Future Industries (FFI) initiative would award some A$1-billion in contracts to Aboriginal businesses and joint ventures on green... 


TMH celebrates 2nd anniversary milestone in South Africa
15th April 2021 By: Creamer Media Reporter

TMH, Africa and South Africa’s latest entrant into the rolling stock manufacturing and service sector celebrates its 2nd anniversary milestone this month.  The company’s 45 000 sqm facility in... 


TMH Shipped Two Shunting Locomotives to Mongolia
19th March 2021 By: Creamer Media Reporter

TMH Bryansk Plant shipped two TEM18DM shunting locomotives to Mongolia for Ulaanbaatar Railway. This batch is a part of the contract, signed in 2019 and active till 2021. It provides the customer... 


Woodhouse Colliery, England
Woodhouse Colliery, England
19th March 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

The Secretary of State is “calling-in” the planning decision for the project. 


Fortescue chairperson Andrew Forrest
Fortescue sets new carbon target, expects hydrogen business to grow
15th March 2021 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Iron-ore major Fortescue Metals has unveiled plans to be carbon neutral by 2030, ten years earlier than its previous target of 2040, while noting that its ‘green energy’ business could outpace its... 


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The automated UVSS Roll Up PVC doors are installed to control ventilation and airflow in a ventilation district at each level of the underground mine
PVC doors keep it cool
12th March 2021 By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah

Design, development and fabrication company Unique Ventilation & Support Systems (UVSS) has developed automated, high-pressure roll-up polyvinyl chloride (PVC) doors to control airflow in... 


Natural Resources Minister Seamus O'Regan addressing the virtual PDAC 2021.
Canada positioning for post-Covid-19 recovery with critical minerals push – O’Regan
9th March 2021 By: Donna Slater

Canada is using its measures to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic to position itself as a haven for new technology and battery minerals, boasting a wealth of such minerals found in few other... 


Transnet approaching the courts over controversial contracts to procure 1064 locomotives
9th March 2021 By: News24Wire

Transnet officials have worked until midnight to finalise a review application on the controversial contracts related to the procurement of 1064 locomotives, members of Parliament heard. The... 


SVI sees armoured vehicle sales grow as crime increases
SVI sees armoured vehicle sales grow as crime increases
11th January 2021 By: Irma Venter

In 2011/12, there were 9 417 carjackings in South Africa. By 2018/19, this number had grown to 16 026 incidents. Crime is on the increase and Covid-19 has not helped, particularly as the pandemic... 


ArcelorMittal celebrates the 60th anniversary of its railway in Quebec’s North Shore
ArcelorMittal celebrates the 60th anniversary of its railway in Quebec’s North Shore
10th December 2020 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The 420-km railway linking ArcelorMittal Mont-Wright mine to its facilities in Port-Cartier, in Quebec, remains a strategic link, shipping more than 25-million tonnes of iron-ore to international... 


Sars freezes R2.8bn from Chinese rail company that paid Gupta kickbacks
9th December 2020 By: News24Wire

Days before R1.26-billion in frozen funds was due to be released to Gupta-linked Chinese rail group CRRC, the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on Tuesday handed down an order that the monies remain... 


Hydrogen economy presents considerable opportunities for SA, but social compact imperative
Hydrogen economy presents considerable opportunities for SA, but social compact imperative
27th November 2020

South Africa has considerable potential to lead the hydrogen economy and leverage its platinum group metal (PGM) resources;  however, it is imperative that there is a social compact when building... 


Bombardier's Traxx Africa locomotives
Bombardier locomotives pass 10m kilometre mark on South African rail lines
26th November 2020 By: Donna Slater

Mobility technology company Bombardier Transportation reports that, as of November 26, its locomotive fleet provided to State-owned logistics company Transnet has successfully completed ten-million... 


Traxtion Group rail investment, South Africa
Traxtion Group rail investment, South Africa
13th November 2020 By: Sheila Barradas

Traxtion Group has announced its intention to embark on a significant investment programme in South Africa’s rail sector.  


Hydrogen economy presents considerable opportunities for South Africa, but social compact imperative
6th November 2020 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

There is considerable potential for South Africa to be a supplier of green hydrogen and leverage its platinum group metals (PGM) resources; however, it is imperative that there is a social compact... 


Woodhouse Colliery, UK
Woodhouse Colliery, UK
6th November 2020 By: Sheila Barradas

West Cumbria Mine plans to extract and process about 2.7-million tonnes of metallurgical coal a year from the Woodhouse Colliery. 


TMH Africa bags another significant industry certification: the EN 15085
4th November 2020 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Rolling stock Manufacturing and Servicing company, TMH Africa has once again achieved another highly sought-after rail industry certification with the EN 15085-2 Certification Level CL1. The... 


Traxtion to invest billions in rail infrastructure development over next five years
26th October 2020 By: Simone Liedtke

Rail services and solutions provider Traxtion Group intends to embark on a significant investment programme within South Africa’s rail sector, which will, at first, see an initial locomotive and... 


Ramatlakane says it will be a challenge, but ’wrong things’ at PRASA must be fixed
23rd October 2020 By: African News Agency

PRASA's woes must be resolved so that it can deliver cheaper, safe and reliable public transport to South Africa's working class, former ANC MP Leonard Ramatlakane said shortly after he was named... 


Transnet Freight Rail 10-64 locomotives acquisition programme, South Africa – update
Transnet Freight Rail 10-64 locomotives acquisition programme, South Africa – update
16th October 2020 By: Sheila Barradas

Bombardier Transportation has reported that it is continuing to execute the contract, despite there being an ongoing dispute resolution process. 


Rolling stock contract signed between South African manufacturer and Egypt
Rolling stock contract signed between South African manufacturer and Egypt
8th October 2020 By: Darren Parker

Rolling stock manufacturer TMH Africa has signed a three-year contract with Egypt National Railways to supply bogies for passenger rail applications in Egypt. TMH Africa CEO Jerome Boyet says the... 


The TRAXX AFRICA locomotives delivered to date have been deployed to support the export of manganese ore
Bombardier says Transnet contract ‘uninterrupted’ as 10-64 dispute resolution continues
7th October 2020 By: Terence Creamer

Bombardier Transportation, one of four companies to secure a contract to supply 1 064 electric and diesel  locomotives to Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) in 2015, reports that it is continuing to... 


REDUCED RISK
H2scan’s Gen5 transformer-specific hydrogen analyser provides real-time DGA
System available for transformer monitoring
11th September 2020

Pretoria-based industrial technology and solutions provider RTS Africa Technologies (RTS) has recently announced the increased availability of its Gen5 System, developed specifically for... 


Transnet mulls lifting Chinese engine contract suspension
10th September 2020 By: Reuters

South Africa's Transnet may be forced to lift a suspension on China's CRRC Corp so that the firm can repair its locomotives, according to a document from state-owned Transnet, despite pending legal... 


WHEELSHOP REDRESS Bakara was appointed by PRASA in November last year to repair railway wheels, but a technical assessment of its wheelshop was required before the company could start production
Rolling ahead with railway wheel repairs
4th September 2020 By: Tracy Hancock

Rail components manufacturer Bakara Engineering has completed repairs to railway wheels for a private rail operator and is working on a similar project for Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa... 


Grindrod focuses on recovering volumes, earnings after lockdown impacts
Grindrod focuses on recovering volumes, earnings after lockdown impacts
27th August 2020 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE-listed logistics group Grindrod has managed to generate 10% higher profit year-on-year in the six months ended June 30 at R464-million, as well as 40% more cash from operations at R507-million,... 


Ilha Guaíba terminal, in Rio de Janeiro
Miner installs Brazil’s largest battery storage system at Rio de Janeiro port
26th August 2020 By: Mariaan Webb

Diversified miner Vale is making further progress in its strategy of replacing fossil fuels, with the announcement this week that it is installing Brazil’s largest battery energy storage system... 


Grindrod expects to report interim loss as a result of Covid-19
19th August 2020 By: Marleny Arnoldi

As a result of Covid-19-specific actions, JSE-listed freight logistics group Grindrod expects to report a loss of between R286-million and R316-million for the six months ended June 30. The company... 


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