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ACCREDITED FUSION Transmashholdings Africa have been awarded an International Standards Organisation 3843 welding certification which will help draw in new clients for the company
Manufacturer obtains welding certification
31st July 2020 By: Halima Frost

Rolling stock manufacturer Transmashholdings (TMH) Africa, which acts as the centre of excellence for narrow-gauge rolling stock within the TMH Group, announced in March that it had been awarded... 


MEANINGFUL MINERAL 
Manganese is indispensable in steel production, with South Africa supplying more than 50% of the global seaborne manganese
Manganese sector can drive recovery
19th June 2020

The speed with which countries will recover from the devastation wrought by Covid-19 will depend, in part, on how best they use their unique advantages, says mining investment company Menar MD and... 


Is there a future for mechanics?
10th June 2020 By: Creamer Media Reporter

As the electric car movement continues to gain ground, people may question whether there will still be a future for mechanics. Electric cars are not the only threat to traditional mechanical... 


Jo’burg couple lays the tracks for SA youth to benefit from locomotive boom
28th May 2020 By: Creamer Media Reporter

As South African transport authorities set their sights on restoring and growing the country’s rail networks, one intrepid couple has positioned themselves to help young graduates benefit from the... 


Transnet bemoans cable theft at Pretoria Complex, rolls out diesel locos
12th March 2020 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Another incident of overhead cable theft at State-owned Transnet’s Pretoria Complex has further crippled the group’s Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) subsidiary’s ability to deliver goods to customers... 


Need for change to address challenges in rail sector
6th March 2020 By: Mc'Kyla Nortje

Despite the local rail industry in South Africa constituting a sizeable and critical portion of the economy, and being well developed, compared with the rest of Africa, the rail infrastructure is... 


Former Eskom & Transnet CFO Anoj Singh
Ex-Eskom, Transnet CFO Anoj Singh's disciplinary hearing to resume next week
21st January 2020 By: News24Wire

Disgraced former Eskom and Transnet Chief Financial Officer Anoj Singh's disciplinary hearing, which is being conducted by the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants, will resume next... 


PRASA administrator Bongisizwe Mpondo
Administrator sets out ambitious plan for 'broken' PRASA
15th January 2020 By: Irma Venter

Lifestyle audits, cashless ticketing, renegotiating Eskom tariffs and finalising the general overhaul tender are all on the to-do list for the newly appointed administrator of the Passenger Rail... 


Transnet inks rail revitalisation agreement with Ghana
6th December 2019 By: Simone Liedtke

State-owned logistics company Transnet, led by chairperson Dr Popo Molefe, this week signed a rail revitalisation agreement with the Ghana Railway Company Limited (GRCL) and the Ghana Railway... 


Transnet delivers last batch of freight wagons to Mozambican rail operator in Uitenhage
6th December 2019 By: African News Agency

Transnet Engineering on Friday delivered the last batch of 100 locally manufactured freight wagons to Caminhos De Ferros De Mocambique (CFM), a Mozambique State owned railway operator.  The... 


National, provincial audit results paint a disappointing picture
20th November 2019 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Auditor-General (AG) Kimi Makwetu on Wednesday lamented that accounting officers and authorities had been slow in implementing his recommendations. He also called on government leaders to take... 


Reid and Mitchell
15th November 2019

Reid and Mitchell (R&M) are the specialists in the service and repair of high asset value Electrical equipment used in Open Cast Mine Draglines, Off-Highway trucks and Diesel Locomotives. Our world... 


Transnet Freight Rail 10-64 locomotives acquisition programme, South Africa
Transnet Freight Rail 10-64 locomotives acquisition programme, South Africa
15th November 2019 By: Sheila Barradas

Transnet has confirmed that it is initiating a legal review of the a R49-billion locomotive procurement contract. 


Transnet acting CEO Mohammed Mahomedy
Transnet confirms legal review of 10-64 locomotive contracts
11th November 2019 By: Terence Creamer

State-owned logistics group Transnet confirmed on Monday that it is initiating a legal review of the a R49-billion locomotive procurement contract, known as 10-64, having already declared the... 


Transnet launches world’s longest production train
Transnet launches world’s longest production train
8th November 2019 By: Simone Liedtke

State-owned rail company Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) on Thursday launched a 4-km-long train, with 375 wagons, officially making it the longest train in the world. The train was driven by Lisa Clark... 


MISTRESS OF MULTI-TASKING
MISTRESS OF MULTI-TASKING
8th November 2019

Transnet Freight Rail launched the world’s longest production train, with 375 wagons, on October 24. The train carries about 24 000 t of manganese from Sishen, in the Northern Cape, to Saldanha... 


New lease of life for Boksburg rail engineering plant
1st November 2019 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Railway engineering company TMH Africa plans to use its new 45 000 m2 rolling stock manufacturing facility, in Boksburg, to serve the country and continent, TMH Africa CEO Jerome Boyet said during... 


Transnet launches world’s longest production train
Transnet launches world’s longest production train
24th October 2019 By: Simone Liedtke

State-owned rail company Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) on Thursday launched a 4-km-long train, with 375 wagons, officially making it the longest train in the world. The train was driven by Lisa Clark... 


Traxtion supports opening up South Africa’s rail network to private operators
21st October 2019 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Opening South Africa’s core railway network to private operators will stimulate economic growth in the country, Traxtion CEO James Holley tells Engineering News Online. He says the company fully... 


Transnet not overly concerned by slump in export coal volumes
18th October 2019 By: Terence Creamer

State-owned logistics group Transnet reported a 6.5% fall, from 77-million tons to 72-million tons, in export coal volumes in 2018/19, but described the decline as cyclical rather than structural.... 


 Transnet’s $400m Zim railway investment deal cancelled
Transnet’s $400m Zim railway investment deal cancelled
17th October 2019 By: News24Wire

Zimbabwe has cancelled a US$400-million investment deal for the National Railways of Zimbabwe, which had been awarded to a consortium that included South Africa's Transnet and the Diaspora... 


Transnet coal train collision claims two lives
16th October 2019 By: Marleny Arnoldi

State-owned freight utility Transnet on Wednesday announced two fatalities and two severe injuries after a head-on collision between two trains at the Matlabas crossing, which is located between... 


Completed components
TMH Africa introduces South African facility
9th October 2019 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Railway engineering company TMH Africa plans to use its new 45 000 m2 rolling stock manufacturing facility, in Boksburg, to serve the country and continent, TMH Africa CEO Jerome Boyet said during... 


Transnet aims to secure settlements on ‘unlawful’ loco contracts by end of financial year
Transnet aims to secure settlements on ‘unlawful’ loco contracts by end of financial year
30th September 2019 By: Terence Creamer

State-owned logistics company Transnet reported on Monday that settlement talks were under way with all four original-equipment manufacturers (OEMs) supplying it with 1 064 new diesel and electric... 


Transnet acting CEO Mohammed Mahomedy
Transnet reports dramatic rise in irregular expenditure to R49bn
30th September 2019 By: Terence Creamer

State-owned freight logistics utility Transnet received yet another qualified audit for its 2018/19 financial year and also announced a dramatic rise in irregular expenditure to R49-billion, after... 


Operator provides rail haulage services for project
2nd August 2019

Australian strategic metals company TNG has entered into a binding heads of agreement (HoA) with railroad owner and operator Genesee & Wyoming Australia (GWA), for the provision of rail haulage... 


Former PRASA CEO Lucky Montana
Former PRASA CEO Lucky Montana readies himself for State capture inquiry
29th July 2019 By: News24Wire

Former Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) CEO Lucky Montana says he is "ready to testify before the Zondo commission" of inquiry into State capture. On July 26, Montana submitted a... 


Afro4000 locomotives going under the online auction hammer
Afro4000 locomotives going under the online auction hammer
25th July 2019

South African house, WH Auctioneers, holds regular auctions of assets for the construction, mining, transport, agricultural and engineering industries. WH launched an online auction for 13 Afro... 


Locomotives
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.... 


PRASA AFRO4001
AFRO4000 locomotives to be auctioned off
22nd July 2019 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Online auction house WH Auctioneers will, in September, auction off 13 AFRO4000 locomotives that were initially procured for use on the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa’s (PRASA’s)... 


Tongo diamond project, Sierra Leone
Tongo diamond project, Sierra Leone
19th July 2019 By: Sheila Barradas

Newfield Resources has progressed with blasting to access an underground mine decline at its Tongo diamond mine. 


Transnet Freight Rail GM Brian Monakali
Heavy haul industry business models to be modelled under 4IR – Monakali
12th July 2019 By: Simone Liedtke

The official 40-page-long International Heavy Haul Association (IHHA) Vision 2030 Strategy will be published next month. The strategy, which took about 15 months to compile, is expected to unpack... 


Longest Production Train in the World
Longest Production Train in the World
11th July 2019

In an unprecedented move, Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) successfully ran a 375 wagon manganese train. The testing of the train took place on Wednesday, 05 September 2018 over a distance of around 861... 


Audits, partnerships important for increasing rail market share
8th July 2019 By: Simone Liedtke

A study by a group of students from the University of Johannesburg’s College of Business and Economics suggests that Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) – which has positioned itself as a low-cost freight... 


Mount Peake vanadium/titanium/iron project, Australia
Mount Peake vanadium/titanium/iron project, Australia
5th July 2019 By: Sheila Barradas

TNG has signed binding heads of agreement with rail operator Genesee & Wyoming Australia to provide rail haulage services for the project. 


TNG inks train solution for Mt Peake
27th June 2019 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed TNG has inked a binding heads of agreement with rail operator Genesee & Wyoming Australia to provide rail haulage services for the Mt Peake vanadium/titanium/iron project, in the... 


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... 


EXHIBITION BONANZA
Terrapinn is expecting 250 exhibitors at Africa Rail
Event will address challenges facing African rail industries
14th June 2019 By: Jessica Oosthuizen

Several challenges face Africa’s rail industries, and global events company Terrapinn will host the twenty-second annual Africa Rail exhibition and conference, which aims to tackle these... 


ITUMELENG MUKHOVHA
Mining companies are increasing the use of automation, robots and operational software to overcome stagnant growth
Digital transformation in mining, metals sector poised to generate $425bn over next ten years
14th June 2019 By: Schalk Burger

Mining is transforming rapidly worldwide and becoming more automated, with the mining automation market expected to be worth $3.29-billion by 2023. Digital transformation initiatives in the mining... 


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... 


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