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TFR achieves record volumes on manganese export line
4th April 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Transnet Freight Rail’s (TFR’s) Cape Corridor has achieved a ten-year record on its Manganese Hotazel–Port Elizabeth export line, achieving 9.8-million tonnes in the 2022/23 financial year. The... 


City Deep terminal to be included in the 20-year operational lease.
Transnet extends deadline for container corridor lease responses to end May
4th April 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) has extended, to the end of May, the deadline for responses to a request for qualification (RFQ) regarding the proposed 20-year operating lease that the State-owned rail... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa
Ramaphosa highlights importance of new rail Infrastructure Manager in paving way for private operators
28th March 2023 By: Terence Creamer

President Cyril Ramaphosa has described the establishment of a separate Infrastructure Manager (IM) within Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) as a crucial step towards creating a level playing field for... 


With the most powerful 4.3-meter heavy plate mill from SMS group, Tisco expands its product range in the stainless steel sector
10th March 2023

Shanxi Taigang Stainless Steel Co. Ltd. (Tisco), located in Taiyuan, China, has successfully produced the first plate on its new 4.3-meter heavy plate mill supplied by SMS group. It is the most... 


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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... 


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Gautrain Management Agency starts process to appoint new concessionaire
3rd March 2023 By: Irma Venter

The Gautrain Management Agency (GMA) is ready to go to market with the tender for the reconcessioning of the 80-km rapid-rail system, says CEO William Dachs.  The GMA, an agency of the Gauteng... 


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Gautrain Management Agency starts process to appoint new concessionaire
3rd March 2023 By: Irma Venter

The Gautrain Management Agency (GMA) is ready to go to market with the tender for the reconcessioning of the 80-km rapid-rail system, says CEO William Dachs.  The GMA, an agency of the Gauteng... 


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... 


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... 


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... 


Transnet approaches market for lease of container corridor
30th January 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Ports and rail operator Transnet, as part of its partnerships strategy, has decided to engage the market to invest in and grow Transnet Freight Rail’s (TFR’s) containerised freight business, which... 


Location map of the Minim Martrap project
Minim Martrap bauxite project, Cameroon – update
13th January 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Canyon Resources has secured a near A$12.1-million strategic placement with Eagle Eye Asset Holdings to advance the development of its Minim Martap bauxite project. 


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Western Railway Line Project, Ghana
16th December 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

The project will transform Ghana’s railway infrastructure base into an integrated railway system.  


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Disappointing outcome
9th December 2022 By: Terence Creamer

Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) has attempted to put a positive gloss on its recent attempt to sell 16 slots on its Cape and Container corridors that resulted in only one applicant emerging as a... 


Railway tracks
Transport Forum highlights need for multimodal logistics to remain competitive
2nd December 2022 By: Schalk Burger

Freight, logistics and transport industry experts have called for the restoration of South Africa's roads network, the restoration and development of the rail network and efficient ports and border... 


Ford ‘remains engaged’ with Transnet on development of southern rail corridor
2nd December 2022 By: Irma Venter

Ford South Africa remains “actively engaged” with government and its rail arm, Transnet, to enable vehicle and component transport to and from the Gqeberha port, says Ford Motor Company Africa... 


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Metrorail reinstates Naledi–Johannesburg line with new EMU trainsets
28th November 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Commuter rail service Metrorail has resumed the weekday train service between Naledi, in Soweto, and Johannesburg, effective November 28. The service which will make use of the entity’s new... 


TFR opens up coal line again
25th November 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

State-owned rail operator Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) has lifted the force majeure it imposed on the export coal line on November 8. The closure of the line followed the derailment of a... 


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Both railway lines on North Corridor now operational
21st November 2022 By: Darren Parker

State-owned Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) has announced that both lines on its North Corridor have been repaired ahead of schedule. This is owing to the conclusion of most of the repair work on the... 


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Ford again implores Transnet to develop southern rail corridor
17th November 2022 By: Irma Venter

Ford South Africa remains “actively engaged” with government and its rail arm Transnet to enable vehicle and component transport to and from the Gqeberha port, says Ford Motor Company Africa... 


Gauteng Transport Authority Jack van der Merwe
Van der Merwe unpacks Metrorail deterioration
16th November 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

As discussions continue on the devolution of South Africa’s passenger rail network, particularly with Cape Town having started a feasibility study on the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa... 


Indlela Connections chairperson Nosipho Damasane.
New startup aims to improve pit-to-port turnaround times
11th November 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Three women who have been in logistics collectively for more than 30 years have formed a company intent on helping to smooth out rail and port logistics in the Southern African region. The three... 


SARA pushes for greater regional integration in rail development
28th October 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

As the Southern African Railway Association (SARA) pushes ahead with the drafting of a regional railway master plan, Namibia State-owned freight utility TransNamib CEO and SARA VP Johny Smith has... 


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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. 


Indlela Connections chairperson Nosipho Damasane.
New start-up intent on improving pit-to-port turnaround times
27th October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Three women who have been in logistics collectively for more than 30 years have formed a company intent on helping to smooth out rail and port logistics in the Southern African region. The three... 


RSR reports an increase in operational safety-related incidents for the year
25th October 2022 By: Darren Parker

The Railway Safety Regulator (RSR) has revealed a 6% decrease in security-related incidents but a 2% increase in operational safety-related occurrences on South Africa’s railways over the last... 


AMSA has launched its ArcelorMittal Rail and Structures facility in eMalahleni
AMSA showcases local production plans at newly launched rail, structures facility
20th October 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Steel producer ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) on October 20 launched its newly acquired ArcelorMittal Rail and Structures (AMRAS) facility. This follows the successful acquisition of the former... 


Transnet worker activity as high as 80% as operations ramp up after wage deal
19th October 2022 By: News24Wire

Transnet said worker activity at its operations has returned to levels as high as 80% since the entity inked its three-year wage deal with the United National Transport Union (UNTU). Transnet and... 


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Projects in Progress 2022 (Second Edition)
13th October 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Without basic infrastructure to deliver energy and water, and to facilitate mobility and communication, South Africa’s growth prospects will remain constrained. Greenfield and brownfield... 


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,... 


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Fibre sensing technology offers improved security for myriad of industries
7th October 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Digital value chain solutions provider Tech4IR is aiming to leverage the versatility of its fibre sensing security application, to build a footprint of this technology in South Africa, and provide... 


Lobito rail corridor improvement project, Angola
Lobito rail corridor improvement project, Angola
23rd September 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

A concessionaire will take over the operation, exploration and maintenance of the rail transport of goods between Lobito and Luau, as well as the maintenance of the entire existing infrastructure... 


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... 


Rail infrastructure upgrade funding - time to put our Rand where our mouth is
Rail infrastructure upgrade funding - time to put our Rand where our mouth is
9th September 2022

There’s a sensorily magical moment when you witness a fully locked-and-loaded freight train as it begins to deploy its until-then preserved potential energy, to slowly yet decisively haul a... 


Thelo DB inks $3.2bn rail management deal with Ghana govt
29th August 2022 By: Donna Slater

African railway company the Thelo DB consortium signed a $3.2-billion rail management agreement with the government of Ghana, through the Ghana Railway Company in Accra, Ghana, on August 22 to... 


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PRASA rolling stock overhaul, South Africa
26th August 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa has awarded several contracts for the maintenance and repair of its existing train sets. 


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Rail infrastructure upgrade funding; time to put our Rand where our mouths are.
20th August 2022

There’s a sensorily magical moment when you witness a fully locked-and-loaded freight train as it begins to deploy its until-then preserved potential energy, to slowly-yet- decisively haul 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... 


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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. 


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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... 


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Association to host conference
29th July 2022 By: Sabrina Jardim

The South African Heavy Haul Association (SAHHA) is hosting its conference from August 2 to 4 at Emperor’s Palace, in Kempton Park, Gauteng. This year’s conference theme: ‘Safe, resilient and... 


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Industry body partners with department
29th July 2022 By: Sabrina Jardim

The African Rail Industry Association (ARIA) is working together with the Department of Transport (DoT) and other bodies to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that will formally recognise... 


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