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Infrastructure, industrial growth central to Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan
15th October 2020 By: Simone Liedtke

President Cyril Ramaphosa has earmarked infrastructure development as one of the first and most important parts of the country’s Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan. Considering that... 


Academia, industry must be involved for railway concessions to be successful, says NMU associate
14th October 2020 By: Simone Liedtke

The ensure the success of railway concessions, Nelson Mandela University Infrastructure Development and Engagement Unit (ID&EU) associate Bongani Mankewu says government “must fathom the... 


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... 


Road & Rail 2020: A review of South Africa's road and rail sector
Road & Rail 2020: A review of South Africa's road and rail sector
23rd September 2020 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The billions of rands in investment already spent on South Africa's roads and rail transport infrastructure, including public transport, in recent decades, needs to be substantially increased if... 


Transnet signals intent to support domestic manufacture of rail despite global tender
Transnet signals intent to support domestic manufacture of rail despite global tender
24th August 2020 By: Terence Creamer

State-owned freight logistics group Transnet has signalled its intention to support the localisation of rail manufacture, but is simultaneously proceeding with a global tender for the supply of 60... 


Grand Paris Express – Line 16 and 17 operations centre, France
Grand Paris Express – Line 16 and 17 operations centre, France
21st August 2020 By: Sheila Barradas

Grand Paris Express – Line 16 and 17 operations centre will be the nerve centre of the two future lines. 


Alstom Southern Africa appoints new MD
7th August 2020 By: Irma Venter

Rail transport company Alstom has appointed Bernard Peille the new MD of Alstom Southern Africa, effective July 15.  Peille joined Alstom in 1989. He has more than 30 years’ experience in the... 


Representatives from Transnet Engineering and Caminhos De Ferros De Mocambique sign the 300 wagon deal
Transnet signs deal to supply 300 freight rail wagons to Mozambican rail operator
6th August 2020 By: Donna Slater

State-owned rail engineering company Transnet Engineering (TE) and Mozambican State-owned railway operator Caminhos De Ferros De Mocambique (CFM) have signed a rolling stock supply agreement valued... 


KEEP MOTORING
Although setbacks have been faced Gibela is back on track to start manufacturing its traction motors by year end
Workshop conversion back on track
31st July 2020 By: Halima Frost

Although the conversion of railroad equipment supplier Gibela Rail Transport Consortium’s training centre into a traction motor manufacturing workshop has been delayed because of Covid-19, the... 


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... 


Bernard Peille
Alstom Southern Africa appoints new MD
22nd July 2020 By: Irma Venter

Rail transport company Alstom has appointed Bernard Peille as the new MD of Alstom Southern Africa, effective July 15.  Bernard joined Alstom in 1989. He has more than 30 years’ experience in the... 


Transnet reopens Pretoria freight line
8th June 2020 By: Simone Liedtke

State-owned Transnet has reopened its freight line from the Pretoria complex to Pyramid station, following years of closure owing to challenges with cable theft and sabotage. The line has been out... 


Despite delays, PRASA insists turnaround is continuing
Despite delays, PRASA insists turnaround is continuing
22nd May 2020 By: Simone Liedtke

The turnaround of State-owned Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) is on track, albeit with delays, in part owing to the situation brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, administrator... 


PRASA turnaround under way despite delays
PRASA turnaround under way despite delays
7th May 2020 By: Simone Liedtke

The turnaround of State-owned Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) is on track, albeit with delays, in part owing to the situation brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, administrator... 


Opinion: Transport sector expected to play a key role during lockdown
Opinion: Transport sector expected to play a key role during lockdown
27th March 2020

As we wake up to a country in lockdown, the rules are still being written and the full impact of the coronavirus for South Africa is yet ahead. Making sense of our new circumstances and adapting to... 


CONTINENTAL BENEFITS Through the AfCFTA, the benefits for South Africa and its African peers will be easier distribution, new export markets and new business opportunities
South African rail manufacturing sector needs to reinvent itself
6th March 2020 By: Mc'Kyla Nortje

Despite South Africa’s having a strong presence on the railway scene – claiming almost 30% of the continent’s kilometres and more than 60% of its rail freight – the country’s rail manufacturing... 


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... 


Gautrain additional rolling stock procurement programme, South Africa
Gautrain additional rolling stock procurement programme, South Africa
7th February 2020 By: Sheila Barradas

Gautrain concessionaire Bombela has issued two tenders pertaining to the procurement of between five and seven pre-owned trains from the UK for use on the Gautrain system. 


Hector Danisa
Gibela to focus on quality, suppliers as it ramps up to full production
31st January 2020 By: Irma Venter

The Gibela consortium will spend the next three years ramping up to full production of 62 trains a year, says CEO Hector Danisa. It may prove to be a challenging period, he adds, as Gibela will... 


Gautrain tenders for acquisition, refurbishment of pre-owned trains open
Gautrain tenders for acquisition, refurbishment of pre-owned trains open
30th January 2020 By: Irma Venter

Gautrain concessionaire Bombela has issued two tenders related to the procurement of between five and seven pre-owned trains from the UK, for use on the Gautrain system. The first offers are... 


New Gautrain Management Agency CEO William Dachs
New Gautrain boss to plan for capacity increase, end of concession
30th January 2020 By: Irma Venter

Newly appointed Gautrain Management Agency CEO William Dachs’s first goal is ensure the Gautrain rail system remains an “excellent, safe and reliable mode of public transport”. It is also important... 


Distribution Junxion Map
Proposed inland port to change the Gauteng logistics landscape, says developer
28th January 2020 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Investor and developer NT55 Investments believes the Distribution Junxion development – a proposed inland port and railway park in Gauteng – will transform the country’s rail and transport... 


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... 


Youths suspected of torching 24 Shosholoza Meyl carriages in Bloem
6th January 2020 By: African News Agency

A case of arson is under investigation after 24 out of order Shosholoza Meyl train carriages were torched on the rails next to the Bloemfontein train station on Saturday.  The coaches had been... 


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... 


Request for qualification
Request for qualification
6th December 2019

Bombela Concession Company (RF) (Pty) Ltd. (“BCC”) entered into a Concession Agreement with the Gauteng Provincial Government to operate and maintain the Gautrain Rapid Rail Link until 27 March... 


Resource boosts Minres' Yilgarn plans
20th November 2019 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Mineral Resources (Minres) on Wednesday said that it was finalising an operating plan for its Yilgarn iron-ore business, in Western Australia, after confirming a mineral resource of... 


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. 


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... 


A grinding artisan at Alstom Ubunye's factory, in Nigel
Alstom Ubunye inaugurates modernised factory
17th October 2019 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Rail components manufacturer Alstom Ubunye on Thursday inaugurated its 80 000 m2 modernised rail components factory, in Nigel, Gauteng. The factory was established in 1957 and Alstom acquired a... 


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... 


Alstom makes case for yet more rail development in Southern Africa
4th October 2019 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The development of rail transport and infrastructure in Southern Africa is expected to increase in the upcoming years owing to rapid urbanisation, population growth and increasing environmental... 


Gautrain additional rolling stock procurement programme, South Africa
Gautrain additional rolling stock procurement programme, South Africa
20th September 2019 By: Sheila Barradas

The Gauteng Management Agency has developed a business case for the project and will issue the variation notice to Bombela to start the process for the procurement of pre-owned rolling stock from... 


Xavier Boisgontier
Alstom at the forefront of rail development in Southern Africa
18th September 2019 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The development of rail transport and infrastructure in Southern Africa is expected to increase in the upcoming years owing to rapid urbanisation, population growth and increasing environmental... 


Union says PRASA's 'war room' is ineffective
Union says PRASA's 'war room' is ineffective
9th September 2019 By: African News Agency

The Passenger Rail Service  Agency of South Africa's state-of-the-art nerve centre known as a "war room"  is ineffective and has had no impact on the train services, the United National Transport... 


Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula during the launch of the War Room
Department says PRASA war room ‘off to a good start’
14th August 2019 By: Simone Liedtke

The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) Ministerial war room is said to have gotten “off to a good start”, following its first day of operation this week. Launched by Transport Minister... 


Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula
PRASA war room to be operational next week
8th August 2019 By: Simone Liedtke

The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa’s (PRASA’s) War Room will be fully operational from August 12, Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula promised on Thursday. In officiating the launch of the war... 


FIKILE MBALULA 
Achieving efficiencies in rail will go a long way towards addressing challenges brought about by congestion on our road network
Intervention in place to improve agency’s operational performance
2nd August 2019

A decisive intervention to turn around Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) and improve its operational performance while rebuilding its engineering capacity to drive the modernisation... 


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... 


Gautrain additional rolling stock and depot enhancement procurement programme, South Africa
Gautrain additional rolling stock and depot enhancement procurement programme, South Africa
26th July 2019 By: Sheila Barradas

The Gauteng Management Agency is investigating the procurement of pre-owned rolling stock from the UK to address peak-hour congestion on the Gautrain system. 


Marillana iron-ore project, Australia
Marillana iron-ore project, Australia
26th July 2019 By: Sheila Barradas

The joint venture between Brockman Mining and Mineral Resources has been amended to extend the delivery of some development targets at the Marillana project by one year. 


Timeline extended at Marillana
22nd July 2019 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The joint venture (JV) between juniors Brockman Mining and Mineral Resources has been amended to extend the delivery of some development targets at the Marillana project, in Western Australia, by... 


Gautrain looks at procuring pre-owned trains from the UK
Gautrain looks at procuring pre-owned trains from the UK
18th July 2019 By: Irma Venter

The Gautrain Management Agency (GMA) is investigating the procurement of pre-owned rolling stock from the UK to address peak-hour congestion on the Gautrain system. This follows as a tender process... 


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