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Gauteng Roads and Transport MEC Jacob Mamabolo and Gautrain Management Agency CEO Jack van der Merwe
Gautrain adds R6.4bn to the Gauteng economy a year, says new study
15th July 2019 By: Irma Venter

A new study on the socio-economic impact of the Gautrain indicates that the rapid-rail system adds R6.64-billion to Gauteng economy’s gross domestic product (GDP) – or 0.56% ­– during a typical... 


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... 


Makhura promises revitalised plan for Gauteng by the end of August
12th July 2019 By: Natasha Odendaal

Stimulating the economy is at the top of Gauteng Premier David Makhura’s agenda for the first 100 days of the sixth provincial administration. Outlining plans for South Africa’s most populous... 


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... 


David Makhura
Makhura promises revitalised plan for Gauteng by end August
1st July 2019 By: Natasha Odendaal

Stimulating the economy is at the top of Gauteng Premier David Makhura’s agenda for the first 100 days of the sixth provincial administration. Outlining plans for South Africa’s most populous... 


Defining the heavy-haul railway of the future
Defining the heavy-haul railway of the future
26th June 2019

Heavy-haul railways are under constant pressure to optimise operational efficiency, a factor that has led the sector to spearhead many new technologies. Michael Roney, special advisor to the... 


A new train on the Metrorail system
Theft, vandalism slow new train rollout at Metrorail
21st June 2019 By: Irma Venter

While the Gibela factory in Gauteng has started to steadily produce new, made-in-South Africa trains for the Metrorail system in South Africa, it appears it may take some time before these trains... 


Alstom at Africa Rail 2019: Rail solutions for Africa
14th June 2019

At Africa Rail Exhibition,in Johannesburg, Alstom will showcase its latest rail solutions for Africa. Alstom is a world leader in integrated transport systems and offers a complete range of... 


INTEGRATION STATION
Etion Digitise’s integrated system display serves as a human-machine interface for other systems in the train
Technology integration crucial
14th June 2019 By: Jessica Oosthuizen

Digital technology solutions provider Etion Digitise CE Koketso Seripe is set to deliver a presentation at the Africa Rail exhibition and conference, which will be held at the Sandton Convention... 


RAIL’S RIGHTFUL PLACE
The Railroad Association of South Africa works to promote and protect the interests of its members and the rail industry
Government departments need to align to revive industry – RRA
14th June 2019 By: Jessica Oosthuizen

There is no alignment in terms of the objectives of the local rail industry, and the country lacks a united vision, says the Railroad Association of South Africa (RRA) CEO Mesela Nhlapo. Currently,... 


Heavy Haul Game Changer
Heavy Haul Game Changer
12th June 2019

International Heavy Haul Association (IHHA) chairperson Brian Monakali, who is also acting Rail Network GM at South Africa’s Transnet Freight Rail, believes collaboration is the key to ensuring... 


Rail infrastructure in Philippi in the Western Cape
PRASA must move to Public Enterprises and return to Transnet, says union
11th June 2019 By: Irma Venter

The United National Transport Union (Untu) wants the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa to be moved from the Department of Transport to the Department of Public Enterprises, says Untu... 


Faulty Transnet tamping machine blamed for collision that injured 66 people
6th June 2019 By: News24Wire

A Transnet Freight Rail tamping machine has been blamed for causing a crash, involving a new Metrorail train, that injured 64 passengers and two crew members on Saturday. Minister of Transport... 


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... 


Gautrain additional rolling stock and depot enhancement procurement programme, South Africa
Gautrain additional rolling stock and depot enhancement procurement programme, South Africa
24th May 2019 By: Sheila Barradas

The Gautrain Management Agency has announced that the tender for the procurement of new 12 new four-car trains for the Gautrain system will not be reissued. 


Gautrain will not reissue rolling stock tender
Gautrain will not reissue rolling stock tender
21st May 2019 By: Irma Venter

The tender for the procurement of new 12 new four-car trains for the Gautrain system will not be reissued, says Gautrain Management Agency communication and marketing senior executive manager Dr... 


Hector Danisa
Gibela appoints Hector Danisa as new CEO
6th May 2019 By: Irma Venter

Rolling stock manufacturer Gibela has appointed Hector Danisa as its new CEO, with effect from May 1. Gibela is tasked with delivering 600 new passenger trains to the Passenger Rail Agency of South... 


Localisation can help revive South Africa’s rail industry
3rd May 2019 By: Natasha Odendaal

Original equipment manufacturer Bombardier Transportation South Africa (BTSA) wants to be an integral part of South Africa’s growth story as it pursues localisation ambitions beyond 60%. South... 


TMH Africa unveils rolling stock manufacturing facility
TMH Africa unveils rolling stock manufacturing facility
2nd May 2019

Railway engineering company TMH Africa earlier this month unveiled its 45 000 m2 rolling stock manufacturing facility, in Boksburg, in Gauteng. The facility will manufacture and assemble rolling... 


ROLLING AGAIN
ROLLING AGAIN
19th April 2019

Railway engineering company TMH Africa has restarted operations at a 45 000 m2 rolling-stock manufacturing facility, in Boksburg, Gauteng. The facility was acquired in 2018 from DCD Rolling Stock,... 


GAUTRAIN – a project of government delivery
GAUTRAIN – a project of government delivery
10th April 2019

Gautrain, an initiative of the Gauteng Province Government (GPG) initiated in 2000, is a state-of-art rapid rail network in Gauteng. The rail connection comprises of two links, namely a link... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa
Ramaphosa visits Prasa about rail improvements
9th April 2019 By: News24Wire

Not long after experiencing what rail commuters go through daily, President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to meet the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa in Cape Town. The meeting, which is... 


TPT sets its focus on African port concession opportunities
5th April 2019 By: Shirley le Guern

State-owned Transnet aims, through its Transnet International Holdings entity, to leverage its expertise to secure port concessions across the African continent. Transnet Port Terminals (TPT)... 


TMH dignitaries alongside Gauteng Premier David Makhura unveil rolling stock manufacturing facility, in Boksburg
TMH Africa unveils rolling stock factory in Boksburg
2nd April 2019 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Railway engineering company TMH Africa on Tuesday unveiled its 45 000 square metre rolling stock manufacturing facility, in Boksburg, Gauteng.  


Corporatisation the next step for minibus industry, suggests MEC Vadi
Corporatisation the next step for minibus industry, suggests MEC Vadi
29th March 2019 By: Irma Venter

The next step in the evolution of South Africa’s minibus taxi industry should be corporatisation, says Gauteng Roads and Transport MEC Dr Ismail Vadi. “Making it a business is the next step and not... 


Traxtion unveils new facility to provide locomotive rebuild, overhaul services for Africa
Traxtion unveils new facility to provide locomotive rebuild, overhaul services for Africa
26th March 2019 By: Simone Liedtke

Private locomotive and rail operator Traxtion on Tuesday showcased its new maintenance and refurbishment facility, in Rosslyn, as part of its plans to increase its capacity to provide locomotive... 


Liège Tramway public–private partnership, Belgium
Liège Tramway public–private partnership, Belgium
22nd March 2019 By: Sheila Barradas

Opérateur de Transport de Wallonie plans to build a 12 km tramway in Liége. 


MADELEIN WILLIAMS 
The RSR aims to educate and conduct public awareness activities relating to safe railway operations
Collaboration, safety awareness to mitigate railway fatalities
8th March 2019 By: Khutso Maphatsoe

The Railway Safety Regulator (RSR) hopes to collaborate with all stakeholders that have direct or indirect interactions with rail systems to mitigate fatalities associated with railways. These... 


RAIL
Availability, punctuality and safety are key to the rail industry
Rail safety important for future of public transport
8th March 2019 By: Khutso Maphatsoe

Rail should ensure that it is a public-transport mode of choice by considering the importance of delivering a service to commuters which is available, punctual and safe, says Gautrain Management... 


SKF helps reduce maintenance costs through new railway condition monitoring solution
SKF helps reduce maintenance costs through new railway condition monitoring solution
22nd February 2019

The drive in the rail sector is towards extending maintenance intervals. This is an area where digitalization is making a major difference. With this in mind, SKF has launched an entirely... 


Luxembourg Protocol can save South Africa billions – Rail Working Group
14th February 2019 By: Natasha Odendaal

The adoption of the Luxembourg Rail Protocol to the Cape Town Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment is expected to be a game changer for South Africa, said Rail Working Group... 


Wicus Pretorius
Wicus Pretorius
1st February 2019 By: Martin Zhuwakinyu

This week we profile Wicus Pretoria, CEO of Wictra Holdings, a repairer, refurbisher and builder of railway rolling stock in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town, Durban and East London   


Marillana iron-ore project, Australia
Marillana iron-ore project, Australia
25th January 2019 By: Sheila Barradas

A joint venture over the Marillana iron-ore project between Mineral Resources and Brockman Mining has started. 


Marillana JV kicks off
22nd January 2019 By: Esmarie Iannucci

A joint venture (JV) over the Marillana iron-ore project, in the Pilbara, between ASX-listed Mineral Resources (MRL) and Brockman Mining has kicked off, after the parties executed a mine-to-ship... 


 New construction process proposed for Gautrain expansion project
New construction process proposed for Gautrain expansion project
21st January 2019 By: Irma Venter

More than halfway through the 15-year Gautrain concession period, Gautrain Management Agency (GMA) CEO Jack van der Merwe says he is pleased with the operation of the 80-km rail system. “Looking... 


No compliant bids received for additional Gautrain rolling stock
No compliant bids received for additional Gautrain rolling stock
18th December 2018 By: Mariaan Webb

It is back to the drawing board for the procurement of additional rolling stock for the Gautrain system, after the prequalified bidders’ submissions failed to meet procurement requirements. The... 


Seifsa CEO Kaizer Nyatsumba
Enforcing local procurement rules would help offset weak demand
14th December 2018 By: Terence Creamer

Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) wants government to take decisive action in 2019 to ensure that departments and State-owned companies (SoCs) honour their... 


The first South African-built X’trapolis Mega commuter train on its way to the Wolmerton depot
Gibela delivers its first South African made train to PRASA
7th December 2018 By: Irma Venter

Gibela has delivered its first South African-built X’trapolis Mega commuter train to the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA). The train was dispatched from Gibela’s new train... 


Rolling stock refurbisher signals intent to become OEM as it celebrates twentieth anniversary
7th December 2018 By: Natasha Odendaal

Celebrating its twentieth anniversary with a redesigned logo and brand, rolling stock refurbishing company Wictra Holdings is seeking new opportunities to enter the original-equipment manufacturing... 


On-The-Air (02/11/2018)
On-The-Air (02/11/2018)
2nd November 2018

A Russian rail company this week began the rollout of a R500-million railway investment in South Africa. The richest mining companies of the world are now intent on investing heavily to automate... 


Dunnottar train manufacturing complex project, South Africa
Dunnottar train manufacturing complex project, South Africa
2nd November 2018 By: Sheila Barradas

President Cyril Ramaphosa officially opened the Dunnottar train manufacturing facility on October 25. 


Gautrain additional rolling stock and depot enhancement procurement programme, South Africa
Gautrain additional rolling stock and depot enhancement procurement programme, South Africa
2nd November 2018 By: Sheila Barradas

The preferred bidder that will provide 12 new four-car trains for the Gautrain system should be announced by the end of the year. 


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