South Africa

SOUTH Africa has some of the world’s richest mineral reserves, with an estimated value of more than Rand 20 trillion ($US 1.56 trillion), and the country is estimated to have…
TWO years since it began, construction on the new Rand 928m ($US 75.4m) rolling stock manufacturing plant at Dunnottar, South Africa, is entering its final stages, with Alstom and its…
A handover ceremony was held at Transnet Engineering’s assembly plant in Durban on December 7 to mark the acceptance of the first class 23E Traxx Africa electric locomotives for Transnet…
SOUTH African private locomotive repair and leasing company, Sheltam, has announced a rebranding and the launch of new rolling stock leasing and railway infrastructure investment subsidiaries.
Trade between African nations is considered one of the continent’s great untapped economic opportunities, but poor cross-border connectivity continues to hinder growth. Keith Barrow reports from Cape Town on the…
HARSCO Rail has won two orders worth nearly $US 25m to supply track maintenance and measuring equipment for use on the Haramain high-speed line in Saudi Arabia and the Transnet…
OVER the last 20 years the value of trade between Africa and the rest of the world has quadrupled, but trade between African nations remains extremely limited. According to the…
IRJ at the 11th International Heavy Haul Association Conference, Cape Town: AN autonomous track inspection vehicle developed by South Africa's Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and Transnet is…
IRJ at the 11th International Heavy Haul Association Conference, Cape Town: TRANSNET South Africa says it has developed a positive business case for a new system which will enable the…
ALSTOM led consortium Gibela has completed delivery of the first 20 trains to Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) as part of the €4bn contract signed in 2013 to…
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