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Transnet locos lag in local content

Two years after Transnet signed a historic R50bn deal with four manufacturers for 1,064 locomotives, it has hit a snag. SABS says it has not yet received satisfactory information...

29 Apr 2016

Local suppliers to benefit from passenger rail upgrade

Prasa has allocated R39bn of its R172bn modernisation programme - which will overhaul Metrorail's aging rolling stock - for procurement from local suppliers...

By Andiswa Maqutu 25 Apr 2016

Vandalism and arson leave Metrorail with R70m bill for damages

Metrorail is counting the cost of damage to its trains and infrastructure in the Western Cape following days of mayhem that disrupted train services...

By Bekezela Phakathi 20 Apr 2016

Transnet ports task team in place for large grain imports

Transnet Port Terminals has set up a task team to prepare its facilities for the seven million tonnes of grain that will be imported to compensate for a shortage...

By Nompumelelo Magwaza 8 Apr 2016

Plans for private investment in Transnet and state airlines take off

Plans to attract private investment into state-owned companies are gaining momentum, with proposals for Transnet and the airline sector under development...

By Carol Paton 7 Apr 2016

Regulator limits how much public will cough up for fuel pipeline

New assets accumulated in the construction of Transnet's NMPP will not be included in the company's future tariff increase applications...

By Andiswa Maqutu 31 Mar 2016

Rail accidents: Your rights and protection under the law

Few people worry about personal risk when using public transport. But the fact is that whenever you use buses, trains or taxis, you are in effect putting your physical safety on the line...

Issued by Simpsons Attorneys 29 Mar 2016

Prasa gets R172 billion for commuter system overhaul

South Africa's rail commuter system needs a complete overhaul and, therefore, Prasa has received R172bn for a ten-year period, said Transport Minister Dipuo Peters...

By Liesl Peyper 15 Mar 2016

First of Prasa's 600 new trains will be ready to roll later this year

The first train in the Passenger Rail Agency of SA's (Prasa's) new R51bn fleet will hit the tracks later this year, the agency says. It is among the 600 trains ordered from...

11 Mar 2016

Transnet explores options for branch lines

State-owned freight and logistics company Transnet says it is applying different models to test private-sector participation on branch lines...

9 Mar 2016

Gibela speeds up train-building effort

The R1bn factory to be built for the production of nearly 600 new trains for the Passenger Rail Agency of SA will be one of the biggest and most productive in the world...

7 Mar 2016

Prasa's new trains on display

Prasa has welcomed the arrival of Test Train No.2 (TT2) as well as the Public Display Train Coach (PDTC) which will be on public display...

2 Mar 2016

Prasa gets more than rap on the knuckles

With more than R500-million in irregular expenditure and a chief financial officer who has been away from her desk for six months, Prasa faced a serious grilling...

24 Feb 2016

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