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New partnership agreement between Prasa, SNCF, AFD

On Monday, 27 November 2017, France's national state-owned railway company SNCF, the French Development Agency and Prasa signed a tripartite financial partnership agreement amounting to R6.15m in the form of a grant...

29 Nov 2017

Railway's R1bn accident and crime bill

Accidents and crime cost South African railway operators almost a billion rand. Most of the increased cost arose from derailments, collisions, and train fires. Eight train-on-train collisions cost railway operators...

By Laura Bratton 24 Nov 2017

Corruption watchdog finds more than 20 banks handled money for Gupta companies in Transnet deal

More than 20 banks sent or received money to Gupta-linked companies, an investigation by the Organised Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) found...

17 Nov 2017

Freight helps Transnet's profit balloon

State-owned rail and logistics group Transnet has reported a 230% increase in net profit to R3.48bn for the half-year to 30 September 2017...

1 Nov 2017

South Africa needs to revamp its new public transport system

Over the past eight years, the South African government has spent more than R130bn on public transport projects in the country's main cities...

By Christo Venter and Gary Hayes 23 Oct 2017

City of Cape Town aims to take over management of commuter rail

Earlier this week, Councillor Brett Herron addressed the media about the City of Cape Town's intention to take over management of commuter rail in Cape Town...

12 Oct 2017

Join the #TransportMonth conversation this October

This year, Transport Month will be hosted under the theme: “Together we move South Africa Forward.”

10 Oct 2017

Nigeria needs $16bn to construct, modernise rail lines

The Nigerian government needs about $16 billion to construct and modernise major rail lines, an official said...

By Sani Tukur 9 Oct 2017

Important announcement about future of commuter rail in Cape Town

Tomorrow, Tuesday, 10 October 2017, will see the City of Cape Town's Councillor Brett Herron, make an important announcement about the future of commuter rail in Cape Town...

9 Oct 2017

Benin court throws out Bollore bid for rail plan

Benin's top court has rejected a bid by French group Bollore to recover control of a rail project to link Cotonou with Abidjan...

4 Oct 2017

Railway to distribute 1.8-million litres of petrol products nationwide

The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has indicated readiness to deploy its 40 tank wagons for distribution of 1.8-million litres of petrol nationwide if contacted by marketers...

By Kingsley Jeremiah 27 Sep 2017

Railway set to cut down cargo freight costs

Kenya recently approved freight tariffs for the standard gauge railway, as the government seeks to meet its target of transporting 40% of cargo from Mombasa port by rail...

21 Sep 2017

Future state of heavy haul rail network in Africa critical

According to Brian Monakali, deputy chairman of the International Heavy Haul Association and chairman of the SA Heavy Haul Association, the future state and role of the heavy haul rail network in Africa is a critical discussion...

14 Sep 2017

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International

This Indian airport handled close to 1000 flights in a single day

We're not sure what you were up to Friday night, but an airport in India had no time for partying. In fact, Chhatrapati Shivaji Airport this weekend broke the record for the most number of flights handled in a single day by a single airport.

By Andy Walker 28 Nov 2017

Car-sharing firm zips across to petrol vans in bid to cut diesel use

We have all heard of car-sharing schemes. Perhaps you have even used one while visiting other parts of the world, or the Locomute service in SA. Until now they have been about cars and the ability to jump into a vehicle in various cities around the world, drive to your destination and then park it for someone else to use.

23 Nov 2017

Volvo to supply Uber with self-driving cars

Swedish carmaker Volvo Cars said Monday it has signed an agreement to supply "tens of thousands" of self-driving cars to Uber, as the ride-sharing company battles a number of different controversies.

21 Nov 2017

Coming soon to a highway near you: Truck platooning

Should Australian truckies feel a little nervous about the rise of platooning?

By Michael Milford 21 Nov 2017

Rolls-Royce taking steps into the future of civil aerospace

Rolls-Royce announced two new innovative developments at the Dubai Airshow and in tandem at AFRAA's 49th AGA.

15 Nov 2017

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