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Prasa pay hike twist

There was nothing wrong with axed Prasa boss Collins Letsoalo's 350% salary hike, awarded because he could not be paid less than those who reported to him, Transport Minister Dipuo Peters says...

By Sipho Mabena and Thanduxolo Jika 17 Mar 2017

Restored Angolan locomotive to be unveiled at heritage festival

The Angolan ambassador to South Africa will open the Stars of Sandstone 2017 Steam and Heritage Festival and officiate at a naming ceremony for one of the seven restored Angolan steam locomotives...

16 Mar 2017

Dipuo Peters names interim Prasa board

Transport Minister Dipuo Peters named former Sanral CEO Nazir Alli to chair the board of the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa)...

By Karl Gernetzky and Khulekani Magubane 13 Mar 2017

Lagos to host MMWA West Africa Expo

The Multimodal West Africa 2017 (MMWA) exhibition and conference will take place from 14-16 March 2017 at the Landmark Event Centre on Victoria Island, Lagos...

10 Mar 2017

Barloworld and partners convert road traffic to rail

Barloworld Logistics, Transnet Freight Rail (TFR), ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA), Grindrod Terminals and Newlyn Properties opened the Elandsfontein Intermodal Terminal...

6 Mar 2017

GIBB develops first high-speed railway safety standards in SA

GIBB, a South African engineering consulting firm, has developed a suite of safety standards for the construction of high-speed railway systems in South Africa.

1 Mar 2017

Prasa names stand-in while it seeks CEO

The Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) board has appointed its company secretary as acting CEO following the abrupt firing of Collins Letsoalo over his pay hike fiasco...

By Karl Gernetzky 1 Mar 2017

Prasa terminates acting CEO's secondment

The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa's Board of Control has unanimously agreed to terminate the secondment of acting group CEO Collins Letsoalo with immediate effect...

28 Feb 2017

New African railways ride on Chinese loans

Earlier this month, the first train rumbled down the tracks of a $3.4 billion electric railway connecting landlocked Ethiopia with Djibouti and its access to the Red Sea...

By Salem Solomon 27 Jan 2017

South Africa's Transnet engineers to go to China for locomotives testing

The South Africa state rail company Transnet said their engineers will go to China next month to verify locomotives they bought, before commissioning...

27 Jan 2017

Multimodal West Africa '17 to improve Nigeria's transport and logistics business

In March 2017, Nigeria's transport and logistics experts will gather for Multimodal West Africa 2017. Industry stakeholders believe that the exhibition will adequately reposition the transport and logistics sector...

26 Jan 2017

'Hyperloop' rail study for Slovakia-Czech connection

A US startup pursuing Elon Musk's vision for near-supersonic rail transport announced an agreement on a feasibility study for a "hyperloop" system connecting two European cities...

19 Jan 2017

Kenya receives locomotives for China-funded railway

Kenya has received six locomotives from China, which will run on a China-funded standard gauge railway (SGR) due to start trial operation in June...

By Isaac Khisa 16 Jan 2017

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International

Alitalia workers reject rescue plan

ROME, Italy: Alitalia workers have rejected a restructuring deal from the company's management and unions to save the ailing carrier, Italian media reported Monday.

3 days ago

Lufthansa launches cricket-themed campaign

Lufthansa has launched a marketing campaign celebrating more flights to India, pitching its shoot at the Edgbaston Cricket Stadium.

11 Apr 2017

Ethiopian Cargo connects Africa, Europe with new routes

Ethiopian Cargo has launched two new cargo routes to Europe: Milan, Italy and Zaragoza, Spain.

6 Apr 2017

Mango chairman moving to London-listed Fastjet

Rashid Wally, chairman of low-cost airline Mango, has resigned and taken up a similar role at the African airline Fastjet in London.

By Karl Gernetzky 3 Apr 2017

China's Alibaba to set up logistics hub in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: Alibaba and Malaysia announced on Wednesday that they will set up a logistics and e-commerce hub in the Southeast Asian country to boost small and medium-sized companies, a first for the internet giant outside China.

23 Mar 2017

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