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Rural rail network needed
Rural rail network needed

One of the major challenges that has faced the Eastern Cape from its inception in 1994 - and for the geographic area that is now the Eastern Cape, even before then - has been the absence of a sophisticated and efficient transport logistics network...

By Patrick Cull 19 Jan 2015 12:36

Zambia's key railway line re-opens after strike
Zambia's key railway line re-opens after strike

A key railway line which links landlocked Zambia to the ports in Tanzania reopened on Friday, 16 January, after a Tanzania high court ruled that the five-day strike action by workers was illegal...

19 Jan 2015 09:43

Minister receives new batch of PRASA locos
Minister receives new batch of PRASA locos

When a new batch of diesel locomotives was docked off the ship at the Cape Town harbour on Wednesday, 14 January, Transport Minister Dipuo Peters walked towards the Afro4002 loco and kissed it...

16 Jan 2015 08:24

Transnet dashes hopes for future of historic station
Transnet dashes hopes for future of historic station

Transnet has dashed hopes of any quick-fix solution to Grahamstown's vandalised train station...

9 Jan 2015 13:15

New rail link gets R900m funding
New rail link gets R900m funding

The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) has allocated about R900-million for the Motherwell rail line over the next three financial years, Eastern Cape Transport MEC Weziwe Tikana said on Thursday, 18 December...

22 Dec 2014 11:43

Arup SA awarded Ethiopian rail contract
Arup SA awarded Ethiopian rail contract

Arup South Africa has won the contract to prepare a master plan for Transit Oriented Development (TOD) around 10 key stations in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia...

15 Dec 2014 07:43

Japan's Mitsui to buy stake in Mozambique coal, rail projects
Japan's Mitsui to buy stake in Mozambique coal, rail projects

TOKYO: Japanese trading firm Mitsui & Co is to buy a stake in Mozambique coal and transport infrastructure projects, making an initial investment of $763m, the company said on Tuesday, 9 December...

11 Dec 2014 06:37

DA: Remove Tshabalala from Transnet Board
DA: Remove Tshabalala from Transnet Board

The DA wants Ellen Tshabalala immediately from the Transnet Board...

9 Dec 2014 09:39

Gautrain expansion pre-feasibility study completed
Gautrain expansion pre-feasibility study completed

PRETORIA: Gauteng MEC for Transport Ismail Vadi has announced that the pre-feasibility study on extending routes for the Gautrain services has been completed.

3 Dec 2014 07:57

New PRASA locomotives unveiled
New PRASA locomotives unveiled

Mosenngwa Mofi, the CEO of the Passenger Rail Services of South Africa (PRASA), says the unveiling of new locomotives will change the lives of commuters for the better...

2 Dec 2014 10:29

Full steam ahead for resurgent Transnet
Full steam ahead for resurgent Transnet

Would Transnet Freight Rail CEO Siyabonga Gama have joined the state-owned rail company if he had known how tough the job would be?

By Paul Ash 24 Nov 2014 08:09

Transnet dumps coal terminal for now
Transnet dumps coal terminal for now

Transnet has decided to put off its plans to build a R15bn new terminal to complement the Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT).

By Andiswa Maqutu 31 Oct 2014 11:08

SA government 'notes' ratings downgrade by Japan
SA government 'notes' ratings downgrade by Japan

Government says it has taken note of the decision by Japanese based credit rating agency Ratings and Investment Information Inc (R&I) to downgrade South Africa's foreign and domestic currency ratings to "BBB+" and "A-" respectively.

31 Oct 2014 07:36

Eskom's warning to reduce power consumption this week
Eskom's warning to reduce power consumption this week

South Africa's electricity supply is expected to remain constrained for the rest of this week because various technical issues are being experienced at some power stations, says Eskom.

30 Oct 2014 11:04

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