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General freight helps grow Transnet revenue

Transnet's strategy to raise revenue by shifting more rail-friendly goods off the road into its wagons is yielding positive results...

By Fifi Peters 2 days ago

Prasa files lawsuit to recoup money spent on locomotives

The Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa), which runs the MetroRail and Shosholoza Meyl services, has filed a lawsuit to recoup the money it has paid so far for 70 new locomotives meant to replace its part of its ageing fleet, the Mail & Guardian reported on Friday, 17 June 2016...

By Ernest Mabuza 17 Jun 2016

Increased demand for industrial real estate due to rise in imported goods

With the South African trade deficit increasing from R4.2bn in 2005 to over R70bn in just ten years, imports are playing a greater role in the economy...

10 Jun 2016

SA bulk exports fall 6.1% y/y in May to 13.6-million tons

SA's bulk export volumes fell 6.1% year on year (y/y) in May to 13.6-million tons (Mt) after rising 6.2% y/y in April to the second-highest monthly total of 16.2-million tons...

By Helmo Preuss 8 Jun 2016

Barloworld Logistics' supplychainforesight 2016 highlights need for future-readiness

Barloworld Logistics reviewed the journey of change and adaptation South African businesses have undertaken over the past year...

7 Jun 2016

Outrage over Metrorail annual fare increase

Public Transport Voice picketed outside the offices of PRASA. The organisation says it rejects a price hike while services by Metrorail have gone from bad to worse...

By Thembela Ntongana 7 Jun 2016

Botswana probes huge SA train deal

Botswana authorities are investigating a R250-million contract involving Transnet amid claims that South Africa sold that country old trains that it presented as new...

By Thanduxolo Jika 6 Jun 2016

Gibela plans to get local suppliers

Gibela Rail Transport Consortium, which has a R51bn contract to supply 600 trains to Prasa, is looking for local machinery and equipment suppliers...

By Andiswa Maqutu 3 Jun 2016

Plastics company benefits from Transnet contracts

One of the companies benefitting directly from Transnet's new rolling stock contract in SA is VescoPlastics. Bidders are required to meet a minimum local content of...

1 Jun 2016

Africa needs to be more business-friendly to foster growth

According to the CEO of DHL Express Sub-Saharan Africa, greater regional integration in Africa is needed to capitalise on the continent's growth potential...

30 May 2016

Gautrain's 48 new coaches to ease rush-hour squeeze

The new rolling stock, part of an estimated R3.5bn procurement deal, is expected to boost the Gautrain's capacity to meet growing ridership demand...

By Andiswa Maqutu 27 May 2016

Intra-Africa trade a key catalyst for growth

Increasing the production of manufactured goods on the African continent and further standardisation of trade regulation are both key to improving inter-regional trade...

23 May 2016

E-tolls not going anywhere

The electronic toll collection (e-tolling) on the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project is not going anywhere. This is the message from Transport Minister Dipuo Peters...

12 May 2016

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