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A mega project rises to link East Africa

A mega-project in East Africa, comprising roads, railways, port and pipelines, will link Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda and South Sudan...

16 Sep 2016

Africa tracks: construction of key Djibouti-Ethiopia rail line to finish

DJIBOUTI - The leaders of Djibouti and Ethiopia will oversee the completion of a railway linking their two capitals on Thursday...

10 Jun 2015

Transnet wants to 'industrialise railways'

Small- and medium-sized engineering companies must create niche markets for themselves to supply Transnet with parts for the locomotives that the freight logistics company envisages building within the next two to three decades.

By Amanda Visser 9 Jun 2014

Grindrod moots 'much cheaper' trains

Grindrod's diesel-electric locomotive‚ which the company said was the cheapest in the world‚ could pit the logistics group as a competitor against state rail utility Transnet and global rolling stock manufacturers such as General Electric and Electro-Motive Diesel.

By Razina Munshi 28 Mar 2014

Countries are barriers to infrastructure projects

The biggest barrier to implementing regional infrastructure projects in Africa are the countries themselves, the Infrastructure Africa conference heard in Sandton on Tuesday (16 July).

18 Jul 2013

Japan offers US$10bn to Africa

TOKYO, JAPAN: Japan has pledged at least US$10bn in aid to Africa for the next five years as Tokyo prepares to host a major development conference for the resource-rich continent.

3 Jun 2013

Agriculture offers real growth potential

Although structural impediments such as poor logistics render the search for new avenues of deeper intra-African trade challenging‚ there is an immediate and compelling growth potential in the trade of agricultural products‚ Standard Bank research analyst Simon Freemantle said last week.

By Helmo Preuss 22 Apr 2013

Shipping vital for international trade

Two conferences held in Cape Town last week highlighted the fact that about 90% of all trade between countries is shipped by sea.

By Helmo Preuss 22 Apr 2013

IMF forecasts "solid growth" for Africa

Economies in sub-Saharan Africa will ride out the bumpy global recovery in the next few years to post growth rates not seen outside Asia, the IMF said in its latest economic forecasts Tuesday (16 April).

17 Apr 2013

Africa needs economic integration

African countries must integrate their economies in order to support a new wave of industrial development across the continent‚ Department of Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said Tuesday (26 March).

By Mariam Isa 27 Mar 2013

GE eyes Transnet tender for diesel locomotives

General Electric (GE) Transportation‚ which manufactures equipment for the railroad‚ marine‚ mining‚ drilling and energy generation industries‚ is eyeing Transnet's tender for 465 diesel locomotives‚ Tim Schweikert‚ GE Transportation chief executive for sub-Saharan Africa and China said this week.

By Siseko Njobeni 14 Nov 2012