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Cabinet approves Public Procurement Bill for comment
Cabinet approves Public Procurement Bill for comment

Cabinet has approved the publication of the Public Procurement Bill for public comment - setting in motion legislation for procurement strategies that support government's socio-economic objectives...

18 Feb 2020

Monorail presents a world of opportunities for South Africa
Monorail presents a world of opportunities for South Africa

Central to a modern industrial economy - and one which fosters increased international investment and trade - is a high-functioning transport network. And in South Africa, central to that is rail...

By Aubrey Lekwane 13 Feb 2020

Prasa announces team to improve performance
Prasa announces team to improve performance

The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa administrator, Bongisizwe Mpondo has appointed a panel of technical advisors to assist in turning the company's fortunes around...

5 Feb 2020

Could sleeper trains replace international air travel?
Could sleeper trains replace international air travel?

Since 2019, night train networks have seen a remarkable revival across Europe...

23 Jan 2020

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Transnet one step closer to appointing CEO

The Transnet board of directors has forwarded its recommended candidate to fill the State-owned entity's vacant group chief executive officer position to Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan for consideration...

22 Jan 2020

ACSA appoints Nompumelelo Mpofu as new CEO
ACSA appoints Nompumelelo Mpofu as new CEO

Airports Company South Africa has appointed Nompumelelo (Mpumi) Mpofu as its new Chief Executive Officer with effect from 1 February 2020...

19 Dec 2019

Know your business inside out with a Biz Office
Know your business inside out with a Biz Office

New expectations of transparency and authenticity in business means things like organisational purpose, brand stories, how your company does things, what it believes in and what it stands for, can all play a part in how your company sees itself and how it is seen by others...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 2 Oct 2019

Top ratings for Biz Rate Card 2019
Top ratings for Biz Rate Card 2019

Bizcommunity is excited to announce the relaunch of our Biz Product and Rate Card, featuring all-new product infographics, descriptors and more...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 27 Sep 2019

African Ports and Rail Evolution Forum to focus on economic growth acceleration
African Ports and Rail Evolution Forum to focus on economic growth acceleration

All aboard for the eighth annual African Ports and Rail Evolution Forum - a two-day trade exhibition and conference taking place on from 15-16 October 2019 at the Durban International Convention Centre in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa...

26 Sep 2019

Kalagadi Manganese sinter plant
Kalagadi Manganese signs R3bn export deal with Transnet

Kalagadi Manganese has signed a deal with Transnet to transport 1-million tonnes per annum of beneficiated manganese in form of sinter, which will earn in excess of R3bn for state-owned freight and logistics company...

18 Sep 2019

African Ports & Rail Evolution Forum to spotlight collaboration benefits for economic growth
African Ports & Rail Evolution Forum to spotlight collaboration benefits for economic growth

Delegates are set to discover Africa's trade potential and the wealth of new investment and partnership opportunities arising from the Africa Continental Free Trade Area Agreement, as well as other open border initiatives...

11 Sep 2019

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#OrchidsandOnions: MultiChoice sets an example

An Onion to Prasa for a tweet about dealing with its problems by convening a 'war room'. Who is your enemy? Commuters are your customers...

By Brendan Seery 10 Sep 2019

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Cape Town's Metrorail train updates are now available on Telegram

Cape Town's Metrorail train service announced that users can now follow line-specific information channels on Telegram...

By Andy Walker 14 Aug 2019

3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office
3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office

Since 2001, Bizcommunity anticipated the role of company culture as intellectual capital. Biz Press Offices are a "glass box" game changer, offering a window into 18 industry communities...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Jul 2019

Eskom and Iscor were formed to feed the railway network’s need for cheap electricity and steel. Shutterstock
South Africa's state owned companies: a complex history that's seldom told

The problems of South Africa's state owned enterprises are in the headlines every day. Yet many have existed for over 80 years...

By Nancy L Clark 19 Jul 2019

Prasa executive fired after internal probe
Prasa executive fired after internal probe

Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) company secretary Lindikaya Zide has been dismissed after an internal probe found him guilty of "maladministration and contravention of company policy"...

By Ashraf Hendricks 4 Jul 2019

Corporate governance: Where are SOEs getting it wrong?
Corporate governance: Where are SOEs getting it wrong?

In South Africa, a state-owned company is defined as an enterprise that is registered in terms of the Companies Act read with Public Finance Management Act, commonly known as State Owned Enterprises...

By Romeo Tsusi 19 Jun 2019

#SONA2019: Road closures you need to know about
#SONA2019: Road closures you need to know about

To accommodate the State of the Nation Address (SONA) and the opening of the 6th Parliament on Thursday, 20 June 2019, several roads will be closed in and around the Cape Town CBD...

18 Jun 2019

Finding rails solutions that are fit for purpose
Finding rails solutions that are fit for purpose

Africa's conditions are perfectly suited to rail transport solutions - vast distances, interspersed with rich mineral deposits and dense population centres...

By Andre van der Walt 22 Mar 2019

Women in aviation and rail celebrated
Women in aviation and rail celebrated

Bombardier, a global company in the transportation industry, celebrated the contribution of Women in Rail and Aviation sectors in South Africa...

11 Mar 2019

Former Prasa Rail CEO back in the dock for fraud
Former Prasa Rail CEO back in the dock for fraud

Mthuthuzeli Swartz, who is also accused of stealing railway lines and sleepers, attacks #UniteBehind and makes allegations against his former colleagues...

By Joseph Chirume and GroundUp Staff 28 Feb 2019

PRASA network in Gauteng region to get new signalling system
PRASA network in Gauteng region to get new signalling system

Siemens Mobility was commissioned to install a new signalling system across the PRASA network in the Gauteng region...

12 Feb 2019

Cape Town railway station to close platforms for system upgrade
Cape Town railway station to close platforms for system upgrade

Several platforms at Cape Town railway station are expected to close from 26 January until 30 January 2019...

By Evan-Lee Courie 22 Jan 2019

The Blue Train's new repositioning tips the scale on luxury rail experiences
The Blue Train's new repositioning tips the scale on luxury rail experiences

The Blue Train has launched its new brand repositioning - the first in over 20 years - featuring an all-new MICE offering...

28 Nov 2018

The Blue Train gets another observation car
The Blue Train gets another observation car

The Blue Train has announced the addition of an observation car to its second train set...

19 Nov 2018

Nzimande to launch R1bn train factory
Nzimande to launch R1bn train factory

Transport Minister Blade Nzimande will on Thursday, 25 October 2018, launch a train manufacturing factory...

24 Oct 2018

Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus
Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus

A comprehensive B2B Recruitment Focus from December 2018 to February 2019 will ensure that Bizcommunity is the go-to destination for all the B2B news you'll need to plan your HR and recruitment strategies in 2019...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Oct 2018

TFR runs longest production train in the world
TFR runs longest production train in the world

Transnet Freight Rail successfully ran a 4km, 375 wagon manganese train over a distance of around 861km...

18 Oct 2018

Transport infrastructure remains a chief vehicle for economic growth
Transport infrastructure remains a chief vehicle for economic growth

For any country, the transport infrastructure networks are some of the most important assets it can have...

By Herbert Phahlane 16 Oct 2018

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