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It's time SA had a serious talk about rail
It's time SA had a serious talk about railArticle

Rail has long been the backbone of the South African logistics and transport value chain and will become even more critical in a post-Covid-19 environment...

Mesela Nhlapo 15 Mar 2021

Traxtion commits to R1.5bn rail investment as part of SA's economic recovery plan
Traxtion commits to R1.5bn rail investment as part of SA's economic recovery planArticle

Traxtion plans to invest a further R14-17bn in locomotives and wagons over the next five years as part of a carefully scaled rolling procurement programme...

27 Oct 2020

Transnet Freight Rail introduces new business model to improve operational efficiency
Transnet Freight Rail introduces new business model to improve operational efficiencyArticle

"Some of our customers want to feel we are closer to their needs, and better able to respond on the ground. We must be responsive to that."

22 Jul 2020

Cars: Transition from lockdown is a fork in the road - here are two possible outcomes for future travel
Cars: Transition from lockdown is a fork in the road - here are two possible outcomes for future travelArticle

The pandemic has forced many people to shift from public transport to car travel. But is this likely to be permanent?

Enrica Papa and Nicole Badstuber 5 Jun 2020

Get set for take-off in electric aircraft, the next transport disruption
Get set for take-off in electric aircraft, the next transport disruptionArticle

Move aside electric cars, another disruption set to occur in the next decade is being ignored in current transport infrastructure debates: electric aviation...

Jake Whitehead and Michael Kane 24 Apr 2019

Changing the face of Africa's mining regulation
Changing the face of Africa's mining regulationArticle

In sub-Saharan Africa mining is no longer about the extraction of minerals, it has become the mainstay of mineral producing economies...

Patience Panashe 15 Oct 2018

Consortium signs agreement with Nigeria for railway concession
Consortium signs agreement with Nigeria for railway concessionArticle

A General Electric (GE) led consortium has signed an interim phase agreement with the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) for the Nigerian narrow-gauge railway concession...

2 May 2018

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Buses could be history sooner than you think - here's whyArticle

Buses have been a reliable feature of urban and rural landscapes for more than 200 years, but the end of the bus has already been signalled...

Marcus Mayers, David Bamford 12 Mar 2018

Chariot shuttle service now in London
Chariot shuttle service now in LondonArticle

LONDON, UK - Chariot has launched its first European daily commuter shuttle service in London with four routes designed to complement the city's existing public transport system...

5 Feb 2018

Transport Minister orders expedited investigation after Germiston train crash
Transport Minister orders expedited investigation after Germiston train crashArticle

Transport Minister Joe Maswanganyi has directed the Railway Safety Regulator (RSR) and the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) to expedite the investigation into the cause of a collision between two Metrorail trains at Geldenhuis station...

Linda Ensor 10 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: The king's demand dictates
#BizTrends2018: The king's demand dictatesArticle

Throughput is imperative in business. The challenge is to mitigate barriers negatively impacting throughput...

Harry van Huyssteen 11 Dec 2017

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Taxi operators need financial management skills to competeArticle

The University of the Western Cape's School of Business and Finance has produced research assessing the financial management skills of taxi operators in Cape Town...

30 Oct 2017

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South Africa needs to revamp its new public transport systemArticle

Over the past eight years, the South African government has spent more than R130bn on public transport projects in the country's main cities...

Christo Venter and Gary Hayes 23 Oct 2017

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Modernised minibus-taxi industry to have central role in Cape Town's IPTN Business PlanArticle

The City of Cape Town's Integrated Public Transport Network (IPTN) Business Plan which proposes significant involvement of the minibus-taxi industry in future MyCiTi service rollouts, has been adopted...

25 Aug 2017

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Elections? Tourists shrug off jittery polls to flock Kenya's star attractionsArticle

Kenya continues to report an increase in arrivals with the key attractions being the wildebeest migration at the Mara, the Madaraka Express rail services to Mombasa and increased chartered flights...

8 Aug 2017

Prasa gets ready for local train manufacturing
Prasa gets ready for local train manufacturingArticle

The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) recently received the last of the 20 new Metrorail trains which were manufactured in Brazil. It is now preparing to manufacture the remaining 580 trains locally...

3 Aug 2017

Salt River urban renewal triggers growing demand in area
Salt River urban renewal triggers growing demand in areaArticle

Bordering Woodstock, Salt River is part of a R20bn urban renewal initiative across Cape Town...

28 Jun 2017

David Kruyer, MD of Concargo
Road transport, the backbone of our economyArticle

Economic growth in South Africa could be stimulated if the Government were to fast-track its expenditure on strategic infrastructure projects...

1 Feb 2017

Imperial partners with LMI Holdings to position Ghana as trading hub for West Africa
Imperial partners with LMI Holdings to position Ghana as trading hub for West AfricaArticle

Imperial Logistics has partnered with Ghanaian conglomerate LMI Holdings to form Imperial LMI Logistics with the aim to deliver world-class logistics services in Ghana and West Africa...

23 Jan 2017

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Local rail companies urged to 'hunt as a pack' when chasing Africa businessArticle

South African companies in the rail sector are failing to coordinate sufficiently in order to adequately compete with international players for large African rail projects...

26 Oct 2016

Big Data to spur more efficient, more reliable public transport
Big Data to spur more efficient, more reliable public transportArticle

South Africa is battling some unique challenges in the field of public transport: the legacies of historical urban planning programmes, complex inter-relationships of formal and informal travel systems...

Harry van Huyssteen 21 Sep 2016

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UJ State of Transport Opinion Poll reveals public transport concernsArticle

"The single greatest concern that people have regarding transport is the quality, accessibility, and frequencies of public transport."

24 Aug 2016

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Grindrod plans to offload locomotive assembly businessArticle

Infrastructure and shipping business Grindrod's share price dropped more than 4% as the Durban-based firm said it would report a loss in the six months ended-June...

Sikonathi Mantshantsha 18 Aug 2016

Transport and Rail sector legislation under reviewArticle

The current legislation governing the transport and rail sector is under review with a proposed Single Transport Economic Regulation (STER) Bill...

Claire Barclay and Sean Jamieson 20 Oct 2015

Employer cannot alter chairperson's decision in a disciplinary hearing
Employer cannot alter chairperson's decision in a disciplinary hearingArticle

An employer may not take on the right to alter a chairperson's decision in a disciplinary hearing. To do so would be procedurally unfair. Should an employer wish to overturn the chairperson's decision, the employee must be given a fair hearing regarding the possibility of altering the sanction...

Jacques van Wyk and Andre van Heerden 16 Apr 2015

Social innovation in action: collaboration, shared value and a new business model
Social innovation in action: collaboration, shared value and a new business modelArticle

A recent report from Chatham House, the international affairs think tank, noted the vital importance of cities to the global economy...

Klaus Dieter Rennert 25 Mar 2015

Courtney Pine and Sipho "Hotstix" Mabuse to headline free community concert for International Jazz Festival
Courtney Pine and Sipho "Hotstix" Mabuse to headline free community concert for International Jazz FestivalArticle

On Wednesday 25, March, 2015, (from 5pm to 11pm), multi-instrumentalist Courtney Pine (UK) will join South Africa's Sipho 'Hotstix' Mabuse on stage to entertain the crowds in Cape Town's Greenmarket Square.

19 Mar 2015

The fourth Railway Research and Training Review
The fourth Railway Research and Training ReviewArticle

On the 4th of December 2014, The Chair in Railway Engineering in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Pretoria hosted the fourth Railway Research and Training Review.

Issued by Enterprises University of Pretoria 16 Feb 2015

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

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

New PRASA locomotives unveiled
New PRASA locomotives unveiledArticle

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

Upgrading of transport infrastructure a major challenge
Upgrading of transport infrastructure a major challengeArticle

After decades of underinvestment in maintenance and development of South Africa's road and rail networks, the country is in a process of revitalising its transport networks that will see the country set itself up as a transport hub for Southern Africa.

27 Oct 2014

Apple Express Rail plans train service to Baywest Mall
Apple Express Rail plans train service to Baywest MallArticle

Negotiations are currently under way to introduce a train service between Port Elizabeth's beachfront and the new Baywest Mall.

26 May 2014

Upgrades keep Metrorail on track
Upgrades keep Metrorail on trackArticle

Gauteng Transport MEC Ismail Vadi claims Metrorail is well on its way to becoming the preferred public transport operator in high-volume corridors of the province.

15 Apr 2014

Grindrod moots 'much cheaper' trains
Grindrod moots 'much cheaper' trainsArticle

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.

Razina Munshi 28 Mar 2014

Fuel price rise presents challenges in 2014
Fuel price rise presents challenges in 2014Article

South African companies that import goods from other regions have come under increasing pressure over the last 10 years, as a result of continuous, steep increases in the petrol price.

29 Nov 2013

Rob Baker
The role of a state-owned airlineArticle

Whilst government has a clear role in delivering essential services to the needy, you won't find many of the millions of suffering South Africans at airports or on flights. Quite the opposite in fact, as once you've become a "jetsetter" you've arrived at a space unavailable to the poor. So, why are government involved in the airline industry?

Rob Baker 9 Oct 2013

Gautrain, and its interface with other public transport modesArticle

October is Transport Month and the spotlight falls on the transport industry at the 2013 Johannesburg Truck and Bus Show where debate will revolve around transport and related issues.

26 Sep 2013

Travel chaos grips France
Travel chaos grips FranceArticle

PARIS, FRANCE: Thousands of flights in and out of French airports were cancelled on Wednesday as a strike by air traffic controllers intensified just hours before a nationwide rail strike was due to start.

13 Jun 2013

Prasa fleet renewal plan draws fire
Prasa fleet renewal plan draws fireArticle

Despite earlier opposition to the structure of the Passenger Rail Agency of SA's (Prasa) R123bn fleet renewal plan, executives from the Black Business Council (BBC) hope to cash in.

4 Mar 2013

Transport spending will rise to R74bn
Transport spending will rise to R74bnArticle

Overall spending on transport will increase by 9.7% to R74bn according to the National Treasury's Budget Review.

Paul Vecchiatto 1 Mar 2013

Prasa revamps rail servicesArticle

Before the end of the year, one of seven international bidders will be awarded the most lucrative rail contract currently available in the world.

11 Nov 2012

Public transport plan for Linkin Park concert announced
Public transport plan for Linkin Park concert announcedArticle

The City of Cape Town has put an extensive public transport plan in place to transport concert-goers to and from the Linkin Park concert at Cape Town Stadium on Wednesday, 7 November, 2012. Gates will open at 4pm on the day, with the main performance scheduled from 9pm to 11pm.

6 Nov 2012

Prasa R136bl rolling stock programme plans underwayArticle

Rail industry news site Rail.co reports that preparations for the procurement of new rolling stock by the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) are already underway. As part of the R136bl acquisition programme, Prasa will now be embarking on a Local Supplier Market Survey to 'measure the strength and capacity of the local industry in fulfilling the 65% localisation minimum target by all qualifying tender bids'.

16 Feb 2012

Cape Town to manage local passenger trainsArticle

Independent Online reports that plans are underway to transfer local passenger rail services from the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) to the city of Cape Town. Councillor Brett Herron said that Transport Minister S'bu Ndebele approved the city's proposal to manage passenger rail in December, in order to better integrate all forms of public transport.

16 Feb 2012

DoT may revise coach procurement timelineArticle

The Department of Transport's (DoT's) acting deputy director-general Jan-David de Villiers said that the initial calculation that about 360 new coaches will have to be procured each year during the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa's (Prasa's) rolling stock fleet-renewal programme, might have to be revised, Engineering News reports.

3 Jan 2012

Prasa invests R1.9 billion to improve train signallingArticle

Speaking at the Railway Safety Imbizo in Mamelodi East, as part of October Transport Month, the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) Group CEO, Lucky Montana, announced that Prasa has set aside R1.9 billion to install a modern signalling system in order to help trains operate more smoothly.

14 Oct 2011

FIFA Fan Fest environmentally friendlyArticle

Professionals involved in organising the FIFA Fan Fest in Cape Town, have been working to ensure that a positive environmental legacy is left behind in the city long after the end of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

8 Jun 2010

Mediamix360 wins PRASA accountNew account

13 Jan 2010

Derailment of goods train to cause service disruptionArticle

Delays are expected for Gauteng Metrorail services between Germiston - Katlhong and Kwesine due to engineering and railway tracks repair work at Elsburg, the result of the Transnet Freight Rail goods train that derailed last Thursday, 10 September 2009.

15 Sep 2009

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