NEW TRANSNET BOND ISSUE

The first African-local currency bond to be listed in international capital markets was Transnet’s R5 billion global bond on the London Stock Exchange in 2013. The successful bond, issued on the strength of the organisation’s balance sheet without government guarantees, followed road shows by the parastatal in North America and the UK. The issue was […]

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S A TENDER PUBLICATION PORTAL

The government of South Africa’s new tender publication portal provides a single point of access to information on all tenders made by all public sector organisations at all spheres of government. This includes tenders of – amongst others – all national and provincial departments, metros, district and local municipalities, municipal entities, all public entities, state-owned […]

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NGQURA PORT TRANSSHIPMENT HUB

Transnet envisages the new port of Ngqura north of Port Elizabeth developing into a container transshipment hub serving partners in Southern Africa generally, as well as the west and east of the continent. Transnet’s National Ports Authority in conjunction with its Port Terminals division have between them invested R2 billion in expanding operating capacity at […]

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SECOND CONCOURSE AT CAPE TOWN STATION

A week ago, Railways Africa reported briefly on the recent launch function in the newly renovated second concourse at Cape Town station. We repeated the gist of the story as it appeared in the local press but drew attention to its April first datelining, since the misleading impression was created that the large orders for […]

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PRASA’S MONTANA STEPPING DOWN

Group chief executive Tshepo Lucky Montana does not intend renewing his contract with the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) when it runs out at the end of March 2016. He has held the position since October 2010. It is understood that the parastatal has commenced efforts to find a successor. Montana was previously […]

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PRASA TENDERS

Tenders being invited currently by the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) include the supply and delivery of rail measuring equipment, the provision of training for trackmasters and trackmen in the Western Cape, and the hire of forklifts. Compulsory briefing in respect of the first two take place in Salt River and Cape Town […]

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GAUTRAIN RANKED 223,393 IN THE WORLD

According to http://internetadvices.net , Gautrain is ranked 223,393 in the world in terms of the three-month world traffic rankings. “The site is relatively popular among users in the city of Johannesburg (where it is ranked 1,403). “Compared with the overall internet population, the site audience tends to be users who browse from work; they are […]

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CFB CARRIED 4,000 TO LUAU IN 3 WEEKS

According to the Angola Press Agency in Luanda, quoting Filipe Capalo of Caminhos de ferro de Benguela (CFB), the railway carried 4,000 people from Luena (capital of Moxico province) to Luau (near the border with the Democratic Republic on Congo, about 315km) between 12 March and 3 April 2015. Passenger trains run weekly, departing from […]

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DRC-ZAMBIA RAIL FREIGHT AGREEMENT

Serious endeavour is being made to reduce the extent of freight traffic moving on Zambia’s roads. Much of this originates in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Société Nationale des Chemins de fer Congolais (SNCC – the state railway in the DRC) recently signed a business agreement with Zambia Railways Limited (ZRL), aimed at increasing […]

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MOROCCAN RAILWAYS FOOT PART OF FIFA’S BILL

Morocco initially budgeted 16 million Dirhams (about $US1.6m) to host the FIFA Club World Cup 2013-2014, but the final bill came in at 554 million Dirhams ($55.4m). The central government reportedly paid FIFA 320m Dirhams, with other bodies and departments contributing the rest. Office National des Chemins de fer (ONCF – the national railway of […]

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