UNTU wishes train drivers and their passengers a speedy recovery

The United National Transport Union (UNTU) would like to extend our well wishes to the train drivers, Blackie Swart and Paskal Setalala, who were amongst the 125 injured after their Metrorail trains...

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Government Satisfied With Zambia Railways Rehabilitation Programme

The Zambian government has indicated that it is satisfied with the progress made by Zambia Railways Limited (ZRL) in implementing their recapitalisation and rail rehabilitation programme, after the...

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Human Error Behind Recent Gautrain Derailment

The Bombela Concession Company (BCC) has conducted a preliminary investigation to determine the cause of the minor derailment that occurred on 16 February, when a train was approaching the Hatfield...

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CCMA Issues Strike Certificate Against PRASA

The members of the United National Transport Union (UNTU) within the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA), have the right to embark on a protected strike within 48 hours, the union announced...

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Gibela Responds To Continuing Community Unrest

The Gibela Rail Transport Consortium (Gibela) have reacted with both concern and disappointment to an ongoing pattern of community unrest in Duduza in Ekurhuleni, apparently fuelled by the...

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Preferential Procurement Regulations, 2017 Have Been Promulgated Come Into Effect 1st April

Doing business in South Africa? The Preferential Procurement Regulations 2017 have been promulgated and come into effect 1st April. Whilst this is not breaking news, it perhaps went quietly under the...

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Caminhos de Ferro de Luanda Receives Locomotives

In issue 2:2016 of Railways Africa we profiled the work of African Rail & Traction Services (Pty)  - who had completed the repair and refurbishment work for four GE U20C locomotives on behalf of...

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PRASA - Commuters Pleased With New Train

On 7 February, the first X’Trapolis Mega train, built by Gibela for PRASA, carried its first passengers on the Koedoespoort – Rissik Corridor, in Pretoria. According to Gibela, commuters were visibly...

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Specialised Energy Mission From South Africa To Zambia Commended For Innovative Approach To Doing Business In Africa

A South African energy sector trade and business delegation, jointly led by Trade Invest Africa and the South African Electrotechnical Export Council (SAEEC), recently embarked upon a successful trade...

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COMESA Call For Research Papers: Boosting Intra-African Trade

The importance of boosting intra-African trade has gained significant impetus in shaping continental development strategies since the signing of the Abuja Treaty at the 8th African Union Summit of...

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