DURBAN BEYOND 2010

Summing up Durban's transport problems succinctly, KwaZulu-Natal Premier S'bu Ndebele says: 'When you have a (Orlando) Pirates and (Kaiser) Chiefs match here it is a nightmare. The rail network needs...

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SA RUSSIAN INVESTMENT

On 6 September, Engineering News reports, Transnet and the Coega Development Corporation (CDC) signed cooperation agreements with Russian billionaire Viktor Vekselberg's investment firm, Renova, for...

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IRON-ORE EXPORTS

Transnet is to expand capacity on the Sishen-Saldanha heavy-haul iron-ore export line from the previously announced 41mt per annum target to 47mt. Aiming to achieve this increase by 2009, the...

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TRANSNET'S VULINDLELA

Vulindlela, the Zulu word for 'clear the way',  is Transnet's name for its multi-billion re-engineering programme, the initial impetus being focused on Spoornet. An internal steering committee is...

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SPOORNET TO ORDER LOCOS

Spoornet has issued a request for proposals for between 50 and 100 diesel-electric locomotives with a power range of 2,237-2,983kW.  ...

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NEW LINE TO COEGA

The new Ngqura port under construction at Coega, 25km north of Port Elizabeth, needs 4km of railway to link it with the main-line to Johannesburg. If the new harbour attains the planned extent of...

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ONLY THE BEST

'We need very strong regulation so that state-owned enterprises don't behave like monopolists and extract rents', Department of Public Enterprises director general Portia Molefe told Sunday Times...

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SPOORNET'S CLASS 39

The first of Spoornet's new class 39 GM diesel-electric locomotives has been placed in service at Lydenburg, following extensive testing and crew training at the Sentrarand complex between Pretoria...

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RICHARDS BAY

In September 2006, Richards Bay coal terminal (RBCT) began a R1.17 billion Phase 5 project planned for completion in 2009, to increase capacity from 72 to 91 million tons.  But the much needed major...

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SARCC-METRORAIL CENSUS

The South Africa Commuter Corporation-Metrorail is to conduct a detailed passenger census on suburban lines in Pretoria, Johannesburg, Durban, East London, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town from 18...

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