Railways AfricaTM

Issue: 1 - 2016

In the upcoming issue of Railways Africa, we speak to the general manager of Transnet Freight Rail’s RME division, Mdu Mlaba, about their capabilities to expand into Africa.

We examine the US$300 million AfDB loan for Brazilian group Vale to support the expansion of the Nacala logistics corridor.

We review the US$13.5 billion worth of investments to be made in Egypt’s transport sectors over the next 15 years. 

Canadian-based electric motor and generator manufacturer IEC Holden’s invests R250 million to establish its South African manufacturing operation.

And Eskom’s Majuba line, initially scheduled for completion in May 2016, faces several delays owing to difficult site conditions, such as water seepage and mudrock, community unrest that affects the projects' workforce and “some contractors' issues”.