The Need For Coordinated Rail Research And Development For Improved Intra-African Trade

The future state and role of the heavy haul rail network in Africa is a critical discussion to increase intra-African trade. Whilst different institutions have made inroads, the focus must be on research, innovation and technology to develop rail networks in order to facilitate intra-African trade. Transnet is leading South Africa’s rail research and development efforts with the involvement of local tertiary institutions in different areas of study. The University of Pretoria, for instance, is c


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