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    For public transport to keep running, operators must find ways to outlast coronavirus

    Many operators have lost almost all their fare revenue. Even those who operate on contract terms that reduce the impact of falling patronage must bear the costs of disinfection and other precautions...

    By Yale Z Wong 30 Mar 2020

    Monorail presents a world of opportunities for South Africa

    Central to a modern industrial economy - and one which fosters increased international investment and trade - is a high-functioning transport network. And in South Africa, central to that is rail...

    By Aubrey Lekwane 13 Feb 2020

    Could sleeper trains replace international air travel?

    Since 2019, night train networks have seen a remarkable revival across Europe...

    23 Jan 2020

    African Ports & Rail Evolution Forum to spotlight collaboration benefits for economic growth

    Delegates are set to discover Africa's trade potential and the wealth of new investment and partnership opportunities arising from the Africa Continental Free Trade Area Agreement, as well as other open border initiatives...

    11 Sep 2019

    Kenyan president receives 2018 African Road Builders award

    Uhuru Kenyatta, president of Kenya, has been recognised with the 2018 African Road Builders (ARB) award...

    21 May 2018

    Apapa port not conceived to receive trucks, fuel tankers

    The Apapa port was originally designed to receive imported goods and petroleum products and move them out by railway and pipelines, and not to receive articulated trucks and heavy-duty vehicles...

    By Ejiofor Alike 13 Dec 2017

    Nigeria needs $16bn to construct, modernise rail lines

    The Nigerian government needs about $16 billion to construct and modernise major rail lines, an official said...

    By Sani Tukur 9 Oct 2017

    Future state of heavy haul rail network in Africa critical

    According to Brian Monakali, deputy chairman of the International Heavy Haul Association and chairman of the SA Heavy Haul Association, the future state and role of the heavy haul rail network in Africa is a critical discussion...

    14 Sep 2017

    Trans-Kalahari Railway project takes first step

    Namibia and Botswana are taking the first steps to establish a multi-billion dollar railway project to link...

    By Chamwe Kaira 17 Sep 2015

    Transnet wants to 'industrialise railways'

    Small- and medium-sized engineering companies must create niche markets for themselves to supply Transnet with parts for the locomotives that the freight logistics company envisages building within the next two to three decades.

    By Amanda Visser 9 Jun 2014

    Transnet seeks greater SADC investment in rail networks

    Transnet has pleaded with Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries to invest more on railway infrastructure to improve intra-regional trade.

    By Mpho Sibanyoni 29 May 2014

    Grindrod moots 'much cheaper' trains

    Grindrod's diesel-electric locomotive‚ which the company said was the cheapest in the world‚ could pit the logistics group as a competitor against state rail utility Transnet and global rolling stock manufacturers such as General Electric and Electro-Motive Diesel.

    By Razina Munshi 28 Mar 2014

    Grindrod, Northwest Rail to develop copper railway in Zambia

    Grindrod‚ a JSE-listed freight and logistics service provider‚ through its wholly owned subsidiary Grindrod Mauritius‚ will work with Zambia's Northwest Rail Company to build‚ operate and maintain a new 590km Cape gauge railway from Chingola in the Zambian copperbelt to the Angolan border.

    By Mark Allix 5 Feb 2014

    Thales keeps an eye on safety

    To paraphrase from the iconic Star Trek, Africa is the "next (as opposed to the final) business frontier". And judging from exceptional recent economic growth, wealth in natural resources and sheer international business interest on the continent, it seems no-one has trouble believing this.

    19 Aug 2013

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