Railways Africa NewsXpress: Week 24:2024
Railways Africa Magazine
by craig@onthewire.co.za
5d ago
Railways Africa NewsXpress: Week 24:2024 Espresso Bite-size takeaways Transnet Gains Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Facilitator Status According to a notice published by the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition on 5 June, the department has granted Transnet Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Facilitator Status. The Facilitator Status is considered in terms of clause 3.6 of Statement 100 of the Amended B-BBEE Codes of Good Practice, which provides that the Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition may, by notice in the Government Gazette, de ..read more
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Siemens Mobility: A Long-Standing Partner Dedicated to Advancing South Africa’s Passenger Rail Services
Railways Africa Magazine
by craig@onthewire.co.za
5d ago
SIEMENS Mobility South Africa Siemens Mobility: A Long-Standing Partner Dedicated to Advancing South Africa’s Passenger Rail Services The success of the Saulsville-Pretoria West Corridor rehabilitation project was built on Siemens Mobility’s (SMO ZA) previous investment in local talent and competencies during the original re-signalling project. By employing South Africans and providing extensive training and development opportunities, SMO ZA ensured a skilled workforce was ready to tackle the challenges of the rehabilitation project. This strategic investment not only facilitated th ..read more
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Siemens Mobility’s Swift Delivery and Robust Solutions for the Saulsville-Pretoria West Corridor
Railways Africa Magazine
by craig@onthewire.co.za
5d ago
SIEMENS Mobility South Africa Siemens Mobility's Swift Delivery and Robust Solutions for the Saulsville-Pretoria West Corridor As South Africa continues its journey towards a modernised and efficient passenger rail network, Siemens Mobility South Africa (SMO ZA) has once again proven to be a pivotal partner in this transformative endeavour. The latest achievement in rehabilitating the signalling system for the Saulsville-Pretoria West Corridor stands as a testament to SMO ZA’s extensive expertise, commitment, and innovative solutions. Commissioned by the Passenger Rail Agency of So ..read more
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Mirai Rail Delivers First Tranche of Rolling Stock to PRASA Under General Overhaul Contract
Railways Africa Magazine
by craig@onthewire.co.za
5d ago
Mirai Rail Delivers First Tranche of Rolling Stock to PRASA Under General Overhaul Contract In what can only be described as a momentous, emotional and well-deserved milestone, Mirai Rolling Stock (MRS), an operating division of Mirai Rail, has officially handed over the first completed 10M5 motor coach along with seven plain trailers to the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA). This successful completion was celebrated at the MRS facility in Germiston, attended by staff, the Mirai Rail Executive team and representatives from PRASA. “It’s an emotional and momentous moment for ..read more
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Railways Africa NewsXpress: Week 23:2024 
Railways Africa Magazine
by craig@onthewire.co.za
1w ago
Railways Africa NewsXpress: Week 23:2024  Espresso Bite-size takeaways Ethiopian-Djibouti Rail Ethiopian Sea Transport and Logistics signed a memorandum of understanding with Ethiopian-Djibouti Rail on 26 May. The agreement, signed by Ethiopian Sea Transport and Logistics CEO Riso Amelo and Ethiopian-Djibouti Railway CEO Abdi Zenebe, aims to enhance rail transport services and strengthen sustainable cooperation between the two institutions. Additionally, the agreement seeks to improve the flexibility and accessibility of rail transport, bolster the business and logistics serv ..read more
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Dr. Emma Molobi Details Her Journey in the Railway Industry
Railways Africa Magazine
by craig@onthewire.co.za
2w ago
Growing up in Bethanie, a village in Brits, a small town in the North West, I always had a passion for science. Space science was my first love, I dreamt of working for a space agency and travelling to space. The science discipline is so multifaceted and growing up I was particularly intrigued by how matter transforms and is conserved, such as energy, which “cannot be created or destroyed.” My curiosity about the creation and merging of materials to make superior alloys paved my path into material sciences. Pursuing this interest, I studied Metallurgical and Materials Engineering at Wits Unive ..read more
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Progress on Tanzania’s SGR and Multimodal Logistics – Seeing Is Believing!
Railways Africa Magazine
by craig@onthewire.co.za
2w ago
It was fantastic to catch up with Mr Masanja K. Kadogosa, the Director General of Tanzania Railways Corporation (TRC), in Tanzania with the actual project and train as the backdrop! We briefly discuss the Tanzania Railways Corporation’s Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) project, representing a true multimodal project incorporating freight and passengers. We also discuss the progress on integrating all three gauges – meter, cape, and standard gauge – in the ports for effective freight movement by rail. Additionally, we talk about the next steps from a contractor’s perspective in getting the line rea ..read more
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Driving East African Rail Connectivity: Insights From Central Corridor Transit Transport Facilitation Agency’s Zaituni Nakonde
Railways Africa Magazine
by craig@onthewire.co.za
2w ago
In this edition of Coffee with the Editor, Zaituni Nakonde, Director of Infrastructure Development at the Central Corridor Transit Transport Facilitation Agency (CCTTFA), discusses the role and mandate of the CCTTFA as well as some highlighted activities from the region’s railways. The Central Corridor is a multilateral organisation initially formed by five governments: Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Recently, Malawi joined, and Zambia is in the process of joining. The Dar es Salaam Corridor, which previously failed to function, is now managed by the Central C ..read more
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Rail Integration And Regional Connectivity: The EAC’s Mission And Challenges
Railways Africa Magazine
by craig@onthewire.co.za
2w ago
In this edition of Coffee with the Editor, Eng. Achieng’ Akun Beatrice discusses the role of the East African Community (EAC) and its mission to integrate the region through various policies and infrastructure development programmes. We touch on topics from project preparation, to standards, and harmonisation for seamless operability and connectivity. The East African Community is a regional intergovernmental organisation with member states from the East African region. Currently, the community has eight member states: Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Burundi ..read more
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Railways Africa NewsXpress: Week 22:2024 
Railways Africa Magazine
by craig@onthewire.co.za
3w ago
Railways Africa NewsXpress: Week 22:2024  Espresso Bite-size takeaways TransNamib Accident At 09:00 on May 24, 2024, 14 empty wagons derailed at Ondangwa Train Station. Thankfully, no injuries or spills occurred and the wagons were empty. The area was secured and the line has been closed for a thorough investigation. TransNamib promptly activated its emergency response plan. The affected area has been barricaded, and the line has been closed to ensure safety and facilitate a thorough investigation. The Port of Lomé clearance period for containers destined for Niger set at ..read more
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