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South Africa’s transport network

South Africa has a modern and well-developed transport infrastructure. The air and rail networks are the largest on the continent, and the roads well maintained. The country's ports provide a natural stopover for shipping to and from Europe, the Americas, Asia, Australasia and both coasts of Africa.

Stalled on the Trans-Africa Highway

Infrastructure matters. If Africa wants to play on the global field, a network of well-constructed, well-maintained roads is crucial. Until recently, work on the Trans-African Highway Network was sporadic, hit by conflict and constrained budgets. But now, nations see the value of the system for growth.

Alstom-led firm in $5.1bn SA rail order

Alstom-led firm in $5.1bn SA rail order

Gibela Transport, a joint venture 61% owned by French company Alstom, has signed a $5.1-billion (R51-billion) contract to supply 600 passenger trains, comprising 3 600 coaches, to the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa in one of the biggest projects in rail transport worldwide.
South Africa gets new GE locomotives

Transnet in Chinese rail funding pact

South African freight logistics company Transnet has signed a deal with the China Development Bank that is expected to yield a loan in the region of US$5-billion (R45-billion) to help finance the country's massive rail infrastructure upgrade programme.
South Africa gets new GE locomotives

Transnet to upgrade rail system

State company Transnet will soon announce a new capital expenditure plan to expand South Africa's overcrowded rail networks, says Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba.
Smooth first ride for Gautrain

Cabinet to weigh up high-speed rail plan

Transport Minister Sibusiso Ndebele is to approach Cabinet for approval of plans for South Africa's first long-distance high-speed rail link, between Durban and Johannesburg.
Major milestone for Gautrain

Gautrain’s first locally built rail car

Featuring a modern white carriage, and with gold and blue stripes above the windows, side panels, floors and doors, the first of 81 locally manufactured rail cars for the Gautrain rapid rail link rolled off the assembly line east of Johannesburg this week.
Passenger rail gets a R16bn boost

Passenger rail gets a R16bn boost

South Africa has committed over R16-billion to improve and expand the country's passenger rail system over the next three years, in a bid to persuade commuters to forsake private vehicles for public transportation.
SA invests in African infrastructure

SA invests in African infrastructure

South Africa's state-owned enterprises are investing heavily in building up rail, power and other infrastructure in Africa.

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