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Fake news alert: False information about a Gibela recruitment drive currently in circulation

10 November, 2017. Johannesburg. Gibela wishes to distance itself from the flyers and Facebook posts that are currently circulating about the recruitment of people for a significant number of technical positions.

Members of the community should note that when the company recruits it uses formal channels including newspaper advertising, posters at the Community Care Centres, the company’s website, the Stakeholder Forum and through the Community Liaison Officers.

Further, Gibela does not use social media channels for any of its communication with the local community.

The next recruitment drive for artisans and operators will be communicated early in 2018.

Please take note, this is what the fake news posts looks like:

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For more information please contact:

On behalf of Gibela:
Pamella Radebe                      Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Office tel:                                 +27 10 600 0651

R&A Strategic Communications:
James Duncan                         Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Pam McLeod                           Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Office tel:                                +27 11 880 3924           

About Gibela:

Gibela was formed as a consortium to replace South Africa's outdated rolling stock and will deliver 600 state-of-the art passenger trains into the South African rail network over the next 10 years. Fully empowered, Gibela is conscious of its role as a catalyst for economic development and the creation of new skills through its majority shareholder, Alstom. In a contract signed in 2013, the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) assigned Gibela the task of replacing its rolling stock with new trains.

Gibela is headquartered in Johannesburg, while its manufacturing and training facility is located in Dunnottar, Ekurhuleni, Gauteng. Through the rolling stock project, Gibela will generate 1 500 direct jobs and thousands of indirect jobs through the supply chain over a 10-year period. Thousands of people – engineers, artisans, technicians, train drivers and technologists – will benefit from training and upskilling.

GIBELA 2017. All rights reserved. Information contained in this document is indicative only. No representation or warranty is given or should be relied on that it is complete or correct or will apply to any particular project. This will depend on the technical and commercial circumstances. It is provided without liability and is subject to change without notice. Reproduction, use or disclosure to third parties, without express written authority, is strictly prohibited.