Welcome to Gibela
Gibela is a black economic empowerment (BEE) rail transport consortium comprising French rail company, Alstom (70%) and Ubumbano Rail (30%). It was established in 2013, initially as a ring-fenced company for the execution of the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa’s (Prasa) rolling-stock fleet-renewal programme.
Journey with us
Gibela’s mandate is to elevate South Africa’s commuter rail as the transport mode of choice. We are working hard to ensure that we revitalise the country’s rail sector, while driving inclusive economic growth and uplifting communities.
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Quote from the CEO
We have made great strides in elevating commuter rail as the transport mode of choice for the South African consumer, and continue to deliver on the mandate set out by PRASA to generate positive social and economic impact for the country.
Gibela supports the South African government’s measures to protect citizens from Covid-19, while ensuring the economy operates as fully as possible. We remain committed to ensuring that our employees are safe and have put measures in place to ensure that all Gibela sites meet the highest standards of Covid-19 health protocols.
Our values guide our everyday behaviour and every choice we make in the process of achieving our objectives. Our vision is to lead the revitalisation of South Africa’s railway sector. Gibela’s management has made a promise to lead the way in living these values.
Latest News & Media
Read all about our latest news and developments here.
Prasa launches 100 new locally manufactured trains
The transport department and the parastatal unveiled the 100th locomotive set, which is produced locally by the Gibela Consortium.Read more
Applications open for 13 Gibela-sponsored training programmes
Unemployed South Africans in KwaThema, Tsakane, Duduza and the immediate surrounding areas in Ekurhuleni, Gauteng, are invited to apply for a number of technical and business skills training opportunities provided by the Gibela Rail Transport ConsortiumRead more
Committed to the social and economic success of Ekurhuleni
Train manufacturer Gibela is deeply committed to ensuring South Africa’s socio-economic success, and particularly to set the seal on the economic and social advancement of the communities nearby its main plant, in Ekurhuleni, Gauteng.Read more
Gibela’s focus on quality
Gibela’s efforts to change the railway sector by producing world-class trainsWatch Video
Delivering on our mandate
We are rolling out state-of-the-art X’trapolis Mega commuter trains as per our contractual obligations to PRASA.Download