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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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.
Commuter rail on the rise
Railroad equipment supplier Gibela aims to elevate commuter rail as the transport mode of choice by contributing to safe and reliable public transport, in line with the transport sector’s objectives.Read more
Gibela highlights jobs scam in Ekurhuleni
Gibela Rail Transport Consortium is aware of fake advertisements for jobs. The scam is based in Ekurhuleni, Gauteng, and the perpetrators are using a fake email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) to advertise jobs at Gibela. These are not genuine positions offered at the company.
Full Steam Ahead For Gibela Bursaries
Train-maker Gibela is looking for eligible candidates for the 210 bursaries it is offering this year, for post-matric study in an array of engineering-related fields.
Engineering-related skills are in short supply in South Africa, and the Covid-19 pandemic has further underlined the country’s desperate need for the kind of skills required to make meaningful headway in the 21st-century job market – literacy, numeracy, problem-solving, communication, self-management and the ability to learn continuously.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
This year, Gibela has bursaries available for South African university students and for those studying at technical and vocational education and training (TVET) colleges. The bursary is granted for one year, renewable on an annual basis, and is awarded based on academic performance. Current first- and second-year candidates are encouraged to apply.