News and Media

2015

Gibela’s giant footprint: ending SA’s 40 years in train manufacturing ‘wilderness’

South Africa’s 40-odd year gap when it comes to train-building technology is about to close as the Gibela Rail Transport Consortium (Gibela) gears up to start the construction of its R1 billion, 85 000m² factory complex at Dunnottar in Ekurhuleni, Gauteng.

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Rail modernisation: Rare transparency

Financial Mail - The promise SA’s rail modernisation programme holds for the economy and for the country’s position in the greater African economy is vast.

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Gibela Rail confident of meeting 2017 target

Business Day - By the second half of 2017 Gibela Rail says it will be on track to begin assembling the first of 580 state-of-the-art commuter trains due to be built in SA. This forms as part of a R51bn contract aimed at modernising public transport and revitalising the rail engineering sector.

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Local foundry benefits from State rail expansion

Engineering News - State-owned rail utility the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa’s (PRASA’s) rail expansion and renewal project is prompting much-needed large-scale orders for the casting industry, which is encouraging Bronkhorstspruit-based specialist foundry Steloy Castings to invest in new equipment specifically to service the rail industry through its newly formed Steloy Rail Division.

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South Africa’s new fleet of “Mega” trains

Business Tech - The Passenger Rail Agency of SA (PRASA) recently unveiled its high-powered AFRO 4000 series diesel locomotives to improve the efficiency of passenger rail services in the country.

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SABC at the Gibela Supplier day event

SABC - at the Gibela Supplier day event

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Transparency, fairness and localisation in rolling stock project for the new PRASA passenger trains

Thursday, March 12, Alberton, Johannesburg - Today, new ground will be broken for South African railway industry equipment manufacturers, large and small. 

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PRASA’s railway spend ‘will create black industrialists’, says CEO

Gibela’s supplier day "meet and greet" in Gauteng on Thursday for aspirant railway equipment manufacturers emphatically affirmed the role of small black businesses in the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa’s (PRASA’s) R51bn spending programme to 2035.

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Gibela supplier day – Thursday 12 March 2015

The Gibela Rail Transport Consortium RF (Pty) Ltd will manufacture and deliver 600 passenger trains to the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa over the next 10 years.

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