News and Media

2016

Recruitment for Gibela internships starts

The internship forms part of Gibela’s young talent development programme, which will be managed through the specialised training centre being built at the green train manufacturing plant in Dunnottar.

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Gibela Internship Programme Recruitment Begins

Emerging South African train manufacturer Gibela Rail Transport Consortium (Gibela) has kick-started an annual internship programme with the awarding of internships to 22 national diploma and university graduates.

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Mayor applauds the new Gibela literacy project

Ekurhuleni mayor councillor Mzwandile Masina applauded Gibela’s recently launched maths, science and English project.

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Gibela serious about its commitment to invest in education

"Gibela intends to use education and training as the cornerstone for socio-economic development whilst supporting the Government's National Development Plan," Gibela's Economic Development Director, Dr Buyiswa Mncono-Liwani said.

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Gibela celebrates Nelson Mandela’s legacy

Some 914 learners at Umnyezane Primary School, near Nigel, are walking that little bit taller from today, in new school shoes donated by Gibela employees in recognition of Mandela Day.

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Gibela makes progress towards meeting local content target

The first 32 South African suppliers to provide local content for 600 new passenger trains being built by Gibela for the Passenger Rail Authority of South Africa (PRASA) were welcomed to PRASA’s Wolmerton depot today to preview the first five X’Trapolis Mega trains to be completed.

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Trencon Black Jills JV awarded R400 million contract for the main site buildings of Gibela’s train manufacturing plant

Gibela has announced the award of the contract for the main site buildings for its factory in Dunnottar, Ekurhuleni.

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Mega-project to reduce unemployment

The project, which is part of the national passenger rail modernisation programme, is also in line with the City’s re-industrialisation agenda and is expected to benefit local emerging industrialists and artisans by empowering them with specialised industrial skills.

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Gibela factory sod-turning

Creamer Media’s Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Senior Deputy Editor Irma Venter about the Gibela consortium breaking ground on its R1-billion train manufacturing plant.

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Gibela speeds up train-building effort

THE R1bn factory to be built for the production of nearly 600 new trains for the Passenger Rail Agency of SA will be one of the biggest and most productive in the world, says Gibela CEO Marc Granger.

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Gibela Rail’s ground-breaking ceremony

NIGEL – Today marks an important date for all stakeholders in the Gibela Rail train manufacturing site, as the soil was officially turned during a groud-breaking ceremony at the construction site.

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R1bn Gibela factory seen as stimulating South Africa’s rail reindustrialisation

Ground was officially broken on Friday at the site of a new 60 000 m2 manufacturing plant, which is being built by the Gibela consortium for the production of new passenger trains for the State-owned Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA). The R1-billion facility, which is being developed.

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