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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.

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Gibela alerts potential bursary applicants to a scam

The Gibela Rail Consortium has issued a warning to potential applicants about a video which has been circulated on social media and other channels, including TikTok about Gibela bursaries.

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SA is going a through a commuter rail revolution. We spoke to Gibela CEO Hector Danisa about it.

As someone who grew up in a mud hut near Pietermaritzburg in KwaZulu-Natal, Hector Danisa admits he is a little surprised that he is now playing a leading role in recreating South Africa’s rail industry.

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Bursary applications awaited

The Gibela Rail Transport Consortium invites students with an interest in the fields of mathematics, science, engineering, technology and accounting to apply for bursaries.

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Passenger trains driven by traction motors provide a faster, smoother ride

It is important that commuter trains waste as little time as possible when leaving platforms, not only to save passengers time when travelling from station to station, but also to allow for trains to arrive at the station in quick succession, especially during peak periods.

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There is no career not meant for women - This is why

There is no career that is not meant for women, says Gibela procurement operations executive Colette Yende.

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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.

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The train company rebuilding South Africa's commuter fleet

"Delayed" and "canceled," two words that infuriate and frustrate train commuters on platforms all over the world. South Africa is no exception to this, as these words regularly appear on the signal boards of the state-owned service, but that could be about to change as major investments aim to modernize the rail network.

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Gibela’s first new commuter train nearly ready to be handed over to PRASA

Gibela will soon be handing over its first completed commuter train to PRASA. A second, state-of-the-art Xtra’polis Mega commuter train is nearing completion, with a minimum of six trains scheduled to be delivered to PRASA by the end of the first quarter of 2019.

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Gibela finished building of first train, ready to hand over to PRASA

Dunnottar – Gibela is ready to hand over the newly built South African commuter train to its customer, Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) before the end of this year.

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South African's transport milestone

The October Transport Month (OTM) campaign has gone from strength to strength since its inaugural launch in 2005 showcasing government's unprecedented levels of improvement and success in transport infrastructure delivery, namely: road, rail, aviation and maritime.

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South African youth are transforming the rail sector!

They are employed at the first of a kind – R1 billion train manufacturing facility in Dunnottar in Ekurhuleni, about 50km east of Johannesburg.

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Ramaphosa inaugurates R1bn train manufacturing facility, training centre in Nigel

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday officially opened the R1-billion, 78 ha Gibela train manufacturing facility at Dunnottar Park, in Nigel, east of Johannesburg.

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