NEWS AND MEDIA

Media releases

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 (gibelarail@aol.com) to advertise jobs at Gibela. These are not genuine positions offered at the company.

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Gibela ready to meet its PRASA contract terms

Train-maker Gibela is confident it can meet the terms of its R51-billion contract to deliver 600 newly built train sets to the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa by 2029, says CEO Hector Danisa.

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How Gibela is helping South Africa grow

Gibela has produced 40 of the 600 new passenger trains for which it has a R59-billion contract with the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA). 

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Economic development corner

Gibela invested in the ECD initiative three years ago as part of its holistic approach to skills development. The graduates are from 60 ECD centres representing our neighbouring communities of Duduza, Tsakane and Kwa-Thema, as well as Mamelodi, which is in the precinct of our TSSSA activities.

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Production Performance

To date, since the start of production at the Dunnottar site in 2018, six trains have been built at the new plant. The delivery plan is for 20 trains for the financial year ending in March 2020 – only three have been handed over to the customer so far.

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All Systems Go

The localised production of traction motors will contribute 30% towards Gibela’s local content key performance indicator by May 2021 and by 2025, this figure will rise to 65%.

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Gibela’s Elizabeth Foli wins Accenture 2019 Rising Star Award

Elizabeth Foli, Test Engineering Manager in the Testing and Commissioning Department at Gibela’s train manufacturing plant at Dunnottar in Ekurhuleni, has been named as one of 12 Accenture Rising Stars for 2019.

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Gibela appoints new CEO

The Board of Directors of Gibela, the South African rolling stock manufacturer, is pleased to announce its appointment of Hector Danisa as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) with effect from 1 May 2019.

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Cape Town gets first glimpse of Gibela’s new trains

Gibela’s new South African-built trains were introduced to the people of Cape Town at an event held by PRASA earlier today. Two trains were unveiled by President Cyril Ramaphosa, who is already well acquainted with the train-building project – Ramaphosa inaugurated Gibela’s factory in October 2018.

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Gibela lends a helping hand

Dunnottar-based train manufacturer Gibela has contributed more than R170 000 worth of new furniture and bed linen to help make life a little more comfortable for the 31 residents of the Tsakane Old Age Home in Tsakane, Ekurhuleni.

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Rousing send-off for Gibela’s first South-African-built commuter train

Hundreds of Gibela employees gathered today to give a rousing send-off to the first South African-built X’trapolis Mega commuter train.

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Gibela’s first SA-built commuter train nears completion

The first new commuter train to be built in South Africa in more than 40 years is undergoing final testing at Gibela’s new R1 billion train manufacturing plant at Dunnottar in Ekurhuleni, ahead of being handed over before the end of 2018 to the customer, the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA), for Metrorail.

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A mega footprint on South Africa’s rail industrialisation

Gibela, the Alstom-led BEE train manufacturing joint venture, today hosted the President of South Africa, His Excellency Cyril Ramaphosa for the official opening of its flagship train manufacturing plant in Ekurhuleni, the first of its kind on the continent. This is the site where 580 modern commuter trains will be built – by South Africans for South Africa.

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