Media releases


A new paradigm for South African commuter rail transport

The first of a batch of 20 X’Trapolis MEGA (metric gauge) commuter trains for the PRASA rolling stock project has arrived in South Africa from Brazil on schedule.

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Bursary opportunities for 2016

We are offering bursaries for students studying at universities, universities of technology or technical vocational education and training (TVET) institutions in 2016.

The closing date for applications is 30 November, 2015.

For more information about how to apply, click here.

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Stakeholder forum invitation

Gibela will replace South Africa’s outdated rolling stock and deliver 600 passenger trains into the South African rail network over the next 10 years.

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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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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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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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