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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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Gibela hosts info-sharing day for ‘local-local’ entrepreneurs

Dunnottar-based train manufacturer Gibela has hosted a Local Business Orientation Day, the primary objective of which was to give entrepreneurs in communities closest to the company’s factory insights into how it operates and what opportunities exist to work together.

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Gibela hosts info-sharing day for ‘local-local’ entrepreneurs (2)

Dunnottar-based train manufacturer Gibela has hosted a Local Business Orientation Day, the primary objective of which was to give entrepreneurs in communities closest to the company’s factory insights into how it operates and what opportunities exist to work together.

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Gibela launches Make A Difference campaign

Ekurhuleni-based train manufacturer Gibela has publicly renewed its commitment to Make A Difference in the communities neighbouring its Dunnottar factory at an event at Mom Sebone Secondary School in Duduza.

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Address by Thierry Darthout – Gibela CEO – at the official launch of the Make A Difference campaign at Mom Sebone Secondary School, Duduza

I wish to acknowledge the MMC of Finance in Ekurhuleni and his delegation, members of the school governing body, councillor and ward committee members.

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Gibela gears up to deliver the first of 580 new South African-built commuter trains to PRASA in 2018

As 2017 draws to a close, the new factory and training centre complex and corporate office of emerging South African commuter train manufacturer Gibela, at Dunnottar in Ekurhuleni, is nearly complete – just short of two years from the start of construction.

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Fake news alert: False information about a Gibela recruitment drive currently in circulation

Gibela wishes to distance itself from the flyers and Facebook posts that are currently circulating about the recruitment of people for a significant number of technical positions.

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Mpho Makwana takes over as Gibela’s new chairman

Gibela Rail Transport Consortium (Gibela) announced today that Mpho Makwana has taken over from Dr Xolani Humphrey Mkhwanazi as chairman of Gibela’s board of directors with effect from 1 October, 2017.

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Bursary opportunities for 2018

Gibela is a new, exciting, empowered South African company, charged with building South Africa’s new commuter trains right here in South Africa, by South Africans, over the next 10 years. In doing so, Gibela will revitalise South Africa’s once proud railway industry.

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Footprint for delivery on jobs, skills, SMME support, community development

With its R1 billion train factory at Dunnottar in Ekurhuleni now 65% complete, South African train-builder Gibela is on track to complete its first South African-made X’trapolis Mega commuter train by the end of 2018.

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Positively impacting revival of South Africa’s train-manufacturing prowess

Gibela – into its fourth year of delivery on a R51 billion contract with the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) to build 600 new commuter trains for Metrorail.

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Gibela launches enterprise development programme

Gibela has launched an enterprise development programme to help new and established businesses in South Africa’s rail sector achieve growth and create jobs.

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