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Numbers tell story of progress made in three years

Gibela Rail Transport Consortium (Gibela) this week celebrates its third anniversary with a list of landmark achievements that sets South Africa’s railway sector well on track to recovery after decades of languishment.

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New CEO for Gibela

Gibela Rail Transport Consortium (Gibela) has announced the appointment of Thierry Darthout as Chief Executive Officer to succeed Marc Granger.

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Our mega footprint on South Africa’s rail industrialisation

Johannesburg, South Africa: Tuesday, 13 June 2017. For Gibela, our contribution to South Africa's rail industrialisation involves the bringing together of people and processes to make products that, together, will result in the first new commuter passenger trains to be built on South African soil in more than 40 years.

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Construction of Dunnottar factory site at 50% completion

Gibela has reached the 50% completion milestone of the construction of its train manufacturing facility in Dunnottar, east of Johannesburg – exactly one year into the construction programme.

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X'Trapolis Mega officially handed over to the people of South Africa

Johannesburg, South Africa: Tuesday, 09 May 2017. The first of 600 new commuter trains for South Africa - built by Gibela Rail Transport Consortium (Gibela) - were today launched by the President of the country, Jacob Zuma, and the customer, the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA), at an inaugural ceremony held in Pretoria.

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Stakeholder engagement forum relaunched, community liaison officers appointed

Gibela Rail Transport Consortium (Gibela) has completed the first round of recruitment of full-time employees for the car body shell workshop at its new train manufacturing plant at Dunnottar in Ekurhuleni, successfully filling all 49 skilled and semi-skilled boilermaker and welder posts – as planned – with historically disadvantaged (HD) applicants from 13 local communities.

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Calm restored in Duduza; work resumes on construction of Gibela’s R1 billion train manufacturing facility

Gibela Rail Transport Consortium (Gibela) has welcomed the restoration of law and order in Duduza, Ekurhuleni today, following weeks of community unrest.

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Gibela accelerates engagement to resolve escalating Duduza unrest

Gibela Rail Transport Consortium (Gibela) is accelerating its engagement with representatives of the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality (EMM) and elected community leaders in a bid to end continuing unrest in Duduza, Ekurhuleni.

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Gibela launches massive recruitment drive for operators, artisans, trainees

Gibela Rail Transport Consortium (Gibela) has launched an extensive campaign to recruit operators and artisans for its new manufacturing facility and trainees for its new training centre, both at Dunnottar in Ekurhuleni.

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Job opportunities

Gibela is a new, exciting, empowered South African company, charged with the building of 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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Gibela: first passengers

Tuesday, 7 February 2017 was a big day for Gibela, its customer, PRASA and thousands of excited rail commuters travelling in the Koedoespoort – Rissik Corridor in Pretoria. The first of 600 new, state-of-the-art X’Trapolis Mega trains built by Gibela for PRASA carried its first passengers, paving the way for its entry into full commercial service.

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Gibela’s new home forges ahead – 500 000 injury-free hours worked

More than 500 construction workers – most of them recruited from local communities – have celebrated 500 000 injury-free hours of work on the site of train manufacturer Gibela’s new premises at Dunnottar, near Springs.

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