Media releases

Gibela and PRASA well on track to deliver a successful commuter service

Gibela has been awarded a Provisional Acceptance Certificate from PRASA for its first X’Trapolis MEGA train1, paving the way for its customer, PRASA...

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Construction on track at Gibela train manufacturing complex in Dunnottar

Seven months since site mobilisation for the construction of its sprawling, R1 billion train manufacturing complex at Dunnottar, Gibela has made dramatic progress, together with its empowered partners.

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Bursary opportunities for 2017

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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Gibela gets serious about its commitment to invest in education

Gibela gave life to its commitment to local socio-economic development this week when it launched its maths, science and English Saturday classes in communities neighbouring its Dunnottar manufacturing site, currently under construction.

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Gibela celebrates Nelson Mandela’s legacy

Some 914 learners at Umnyezane Primary School, near Nigel, are walking that little bit taller from today, in new school shoes donated by Gibela employees in recognition of Mandela Day.

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Gibela makes progress towards meeting local content target

The first 32 South African suppliers to provide local content for 600 new passenger trains being built by Gibela for the Passenger Rail Authority of South Africa (PRASA) were welcomed to PRASA’s Wolmerton depot today to preview the first five X’Trapolis Mega trains to be completed.

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Trencon Black Jills JV awarded R400 million contract for the main site buildings of Gibela’s train manufacturing plant

Gibela has announced the award of the contract for the main site buildings for its factory in Dunnottar, Ekurhuleni.

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First train from new R1 billion SA factory expected in 18 months

The production of the first South African-manufactured commuter train − made up of six state-of-the-art cars – destined for the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa’s (PRASA) Metrorail network is scheduled to start in about 18 months’ time at a new R1 billion factory at Dunnottar in Ekurhuleni, Gauteng.

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Gibela awards tender for Phase One of the works at the Dunnottar factory

Gibela is set to begin preparing the site selected for its Dunnottar train manufacturing facility in Ekurhuleni.

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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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