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Full Steam Ahead For Gibela Bursaries

Train-maker Gibela is looking for eligible candidates for the 210 bursaries it is offering this year, for post-matric study in an array of engineering-related fields.

Engineering-related skills are in short supply in South Africa, and the Covid-19 pandemic has further underlined the country’s desperate need for the kind of skills required to make meaningful headway in the 21st-century job market – literacy, numeracy, problem-solving, communication, self-management and the ability to learn continuously.

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This train company is offering 210 bursaries to engineering students in South Africa – here’s how to apply

Train-maker Gibela says it is looking for eligible candidates for the 210 bursaries it is offering this year, for post-matric study in an array of engineering-related fields.

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Gibela Rail: assisting PRASA in improving the lives of commuters

RS Operations Executive at Gibela Rail, Loïc Le Gorrec, takes us through the processes he has implemented at the company, breaks down his leadership style, and gives insight into the world of train manufacturing.

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Gibela's female rigger has been breaking barriers in the industry

Gibela is revolutionising the local rail industry and enhancing passenger experience with the 600 state-of-the-art X’trapolis Mega commuter train sets it’s producing for the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) by 2029.

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Gibela confident it will deliver 600 new train sets to PRASA by 2029 deadline

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 (PRASA) by 2029, despite the impact of Covid-19, says CEO Hector Danisa.

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Local train manufacturing company investing in the sector

South Africa has been subdued by the prevailing lockdown and COVID-19 economic circumstances. However, train manufacturer Gibela has invested R6.4-billion in the country's manufacturing sector.

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Gibela has spent R6bn on local procurement since 2014

Train manufacturer Gibela has launched its first socioeconomic impact report, sharing the progress it has made in terms of economic, social and environmental initiatives from January 2014 to March this year.

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Watch: First Take - Mbalula inspects new blue trains

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula visited Piennarspoort train station in Pretoria to inspect new blue trains which will be replacing the old yellow models. Commuters also raised their concerns as he spoke about his vision for the service

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PRASA presents Alstom JV Gibela trains to Cape Town

Gibela is manufacturing a fleet of 600 trains for PRASA. Of these, Alstom’s Lapa factory in Brazil manufactured the first 18, now running in Pretoria. Gibela’s production site is located in Dunnottar, in the province of Gauteng.

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Watch: President Cyril Ramaphosa tests new trains at Cape Town Station

Cape Town - President Cyril Ramaphosa was invited to visit the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) in Cape Town where he was briefed on the company's efforts to improve commuter services and to stimulate economic activity and industrialisation through its modernisation programme.

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Gibela hands over first train to PRASA

Dunnottar – The first South African-built X’trapolis Mega commuter train by Gibela has been handed over to the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) on Friday.

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South Africa’s new dawn

This year we experienced ups and downs but we can smile knowing that we have triumphed in certain areas. There is hope.

At the beginning of this year, we launched an ambitious investment drive to raise $100 billion in new investment over the next five years.

I appointed four Presidential investment envoys, tasked with travelling across the country and around the globe to meet potential investors who will help grow our economy and create jobs.

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