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The localised production of traction motors will contribute 30% towards Gibela’s local content key performance indicator by May 2021 and by 2025, this figure will rise to 65%.

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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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The train company rebuilding South Africa's commuter fleet

"Delayed" and "canceled," two words that infuriate and frustrate train commuters on platforms all over the world. South Africa is no exception to this, as these words regularly appear on the signal boards of the state-owned service, but that could be about to change as major investments aim to modernize the rail network.

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Gibela’s Elizabeth Foli wins Accenture 2019 Rising Star Award

Elizabeth Foli, Test Engineering Manager in the Testing and Commissioning Department at Gibela’s train manufacturing plant at Dunnottar in Ekurhuleni, has been named as one of 12 Accenture Rising Stars for 2019.

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Gibela appoints new CEO

The Board of Directors of Gibela, the South African rolling stock manufacturer, is pleased to announce its appointment of Hector Danisa as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) with effect from 1 May 2019.

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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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Cape Town gets first glimpse of Gibela’s new trains

Gibela’s new South African-built trains were introduced to the people of Cape Town at an event held by PRASA earlier today. Two trains were unveiled by President Cyril Ramaphosa, who is already well acquainted with the train-building project – Ramaphosa inaugurated Gibela’s factory in October 2018.

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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 lends a helping hand

Dunnottar-based train manufacturer Gibela has contributed more than R170 000 worth of new furniture and bed linen to help make life a little more comfortable for the 31 residents of the Tsakane Old Age Home in Tsakane, Ekurhuleni.

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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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Rousing send-off for Gibela’s first South-African-built commuter train

Hundreds of Gibela employees gathered today to give a rousing send-off to the first South African-built X’trapolis Mega commuter train.

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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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