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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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Gibela’s first new commuter train nearly ready to be handed over to PRASA

Gibela will soon be handing over its first completed commuter train to PRASA. A second, state-of-the-art Xtra’polis Mega commuter train is nearing completion, with a minimum of six trains scheduled to be delivered to PRASA by the end of the first quarter of 2019.

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Gibela finished building of first train, ready to hand over to PRASA

Dunnottar – Gibela is ready to hand over the newly built South African commuter train to its customer, Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) before the end of this year.

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Gibela’s first SA-built commuter train nears completion

The first new commuter train to be built in South Africa in more than 40 years is undergoing final testing at Gibela’s new R1 billion train manufacturing plant at Dunnottar in Ekurhuleni, ahead of being handed over before the end of 2018 to the customer, the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA), for Metrorail.

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South African's transport milestone

The October Transport Month (OTM) campaign has gone from strength to strength since its inaugural launch in 2005 showcasing government's unprecedented levels of improvement and success in transport infrastructure delivery, namely: road, rail, aviation and maritime.

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South African youth are transforming the rail sector!

They are employed at the first of a kind – R1 billion train manufacturing facility in Dunnottar in Ekurhuleni, about 50km east of Johannesburg.

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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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